Last edited by Horhey; Mar 23 2012 at 07:17 AM.
This is crap. The uranium stories, that is.
First, the US doesn't use DU in bombs, so stories of "bombing" are nonsense. The US only used it in cannons. The A-10 30mm cannon, the Cobra Gunship cannon, the Bradley AFV cannon, the Abrams tank 120mm cannon. It's for armor piercing weapons, used against armored vehicles. No one has ever bombed cities with DU weapons. Given the lack of armored vehicles used by the enemy in Afghanistan, there's been little DU used there.
Now, if you ran across a tank that had been destroyed by a DU shell, staying away would be a good idea. There could be enough dust inside it to make for a breathing hazard. Otherwise? Negligable. Scary pictures of deformed babies don't change the fact that after one good rain, any loose DU washes into the soil and sits there inertly.
I bring up Fernald, OH, where ten of thousands of pounds of uranium dust went up the smokestack of the processing plant, and rained down on the surrounding area. The CDC closely tracks the population there. They've found pretty much no health effects. There might be a small cancer increase, but it's small enough that it might be statistical noise. If DU was such a killer, Fernald should have been totally wiped out by cancer. Given that it hasn't, it's clear the "DU is the worst poison evah!" stories are bunk.
Lots of gory pics without a shred of proof that U.S. munitions caused the birth defects. Birth defects happen in every Country and you have failed to provide any proof to link the children in the pics with Uranium Munitions.
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