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    11,000 US soldiers dead from DU poisoning Bob Nichols, www.globalresearch.ca February 2005 www.uruknet.info/?p=10022 11,000 US soldiers dead from DU poisoning
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      11,000 US soldiers dead from DU poisoning
      Bob Nichols, www.globalresearch.ca
      February 2005

      11,000 US soldiers dead from DU poisoning

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

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


      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 administra11,ooo US
      soldiers dead from DU.ems tion 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.


      1. Depleted uranium: Dirty bombs, dirty missiles, dirty bullets: A
      death sentence here and abroad" by Leuren Moret,

      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,
      gkohls @ cpinternet.com, with Subscribe" in the subject line.

      Email Bob Nichols at bobnichols @ cox.net. --



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