A must read interview...
with Leuren Moret (a geoscientist whose credentials are listed at the top of the interview).
Here are just a few excerpts:
In April of 2003, the World Health Organization said they expect global cancer rates to increase 50 percent by the year 2020.
ICONOCLAST: What can soldiers expect when they come home?
MORET: If they were in Bradley Fighting Vehicles, they’re coming home with rectal cancer from sitting on ammunition boxes. The young women are reporting terrible problems with endometriosis. That’s the lining of the uterus malfunctioning, and they just bleed and bleed and bleed. Some of them have uterine cancer — 18 and 19 and 20 year olds.
ICONOCLAST: Does exposure to depleted uranium effect their psychological background when they come home?
MORET: Depleted uranium are these particles that form at very high temperatures. They are uranium oxides that are insoluble. They are at least 100 times smaller than a white blood cell, so when the soldiers breathe, they inhale them. The particles go through the nose, go through the olfactory and into the brain, and it messes up their cognitive abilities, thought processes.
It damages their mood-control mechanism in the brain. Four soldiers at Fort Bragg came back from Afghanistan, and within two months, those four had murdered their wives.
I could keep quoting, but it's really worth reading the entire interview.
Another bunch of information that the general public (including me!) would prefer to believe is not part of our present reality.
Sad news for the Planet.
Thanks to Blondsense where I picked this up.
Also posted at Pourquoi Pas.