Original article at http://www.veteranstoday.com/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=2453
Edited for brevity - CR
Gulf War Veterans have died than Vietnam Veterans
by Clive Boustred
The Department of Veterans Affairs, May 2007, Gulf War Veterans Information System reports the following:
Total U.S. Military Gulf War Deaths: 73,846
- Deaths amongst Deployed: 17,847
- Deaths amongst Non-Deployed: 55,999
- Total “Undiagnosed Illness” (UDX) claims: 14,874
- Total number of disability claims filed: 1,620,906
- Disability Claims amongst Deployed: 407,911
- Disability Claims amongst Non-Deployed: 1,212,995
- Percentage of combat troops that filed Disability Claims 36%
Soldiers, by nature, typically don’t complain. In other words, the real impact of those who are disabled from the US invasions in Iraq, Afghanistan and other Nations, is not fully reflected in the official Veterans Affairs numbers. When soldiers are sent to murder women and children they tend to never be able to live normal lives there after...
How come the government numbers of 3,777 as of 9/7/7 are so low? The answer is simple, the government does not want the 73,000 dead to be compared to the 55,000 U.S. soldiers killed in Vietnam Iraq = Vietnam. What the government is doing is only counting the soldiers that die in action before they can get them into a helicopter or ambulance. Any soldier who is shot but they get into a helicopter before he dies is not counted.
73,000 dead amongst the U.S. soldiers for this scale operation using weapons of mass destruction is not high - we expect the great majority of U.S. soldiers who took part in the invasion of Iraq to die of uranium poisoning, which can take decades to kill.
From a victors perspective, above any major war in history, The Gulf War has taken the severest toll on soldiers.
More than 1,820 tons of radio active nuclear waste uranium were exploded into Iraq alone in the form of armor piercing rounds and bunker busters, representing the worlds worst man made ecological disaster ever. 64 kg of uranium were used in the Hiroshima bomb. The U.S. Iraq Nuclear Holocaust represents far more than fourteen thousand Hiroshima’s. The nuclear waste the U.S. has exploded into the Middle East will continue killing for billions of years and can wipe out more than a third of life on earth. Gulf War Veterans who have ingested the uranium will continue to die off over a number of years.
So far more than one million people have been slaughtered in the illegal invasion of Iraqi by the U.S. Birth defects are up 600% in Iraq – the same will apply to U.S. Veterans.
Statistics and evidence published by the government and mainstream media in no way reflect the extreme gravity of the situation.
Those working for the government and media must wake up and take responsibility for immediately reversing this U.S. Holocaust. Understanding who is manipulating all of us is critical for all of us.
WHAT CAUSED GULF WAR SYNDROME?
Gulf war syndrome still eludes science [at least officially sanctioned "science" - CR]
Soon after returning from the Persian Gulf war in 1991, U.S. veterans began complaining of strange symptoms: fatigue, joint pains, memory loss. The complaints were hard to dismiss -- after all, these soldiers had been in combat-ready condition when they were shipped east to drive Iraq's army from Kuwait.
At first, the Pentagon denied that the syndrome existed, then asserted that it could have been caused by war-time chemical exposure. Although Iraq had repeatedly warned of its willingness to use chemical weapons, there was no hard evidence that it did. Nor could the incineration of Kuwait's oil fields have caused the problem, since many of the ill vets had not been exposed to the huge clouds of petro-fumes.
On Oct. 9, 1996, a prestigious committee of the National Academy of Science's Institute of Medicine concluded that there was no evidence for a mysterious chronic illness associated with Persian Gulf War service.
All ahead reverse!
The report barely hit the headlines when the dam broke. One revelation after another bespoke the possibility that some combination of toxic chemicals or biological agents had caused the syndrome.
It turned out that a major Iraqi ammunition dump detonated by U.S. soldiers had contained nerve gas, and that Gulf-War symptoms were appearing in ever-more vets.
[See the “Aspartame connection” below, as a prime suspect for Gulf War Syndrome –CR]
After the Pentagon shifted into reverse and admitted that its vets were not simple malingerers, it turned gulf war syndrome into a heavily researched -- and exceedingly frustrating -- medical conundrum. Soldiers in the Gulf region were exposed to a bewildering variety of nasties: oil smoke, nerve gas, vaccines, depleted uranium, fuel, insecticides, anti-nerve-gas medicines -- in addition to the usual dislocation, boredom, exhilaration and terror of wartime.
"Gulf war syndrome" now encompasses two broad categories of complaints:
neurological symptoms -- fatigue, memory loss, difficulty concentrating and sleep disturbances, and physical symptoms -- digestive problems, joint pain, and heart and circulatory difficulties.
As we write in 2001, the U.S. government has spent $155 million researching the syndrome, and nobody can say for certain what caused gulf war syndrome -- or indeed whether it is a unique medical entity rather than a bundle of diseases seen after other wars but called by other names.
The 1996 announcement that broke the dam of skepticism concerned the destruction of the giant Kamisiyah ammunition dump in southern Iraq on March 4, 1991, the day after Iraq surrendered. To destroy the arsenal, members of the 37th Engineering Battalion had set explosives under rockets that, unknown to them, contained the deadly nerve gas Sarin. The evidence of possible contamination began spreading like nerve gas across a desert battlefield:
The Pentagon announced that a pit holding at least 300 rockets containing sarin and cyclosarin, a related compound, had been demolished March 10.
The New York Times reported that Kamisiyah had been bombed extensively before the ground campaign, meaning GIs could have been exposed before their assault (see "U.S. Jets..." in the bibliography.)
The Pentagon continued to raise its estimate of the number of downwind troops who might have been exposed to chemical weapons during demolition efforts.
The Kamisiyah dump contained up to seven tons of sarin, according to press reports. Since it takes just a millionth of a gram of sarin to kill, that amount could, theoretically, kill millions. The only "good" data on Sarin's human toxicity come from a subway-poisoning episode in Tokyo, but the high doses in the subway may not shed much light on the low doses the GIs got in the desert (see "Sarin Savagery" in the bibliography).
Still, the revelations provided a possible material basis for the syndrome. Politicians of both parties, and activists who had pushed for action on gulf war syndrome, quickly demanded research, treatment and compensation.
Five years later, the issue remains about as intractable as ever. Nobody can explain what combination of insults -- whether from vaccines, toxins or pathogens -- caused the syndrome. As researchers desperately chase an elusive target, some have advocated far-fetched theories about causes and treatments.
Behind the disputes over gulf war syndrome is a long-standing argument over the effects of low doses of chemicals. At one extreme are those who believe exposure to many chemicals can lead to multiple chemical sensitivity. At the other, many scientists say that if an effect is not been measured in the lab, it doesn't exist.
Still, veterans take gulf war syndrome seriously. By 1996, an estimated 50,000 to 60,000 U.S. veterans had sought medical evaluation for the syndrome from doctors in the military or Department of Veterans Affairs.
--------- related article:
The Aspartame Connection to Gulf War Syndrome
From: "Dr. Betty Martini,D.Hum." <Bettym19@mindspring.com>
Sent: Thursday, September 27, 2007
Excerpts: [Edited for brevity – CR]
Aspartame was originally listed with the pentagon in an inventory of prospective biochemical warfare weapons submitted to Congress. http://www.mpwhi.com/ecologist_september_2005.pdf
It's a biochemical warfare weapon. Look at the thousands of Americans who perished in the Persian Gulf where they were fed aspartame laced diet drinks heating in the 120 degree Arabian sun. As you probably know aspartame breaks down at moderate temperature, so the drinks become formaldehyde cocktails. It's a chemical hypersensitization agent so combined with vaccinations like Anthrax they were giving the troops and other poisons it was particularly effective in disabling and killing.
It's a killer in many ways. For instance it can trigger sudden cardiac death. http://www.wnho.net/aspartame_msg_scd.htm http://www.wnho.net/aspartame_and_arrhythmias.htm
It has been proven to embalm living tissue: http://www.mpwhi.com/formaldehyde_from_aspartame.pdf
It makes a great ant killer! I personally used it to kill fire ants. They died immediately. It's also a rat killer. Here's the FDA audit, Bressler Report, exposing Searle, original manufacturer, who was resurrecting them on paper. They would be dead one day, and alive the next. http://www.dorway.com/bressler.txt They got caught and the FDA wanted Searle indicted for fraud but unfortunately both US Prosecutors hired on with the defense team and the statute of limitations expired. Don Rumsfeld was responsible for getting aspartame on the market. [He was a major stockholder in Searle – CR]
Some years ago Paige Kaiser, a resident of Augusta, Georgia where they make aspartame said they were using their toxic waste to spray crops. Aspartame (NutraSweet/Equal/Spoonful, E951, Canderel, etc) is a systemic neurotoxin so it could certainly kill bugs just like it kills humans. She told me they stopped using it because people complained of the smell.
Here are the last 13 mainstream research studies on aspartame to show some of the diseases and cancers it can trigger: http://www.mpwhi.com/13_aspartame_research_studies.htm
Be warned, however, that aspartame cannot be used on humans because here in the US it violates Title 18, of the domestic genocide code: http://www.wnho.net/aspartame_murders_infants.htm The best label is Genocide: Keep Away From Humans! A nice skull and crossbones will help.
Mission Possible International is a global volunteer force to eradicate aspartame from the planet. I don't know of any toxic waste dump that takes the poison it’s so deadly. Here is the Material Safety Data Sheet: - http://www.wnho.net/aspartame_murders_infants.htm I personally think anyone working around it should wear a spacesuit.
The medical text on it, 1000 pages of the horrors: Aspartame Disease: An Ignored Epidemic, www.sunsentpress.com by H. J. Roberts, M.D. The aspartic acid in aspartame like MSG is an excitotoxin. If you want to know more read Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills, Russell Blaylock, M.D., www.russellblaylockmd.com
A film on how aspartame has poisoned the world is "Sweet Misery: A Poisoned World". [google for a YouTube video – CR]
The FDA's own
list of 92 symptoms includes "death". Note its all a matter of public record.
Aspartame is a killer!
Dr. Betty Martini, D.Hum, Founder Mission Possible International (warning the world off aspartame) 9270 River Club Parkway Duluth, Georgia 30097 770 242-2599 www.mpwhi.com, www.dorway.com, www.wnho.net Aspartame Toxicity Center, www.holisticmed.com/aspartame