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My grandfather, U.S. Army Col. Edwin Joseph McAllister, was born in Battle Creek in 1895. He does not know that his first
grandchild is an international expert on depleted uranium. I have worked in two U.S. nuclear weapons laboratories, and in
1991 I became a whistleblower at the Livermore lab. Depleted uranium is very, very, very nasty stuff:
# Depleted uranium (DU) weaponry meets the definition of weapon of mass destruction in two out of three
categories under U.S. Federal Code Title 50 Chapter 40 Section 2302.
# DU weaponry violates all international treaties and agreements, Hague and Geneva war conventions, the
1925 Geneva gas protocol, U.S. laws and U.S. military law.
# Since 1991, the U.S. has released the radioactive atomicity equivalent of at least 400,000 Nagasaki
bombs into the global atmosphere. That is 10 times the amount released during atmospheric testing which was the equivalent
of 40,000 Hiroshima bombs. The U.S. has permanently contaminated the global atmosphere with radioactive pollution having a
half-life of 4.5 billion years.
# The U.S. has illegally conducted four nuclear wars in Yugoslavia, Afghanistan and twice in Iraq since
1991, calling DU "conventional" weapons when in fact they are nuclear weapons.
# DU on the battlefield has three effects on living systems: it is a heavy metal "chemical" poison, a
"radioactive" poison and has a "particulate" effect due to the very tiny size of the particles that are 0.1 micron and smaller.
# The blueprint for DU weaponry is a 1943 Manhattan Project memo to Gen. L. Groves that recommended development
of radioactive materials as poison gas weapons - dirty bombs, dirty missiles and dirty bullets.
# DU weapons are very effective kinetic energy penetrators, but even more effective bioweapons since uranium
has a strong chemical affinity for phosphate structures concentrated in DNA.
# DU is the Trojan Horse of nuclear war - it keeps giving and keeps killing. There is no way to clean
it up, and no way to turn it off because it continues to decay into other radioactive isotopes in over 20 steps.
# Terry Jemison at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs stated in August 2004 that over 518,000 Gulf-era
veterans (14-year period) are now on medical disability, and that 7,039 were wounded on the battlefield in that same period.
Over 500,000 U.S. veterans are homeless.
# In some studies of soldiers who had normal babies before the war, 67 percent of the post-war babies
are born with severe birth defects - missing brains, eyes, organs, legs and arms, and blood diseases.
# In southern Iraq, scientists are reporting five times higher levels of gamma radiation in the air, which
increases the radioactive body burden daily of inhabitants. In fact, Iraq, Yugoslavia and Afghanistan are uninhabitable.
# Cancer starts with one alpha particle under the right conditions. One gram of DU is 1/20th of a cubic
centimeter and releases 12,000 alpha particles per second.
Before my grandfather died, he told me that his generation had made a mess of this planet. I wonder what he would say to
me now I would tell him to see
"Beyond Treason" (www.beyondtreason.com