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U.S. Soldier,''I'm just a zombie walking around.''

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posted on Aug, 12 2006 @ 03:12 PM
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Morphine, methadone, a muscle relaxant, an antidepressant, a stool softener, Viagra and Valium. All this medication taken down with a large glass of O.J. just to get this poor guy to feel like “a zombie walking around.”

This soldier believes exposure to depleted uranium has contaminated him and ruined his life.




Associated Press

Since he left a bombed-out train depot in Iraq, his gums bleed. There is more blood in his urine, and still more in his stool. Bright light hurts his eyes. A tumor has been removed from his thyroid. Rashes erupt everywhere, itching so badly they seem to live inside his skin. Migraines cleave his skull. His joints ache, grating like door hinges in need of oil.

There is something massively wrong with Herbert Reed, though no one is sure what it is. He believes he knows the cause, but he cannot convince anyone caring for him that the military's new favorite weapon has made him terrifyingly sick.


In the sprawling bureaucracy of the Department of Veterans Affairs, he has many caretakers. An internist, a neurologist, a pain-management specialist, a psychologist, an orthopedic surgeon and a dermatologist. He cannot function without his stupefying arsenal of medications, but they exact a high price.

"I'm just a zombie walking around," he says.


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Herbert Reed has been in contact with many others in his unit that also breathed DU dust. They also are sick and suffer from migraines. Doctors have told them that it is all in their heads.

[edit on 12/8/2006 by Umbrax]




posted on Aug, 12 2006 @ 04:24 PM
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omg , what a wreck !!!



I'd like to get a message to him.

the message would read;

" find a seasoned ayurvedic doctor

to treat you "


good luck

toasted



posted on Aug, 14 2006 @ 03:51 PM
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Just because he believes the DU is the cause of his sicknesses does not mean that DU is the cause. People have a tendency to blame certain things that have been blown out of proportion by the media when in fact the effect of many of these things is relatively small. One good example being the people who live even somewhat close to Chernobyl blaiming their cancers on the disaster when in recent years it has been shown that the actual amount of radiation in the surrounding areas is much lower than expected, far to low to cause cancer in many of places where people make these claims. So far, tests on the health effects of DU have proved inconclusive with some saying there may be serious health effects and some saying there are none. I'm not saying his sicknesses were not caused by DU(neither am i saying that you implied that it definitely was caused by DU), but I don't think we should assume that this is the cause especially when his doctors say it isn't.



posted on Aug, 14 2006 @ 03:57 PM
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In another 20 years, maybe, the Pentagon might fess up to poisoning the troops and give them a pitance in compensation. provided any are still alive.

It really pisses me off. Thousands of Gulf War vets went out healthy and came back sick. And no one seems to know the cause. Or bothers to look. They deserve far better than this crap.

I know several people with similar and even more bizarre symptoms. But its all in their heads, right?




posted on Aug, 14 2006 @ 08:09 PM
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This just further shows how F'ed up both our government and the military industrial complex is.

I don't see how people would'nt think breathing in uranium,
depleted or not, would be bad for you.



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