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    Today is Nagasaki Day, a time for reflection on weapons of mass destruction, genocide, and man s inhumanity to man. Asia by DU, Africa by AIDS By Hamid Golpira
    Message 1 of 1 , Aug 13, 2007
      Today is Nagasaki Day, a time for reflection on weapons of mass
      destruction, genocide, and man's inhumanity to man.


      Asia by DU, Africa by AIDS
      By Hamid Golpira
      August 9, 2007
      http://62.193.18.228/Index_view.asp?code=150070%20


      This is the 62nd anniversary of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki, which
      will be holding a solemn ceremony in memory of the victims of that
      tragedy and to encourage people to work for world peace and nuclear
      disarmament. Similar ceremonies were held on August 6 in Hiroshima and
      other places to mark the anniversary of the first nuclear attack on a
      city.

      In the Hiroshima Peace Declaration 2007, describing the scene of the
      parachute descending with the atomic bomb that destroyed his city 62
      years ago, Mayor Tadatoshi Akiba said: "The eyes of young girls
      watching the parachute were melted. Their faces became giant charred
      blistersÂ… Hiroshima was a hell where those who somehow survived envied
      the dead."

      Elsewhere in his speech, he said: "To ensure that `no one else ever
      suffers as we did,' the hibakusha (atomic bombing survivors) have
      continuously spoken of experiences they would rather forget, and we
      must never forget their accomplishments in preventing a third use of
      nuclear weapons."

      Truly it is a great accomplishment that the hibakusha have prevented a
      third use of nuclear weapons.

      However, another type of radiological weapon, depleted uranium, has
      been used by the U.S. military in Iraq, Bosnia, Serbia, Kosovo, and
      Afghanistan. There is also some evidence that Israel used depleted
      uranium munitions in Lebanon during the 2006 war.

      DU causes genetic damage, birth defects, cancer, immune system damage,
      and other serious health problems and is probably the cause of Persian
      Gulf War Syndrome.

      Physicians in Iraq have documented a threefold increase in childhood
      cancers and a fivefold increase in birth defects since the U.S.
      military first used DU weapons in southern Iraq in 1991.

      To see horrible pictures of babies deformed as a result of genetic
      damage caused by depleted uranium weapons, go to these sites:
      http://www.uksociety.org/us_crimes_against-humanit y_1.htm,
      http://wake-up-america.net/depleted_uranium.htm,
      http://bitterfact.tripod.com/iraq/iraq_babies.html ,
      http://sundaymag.ca/index.php?id=64,
      http://www.rense.com/general35/perp.htm, and
      http://images.google.com/images?um=1&tab=wi&am p;amp;hl=en&q=du%20babies.

      The use of depleted uranium weapons is a genocidal act that is part of
      a global depopulation program.

      According to some scientists, large areas of Iraq, Afghanistan, Iran,
      northern Pakistan, northern India, and Central Asia could become
      depopulated as a result of contamination caused by depleted uranium
      dust carried by the wind.

      Other scientists say that only the areas attacked with DU weapons will
      become depopulated.

      However, it appears that the U.S. military has contingency plans to
      attack other countries in the region. Perhaps these plans were drawn
      up to complete the devastation.

      Meanwhile, Africa is being decimated by the HIV/AIDS epidemic. In
      several African countries, over 10 percent of the population is HIV
      positive.

      In three articles published in the International Journal of STD and
      AIDS in 2002 and 2003, an international team of scientists led by Dr.
      David Gisselquist said that more than half the cases of AIDS in Africa
      before 1988 were due to unsterilized syringes and other medical
      exposures to contaminated blood and only about 30 percent of cases,
      not the 90 percent claimed, were sexually transmitted.

      Even now, in many places in Africa, especially rural areas, syringes
      are still being reused.

      So, why is the World Health Organization not providing enough syringes
      to Africa, and why are the rich countries not funding such a project?

      This is either complete incompetence or indifference or a deliberate act.

      Many activists say there is a policy of deliberate neglect of the
      HIV/AIDS epidemic in Africa that is part of a program to depopulate
      the continent.

      Asia by DU, Africa by AIDS, and we can add South America by hunger and
      poverty.

      If this is not a world depopulation program, what is it?

      At the end of the Hiroshima Peace Declaration 2007, Mayor Akiba said:
      "Let us pledge here and now to take all actions required to bequeath
      to future generations a nuclear-weapon-free world."

      But, in light of the depleted uranium assault on Asia and the neglect
      of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Africa, we should do more.

      Let us also pledge here and now to take all actions required to
      bequeath to future generations a genocide-free world.

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