11,000 US soldiers dead from DU poisoning

2005-02-22

Richard Moore

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From: Jim Macgregor
Date: Sat, 19 Feb 2005 11:35:57 EST
Subject: Fwd: Scandal Over Depleted Uranium
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Subject: Scandal Over Depleted Uranium

Heads roll at Veterans Administration
Mushrooming depleted uranium (DU) scandal blamed

by Bob Nichols
Project Censored Award Winner
2/2/05 S.F. Bay View

http://www.sfbayview.com/012605/headsroll012605.shtml

Considering the tons of depleted uranium used by the U.S.,
the Iraq war can truly be called a nuclear war.

Preventive Psychiatry E-Newsletter charged Monday that the
reason Veterans Affairs Secretary Anthony Principi stepped
down earlier this month was the growing scandal surrounding
the use of uranium munitions in the Iraq War.

Writing in Preventive Psychiatry E-Newsletter No. 169,
Arthur N. Bernklau, executive director of Veterans for
Constitutional Law in New York, stated, "The real reason for
Mr. Principi's departure was really never given, however a
special report published by eminent scientist Leuren Moret
naming depleted uranium as the definitive cause of the 'Gulf
War Syndrome' has fed a growing scandal about the continued
use of uranium munitions by the US Military."

Bernklau continued, "This malady (from uranium munitions),
that thousands of our military have suffered and died from,
has finally been identified as the cause of this sickness,
eliminating the guessing. The terrible truth is now being
revealed."

He added, "Out of the 580,400 soldiers who served in GW1
(the first Gulf War), of them, 11,000 are now dead! By the
year 2000, there were 325,000 on Permanent Medical
Disability. This astounding number of 'Disabled Vets' means
that a decade later, 56% of those soldiers who served have
some form of permanent medical problems!" The disability
rate for the wars of the last century was 5 percent; it was
higher, 10 percent, in Viet Nam.

"The VA Secretary (Principi) was aware of this fact as far
back as 2000," wrote Bernklau. "He, and the Bush
administration have been hiding these facts, but now, thanks
to Moret's report, (it) ... is far too big to hide or to
cover up!"

"Terry Jamison, Public Affairs Specialist, Office of the
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs, Department of
Veterans Affairs, at the VA Central Office, recently
reported that 'Gulf Era Veterans' now on medical disability,
since 1991, number 518,739 Veterans," said Berklau.

"The long-term effects have revealed that DU (uranium oxide)
is a virtual death sentence," stated Berklau. "Marion Fulk,
a nuclear physical chemist, who retired from the Lawrence
Livermore Nuclear Weapons Lab, and was also involved with
the Manhattan Project, interprets the new and rapid
malignancies in the soldiers (from the 2003 Iraq War) as
'spectacular -- and a matter of concern!'"

When asked if the main purpose of using DU was for
"destroying things and killing people," Fulk was more
specific: "I would say it is the perfect weapon for killing
lots of people!"

Principi could not be reached for comment prior to deadline.

References

1. Depleted uranium: Dirty bombs, dirty missiles, dirty
bullets: A death sentence here and abroad" by Leuren Moret,
http://www.sfbayview.com/081804/Depleteduranium081804.shtml.

2. Veterans for Constitutional Law, 112 Jefferson Ave., Port
Jefferson NY 11777, Arthur N. Bernklau, executive director,
(516) 474-4261, fax 516-474-1968.

3. Preventive Psychiatry E-Newsletter. Email Gary Kohls,
•••@••.•••, with Subscribe" in the subject line.

Email Bob Nichols at •••@••.•••.
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