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Sat Mar 23, 2013, 06:08 PM

Iraqi Birth Defects Worse than Hiroshima - WARNING: graphic images


Iraqi Birth Defects Worse than Hiroshima

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. “Children 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.

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Full article (warning: graphic images) here: http://raniakhalek.com/2013/03/20/u-s-turns-a-blind-eye-to-iraqi-birth-defects-worse-than-hiroshima/


Related article: Iraq: War's legacy of cancer
http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2013/03/2013315171951838638.html
Warning: Graphic images also on link above.

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Tx4obama Mar 2013 OP
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bvar22 Mar 2013 #3
madrchsod Mar 2013 #4
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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sat Mar 23, 2013, 06:26 PM

1. Are you proud to be an American? Today, I am not.

 

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sat Mar 23, 2013, 06:32 PM

2. DU is just wonderful (depleted Uranium) not.

 

White phosphorous though is not the cause of this. Terrible horrific burns yes, birth defects, that is e DU.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sat Mar 23, 2013, 06:39 PM

3. Well THAT just can't be.

Depleted Uranium is Perfectly Safe,
and I'm sure the advocates will be along shortly to tell us the Approved Truth.



They're just venting a little steam."
NOTHING to worry your pretty little heads about.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sat Mar 23, 2013, 07:21 PM

4. history will not be kind to the united states

this was known about after desert storm and no one said anything about it. it`s just becoming evident that our troops are sick. no one knows or cares how many iraqs are suffering.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sat Mar 23, 2013, 07:46 PM

5. This should be on the evening news

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