Boy Injured by US Forces Arrives in Los Angeles For Medical Care

April 27, 2003 9:00 pm Published by

No More Victims brought Umm Haider and Mostafa, an Iraqi mother and her injured son, to the United States in early April 2003. The bombing was well underway and the corporate media dutifully celebrated US military power. Nationalistic fervor swept the country.

Mustafa received medical care and his mother an opportunity to tell her story to the American public. It is a story about the death and mutilation of children, told by someone who has lived under the American bombs. Mostafa was outside in the street near his home in Basra when a US missile struck. He was four at the time, walking with his six-year-old brother Haider to buy sweets at a nearby corner market. Haider was killed. Mostafa’s four-year-old body was riddled with more than 130 pieces of shrapnel; he lost two fingers from his dominant hand, and half of his liver had to be removed. The missile strike occurred on January 25, 1999.

Now, more than a decade later, US militarism has metastasized. Drone strikes, torture, death squads, assassination of American citizens, support for ruthless dictators obedient to DC policymakers — these are just of few of the violent tactics that the United States has unleashed against much of the world. Please join us in our efforts to reign in the American killing machine and expose war crimes.

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This post was written by Cole Miller

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