October 11, 2011
She has devoted her life to awakening the public to the destructive consequences of depleted uranium munitions that are used by the US military. She has made relentless efforts to stop the US from continuing to pollute the environment.
Q. The US is using DU weapons in violation of international treaties. Why is not the international community forcing the US to put an end to the use or production of such weaponry?
A. I’ve asked that question many times myself.
With the demonstrated total and complete failure of international judicial remedies – by the International Criminal Court and the world court – to enforce the 1925 Geneva poison gas protocol, the Geneva and Hague conventions, international agreements and other treaties, and the failure of depleted uranium weapons to meet the standards (in four out of four categories) of legality under international law, it is clear that the international judicial system is morally and procedurally bankrupt. In other words, international laws and treaties are meaningless and/or selectively enforced. Just like the US nuclear weapons labs where I have worked, they selectively enforce the rules only when they want to ‘get someone’, in other words, they unfairly target and enforce laws that may be on the books, but are ignored.
And that has been true throughout the nuclear project since the end of WWII when atomic bombs, weapons of mass destruction, were dropped on living civilian populations in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan, the only two Christian cities in Japan. And that was a case of Christians dropping the first atomic bombs on Christians. Those first atomic bombs were weapons of mass destruction and they were illegal in every sense of the law. They were dropped without the consent of the scientists who developed them, without the consent of the political leadership (with the exception of President Truman who was talked into it by one man – Col. Henry Stimson, Sec. Of war and a Wall Street banker and member of Skull and Bones), and with the strongest opposition coming from the US military leadership – especially General Leslie Groves who was in charge of developing atomic bombs as head of the Manhattan Project.
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