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Aug. 8th, 2010 | 10:39 pm

Dramatic increases in infant mortality, cancer and leukaemia in the Iraqi city of Fallujah, which was bombarded by US Marines in 2004, exceed those reported by survivors of the atomic bombs that were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945, according to a new study.

Iraqi doctors in Fallujah have complained since 2005 of being overwhelmed by the number of babies with serious birth defects, ranging from a girl born with two heads to paralysis of the lower limbs. They said they were also seeing far more cancers than they did before the battle for Fallujah between US troops and insurgents.

Their claims have been supported by a survey showing a four-fold increase in all cancers and a 12-fold increase in childhood cancer in under-14s. Infant mortality in the city is more than four times higher than in neighbouring Jordan and eight times higher than in Kuwait.
Toxic legacy of US assault on Fallujah 'worse than Hiroshima'
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from: pallasathene8
date: Aug. 9th, 2010 12:09 am (UTC)

Are you requesting that we nuke the next country we attack, then?

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from: fridgemagnet
date: Aug. 10th, 2010 09:23 am (UTC)

It would clearly be the kindest thing.

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from: anonymous
date: Aug. 10th, 2010 11:23 am (UTC)

How about if heads of state who say that conditions in occupied countries are "safe" are made to spend six months operating from there, taking their families with them? Well, if it's safe, there's no problem is there?

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