Mickey Z. -- World News Trust
Sept. 10, 2017
On Planet Patriarchy, males dominate. Thus, our decisions and inventions impact all forms of life 24/7. This series of articles will explore some of the “creations” spawned by the hearts and minds of men. Last time, it was firebombing. For article #2, it’s depleted uranium weapons.
Depleted uranium (DU) is the byproduct of uranium enrichment, a waste product of the phallocentric nuclear industry. As the International Coalition to Ban Uranium Weapons explains:
"Depleted uranium itself is a chemically toxic and radioactive compound, which is used in armor piercing munitions because of its very high density. It is 1.7 times denser than lead. This allows it to easily penetrate the steel armor of tanks and other vehicles when fired at high velocity."
"When fired," explained James Ridgeway in the Village Voice, "the uranium bursts into flame and all but liquefies, searing through steel armor like a white hot phosphorescent flare. The heat of the shell causes any diesel fuel vapors in the enemy tank to explode, and the crew inside is burned alive."
Men in at least 18 nations have DU weapons at their disposal and we may never know how often this necrophilic option has been chosen. No matter who’s using it, studies have found that DU munitions fired from planes only strike their targets 10 percent of the time.
Helen Caldicott is a physician and author who has written and spoken about nuclear-related issues for decades. "Depleted uranium burns on contact," she explains, "creating tiny aerosolized particles less than five microns in diameter, small enough to be inhaled." These minute particles can travel "long distances when airborne," adds Caldicott.
Swirling around the barbaric usage of a sadistic weapon like DU, are issues pertaining to the environment, human health, international law, and of course: male pattern violence. For more information, click here.
P.S. While you virtue signaled about Aleppo on social media, men in the United States were green lighting the use of DU in Syria.
Name the problem.
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