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109 ITALIAN SOLDIERS DEAD SO FAR FROM DU IN IRAQ

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Submitted by Don Stacey
Oct. 20, 2004

The Italians tell of the number of deaths suffered by their troops from depleted uranium exposure in Iraq. I don't know how many Italian troops are serving in Iraq but I think we can safely assume it is a small percentage of American troops there. So if they report that 109 or their troops have died of DU exposure, what can we guess the number of Americans who have died from DU exposure to be? Ten times more? A hundred times more?

Why are we nuking our own troops and the troops of our allies through the use of depleted uranium weaponry? How can our leaders knowingly continue to inflict this horror on the men, women and children of Iraq, our troops and the troops of our allies? Why are we creating a nuclear hell in Iraq?

WHY?

Don Stacey

109 Italian Soldiers Dead So Far From DU In Iraq

10-20-4 ROME, Italy (AGI) - According to the Italian Military Health Observatory a total of 109 Italian soldiers have died thus far due to exposure to depleted uranium. The observatory stressed the fact that 41 pct of active personnel casualties relate to disease. According to Domenico Leggiero at the Military Health Observatory, "The total of 109 casualties exceeds the total number of persons dying as a consequence of road accidents. Anyone denying the significance of such data is purely acting out of ill faith, and the truth is that our soldiers are dying out there due to a lack of adequate protection against depleted uranium". Leggiero pointed out the fact that the Senate has to date failed to establish a probe committee on this matter: "it is proof of a worrying lack of oversight on matters which are frankly dramatic". Members of the Observatory have petitioned a urgent hearing "in order to study effective prevention and safeguard measures aimed at reducing the death-toll amongst our serving soldiers".


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