Fallujah: Americans “last people to consider” generations crippled by depleted uranium
November 7 marks 12 years since the second battle of Fallujah was launched by US, Iraqi, and British troops in 2004. Fallujah residents still suffer from the consequences today, with many accusing Washington of using deadly depleted uranium weapons.
According to some reports, chemical weapons may have been used during the battle, also known as Operation Al Fajr and Operation Phantom Fury, which is considered the bloodiest of the Iraq War.
A number of scientists have linked an increased rate of health problems in the Fallujah population to the US-led attacks, including birth defects and cancer.
Which specific substances may have been used is still unknown. Only the use of white phosphorus has been officially confirmed by the US.
Although over a decade has passed, Fallujah residents are still suffering from the consequences of the battle.
“The most interesting thing is that nothing has got any better,” Professor Christopher Busby, scientific secretary of the European Committee on Radiation Risks, told RT.
“The level of congenital malformation, the level of ill health in the children as they are born is not improving, which means that whatever it was that happened long ago is still in the genetic make-up of the people who live there,” he said.
A number of scientists and doctors have attributed serious health issues to the US military’s use of depleted uranium (DU) anti-tank weapons.
“We know it was exposure to uranium because we measured the uranium in our study. We spent a lot of money looking at the uranium levels at the hair of the parents of the children with congenital malformations. So, there’s no doubt about it being uranium,” Professor Busby said.
Washington is doing its best to downplay the effects of DU, he added.
“It’s becoming clear now that uranium has very serious genetic qualities that are still not considered by authorities. The last people to consider it will be the Americans, the American military, and the people who are most dependent upon it. They don’t want to get rid of this ‘magical weapons.’ And they are fighting tooth and nail, including scientifically, to try and show that there isn’t this serious problem that there quite obviously is.
“The people who control or try to control the understanding of the health effects of uranium are the people who are associated with the military and governments who need to show that they didn’t do anything wrong and can continue to use this stuff. So, yes, there is a cover-up, no question about it. And it’s at a very high level. It will have to stop because evidence that’s emerging in periodic literature is absolutely massive. It doesn’t only come from Iraq and from exposure to depleted uranium. It comes from exposure to uranium from uranium workers in France and from uranium miners in Namibia, and nuclear test veterans who were exposed to uranium,” Busby said.
“Because of such a politicized factor, the US government has not been supportive of scientific research on these issues and have not been willing to take any responsibility,” Ross Caputi, a US marine veteran, who was in the second battle of Fallujah in November of 2004, told RT.
“12 years since the second battle of Fallujah was launched by US, Iraqi, and British troops in 2004. Fallujah residents still suffer from the consequences today, with many accusing Washington of using deadly depleted uranium weapons.”
depleted uranium..what sort of sick fucks would even think of using this around civilian populations?
look at the link above to see the end result..and i warn you now that the images are graphic, horrific and depressing..