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Ten Years Later, U.S. Has Left Iraq with Mass Displacement & Epidemic of Birth Defects, Cancers

Iraq War Anniversary: Birth Defects And Cancer Rates At Devastating High In Basra And Fallujah

The Huffington Post | by Eline Gordts (Posted: 03/20/2013) [ Despite the U.S. military’s repeated denials, it appears the U.S. in fact took action knowing that the “casualties” of war would be the next generation of Iraqi children. ~BL ] Ten years after the start of the U.S. invasion in Iraq, doctors in some of the Middle Eastern nation’s cities are witnessing an abnormally high number of cases of cancer and birth defects. Scientists suspect the rise is tied to the use of depleted uranium and white phosphorus in military assaults. On the war’s ten-year anniversary, Democracy Now! spoke with […]

More Evidence that Depleted Uranium is the Cause of Gulf War Syndrome

[ This important piece follows up others printed here since March, 2003. Thanks to Bob Nichols — who has published on the topic in his own right — for forwarding this article. –BL ] Depleted uranium: Dirty bombs, dirty missiles, dirty bullets 18 August 2004 | San Francisco Bay View Keywords: depleted uranium by Leuren Moret ?Military men are just dumb stupid animals to be used as pawns in foreign policy.? – Henry Kissinger, quoted in Kiss the Boys Goodbye: How the United States Betrayed Its Own POW?s in Vietnam Vietnam was a chemical war for oil, permanently contaminating large regions […]

U.S. Use of Depleted Uranium Munitions Kills Civilians

[ The effect of the U.S.’s armor-piercing shells made of depleted uranium (DU) lingers long in Afganistan and Iraq, leaving high levels of radiation, and causing birth defects and cancers. Last year, Congressmember Jim McDermott (D-WA) introduced a bill which called for the study of the health effects of DU; to my knowledge, no action has been taken on the bill.  Thanks to Ola Dadlez for the article below.–doclalor ] Silent Genocide March 25, 2004, Tribune Media Services by Robert C. Koehler “After the Americans destroyed our village and killed many of us, we also lost our houses and have nothing to […]

The way our country treats returning soldiers is a national shame

2 Dec. 2004 | Citizen-Times Keywords: veterans benefits by Tim Pluta, a veteran currently living in Mars Hill Supporters of our invasion of Iraq cheerlead from their armchairs for the women and men of our military. Some folks send packages of goodies and letters to soldiers and sailors. Veterans for Peace stand on a street corner each week asking to bring our troops home. These are all examples of different ways we express our support for U.S. soldiers. But what about support when they come back? While some historical references reflect an effort to support our soldiers upon their return […]

Death By Slow Burn: How America Nukes Its Own Troops

[ This article is a decent primer on the human rights issues surrounding the military’s use of depleted uramium. Thanks to Barbara Geary for passing this article along. –BL ] What “Support Our Troops” really means April, 2003 | The Idaho Observer by Amy Worthington On March 30, an AP photo featured an American pro-war activist holding a sign: “Nuke the evil scum, it worked in 1945!” That’s exactly what George Bush has done. America’s mega billion dollar war in Iraq is indeed a NUCLEAR WAR. Bush-Cheney have delivered upon 17 million Iraqis tons of depleted uranium (DU) weapons, a […]

U.S. Soldiers Contaminated

[ The small number of depleted uranium stories from a year and a half ago are back to haunt us — thanks this time to the New York Daily News’ Juan Gonzalez. Although the Pentagon downplays the effects of DU exposure, DU contamination is arguably responsible not just for skyrocketing birth defect and cancer rates among Iraqis after Gulf War I, but also serious health problems in U.S. soldiers who have served in Iraq. According to the AP story (below), “Army spokeswoman Cynthia O. Smith would not comment Monday on whether other troops have complained of similar ailments or whether […]