The war in Iraq used DU weaponry (Depleted Uranium), leaving Iraq uninhabitable for 50,000 years. The Iraqi’s who remain have no choice – their farmland, aquifers and buildings are contaminated with nuclear waste products.
Now, the weapons industry hasn’t suddenly gone ‘Environmentally friendly’, so the same munitions are being used in Syria.
OK, so why does that matter?
It prevents anybody safely living there and claiming oil and gas rights over the land.
Whoever has access to ‘Energy’is a first world country. Third world countries rely on manual labour.
So the USA has laid terminal cancer traps to protect the energy sources it has laid claim to.