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Birth Defects Reveal Weapons-Grade Enriched Uranium Used in Fallujah, Iraq

The TV show 'Vice' presents evidence backing our theory, that uranium-based weapons were used in Fallujah, where birth defects have skyrocketed...

Nukes at Fallujah
Zeroing in on Fallujah?

(SALEM) - (This story is developing, and it isn't this time, it is a television program called "Vice" that is taking a surprisingly bold look at the possibility that radioactive weapons were used in Fallujah, Iraq, which was absolutely not disclosed by the US govt. A Marine who served in Fallujah says he is disturbed by the use of thermobaric smaws or "fuel air bombs". These weapons, used in Fallujah, suck all of the oxygen out of the house they strike, followed by an extreme heat blast. But it is the use of uranium, not depleted uranium but enriched uranium, is a burning question that has driven birth defects out of control here. Please watch my video below, filed from Iraq, about small children from Anbar province, where Fallujah is located, being treated in a special multinational health program. I now suspect they are victims of the same weaponry referenced above.)

"This was not depleted uranium, it was actually slightly enriched uranium, which was fairly astonishing, it was not something that we really expected, and it led us to believe that the modern military systems use a whole new set of weapons which contain or produce enriched uranium, for various reasons we're not entirely sure about."

Professor Chris Busby live on RTV
(From the YouTube video below)

Professor Chris Busby, from the School of Biomedical Science, University of Ulster, believes that the United States severely overstepped the boundaries of international law and is the likely suspect in the use of not just deadly depleted uranium, a growing subject in the world, but actual U-235 enriched weapons-grade uranium from a neutron bomb[1].

Those are the weapons that kill biological life but leave structures and landscape otherwise intact. You could call it the ultimate irony; discovering that illegal nuclear weapons were used in Fallujah, Iraq by the United States; the country that led the world down the trail of deceit by falsely declaring that Iraq had 'weapons of mass destruction'[2].

Nothing like full-blown hypocrisy for a new national image. And we thought the world already didn't like us, this new understanding will be life changing if it is half of what it seems to be. has reported the extraordinary rate of heart defects in Fallujah, and we have also reported the widespread problems in war torn countries connected to depleted uranium[3].

Now a new report from Bob Nichols published by Veterans Today exposes the dirty reality of this evolving story[4].

The story here is almost as obscene as the overall notion of attacking a country suspected of having nukes, with nukes; and if experts like Prof. Chris Busby are right, that is exactly what happened.

In the test results that are setting alarms off around the world, Prof. Busby explains that hair samples taken from the parents of 25 mothers and 25 fathers of children with heart defects in Fallujah were analyzed.

"We looked at 52 elements, all of the possible elements that could be in the hair, and we found high levels of strontium, calcium and aluminum and various innocuous substances, but what we did find was a high level of uranium."

Busby says children in Fallujah face, "Extraordinary high levels of cancer, extraordinarily high levels of birth defects, and a change in the sex ratio, the ratio of boys to girls, which appears to begin after the battle of Fallujah in 2004".

I was moved by the tone of Bob Nichols' article, it is terribly important information and it is no time for kid gloves.

By good fortune I have had the chance to speak at length on the telephone with this fascinating individual, whose history in this area of nuclear science is rich and steeped in relationships with the remaining scientists who developed the atomic bombs used in WWII.

Bob contacted me when I wrote about a team of Israeli doctors' findings related to depleted uranium (DU), and declining sperm counts in the Israeli Defence Forces. Bob is one of many people who have speculated about what could be, and now he is utterly floored by the discovery that the U.S. apparently moved right past SU and used the more deadly weapons grade uranium[5].

The images of the children being born in Fallujah are agonizing, and people of Bob Nichol's caliber have the capacity to appreciate the real danger this type of warfare represents and he pulled no punches when he wrote the following.

From: UnBelievable! The US is Using Nuclear Weapons in Central Asian War - Veterans Today - by Bob Nichols

"Well, the United States Military has finally done it. They have had and are using nuclear weapons in the Central Asian War; at Fallujah, Iraq to be exact. This War Crime is proven to have commenced at least as far back as 2004.

"What’s more, the military’s use of nuclear weapons is primarily against civilians, maiming and killing civilians now as well as generations as yet unborn – a cowardly, psychotic [crazed] recognized War Crime.

"Mr. President, Dr. Busby, a chemical physicist, has laid out the laboratory certified and reproducible results, in a clear, unambiguous manner. I recommend you jerk these miscreants out of all War Zones and bring them back to the US immediately for the required and necessary War Crimes Trials.

"I encourage you not to overlook accomplices in these real life and death War Crimes among the general staff, including your own staff."
- UnBelievable! The US is Using Nuclear Weapons in Central Asian War - Veterans Today

Zeroing in on Fallujah

Fallujah was a peaceful city when the United States invaded Iraq, and it didn't take long for the U.S. Army to reverse that trend. Wikipedia explains that Fallujah occupation began in April 2003, a month after the invasion of Iraq began[6].

From Wikipedia's Fallujah during the Iraq War

Although the majority of the residents were Sunni and had supported Saddam Hussein's rule, Fallujah was one of the most peaceful areas of the country just after his fall. There was very little looting and the new mayor of the city — Taha Bidaywi Hamed, selected by local tribal leaders — was pro-United States When the U.S. Army's 1st Battalion / 2nd Brigade 82nd Airborne entered the town on April 23, 2003, they positioned themselves at the vacated Ba'ath Party headquarters, a local school house, and the Ba'ath party resort just outside town (Dreamland)— the US bases inside the town erased some goodwill, especially when many in the city had been hoping the US Army would stay outside of the relatively calm city.
- Fallujah during the Iraq War - Wikipedia

Fallujah's mayor, Taha Bedaiwi al-Alwani was pro-U.S. forces, however he would soon have to confirm that 2 people were killed by U.S. forces and 14 wounded, for taking part in a demonstration. U.S. forces said they were fired at but none were hurt.

A year later, the city was taken by Iraqi resistance fighters who held onto Fallujah until the U.S. military 're-invaded' - this time causing, "widespread destruction and a humanitarian crisis in the city and surrounding areas. As of 2004, The city is largely ruined, with 60% of buildings damaged or destroyed, and the population at 30%-50% of pre-war levels," Wikipedia states.

Fallujah experienced serious instability between April 2003 and March 2004. The night of 28 April 28, 2003 saw several hundred frustrated and determined residents defying the US curfew and marching through the streets of Fallujah, right past the U.S. soldiers who had positioned inside of the former Ba'ath party headquarters.

The Fallujah residents were demonstrating against the U.S. military presence inside of the local school that their children normally attended. The western media didn't report it that way, but it was a march for access to educational rights that the families believed their children deserved.

The first response of the American military was to send in a Psychological Operations or 'psy-op' team, who tried using 'announcements' to disperse the crowd. Locals say that when that didn't work, the U.S. Army opened fire on the crowd, which many believed they would not really do. 17 Fallujah residents were killed, and 70 more were wounded by gunfire. Of those killed, the majority were children taking part in the school protest.

From their perspective, 82nd Airborne soldiers in the school say they received "effective fire" from inside of the protesting crowd. No Americans were injured. The same day, three other residents were killed by U.S. forces while staging a protest at the city mayor's office.

Two days later, on 30 April 2003, the 82d Airborne was replaced in the city by 2nd Troop (Fox) of the U.S. 3d Armored Cavalry Regiment.

Round after Round of Deadly Violence

This pattern of attacks and counter attacks would continue on and on. By 2 December 2004, the U.S. death toll in Fallujah operation had reached 71 killed, however up to 6000 civilians were killed throughout the operation in Fallujah.

From: Fallujah - The End Of Warfare - Outlook India

The Marines finally came to this area after an attack on U.S. civilian contractors.

Four American private military contractors employed by Blackwater USA were ambushed on 31 March 2004 by Iraqi resistance fighters in Fallujah as they guarded a convoy transporting supplies to a military base.

As Wikipedia explains, it was a gruesome attack against the four: Scott Helvenston, Jerko Zovko, Wesley Batalona and Michael Teague, who "were dragged from their cars, beaten, and set ablaze. Their burned corpses were then dragged through the streets before being hung over a bridge crossing the Euphrates."

The deaths of the Blackwater employees led to the launch of US Marines Operation Vigilant Resolve. By May 2004, a truce was signed. In 2008 when I was in Anbar province, the Marine Corps handed control of the base over to the new Iraqi Army.

Fallujah may have started as a peaceful place but the U.S. war dealt the place devastating consequences. The soldiers apparently either weren't trained to restrain their hair triggers, or they were simply anxious to kill.

Regardless of the reasons, the death toll in this place continues and the real killer may no longer be the bullets or IED's, but radioactivity, 'dirty' munitions... illegal, seriously illegal, on an international level.

Moving Past DU to U 235 Enriched Uranium

If this all turns out to be correct, and so far scientific analysis is showing us it did, then it will be true that the U.S. government got past the questions in the international arena over 'depleted uranium' by answering no and it was true, they didn't bother with that, they went straight to enriched uranium.

When uranium is processed, the depleted uranium is the lower grade runoff amount, while the weapons-grade enriched uranium that is developed, is used for what truly are, the famed 'WMD's' - weapons of mass destruction[7].

If the government is sliding this under the wire, which would have to be the case if it is true, (since nuclear weapons are prohibited in the war theatre), then the neutron bomb aspect is not just a component of a weapon, but also evidence in a very serious war crime or crimes that would then become a legacy of the Bush and Cheney Republican presidential administration. The public should hold their elected officials accountable according to Nichols:

"To citizens and residents of the US and the Western World I say demand these actions immediately; then, turn out, shun and dismiss any politician not willing to immediately stand up against nuclear weapons use.

"Certified documentation of isotopes only found as products of nuclear weapons and nuclear power stations follows. There is no mistaking these distinctive radioactive products for anything else in creation except for what they are."

Nichols points to the obvious fact that the US military is the strongest, most lethal military force the world has ever known:

"There is no military reason whatsoever to use nuclear weapons on civilians, or military personnel, either, for that matter. This constitutes pure, unadulterated Slaughter, as well as the random maiming and killing of future generations. What were they possibly thinking?"

Nichols continued by saying this is just flat-out wrong, using the words criminal, heinous and barbaric. He says the act cannot now, or ever be excused, mitigated, forgotten, repeated or forgiven.

There is no maneuvering from a course that plants a sickness within an entire society, the people there who made the mistake of protesting American soldiers taking over their school and other aspects of the operation, were gunned down and now it appears, they were also "lit up" with a radioactive nightmare that likely will adversely impact future generations to come.

"For additional radioactive killing and maiming power the US Military forces have deployed hundreds of thousands of tons of weaponized ceramic uranium oxide dust and aerosols. The genetic effect on future generations is profound.

"Mr President, let the punishment be prompt and severe, after a proper trial for the accused mass murderers, of course."

The gentleman featured in the videos to the right is Samuel Theodore Cohen, the American physicist who invented the W70 warhead, more popularly known as the neutron bomb. I mentioned that Bob Nichols is affiliated with the people who made the team that created the first atomic bombs.

Wikipedia explains that in 1944, Sam Cohen worked on the Manhattan project in the efficiency group and calculated how neutrons behaved in Fat Man, the atomic bomb that was later detonated over Nagasaki, Japan. After the war Sam studied for his Ph.D. at Berkeley, near Nichol's Bay Area location, before dropping out to join the RAND Corporation[8].

Cohen argued during the Vietnam War, that small neutron bombs would end the war quickly and save many American lives, but politicians rejected his ideas. His fellow scientists largely ignored the neutron bomb in reviewing the role of nuclear weapons. Development of the neutron bomb was delayed by President James Carter in 1978, however Cohen said President Ronald Reagan did authorize the creation of 700 neutron bombs, 350 shells to go into the 8 inch (200-millimeter) howitzer and 350 W70 warheads for the Lance missile, according to data published by Wikipedia. There are also reports of the devices being deployed in testing by China in recent decades[9].

Unfortunately Sam Cohen passed away last year, but his words are credible and while his ideas about how to fight wars with neutron bombs was not well accepted, it likely was accepted to a degree, and it seems plausible that Reagan would have been his man. In more recent years Cohen backed people like Pat Buchanon for president. He clearly leaned as far to the right as any who labored endlessly for the nation's military industrial complex.

End Israel's Unwarranted Murder of Kids

Heart Defect patients in Anbar Province

My connection to this story on a personal level is small, but significant in my opinion. While covering the war in Iraq in 2008, I was only in Fallujah for a short period, however I was able to spend a few days at the al Asad air base in Anbar, located about 58 miles from Fallujah, the capitol of Anbar province. It is here I had a chance to meet a woman trying to save several Iraqi children with congenital heart defects[10].

I can't say for sure that the families of these kids were from Fallujah, but it is the same province and not very far away, and the kids were all very young and as I recall, they all were probably born in 2003 or later.

There are two messages in that story; one is that the U.S. led war on Iraq created an environment where more or less routine heart surgeries were a total impossibility, as the infrastructure of an otherwise modern city, Baghdad, had long been gutted by war by that point. The second major point is that an incredible Navy doctor attached to the U.S. Marine base at al Asad went through considerable effort to get these children both to Jordan for pre-surgery care, and to Israel where they would receive surgery to repair their defective hearts.

I asked Lt. Commander Christina Williams what chance those kids would have without this unique multi-national intervention she was leading and she replied, "Their outcome would be pretty dismal, they have no opportunity for surgery, and so they would succumb to their illnesses and probably die."

Baghdad Airport in 2003

There is also the story about the Baghdad airport in 2003, this one is heavy and also about the use of a neutron bomb, which incidentally does not leave the same signature as a conventional weapon. In March, Jeff Archer wrote Recalling the Battle: History Repeats Itself on the 8th Anniversary of the Invasion of Iraq which details that incident[11].

In July 2006, an article written by Captain Eric May, a 14-year veteran of the U.S. Army, published by the Lone Star Iconoclast, alleged that the Battle of Baghdad, which began at Saddam International Airport, was far more devastating to the U.S. forces. This was no conspiracy theorist looking for publicity. Additionally, he held knowledge that few writers about Iraq have: keen expertise in the areas of military tactics and U.S. military intelligence.

Captain May made another allegation that was not mentioned in the mainstream press. He thought that the outnumbered U.S. military used a neutron bomb at the airport to stop the Iraqi troops.

Captain May entered the U.S. Army in 1977 and served for 14 years. He eventually received advance intelligence education and he spent years in deciphering messages, mainly from the former Soviet Union.

Mar-21-2011: Recalling the Battle: History Repeats Itself on the 8th Anniversary of the Invasion of Iraq - Jeff Archer Special to

Background on death in Iraq since the U.S. occupation:

Over three years ago, the World Health Organization indicated with a 95 percent degree of statistical certainty that between 104,000 and 223,000 civilians had died. One or two hundred thousand? Isn't that all anyone needs to know to appreciate that they are being provided more false information? I actually think the WHO information was accurate to the best of their findings, but what they truly reveal is that any estimate has a more than likely chance of being easily twice what any group claims[12].

A Website with the name 'Iraq Body Count' places the number at or just above 100k, yet it also appears to be pro war by it artwork and crude slogan[13].

They state: Iraq Body Count is an ongoing human security project which maintains and updates the world’s largest public database of violent civilian deaths during and since the 2003 invasion. The count encompasses non-combatants killed by military or paramilitary action and the breakdown in civil security following the invasion.

It is interesting that the group sports the low number with no regard for other established statistics. Wikipedia has a range of sources and numbers listed on their page Casualties of the Iraq War [14][15].

Source Iraqi casualties Time period
Iraq Family Health Survey 151,000 deaths March 2003 to June 2006
Lancet survey 601,027 violent deaths out of 654,965 excess deaths March 2003 to June 2006
Opinion Research Business survey 1,033,000 deaths as a result of the conflict March 2003 to August 2007
Associated Press 110,600 deaths March 2003 to April 2009
Iraq Body Count project 98,170 — 107,152 civilian deaths as a result of the conflict. 150,726 civilian and combatant deaths March 2003 to October 2010
WikiLeaks. Classified Iraq war logs 109,032 deaths January 2004 to December 2009

In October 2006, the Washington Post Staff Writer David Brown wrote in his article Study Claims Iraq's 'Excess' Death Toll Has Reached 655,000, A team of American and Iraqi epidemiologists estimates that 655,000 more people have died in Iraq since coalition forces arrived in March 2003 than would have died if the invasion had not occurred[16].

It's like we've entered a giant information snowstorm in 2011 with the US and its minions trying their darnedest to significantly reduce the numbers. And there is little reason to have faith in US determinations of 'combatant' and 'non-combatant' because there is zero accountability in the system.

An important development in all of this, is that a British court will soon review the matter involving the detection of enriched uranium at Fallujah.

I strongly suggest visiting Bob Nichols' article and note the excellent resources and links that he has listed. Kudos to Bob Nichols, Gordon Duff, Debbie Menon and the Veterans Today team, for getting this out first.


[1] Christopher Busby - From Wikipedia

[2] Neutron bomb - From Wikipedia

[3] Four Polygamous Families with Congenital Birth Defects from Fallujah, Iraq -

[4] UnBelievable! The US is Using Nuclear Weapons in Central Asian War - By Bob Nichols Veterans Today

[5] Israel's Declining Sperm Quality Tied to Depleted Uranium Exposure - Tim King

[6] Fallujah during the Iraq War - Wikipedia

[7] The Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) - United Nations

[8] Samuel T. Cohen - From Wikipedia

[9] China Test-detonates Kiloton Neutron Bomb - David M. Bresnahan WorldNetDaily

[10] Marine Corps, Jordan and Israel Offer Hope for Iraqi Child Heart Patients (VIDEO) - Tim King

[11] Recalling the Battle: History Repeats Itself on the 8th Anniversary of the Invasion of Iraq - Jeff Archer Special to

[12] W.H.O. Says Iraq Civilian Death Toll Higher Than Cited By LAWRENCE K. ALTMAN and RICHARD A. OPPEL Jr. - NY Times

[13] Iraq Body Count

[14] Casualties of the Iraq War - From Wikipedia

[15] A Curveball Hits Home: Rafid Ahmed Alwan al-Janabi's Dirty Secret, WMD and Iraq - Tim King

[16] Study Claims Iraq's 'Excess' Death Toll Has Reached 655,000 - Washington Post


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huh! April 29, 2013 7:17 am (Pacific time)

Any science/peer reviewed data sources on American troops suffering from this ammo? OTHERWISE opinions have zero validity in this matter ANON. 9:57, respectfully.

Anonymous April 26, 2013 9:57 am (Pacific time)

By the way anon at 8:37. Iraq is mostly islam, and they do not inner breed. If you want to know about inner breeding, research the rothchild banking cartel inner breeding....and the only reason Iraqi's fought back, is because they did not want the corrupt west to rule their country. And, as usual, most of the "kids with bombs" is mainstream media propaganda. Same as Syria..blaming Syria for using WMD's when its now proven it is the syrain rebles (alCIAda), using them, provided to them by the west...This is all documented, and even congresional hearings are in place. It is ignorant people, such as yourself, that cause more death and destruction. Next they will bomb Iran, when Iran is no threat, a stable country, etc. But they wont use the petro dollar, so bombs away.

Anonymous April 26, 2013 9:46 am (Pacific time)

To anon at 8:37...This view was expressed by Arthur Bernklau, executive director of Veterans for Constitutional Law in New York, writing in Preventive Psychiatry. 11,000 soldeirs dead from DU...325,000 on disabity from DU... And, DU is has a more of an effect over time, thus, fallujah geting it even worse. Its accumulative. Also, the DU is most toxic in the target area, not the troops using it. And, the only reason the Iraqi's were not doing so well before the war, is beacuse they were FORCED and FINANCED by the west to attack Iran, a bloody war that lasted ten years, putting the people in poverty...The reason the west invaded Iraq was for resources, but mostly it was because saddam hussien would not sell his oil in dollars, and join in the the central banking scheme to control the monetary policies of the countries. I think you are either ignorant or a troll..

Anonymous April 25, 2013 8:37 am (Pacific time)

"...because the US personnel were not at the impact point." U.S. troops had/have far more exposure to this ammo, and we have no statistically relevant health issues above those who did not. In many of these countries you have high pollution and generally unsanitary conditions. Much breeding is also done by close genetic relations. This is more of a political agenda-driven matter, and some are just "tools" for these bastards. I feel sorry for the Iraqi's but they brought it all onto themselves. Maybe it's simply Allah's will to cull these people and allow them to enter into their afterlife. I certainly encourage them to not waste anymore time on earth. Any people who would strap on explosives to children because of a godless cult worship, needs to be removed from civilized people. Ditto for the "tools" who support these incredibly evil savages. Peace.

Anonymous April 24, 2013 11:01 am (Pacific time)

lunch break over, back to work, see you tomorrow.. Here is a song/video for ya Mr King. To end my posting day :-) Hope you like it.

Anonymous April 24, 2013 9:26 am (Pacific time)

Here is another article to support your take on this Mr King. Its very graphic tho, so warning.

Anonymous April 24, 2013 9:23 am (Pacific time)

I am glad you re-posted this Mr. King. I speak of it much myself. The evidence is overwhelming that DU is dangerous and causing health problems. Its not just happening to Iraqi's but our own troops. Same as Agent Orange. This is not a theory, its a fact. Troops are already showing signs of sickness. Ya see, like agent orange, it doesnt show up for years. By that time, they just blame it on something else. Same with vaccines, GMO, etc. The reason is, those in control are eugenicists..The DU and agent orange will kill the troops, who swore to defend the Constitution, foreign and domestic, the GMO and vaccines will fix the social security system because nobody will live over 60 years old. They just dont care, they want us all dead. The obama admin, thru the EPA, jsut raised the safe radiation levels by 27,000 percent. Radiation IS/HAS come to the U.S. from fukishima. I suggest eveyone build up their immune system. Here is one of the best health websites I have Keep yourself healthy,stay away from fast food, processed meats, and anything GMO, and learn how to keep your imune system healthy. Plant some organic tomato seeds, even if you only have a small area, do anything you can to show we will not be controlled by monsanto. I think it was monsanto that birthed agent orange didnt they? Oh by the way, the Kerma response? That is what trolls do, "I have info but not going to waste my time" ..Its in the troll handbook.

Anonymous April 24, 2013 8:15 am (Pacific time)

Tim have you got any stats on birth defects of those American military personnel who were handling this type of ammunition? Considering that many would have had high exposure, both in proximity and length of exposure, then the stats must be similar to your birth defect thesis, right? This would bolster your assertions, and certainly would get mainstream media reporting this allegation, if not, then the assertions have no validity.

Tim King: This information just came out recently, the focus is on the babies of Fallujah. I don't believe that U.S. troops must be in this story for it to have validity because the US personnel were not at the impact point. I do agree that it would add strength to the argument if we had the stats on U.S. impacts, often writing a story like this is the first step.

Michelel April 24, 2013 3:29 am (Pacific time)

I am once again floored by the irresponsiblity of the United States Government. Now wonder why these people want us all dead. Please understand that all of us Americans support our troops, however, the government, not so much. How terribly tragic and sad. Don't worry they kill us too and then deny it.

Joule Kerma January 25, 2012 9:44 am (Pacific time)

Would be laughable if not for the fact it is malicious fabrication. I have the qualifications and the knowledge to refute this fiction - but why bother? So when will your next Elvis sighting be reported?

Editor: If only you were right Joule, but the tests don't lie.  You can wave and jump around but science cancels your nonsensical opinion, sorry. 

Dubious November 21, 2011 3:00 pm (Pacific time)

I don't think Professor Busby is particularly credible. See:

Editor: I know little about that particular matter of  his selling treatments for those affected in Japan. However I know of no other party trying to at least offer something, and the urine tests for children are very important.  At any rate, the Guardian blows in the wind these days in regard to politics, and this one makes both the US and its follower the UK look very morally void.  

BTW, the same article you reference also states:

"Though a controversial figure, Busby has been championed by the anti-nuclear movement and some environmentalists. He is still consulted by the Green party on issues such as low-level radiation and depleted uranium..."

Had you read that part, or does it not fit the program? 

Anonymous November 6, 2011 9:23 am (Pacific time)

Tim have you got any stats on birth defects of those American military personnel who were handling this type of ammunition? Considering that many would have had high exposure, both in proximity and length of exposure, then the stats must be similar to your birth defect thesis, right? This would bolster your assertions, and certainly would get mainstream media reporting this allegation, if not, then the assertions have no validity.

Tim King: This information just came out recently, the focus is on the babies of Fallujah.  I don't need to have U.S. troops in this story for it to have validity.  I do agree that it would add strength to the argument if we had the stats on U.S. impacts, often writing a story like this is the first step.

AlenaD November 5, 2011 5:02 am (Pacific time)

I have a friend who is a Vietnam veteran, and he told me that the United States used real nuclear weapons way back then. No fancy neutron bombs, just plain ol' big nukes. So this story probably isn't as odd as it first seems. We've probably been doing it for a long, long time.

Anonymous November 4, 2011 6:21 pm (Pacific time)

Tim 3rd world countries for countless centuries have had serious pollution problems (open sewers, human waste used as fertilizer on crops,dumping of industrial wastes in waterways, etc.)and a high level of inbreeding. This has been the cause of the majority of birth defects around the world. I spent considerable time doing volunteer work for disabled children, even while visiting Portland at the Shriners hospital about 3 miles east of KATU's location on Sandy and 82nd, we had kids from other countries...long before even JFK was sworn in, and recently. If you take the time and talk to say people like Doctors Without Borders, or people who have worked around the world doing charity work you would certainly come to different conclusions of what has been driving global birth defects. Each country/society usually has their own unique cause and effect relationships to defects, but they were going on long before America was founded. Even a casual review of ancient Asian literature will bare that out. To blame who you do simply misinforms those who do read your stories, though frankly that is not a lot of people. My hope is that if you are a professional, you would do some research and see that you are completely wrong. Also look at the ages of some of these people with birth defects in various countries. In Canada they have no national pollution policy, so they have been contaminating our country and water ways for decades, so maybe a story on possible birth defects on people and animals/fish/mollusks caused by them. The crap they send down the Columbia River, the Straight of Jaun De Fuca, Pudget Sound. No, the pollution and birth defects in Iraq, or any other place is not on Bush, or any American young man. You have been taken for a ride. Man up, and get the correct data/stats.

Tim King: I fully disagree with the majority of what you wrote, it smells of bigotry and ignorance.  Moreover, you define America's lack of accountability and responsibility.  

Emma November 4, 2011 2:21 pm (Pacific time)

What is being done about this, what system takes the perpetrators of a crime like this to justice?

Matt Johnson November 4, 2011 2:19 pm (Pacific time)

'Outrageous' doesn't begin to cover it, no words can express how angry I am upon learning this. No humans have a right to regard other humans this way, it is that simple. The suffering is unjustified, the invasion was unjustified, the u.s. govt. isn't explaining this one away.

Len Hanley November 4, 2011 12:14 pm (Pacific time)

This has been looked into years ago and no evidence supports the allegations. Still you have many individuals/organizations out there claiming all their birth defects (which are high in most 3rd world countries for many different reasons) so as to create an incident and feed the fires of hatred against the West. Many are receiving funds to continue with the lies, and I expect in time those people will be arrested and prosecuted for incitement.

Editor: Sorry, you must be thinking of something else or you didn't read the report or pay attention to the RTV video.  This is documented, and the fact that I personally encountered those kids needing surgery for heart defects, just a little too much for coincidence.  Yes, third world environments that have been plundered and violated by the warring ambitions of the Bush led attack on Iraq certainly have more health problems, but it is because of the war policies of the west.

"The Uranium Joe Wilson Didn't Mention" By April 2003, when the U.S. invaded Iraq, Saddam Hussein had stockpiled 500 tons of yellowcake uranium at his al  Tuwaitha nuclear weapons development plant south of Baghdad.

Editor: The simple truth is that Bush and his crew with their infinitely deep pockets and media pocket buddies at FOX News would be all over what you're saying like flies on sh*t.  You speak words that are untrue and it is a pathetic act. 

That intriguing little detail is almost never mentioned by the big media, who prefer to chant the mantra "Iraq had no weapons of mass destruction" while echoing Joseph Wilson's claim that "Bush lied" about Iraq seeking more of the nuclear material in Niger.( "U.S. Helps Remove Uranium From Iraq" ( BAGHDAD — American and Iraqi officials have completed nearly the last chapter in dismantling Saddam Hussein’s nuclear program with the removal of hundreds of tons of natural uranium from the country’s main nuclear site...American military personnel helped move about 600 tons of uranium in the form called yellowcake. It had been stored at Tuwaitha, an installation 12 miles south of Baghdad, which had been the site of Iraq’s nuclear program... After the American invasion in 2003, Tuwaitha was looted. Barrels used to store the yellowcake were stolen and sold to local people, who used them to store water and food and to wash clothes, according to a report by the atomic energy agency...Most of the barrels have been recovered, but there is still concern that people might become ill by ingesting food or water stored in the barrels and from contamination in the area around Tuwaitha, where more than 1,000 people live, according to the atomic energy agency..." Report via Clinton Administration which later asked congress to prepare and plan for attack on Iraq: "The Iraqi nuclear weapon program"...Iraq stated that it formally decided to build nuclear weapons in 1988, although many necessary and related activities had taken place earlier. Under the 1988 plan, Iraq intended to have its first weapon by the summer of 1991. Iraq had worked on developing the capability to make fissile material over a decade prior to this date, and has explained that its decision in 1988 reflected the expectation that indigenously produced HEU would become available within a few years...

Editor: Everything you are ranting about has nothing to do with deformed babies in Fallujah who are being born tragically because the U.S. probably used illegal nuclear weapons.  This is a big deal, you can dance in circles all you want.  I also know that Saddam Hussein did a lot of muscle flexing to present a certain image to his Persian rivals and that propaganda machines for war like you are just a reminder of how far we have slid from our humanity.  

Anonymous November 4, 2011 11:49 am (Pacific time)

As usual, propaganda that never gets traction outside the loonies. If any real evidence existed mainstream professionals would be commenting, but evidence is not an issue dimwitted morons worry about. Losers.

Editor: It isn't like we expect people of your nature to believe proven scientific data, what were we thinking!

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