"I'll help Serbia prove NATO's quiet, vicious murder"
Domenico Leggero, one of the founders of Osservatorio Militare (Military Observatory) says he is willing to hand over to Serbia his documentation about NATO.Source: B92, Vecernje novosti, Tanjug
Leggero told the daily Vecernje Novosti that NATO had committed "a quiet, vicious murder" by using depleted uranium ammunition (while attacking Serbia in 1999, and Serb areas in Bosnia before that). For that reason, the Italian said, he was willing to help Serbia by handing over the documentation he gathered on the subject.
"I am completely at Serbia's disposal and I want to help prove it," said Leggero, who has been battling for years to shed light on the truth about the consequences of the use of depleted uranium on the health of soldiers deployed in missions worldwide.
"I have proof that the United States told NATO many years ago about the danger depleted uranium poses to soldiers. NATO hid (information about) the danger of the effects of depleted uranium. Why did American soldiers in Kosovo wear special protective gear - while the Italians did not?," Leggero asked.
He went on to say that Italian soldiers deployed in Kosovo (after the March-June 1999 war) were "bare-handed - and wondering why the Americans had the gear that they had."
"Because they (Americans) were told about the health consequences from such (depleted uranium) weapons," Leggero said.
According to him, the effects of the use of depleted uranium have been known since 1990, and (the first) Iraq war - "but everything was being hidden."
"I will speak in Serbia - if I am invited - in great detail. I have data about everything. Also about the situation in Serb-populated areas in Bosnia, about the bombing of Hadzici, after which a number of inhabitants of that municipality died. I will state that Serb territory in Bosnia-Herzegovina has been bombed (by NATO), because I have the impression this is being masked in Bosnia for the sake of certain interests," said Leggero.
The Serbian National Assembly recently set up a commission to look into the consequences of NATO' s use of depleted uranium during the Western military alliance's 78-day war against Serbia in the spring of 1999.