Gaymerboy said"Well of course there's going to be a lot at first, it's a new technology and pretty soon they'll discover the long-lasting effec--Oh, we're in the 80's......huh....."
It was rather disturbing, but I'm not going to go all alarmist over this.
They discovered the long lasting effects back in Kennedy's era. That knowledge is now being put to "good" use in the Middle East, where the US has been engaged in a decades long, genocidal, nuclear war. Depleted Uranium is present in most ordnance. The vaporization on impact creates a local radiological fallout that often gets carried across the entire region, depending on meteorologic conditions.
For the generational effects it will have on the entire population, they may as well have dropped dozens of high mega ton weapons. A quick death is more merciful than what is in store for these poor innocents. While the technology has some practical military applications, I believe this so called "collateral damage" is really hit and run, delayed reaction genocide.
And (lack of) conscience has no bounds. Fully one third....250,000,out of 700,000 gulf war ONE veterans now suffer from environmental illness. This is caused in part by the first full scale roll out of these weapons. As it mimics what I am mildly, by comparison, going through, I can tell you that death sometimes seems like a blessing. It wouldn't be the first time our kid next door soldiers have been used as disposable guinea pigs. What was Kissinger's quote (sic) military men are dumb animals to be used like pawns on a chessboard. That's the mindset of the "wise ones" that have the larger vision of the world.