Depleted uranium weapons in Iraq, drastic birth defects in Fallujah

by Ann Garrison

U.S. Marines fire on Fallujah, Nov. 11, 2004 - Photo: Lance Cpl. Samantha L. Jones.jpgOn Friday, Nov. 13, the London Guardian reported a “Huge rise in birth defects in Fallujah,” Iraq.  I sent the news to KPFA Radio 94.1FM Weekend News anchor Anthony Fest, along with contact info for Bob Nichols, San Francisco Bay View newspaper correspondent and winner of a 2004 Project Censored Award for his reporting on the U.S. military’s use of depleted uranium weapons in Iraq and consequent radiation poisoning. I then edited and animated the resulting Nov. 15 KPFA Weekend News segment (below).

“Remember the old saying, ‘There are no coincidences’? That is certainly true with the DNA-busting weaponized uranium gas used by the most well planned, lethal force on the planet, the U.S. Army. The huge rise – at least 15 times and more all the time – in birth defects is exactly what the American political and military leaders ordered. These monsters are all war criminals and must be tried for their war crimes,” declared Nichols.

San Francisco writer Ann Garrison writes for the San Francisco Bay View, Examiner.com, OpEdNews, Global Research and Colored Opinions. She is also active in international Green Party organizing, with special focus on supporting the Democratic Green Party of Rwanda, which is struggling for official recognition and a free and fair election in Rwanda in August 2010.