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Thu Dec 20, 2012, 11:52 PM

 

The growing birth defect problem in Iraqi babies and American war legacy ??

Dar Spiegel has an article about the legacy of US wars in Iraq and how the new born babies are paying a heavy price

The agent Orange story from Vietnam is repeated in Iraq.

Are US Munitions to Blame for Basra Birth Defects?


"Some had only one eye in the forehead. Or two heads. One had a tail like a skinned lamb. Another one looked like a perfectly normal child, but with a monkey's face. Or the girl whose legs had grown together, half fish, half human."

In the United States, no major newspaper has yet published a story on the genetic disorders in Fallujah. Britain's Guardian, on the other hand, criticized the silence of "the West," calling it a moral failure, and cited chemist Chris Busby, who said that the Fallujah health crisis represented "the highest rate of genetic damage in any population ever studied.


http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/researchers-studying-high-rates-of-cancer-and-birth-defects-in-iraq-a-873225.html

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GLOBAL LIBERAL Dec 2012 OP
Gumboot Dec 2012 #1
dkf Dec 2012 #2
HeiressofBickworth Dec 2012 #3
bananas Dec 2012 #4
Blackhawk44 Dec 2012 #5
marmar Dec 2012 #7
benld74 Dec 2012 #6
yurbud Dec 2012 #8

Response to GLOBAL LIBERAL (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 12:17 AM

1. Gotta wonder how many US service personnel....

... have had malformed offspring since returning from Iraq or Afghanistan.

Ingesting all that depleted uranium dust will have done considerable damage to their DNA.

Doubtless the US media would consider it 'unpatriotic' to investigate this issue.


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Response to GLOBAL LIBERAL (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 12:36 AM

2. This is so incredibly wrong.

 

Shame on us.

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Response to GLOBAL LIBERAL (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 02:55 AM

3. War Crimes

When will Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, etc. be charged with war crimes?


<crickets>

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Response to HeiressofBickworth (Reply #3)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 09:06 AM

4. They were tried for war crimes - and found guilty

https://www.commondreams.org/headline/2012/05/13

Published on Sunday, May 13, 2012 by Common Dreams

War Tribunal Finds Bush, Cheney Guilty of War Crimes

Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Tribunal orders reparations be given to torture victims

- Common Dreams staff


Former US President George W Bush, his Vice-President Dick Cheney and six other members of his administration have been found guilty of war crimes by a tribunal in Malaysia.

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Transcripts of the five-day trial will be sent to the chief prosecutor at the International Criminal Court, the United Nations and the Security Council.

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The eight accused are Bush; former US Vice President Richard Cheney; former US Defense secretary Donald Rumsfeld; former Counsel to Bush, Alberto Gonzales; former General Counsel to the Vice President, David Addington; former General Counsel to the Defense Secretary, William Haynes II; former Assistant Attorney General Jay Bybee and former Deputy Assistant Attorney General John Yoo.

Tribunal president judge Tan Sri Lamin Mohd Yunus said the eight accused were also individually and jointly liable for crimes of torture in accordance with Article 6 of the Nuremberg Charter. "The US is subject to customary international law and to the principles of the Nuremberg Charter and exceptional circumstances such as war, instability and public emergency cannot excuse torture."

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Fri Dec 21, 2012, 03:52 PM

7. WTF?

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Fri Dec 21, 2012, 01:22 PM

6. Disgusting to say the least,,,

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Fri Dec 21, 2012, 04:29 PM

8. Bush made Fallujah a special target of his wrath after they lynched Blackwater mercenaries and

made it clear to America and the world the mission was very much NOT accomplished--unless the mission was to make Iraq a hell on earth for Iraqis, send thousands of our troops and over a million Iraqis to early graves, spend hundreds of billions of dollars on creating the mess, leaving a legacy of injuries and birth defects to last a couple of generations.

That mission was accomplished.

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