Fallujah, Iraq children killed by US armed forces?

This video says about itself:

1 August 2012 by Al Jazeera English

New research is under way on the alarming increase in birth defects in the Iraqi city of Fallujah, showing elevated levels of radioactivity in the city and across the country. Iraqi doctors have long reported a spike of cases involving severe birth defects in Fallujah since 2004 which are shocking in their severity. So is the US being honest about the weapons it used in the 2004 battle for the city, and in its other theatres of war? Guests: Ross Caputi, Dai Williams, Raed Jarrar.

See also here.

A new study confirms what many Iraqi doctors have been saying for years – that there is a virtual epidemic of rare congenital birth defects in cities that suffered bombing and artillery and small arms fire in the U.S.-led attacks and occupations of the country: here.

Human Dignity: A Casualty of War. Matt Southworth, Friends Committee on National Legislation: “As a bright-eyed nineteen-year-old soldier in Iraq in 2004, I was faced with a crisis of conscience. I thought I was going to Iraq to help free Iraqis, but instead I was a part of a mission to put them in a different kind of prison”: here.

In a report presented at the University of Michigan last Wednesday, “The epidemic of birth defects in Iraq and the duty of public health researchers,” Dr. Muhsin Al Sabbak, a gynecologist from Basra Maternity Hospital, and Dr. Mozhgan Savabieasfahani, an environmental toxicology researcher, reviewed the ever-growing mountain of data showing that rates of cancer, child cancer and birth defects (BD) have reached historically unprecedented levels in Fallujah and other Iraqi cities since the 2003 US invasion: here.

A decade after the US military waged two barbaric sieges of Fallujah, the Iraqi city is once again the scene of a bloody armed conflict: here.

Armed clashes erupt around besieged Iraqi city of Fallujah: here.

War Not Over: U.S. Occupation Is Still Poisoning Iraq’s Children. Environmental toxicology report ties elevated levels of lead in children to bombings and ammunition: here.

Witnessing the BBC’s omissions on Fallujah. IAN SINCLAIR reveals how the mainstream media is downplaying US-British crimes in Iraq.

27 thoughts on “Fallujah, Iraq children killed by US armed forces?

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    AUSTRALIA: Former head of the Australian Wheat Board Andrew Lindberg was fined 100,000 Australian dollars (£68,000) today for his role in £200 million kickbacks to the Iraqi government under the UN oil-for-food programme in 2003.

    The former managing director of now defunct monopoly wheat exporter AWB was sentenced over a deal which involved the firm agreeing to inflate the price of wheat sold to the Iraqi Grains Board.



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  26. “The Sacking of Fallujah offers a radically different and sorely needed perspective on the Iraq War. It describes the war as experienced by ordinary Iraqis rather than by foreign, occupying troops. This is historical revisionism of the very best sort.”
    -Andrew J. Bacevich, Author of America’s War’s for the Greater Middle East: A Military History
    “This groundbreaking work cuts through thick veils of propaganda to reveal the experiences of the victims, with depth of research and a sensitivity that is uniquely perceptive⎯and with powerful lessons for solidarity work and the struggle for ‘peace with justice,” not only in the tortured land of Iraq.”
    -Noam Chomsky, Laureate Professor of Linguistics and Agnese Nelms Haury Chair at the University of Arizona


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