Saturday, November 14, 2009

Huge Rise in Birth Defects in Fallujah

Remember when the US "pacified" Fallujah? Nice litte doublespeak term for massive slaughter.

Get over here and watch the video, The Children of Fallujah . Read the story here.

Doctors in Iraq's war-ravaged enclave of Falluja are dealing with up to 15 times as many chronic deformities in infants and a spike in early life cancers that may be linked to toxic materials left over from the fighting.

The extraordinary rise in birth defects has crystallised over recent months as specialists working in Falluja's over-stretched health system have started compiling detailed clinical records of all babies born


Mass chemicals rained on the mass slaughter of the people in Fallujah.

The Pentagon and other U.S. officials at first denied, and later admitted, that troops had used white phosphorus as a weapon against "insurgents" in Falluja during that fiercely fought campaign. Its use became public because of questions raised by an Italian television documentary Nov. 8, which alleged that civilians had been targeted "indiscriminately" and that hundreds had died.
The reality?
They rained the white phosphorous down on the people of Fallujah and burned them alive and poisoned them in a horrific manner. The birth defects are surely the culmination of these war crimes. The crimes against humanity.

4 comments:

  1. Once people honestly see the horrors of war, I cannot fathom how one can support it, no matter the idiocy of rationalisations offered up by the propaganda masters of the media.

    And yet . . . I pass by and speak to supporters of war every day. It's incredible how utterly blind, stupid and gullible the public can be. Goebels had it right, you repeat the lie often enough, and they'll believe it.

    How ironic is it that in the name of "freedom", we enslave people? How ironic is it that a "war against terror" is in fact a war that is utterly devastating and terrifying, killing mostly unarmed civilians? Isn't using white phosphorous, unmanned drones that silently drop death from the sky, and indiscriminate slaughter terrifying? How can one "support the troops" and yet be against the war they are VOLUNTEERING for? How can you be against the war (for strategic reasons, mind you, not humanitarian) and yet praise the people going over there to support and take part in the bloody slaughter and terrorising of a people who have done NOTHING to us?

    How can people who rationalise these actions be sane, logical beings?

    The more I think of things like this, the angrier I get at my fellow man.

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  2. So sad, Penny. So sad for those babies, their lives thwarted before they begin. I hadn't seen this story in the news here. Thanks for bringing it to light.

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  3. slozo I too had a tough time with this post. I had wanted to add more to it, but, was both angry and upset, by exactly the things you are saying...


    That the "war on terror" is a war of terror.

    It is a war designed to bring terror onto innocent civilians, and to destroy their future through the use of chemicals and depleted uranium.

    so after the initial terror of the bombings and really god knows what else, they have their bodies poisoned and their offspring our poisoned, it is really genocide.

    I wanted to put a link to Dahr Jaimil and mention Guilian Sgrena, I am pretty sure it was her documentary that brought the truth out, aired in Italy, about Fallujah, and the US tried to kill her. They did kill her body guard, there was an outcry in Italy over it.
    Yeah,I checked it was. They fired on her and claimed it was accidental. It wasn't.
    This claim of "accidental" is utter nonsense.
    It is like when civilians are "accidentaly" killed in drone attack in Pakistans, it is no accident, it is an intentional attack on the civilians because it causes terror, is demoralizing and puts pressure on the leadership.
    In other words it is a strategy of western warfare.

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  4. qotn: it is a difficult story.
    It is the kind of war story that doesn't get much attention.

    It should, but, the west is busy pinning medals and wearing poppies...

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