[ RadSafe ] Al Jazeera English - Cancer in Southern Iraq and Depleted Uranium

Maury Siskel maurysis at peoplepc.com
Sun Oct 18 22:17:39 CDT 2009

Just a note to add ephasis to the rebuttal points all of you are making. 
Some level of pressure is always important to oppose the spread of 
misinformation. Ultimately, policies are political choices and in that 
realm, unopposed misinformation becomes accepted information. There also 
is no assurance that spreading correct information will prevail, but 
there is nearly total assurance of outcomes when correct information is 
Maury&Dog  (maury Siskel  maurysis at peoplepc.com)
PS Hi Sandy,  pleasure to see you on -- all work and no play makes Sandy 
missed on Radsafe!

Perle, Sandy wrote:

>Good point, and I agree. Whenever I have a management meeting, one of the rules stated upfront is that "Silence is Consensus". When I used to post my news items (haven't had time and it's been a long time), one of the points I made when a news wire service published some ridiculous article, that I posted the item in order to make others aware of what is out there, and that those interested, should speak out to correct the insinuations.
>Sander C. Perle
>Mirion Technologies
>Dosimetry Services Division
>2652 McGaw Avenue
>Irvine, CA 92614
>+1 (949) 296-2306 (Office)
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>-----Original Message-----
>From: radsafe-bounces at radlab.nl [mailto:radsafe-bounces at radlab.nl] On Behalf Of Roger Helbig
>Sent: Sunday, October 18, 2009 3:30 PM
>To: 'Franz Schönhofer'; radsafe at radlab.nl
>Subject: [ RadSafe ] Al Jazeera English - Cancer in Southern Iraq andDepleted Uranium
>Thank you, Franz.  I agree with you, except that this is what our kids are
>eating up.  Most of them know absolutely nothing on the subject beyond what
>YouTube feeds them and this is getting wide YouTube airing.  Al Jazeera
>English also poses itself as being a genuine news channel, not a propaganda
>feed, so I would think that if they are told that they have been used for
>that purpose that they will make amends.  The cancer and birth defect claims
>originated in Iraq under Saddam Hussein's propaganda machine; they have been
>continually repeated by the US/European/Japanese peace/anti-nuclear
>activists and they are widely available on the internet.  If these claims
>are not opposed, they become fact in the eyes of those who make them and
>those who they influence, including various legislative bodies around the
>Roger Helbig
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Franz Schönhofer [mailto:franz.schoenhofer at chello.at]
>Sent: Sunday, October 18, 2009 8:12 AM
>To: 'Roger Helbig'; radsafe at radlab.nl
>Subject: [SPAM]AW: [ RadSafe ] Al Jazeera English - Cancer in Southern Iraq
>andDepleted Uranium
>Roger, Ahmad, Steven and Marshall,
>Dear all (RADSAFErs),
>Roger, I will sure not join you in "complaining", because if I would do this
>for everything ridiculous and silly messages in Austrian press and TV I
>would have to work 49 hours a day. Sdo, how many hours do you think it would
>take to comment and protest all the nonsense which is presented all over the
>world? We all at RADSAFE should know, what to think of newspaper and other
>massmedia news and it seems that the consumers of these news know it as
>One should not forget that all these horror stories of cancer incidence
>rising in Iraq, Kuwait, former Yugoslavia were raised by outspoken
>anti-nuclear groups from "the West"! There is enough research not only in
>Europe regarding "former Yugoslavia", and international organisations in the
>near east to clearly denounce the news on those cancer incidences as
>blantant propaganda.
>I fully understand Ahmads reasoning. Where are the hard facts? That uranium
>as an element is chemotoxic and much less radiotoxic I had thought was
>evident within the RADSAFE community. I cannot find any difference between
>DU and Unat, except that Unat is slightly more radiotoxic. This fact is
>expressed clearly in the WHO recommendations for drinking water. One can
>always construct pathways from simple accidents to the doom of the universe.
>To blame a muslim TV-station for falsifying data and conclusions is in my
>opinion (not being a muslim) totally incorrect, because in our western
>countries the same falsifications and deliberate incorrect information is a
>standard situation. You are welcome to disagree.
>Franz Schoenhofer, PhD
>MinRat i.R.
>Habicherg. 31/7
>A-1160 Wien/Vienna
>-----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
>Von: radsafe-bounces at radlab.nl [mailto:radsafe-bounces at radlab.nl] Im Auftrag
>von Roger Helbig
>Gesendet: Samstag, 17. Oktober 2009 13:36
>An: radsafe at radlab.nl
>Betreff: [ RadSafe ] Al Jazeera English - Cancer in Southern Iraq
>andDepleted Uranium
>Please, join me in complaining to Al Jazeera for the extremely poor quality
>of their reporting in this now widely circulating piece.
>Press.int at aljazeera.net
>Doctors in Iraq are recording a sharp rise in the number of cancer victims
>south of Baghdad. Sufferers in the p

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