U.S. Air Force prepares to support ground war in Eastern Europe…with depleted uranium?

—A-10 Demonstration of Power – I would not want to be in that tank when those 30mm depleted uranium rounds, firing at 3,900 rounds a minute, shred the inside.[1]

The United States is sending A-10s to Europe [2]

A-10s use depleted uranium.

Do the Europeans really understand what’s in store if the A-10s are used?

Does Europe want more environmental radioactive contamination?

Does Ukraine want DU contamination like Kosovo and Iraq, with cancer and birth defects and permanent environmental damage?

Why aren’t the Baltic states speaking out on this?

Americans will not have to pay the consequences like the people of Europe, or especially the people of Ukraine.

What’s the cost of fear and fear-mongering by foreign and domestic politicians, political parties, and NATO? It’s a destroyed country forever. Isn’t it better to question, even question one’s beliefs and prejudices, than to mindlessly step off a cliff to one’s doom?

Who benefits from this situation?

And who pays?

 

A-10 Thunderbolt Aircraft

Of all the US military platforms that fire DU, the A-10 is responsible for the greatest proportion of DU fired

  • Used for close air support
  • Responsible for the largest share of DU ammunition fired by US forces
  • Due to be replaced by the Joint Strike Figher
  • The A-10, often called the ‘Warthog’, is a close air support aircraft, meaning that it is used as back-up for ground units – typically strafing enemy forces during battle. The main armament on the A-10 is the GAU-8/A, a five barrelled gatling cannon. This cannon can shoot both the PGU-14/B Armour Piercing Incendiary (API) DU round, and the PGU-13/B High Explosive Incendiary (HEI) round, typically in a mix of 5 API to 1 HEI.
  • Because the A-10 has been used so widely, and because it can fire almost 4000 rounds of ammunition per minute, it is responsible for most of the DU contamination from the 1991 Gulf war, and for all the contamination in Serbia, Kosovo and Bosnia & Herzegovina.
  • In early 2010, ICBUW discovered that the US is planning to move away from using DU in medium calibre ammunition, such as the 30 mm rounds used in the GAU-8/A. The A-10 is also scheduled to be replaced by the F-35 Joint Strke Fighter. However, some sources question the suitability of the F-35 for an air support role, and it is expected that the A-10 and its uranium ammunition will remain part of US forces for some time to come.

http://www.bandepleteduranium.org/en/a-10-thunderbolt-aircraft

Also, see
http://www.criticalconcern.com/depleted_uranium.htm
http://www.iacenter.org/depleted/duyug.htm

[1] http://www.military.com/ video/ aircraft/ attack-and-fighter-aircraft/ a-10-warthogs-from-hell/ 1367845281001
A-10 ‘Warthogs From Hell’

[2] https://freeukrainenow.org/2015/02/20/u-s-air-force-leads-nato-reinforcement-against-Russia/
https://rickrozoff.wordpress.com/2015/02/23/u-s-air-force-prepares-to-support-ground-war-in-eastern-Europe/

 

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