quote: In an act of stark cruelty, the US dominated Sanctions Committee refuses to permit Iraq to import the clean-up equipment that they desperately need to decontaminate their country of the Depleted Uranium ammunition that the US fired at them. Approximately 315 tons of DU dust was left by the use of this ammunition.The Sanctions Committee also refuses to allow the mass importation of anti-cancer treatments, which contain trace amounts of radio-isotopes, on the grounds that these constitute '...nuclear materials..'
posted 18 February 2003 10:47 PM
I’m Glad you brought up this point … I don’t think many are aware of Depleted Uranium (DU) and the horrific effects it has on civilian population and the environment. The fact that they did not allow Iraq to import these so called “duel use” items is quite frightening. What is more frightening is the fact that the international community did not discourage the U.S. from using this concealed weapon of mass destruction. I know that NATO members do not even allow the use of these munitions. It’s sad that we are talking about disarming a tyrant that may still have weapons of destruction when we ourselves threaten the use of nuclear weapons, and openly use DU to win our war!
From: The Lion's Den | Registered: Feb 2003
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