[ RadSafe ] Source of Grotesque DU Photos Identified

Steven Dapra sjd at swcp.com
Sat Jun 14 20:23:49 CDT 2008

June 14

Wikipedia:  <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siegwart_Horst_G%C3%BCnther>. 
Text reads
"Professor Siegwart Horst Günther once worked with Albert Schweitzer in 
Africa. He is a prominent proponent of the disputed claim that the use of 
depleted uranium in munitions causes cancers, birth defects and other 
pathologies. In 2007 the Nuclear-Free Future Award honored for the third 
time Prof. Gunther for refusing to back down to pressure and for visiting 
Iraq to study the real-life consequences of depleted uranium 
use."  (citation omitted)

         Link to a 1995 interview with Gunther 

         These were found by doing a Googol search.  All the anti-DU 
partisans are waving his name around.

Steven Dapra

At 05:34 PM 6/14/08 -0700, Roger Helbig wrote:
>This just was posted on a site Matador Ninety-Four in the Netherlands - they
>have seven misleading postings on depleted uranium and I have not been able
>to figure out how to contact them or leave a comment - they did, however,
>identify the source of the photos that have been misattributed by Mohammed
>Daud Miraki and possibly Doug Westerman as well and this, while misleading
>in intent, was a valuable service.
>Most pictures were provided to the public domain by Dr. Siegwart
>Horst-Gunther, author of a 1996 book titled, "URANIUM PROJECTILES - SEVERELY
>Does anyone on RADSAFE know anything about Dr Horst-Gunther?  It is
>significant that the book was published when Saddam Hussein was in power and
>thus the photos were carefully controlled by that regime.
>Roger Helbig

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