courtesy of Derek Hudson/LIFE magazine Jayce
Hanson's birth defects may stem from his
father's Gulf War service. But like hundreds
of other families, the Hansons face official
stonewalling--and a frightening future. life.com/Life/essay/gulfwar
LIES TO OUR MILITARY
Posted January 18, 2003
by Dan Dvorak
When Bush told the troops that they would have to make a sacrifice, he
wasn't just whistling Dixie Now it comes out that from Gulf I there are over
100,000 casualties of some strange sickness that totally incapacitates you,
FOREVER. It takes six months to see a VA doctor, and new cuts in the budget
are going to make VA services not available to anyone who can afford to pay
for medical help. There is set in place a maximum wage the veterans can earn
before they qualify to wait 6 months to see a doctor about something the
government says doesn't exist.
Not having any luck getting the US Government to even ACKNOWLEDGE this
sickness, lawyers for the past soldiers are now attacking the corporations
that manufactured the deadly chemicals for Saddam in the first place.
This is likely to be an uphill fight. The list of manufacturers and
corporations Iraq did business with was given to the lawyers by Iraq and it
appears that most of them have closed down or been swallowed up by other
corporations. Besides, the components could have been manufactured and sold
without knowledge of their final mission.
This is NOT Iraqis or the corporations responsibility.
The US Government KNEW what weapons there were out there and they either
knew or should have known what would happen after 30 days of continuous
bombing of these sites, spewing millions of tons of toxic EVERYTHING into
the atmosphere, likely creating new compounds in the process.
If you think for a minute that the US Government really gives a damn about
their troops and wouldn't sink that low, how about this:
New reports regarding munitions used by the US Military show a propensity
for using armor piercing bullets and shells made from spent nuclear fuel
rods, that will slice through tank armor like butter and ignite everything
within the tank. The description of the dead enemy combatants was joked to
be called "crispy critters". Tons of spent uranium salted the
Iraqi earth after the Gulf war. And our GI'S handled and breathed the stuff,
and mixed with all the bombed out weapons Saddam had, became an inferno of
death and destruction, not only to the enemy but the offspring of the enemy
for a thousand years, and more horribly, the United States soldiers
themselves, 100,000 of them, and a 'grateful' government who won't even
acknowledge the disease.
Not only that, but they are all fired up and willing to go through it all
over again, this time for oil.
Who will be the first one on the block, to have their son come home in a
box? Worse yet, what is going to happen to those of the past war, and the
current war who will instead of dying on the spot, can come home broken and
sick, for the rest of their pitiful lives, and be ignored by their grateful
How low can we go?
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