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US Government Doesnt Care about its Soldiers

The US militery is still using delpleted uranium weapons and exposing its troops and the cilvilian population that lives in the areas its used to radiation and its devastating effects. And its not a conspericy, the facts are there.

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by fuz

submitted August 3rd 2006

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425,000 is kind of a big number to say "become ill OR have died"
11 years ago
Keep in mind it's not just the EVIL AMERICANS who use those weapons.
11 years ago
This is a bunch of crap. DU (depleted uranium) ordnance and armour have no effects. We have been using it for a long time before Desert Storm and there were no problems. US Navy used DU rounds for a long time and there were no problems. Conspiracy theory, thats all it is.
11 years ago
Do any of these fucktards even KNOW what DU is? Sure, it is radioactive but so is the air, the soil and the water in the ocean. DU is primarliy U-238 which, with a half life greater than 4 billion years, is not going to decay enough to do any real damage, ESPECIALLY to 425, 000 people in a 10 year period. Whose ass did they pull that number from anyway???

What was up with the deformed babies? Oh! I know- Scare the ignorant so they will hate DU too. "It kills babies and so we hate it... and yet abortion also kills babies but we love that." You do the math.

Biggest crock of shit since they started to put shit in crocks.

11 years ago
MBI- actually, I think that the US is the only country using DU in a battelfield- but only because China, Russia (and the Stans), the UK and Germany are not in a wartime footing. When their balloons go up, you better believe the DU will fly.
11 years ago
I used to go to school with this kid whose dad was a marine in Vietnam and his dad got sprayed with agent orange and the kid was born with no arms.

Shit happens but that's war.

Friends don't let friends vote republican.
11 years ago
Yeah... So I watched that entire thing and I didn't hear or a see a single "Fact". All I heard was unsupported accusations and all I saw were deformed babies.
11 years ago
I meant if you google this topic you will find all the relavent facts. We are talking about radioactive waste being used in ammo, look the shit up before you start shouting conspericy, this isnt chemtrails. I dont know there seems to be alot of evidence supporting it.
Sure there seems to be links to cancer from masts and power lines for fucksake , breathing in uranium dust and the even more toxic gas thats released when the munition goes off have has to do something. The increased birth defects cancer rates and low sperm counts seem to point at DU.
11 years ago
I think most Muchosucko users talk(type) before thinking. If they tried it the other way around, I wonder if this website will lose its luster.
11 years ago
There are several lies in this video. DU rounds aren't illegal to use as the video claims them to be. The WHO has done pretty extensive research on DU, interesting read. To bad their findings differ from the video. This biggest danger with DU (As with pretty much all heavy metals) is that it's chemically toxic, not so much a radiation hazard.
11 years ago
I have radiation poisoning, in my gaping anus!...Won't somebody please help me?
11 years ago
@ monkeyfuck - you're probablty correct. However I know my country and some of the powerful people in it LOVE to make money by selling weapons to others.
I have no doubt that any weapon you see the U.S use in combat is being sold to other nations.

Bill Hicks said it best... (in the voice of G.Bush the 1st) "The world is a dangerous place..." (in hicks voice) "No shit mother fucker! Stop arming everybody!"
11 years ago
Whatever, it seems to be having adverse affects on people and the internatiol community is seriously considering banning it, thats all really.
Out of intrest what would you call extensive research, thrawling through scientific papers of reaserch into the effects of DU or reading wikipida ?
11 years ago
The danger from DU come from the dust and residue created by a round impacting an armored surface. Locals come out to the bombed out carcasses of these armored vehicles and pick them apart for scrap.....bad on them....stay away from bombed out tanks. I worked with DU in the military. The only safety precaution we had to follow was wearing leather gloves when handling DU ammo.....we were told that we could get heavy metal poisoning.....Don't chew on DU. Anyways, we (the US) is replacing all our DU ammo with Tungsten anyways.
11 years ago
further more... DU is awesome, tungsten is even better, and american government could careless about their soldiers, only thing they dont fuck around with when it comes to the soldiers is their mail and their money.
11 years ago
They have used DU in artillery since at least Vietnam, they use it because it is so heavy. It isn't harmful at all and if almost half a million soldiers became ill, this would've been all over the news, not some bullshit internet conspiracy site.
11 years ago
The blurred out guy sounded cool.
11 years ago
Hm funny. My friend was in Iraq since like the beginning of the invasion and he never once complained of any of the symptoms they're describing. He's never mentioned any friends or anything with those symptoms either.
11 years ago
My best friend's brother drove a tank in the Army during Derert Storm. The DU rounds he carried in his tank didn't make anyone sick (except maybe the Iraqi tankers who got a DU round up the ass).

There it is...as long as you don't stick depleted uranium up your ass, you're fine. It releases fewer rads than you normally get by pointing a police radar gun at yourself, or standing too close to an old russian microwave oven.

This conspiracy is yet another bogus attempt to use the internet to convince the otherwise uneducated iPod generation that the government is always up to something. Put down the bong for a few minutes and think about how ridiculous this is.

It's like someone else said. If you think that the major news networks would ignore a story like this, you're retarded.
11 years ago
Gulf War Syndrome must not be real. We do not hear about it on fox news.
11 years ago
Quote Monkeyfuck:

MBI- actually, I think that the US is the only country using DU in a battelfield- but only because China, Russia (and the Stans), the UK and Germany are not in a wartime footing. When their balloons go up, you better believe the DU will fly.

Germany, France and England ARENT using this weapons anymore, because its proofed that theyre causing cancer, disabled babies etc. That was straight after Gulf1. So its now up on you, but with youre gouvernment u will breath in uraium until theres no america left. And still, you make discussions about that, and youre gouvernment lies, and lies and lies. the world keeps loughing at america, because the ppl are fooled over years and years. Ask in Europe what the ppl think about you americans. they say ur marionettes, puppies, blindly following the "rules". what ever, go on!
11 years ago
quote fuz

I meant if you google this topic you will find all the relavent facts. We are talking about radioactive waste being used in ammo, look the shit up before you start shouting conspericy, this isnt chemtrails.

thats true, thats what i meant, the government hides the facts. over here in europe everyone thinks 911 was a conspiracy, no one believes bush and the so called "facts". do you?
11 years ago
"we did not know we were using depleted U" - BULLSHIT (they tell you this in training)

"We got sick immediatley" - BULLSHIT (only if you were holding powerful Uranium)

Deformed Babies and fetuses - Had NOTHING to do with DU

"DU is nuclear waste" BULLSHIT - the uranium does NOT come from spent rods

Caskets coming out from planes - Those soldiers were NOT killed by using DU


Somebody call Penn & Teller
11 years ago
Short answer is that depleted uranium munitions do not fall under any international treaty. Short explanation is that they're in the grey area of not being designed to intentionally poison the enemy, rather their purpose is of a conventional munition.

From what I understood, back in the 90s it was reported that directly handling depleted uranium munitions for half an hour was akin to having an x-ray at your local hospital.

Being on the receiving end when it kicks up all that shit and debris into the air might be another thing but at that point there's a lot of other hazardous stuff flying around anyway.

Some people seriously piss themselves too easily when they hear the word uranium and just think it's the obvious explanation forgetting it's easily the most occuring element on this planet. While I wouldn't exactly recommened dancing around a barrel of yellow cake, you're hardly going to break out in convulsions and drool profusely in an instant.
11 years ago
wow, and there you have it. Jesus, you can replace every utterence of DU in that video with anything and make it a huge ordeal. Hate Tobasco sauce? Hate old people? Hate chap stick? Just insert where aplicable.

on another note, does anyone know where i could get a great copy of the first Master of Orion? I need that game...
11 years ago
^ i sat on a copy, take it out of my ass.
11 years ago
Master of Orion was awesome!!!!!!!!! MOO2 was even better. I see if I still have a copy.
11 years ago
Hey, envy...

European opinion means nothing to us Americans. You, of all people, should know that by now. We saved all of your asses from having to speak German or Russian on more than one occasion, and all we get from you homos is "we hate you snotty Americans, always trying to rule the world."

Well, you know what...maybe we should. One day, when all you inbred pasty-skinned, big-eared, crooked-toothed, wine drinking homos over there die from bubonic plague, because none of you have a bathtub to wash your smelly asses in, then we'll sweep in and take your precious Europe. We'll knock down all of your poorly built shit-houses and build real roads that can support real cars.

Get bent, homo. America is just better than you. You're jealous.
11 years ago
^ Please don't let it be a competition of "you'd be speaking...", From what I remember the British formally surrendered to the French during the American War of Independence who were using German mercernaries (the British I mean).
11 years ago
I've done a fair amount of study on this subject and it's crazy to be messing with this shit.....let me just say that just because you haven't heard about it or because "it wasn't in the news" doesn't mean shit..........back in the Vietnam days, the government denied there was even Agent Orange....when finally it was proven, they then insisted there were no side effects at all..........after 20 years they finally admitted that the shit was very nasty and they have paid out billions to health care........notice we don't us it anymore.......

All I'm saying is to check it out before you decide its all BS.......BTW the DOD has a website and in May (I think) 2003 they did a briefing on DU and you can get it on the site along with the slide charts......they show that the US has used Du for the last 15 years to the tune of about 800 tons........380 in Iraq and Afghanistan...we also used it in Kosovo..........Uranium is all around us in the ground and all. But DU is made from the enrichment process and is nuclear waste with a 4 billion year half-life......if you are careful and are merely handling DU shells with gloves you might even be OK, but the nasty part of it is when the DU is expolded and forms Depleted Uranium Oxide.......DU basically vaporizes at the tempuatures created when the DU shells explode........this fine mist is then carried on the wind all over the region and has even beed detected as far away as England......in the Oxide form, it enters the body through the lungs and through the digestive systme as livestock eat it and we eat the livestock........and it is through this method that it changes DNA and creates birth defects.......all my links are on my other computer, but its interesting to note that in the US towns were DU weapons are made that the towns people are suing the government for high cancer rates and other problems and the wastes from making DU munitions enter the water supply in the local areas.....
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11 years ago
Not to say it isn't worth removing another airborne pollutant but do you realise how much shit floats around in the air day on day already that can cause birth defects too? I'd suggest there are already bigger targets to aim for if it's all about the breathing in contaminants which damage future generations argument.
11 years ago
cotb,

What the hell does the British surrenduring to the French have to do with anything? So, the French don't like the British either. Big fucking surprise.

brentsongs,

Yeah...Vietnam was way before cable TV and the hundreds of news networks all competing to see who can embarrass the US government first. If this were a story, it would have been reported somewhere other than the retarded internet. If you see it here, before you see it everywhere else...it's probably either bullshit or porn.
11 years ago
Just the fact that the person falling for this crap doesn't even know how to spell the word "conspiracy" proves that they are a moron.
11 years ago
Badassmofo, iam surrounded by youre facts, urgh. Yesterday, my mum and i, loughed alot about u. She visited US 2 years ago and met an about 50 year old white man at a store. he asked her where shes from and she said europe. he didnt even know what europe is haha. when you enter school over here, u HAVE to know all continents, thats at the age of 5 or 6 (depending). u didnt know it at the age of 50. so, homo, we just keep on loughing over her, sell our cars to you asses, and when u want us to fight with you, we say no and lough again about the dilemmas like irak f.e. ;)
11 years ago
http://www.robert-fisk.com/depleted_uranium_links.htm
11 years ago
^^ Did it ever occur to you that you come across as ignorant as the people you accuse of being such? But please, don't stop, it's very amusing.
11 years ago
LOL those pictures of the babies. There are a lot of pictures of babies like that. It's nick-named the slug disease or something like that. They're born with it and don't live very long. No eyes... just seemed to be bubbling out around the eyes and mouth. Don't rememer what it was called exactly.

And those interviews looked so fake. Okay acting, though.
11 years ago
OMFG a spelling mistake i must be stupid. And some guy didnt suddenly come up with the idea on the net, there is plenty of studys done by people with actual phd's and similar qualifications who say it alters DNA wether its by radiation or toxicifcation or both combined.
11 years ago
Yes, you are indeed stupid. If you can't even spell correctly, it becomes easily apparent as to why you are so easily fooled by bullshit internet propaganda. You have what, an 8th grade education? You must have dropped out of school before they got to the part about teaching common sense.

If there are studies performed onthis subject, then why is it not published somewhere other than the retarded internet, fool?
11 years ago
It comes appernt your a gobshite , please realisee the US has rid itself of alot of its urainum as weapon grade material (nuclear waste)
11 years ago
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