This is page 35 — one more to go for this story, then I have to figure out which one to do next. There will be at least two more in this book, if not more.
I’m still not sure exactly what it is they saw — we thought it might have been some kind of residual effects or birth defects from the poison gas attacks that Saddam Hussein had mounted in Kurdistan in the late 1980s. Alternately, it could have been something like the 1971 Iraqi Grain Poisoning, on a smaller scale. No real way of knowing.