This 18-month-old boy from Basra, Iraq suffers from birth defects, which doctors believe were caused by his mothers exposure to depleted uranium.
December 21, 2008
By Dr. Haithem Alshaibani,
Expert of environmental sciences
The first attack of nuclear strike on man kind was when the US aeroplanes bombed the Japanese city of Hiroshima, in the second world war on the sixth of Aug. 1945. On the ninth of Aug. 1945 another Japanese city was hit by nuclear bomb, which led to the defeat of Japan.
This terrifying event turned out deep lessons which nestled in human consciousness, raising accusations towards the ugliness of practising the dirtiest crimes against humanity during the battle of wills.
During the aggression against Iraq, described in some literature as the third world war, and in spite of the absence of balance, quality and quantity wise between the combating parties, the US forces used large quantities of depleted Uranium for the first time in history.
This took place in contradiction with all religions, laws, human rights legislations and section 35 of the annex protocol number one within Geneva convention of 1977, which prevents using means that leads to long-term harm to the environment.
The amount of destruction exercised against Iraq in 1991 by bombarding infrastructures using all weapons including depleted uranium, is equal from the results point of view to the amount of destruction caused by seven nuclear bombs of 20 kilo tons, which was deployed on Hiroshima including the blast, buildings’ destruction, fires and radiation contamination.
Depleted Uranium has been used in Kosovo later, though in less quantities. In addition, sites of deployment were marked on the map, to ease handling the contamination later.
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