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The BBC correspondent also saw children in the city who were suffering from paralysis or brain damage, and a photograph of one baby who was born with three heads. He added that he heard many times that officials in Fallujah had warned women that they should not have children. One doctor in the city had compared data about birth defects from before 2003 — when she saw about one case every two months — with the situation now, when she saw cases every day. "I've seen footage of babies born with an eye in the middle of the forehead, the nose on the forehead," she said.
In November 2004, the US military targeted a Fallujah hospital "because the American military believed that it was the source of rumors about heavy casualties."
In the actual battle of Fallujah in November 2004, more than four dozen Americans and more than 1,000 insurgents were killed as coalition forces captured the city.
Originally posted by oozyism
reply to post by rich23
The American terror is exposed daily, can't wait till the "what goes around comes around", statement becomes true..
Americans better do something now or seriously, a lot of pissed of people will be knocking on your door..
"Why do they hate us", makes me sick
I have been saying this since long time now, but it has finally come true in regards to America, I have always said that, once an empire is in a decline, the truth comes out..
Originally posted by Destiny Of Souls
LOL, 'what goes around comes around'? Empire in decline? Are you absolutely delusional?
Tell me, who is going to come to our doorstop and try to mess with us? Honestly?
Originally posted by C0bzz
Iraq has changed significantly since the 2003 invasion. I can't help but think there are other contributing factors to the rise in birth defects. Let's face it, Depleted Uranium is not the only substance that can cause birth defects.
Originally posted by C0bzz
No, read my post again.
Also, my understanding is Uranium is very chemically toxic, but only marginally radiotoxic. It's a heavy metal, just like Lead, Mercury, Arsenic and from what I understand most of the effects of Uranium come from the chemical toxicity.
[edit on 8/4/2010 by C0bzz]
The use of DU in munitions is controversial because of questions about potential long-term health effects. Normal functioning of the kidney, brain, liver, heart, and numerous other systems can be affected by uranium exposure, because in addition to being weakly radioactive, uranium is a toxic metal. It is weakly radioactive and remains so because of its long half-life (4.468 billion years for uranium-238). The aerosol produced during impact and combustion of depleted uranium munitions can potentially contaminate wide areas around the impact sites or can be inhaled by civilians and military personnel.