More Evidence of U.S. War Crimes in Iraq

July 22, 2010

An article published in the latest issue of the International Journal of Environmental Studies and Public Health, based in Switzerland, found that the genetic damage and health effects of the war in Fallujah are comparable to the effects seen after the U.S. dropped the atom bomb on Hiroshima.

The article, "Cancer, Infant Mortality and Birth Sex-Ratio in Fallujah, Iraq 2005–2009" is based on a study of genetic and other health indicators in Fallujah since the brutal 2004 U.S. military assault on the city.

Some of the major findings of the investigation included that there was a 38-fold increase in leukemia, a 10-fold increase in female breast cancer, 12-fold increase in childhood cancer (ages 0-14), and a four-fold increase of cancer overall.

The study also found a change in birth-sex ratio (a well-known indicator of genetic damage) from 1050 boys born per 1000 girls to 860 boys born per 1000 girls. This is similar to the change which took place after the atom bomb was dropped on Hiroshima. According to one of the organizers of the study, Dr. Busby, "This is an extraordinary and alarming result. To produce an effect like this, some very major mutagenic exposure must have occurred in 2004 when the attacks happened. We need urgently to find out what the agent was. Although many suspect uranium, we cannot be certain without further research and independent analysis of samples from the area."

These scientific findings testify, indisputably, to the inhuman and fascist nature of the U.S. war which is being waged against the Iraqi people.