Uranium on Libya?

As the world continues to observe the situation in Japan's Fukushima plant in great detail, few people know that in today's bombing of Libya by NATO troops, led by the United States, the attackers are using depleted uranium bombs capable of emitting radiation for a long time and contaminating the area where they explode.

This material is a by-product of uranium and the word "depleted" by no means is equivalent to harmless, but on the contrary, its potential harm to human health is very high and permanent.

The "geniuses" dedicated to the manufacturing of devices say it is effective due to its high density, which superior to lead, has the ability to break through the armor of tanks, the walls of the shelters or military or civilian buildings when it coats the tip of the bombs or missiles.

When the explosion occurs, it generates an intense heat of about 10,000 degrees Celsius and the depleted uranium is then transformed into a toxic gas content that can be carried by wind over long distances. Once inhaled, these lethal particles remain inside the body and can cause different types of cancer, immunological, kidney, neurological and skin disorders.

An example of the damage caused by these weapons, which are erroneously not included in the nuclear classification, are present in the Iraqi city of Fallujah, where the cases of pediatric cancer diseases and the number of children born with genetic malformations have increased since the U.S. bombing began.

For those who can easily get confused by the misleading name of this material, it should be noted that depleted uranium maintains 60% of the natural radioactivity, more than half, and from the technical point of view, its consequences are similar.

According to the final declaration of the International Conference on Depleted Uranium, held in Gijón, Spain, in November 2000, the U.S. has nearly 50 years manufacturing ammunition coated with this item and accumulates half a million tonnes in its deposits.

To ease the storage costs, the Pentagon and the Energy Department deliver it free to arms manufacturers. The document adds that this radioactive element has an active average life of 4 billion and a half years, so they are weapons that continue to kill people for thousands of generations.

This is precisely the "humanitarian mission" that the governments of the United States, Britain and France pushed and unleashed against the Libyan people.

It matters little, in fact, if the leader Muammar Al Gaddafi stays or leaves power as a result of the bombing.

The Libyan soil is being planted with highly dangerous radioactive materials and no one can claim ignorance on the topic.

The U.S. army itself literally wrote in a report in 1995 that "…If Depleted Uranium enters the body it has the potential to cause serious medical consequences along with chemical and radiological risks." You decide then, listening friends, who is the main threat to the Libyan people, Qaddafi, or NATO?

[Source: Radio Havana Cuba, 29Mar11]

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