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#253539 - 03/24/13 01:36 AM Iraq Children Deformed by US Chemical Weapons
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#253542 - 03/24/13 02:37 AM Re: Iraq Children Deformed by US Chemical Weapons [Re: pdx rick]
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Rick
There are several problems with information in your posting.

Depleted uranium bullets are not chemical weapons.

The video relies upon a single study, which was not peer reviewed.


DU bullets are typically fired as armor piercing rounds. Falujah is most known for its ferocious street to street fighting, not as a tank battle.

There are statistics showing such health problems rising in Basra starting in 1997-2000---- before the war even began. We have not much idea what Saddam may have been up to, or whether his actions (or some other cause) may be responsible for the problem.

Wiki says
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The actual level of acute and chronic toxicity of DU is also a point of medical controversy. Several studies using cultured cells and laboratory rodents suggest the possibility of leukemogenic, genetic, reproductive, and neurological effects from chronic exposure.[5] A 2005 epidemiology review concluded: "In aggregate the human epidemiological evidence is consistent with increased risk of birth defects in offspring of persons exposed to DU."[10] However, the World Health Organization, the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations that is responsible for setting health research norms and standards, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends, states that no risk of reproductive, developmental, or carcinogenic effects have been reported in humans due to DU exposure.[11][12] This report has been criticized for not including possible long term effects of DU on the human body.[13]


I am not certain what the truth is about all of this and feel it certainly deserves more research. OTOH the posted article seems over the top in terms of what is known.
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#253547 - 03/24/13 03:40 AM Re: Iraq Children Deformed by US Chemical Weapons [Re: pdx rick]
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A field investigation in Iraq by German and Canadian scientists found evidence that the class of uranium weapons, including "bunker buster" bombs, contain 236U, and contributed to the deformity. Their story was told in the German documentary The Doctor, the Depleted Uranium, and the Dying Children.

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Originally Posted By: Ardy
...There are statistics showing such health problems rising in Basra starting in 1997-2000...

Depleted Uranium: Dead Babies in Iraq and Afghanistan Are No Joke

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... the horrors caused by the depleted uranium weapons which the US began using in the 1991 Gulf War (300 tons), and which it has used much more extensively–and in more urban, populated areas–in the Iraq War and the now intensifying Afghanistan War.

Hmm
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#253550 - 03/24/13 04:11 AM Re: Iraq Children Deformed by US Chemical Weapons [Re: pdx rick]
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What about all the American children psychologically maimed and mentally deformed by constant newscasts showing turbaned, bearded, Iraqui "Freedom Fighters" brandishing Russian made firearms and blowing off the tops of of our soldiers heads with IUDs.
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#253551 - 03/24/13 04:11 AM Re: Iraq Children Deformed by US Chemical Weapons [Re: Greger]
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Originally Posted By: Greger
What about all the American children psychologically maimed and mentally deformed by constant newscasts showing turbaned, bearded, Iraqui "Freedom Fighters" brandishing Russian made firearms and blowing off the tops of of our soldiers heads with IUDs.

Hmmm...why are American parents letting their kids watch al Jazeera? Hmm Next thing we'll read is that parents are buying their bright young things a lace trim thong with “Call Me” on the front of them.
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#253553 - 03/24/13 04:28 AM Re: Iraq Children Deformed by US Chemical Weapons [Re: pdx rick]
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why are American parents letting their kids watch al Jazeera?

They aren't "letting them watch al Jazeera"
American parents are making them watch Fox News.
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