PORTUGAL: BALKANS SYNDROME KILLED SOLDIER, CLAIMS FATHER

The father of Corporal Paulino, the first Portuguese soldier to die with Balkans Syndrome (toxicity caused by NATO’s depleted uranium/plutonium weapons), presented documentary evidence in public on the Portuguese private television channel, TVI, that his son had been killed by NATO’s deployment of depleted uranium in their missiles. He said that his son’s immune system had been destroyed to such an extent that it was thought he suffered from AIDS but blood tests proved negative for HIV I or II. His immune system had been destroyed by toxicity from NATO’s depleted uranium weapons. The corporal in question was in a cavalry unit, meaning that he came into contact with tanks which had been destroyed by NATO weapons. The father of this soldier is devastated: “I have nothing to lose because what I had to lose, I have already lost”. He is intending to take the case as far as he can, until NATO admits the truth: that its Depleted Uranium/Plutonium weapons are dangerous, that the dust released from impact of these weapons is highly toxic (as we have been claiming for weeks, indeed Pravda.Ru was one of the first international newspapers to raise this issue) and that NATO has responsibilities to answer to.

TIMOTHY BANCROFT-HINCHEY PRAVDA.RU LISBON