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[*] Post 413042 posted on 24-7-2010 at 10:53 Reply With Quote
Toxic legacy of American assaults on Fallujah



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Worse than Hiroshima.

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Iraqi doctors in Fallujah have complained since 2005 of being overwhelmed by the number of babies with serious birth defects, ranging from a girl born with two heads to paralysis of the lower limbs. They said they were also seeing far more cancers than they did before the battle for Fallujah between US troops and insurgents.

Their claims have been supported by a survey showing a four-fold increase in all cancers and a 12-fold increase in childhood cancer in under-14s. Infant mortality in the city is more than four times higher than in neighbouring Jordan and eight times higher than in Kuwait.

Dr Chris Busby, a visiting professor at the University of Ulster and one of the authors of the survey of 4,800 individuals in Fallujah, said it is difficult to pin down the exact cause of the cancers and birth defects. He added that "to produce an effect like this, some very major mutagenic exposure must have occurred in 2004 when the attacks happened".


Perhaps an American senator or four would like to attend our inquiry
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[*] Post 413044 posted on 24-7-2010 at 11:15 Reply With Quote


I bet the self righteous American senators won't be demanding an inquiry into that.

Unless, of course, they think BP was in some way to blame for it.
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[*] Post 413059 posted on 24-7-2010 at 13:10 Reply With Quote


No! They'll blame the Scots for letting that Lockerbie guy go. It was his fault, he caused all those defects, single handedly!

Seriously, though, it does give you pause. What exactly did they use in their "war on terrorism"? I seems to me that if the American Military (and their political leaders) were more up-front about what they have done (i.e. use of various weapons and methods) and, to what end, they may actually receive a little more support from the international community than they currently enjoy.
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