Recent report confirms: US depleted uranium weapons targeted civilian areas in Iraq war By Barry Mason

26 June 2014 — WSWS

“Laid to Waste”, a report by the Dutch Catholic NGO Pax Christi International, confirms that US forces in Iraq used depleted uranium (DU) weapons in civilian areas during the 2003 invasion of Iraq. More than a decade later, DU is still harming people’s health. The impact of the use of DU in 2003 added to that resulting from the Gulf War of 1991.

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US fired depleted uranium rounds in civilian areas during 2003 Iraq campaign – report

20 June 2014 — RT

US-led forces in Iraq used depleted uranium weapons in civilian-populated areas during the 2003 military campaign, according to a new Dutch NGO study that also exposes a lack of adequate cleanup efforts by the invading troops.

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Bombings, Invasion, Misery: Fallujah, Symbol of Iraq’s Unending Tragedy By Felicity Arbuthnot

8 January 2014 — williambowles.info

“If war should come, whichever side may claim ultimate victory, nothing is more certain that victor and vanquished alike would glean a gruesome harvest of human misery and suffering.” – (UK Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain, July 31, 1939, to the House of Commons.)

Fallujah has become a symbol of Iraq’s suffering since the onslaught on the country in 1991, numerous, uncounted interim US-UK bombings, then the 2003 invasion, occupation – and misery unending.

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‘Damning Evidence’ Becomes ‘No Clear Evidence’: Much-Delayed Report On Congenital Birth Defects In Iraq By David Cromwell

19 September 2013 — Media Lens

In a 2010 alert, ‘Beyond Hiroshima – The Non-Reporting Of Fallujah’s Cancer Catastrophe’, we noted the almost non-existent media response to the publication of a new study that had found high rates of infant mortality, cancer and leukaemia in the Iraqi city. The dramatic increases in these rates exceeded even those found in survivors of the atomic bombs dropped by the United States on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945. The Independent’s Patrick Cockburn was a lone exception in reporting these awful findings. 

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WHO Refuses to Publish Report on Cancers and Birth Defects in Iraq Caused by Depleted Uranium Ammunition By Denis Halliday

13 September 2013 — Global Research

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has categorically refused in defiance of its own mandate to share evidence uncovered in Iraq that US military use of Depleted Uranium and other weapons have not only killed many civilians, but continue to result in the birth of deformed babies.

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Lying About Syria, and the Lying Liars Who Lie About the Lying By David Swanson

24 August 2013

“U.S. prepares for possible retaliatory strike against Syria,” announces a Los Angeles Times headline, even though Syria has not attacked the United States or any of its occupied territories or imperial forces and has no intention to do so.

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WHO Is Delaying Release of Iraqi Birth Defect Data? By Kelley B. Vlahos

20 August 2013 — Antiwar.com

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Observers say they are on the cusp of getting the hard evidence needed to prove Iraqis are suffering from a disproportionate rate of birth defects and cancers, likely due to massive pollution caused by the war.

So what’s the problem? Or should we say, WHO is the problem?

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Two Births: A Gilded Arrival and a Poisoned Legacy By Felicity Arbuthnot

13 August 2013 — williambowles.info

” … war in our time is always indiscriminate, a war against innocents, a war against children.” (Howard Zinn, 1922-2010.)

On 22nd July two babies were born – in different worlds. Prince George Alexander Louis, son of Britain’s Prince William and his wife Catherine, arrived in the £5,000 a night Lindo Wing of London’s St. Mary’s Hospital, weighing a super healthy 8lbs 6 oz.

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Rise of Cancers and Birth Defects in Iraq: World Health Organization Refuses to Release Data

31 July 2013 — ZCommunications.org

To the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Iraqi Ministry of Health: (New signatures added)

The back-breaking burden of cancers and birth defects continues to weigh heavily on the Iraqi people.

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From Iraq, a tragic reminder to prosecute the war criminals By John Pilger

27 May 2013 — John Pilger

The dust in Iraq rolls down the long roads that are the desert’s fingers. It gets in your eyes and nose and throat; it swirls in markets and school playgrounds, consuming children kicking a ball; and it carries, according to Dr. Jawad Al-Ali, “the seeds of our death”. An internationally respected cancer specialist at the Sadr Teaching Hospital in Basra, Dr. Ali told me that in 1999, and today his warning is irrefutable. “Before the Gulf war,” he said, “we had two or three cancer patients a month. Now we have 30 to 35 dying every month. Our studies indicate that 40 to 48 per cent of the population in this area will get cancer: in five years’ time to begin with, then long after. That’s almost half the population. Most of my own family have it, and we have no history of the disease. It is like Chernobyl here; the genetic effects are new to us; the mushrooms grow huge; even the grapes in my garden have mutated and can’t be eaten.” 

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The BBC and Iraq Ten Years On By David McQueen

2 April 2013 — New Left Project

The tenth anniversary of the invasion of Iraq was marked in Baghdad with a wave of deadly bombings that killed at least sixty people and injured over two hundred. In Britain the anniversary brought on a wave of retrospectives and handwringing recollections by the likes of the BBC’s John Simpson. Simpson and other media pundits who gave credence to the government’s claims on WMD a decade ago have yet to apologise for their role in building the case for invasion. Continue reading this...

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Depleted Uranium: The BBC’s John Simpson does a hatchet job on Fallujah’s genetically damaged children By William Bowles

1 April 2013 — williambowles.info

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Pressure grows for increased transparency over France’s depleted uranium testing range

17 February 2012International Coalition to Ban Uranium Weapons

Pressure grows for increased transparency over France’s depleted uranium testing range
In response to local concerns over the environmental and health impact of depleted uranium testing at Bourges, France, the General Council of the Department of Cher has passed a resolution calling for greater transparency and a moratorium on testing. Follow the link for the full story: See more

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Libya Newslinks 15-21 December 2011: US and Client States Used Weapons of Mass Destruction on Libya

21 December 2011 — williambowles.info

21 December 2011
US and Client States Used Weapons of Mass Destruction on Libya
Mathaba News Briefing (Alerts) Today at 08:43
Each of these may have carried 3.41 kilograms of depleted uranium.

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