Official recognition[ edit ] The Atomic Bomb Survivors Relief Law defines hibakusha as people who fall into one or more of the following categories: As of March 31, [update], were still alive, mostly in Japan.
The people out there - the Iraqis, the media and the troops - risk the most appalling ill health. And the radiation from depleted uranium can travel literally anywhere. We all know how far radiation can travel.
Radiation from Chernobyl reached Wales and in Britain you sometimes get red dust from the Sahara on your car. For these weapons have released deadly, carcinogenic and mutagenic, radioactive particles in such abundance that-whipped up by sandstorms and carried on trade winds - there is no corner of the globe they cannot penetrate-including Britain.
For the wind has no boundaries and time is on their side: A crime against humanity which may, in the eyes of historians, rank with the worst atrocities of all time. These weapons have released deadly, carcinogenic and mutagenic, radioactive particles in such abundance that there is no corner of the globe they cannot penetrate - including Britain.
Yet, officially, no crime has been committed. For this story is a dirty story in which the facts have been concealed from those who needed them most. It is also a story we need to know if the people of Iraq are to get the medical care they desperately need, and if our troops, returning from Iraq, are not to suffer as terribly as the veterans of other conflicts in which depleted uranium was used.
The only weak thing about depleted uranium is its price. It is dirt cheap, toxic, waste from nuclear power plants and bomb production.
And, when John Pilger encountered children killed at a greater distance he wrote: They can even be so tiny they pass through a gas mask, making protection against them impossible. Yet, small is not beautiful. For these invisible killers indiscriminately attack men, women, children and even babies in the womb-and do the gravest harm of all to children and unborn babies.
A Terrible Legacy Doctors in Iraq have estimated that birth defects have increased by times, and times as many children have developed cancer and leukaemia since Moreover, a report published in The Lancet in said that as many as children a day are dying from these sequels to war and sanctions and that the death rate for Iraqi children under 5 years of age increased from 23 per in to per thousand in In men, lung, bladder, bronchus, skin, and stomach cancers showed the highest increase.
In women, the highest increases were in breast and bladder cancer, and non-Hodgkin lymphoma. It said that it could cause half a million additional cancer deaths in Iraq over 10 years. In that war the authorities only admitted to using tons of DU-although the Dutch charity LAKA estimates the true figure is closer to tons.
The devastating damage all this DU will do to the health and fertility of the people of Iraq now, and for generations to come, is beyond imagining.
The radioactivity persists for over 4,, years killing millions of every age for centuries to come. This is a crime against humanity which may rank with the worst atrocities of all time. We must also count the numberless thousands of miscarried babies.
Nobody knows how many Iraqis have died in the womb since DU contaminated their world. The lack of government interest in the plight of veterans of the war is reflected in a lack of academic research on the impact of DU but informal research has found a high incidence of birth defects in their children and that the wives of men who served in Iraq have three times more miscarriages than the wives of servicemen who did not go there.
Since DU darkened the land Iraq has seen birth defects which would break a heart of stone: Significantly, some of the defects are almost unknown outside textbooks showing the babies born near A-bomb test sites in the Pacific.
The genes of their parents may have been damaged for ever, and the damaging DU dust is ever-present. Blue on Blue What the governments of America and Britain have done to the people of Iraq they have also done to their own soldiers, in both wars.
And they have done it knowingly. For the battlefields have been thick with DU and soldiers have had to enter areas heavily contaminated by bombing. Moreover, their bodies have not only been assaulted by DU but also by a vaccination regime which violated normal protocols, experimental vaccines, nerve agent pills, and organophosphate pesticides in their tents.
Yet, though the hazards of DU were known, British and American troops were not warned of its dangers. Nor were they given thorough medical checks on their return-even though identifying it quickly might have made it possible to remove some of it from their body.
Then, when a growing number became seriously ill, and should have been sent to top experts in radiation damage and neurotoxins, many were sent to a psychiatrist. An alarming number are thought to have taken their own lives, unable to bear the torment of the innumerable ailments which have combined to take away their career, their sexuality, their ability to have normal children, and even their ability to breathe or walk normally.
Whatever other factors there may be, some of their illnesses are strikingly similar to those of Iraqis exposed to DU dust. For example, soldiers have also fathered children without eyes.
And, in a group of eight servicemen whose babies lack eyes seven are known to have been directly exposed to DU dust.Dec 03, · Exposed Official Trailer #1 () - Keanu Reeves, Ana De Armas Drama HD an indie horror flick, an evocative documentary, or that new RomCom .
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Horror of War Exposed in Dulce et Decorum Est We have all heard war stories that seemed exciting and adventurous.
Some stories are of men who gladly laid down their lives in the glory of battle and would do so again if given the chance. Psycho is great, but the s had a lot more great horror films to offer.
These are the best horror movies of the 60s. As was the case with the man who would be forever linked to Dracula, World War I exposed a then-unfathomable number of individuals to the horror of the body and the horror of the corpse.
1. The Huge Atomic Cloud / The Mushroom Cloud Blowing Up. The atomic cloud (mushroom cloud) produced just after the burst is one of the most intensive characteristics of the A-bomb explosion.