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War against Iran ? Its not just about nuclear bombs.Depleted uranium?

Iran has No nuke programme ,but the U$ and israel still do a song and dance about "enriched uranium."Why? It may not be the Bomb and enriched uranium that the US is worried about but the depleted uranium by-product.
If ,you run a nuclear energy plant using enriched uranium ,depleted uranium is the waste by--product. but if ,you want to make depleted Uranium metal tipped weapons,enriched uranium is only the by-product and course it is useful as a fuel for civilian Nuclear energy plants. "A DU shell, marketed by their manufacturers as the Silver Bullet is made up of a DU penetrator rod encase in a light metal backed up by explosive. When fired the DU slices through tank armour like butter, catching fire (DU is pyrophoric) and aerosolizing into a very fine uranium ceramic dust. A typical Silver Bullet fired from an A10 Warthog or Harrier jet contains 300 grams of DU. These planes are equipped with 30mm Gatling guns that can fire 3900 shells per minute, usually every fifth shell is a Silver Bullet. This means that either of these planes could release 234 kilograms of DU in a minute. Estimates are that over 300 tonnes of DU was dropped on Southern Iraq and only about 10 tonnes on the Balkans." Iran does not need exploding nukes for self defence to destroy the usa military machine ,if it already has uranium metal tipped weapons. "DU slices through tank armour like butter ". Just using Uranium metal tipped weapons will do just fine(and everyone knows that iran has plenty of DU metal and is rapidly refining and mining more )and this is the real reason bush wants to stop irans refining of uranium.. It is everyday conventional weapons and bullets and shells with uranium metal tips that can make the entire imperialist military war machines vulnerable and obsolete . Especialy vulnerable thin skinned aircraft carriers that are comparmentalised by bulkheads . just as gunpowder made obsolete castles and knights in armor, so likewise,big and small uranium metal shells and warheads may now have now made aircraft carriers, cruisers and armoured personel carriers of empire obsolete and now so easily totally destroyed. Quote: Peterson Christian Science Monitor: "Iran has honed a swarming tactic, in which small and lightly armed speedboats come at far larger warships from different directions. A classified Pentagon war game in 2002 simulated just such an attack and in it the Navy lost 16 major warships.. "The sheer numbers involved overloaded theirability, both mentally and electronically, to handle the attack," .."a retired Marine Corps officer who commanded the swarming force, .."The whole thingwas over in five, maybe 10 minutes." And that is just on the sea . Amongst all the other normal U$ "war against terror" bullshit propaganda ,the Christian Science Reporter Scott Peterson discusses how Iran can lookafter itsown interests. 'But nearby US forces in Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Gulf provide a host of targets. Iran claimed last October that it could rain down 11,000 rockets upon "the enemy" within one minute of an attack and that rate "would continue." http://www.csmonitor.com/2008/0620/p07s04-wome.html?page=2 In a real gulf war against Iran .Should Iran now possess uranium tipped and thermobaric weapons , any ships trapped and attempting to escape through the narrow straits out of the initial gulf slaughterhouse would be trapped like rats on a sinking ship at the narrow straits. Wikipedia says: "It is thought that between 17 and 20 states have weapons incorporating depleted uranium in their arsenals. They include the U.S., the UK, France, Russia, China, Taiwan, Turkey, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt, Kuwait, Pakistan, Thailand, Iraq and Taiwan. DU ammunition is manufactured in 18 countries. Only the US and the UK have acknowledged using DU weapons.[22]" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Depleted_uranium These are dangerous materials in the hands of imperialists and their criminal use of them in agressive war as in Iraq and Afghanistan is genocidal.All countries are entitled to defend themselves against aggressive war. But ,if you want to stop third world countries defending their national independance against tank invasions or planes and marines launched from aircraft carriers andtroopships,you can try and get the "left "to campaign against all DU on behalf of those imperialists monopolies already armed with nuclear bomb capabilities anduranium metal tipped weapons,weapon that they themselves criminaly use right now ,everyday in Iraq and Afghanistan. On D.U. weapons Extracts: DU's radioactivity is in the form of Alpha particles. Alpha particles are rightly described by the military as the 'weakest' form of radiation, they can be stopped by skin. However, when aerosolized into ceramic dust they are easily inhaled and can stay in the lungs for years, irradiating lung tissues causing emphysema or fibrosis. In addition to being inhaled, DU dust can settle on plants where it can be eaten and on open wounds, common in a war zone, where there is no skin to block the alpha radiation from irradiating soft body tissues. In the USA particles of DU have been found in the filters of air-conditioning units over 20 miles from any known source. In addition to its radioactivity,. Depleted Uranium is also chemically toxic as a heavy metal. DU dissolves in water. This heavy metal toxicity can be absorbed byplants and pollute ground water reserves. DU ends up in the kidneys and gastro intestinal tract causing a host of illnesses in a similar way to lead poisoning. While veterans' organizations in the US claim that hundreds of ex service persons and their families have been adversely affected by DU, it impossible to estimate the number of people in Iraq and the Balkans suffering from a range of illnesses including congenital birth deformities caused by DU. By its indiscriminate nature and its ability to manifest itself through generations, Depleted Uranium is a weapon of genocide." DEPLETED URANIUM THE SECRET NUCLEAR WAR Since the development of the first nuclear power generators, which utilised the 'peaceful atom' in the 1950s, stockpiles of the radioactive waste known as Depleted Uranium have been growing. Natural uranium ore contains about 0.7% U235, traces (0.005%)U234 and the rest (about 99.3%) is U238. They each have 92 protons but different numbers of electrons (143, 142 and 146 respectively). In order for it to be used in nuclear reactors the percentage of U235 needs to be increased to between 3 and 4% depending on the type of reactor. This process is known as enrichment. As you can imagine if you enrich uranium from 0.7% to about 3.5% U235, there'll be a lot of U238 left over, this is Depleted Uranium, as opposed to Enriched Uranium. Still radioactive, still toxic and with a half life of about 4.2 billion years (ie: forever), there is 7 times as much DU produced by the enrichment process as there is EU. Seven tonnes of waste for each tonne of product. Back in the late 60s the US Dept of Energy started copping a lot of flak about the huge stockpiles of radioactive waste it was storing in containers similar to cream cans in paddocks and yards adjoining their nuclear facilities. In an effort to reduce this stockpile they asked American industry to come up with ideas of how to reuse it. As DU is quite heavy (about 1.7 times the density of lead) most of ideas industry came up with made use of this property. Some of the successful ideas included using DU as counterweights in aircraft and ships and as a shielding for more highly radioactive waste. At this time the USA was in the middle of the Vietnam War and its relationship with China so low that imports of Chinese tungsten were being threatened. Tungsten was (and is) used by weapons manufacturers for armour piercing ammunition because of its density: it was only a matter of time before some evil military bastard thought of replacing Chinese tungsten with radioactive waste. And so began one of the most insidious chapters of US military history and that's saying something. For the full DU weopons background article go to to : http://www.nukefreeaus.org/campaigns/Weapons/Depleteduranium.html So, That's the weapons made from the depleted uranium stuff. But ,this writer is by no means an expert or pretends to really understands this nuclear stuff . All I understand or grasp is that i extremely hot thermobaric weapons wouldn't mix well with ships and enclosed spaces with compartmentalised bulkheads. Thermobaric weapons : So think of their effect on the empire ships not just enclosed on spaces like buildings or Bora Bora caves. Alright ,that's just the super hot uranium tips in addition : Does Iran now not only have uranium tipped weapons and have also have uranium tipped aluminium powder thermobaric weapons technology too? Thermobaric weapons. "When the American military bought them in 2005, President George W Bush said: "There are going to be some awfully surprised terrorists when the thermobaric Hellfire comes knocking." Despite the Bush rhetoric, it is unlikely anyone targeted by the missile would know much about it. The laser-guided missile has a warhead packed with fluorinated aluminium powder surrounding a small charge. When it hits the target, the charge disperses the aluminium powder throughout the target building. The cloud then ignites, causing a massive secondary blast that tears throughout any enclosed space. The blast creates a vacuum which draws air and debris back in, creating pressure of up to 430lb per sq in. The more heavily the building is protected, the more concentrated the blast. The cloud of burning aluminium powder means victims often die from asphyxiation before the pressure shreds their organs. http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/asia/article4187835.ece Are the days of gunboat diplomacy and seaborne power empires about to come to a close? Want to join the imperialist navies ? This real world military reality, is why patriotic high amerikan military war leaders like sacked admiral Fallon and even many in the CIA and mulitary are in quite revoltagainst Bush/Cheney/Israeli plans to attack Iran as religious crazy. http://www.smh.com.au/news/world/pentagon-opposes-iran-attack/2008/07/03/1214950950417.html related: http://sydney.indymedia.org.au/story/how-iran-would-retaliate-if-it-comes-war-why-bush-now-run-us-aircraft-carriers-would-be-coffin#comments