Hundreds died of cancer after DU bombing

Originally sent to our e-list on January 14, 2001:

In view of the reportedly teeming lines of Americans waiting to enlist in the cause of 'getting even' with the to-date-unknown terrorists, this article should be forwarded to friends and families who have bought in to the intensive and relentless media mind control of the NETwork news stations. I pray that the LIGHT of TRUTH will dawn in the minds of our besotted brothers and sisters across this country, and around the world.

It is indeed the rich man's war and the poor man's battle. Always has been and is now. This isn't 'America's New War', as CNN has been hawking. It is meant to be the final war - WWIII - necessary to bring in the plan for World Dominion... a war against Americans brought to us by the puppet leaders of the U.S. Government, Inc. For according to the plan, the U.S. must be destroyed, and Americans must be brought to their knees that the planned evil might reign supreme.

As our economy fails; as our children become ever more indoctrinated and ever less educated in government schools; as the trade deficit with the increasingly powerful Chinese Communist regime soars to ever new heights while U.S. soldiers are sent around the world leaving our American states defenseless, evidence mounts: the plan for World Dominion is moving right along.

America is being destroyed. Americans are unknowingly working with the enemy inside our gates, while trusting men and women (boys and girls) go off to war -- any war, anywhere -- to kill and die in defense of the World Order.

-- Jackie

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Hundreds died of cancer after DU bombing

ABC News, 1/13/01

BELGRADE, Jan 13, 2001 (Reuters) - A Yugoslav pathologist said on Saturday about 400 Bosnian Serbs from an area bombarded by NATO with depleted uranium shells in 1994 later died of various forms of cancer.

Doctor Zoran Stankovic, head of the Department of Forensic Medicine of the Yugoslav Military-Medical Academy in Belgrade, linked the deaths -- which totalled about 10 percent of the community -- to radioactive weapons.

Some of the victims had worn flak jackets made from shells with depleted uranium (DU), he told Reuters in an interview.

Stankovic, who performed some 4,000 autopsies, said.

"Four hundred people died of various forms of cancer in the past five years. They were part of a community of some 4,000 Serbs from Hadzici (near Sarajevo) who moved to Bratunac north-east of Sarajevo. The death pattern was easy to follow in an isolated population, particularly with an increased occurrence of malignant diseases and deaths,"

Many of the Serbs from Hadzici had worked in a factory repairing tanks and armoured vehicles that was heavily bombed by NATO in 1994.  At the time, DU shells found on the ground were recycled and used to produce flack jackets. "Some of these Serbs wore the jackets and died," Stankovic said.

He said no organised multi-disciplinary study had been launched to establish links between DU and health hazards. But he said he strongly felt the link existed.


He was commenting on reports by experts from some Western countries that denied any link between radioactive weaponry and cancers after a renewed DU scare swept many European states whose soldiers serve in Kosovo, where NATO fired thousands of missiles containing the radioactive substance.

"If it is so harmless as some people say, I would like them to collect all the remainders of the DU shells, take them to a nice house somewhere in Brussels, store the shells in the cellar and have their children playing in the house," Stankovic said.

Cases of cancer have been reported among Italian, Belgian, French, Dutch, Spanish and Portuguese soldiers who served a peacekeepers in Bosnia and Kosovo.

NATO faces a potential split over the long-lasting health impact of using the armour-piercing depleted uranium shells which critics blame for cancer among the troops.

Britain, NATO and the United States insist there is no evidence of a link between DU weapons and cases of leukemia among Italian soldiers.  But Italy has demanded a probe into the deaths of at least seven of its soldiers from leukemia after duty in Bosnia and Kosovo.

Stankovic said DU munitions were inflicting physical and thermal damage on human beings, while exposure to their ionising radiation was seen as affecting bone marrow and the reproductive tract and causing congenital anomalies. Particles from DU explosions were contaminating the soil and underground waters, posing threat to plants and animals, he added.


"The Americans have studied effects of the Gulf war on their soldiers. Their study showed that 76 percent of their descendants were born with physical anomalies. Some were born with six fingers, some without an arm or a leg," he said. Stankovic said the United Nations had to organise a study of possible links between DU weapons and health hazards, as the world organisation was directly responsible for the use of the depleted uranium weapons. But the study should take time because an illness takes time to develop, he said.

"NATO will have to finance the research. NATO will have to pay for regular medical screening of the local population. If we want to help the people, they must be screened every six months. NATO must also send its experts to collect the leftover DU shells, because we don"t need them," Stankovic said.

NATO says it had fired 31,000 shells containing DU during its 1999 three-month bombing of Yugoslavia to halt Belgrade"s repression in Kosovo. Most hit Kosovo, southern Serbia and Montenegro.  The Yugoslav Army has so far reported no cases of cancer among its members who served in Kosovo during the air strikes.  It says screening of 1,000 soldiers had negative results. But Stankovic said the 1,000 soldiers represented less than one percent of some 150,000 troops deployed in Kosovo.

He also said he had received reports of two cases of eyeball cancers. "These two soldiers had served in the area where thousands of shells fell. My question to international medical experts is how does the surface of the eye-ball reacts when exposed to the DU dust and does the dust causes the cancer."

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Introduction by Jackie Patru
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Watch out for this school note: Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
It is a wide and deep river of paper, and in the currents it would be easy to miss the school notification required under Sec. 9528 of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. Think of this notification as the dangerous undertow in the river of paper from your local schools. It is the one required under the "Armed Forces Recruiter Access to Students" section of the "No Child" law.

We have assembled the items below into two categories. Those that are now a part of human history, and those incidents that fathers, mothers, sons, daughers, brothers, and sisters are currently living. Our purpose is to compare the abuses of our men and women in uniform from the past, to the present day reality that nothing has changed.

Think long and hard about whether to send your children off to war. For whom, and what purpose, will you allow your children to spill their blood?

Throughout History

An unblinking look — in words and images — at the reality of warefare. From an excellent website called the Memory Hole.

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The Guardian — "The US has admitted that it deliberately sprayed nerve gas on its sailors in the 1960s as part of a series of tests... The Pentagon started releasing the previously classified information... after being pushed by a Democrat congressman from California, Mike Thompson. [who said] "We now know that our military personnel were exposed to Sarin gas and VX nerve agent, which are both lethal, and other agents that are known carcinogens."

Hundreds Died of Cancer After DU Bombing
ABC News — "Cases of cancer have been reported among Italian, Belgian, French, Dutch, Spanish and Portuguese soldiers who served a peacekeepers in Bosnia and Kosovo... Some of the victims had worn flak jackets made from shells with depleted uranium (DU), he told Reuters in an interview."

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Refusal To Investigate Israel's 1967 Attack on USS Liberty
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Female Sergeant Dead From Anthrax Shot
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Korean "Police Action" - American Soldiers Betrayed
From our How Wars Are Made section
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It continues today

Pentagon Eyes Mass Graves (for U.S. Soldiers)
From our Iraq section.
Denver Post:
"The bodies of U.S. soldiers killed by chemical or biological weapons in Iraq or future wars may be bulldozed into mass graves and burned to save the lives of surviving troops, under an option being considered by the Pentagon."

Talk of War No Deterrent for Some Looking to Military
NY Times — "Mr. Moran's former school friends also had something else to say in light of the military buildup in the Middle East: They said, "'Oh yeah, you're going to go die over there,' " he recalled. "But I was going to die over here, too, So it doesn't really matter. As a teenager, it's more of a risk to be in the streets."

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USA Today — "The United States is rapidly increasing its military ties with nations large and small, thanks to the war on terrorism. . . "Overall, the American military global presence is more pervasive today than at any point in American history,": John Pike, military analyst in Washington. . . A recent Pentagon paper identifies vital American security interests in almost every part of the globe, with the notable exception of Africa.

Soldier Sues Military Over Extended Service Order
"This lawsuit seeks to stop the forced retention of men and women who have fulfilled their service obligations. When their period of enlistment ends, they should be entitled to return to their families", said attorney Michael Sorgen. The "stop loss'' order means soldiers who otherwise could leave when their commitments expire will be compelled to remain until the end of a year-long overseas deployment and up to another 90 days after returning to their home base.

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Go ahead, guys and gals, sign up! Join the U.S. Army, Navy, Marines, or Air Force. Join the National Guard so you can be sent to Europe to disarm the Bosnians. Become an Iraqi 'Liberator', so you can kill and die for the New World Order.

Unfit Soldiers Returned to War
Guardian, UK
"A stretched Pentagon is sending unfit soldiers back to Iraq long before they are ready to serve again. Soldiers went to war with chronic illnesses such as coronary disease, mental illness, arthritis, diabetes and the nervous condition, Tourette's syndrome, or after undergoing recent surgery."

Soldier Suicides in Iraq Increase
Associated Press
"A U.S. commander warned troops Thursday to watch their friends because suicides are on the rise."

Army to Recall Former Military Members
From our Iraq section
"The Army is preparing to notify about 5,600 retired and discharged soldiers who are not members of the National Guard or Reserve that they will be involuntarily recalled to active duty for possible service in Iraq or Afghanistan...."

US Army forces 50,000 soldiers into extended duty
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Thousands of US troops evacuated from Iraq for unexplained medical reasons
From our Iraq section
September 2003

"At no point in the last six months have the American people been told that for every soldier who has been killed in Iraq, at least another 15 have fallen so ill that they had to be flown back to the United States."

Iraq War Vets Struggle to Adjust to Lost Limbs, Flashbacks
"Unlike the young draftees of earlier wars, many of these men and women are older, with families. For them, this morphing from a fighting machine ducking bullets into a mommy or daddy packing school lunches presents a special challenge. This time the government tapped the National Guard and the Reserve to augment regular forces. Some returnees-proportionately many more than in Vietnam-have left limbs and slices of sanity on an urban battlefield as strange as the Iraq war itself."

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"...eight out of 20 men who served in one unit in 2003 U.S. in Iraq now have malignancies. ... 40% of the soldiers in that unit have developed malignancies in just 16 months. targets the DNA. Marion Fulk, a nuclear physical chemist retired from the Livermore Nuclear Weapons Lab and formerly involved with the Manhattan Project, interprets the new and rapid malignancies in soldiers from the 2003 war as 'spectacular ... and a matter of concern'."

Google Video: Veteran Who Served in Iraq Tells of U.S. Atrocities
Jesse McBeth is with a group called Iraq Vets Against the War. In this video, he tells of the horrors being committed against the Iraqi people. Jesse says the people being called "insurgents" and "the enemy" in Iraq are only trying to protect their families against the invaders.

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