Monday, May 22, 2006

Depleted, it ain't! So-called depleted uranium, that is!

Depleted, it ain't! So-called depleted uranium, that is!

By Bob Nichols
Project Censored Award Winner & Online Journal Contributing Writer

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OKLAHOMA CITY, Red State of Delusion, May 31, 2005—The term "Depleted Uranium" is misleading, on purpose.

So-called "depleted uranium" (DU) results from making hydrogen bombs. The CIA tries to deceive us all, all the time. They have succeeded for 55 years. George Lakoff blows the lid off the "Big Lie" about uranium weapons use.

Processing natural uranium removes about half of the bomb making material. It is then called "depleted uranium" by the powers that be, because it can no longer be used to make H-Bombs; but it is used to make uranium bullets, shells, land mines and regular bombs instead.

The so-called "depleted uranium" is 88 percent as radioactive as the original uranium. There is a huge amount, about 1.5 billion pounds, of "depleted uranium" at H-bomb factories in the US.

The word depleted does not mean the uranium is safe or okay to use, it means it has been used to make H-Bombs, that's all.

A less deceptive name would be George Lakoff's "Radioactive Weaponry."

Or "12 percent depleted uranium;" but Lakoff's term "Radioactive Weaponry" better describes what the US military is currently widely using in Iraq and Central Asia.

Copyright by Bob Nichols.

Bob Nichols is a Project Censored Award Winner and lives in Oklahoma where 20 percent of the people cannot read. He is a contributor to Online Journal,, other online publications and the "San Francisco Bay View" newspaper. Nichols is a former employee of the McAlester Army Ammunition Plant. Nichols can be reached by email at

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