Re-Runs: Children born in Fallujah are being born with a “massive, unprecedented number” of birth defects. Suspicions are being laid at the feet of the American military, which sprayed depleted uranium munitions wildly about Fallujah during the siege. Similar birth defects have been reported repeatedly, both from other areas of Iraq and previous US crusades. The US military says they are simply recycling – which is good for the environment. (Source)
. . . the level of heart defects among newborn babies is said to be 13 times higher than in Europe. (Source: BBC News)
The Guardian reported in November claims by local doctors of a massive rise in birth defects, particularly neural tube defects, which afflict the spinal cords and brains of newborns.
American and British authorities, political and military, knew exactly what the consequences would be for future generations of Iraqi children from contaminating the country with depleted uranium. They knew, not least, because it has happened before. (Source)