I would like to turn over the first post of my blog to Ross Caputi of the Justice for Fallujah Project…please, please watch both of these videos to gain some background on and knowledge of the situation facing the families and children of Fallujah, from someone who can speak the truth from personal experience, and say it so, so much more eloquently than I ever could:
This is a story that needs to be told. We need to witness and we need to scream it across this entire country, and the world.
I will post whatever updates and any news items about Fallujah and the babies that I can find on this blog, and hope to compile a history of what already has been done. The focus of this blog will be what is now being done, and what still needs to be done. I ask my friends to spread the word…write to your newspapers, or congressmen…whatever you can do. Subscribe to this blog, like the Justice for Fallujah Project on facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Remember-Fallujah-Project/148687775148374 , tweet and re-tweet posts. Write in with ideas, all efforts to help are welcomed and appreciated…and needed. Please, and
More pictures, More babies.
I wonder what the reaction would be in the US to pictures like these. Pictures from ONE HOSPITAL in ONE CITY. A city that we happened to have bombed heavily. What if that tables were turned? What would be the reaction, the outcry?
These innocent babies are the product of Bush’s war. Don’t make him a hero now…
I haven’t updated this blog in a while. Not because there haven’t been any babies, there are always the babies. Thanks so much to the brave doctor(s) who maintain(s) the Birth Defects in Fallujah Facebook and Twitter accounts. Without his or her or their documentation we wouldn’t know. I wish there were something I could DO about it…at the very least I try to help them to spread the news.
This is not right…
This is just one of the babies that has been born since I last updated this blog. Here are some others:
I think of these babies often. I hope that someday the world changes and we elect leaders with compassion and a conscience. I don’t know what else to do except pray for that, and post pictures of the babies.
Another update from the Birth Defects in Fallujah Facebook page. Look at this precious baby’s hands and feet.
And this beatiful boy’s legs
So many children born in Fallujah in July of this year with birth defects, and that’s just one month. This is not right. The US needs to take responsibilty for this. Our weapons did this. It’s just not right.
From the Birth Defects in Fallujah Facebook page today:
Born today with neural tube defect. She is the 1st baby to her young healthy non relative parents.
Born yesterday in Fallujah maternity and children hospital with club feet.
This blog is primarily about the babies in Fallujah…but only because they are what moved me to try to understand the horrible effects of the US occupation in Iraq. So I focused on the situation in Fallujah, but really all of the people of Iraq have suffered from our misguided war. It saddens me so to read about the latest US atrocity, the bombing of civilians in Mosul”
Of course the US will do everything in its power to avoid taking full responsibility. When will this end? We must continue to oppose those who perpetrate these war crimes. My thoughts go out to all of the families. NO ONE deserved this. Peace…