Afghanistan: U.S. and NATO cause mass-birth defects - DU Weapons



The United States' use of radioactive munitions in Afghanistan has destroyed the people's health and mutilated the genetic future of the country, an Afghan political activist told Press TV.

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 U.S. has committed horrific crimes against the people of Afghanistan.

He said the U.S. military has used depleted uranium in the country and Afghan babies are 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 the use of DU weapons as genocide in his book, which provides an insight into the grimness of life under the U.S. occupation.

He said 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, and he said he was overwhelmed by the number of these cases.

Miraki also stated that the U.S. used a massive amount of depleted uranium weapons in late 2001.

He went on to say that U.S. forces are still using DU weapons in Afghanistan.

In his book, Miraki says that it was a lie that the war was launched to bring democracy to Afghanistan and accuses the U.S. of betraying the Afghan people under the pretext of democracy and reconstruction.



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