The Statistics of War

16 08 2006

Here’san interesting article about the use of depleted uranium in war and its devastation of those who use it.

The American Free Press dropped its own “dirty bomb” on the Pentagon by reporting that eight out of 20 men who served in one unit in the 2003 U.S. military offensive in Iraq now have malignancies. That means that 40 percent of the soldiers in that unit have developed malignancies in just 16 months.

And this isn’t a new problem –

In a group of 251 soldiers from a study group in Mississippi who had all had normal babies before the Gulf War, 67 percent of their post-war babies were born with severe birth defects. They were born with missing legs, arms, organs or eyes or had immune system and blood diseases. In some veterans’ families now, the only normal or healthy members of the family are the children born before the war.

Hell – we don’t need insurgents to kill our soldiers – looks like we’re doing just fine in that department.

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