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From: Martin Smith <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Re: QUERY: Ammo at Battles of Fallujah Date: March 11, 2010 10:37:11 PM EST To: H-NET Military History Discussion List <H-WAR@h-net.msu.edu> I am looking for first hand accounts that will prove that no depleted uranium kinetic energy penetrator munitions were used in either the First or Second Battle of Fallujah. > > > > Roger: why don't you write to Dahr Jamail who is an independent journalist > who reported from Fallujah during the US attack. He reports the following > today: > *Dahr Jamail Discusses Fallujah Birth Defects on Al-Jazeera English* Click here<http://english.aljazeera.net/programmes/rizkhan/2010/03/20103107149294910.html>to watch the show. > From the intro<http://english.aljazeera.net/programmes/rizkhan/2010/03/20103107149294910.html> : Doctors in the Iraqi city of Falluja are handling up to 15 times as many birth defects as they were one year ago. The chronic deformities include multiple tumors, heart problems, nervous system anomalies and eye deficiencies. Residents of the city blame the surge in chronic deformities on controversial weapons used by US forces against Sunni fighters in 2004. White phosphorus and depleted uranium shells were allegedly among the munitions used. Most doctors are unsure about the reasons for the surge in birth deformities over the past year but say it could be a result of the chemicals left over from the fighting. The US military has dismissed those allegations. On Wednesday’s *Riz Khan *we ask if US weapons are behind the sharp rise in birth defects in Falluja. Joining the conversation will be Dr Muhamad Tareq al-Darraji who authored the report *Prohibited Weapons Crisis* about the impact of the US military assault on the Falluja population, and Dahr Jamail, an American journalist who reported extensively from Iraq on the US invasion and its aftermath. * This episode of the Riz Khan show aired on Wednesday, March 10, 2010.* ** Dahr Jamail's MidEast Dispatches ** ** Visit Dahr Jamail's website http://dahrjamailiraq.com ** Dahr Jamail's new book, The Will to Resist: Soldiers Who Refuse to Fight in Iraq and Afghanistan, is now available. Order the book here http://tinyurl.com/cnlgyu As one of the first and few unembedded Western journalists to report the truth about how the United States has destroyed, not liberated, Iraqi society in his book Beyond the Green Zone, Jamail now investigates the under-reported but growing antiwar resistance of American GIs. Gathering the stories of these courageous men and women, Jamail shows us that far from "supporting our troops," politicians have betrayed them at every turn. Finally, Jamail shows us that the true heroes of the criminal tragedy of the Iraq War are those brave enough to say no. Order Beyond the Green Zone http://dahrjamailiraq.com/bookpage "International journalism at its best." --Stephen Kinzer, former bureau chief, New York Times; author All the Shah's Men Winner of the 2008 Martha Gellhorn Award for Journalism > > > > ----- > For subscription help, go to: http://www.h-net.org/lists/help/ > To change your subscription settings, go to > http://h-net.msu.edu/cgi-bin/wa?SUBED1=h-war > ----- > -- "The horror! The horror!" - Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness, Part 3 ----- For subscription help, go to: http://www.h-net.org/lists/help/ To change your subscription settings, go to http://h-net.msu.edu/cgi-bin/wa?SUBED1=h-war ----- ----- For subscription help, go to: http://www.h-net.org/lists/help/ To change your subscription settings, go to http://h-net.msu.edu/cgi-bin/wa?SUBED1=h-war -----