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Forget 3000 US Combat Deaths in Iraq. Millions of US citizens are casualties from the affects of depleted uranium! The following material is a restatement and rearrangement of material from expert sources, such as Dr. Leuren Moret.

Britain and the US... and now Israel... have turned this planet into the Auschwitz radioactive poison gas chamber and we are all sitting in it increasing our body burden of radiation with every breath we take. There is no escape... (3)
Since 1991, the U.S. has released the radioactive atomicity equivalent of at least 400,000 Nagasaki bombs into the global atmosphere from depleted uranium.. (1)
Millions of microscopic particles of depleted uranium (DU) are created when DU weapons are used. (6)
Yes it [DU] travels... very rapidly at relatively low altitude in the troposphere, and is carried by westerlies, trade winds, convection cells, and air currents, not to mention the sand and dust storms which are characteristic of arid regions. (3)
The US Centers for Disease Control reported in 1980 that there were 5.7 million diagnosed cases of diabetes. That number increased by 1 million in a decade, by 1990, to 6.7 million. Between 1990 and 2002 the number increased to 13.5 million, with the largest increase of 2 million in a single year between 1996-97. That is an 18% increase from 1980 to 1990 and a 136% increase from 1980 to 2002, the last year numbers are available.
Global increases since 1991 of melanoma, infant mortality, and frog die-offs can only be explained by an environmental contaminant. Alarming global increases in diabetes, with high correlation to depleted uranium wars in Iraq, Bosnia/Kosovo, and Afghanistan, demonstrate that diabetes is a sensitive indicator and a rapid response to internal depleted uranium exposure. In 2003, Americans reported visiting Iraqi relatives in Baghdad who were suffering from an epidemic of diabetes. After returning to the US following 2-3 weeks in Iraq, they discovered within a few months that they too had diabetes. (5)
DU is also a heavy metal, like lead and mercury. DU causes brain injury and impairment. Brain injury is common among Iraq war veterans. (6)
DU weapons have been used by the United States in Iraq, Yugoslavia, Afghanistan and Lebanon. Areas will remain contaminated for billions of years, with much of the population developing cancer. Eventually, the genetic code of everyone in the contaminated areas will be affected. All children in heavily contaminated areas will be born with birth defects. Even if people in the United States are unaware of DU's public health effects, people in many or most other parts of the world know about the affects of DU. They will loathe the people of the United States. (7)

(1)  http://www.commondreams.org/views05/0809-33.htm
(3) http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2006/08/345050.shtml
(4) link to globalresearch.ca
(5) http://www.mindfully.org/Nucs/2006/DU-Europe-Moret26feb06.htm
(6) http://www.americanfreepress.net/html/explaining_how.html
(7) link to globalresearch.ca