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Iraqi Birth Defects Worse Than Hiroshima.
05-14-2013, 01:26 AM #1
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The United States may be finished dropping bombs on Iraq, but Iraqi bodies will be dealing with the consequences for generations to come in the form of birth defects, mysterious illnesses and skyrocketing cancer rates.

Al Jazeera’s Dahr Jamail reports that contamination from U.S. weapons, particularly Depleted Uranium (DU) munitions, has led to an Iraqi health crisis of epic proportions. “[C]hildren being born with two heads, children born with only one eye, multiple tumours, disfiguring facial and body deformities, and complex nervous system problems,” are just some of the congenital birth defects being linked to military-related pollution.

In certain Iraqi cities, the health consequences are significantly worse than those seen in the aftermath of the atomic bombing of Japan at the end of WWII.

The highest rates are in the city of Fallujah, which underwent two massive US bombing campaigns in 2004. Though the U.S. initially denied it, officials later admitted using white phosphorous. In addition, U.S. and British forces unleashed an estimated 2,000 tons of depleted uranium ammunitions in populated Iraqi cities in 2003.

DU, a chemically toxic heavy metal produced in nuclear waste, is used in weapons due to its ability to pierce through armor. That’s why the US and UK were among a handful of nations (France and Israel) who in December refused to sign an international agreement to limit its use, insisting DU is not harmful, science be damned. Meanwhile, the Pentagon’s refusal to release details about where DU munitions were fired has made it difficult to clean up.

Today, 14.7 percent of Fallujah’s babies are born with a birth defect, 14 times the documented rate in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Fallujah’s babies have also experienced heart defects 13 times the European rate and nervous system defects 33 times that of Europe. That comes on top of a 12-fold rise in childhood cancer rates since 2004. Furthermore, the male-to-female birth ratio is now 86 boys for every 100 girls, indicating genetic damage that affects males more than females.

For more story AND graphic images click http://cavnews.wordpress.com/2013/04/10/...hiroshima/

05-14-2013, 06:01 AM #2
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(05-14-2013, 01:26 AM)the white ribbon Wrote:  The United States may be finished dropping bombs on Iraq, but Iraqi bodies will be dealing with the consequences for generations to come in the form of birth defects, mysterious illnesses and skyrocketing cancer rates.

Al Jazeera’s Dahr Jamail reports that contamination from U.S. weapons, particularly Depleted Uranium (DU) munitions, has led to an Iraqi health crisis of epic proportions. “[C]hildren being born with two heads, children born with only one eye, multiple tumours, disfiguring facial and body deformities, and complex nervous system problems,” are just some of the congenital birth defects being linked to military-related pollution.

In certain Iraqi cities, the health consequences are significantly worse than those seen in the aftermath of the atomic bombing of Japan at the end of WWII.

The highest rates are in the city of Fallujah, which underwent two massive US bombing campaigns in 2004. Though the U.S. initially denied it, officials later admitted using white phosphorous. In addition, U.S. and British forces unleashed an estimated 2,000 tons of depleted uranium ammunitions in populated Iraqi cities in 2003.

DU, a chemically toxic heavy metal produced in nuclear waste, is used in weapons due to its ability to pierce through armor. That’s why the US and UK were among a handful of nations (France and Israel) who in December refused to sign an international agreement to limit its use, insisting DU is not harmful, science be damned. Meanwhile, the Pentagon’s refusal to release details about where DU munitions were fired has made it difficult to clean up.

Today, 14.7 percent of Fallujah’s babies are born with a birth defect, 14 times the documented rate in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Fallujah’s babies have also experienced heart defects 13 times the European rate and nervous system defects 33 times that of Europe. That comes on top of a 12-fold rise in childhood cancer rates since 2004. Furthermore, the male-to-female birth ratio is now 86 boys for every 100 girls, indicating genetic damage that affects males more than females.

For more story AND graphic images click http://cavnews.wordpress.com/2013/04/10/...hiroshima/


Didn't Saddam create a ton of cancers and birth defects when he used WMD's on his own people. Why yes he did.

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05-14-2013, 06:11 AM #3
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There were a lot of depleted Uranium rounds shot around there.
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05-14-2013, 07:15 AM #4
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DU is just too good at armor penetration to not be used.

It is safe. Till you use it. Then it gets hot and particulates into the air... making it's way into the lungs of anyone who visits the sites in the aftermath and makes it's way into the soil and water. Nasty stuff over the long run.

By itself in a lump it is only twice the back ground radiation, relatively safe yet that is still enough to warrant coating it when using it as armor.

Maybe we would have been better off dropping a few nukes?

Gaddafi had a huge 40 year public water project that was improving the land and lively hood for millions... one of the few things he ever did that was good but we ruined it also with DU munitions.
05-14-2013, 09:29 AM #5
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(05-14-2013, 06:01 AM)Below Average Genius Wrote:  Didn't Saddam create a ton of cancers and birth defects when he used WMD's on his own people. Why yes he did.


oh yeah, its all Saddams fault, he did it to them.. lmao.gif
05-14-2013, 10:00 AM #6
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Saddam didn't use DU weapons, he didn't have 'em. That whole thing was about propping up the petrol dollar.
The point is moot BRICs is getting ready to slam that to the ground.

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05-14-2013, 01:29 PM #7
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DU should be illegal to use in weaponry. It's not only affecting the Iraqis, but also the soldiers that were there.

Quote:Just 467 US personnel were wounded in the three-week Persian Gulf War in 1990-1991. Out of 580,400 soldiers who served in Gulf War I, 11,000 are dead, and by 2000 there were 325,000 on permanent medical disability. This astounding number of disabled vets means that a decade later, 56 percent of those soldiers who served in the first Gulf War now have medical problems.

Quote:The military is aware of DU’s harmful effects on the human genetic code. A 2001 study of DU’s effect on DNA done by Dr. Alexandra C. Miller for the Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute in Bethesda, Md., indicates that DU’s chemical instability causes 1 million times more genetic damage than would be expected from its radiation effect alone.

Studies have shown that inhaled nano-particles are far more toxic than micro-sized particles of the same basic chemical composition. British toxicopathologist Vyvyan Howard has reported that the increased toxicity of the nano-particle is due to its size.

http://www.globalresearch.ca/depleted-ur...-9-11/2374
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05-14-2013, 02:46 PM #8
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(05-14-2013, 06:01 AM)Below Average Genius Wrote:  Didn't Saddam create a ton of cancers and birth defects when he used WMD's on his own people. Why yes he did.


Your point being..?

Iraq for the Iraqis!
05-14-2013, 02:50 PM #9
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sad2.gif the pics of Iraqi babies are heartbreaking. The MIC doesn't care any more for US soldiers than Iraqi civilians. A report came out recently about the horrifying conditions in VA hospitals. For ie, one vet had a broken jaw, they put him in a bed and 6 weeks later he was still waiting to see a doctor. Brutal.
05-14-2013, 02:53 PM #10
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(05-14-2013, 10:00 AM)JayRodney Wrote:  Saddam didn't use DU weapons, he didn't have 'em. That whole thing was about propping up the petrol dollar.
The point is moot BRICs is getting ready to slam that to the ground.


iagree.gif But BAG isn't interested in facts, he only wants to push his agenda.
05-14-2013, 03:28 PM #11
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(05-14-2013, 02:50 PM)Shadow Wrote:  sad2.gif the pics of Iraqi babies are heartbreaking. The MIC doesn't care any more for US soldiers than Iraqi civilians. A report came out recently about the horrifying conditions in VA hospitals. For ie, one vet had a broken jaw, they put him in a bed and 6 weeks later he was still waiting to see a doctor. Brutal.


i got to the third pic and couldn't look at any more.. was too horrible..

05-14-2013, 03:43 PM #12
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05-14-2013, 05:04 PM #13
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hells bells this is no good.

It's always darkest before it turns absolutely pitch black
05-14-2013, 05:09 PM #14
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the horrors of war. gaah.gif these pics make me cry those poor kids

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