reply to post by LarryLove
The speculation must have reached the upper ranks too, but never seemed to make it into the public domain. The troops themselves (Chemical) were
speculating on it, because these were nerve agents being burned. (And other nasties) They also wondered if it were some weird vaccine they (and us
contract employees) got, (which I never was clear on what it was supposed to do, I was young and just signed) but I dont really think it was the
vaccine. I dont know of any of us contract workers who received the vaccine ever coming down with Gulf war syndrome, but a fair number of the troops
who felt they were exposed to the burning chemical weapons did.
I can only speculate that it never made it to the world stage because who wants to have to pay people for the damage they sustained?
I just did a quick google, and apparently they do acknowledge that it was from exposure to nerve agent,
United States Veterans Affairs Secretary Anthony Principi's panel found that pre-2005 studies suggested the veterans' illnesses are neurological
and apparently are linked to exposure to neurotoxins, such as the nerve gas sarin, the anti-nerve gas drug pyridostigmine bromide, and pesticides that
affect the nervous system.
There is just no mention of how they said they were exposed, ie; Saddam burning up all his WMD to avoid being attacked.
Anyway, bottom line, the US had to have known if us peons did. So they knew they would find nothing. It was just an excuse to do something they
already wanted to do.
They used the American people, the British people, the victims who died in 9-11, to further an economic agenda they had. And, by pushing their
economic agenda, they actually let slide the one person who might legitimately have had involvement, (bin Laden) in favor of pursuing their interests
in Iraqs oil fields.
It should be pursued as a crime. And all the laws the Bush administration wrote in specifying they cannot be tried for war crimes should be
overturned, and all the people involved should be tried and brought to justice. And that includes the current administrations if they continue to
pursue these wars that were begun illegally.
Lets not forget, we hung Saddam for killing, what, 117? Kurds illegally. Why should our leaders not stand trial for the many thousands they have
murdered in the name of profit?
[edit on 30-7-2010 by Illusionsaregrander]