June 14, 2008

Rock-a-bye Baby...

Do you remember this nursery rhyme ?

Rock-a-bye baby, in the treetop,
When the wind blows, the cradle will rock,
When the bough breaks, the cradle will fall,
And down will come baby, cradle and all.

I woke up humming it and have not stopped since...I remember humming it to the babies I rocked to sleep. I wished, I was given the time to hum it to my own before he was gone. And now am not so sure anymore...

I am not so sure, what is worse -- losing yours or waiting for 9 months, going through the motions, the nausea, the aches, the heaviness, the labour pains, the blood, the tears -- the birth pangs of the new Iraq.

Imagine you're an expecting mother in the new Iraq or a father to be. Imagine the anticipation, the preparations, the plans you dream for your child. You dream, there is nothing wrong with dreaming, unless you want to pull these away from us too.

So you dream, knowing full well, that a lot of them won't come true. It's difficult, all is difficult. All is survival. No more prenatal care, no more decent hospitals, no doctors, no nurses, no midwives... But you dream nonetheless. Maybe your husband is still lingering, rotting away in a prison, and you dream that by the time he comes out, if he comes out alive, he will at least be greeted with fresh new blood, an untainted blood. His child.

Maybe -- you say to yourself and authorize your self to dream a little more...

You may be worried and anxious that you will not find the means to support him/her, but something in you trusts that the One who made it possible, will also somehow, somewhere provide. Hope-- this new little one gives you hope.

And then arrives the day. And you're either lying in some dirty hospital bed with no sheets, or on the floor in your home with no furniture, and you say to yourself -- patience, it's coming. You keep propping yourself with more positive thoughts, and despite your miserable conditions, you still find the tears of joy flowing on your face, washing away some of your pain. You have managed to give Life in a sea of Death.

And then...the reality of the new Iraq hits you, slashes you away, cuts deep inside of you like a sharp knife, another tear in your soul.

And you're told you've just given birth to a monster baby. A deformed thing. You can't tell his eyes from his nose. Or maybe she looks like a fish, with her deformed mouth and her skin scaling away in your arms. Or maybe his head has a thromboblastic tumor the size of a grapefruit. Or maybe, her spinal cord is missing several vertebrae so she falls over like a shrivelled vegetable, like a wilted flower...

And you sit and watch him/her, slowly agonize and die, or worse still, living life lying on his/her back unable to sit, crawl, walk or talk...

The birth pangs of the new Iraq -- all there, for you to witness.

White Phosphorus, Napalm, DU, cluster bombs...a few colors on your criminal artistic palette -- the art of murder. The colors of your rainbow.

During "Operation Desert Storm" in 1991, it is a well known fact that Depleted Uranium and Napalm bombs were used in Baghdad and Basra.

During "Operation Iraqi Freedom" - from 2003 until this very day, again depleted Uranium, white Phosphorus, Napalm and cluster bombs were and are used.

Two sure documented cases -- Falluja in 2004 and Mosul in 2007. (for the Mosul pictures - click here. Warning - graphic images that may shock you - To hell with you.)

And more studies show that the ever growing rates, of the following -- child deformities, cancer and other diseases, in particular of the neurological kind are a DIRECT RESULT of these weapons of mass destruction. You wanted to know where the WMD's are -- they are right here in Iraq being used by YOU.

As far back as 1991, I collected hundreds of pictures, from Iraqi pediatric hospitals in Baghdad and Basra. I showed them to a visiting Western consultant pediatrician. He sucked on his pipe and said "this is all very strange. I can't tell for sure. We need to wait longer to see if more of these "cases" are reported."

And we have waited from 1991 until today, and these "cases" are multiplying at a vertiginous rate. So how many more "cases" do you need ? O' so civilized members of the international "scientific" community.

I wish I had a scanner, I would have scanned all of them for you to watch. But knowing what kind of people you are, you'd probably have a fit of ecstasy at the sight.

Infants born with holes in their backs, two tumors instead of two eyes, no kidneys, no mouth and no lips. three hands, no toes...and not mentioning the cancer wards where thousands of Iraqi children have died thanks to your colorful "rainbow."

Only a few days ago, Al-Jazeera interviewed a doctor in Falluja who spoke of the deformities of Iraqi newborns and the long term effects of these forbidden weapons and agents, on the DNA make up of the Iraqi population. Another doctor from the South, by the name of Haidar Shama'a was also interviewed and he confirmed that he saw similar cases in Basra as far back as 1991.

But being the typical sectarian bastard that he is, he added -- " we can't be sure that the cases in Falluja are due to DU or Phosphorus, it may be something INHERENT to the genetic make up of the people of Falluja.".

He reminded me of the Western consulting pediatrician. But I somehow found him even more repugnant than his western counterpart, who sucked on his pipe, while examining the pictures of our little ones, our little monsters, courtesy of USA, GB and Iran. Yes, Iran -- seeing the heinous, sectarian, racist, fascist attitude as per the uttering of this piece of shit called Dr.Shama'a regarding the little ones in (Sunni)Falluja.

So where was I ? Ah, yes - the nursery rhyme.

Rock-a-bye baby, in the treetop,
When the wind blows, the cradle will rock,
When the bough breaks, the cradle will fall,
And down will come baby, cradle and all.

And the wind blew, the bough broke, the cradle fell. And since, we have not stopped rocking our babies into a total silent hush, into an eternal sleep.

Further readings :

- IRAQ: 'Special Weapons' Have a Fallout on Babies report by A.Fadhily and D.Jamail.

- My posts: The Iraqi Holocaust part 1 - 2 - 3 - 4. The video linked on DU, Radioactivity and Cancer has been REMOVED from Youtube. But try nonetheless.

- VIDEO Iraq: The Doctor, the Depleted Uranium and The Dying Children.

- A list of nursery rhymes you can sing to your children when showing them pictures of deformed or dead, Iraqi babies.

Painting: Iraqi artist, Rahman Al-Jabri.