Poisonous Legacy

Don’t watch this flash animation if you’re squemish, you have been warned! It’s a protest against the use of depleted uranium as ammunition. (Thanks Paul for the link.)

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2 thoughts on “Poisonous Legacy”

  1. All those babies featured are babies born when the mother was on crack. the statement that uranium has a half life of 4.5 billion years is true but after it is converted to U-235 (the substance in nuke reactors) and depleted it is more like 2.3 billion years. The claim that cancer rates have risen is true, but only because now the Iraqi people are able to go to a hospitle and recieve care.

  2. but havent soliders who have fought in wars like the gulf found that their children and even grand chldren have been born with deformities?

    ahh onli 2.3 billion years? thats ok then isnt it (!)

    although i believe ( i hope) the video is a grostesque exagerration, i hope their is some truth in it.

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