WHO Refuses to Publish Report on Cancers and Birth Defects in Iraq Caused by Depleted Uranium Ammunition - by Denis Halliday

 
 
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The World Health Organisation (WHO)  has categorically refused in defiance of its own mandate to share evidence uncovered in Iraq that US military use of Depleted Uranium and other weapons have not only killed many civilians, but continue to result in the birth of deformed babies.

This issue was first brought to light in 2004 in a WHO expert report “on the long-term health of Iraq’s civilian population resulting from depleted uranium (DU) weapons”. This earlier report was “held secret”, namely suppressed by the WHO:

The study by three leading radiation scientists cautioned that children and adults could contract cancer after breathing in dust containing DU, which is radioactive and chemically toxic. But it was blocked from publication by the World Health Organization (WHO), which employed the main author, Dr Keith Baverstock, as a senior radiation advisor. He alleges that it was deliberately suppressed, though this is denied by WHO. (See Rob Edwards, WHO ‘Suppressed’ Scientific Study Into Depleted Uranium Cancer Fears in Iraq,  The Sunday Herald, February 24, 2004)

Almost nine years later,  a joint WHO- Iraqi Ministry of Health Report on cancers and birth defect in Iraq was to be released in November 2012. “It has been delayed repeatedly and now has no release date whatsoever.”

To this date the WHO study remains “classified”.

According to Hans von Sponeck, former Assistant Secretary General of the United Nations,

“The US government sought to prevent the WHO from surveying areas in southern Iraq where depleted uranium had been used and caused serious health and environmental dangers.” (quoted in Mozhgan Savabieasfahani Rise of Cancers and Birth Defects in Iraq: World Health Organization Refuses to Release Data, Global Research, July 31, 2013

This tragedy in Iraq reminds one of US Chemical Weapons used in Vietnam. And that the US has failed to acknowledge or pay compensation or provide medical assistance to thousands of deformed children born and still being born due to American military use of Agent Orange throughout the country.

The millions of gallons of this chemical dumped on rural Vietnam were eagerly manufactured and sold to the Pentagon by companies Dupont, Monsanto and others greedy for huge profits.

Given the US record of failing to acknowledge its atrocities in warfare, I fear those mothers in Najaf and other Iraqi cities and towns advised not to attempt the birth of more children will never receive solace or help.

A United Nations that is no longer corrupted by the five Permanent Members of the Security Council is what is needed.

 
Articles by: Denis Halliday

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September 13, 2013

Once we were separated from the land....

we became separated from ourselves and from each other.

It was the land that nourished us and held us together.

How can people poison the land?

How can people poison the planet they live on?

The first lie in agriculture is that we grow plants. We can grow hair, fingernails, even new people, but only the earth can grow plants.

There are some old articles in the Fubar archives that discuss how we've poisoned the planet--but it was only recently that I learned, from the book, Trespass Against Us: Dow Chemical & The Toxic Century, by Jack Doyle, that we dropped fifty times as much Agent Orange on the United States as on Viet Nam. Well, not exactly dropped. We sold it, or Dow Chemical did. To farmers, ranchers, to cities and towns for use in parks and along highways, to suburbanites to use on their lawns--it was even used on the golf courses of the rich. And of course we didn't know it was toxic--we were only dropping it on Viet Nam to get rid of the plants so that we could see where the enemy was hiding, or to get rid of the food that the enemy grew, not to kill them. Or that was the story, anyway. We dumped tons of it on the enemy and sold it at home as one of the benefits of modern science.

The simple fact is that if a corporation makes a product, no matter how toxic it is, they will sell it in any way that they can.

Like radioactive stuff that we use in weapons to kill people or make them very sick, but then turn around and sell to doctors to use to treat those sicknesses and dying people.

Strange indeed, Coacoa.

 

The big business farmer has a shot for everything

 probably because they are not going to eat what they grow

Who are you? Who

A big business Farmer ?

Time for the world to look deeply into the eyes of those professing Healthcare and maybe what they are farming... space? organs? what?

Gosh... I know it sounds strange but I think no stranger that an organization that never does what they profess

 

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