This is the denunciation of the special envoy of Telesur, Rolando Segura. The whole amount of air strikes launched by the Atlantic Alliance against Libya is over 8,400 already. Virtually 40% of these involved use of depleted uranium munitions, revealed the South American tv journalist in his Twitter profile.
In Iraq, as an example, the imperialist aggressors abundantly utilised projectiles containing debris resulting from the enrichment of the ore. Depleted uranium is highly valued by the military, because it is virtually two times denser than lead and the perforation capacity is increased.
Besides the direct consequences of the imperialist bombings in Libya, it is necessary to take into account that depleted uranium is really a radioactive substance that causes severe injuries in the renal and digestive tract, cancer within the lungs and bones and neuro-degenerative or congenital malformation in human beings.
The explosion of a DU munition reaches ten thousand degrees centigrade and releases extremely toxic dust and contaminants that will travel thousands of miles. The dissipation of these particles may last for millions of years, so its effects on the environment along with the inhabitants of the areas affected are perpetuated for generations.
Meanwhile, the attacks on Tripoli intensify on the entire urban region of ??the capital. Based on information gathered by the reporter from Telesur, considering that only last Saturday, the imperialist air force carried out 54 bombings in five cities. At least 19 folks died and over 130 were injured in a series of attacks carried out within the last few days.
The continuation of the offensive takes location even as the African Union reiterates its call for the establishment of a ceasefire inside the territory. The Libyan government is supporting the call and insists that the United Nations, that supposedly promotes dialogue, silence the guns. The government led by Muammar Qaddafi continued to release dozens of rebel prisoners in a procedure mediated by tribal chiefs of the North African country.
At the end of last week, Barack Obama and Nicolas Sarkozy, Presidents of the United States and France, respectively, have insisted that they share “the exact same analysis that Gaddafi need to relinquish power,” and to this end, NATO need to “finish the job” there.
Libyan sovereign funds
“It is impossible to know no matter whether there was an economic intent within the operation against Gaddafi. What’s undeniable is that his fall would give fantastic way to Western banks. It would be the perfect embezzlement,” said one U.S. specialist heard by the Lusa news agency.
The Lusa news agency asked for the opinion of several experts to review the flow of capital and money-laundering and investigated what would occur to the sovereign funds of Libya if the head of government was overthrown.
The conclusion is that the consequences could be the disappearance of sums belonging to the Libyan men and women, since “Gaddafi could no longer under practical conditions and policies recover the funds and reverse the process of investment in the West.”
A financial operator directly linked to transactions involving the Libyan Investment Authority (LIA, its acronym in English), affirmed to the agency “regarding the diverted [financial] products, of excellent complexity, the situation is that not even the source of the investment knows exactly what was done with their capital.”
Based on Lusa, quoting an professional on sanctions, under the respective monetary transactions, “They can go after the income until eternity. Not just the international authorities, but also, obviously, the owner of the funds.”
“If the owner of the funds disappears, the money remains unclaimed, so to speak, because within the source there was an investment that politically was created in secret. That is the situation Gaddafi is under,” summarized the source.