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This week the American Free Press dropped a “dirty bomb” on the Pentagon by reporting that eight out of 20 men who served in one unit in the 2003 U.S. military offensive in Iraq now have malignancies. That means that 40 percent of the soldiers in that unit have developed malignancies in just 16 months.
Since these soldiers were exposed to vaccines and depleted uranium (DU) only, this is strong evidence for researchers and scientists working on this issue, that DU is the definitive cause of Gulf War Syndrome. Vaccines are not known to cause cancer.
This powerful new evidence is blowing holes in the cover-up perpetrated by the Pentagon and three presidential administrations ever since DU was first used in 1991 in the Persian Gulf War. Fourteen years after the introduction of DU on the battlefield in 1991, the long-term effects have revealed that DU is a death sentence...
In a group of 251 soldiers from a study group in Mississippi who had all had normal babies before the Gulf War, 67 percent of their post-war babies were born with severe birth defects. They were born with missing legs, arms, organs or eyes or had immune system and blood diseases.
Many people associate war only with the physical act of violence. But that type of combat is usually among the last stages and is many times the least effective strategy of war.
The real battlefield is in the mind of the masses. And the most effective tools our enemies use are economics and education. If they can control what we know, then they can control what we think and how we react to things.
That’s how they knew what the people’s response would be to the 9/11 situation, that they’d be able to bank hundreds of billions off that #, kill hundreds of thousands of innocent people of color, people they couldn’t control. They’d be able to invade and take over countries vital in the race to control the world’s resources, on the blessing of the Amerikan population, because they controlled everything we knew prior to it.
So it was an unprovoked, cowardly attack, instead of bravery in the face of incredible odds or guerilla resistance. And if they can control a country’s resources (economics), then they will control who eats and who goes hungry, whose voice is heard and who gets buried in the dirt or in these prisons.
That’s why publications like the Bay View are so vital in this struggle. Taking control of our Black media, teaching truth and educating our own people in them streets and these prisons (graveyards).
In the Bay View, not only do we get a good dose of culture and ancestral pride, people’s politics and what’s going on in the trenches, brothers like myself get a voice, a chance to connect and organize with our communities, which is vital to the future of the struggle as these pigs incarcerate and kill us off by the millions in these graveyards.
Of the 696,778 troops who served during the recognized conflict phase (1990-1991) of the Gulf War, at least 20,6861 have applied for VA medical benefits. As of May 2002, 159,238 veterans have been awarded service-connected disability by the Department of Veterans Affairs for health effects collectively known as the Gulf War Syndrome.
There have been many studies on Gulf War Syndrome over the years, as well as on possible long-term health hazards of DU munitions. Most have been inconclusive. But some researchers said the previous studies on DU, conducted by groups and agencies ranging from the World Health Organization to the Rand Corp. to the investigative arm of Congress, weren't looking in the right place -- at the effects of inhaled DU.
Dr. Asaf Durakovic, director of the private, non-profit Uranium Medical Research Centre in Canada and the United States, and center research associates Patricia Horan and Leonard Dietz, published a unique study in the August issue of Military Medicine medical journal.
The study is believed to be the first to look at inhaled DU among Gulf War veterans, using the ultrasensitive technique of thermal ionization mass spectrometry, which enabled them to easily distinguish between natural uranium and DU.
The study, which examined British, Canadian and U.S. veterans, all suffering typical Gulf War Syndrome ailments, found that, nine years after the war, 14 of 27 veterans studied had DU in their urine. DU also was found in the lung and bone of a deceased Gulf War veteran.
That no governmental study has been done on inhaled DU "amounts to a massive malpractice," Dietz said in an interview last week.
originally posted by marg6043
...the increasing amount of people that is sick after the first gulf war is not something we should take for granted
Jerry Wheat went off to war in the Gulf, He drove a Bradley armored personnel carrier for the Third armored Division. Then the war followed Jerry home to New Mexico.
"I have had real bad joint pain, abdominal problems," Wheat says. "I get real bad headaches. I went from 220 pounds down to 160 pounds for no reason, and that's when I started suspecting that it was something related to the Gulf."...."This is shrapnel out of my gear. And there was just a couple pieces that I took out of my body -- a couple small pieces… I kept it since I found out the vehicle was hit with a DU penetrator, I just kept it so I would have it. Just kind of proof," Wheat says.
We are trying very hard not to be the online equivalent of the Weekly World News here.
Perhaps discussion and research in the forums will uncover something else to work with.
Washington -- The National Gulf War Resource Center, an umbrella group representing sixty organizations, called upon the Department of Defense (DoD) to launch "immediate and aggressive" medical research studies into pyridostigmine bromide (PB) an experimental pill given to soldiers during Desert Storm in 1991.
Today the Department of Defense released a review of existing medical research on PB by the RAND Corporation. The bottom line conclusion of RAND was that PB could not be ruled out as one of the causes of Gulf War Illnesses - a collection of illnesses affecting more than 100,000 U.S. veterans of Desert Storm.