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Did Toxic Chemicals in Iraq Sicken G.I.'s?


US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Iraq, military, soldiers, toxic chemicals, KBR, hexavalent chromium, warfare, health risk, chronic illness, Evan Bayh, hearings )

Judy
- 3675 days ago - commondreams.org
Larry Roberta's every breath is a painful reminder of his time in Iraq. He can't walk a block without gasping for air. His chest hurts, his migraines sometimes persist for days and he needs pills to help him sleep.



   

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Susan M (239)
Sunday June 28, 2009, 11:30 pm
noted thank-you
 

Rod Gesner (60)
Monday June 29, 2009, 2:56 am
So the Iraqi's Did have WMD's But it Took Corrupt Incompetent greed based USA Corporations to Do the delivery;
When Will these International Criminals Be Held accountable?
WE Need To Take these criminals and Make them clean up thier own Messes; as that would be the Only Just way to Get the Job done without Harming More innocents..
 

Rod Gesner (60)
Monday June 29, 2009, 3:07 am
During the Gulf war The Paranoia about Chem & BioWeapons cuased the Army to force soldiers to take New untested Drugs to "Protect themselves" My Brotherinlaw Pretended But didn't He was the only one of his friends not to take them; He was also the only one not to have Gulf war syndrome symptoms; Not that he was "Undamadged" He Joined to become a Pilot they made False Promises and them said he was too young and made him a Chopper Mech & Crew Chief; Gues what he Did While the Chopper was in the air "Grim Reaper duty"
Door Gunner; Machine Gunning Iraqi Teenagers and Old Men; as The Prime Soldiers Were Repbulican Guard at the rear With Saddam....I bought a "Surplus" tent after the war; I have had a hand "Exema/Soriosis" Problem Ever since.
 

Judy C (91)
Monday June 29, 2009, 3:55 am
Rod, I'm glad to hear your brother-in-law didn't take the drugs,but sorry to hear that he had to participate in this living hell of war. That skin condition indicatess the treachery of the use of chemical agents. I agree with your comments. Thank you.
 

Pamylle G (458)
Monday June 29, 2009, 8:32 am
Well, duh ! And how about DEPLETED URANIUM ? Babies in Iraq are beginning born with severe deformities.

Soldiers who father children after exposure also are producing children with defects. The sub-atomic particles go straight into the DNA. Chemicals and drugs are just the icing on this cake, folks !
 

Past Member (0)
Monday June 29, 2009, 8:45 am
noted,with thanks.
 

Rhonda Maness (580)
Monday June 29, 2009, 11:03 am
noted, Thanks
 

Janet G (108)
Monday June 29, 2009, 11:28 am
Noted and not surprised!
 

Raffi LidoRoiz (301)
Monday June 29, 2009, 2:50 pm
Thanks. Noted.
 

Brigitte T (69)
Monday June 29, 2009, 3:05 pm
Toxic chemicals "sickened" EVERYONE in Iraq, not just the GI's! And the air, the land, the water have been contaminated thanks to the illegal mass murder weapons used by the USA. Generations and generations of Iraqi will pay the price for it.

WAR CRIMES and CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY. Are you proud of yourselves, America and UK?

 

Brigitte T (69)
Monday June 29, 2009, 3:11 pm
In Kosovo similar illegal weapons were used by NATO, "sickening" and even killing many soldiers there, *after* the bombings had stopped.
The land, air and water in Serbia were badly contaminated, ensuring generations of children born with serious defects. All courtesy of NATO.
 

Rod Gesner (60)
Monday June 29, 2009, 3:19 pm
while I am deeply Ashamed for My Country and those that have been Deluded/missslead into fighting These Sick Genocidal wars; I have alway's Oppossed War; and as a Person who chose a Peasant Lifestyle to avoid Overconsumption and contributing to the corrupt gov (as Little as Legaly Possible) I feel I have done my best; as Presently I am a Home caregiver for a dissbled Victim of Corrupt Police and Other Evil RacistBikers;
(being Paid By the State ie Tax base) I am Proud To Be Doing what I can for her; and Ironically I am Pulling Much More away from War Funds/Taxes; each Year in Wages Than I have ever had To Pay in my Whole Life;
So I will continue to Oppose Evil in whatever Face it Shows; and Invest Your Tax Dollars in Tools and Materials To teach and Share Simpler lifestyles with others.
 

Karen S (106)
Monday June 29, 2009, 3:33 pm
In Canada, we are grateful for ALL the servicepeople who put their lives on the line for the greater good, even if George Bush was misguided on his reasons for going into Iraq. The devastation caused to these men and their families is unimaginable. I only wish there could be justice for them.
 

Frank Mancuso (44)
Monday June 29, 2009, 5:44 pm
We the people are responsable. BUT we have areas right here in the USA even more toxic and the government and polluters work hand and hand to cover up while people remaine in harms way, get cancer, and die.
 

John F (52)
Monday June 29, 2009, 10:38 pm
Not that blowing up an ammo dump that contained US-supplied WMD in Gulf War I didn't cause lots of soldier casualties too. The DU isn't even all the radiation harm. I posted articles on incredible uranium mining pollution.
 

Al Baars (27)
Tuesday June 30, 2009, 12:15 am
DU is used because supposedly nothing slices through vehicle armor better. The fact that it poisons both the troops using the ammo, as well as anyone unfortunate enough to live in the areas where these munitions are used is mind blowingly tragic. Consider that neither Iraq nor Afghanistan were necessary wars, and the tragedy becomes even more intense.
I'm convinced that there is a segment of the human race that serves as the predator species, keeping populations in check without regard for feelings and with very little remorse. The segment here would be called Republicans.
 

Cheree M (46)
Tuesday June 30, 2009, 2:00 am
Noted. Thanks
 

. (0)
Tuesday June 30, 2009, 3:24 am
Thanxxx. am sure that these chemicals of war have a lot to do with some of these symptons... especially over exposure on a continual basis.
 

Brigitte T (69)
Tuesday June 30, 2009, 5:23 am
Yes Frank, you're so right. Especially on the "Native American" reservations, used as dumps for extremely dangerous toxic waste. A scandal, but it's never in the media...
 

Aletta Kraan (146)
Tuesday June 30, 2009, 1:32 pm
Noted , how terrible !!!
 

Janet Wintle (87)
Wednesday July 1, 2009, 2:08 am
Yes my Dear Family, of Freinds, and Angels of light, who are now awakining, from your sleep.
You have now had in truth and with experience, all the pain and suffering that these forces of darkness have done to you.
We are fighting a war, against War,
For the evil of the dark Forces that have come down in the some of the Human race are full of a distructive Spirit.
This is trying to distroy the Fathers plan,and yes, you have been subjected to much.
They have indeed injected you with there poison.
They know that the Tobacco plant calms the mind, with the smoking of it,
So in one hand, they hold a tin of Taylor made Toxic cigerettes, that you can have for FREE, hoping that you become so addictive that you come back with a habbit.
That is, incase you do not die from being blown up or shot, or if you do come back with an injery, you will be one of the smokers, that stay with your calming Tobbaco smoke, and then blame them for your chest trouble.
They know that these gasses that go into the the air, not only distroy the people that they are fighting but you for these chemical wepons are made by them.
You must wake up to this truth. Please remember, all that they do is teach you how to distroy yourselves. You are doing doing there distructive work, by putting these same chemicals into the Air, which the wind will blow all around the world and all life will become ill.
They are doing it in such a way as to not pay out compensation for any of the sick stelth.
Thank you Father for all you give out in Truth. I love all life and pray that the Father will forgive them for they know not what they do. Janet.
 
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