Is Iraq worse than Hiroshima and Nagasaki?
WHAT will be the West’s legacy in Iraq? Democracy Now has shown us images of Iraqi babies born with defects.
Dahr Jamail, of Al Jazeera, makes a link:
Dr. Samira Alani actually visited with doctors in Japan, comparing statistics, and found that the amount of congenital malformations in Fallujah is 14 times greater than the same rate measured in the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan in the aftermath of the nuclear bombings.
Can Iraq be compared with the devastation caused by the Atomic bombs?
These types of birth defects, she said—there are types of congenital malformations that she said they don’t even have medical terms for, that some of the things they’re seeing, they’ve never seen before. They’re not in any of the books or any of the scientific literature that they have access to. She said it’s common now in Fallujah for newborns to come out with massive multiple systemic defects, immune problems, massive central nervous system problems, massive heart problems, skeletal disorders, baby’s being born with two heads, babies being born with half of their internal organs outside of their bodies, cyclops babies literally with one eye—really, really, really horrific nightmarish types of birth defects. And it is ongoing.
…the prevailing sentiment is that it’s far worse now even than it was under Saddam Hussein.
Anorak recalls in 2007:
Japan’s defense minister said Saturday that the dropping of atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki by the United States during World War II was an inevitable way to end the war, drawing criticism from atomic bomb survivors. “I understand that the bombing ended the war, and I think that it couldn’t be helped,” Defense Minister Fumio Kyuma said in a speech at a university in Chiba, just east of Tokyo.
The video is not easy viewing:
Photo: An allied correspondent stands in a sea of rubble before the shell of a building that once was a movie theater in Hiroshima Sept. 8, 1945, a month after the first atomic bomb ever used in warfare was dropped by the U.S. to hasten Japan’s surrender.