January 24, 2006 journal, the fallout from contamination by the depleted uranium in those ammunitions used in Iraq & Afghanistan, Iraq Gulf War 1 will cause slow suffering death.

As the spin rhetoric continues to flow I continue to quote from a report began yesterday. "This phenomenon has been reported by doctors in hospitals treating civilians following

NATO bombing with DU in Yugoslavia in 1998-1999 and the U.S. military invasion of Iraq using DU for the first time in 1991. Medical experts report that this phenomenon of multiple malignancies from unrelated causes has been unknown until now and is a new syndrome associated with internal DU exposure. Just 467 U.S. personnel were wounded in the three-week Persian Gulf War in 1990-1991. Out of 580,400 soldiers who served in Gulf War I, 11,000 are dead, and by 2000 there were 325,000 on permanent medical dis-ability. This astounding number of disabled vets means that a decade later, 56 percent of those soldiers who served now have medical problems.  The number of disabled vets reported up to 2000 has been increasing by 43,000 every year. Brad Flohr of the Depart-ment of Veterans Affairs told American Free Press that he believes there are more disabled vets now than even after World War II. They brought it home. Not only were soldiers ex-posed to DU on and off the battlefields, but they brought it home. DU in the semen of soldiers internally contaminated their wives, partners and girlfriends. Tragically, some women in their 20s and 30s who were sexual partners of exposed soldiers developed endometriosis and were forced to have hysterectomies because of health problems. 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.  The Department of Veterans Affairs has stated that they do not keep records of birth defects occurring in families of veterans. How did they hide it? Before a new weapons system can be used, it must be fully tested. The blueprint for depleted uranium weapons is a 1943 declassified document from the Man-hattan Project. Harvard President and physicist James B. Conant, who developed poison gas in World War I, was brought into the Manhattan Project by the father of presidential candidate John Kerry. Kerry's father served at a high level in the Manhattan Project and was a CIA agent. Conant was chair of the S-1 Poison Gas Committee, which recommend-ed developing poison gas weapons from the radioactive trash of the atomic bomb project in World War II. At that time, it was known that radioactive materials dispersed in bombs from the air, from land vehicles or on the battlefield produced very fine radioactive dust which would penetrate all protective clothing, any gas mask or filter or the skin. By con-taminating the lungs and blood, it could kill or cause illness very quickly. They also reco-mmended it as a permanent terrain contaminant, which could be used to destroy populat-ions by contaminating water supplies and agricultural land with the radioactive dust.  The first DU weapons system was developed for the Navy in 1968, and DU weapons were given to and used by Israel in 1973 under U.S. supervision in the Yom Kippur war against the Arabs. The Phalanx weapons system, using DU, was tested on the USS Bigelow out of Hunters Point Naval Shipyard in 1977, and DU weapons have been sold by the U.S. to 29 countries.  Military research report summaries detail the testing of DU from 1974-1999 at military testing grounds, bombing and gunnery ranges and civilian labs under contract. Today 42 states are contaminated with DU from manufacture, testing and deployment”.