Terror-Bombed Syria with Toxic Depleted
By Stephen Lendman
20, 2017 "Information
uses banned depleted uranium (DU) weapons in all
its wars, ongoing since first developed during
the Vietnam era.
1925 Geneva Protocol and succeeding Geneva
Weapons Conventions prohibited use of chemical
and biological agents in any form as weapons of
Although no Geneva Convention or other treaty
specifically bans radioactive uranium weapons,
including DU ones, they’re illegal de facto and
de jure under the 1907 Hague Convention,
prohibiting use of any “poison or poisoned
munitions are radioactive, chemically toxic and
poisonous. America is a signatory to the Hague
and Geneva Conventions. Using these weapons in
combat is a war crime.
Code, Title 50, Chapter 40, Section 2302 defines
a WMD as “any weapon or device that is
intended, or has the capability, to cause death
or serious bodily injury to a significant number
of people through the release, dissemination, or
impact of (A) toxic or poisonous chemicals or
their precursors, (B) a disease organism, or (C)
radiation or radioactivity.”
Armor-piercing DU munitions enable their ability
to penetrate targets, enhancing their
destructive capability. On detonation, depleted
uranium aerializes, contaminating land, air and
water, acting as a miniature dirty bomb.
caused an epidemic of cancer, numerous other
diseases and serious birth defects in Iraq –
including children born with two heads, one eye,
and legs grown together.
Miscarriages are frequent. Hundreds of newborns
had cleft pallets, elongated heads, overgrown or
short limbs, and other malformed body parts.
remains a toxic wasteland. So do other US war
theaters. The Pentagon admitted using thousands
of DU rounds in Syria in 2015, falsely claiming
attacks were against ISIS, imperial foot
soldiers America created and supports.
Pentagon warplanes began terror-bombing Syria in
September 2014, conducting thousands of
airstrikes, continuing under Trump against
infrastructure and government targets.
unknown if DU weapons were used throughout this
period, as well as against Iraq since US
terror-bombing began in June 2014 – on the phony
pretext of combating ISIS.
Whatever the Pentagon admitted to is likely a
small fraction of what it’s done. Its high
crimes are notoriously whitewashed.
March 2015, US-led coalition spokesman John
Moore lied, saying its warplanes “have not been
and will not be using depleted uranium munitions
in Iraq or Syria…”
know part of the truth. Most of it remains
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