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To: Government of USA in particular and all humanitarian countries
Clean up Unexploded Bombs in Laos
Clean up the 80 million or so unexploded bombs dropped by the USA in the Secret War on Laos and to provide prosthetics for those who are still being maimed by the unexploded ordnances (UXOs).
Why is this important?
The USA has been EXTRAORDINARILY NEGLIGENT in dealing with the problems it caused by dropping 240 million bombs on Laos without even declaring war. (The last time the USA declared war was in 1941.) The donations the USA makes to the clean up effort are miniscule. Pathetic is a word that comes to mind. You need to have a head honcho, office space in Vientiane and a few secretaries and that eats up most of the funds so there is precious little left over for actual cleaning up of the 80 million unexploded bombs. I would like to set up a bomb clearing project in Laos using HeroRats as used by apopo.org in Mozambique and now Cambodia to sniff out unexploded ordnance.