JNN 28 Mar 2011 : The Stop the War Coalition says the bombs and missiles that the US-led military alliance has dropped on several Libyan cities contain depleted uranium (DU).
The report recently published on the Coalition’s website said that in the first 24 hours of the war on Libya, dozens of bombs and cruise missiles were launched by US, British, and French forces — all with depleted uranium warheads.
US B-2 aircraft dropped forty-five 2,000-pound bombs on key Libyan cities, it added.
DU munitions are controversial because they raise long-term health concerns like kidney damage, cancer, skin disorders and genetic defects.
“[Depleted uranium tipped missiles] fit the description of a dirty bomb in every way… I would say that it is the perfect weapon for killing lots of people,” said Marion Falk, chemical physicist (retd.), Lawrence Livermore Lab in California.
In the first 24 hours of the Libyan attack, US B-2s dropped forty-five 2,000-pound bombs. These massive bombs, along with the Cruise missiles launched from British and French planes and ships, all contained depleted uranium (DU) warheads.
The report comes as the Western forces claim the operation in Libya is aimed at protecting civilians.
Director of the US military’s Joint Staff Bill Gortney has told reporters at a Pentagon briefing that he is not aware of any use of depleted uranium munitions in Libya.
Libya says at least 114 people — many of them civilians — have been killed in US-led airstrikes in the country.
“We are losing many lives, military and civilians,” Libyan government Spokesman Mussa Ibrahim said in Tripoli.
Dozens of civilians have been killed in Libya since US-led forces launched aerial and sea attacks on the North African country.
Libyan troops have also killed thousands of civilians since a revolution started against Colonel Gaddafi in mid-February.
In the name of Peace and Security , the Libyan Population has been killed by Gaddafi and the US led Nato forces both , While both have their own agenda and interest in acquiring Power of the North African Oil , while the US Plan started , before the first Protest even came on Ground , as the Al Qaida Trained Mercenaries who get their complete training and got tested in Afghanistan and Iraq are here , fighting with the rehels , and it is not far they will declare this war as Holy war , and Saudi Arabia , Qatar and Egypt are funding and supplying them equipment , while the Zionist Plan is to fill the whole of the area with there Wahabi Agents , which will later be easy for them to implement there plan of Greater Israel.
And in this plan US and West is with them , while the so called Muslim countries Saudi Arabia , UAE , the Presently Ruling Army Junta of Egypt is also giving them full cooperation.