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In September 2009, Fallujah General Hospital, Iraq, had 170 new born babies, 24% of whom were dead within the first seven days, a staggering 75% of the dead babies were classified as deformed.

This can be compared with data from the month of August in 2002 where there were 530 new born babies of whom six were dead within the first seven days and only one birth defect was reported.

Doctors in Fallujah have specifically pointed out that not only are they witnessing unprecedented numbers of birth defects but what is more alarming is:   "a significant number of babies that do survive begin to develop severe disabilities at a later stage."

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Post time 2010-12-14 21:28:03 |Display all floors

To the U.N.

We request from the United Nations General Assembly the following:

1. To acknowledge that there is a serious problem regarding the unprecedented number of birth defects and cancer cases in Iraq specifically in Fallujah, Basra, Baghdad and Al - Najaf.

2. To set up an independent committee to conduct a full investigation into the problem of the increased number of birth defects and cancers in Iraq.

3. To implement the cleaning up of toxic materials used by the occupying forces including Depleted Uranium, and White Phosphorus.

4. To prevent children and adults entering contaminated areas to minimize exposure to these hazards.

5. To investigate whether war crimes, or crimes against humanity, have been committed, and thereby uphold the United Nations Charter, The Geneva and Hague Conventions, and The Rome Statute of The International Criminal Court.

-Yours faithfully,

Dr Nawal Majeed Al-Sammarai ( Iraq Minister of Women's Affairs 2006 -2009)

Dr. David Halpin FRCS (Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon)

Malak Hamdan M. Eng in Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering.

Dr Chris Burns-Cox MD FRCP

Dr. Haithem Alshaibani (Environmental Sciences)

Yasmin Alibhai-Brown (Author and Journalist)
Nicholas Wood MA, RIBA, FRGS

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Post time 2010-12-14 21:33:19 |Display all floors
The use of depleted uranium has to be stopped!!  It should indeed be classified as a war crime.  I would support that.

How awful.

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Post time 2010-12-14 21:37:10 |Display all floors
But how to ban it? Will the U.N. consider it in the face of U.S. opposition?

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Post time 2010-12-14 21:40:10 |Display all floors
Not only depleted uranium but also landmines....but hey.....guess which countries don't support this ban...it ain't many and the US is one of them but also.........^^
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Post time 2010-12-14 21:41:14 |Display all floors
Originally posted by baofeng at 2010-12-14 21:37
But how to ban it? Will the U.N. consider it in the face of U.S. opposition?


Why wouldn't they consider it?  And not everyone in the US is supportive of DU.  You know, if the damn lslamists spent just half their time and energy into diplomatic measures, something might just get done.  All you need is a majority consensus.

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Post time 2010-12-14 21:45:23 |Display all floors
Originally posted by Alex2010 at 2010-12-14 21:40
Not only depleted uranium but also landmines....but hey.....guess which countries don't support this ban...it ain't many and the US is one of them but also.........^^


Land mines are nasty, yes- particularly the ones planted by Israel in Lebanon in 2006.

However, they don't cause such long-lasting health problems, including birth defects, as depleted uranium does.

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