Uploaded by 91177info on 31 Jan 2012
Depleted uranium is radioactive and extremely destructive to humans – with a half-life of 4.5 billion years. In other words, it takes 4.5 billion years for one kilogram of depleted uranium to reduce to a half a kilogram – the US has forever contaminated the Middle East. The United States’ use of radioactive munitions in Afghanistan has destroyed the people’s health and mutilated the genetic future of the country, Press TV reports.
Dr. Mohammad Daud Miraki, the author of Afghanistan After Democracy: The Untold Story Through Photographic Images, told Press TV’s Kabul correspondent on Monday that the US has committed horrific crimes against the people of Afghanistan.
He said the US used depleted uranium in the country and Afghan babies were being born with severe deformities.
Exposure to depleted uranium causes genetic damage, birth defects, cancer, diabetes, immune system damage, and other serious health problems.
Miraki has described this as genocide in his book, which provides an insight into the grimness of life under the US occupation.
He says that he has seen people die without any physical signs of injuries to their bodies in Afghanistan. “And then there were bizarre scenes of birds melting on trees,” he adds.
In his book, birth defects are depicted with graphic images. He said he was overwhelmed by the number of these cases.
Miraki noted that the US used a massive amount of depleted uranium weapons in late 2001.
He went on to say that US forces are still using these weapons in the country.
Miraki’s book also says that it was a lie that the war was launched to introduce democracy in Afghanistan and accuses the US of betraying the Afghan people under the pretext of democracy and reconstruction.