Asia by DU, Africa by AIDS
- 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
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
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
blisters Hiroshima was a hell where those who somehow survived envied
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
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:
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
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
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
Asia by DU, Africa by AIDS, and we can add South America by hunger and
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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