Now that the horrors of Depleted Uranium are being revealed to the world, we can expect for apologists to begin moving into the next phase of damage control within the coming months. It will likely be claimed that the depopulation of much of the Middle East was an unfortunate result of the DU that the Pentagon used because it was not aware of the health effects it would have.
This article is meant to demonstrate why this is not the case. The radioactive waste is intentionally used to depopulate and economically cripple the nations that the United States government declared war on. A declassified memorandum from 1943 explains how radioactive material can be used as a gas warfare instrument.1 It mentions that:
As a gas warfare instrument the material would be ground into particles of microscopic size to form dust and smoke and distributed by a ground-fired projectile, land vehicles, or aerial bombs. In this form it would be inhaled by personnel. The amount necessary to cause death to a person inhaling the material is extremely small. It has been estimated that one millionth of a gram accumulating in a person's body would be fatal. There are no known methods of treatment for such a casualtyOf course, Depleted Uranium fits this description. According to the Pentagon, upon hitting it's target, 70% of the Uranium vaporizes2, and turns into microscopic particles that enter it's victims body. More that 50% of Depleted Uranium particles found in veterans are smaller than 1.5 Î¼m.3
Another document, from 1948, shows that the plan evolved, and began resembling what we now know as Depleted Uranium.4 The United States began looking for ways to weaponize radioactive material. It's top priorities were: • 1 — Weapons to contaminate "populated or otherwise critical areas for long periods of time."
• 2 — Munitions combining high explosives with radioactive material "to accomplish physical damage and radioactive contamination simultaneously."
• 3 — Air and-or surface weapons that would spread contamination across an area to be evacuated, thereby rendering it unusable by enemy forces.
Again, Depleted Uranium fits the bill. Depleted Uranium is combined with high explosives, causing the radioactive waste to turn into microscopic dust that contaminates an entire area. It can do this for long periods of time.
A final point needs to be made, that the United States does not solely use Depleted Uranium, the least radioactive of the various types of nuclear waste out there. Depleted Uranium has to be distinguished from other forms of nuclear waste, that contain artificial isotopes, produced in nuclear reactors. These products are even more dangerous because they have shorter half-lives and are thus more radioactive than Depleted Uranium. It appears that the United States only claims it uses "Depleted" Uranium as a cover for the various types of radioactive materials it actually uses in it's munition. The United Nations has found Uranium-236, an artificial isotope of Uranium that does not occur naturally, at sites targeted by NATO in Kosovo.5 This means that what was used was actually the waste-product from a nuclear reactor. There is no reason for the United States to resolve to using recycled uranium besides Depleted Uranium. This is not a case of the US resorting to using reprocessed nuclear waste because depleted uranium is becoming scarce. The United States currently stores 480.000 tons of Depleted Uranium.6
Other elements that are found in "Depleted Uranium" include plutonium, neptunium and americium.7 The fact that the United States choses to use even more dangerous forms of nuclear waste than it has to, proves the fact that it lied about the true purpose of Depleted Uranium. The idea that Depleted Uranium is used for it's high density, and self-sharpening properties is simply a cover for it's true function as an instrument of genocide.