Another article from the same site discusses how the World Health Organisation (WHO) recently suppressed a report on the impact of the depleted uranium (DU to those who like TLA’s) on the Iraqi people.
To me, this is no surprise if you understand whose interests the WHO actually serves – yep, that thousand-armed octopus I seem to find myself referring to so often.
The following is a quote from an article in The Independent that shares some of the results:
It played unwilling host to one of the bloodiest battles of the Iraq war. Fallujah’s homes and businesses were left shattered; hundreds of Iraqi civilians were killed. Its residents changed the name of their “City of Mosques” to “the polluted city” after the United States launched two massive military campaigns eight years ago. Now, one month before the World Health Organisation reveals its view on the legacy of the two battles for the town, a new study reports a “staggering rise” in birth defects among Iraqi children conceived in the aftermath of the war.
High rates of miscarriage, toxic levels of lead and mercury contamination and spiralling numbers of birth defects ranging from congenital heart defects to brain dysfunctions and malformed limbs have been recorded.
Even more disturbingly, they appear to be occurring at an increasing rate in children born in Fallujah, about 40 miles west of Baghdad.
There is “compelling evidence” to link the increased numbers of defects and miscarriages to military assaults, says Mozhgan Savabieasfahani, one of the lead authors of the report and an environmental toxicologist at the University of Michigan’s School of Public Health. Similar defects have been found among children born in Basra after British troops invaded, according to the new research.
The impact of the Iraqi war will remain for thousands of years, unless technology is brought to bear that is currently not widely known or available. Yet another good way to get rid of that extra 6.5BN pesky people on the planet.
PS TLA = Three Letter Acronyms – or Two…