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Posts Tagged ‘uranium

Iraqi increase in birth defects greater than Hiroshima and Nagasaki survivors

April 16, 2012

At Fallujah hospital in Iraq they cannot offer any statistics on children born with birth defects – there are just too many. Parents don’t want to talk. “Families bury their newborn babies after they die without telling anyone,” says hospital spokesman Nadim al-Hadidi. “It’s all too shameful for them.” “We recorded 672 cases in January […]

How US Weapons Grade Uranium has been diverted to Israel

May 16, 2010

How US Weapons Grade Uranium was Diverted to Israel On May 6, 2010, the Government Accountability Office (formerly known as the General Accounting Office) released the previously secret 1978 report “Nuclear Diversion in the U.S.? 13 Years of Contradiction and Confusion” [.pdf]. It fills in important historic gaps about weapons-grade uranium diversions from the U.S. […]

Birth defects in Iraq blamed on U.S. weaponry

April 7, 2010

The BBC reported that doctors in the Iraqi city of Fallujah are reporting a high level of birth defects, with some blaming weapons used by the United States during its fierce onslaughts of 2004 and subsequently, which left much of the city in ruins. The level of heart defects among newborn babies is said to […]

Is “Iran is breaking rules that all nations must follow”?

September 28, 2009

Writing in the Guardian, Scott Ritter, chief UN weapons inspector in Iraq from 1991 to 1998, gives his opinion on the Iran nuclear confrontation: It was very much a moment of high drama. Barack Obama, fresh from his history-making stint hosting the UN security council, took a break from his duties at the G20 economic […]

Threat of Iranian nuclear threat hyped

September 12, 2009

Mohammed ElBaradei, the outgoing head of the UN atomic watchdog IAEA, has called the threat from Iran “hyped” and said there was no evidence that the Islamic republic will soon have nuclear weapons. “In many ways, I think the threat has been hyped,” Mr ElBaradei told the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, a Chicago-based magazine […]