Wars often mean death, but that death is generally on some battlefield facing an enemy. But now our military is faced with another kind of death while we languish to find an answer why there are so many Gulf War veterans dying.
Our government has so far failed to find the answer, while scientists already have. The general response from government has been to deny the problem, like it did over Agent Orange. Now it’s the Gulf War Syndrome (GWS). But these maladies exist, and there are too many Gulf War veterans dying from them.
So how were our veterans infected with a microbe that became a death sentence for thousands of them?
It’s simply another case of Department of Defense (DOD) screw up. Our veterans were guinea pigs forced to take an unproven, untested drug to assess the effects of bio-warfare agents expected to be used by Saddam Hussein as we invaded Iraq: pyridostigmine bromide pills (nerve agent pre-treatment pills) that actually exacerbated the nerve agent effects of the microbe. But this was only one of three vaccinations the military forced on our veterans. The second was a botulinum toxoid vaccine (also untested and experimental), an anthrax vaccine, and several other experimental vaccines, all forcibly administered to our veterans without their consent.
In the 1991 Gulf War, the war of H. W. Bush, our military was intentionally exposed to experimental drugs and vaccines as well as to biological agents and other dangerous substances because the DOD wanted to study the substances, not their effect on humans. So our Gulf War veterans were subjected to these drugs without their consent. Many were threatened with court marshal and stints in Leavenworth if they refused. Our veterans were guinea pigs for DOD testing drugs and vaccines, and there are now thousands of Gulf War veterans dying.
The DOD has murdered thousands of our citizens with their unethical and criminal conduct in using Gulf War veterans as illegal guinea pigs for experimental drugs and vaccines.
The DOD also admits to conducting “man break” tests, in which they exposed soldiers to chemical weapons to determine how much was necessary to “break a man.” The DOD also has admitted they subjected thousands of soldiers to hallucinogens without their knowledge or consent.
Each of these non-consensual experiments violates the Nuremberg Code, a 10-point code governing human experimentation developed in response to the Holocaust in which the Nazi’s conducted experiments on unwilling subjects. Yet America does the same thing and has since at least the 1930s.
The Nuremberg Code “requires” voluntary and informed consent at all times, including war. Additionally, current U.S. law prevents funds appropriated to the Department of Defense from being used for research involving human subjects as experimental unless informed consent of the subject is obtained in advance and freely given.
We should never forget that going back to the 1950s, LSD and other hallucinogens were given to our military servicemen without their knowledge or consent. In other words, the U.S. government believes they own our military men and women and do not need their consent to experiment on them.
A study by Tulane University scientists found that 95 percent of the Gulf War veterans studied with GWS had antibodies to squalene in their systems, and buried deep in that report was an even more shocking finding that our government buried.
Researchers discovered that many of the men and women with GWS also showed signs of early symptoms of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease. Two Navy officers developed ALS and died shortly after getting their anthrax vaccines. Four studies have found evidence of the increased risk of ALS in military veterans. It’s a neurological disease that slowly strips away all muscle control. There’s no cure, and it’s always fatal.
Additionally research led by Vancouver neuroscientist Chris Shaw found a link between the aluminum hydroxide used in vaccines and symptoms associated with Parkinson’s, ALS, and Alzheimer’s. For 80 years, doctors have injected patients with aluminum hydroxide, an adjuvant that stimulates immune response and now a known cause of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. And we wonder why these diseases are gaining a big foothold in our society.
The CDC acknowledges aluminum hydroxide is currently an adjuvant used in vaccines but declares they are safe, contradicting scientific evidence.
Shaw and his four-scientist team from UBC and Louisiana State University injected mice with the anthrax vaccine given to our first Gulf War veterans (without their consent). Because GWS looked a lot like ALS, Shaw believed they had a chance to isolate a possible cause. All troops were vaccinated with an aluminum hydroxide compound. Whether deployed or not, they developed similar symptoms at a similar rate. So it wasn’t due to Saddam Hussein. GWS was caused by our own government and its required vaccinations.
Shaw’s study with mice found a correlation: they found that after 20 weeks, there was a 38 percent increases in anxiety, severe memory deficits, and an allergic skin reaction. Tissue samples after the mice were euthanized showed neurological cells inside the mice’s brains, were dying in the part that controls movement. The cells were destroying themselves.
ALS has been responsible for placing Americans veterans who survived combat in wheelchairs with full paralysis and is a death sentence that has become a new cost of war. There are many Gulf War veterans dying of ALS.
Identified as GWS, the DOD, the FDA, the VA and the CIA have interfered in finding the cause of this disease, which affects literally thousands of our veterans mainly from the Gulf War in 1991. Read page one of the summary (House Report 105-388) here.
Since 2008, more than 6,500 veterans have developed ALS, yet more then half of veterans tested were found to have bacteria, viruses, and foreign substances in their systems, which also places them at risk.
Our veterans have been systematically subjected to toxic exposures. In 1997, Congress required research to measure the health effects of sustained low-dose exposure to the combinations of chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and environmental toxins to which Gulf War veterans were exposed.
The 1997 findings by the House report identified the following:
The VA and DOD did not take seriously the complaints of sick Gulf War veterans, and there were a variety of toxic agents in the Gulf War theater. That strongly suggests that exposures to the toxins trigged or amplified subsequent service-connected illnesses. Additionally, Gulf War veterans were exposed to depleted uranium dust without proper protection and subjected to pyridostigmine-bromide-containing anti-nerve pills that were to protect the veterans from anthrax exposure. They can have serious side effects and interactions when taken in combination with other drugs or vaccines or with chemical exposures, heat, or physical exercise.
Although as usual the VA denies the causal effects of pyridostigmine bromide and ALS, the very question of the VA itself taking responsibility has always been an issue.
In August 1990, the DOD contacted the FDA to obtain a waiver for consent of veterans the DOD planned to use these experimental drugs and vaccines on.
That waiver was granted.
So far, between 100,000 to 200,000 veterans express symptoms with approximately 15,000 dead. This does not include wives, children, or other family members, friends, or associates (secondary infectees) who are sick, disabled, dying, or dead.
Estimates are that half of all Desert Storm veterans may now test positive for mycoplasma fermentans (incognitus). A large percent of all GWS victims may ultimately die from the disease or by suicide.
While whole families are ill, the numbers don’t include babies stillborn or severely deformed like the thalidomide babies of the ’50s. Some of the babies are born with one or more limbs missing, a missing eye, or other deformities. It is now estimated that a large percent of babies born to infected veterans are being born deformed and or with birth problems.