[Marxism] US used depleted uranium in Syria

Michael Karadjis mkaradjis at gmail.com
Wed Feb 15 05:02:56 MST 2017

So it has been exposed that the US airforce dropped depleted uranium in 
Syria in late 2015 against oil trucks in ISIS-controlled territory, the 
first use since 2003. But not to worry, it wasn't used against Assad, 
just his enemies, so it isn't intervention.

US promised it wouldn’t use Depleted Uranium in Syria. But then it did.
Written by Samuel Oakford on February 14, 2017

Officials have confirmed that the US military – despite vowing not to 
use controversial Depleted Uranium (DU) weapons on the battlefield in 
Iraq and Syria – fired thousands of rounds of such munitions during two 
high-profile raids on oil trucks in Islamic State-controlled Syria in 
late 2015. The air assaults mark the first confirmed use of this 
armament since the 2003 Iraq invasion, when hundreds of thousands of 
rounds were fired, leading to outrage among local communities which 
alleged that toxic remnants caused both cancer and birth defects.
US Central Command (CENTCOM) spokesman Major Josh Jacques told Airwars 
and Foreign Policy that 5,265 armor-piercing 30mm rounds containing 
depleted uranium (DU) were shot from Air Force A-10 fixed-wing aircraft 
on November 16th and 22nd 2015, destroying about 350 vehicles in the 
country’s eastern desert.


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