Huge rise in birth defects in Falluja

Hhhhmm, I wonder why this is happening.  May Allah make it easy for these families and protect the innocent. Ameen!

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.

Neurologists and obstetricians in the city interviewed by the Guardian say the rise in birth defects – which include a baby born with two heads, babies with multiple tumours, and others with nervous system problems – are unprecedented and at present unexplainable.

A group of Iraqi and British officials, including the former Iraqi minister for women’s affairs, Dr Nawal Majeed a-Sammarai, and the British doctors David Halpin and Chris Burns-Cox, have petitioned the UN general assembly to ask that an independent committee fully investigate the defects and help clean up toxic materials left over decades of war – including the six years since Saddam Hussein was ousted.

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9 Replies to “Huge rise in birth defects in Falluja”

  1. It’s called depleted uranium, and it has a half-life of 4.5 billion years. Iraq is going to have to live with this problem pretty much forever, unless they can remove radioactive dust from the sand…

    may Allah give them the best

  2. Because, it’s the hardest metal known to man, meaning if you put a coat of it on bullets and stuff, it’ll pierce pretty much anything.
    And so when you shoot it out of a gun, the dust/residue are left behind as dust that people can breathe in and stuff. It’s even affected US soldiers, since they’re the ones shooting it.

  3. That’s absolutely horrible.

    If America were to lose this war, could they be put on trial for war crimes?

    I say this because the winner never goes on trial. It’s always the side that loses.

  4. Well there was Vietnam, where we used Agent Orange (a poisonous chemical sprayed in Vietnamese jungles against the enemies…except chemicals don’t tend to discriminate between enemy, friend, combatant, non-combatant). We technically lost that war since we had to withdraw, but we weren’t put on trial for war crimes then either. And Iraq is the same, our defeat would be marked by a withdrawal, which is different than when Germans lost in WWI for example.

    sad reality

  5. Who the heck would charge US government of war crimes? The West controls the UN… never going to happen. Otherwise, dozens of other US presidents of the past wouldnt have gotten away with what they did in Asia, South America, and Africa

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