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An impromptu Interview w/ a Tank Specialist DU related

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Had an intesting conversation with a man I have known for about 5 months. He delivers to my store, handles alot of cash and is a "straight up" kind of guy. I like him, and I am sure his employer does as well. A steady Eddie man, the kind that makes the country run.

We somehow got talking about the ME, and he mentioned he had been to Egypt, and really did not care for any of it. I asked him how it was that he found himself in the ME and he said he was in the service of the military.

Naturally I wanted to know in what type of service he was in. Well, he was drafted into 'Nam, and did twentyfour years, and tanks were his thing. He started out in a tank designation I did not know of. I know a little about M1A1' and wanted to know some things about them, and the man was very evidently the real deal, no swagger, no he man stories etc. He is who he claims.

After some talk of tactics, guns, how to disable an M1A1, exploding armor, all of which he had the knolwedge of a solider who had spent many years with this type of equipment. He was pretty high up in the system.

Then I asked him about DU. Well turns out he was one of the men on the ground testing it at Aburdeen Proving grounds, shooting various things, like mounds of earth, then digging into it to estimate the ballistics, etc.

Did this many time, and my friend related that one time a DU projectile fragmented into the mound of earth. They were to go dig all the pieces of the remenents out. As he tells me, there was a hole that one of the fragments had made, and as they were poking around, a field mouse was scared up and scampered into that hole made by a fragment.

He just sat back and waited for it to come out-; it didn't. After a few minutes, he saw that it was dead.

He went and got the General of the testing operation, and showed him what he had discovered. The General and his men looked at the situation and told all the testers to go away. For three weeks the site was closed, except to the investigators.

Three weeks later, the investigation was complete. The report said the mouse died of "starvation". My friend looked at me, eye to eye, and laughed. "That mouse damn sure didn't die of starvation", he said emphatically.

He said when the DU rounds hit a tank, he could "see a mushroom cloud", formed (Note, alot of high intensity heat will form a mushroom cloud event).

He said "if you take a giger counter into one of the tanks with DU munitions it will beep like crazy".
He said that the explosiom of a DU round into steel was" basically a miniature explosion of a nuclear bomb".

He said they would put goats in the test tanks, and around them. He stated that " for twentyfive meters around the tank, hit by a DU round, all the goats would be dead, ten meters, mangled, turned inside out".

He believed DU dust to be alot more dangerous than the military was allowing.

This man is much more creadible, to me, much more, than the talking hairdoo's reading spin points from the Pentagon.

Draw your own conclusions, this is what I heard today, from a man with incontrovertable creadibility with me. He was there.


This is an article posted by someone on another forum....

I won't link it, because I wouldn't want him to embarassed totally.

Can anyone tell me,

What are the flaws in this article, that make it so beyond credible that it is insane?

I gave some hints, take a close look at the article.

Also, another hint, Depleted Uranium's symbol is U-238.

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I'm no specialist in this but what sounds very unbelievable to me is that this ammunition would be like miniature nuclear weapons, and that one could see the mushroom of an atomic explosion.What also sounds quite strange to me is, If that would be an "small" atomic exposion, why would "all the goats [...] be dead, ten meters, mangled, turned inside out"?I thought that , if you are in the center of an nuclear explosion, there wouldn't remain to much of you, most probably just ashes.Also I thought there was a convention about ABC weapons, so it wouldn't be allowed to use such an ammunition.

But please correct me if I am wrong or didn't get the point.

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You got the point, and were right on the nose.

There are a couple of other things as well, but you got the major ones.

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The mice would NOT die of radiation in just a couple of minutes. The goats mangled and turned inside out? From radiation? He watched too many sci-fi horror movies, whats the one with dogs turned inside out? ROFL. And the gigger counter going off? So what about all the people who have worked and still work for years upon years in tanks with DU munition? What a joke, why even post it Jag, you know exactly who will jump on the wagon full of bs. But hey, just like the chinese say, in closed mouth no fly can go into, I guess we will just have to sit and laugh.

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Originally posted by Soback:

The mice would NOT die of radiation in just a couple of minutes. The goats mangled and turned inside out? From radiation? He watched too many sci-fi horror movies, whats the one with dogs turned inside out? ROFL. And the gigger counter going off? So what about all the people who have worked and still work for years upon years in tanks with DU munition? What a joke, why even post it Jag, you know exactly who will jump on the wagon full of bs. But hey, just like the chinese say, in closed mouth no fly can go into, I guess we will just have to sit and laugh.

This was an article that I was hoping would bring out the, "the DU is the boogeyman" people, so far, no go, can't say that I am disapointed, but at the same time, I am rather surprised...

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