Mysterious Diseases Haunt U.S. Troops In Iraq

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posted on Jul, 24 2003 @ 12:15 AM
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It would seem that Gulf War Syndrome #2 is on its way....

"He asserted that three soldiers who suffered these symptoms did not respond to medical treatment in Iraqi hospitals and were flown to Washington for medication .."


BAGHDAD - Several mysterious diseases were reported among a number of American troops within the vicinity of Baghdad airport, a military source closely close to NATO unveiled.

U.S. soldiers deployed around Baghdad airport started showing symptoms of mysterious fever, itching, scars and dark brown spots on the skin, the source, who refused to be named, said in statements published Thursday, July 17, by the Saudi Al-Watan newspaper.

He asserted that three soldiers who suffered these symptoms did not respond to medical treatment in Iraqi hospitals and were flown to Washington for medication.

The military source reported a media blackout by U.S. officials to hide such information from the public.

www.arabia.com...




posted on Jul, 24 2003 @ 12:22 AM
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Damn this doesnt look good. I wonder what they are sick with. could it be side effects of coming in contact with some sort of bio weapon? And what I find suspicious is the fact that the Military is keeping this a secret. Could it be that they got sick by coming in contact with some chemical that the US used in battle? A lot of questions need to be answered. This is certainly a story worth following up on.



posted on Jul, 24 2003 @ 12:28 AM
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dr

Noticed that as well.

The most plausible explanation appears to be radiation from heavy bombing around the Baghdad Airport area in Gulf War 1. Iraqi soldiers working around there have been coming down with cancers for years since.

Agent Orange affected thousands of non-Americans after Vietnam, as well.

Devastation of war affects not just the casualties and their loved ones.


[Edited on 24-7-2003 by MaskedAvatar]



posted on Jul, 30 2003 @ 11:51 PM
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7 more cases of mystery illness

Military trying to identify malady that killed lake area soldier

By Marsha Paxson

Lake Sun

LAKE OF THE OZARKS -- Seven more soldiers in Iraq have contracted the same puzzling illness that has killed two soldiers, including one from the lake area.

The latest cases bring the number of affected troops to 19. All have been evacuated to the same Landstuhl, Germany, hospital where Spec. Josh Neusche, 20, of Montreal was treated before he died July 12.

It is believed Neusche contracted the illness, first thought to be pneumonia, while conducting cleanup operations with the 203rd Engineer Battalion in Baghdad.

"The Army Surgeon General confirmed that three or four of the soldier's in Josh's unit are among those who got sick," Sen. Ike Skelton told the Lake Sun Tuesday. "I know Josh was stationed in Baghdad when he got sick but I still do not know what unit the second soldier (who died of the mysterious illness) was in, what his job was or where he was working when he became ill."

Skelton said he had not yet been told which units the sick soldiers were attached to or where they might have been before they fell ill. U.S. Army Surgeon General Lt. Gen. James Peake has ordered teams of medical experts and epidemiology specialists to retrace the soldiers' steps from the second they set foot in the Middle East.

www.lakesunleader.com...



posted on Jul, 30 2003 @ 11:57 PM
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This becoming "proof" of Iraqi biological weapons in
3 ... 2 .... 1 .....

Poor guys.

-B.



posted on Jul, 30 2003 @ 11:59 PM
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Banshee

Actually I haven't seen it that way, but I am watching with non-morbid interest.

Don't forget what was left around in the early 90s.


** On reflection I see what you mean by "proof" - it can't be spun that way, surely... **





[Edited on 31-7-2003 by MaskedAvatar]



posted on Jul, 31 2003 @ 12:08 AM
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Originally posted by MaskedAvatar

** On reflection I see what you mean by "proof" - it can't be spun that way, surely... **



Aye.
Hence "proof" in quotes.
With the hullaballoo (isn't that a great word??) over the fantastic missing WMDs and general consensus saying there were never any in the first place, I wouldn't be surprised to see something pop up,
much like Uday and Qusay,
at exactly the right time.

Now that the 9/11 report is released and still getting coverage despite the "death" of the Saddam-lets, something else has to turn our attention away.

-B.



posted on Jul, 31 2003 @ 10:17 PM
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Originally posted by Banshee
This becoming "proof" of Iraqi biological weapons in
3 ... 2 .... 1 .....

Poor guys.

-B.


You called it....


WMDs Used on Iraq Soldiers?
31-Jul-2003



Marsha Paxson writes in the Lake Sun (MO) Leader that 19 soldiers in Iraq have gotten the same strange illness, and two of them have died. When bioweapons were used against U.S. troops in the 1991 Gulf War, the symptoms were first blamed on a mystery disease, and this may be happening again.
U.S. Army Surgeon General Lt. Gen. James Peake has ordered medical experts to retrace the sick soldiers' steps from the time they first set foot in the Middle East. Senatir Ike Skelton, ranking Democrat of the House Armed Services Committee, says, "They are investigating everything it could possibly be. I'm confident that with medical science and the technological advances we've made, we will get some positive answers." The surgeon general has ruled out SARS.
www.unknowncountry.com...



posted on Jul, 31 2003 @ 10:45 PM
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Originally posted by dragonrider

Originally posted by Banshee
This becoming "proof" of Iraqi biological weapons in
3 ... 2 .... 1 .....

Poor guys.

-B.


You called it....


WMDs Used on Iraq Soldiers?
31-Jul-2003



I really need to stop doing that.
*sighs*

Interesting articles posted today:
story.news.yahoo.com.../ap/us_iraq
"David Kay ... said investigators had made a "tactical and strategic decision" to focus on biological rather than on chemical or nuclear programs, saying, "Those are the areas that we're principally talking about progress."

publicbroadcasting.net...
"At the same time, pressure is building in the Senate to bypass White House objections and declassify 28 pages from the joint inquiry into the 9/11 attacks. Mr. Bush rejected Tuesday an appeal from Saudi Arabia's foreign minister to declassify these pages, which detail sources of foreign support for the 9/11 hijackers, saying it would "help the enemy."


....yep, just about at the right time.
-B.



posted on Aug, 6 2003 @ 10:47 PM
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Just found this article: "Army Weighs Vaccine Link in Troops' Death"

www.upi.com...

regards
seekerof



posted on Aug, 17 2003 @ 04:37 PM
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Yeah, OK, its rumormill, but it might be worth reading...

AUGUST 8, 2003

NEW REVELATION SURFACES ABOUT
GULF WAR II MYSTERY ILLNESS


The American Gulf War Veterans Association (AGWVA), an independent Gulf War Veterans support organization, has long searched for answers to explain why nearly half of the 697,000 Gulf War I Veterans are now ill and why over 200,000 of those servicemen/women have requested disability, but have received no adequate diagnosis or treatment, from either the Department of Defense (DOD), or Veterans Affairs.

Though there have been over 125 studies done by the government at the cost of over $300,000,000 to the taxpayer, we still have no answers as to what caused so many of our soldiers to become ill. Meanwhile, the suffering veterans are receiving little, if any, medical treatment for this illness. It seems that whenever veterans become ill, the term mystery illness seems to be the first and often the only diagnosis that is ever made.

Veterans are then left to fend for themselves, sick and unable to work, with little hope of a normal life again.

The AGWVA is now again asking questions, this time, about the newest mystery illness to hit the military. After being pressured by a few independent news reporters who have not permitted this mystery to continue unabated, The DOD recently has been forced to announce the mystery deaths of Gulf War II soldiers and that at least 100 other men and women have become ill.

www.rumormillnews.com...



posted on Oct, 3 2003 @ 10:13 PM
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I recall reading something a while back about the US using weapons that are loaded with depleted uranium in an effort to get rid of all the waste and if I recall they have been doing it for quite sometime....could be a link between that and the illnesses if theres anything to it.





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