Depleted Uranium & Phosphorous: Massive Deformities of Fallujah Babies
[Editor's Note: American readers and especially military families need to comprehend the depth of criminality by the Pentagon in its decision to use depleted uranium. The Pentagon is dominated by satanic New World Order traitors who know full well the genetic damage caused by depleted uranium They are working towards a goal of assisting in the ultimate destruction of America and its military power in order to clear the decks for a One World government. While I'm sure a substantial percentage of Pentagon players are operating on pro-war, Rambonian testosterone, the real decision makers are NWO minions who are undermining America's long term survival by converting the US military into Third Reich Nazis. The treason is so utterly blatant and obvious. How can so many be so blind? We, the American people, will reap the whirlwind, not the military or political leaders who are behind this treason. They will remain well hidden in underground cities while you and I die because of their treachery...Ken]
By Ali al-Fadhily and Dahr Jamail*
June 12, 2008
IRAQ: 'Special Weapons' Have a Fallout on Babies
FALLUJAH, Jun 12 (IPS) - Babies born in Fallujah are showing illnesses and deformities on a scale never seen before, doctors and residents say.
The new cases, and the number of deaths among children, have risen after "special weaponry" was used in the two massive bombing campaigns in Fallujah in 2004.
After denying it at first, the Pentagon admitted in November 2005 that white phosphorous, a restricted incendiary weapon, was used a year earlier in Fallujah.
In addition, depleted uranium (DU) munitions, which contain low-level radioactive waste, were used heavily in Fallujah. The Pentagon admits to having used 1,200 tonnes of DU in Iraq thus far.
Many doctors believe DU to be the cause of a severe increase in the incidence of cancer in Iraq, as well as among U.S. veterans who served in the 1991 Gulf War and through the current occupation.
"We saw all the colours of the rainbow coming out of the exploding American shells and missiles," Ali Sarhan, a 50-year-old teacher who lived through the two U.S. sieges of 2004 told IPS. "I saw bodies that turned into bones and coal right after they were exposed to bombs that we learned later to be phosphorus.
"The most worrying is that many of our women have suffered loss of their babies, and some had babies born with deformations."
"I had two children who had brain damage from birth," 28-year-old Hayfa' Shukur told IPS. "My husband has been detained by the Americans since November 2004 and so I had to take the children around by myself to hospitals and private clinics. They died. I spent all our savings and borrowed a considerable amount of money."
Shukur said doctors told her that it was use of the restricted weapons that caused her children's brain damage and subsequent deaths, "but none of them had the courage to give me a written report."
"Many babies were born with major congenital malformations," a paediatric doctor, speaking on condition of anonymity, told IPS. "These infants include many with heart defects, cleft lip or palate, Down's syndrome, and limb defects."
The doctor added, "I can say all kinds of problems related to toxic pollution took place in Fallujah after the November 2004 massacre."
Many doctors speak of similar cases and a similar pattern. The indications remain anecdotal, in the absence of either a study, or any available official records.
The Fallujah General Hospital administration was unwilling to give any statistics on deformed babies, but one doctor volunteered to speak on condition of anonymity -- for fear of reprisals if seen to be critical of the administration.
"Maternal exposure to toxins and radioactive material can lead to miscarriage and frequent abortions, still birth, and congenital malformation," the doctor told IPS. There have been many such cases, and the government "did not move to contain the damage, or present any assistance to the hospital whatsoever.
"These cases need intensive international efforts that provide the highest and most recent technologies that we will not have here in a hundred years," he added.
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) expressed concern Mar. 31 about the lack of medical supplies in hospitals in Baghdad and Basra.
"Hospitals have used up stocks of vital medical items, and require further supplies to cope with the influx of wounded patients. Access to water remains a matter of concern in certain areas," the ICRC said in a statement.
A senior Iraqi health ministry official was quoted as saying Feb. 26 that the health sector is under "great pressure", with scores of doctors killed, an exodus of medical personnel, poor medical infrastructure, and shortage of medicines.
"We are experiencing a big shortage of everything," said the official, "We don't have enough specialist doctors and medicines, and most of the medical equipment is outdated.
"We used to get many spinal and head injures, but were unable to do anything as we didn't have enough specialists and medicines," he added. "Intravenous fluid, which is a simple thing, is not available all the time." He said no new hospitals had been built since 1986.
Iraqi Health Minister Salih al-Hassnawi highlighted the shortage of medicines at a press conference in Arbil in the Kurdistan region in the north Feb. 22. "The Iraqi Health Ministry is suffering from an acute shortage of medicines...We have decided to import medicines immediately to meet the needs."
He said the 2008 health budget meant that total expenditure on medicines, medical equipment and ambulances would amount to an average of 22 dollars per citizen.
But this is too late for the unknown number of babies and their families who bore the consequences of the earlier devastation. And it is too little to cover the special needs of babies who survived with deformations.
(*Ali, our correspondent in Baghdad, works in close collaboration with Dahr Jamail, our U.S.-based specialist writer on Iraq who has reported extensively from Iraq and the Middle East). (END/2008)
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Comment by masher1 - 12 Jun 2008 - 17:41 [REGISTERED USER]
Let me slap one statement down RIGHT here right now...
Depleted Uranium IS NOT "low-level radioactive waste". It is still a Gama emitte r. Gamma is DANGEROUS. The only LOW-LEVEL thing i see surrounding this nuclear w aste as weapons issue is the UNDERSTANDING of how DANGEROUS this chemical gas wa rfare weapon is in light of the 4,500,000,000 year HALF LIFE. Get a book. Do a G oogle. Do what ever you have to but LEARN about Groves and his new army of rad killers. Kill a whole area off from the child up is JUST what the users of these weapons want. 4.5 billion years of death to what ever area THEY contaminate. I would search out some info on Chernobyl's nasty after effects on the un-born life living in the area of building #4 that year.
Comment by sad in texas - 13 Jun 2008 - 07:12 [USER NOT REGISTERED]
Where the hell is the "Pro-Life" movement, NOW? These rotten hypocrites are the very ones raving about "the sanctity of human life" all the while they are ravin g about "kill all the terrists". Imho, they are completely given over to the dev il and literally to crazy to hear themselves.
This hasn't looked like the America I grew up in for a long, long time. Please k now that the majority of Americans do NOT condone ANY of what has happened. The "media" says the opposite, but talking to people on the street, it doesn't appea r to be anywhere close to the truth.
I am so, so sorry. God Help us all.
Comment by ashamed in the usa - 13 Jun 2008 - 07:31 [USER NOT REGISTERED]
The use of Depleted Uranium and White Phosphorus is a WAR CRIME. Those in my nat ion that allowed the use of the toxins, should be tried then, hung or shot.89% o f Americans want Bush and his murderious Regime to be Impeached.The people never wanted this war.
This war has brought great shame to our nation. I understand if you cannot forgi ve us. But if you can, we are humbled if you do. Each of us in our lttle way mu st work to stop violence. It is what GOD wants from all of us.
ASHAMED IN THE USA
Comment by ashamed - 13 Jun 2008 - 08:20 [USER NOT REGISTERED]
very disturbing. the arab word stood and continues to stand by and watch iraqi's and palestinians die a merciless death.
im ashamed to be of arab decent.
Comment by candu - 13 Jun 2008 - 08:21 [REGISTERED USER]
Americans had better take to the streets and take down this
regime.Or they will be blamed too.
It is one thing to say you don't condone it yet another to do something about it .
Make no mistake about this.
America targeted falsely and then executed a war using ww3
on a 3rd world country who's only crime was to balk at the
central banking system and began selling oil in non US dollars
To the American military people you have sunk to the level of
criminal.Torture, use of illegal weapons and on a 3rd world
nation that was unarmed and defenseless .
America your days can only be measured in numbers now. You have gone to
war against the saints.
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