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Dawn Meredith
12-28-2009, 06:51 PM
Department of Veterans Affairs Reports 73 Thousand U.S. Gulf War Deaths


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More Gulf War Veterans have died than Vietnam Veterans:
The Department of Veterans Affairs, May 2007, Gulf War Veterans Information System reports the following:

Total U.S. Military Gulf War Deaths: 73,846
– Deaths amongst Deployed: 17,847
– Deaths amongst Non-Deployed: 55,999

Total “Undiagnosed Illness” (UDX) claims: 14,874
Total number of disability claims filed: 1,620,906
- Disability Claims amongst Deployed: 407,911
- Disability Claims amongst Non-Deployed: 1,212,995


Percentage of combat troops that filed Disability Claims 36%

-Source: http://www1.va.gov/rac-gwvi/docs/GWVIS_May2007.pdf

NOTE: Soldiers, by nature, typically don’t complain. In other words, the real impact of those who are disabled from the US invasions in Iraq, Afghanistan and other Nations, is not fully reflected in the official Veterans Affairs numbers. When soldiers are sent to murder women and children they tend to never be able to live normal lives there after.

How come the government numbers of 3,777 as of 9/7/7 are so low? The answer is simple, the government does not want the 73,000 dead to be compared to the 55,000 U.S. soldiers killed in Vietnam Iraq = Vietnam. What the government is doing is only counting the soldiers that die in action before they can get them into a helicopter or ambulance. Any soldier who is shot but they get into a helicopter before he dies is not counted.

73,000 dead amongst the U.S. soldiers for this scale operation using weapons of mass destruction is not high - we expect the great majority of U.S. soldiers who took part in the invasion of Iraq to die of uranium poisoning, which can take decades to kill.

From a victors perspective, above any major war in history, The Gulf War has taken the severest toll on soldiers.

More than 1,820 tons of radio active nuclear waste uranium were exploded into Iraq alone in the form of armor piercing rounds and bunker busters, representing the worlds worst man made ecological disaster ever. 64 kg of uranium were used in the Hiroshima bomb. The U.S. Iraq Nuclear Holocaust represents far more than fourteen thousand Hiroshima’s. The nuclear waste the U.S. has exploded into the Middle East will continue killing for billions of years and can wipe out more than a third of life on earth. Gulf War Veterans who have ingested the uranium will continue to die off over a number of years.

So far more than one million people have been slaughtered in the illegal invasion of Iraqi by the U.S. Birth defects are up 600% in Iraq – the same will apply to U.S. Veterans.

Statistics and evidence published by the government and mainstream media in no way reflect the extreme gravity of the situation.

Those working for the government and media must wake up and take responsibility for immediately reversing this U.S. Holocaust. Understanding who is manipulating all of us is critical for all of us.




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Magda Hassan
12-28-2009, 10:32 PM
I'm sure Madeline Allbright would say the price was worth it. I understand why people (psychopaths) send other people to war but I have never understood why those people so willingly go off to slaughter others in far away nations and die. For what? Someone else's bottom line? The enemy is behind them. They should turn around and deal with that enemy. Why isn't there a revolution over there? People are so bloody passive and permitting this blood sacrifice to continue.

Danny Jarman
12-29-2009, 02:51 AM
"Al Qaeda growing in Yemen (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/12/28/alqaida-in-the-arabian-pe_n_405435.html)"

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Bruce Clemens
01-15-2010, 05:12 PM
I understand why people (psychopaths) send other people to war but I have never understood why those people so willingly go off to slaughter others in far away nations and die. For what? Someone else's bottom line? The enemy is behind them. They should turn around and deal with that enemy. Why isn't there a revolution over there? People are so bloody passive and permitting this blood sacrifice to continue.Well put, Magda. It is cynical in the extreme that this nation's military is recruiting so many youth from places that are so economically broken that they have no other option. The backbone of our military is the inner city or rural poor youth who sees "service" as a way out of poverty.

The Powers That Be know they'd have the 1960s all over again if they tried to institute a draft to provide their cannon fodder so instead they have created an economically driven conscription. Which makes it much easier to keep their Ivy League kids out of trouble than to have to try to evade a draft using tricks like the Bushes and Clintons did. Can't have things like that coming back to bite your privileged kids when they grow up and attempt to join the power-elite.

An interesting essay here:
Why African-Americans Aren't Enlisting Anymore (http://indigentahole.blogspot.com/2007/07/why-african-americans-arent-enlisting.html)