[Marxism] US used depleted uranium in Syria
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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