The Cancer Of War: U.S. Admits To Using Radioactive Munitions In Syria

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Submitted by Daniel Mcadams via The Ron Paul Institute for Peace & Prosperity,

Despite vowing not to use depleted uranium (DU) weapons in its military action in Syria, the US government has now admitted that it has fired thousands of the deadly rounds into Syrian territory. As Foreign Policy Magazine reports:

US Central Command (CENTCOM) spokesman Maj. Josh Jacques told Airwars and Foreign Policy that 5,265 armor-piercing 30 mm rounds containing depleted uranium (DU) were shot from Air Force A-10 fixed-wing aircraft on Nov. 16 and Nov. 22, 2015, destroying about 350 vehicles in the country’s eastern desert.

Operation Inherent Resolve spokesman John Moore said in 2015 that:

US and coalition aircraft have not been and will not be using depleted uranium munitions in Iraq or Syria during Operation Inherent Resolve.

Now we know that is not true. 

Numerous studies have found that depleted uranium is particularly harmful when the dust is inhaled by the victim. A University of Southern Maine study discovered that:

...DU damages DNA in human lung cells. The team, led by John Pierce Wise, exposed cultures of the cells to uranium compounds at different concentrations.


The compounds caused breaks in the chromosomes within cells and stopped them from growing and dividing healthily. 'These data suggest that exposure to particulate DU may pose a significant [DNA damage] risk and could possibly result in lung cancer,' the team wrote in the journal Chemical Research in Toxicology.

We should remember that the United States is engaged in military activities in Syria in violation of international and US law. There is no Congressional authorization for US military action against ISIS in Syria and the United Nations has not authorized military force in violation of Syria's sovereignty either.

The innocent citizens of Syria will be forced to endure increased risks of cancer, birth defects, and other disease related to exposure to radioactive materials. Depleted uranium is the byproduct of the enrichment of uranium to fuel nuclear power plants and has a half-life in the hundreds of millions of years. Damage to Syrian territory will thus continue long after anyone involved in current hostilities is dead.

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nuubee's picture

It's not the radiation that makes DU rounds deadly, it's the uranium, which is similar to lead in chemical toxicity.

DU rounds are depleted... they're the castoff material from refinement, their radiation levels are far lower than natural uranium, if not effectively zero.

Besides which, Uranium's natural radiation level is relatively low, as it's half-life is in the billions of years.

Looney's picture


Spreading “Hope and Change” one Depleted Uranium round at a time.



max2205's picture

Dead victums don't inhale....

nuubee's picture

Funny how Obama signed an EO banning the use of lead rounds in U.S. forests due to their toxicity, but was using DU rounds against civilian targets in Syria... And he won the Nobel Peace Prize...

chumbawamba's picture

Karma is a bitch.  I'm talking about the kind that's gonna come back around on the United States eventually.

Hmmm, maybe Trump is that karma.

I am Chumbawamba.

Manthong's picture

Toxicity similar to lead...

Wow, that's heavy.

But chemically toxic munitions used on a non-threatening-to-US sovereign nation without UN or Congressional authorization?

That sure sounds like War Crimes to me.

Many dozens including (especially) Obama must be rounded up and called to justice.


Ms No's picture

Here is my prediction:

The evil ass Jews that own the fed and thus control all central banking, one ring to rule them all, are going to take the US down like the did Germany before and after WWI.  This time they will out the crimes against humanity (radiation, torture, sept 11, financial fraud, financial predation, etc) and attempt to decimate the US.  War would be helpful.

They used the US as a vassal to institute globalism.  They are trying to move it to another stage now.  That maybe why they allowed lawsuits towards Saudi and leaving us vulnerable.  Something was super wrong about that.  Remember Obama was pissed.  Well, he will likely get thrown to the wolves too and nobody, including myself, will care. 

The bastards repeat patterns.  They are going to try and do us like Germany, just watch.  They are already in the process of doing Germany the way they have done Germany before.  They will attempt to harness the worlds righteous anger toward banking injustice and wield it at the US.  Once they take us down they own everybody and will vulture over the rubble of the western and Russian world.  Maybe they were waiting for the stage of removing cash.  They obviously aren't concerned about WWIII or our ageing nuke facilities under dams that will begin failing.  They obviously don't want us to survive. 

NidStyles's picture

Well, this pretty much confirms in my mind that Obama was 100% an Israeli stooge as well.

Ms No's picture

He most certainly was a globalist Zionist controlled agent just like the rest of them. It all was a culmination of their engineering of WWII and events prior.  Whether Hitler was clueless about it or part of it, they funded him and made way for him too.  They allowed Hitler to build into a juggernaught.  They needed it.  The result of their engineering this conflict gave us the world reserve currency, your CIA and spook superstructures and Israel.  Everybody was decimated and couldn't put up a fight.  The banks win again. 

Now they are doing it again.  We have the Orange Cheeto, Putin, Wikileaks and few others in thier way.


Ink Pusher's picture

What the Fuck?

You don't have a clue what a Zionist is.

You have no clue what a Globalist is either.

One cannot be a Globalist and a Zionist .

It is not physically,spiritually or nationalistically possible or viable in any form of semantic descriptive.

One of these days maybe you will read enough to learn something instead of being stuck as a fucking bigoted troll parrot.

Is-Be's picture

Ooh! Bigoted,no less. You forgot Racist.

Fuck off with your control words. They don't work any more.

Ink Pusher's picture

Ok RACIST, is your OCD sated yet? Or did I miss some other fuckhead trait?

I'll try to keep my posts down to smaller less offensive wording from now on so as not to further confuse you when citing FACT while not disturbing your little ignorant snowflake safe place.


Is-Be's picture

Ooh! Bigoted,no less. You forgot Racist.

Fuck off with your control words. They don't work any more.

Ink Pusher's picture

Calling you on your bullshit is a pleasure:

You had better do FAR MORE study of what Zionism "actually" is.


The Herzl definitive is NOT the true definition nor

does it stand true with real Zionists.


Herzl's definitive is purely political in nature. Nothing

at all to do with true Zionism which is centered

strictly upon bringing Israelis and their families

back to the Holy Land.

If you've never heard of THE BALFOUR DECLARATION,some of the words are pretty big,but give it the college try !


Additional FYI: The practice of Zionism and Religion of Judaism are two completely separate entities.

Ms No's picture

The movements have the same origin and are the creation of the same banking families.  Holy shit, who did you fuck to get in here?

Ink Pusher's picture

I'll give you a hint, it wasn't anyone in Herzl's bloodline.


beemasters's picture

"[they] are going to take the US down like the did Germany...."
Nice theory, but the difference is the main culprits of war/financial crimes in the US are their own people. They wouldn't cut their nose to spite their face, so to speak.

Ms No's picture

They are great framing people and deflecting blame though.  It works for them every time.  Just like with Sept 11th.  First they engineer the suffering/chaos and then they have somebody targeted for blame. 

Now I am starting to wonder about those torture pics that got leaked out and everything else.  What was the purpose of these radioactive munitions?  They never had to go that far.  This is all crimes against humanity by definition.  There is no defense that can be made for it.

Edit: Also remember that these people are not us.  We are occupied.  We will pay for it.  Our bank accounts, retirement, oil, gold, lumber... whatever.  Globalism doesn't need super states anymore.  It's goal has always been one superstate.

Is-Be's picture

Hitler was painted as a Monster by monsters. Mythology.

Obama was an empty shell. Hr was all form and no substance  He was into the rags and trappings of Office. Easily controlled with threats of violence.

Ms No's picture

We don't know that for sure.  The entire era is shrouded in lies.  We know where Hitler's funding came from and they funded others.  He couldn't even produce the fuel to make that war so the designed, in advance, a coal gassification tech. 

We know they lied about 6 million Jews and much of the rest.  But when your country and Europe is left a smoldering hole in the ground, exactly as they wanted, you were not a good leader.  The confusion surrounding all the contrived history is a dead ringer for the presense of tradecraft.  Just like with the JFK assassination.  They weave a rats nets mess of facts and planted fact to where even good researchers can't figure out what exactly happened. Hitler likely lived too.  His country sure as hell didn't fare well.  The banks did though.  They built their massive empire off of that. 



Is-Be's picture

Hitler was painted as a Monster by monsters. Mythology.

Obama was an empty shell. Hr was all form and no substance  He was into the rags and trappings of Office. Easily controlled with threats of violence.

Is-Be's picture

Their modus operandi.

Adopt Adolf's vynal solution. Ship them off to Madagascar.. There they can plot the overthrow of the the world and engineer the Return of The Messiah wit trumpets or whatever.

Just leave us alone to get on with our beautiful civilization.

Even better plan. Adopt Gerard K O'Neil's business plan and leave them trapped at the bottom of this gravity well.

East Indian's picture

Why Madagaskar? Has it ever done any harm to you? 

Infnordz's picture

I doubt that the fake Israel will last long without the massive stolen finance and weapons which the USA government stupidly provides, and the funding for the fake guilt, WWII "jew" death propaganda; those parasites would be pretty stupid to kill off their biggest host, the USA.

Germany is already moving faster to financially protect itself, appears to be waking up as part of the sweeping *exit wave, and will wake up even faster without the USA "jew" propaganda and imperial control since WWII; they desperately need to purge all the "jew" Cultural Marxism and other "jew" BS ruining Germany, especially in their media and education systems.

Ms No's picture

I see your point but we know they never planned on these stagnant circumstances.  They always do big war and ecomic collapse for these transition times.  Something else will come out on the other end.  No borders, new currency, NWO.  McStain was just talking about the "New World Order" just days ago.  It's their globalist super structure.  This is their end goal, they are psycho and they want the whole marble.  Israel wont be necessary anymore either.  They will have it all.

Nightjar's picture

Hail Trump, Hail Victory. From your perspective as a syrian immivader, trump will actually prolong your pain.

GUS100CORRINA's picture

What a TRAGEDY!!!

This is what happens under the OBAMA/CLINTON reign of TERROR.

I have nightmares everytime the HRC name is mentioned as potential POTUS!


hxc's picture

Neokon trash Bush used DU as well. A lot.

greenskeeper carl's picture

Ya that's pretty fucked up. Once again though, the left proves it cares about people last of all.

And what vehicles were in this convoy that required those rounds? A small handful of tanks? Most of these vehicles weren't even armored, which means the high explosive incindiary round would have done the trick just fine, no need for DU rounds.

JohninMK's picture

These were convoys of oil tankers and trucks, little or zero armour. As you say, perfect for HE ammo, DU was overkill, literally in this case.

The problem the USAF had was that the A-10, the aircraft used, has a standard ammo load-out of 5 x DU to 1 x HE. This probably meant that they would have run out of HE from their stocks if that was all they used, which they could have done. So they used the DU as well.

The USAF has rarely in its history cared about collateral damage.

SoDamnMad's picture

So, you mean Trump didn't authorize these.. Well, maybe he would have so we better investigate that.  Get McStain and Maxine Waters on this right away.  Maybe Chucky Scumer will cry us up some tears.

Who was the Comander in Chief in charge in 2015?  Oh,  never mind.

Laddie's picture

It IS disgusting, but the average white person is busy trying to make ends meet and mesmerized by TV and "schools"

Good old George W Bush, and it was ALL for Israel and TODAY Syria has high radioactivity levels due to the depleted uranium munitions supplied by the USSA to ISIS and other "moderates" btw Israel helps injured ISIS fighters get well and return to the war against Assad. Our bestest buddies Israel.

How 6,700 Tons of Radioactive Sand from Kuwait Ended Up in Idaho

The Depleted Uranium Threat

Iraq war: NOT OIL BUT ISRAEL by Stephen J. Sniegoski PhD

As of 2003, the US Taxpayers had funded Israel by $3 Trillion.

OregonGrown's picture

........and we wonder why the world hates us?


Hell..... I HATE US right now!

Dabooda's picture

The U.S. Government is not "us."  Identification with that government, often called "patriotism," is more aptly described as Stockholm Syndrome.  The U.S. Government is the great enemy of the entire world -- most especially its own "citizens,"  on whose liberty it feeds.

chubbar's picture

The US just announce it is sending hundreds (perhaps soon to be thousands) of troops into Syria under the guise of fighting ISIS. The US is invading a sovereign country that has not invited it to do so. What is the legal precedent for this without a formal declaration of war? Why is Trump doing this OR is it the Deep State actors within the Pentagon calling this shot?

Why won't the US collude with Russia (who has been invited into Syria) to fight ISIS?

If Trump is sincere about defeating ISIS, befriending Russia, Cleaning up the ME mess, why is he allowing the Pentagon to continue the prosecution against Assad, which the sending of troops into Syria likely is?

I'm seeing a lot of actions that are not congruent with statements Trump has made concerning the Middle East. Should we be worried that Trump does not have control over our military or is he being subverted by Mattis?

JohninMK's picture

No confirmation of that deployment as yet.

Got a link?

El Vaquero's picture

Well, the radon from the decay chain can be an issue, but yeah, people forget that these things are chemically nasty.  The heavy metal poisoning from DU is going to be a bigger issue than the radioactivity.  

thatthingcanfly's picture

The adverse health affects from heavy metals (eg. cadmium, lead, tungsten, and, yes, uranium) are due to chemical properties, and the fact that the body has a hard time processing these metals out. If you've been exposed to these metals, and you haven't read up on EDTA chelation therapy, look that up, it's an interesting read.

The author of this piece misses the point entirely, and is engaging in some scare-mongering over radioactivity associated with DU, which is ridiculous.

beemasters's picture

I'm not sure if it's scare-mongering. There's been a marked increase of new-born deformations/anomalies in Iraq after the use of DU. I certainly wouldn't want it used anywhere near my neighborhood, would you??

hoos bin pharteen's picture

The really toxic stuff is crude oil. You don't want that spilled everywhere, like into the water supply.

Decay is Constant's picture

Agreed. The fact that the half life is "hundreds of millions" of years tells me that you need an awful lot of it to get significant amounts of radiation. The chemical toxicity is way more important.

ArkansasAngie's picture

I work with veterans ... a nonprofit that provides service dogs to veterans.  One of our Army Rangers in the program raised this issue to me the other day.  From a health perspective use of depleted uranium may be as big as agent orange.  

divingengineer's picture

100% correct, extremely toxic, but not radioactive.
Not that that's any better.

Andre's picture

"Depleted" uranium means it has had the small percentage of U-235 processed out of it. The remaining U-238 is actually quite radioactive enough as a gamma source (U-235 is processed out because it is also a neutron source, needed for reactors and [in higher concentrations] atomic explosives). Youtube has videos of disarmament folks getting close to DU rounds with a Geiger counter - not a happy sight. It goes crazy.

Footprint's picture

Translation: It is not the radiation it is the teratogenic and cancerigenous chemical properties. So it is only half as bad. Besides, it decays very slowly so it'll be around for all of human history. 

Not Too Important's picture

DU is a weapon of genocide.

We can't post pictures, so go here, or on any other search engine, go to Images - Fallujah babies.

It melts the DNA of both the women and men that breathe this shit in, and fucks up the DNA of their children, resulting in massive child mutation numbers.

The Israelis use it on the Palestinians, too. Lots of genocidal psychopaths use DU as a weapon of genocide.

Now US troops are being sent to breathe this shit and fuck with their kids here, too, and they won't get any medical help because the US government won't acknowledge the dangers of DU on servicepeople.

If Trump has anything to do with this, he is a traitor to every US soldier that serves.

Fuck anyone that has anything to do with DU.

halcyon's picture

You clearly have no understanding of biological effects of uranium fission isotype toxicity when breathen or ingested. I recommend you study the effects and biological half-life (different from physical half-life) of DU fission daughter nuclides more clearly.

Also, natural U238 or U245 in the ground is totally different from thorium-234 particles inside your body, ingested, in terms of their risk profile.

Then again, anybody believing IAEA or Pentagon propaganda would not know this.