Of course I didn’t open my eyes to this until about 15-18 years ago. But since then, I have banged the drum.
What initially opened my eyes was how those who were exposed to Agent Orange were treated. They were brushed off until a large portion had died. At which point, the VA then says, “Hmmm, maybe there is something there after all, we need to do further studies.” And of course, more Vets die in the meantime.
The Atomic tests, Agent Orange, PTSD, Gulf War Syndrome, Burn Pit lung, etc, etc. All have been blown off. Studies that have verified these culprits are buried and those who have conducted them have been ostracized.
Why? Because it’s expensive. Nothing more, nothing less.
In the civilian world, the people can sue quite easily.
It’s not so easy to do so for a Vet. The process if it even takes off, takes quite a lot longer.
That’s just the way the game is set up.
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edit on 13-3-2013 by TDawgRex because: added line