... London Independent/Geneviève Roberts , November 1 2005. A former guardsman suffering from Gulf War Syndrome has won a landmark legal case against the Ministry of Defence. Daniel Martin, 35, who has suffered from chronic fatigue syndrome, memory loss and impaired concentration since the 1991 conflict, will receive a disability award under the umbrella term of Gulf War Syndrome.. He is one of 1,500 soldiers who made a claim for a disablement pension because of the syndrome, which, for the past 14 years, the MoD has said does not exist.. A war pensions tribunal in London yesterday ruled the term Gulf War Syndrome is the appropriate medical label to be attached to Mr Martins condition. The ruling will enable the other servicemen to claim their disablement pensions.. Charles Plumridge, Co-ordinator for the National Gulf Veterans and Families Association, said: Hundreds of veterans have applied to have the diagnostic label of Gulf War ...
I was watching Dr. House last week and the episode was about a man who fought in the Gulf war, who claimed to have Gulf War Syndrome.. The actors on the show talked about there not being such a thing as Gulf War Syndrome, and this reminded me of how those of us with CFS have been treated. From some reports that I have found of studies that have been done, it is being said that Gulf War Syndrome is actually CFS and Fibromyalgia.. Regardless, these men need to be taken seriously and they needed to be taken seriously when they first became ill many years ago. Its a shame that they fought for our country, yet are told theyre not sick when they come home.. Here is an article talking about Gulf War Syndrome being CFS and Fibromyalgia.. ...
Dr. Sullivan expressed her vision and goals for the consortium: Our consortium will study the brain-immune cross-talk pathways that we believe are related to the pathobiology of Gulf War Illness. We have assembled a team of experts from several disciplines including cell and animal researchers as well as clinical researchers that will allow us to further understand the brain-immune interactions and their chemical messengers that we believe are related to the pathobiology of Gulf War Illness. We believe that Gulf War Illness is not only a multi-symptom illness but also a multi-system illness requiring experts from multiple disciplines from leading academic and government agencies working together to solve. We believe that we can vastly increase our understanding of the pathobiology of Gulf War Illness and develop targeted treatments for its symptoms through this highly collaborative research consortium ...
... ================================================ The Government Is Lying To You -- And Ill Veterans -- About Gulf War Syndrome. ---------------------------------------- [Spotlight, July 3, 1995] By Mike Blair Some 50,000 U.S. servicemen who served in the Middle East during Operation Desert Storm are suffering from maladies resulting from exposure to chemical and biological warfare weapons, despite government claims to the contrary. And worse, it has been determined that a laboratory-produced microorganism, responsible for much of the suffering of the American GIs, is being passed to their children and others who come in contact with them. In a joint statement, Dr. Garth L. Nicolson, and his wife, Dr. Nancy L. Nicolson, have isolated a laboratory "engineered" microorganism, *Mycoplasma fermentans* (*incognitus* strain), which is the cause of much of the suffering of the U.S. servicemen. The Nicolsons said they believe the microorganism is airborne ...
While there is no specific treatment for Gulf War syndrome, research suggests that an approach called cognitive-behavioral therapy may help patients with nonspecific symptoms lead more productive lives by actively managing their symptoms. On behalf of the Department of Veterans Affairs, the National Academies of Medicine conducted a study and released a report recommending that for veterans who are experiencing symptoms related to CMI, an integrated, system-wide, long-term management approach should be implemented. Research into Gulf War syndrome, which remains controversial, is taking place in research centers around the country. Please talk with your healthcare provider about any questions or concerns you may have regarding this condition. ...
... - Find Out Variety Of Articles About Symptoms, Causes, Prevention, Treatment, And Latest Studies On Gulf War Illness Disease.
As with many complex issues, unless a question is probed deeply and exhaustively, the most interesting and cogent points may be missed. So it is with a 2005 study on Gulf War Syndrome (GWS) and autism, "Chronic Mycoplasmal Infections in Gulf War Veterans Children and Autism Patients". In the study abstract, the authors report that "The results suggest that a subset of GWI (Gulf War Illness) patients have mycoplasmal infections, and these infections can be transmitted to immediate family members who subsequently display similar signs and symptoms, except for their children who are often diagnosed with autism." Usually when I write about something, it has to do with vaccines and this time is no different than the rest. Reading just the abstract, though, one might well wonder what the article has to do with that topic. In the body of the paper, however, the authors point out that "contamination with mycoplasmas has been found in commercial vaccines. In one study 6% of commercial vaccines were ...
Shortly after the War ended, people whod served in the Gulf began to turn up in Veterans Hospitals, complaining of a range of symptoms: Fatigue, unexplained pain in their joints and muscles, memory problems and cognitive impairment, malfunctioning digestive systems, and more. There wasnt a clear pattern-different soldiers reported different clusters of symptoms, some of the people who had symptoms had arrived in the Gulf after the fighting ended, other soldiers had boots on the ground from the beginning but no symptoms. As the years went by, epidemiological studies showed no increase in cancers or other deaths in Gulf War veterans, aside from suicides and accidents. Yet, the symptoms were quite clearly linked to service in the Gulf. The same symptoms occur among other groups of military veterans, but are significantly less common. Today, more than 250,000 U.S. veterans report suffering from one or more unexplained symptoms that have, together, come to be known as Gulf War Syndrome. Scientists ...
the greater amount of the time." - Machiavelli This Germs for You. Washington Microbiologist links Gulf War Syndrome (GWS) to the anthrax story, which led to the suspicious death of "mad scientist," hypno-patsy Dr. Bruce Ivins. Mycoplasma contaminated anthrax vaccines were used in the Gulf Wars, giving rise to GWS. But pathogenic mycoplasmas were also released in top-secret "mock" attacks on the domestic front from the 1950s-70s contaminating virtually everyone. http://ionamiller2008.iwarp.com/whats_new_21.html. ...
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by revere, cross-posted at Effect Measure A congressionally mandated independent panel of scientists has just issued a report verifying what many of us have know since the early 1990s. Gulf War Syndrome (GWS) is real: Gulf War syndrome is real and afflicts about 25 percent of the 700,000 U.S. troops who served in the
Research abstract Highlights Gulf War illness (GWI) is characterized by a Th1/Th17 shift. Th1, Th2 and inflammatory cytokines characterize myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME). Cytokine importance by Random Forest were IL-7, IL-4, TNF-a, IL-13, and IL-17F. GWI and ME have distinct cytokine … Continue reading →. ...
The committee recommended that the VA use two current definitions -- the CDC and Kansas definitions -- because they capture the most common symptoms and will provide a framework for further treatment and research. The CDC case definition, which has been widely used by researchers, identifies 29 percent to 60 percent of U.S. Gulf War-deployed veterans as CMI cases, depending on the population studied. The Kansas definition identifies 34 percent as CMI cases in the Kansas Gulf War veterans studied. The committee stressed that one definition should not be applied for all purposes, and instead researchers and clinicians should select one based on their needs. The CDC definition is broad and has the greatest concordance with all the other definitions but is less restrictive than the Kansas definition. For example, the CDC definition is effective for identifying as many individuals as possible. It will likely include individuals who do not have CMI, whereas the Kansas definition will likely exclude ...
Gulf War Illness and ME/CFS may share dysfunctional central pathophysiological pathways that contribute to migraine and subjective symptoms.
A study finds that exercise-induced immune system responses for male and female patients with Gulf War Illness and ME/CFS differ by sex.
The list of Fiscal Year 2016 Gulf War Illness Research Program New Investigator Award - New GWI Researcher applications recommended for funding is for informational purposes only. Identification on the list of applications recommended for funding is not intended to either confer a right to funding nor does it guarantee funding. The award of federal funds to support any of these applications is contingent upon successful negotiations and applicable federal policy. ...
A new study from the University of South Carolina has found a gastrointestinal link that could help explain many of the health issues facing those with Gulf War Illness (GWI) as well as opening new pathways to treatment options ...
Statement of Michael Figlioli, Deputy Director, National Veterans Service, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, Before the Subcommittees on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs and Oversight & Investigations, Committee on Veterans Affairs, United States House of Representatives, With Respect To Examining VAs Processing of Gulf War Illness Claims.
Researchers say they have found the first direct biological evidence of damage in veterans with Gulf War illness to DNA within cellular structures that produce energy in the body.
Dr. Sullivan expressed her vision and goals for the consortium: "Our consortium will study the brain-immune cross-talk pathways that we believe are related to the pathobiology of Gulf War Illness. We have assembled a team of experts from several disciplines including cell and animal researchers as well as clinical researchers that will allow us to further understand the brain-immune interactions and their chemical messengers that we believe are related to the pathobiology of Gulf War Illness. We believe that Gulf War Illness is not only a multi-symptom illness but also a multi-system illness requiring experts from multiple disciplines from leading academic and government agencies working together to solve. We believe that we can vastly increase our understanding of the pathobiology of Gulf War Illness and develop targeted treatments for its symptoms through this highly collaborative research consortium ...
Mr Izett said he developed brittle bone disease after being vaccinated in the run-up to the Gulf War in 1990 to 1991.. He took his case to the Scottish Parliament earlier this year but has become frustrated with the progress being made by MSPs.. "Im now too ill to do anything else but make this final stand" - Alexander Izett. In a letter to his local MSP Cathy Craigie, the ex-soldier said he was "heart-broken" that he could not get the treatment he needed in Scotland.. He wrote: "This is a last desperate attempt in trying to force the Ministry of Defence (MoD) to tell the truth regarding my suffered illness of Gulf War Syndrome.". He wrote: "Im now too ill to do anything else but make this final stand.. "I was willing to fight and die for my country. Now I am willing to die to make that country come clean and tell the truth of not only my suffering, but that of thousands of my fellow sufferers of Gulf War Syndrome.". Mr Izett said he wants a UK-wide public inquiry into Gulf War Syndrome ...
The 2016 report performs a similar total flip-flop regarding research. The 2010 report concluded "it is likely that Gulf War illness results from an interplay of genetic and environmental factors" and called for "a renewed research effort . . . to better identify and treat multisymptom illness in Gulf War veterans [including] studies to identify inherited genetic variants, . . . modifications of DNA structure related to environmental exposures, . . . signatures of immune activation, [and] brain changes identified by sensitive imaging measures -- all . . . traits that distinguish Gulf War veterans with persistent medical symptoms from healthy deployed or nondeployed veterans." "[I]nvestigations should also explore the biology of Gulf War illness in the context of identifying targets for therapies." Its chairman emphasized the need "to speed the development of effective treatments, cures, and, it is hoped, preventions . . . , and we believe that through . . . rigorous scientific input, answers can ...
Washington - April 4, 2019) - With scientific advances now regularly breaking related to Gulf War Illness, 97 members of Congress pushed this week for more treatment research for the debilitating condition that affects as many as one in three veterans of the 1991 Gulf War. Led by Representatives Gregorio Sablan (D-N. Marianas) and retired Lt. General Jack Bergman (R-Mich.), the bipartisan group of 97 members of the U.S. House sent the letter to the defense appropriators calling for "the necessary resources to continue this vital and effective" Gulf War Illness treatment research funding. "By congressional design, [it] is a unique medical research program narrowly focused on the vision of improving the health and lives of Veterans with Gulf War Illness," they wrote, calling it "a model of how to conduct treatment- oriented research to address a challenging illness" that "is succeeding where earlier programs failed.". They also noted that… READ MORE: Continue reading →. ...
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In early spring 1992, 125 veterans of Operation Desert Shield/Storm (ODS/S) assigned to the 123d Army Reserve Command (ARCOM) reported a wide variety of non-specific symptoms including fatigue, joint pains, skin rashes, headaches, loss of memeory, mood changes, diarrhea, bleeding and painful gums, and loss of hair. Most of these symptoms were first noticed after the soldiers returned home after the deployment to southwest (SW) Asia. Although several had been medically evaluated, no unifying diagnosis, other than a suspected reaction to stress had emerged. On 11-12 April, seventy-nine 123d ARCOM soldiers with symptoms or concerns were evaluated by a multidisciplinary medical team. Each soldier completed a medical questionnaire and a brief symptom inventory, and was interviewed by an epidemiologist, an occupational medicine physician and a psychiatrist. All were examined by an oral pathologist and had blood drawn for laboratory testing. There was no evidnce of an outbreak or cluster of any unique ...
There is ample evidence that the U.S. pursued the development of biological warfare agents long after signing the 1972 convention with Britain and the USSR outlawing such weaponry. The "Gulf War Syndrome" of as British troops call it, "Desert Fever," suffered by many veterans of Operation Desert Storm may have been the result of U.S. attacks on stockpiles of biological agents supplied to Saddam Hussein in the 1980s by then Special Envoy to Iraq Donald Rumsfeld. The Pentagon long denied that Gulf War Syndrome was associated with any weapons or vaccines administered to U.S. troops but Secretary of Defense Les Aspin confirmed the presence in Iraq and Saudi Arabia of banned Sarin and mustard gas. There were also reports at the time that U.S. forces, under the orders of then-Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney, deployed banned chem-bio weapons to the theater to "prove" that Saddam Hussein not only had them in his possession but had used them against allied forces. Saddams use of the weapons would be ...
I think every decade has its fad illness, in the 80s it was "hypoglycemia". Chronic fatigue/fibromyalgia/gulf war syndrome in the 90s. With the 00s 80% over, Im not sure what this decades is..maybe Adult ADD? Ill never forget the Navy guy who wanted a referral to participate in a study for Gulf War syndrome. He had never left Jacksonville Florida!! He thought he might have caught it from a ship, except he didnt work on a ship, but people from the gulf did occasionally come home and he might have bumped into one of them and been infected with whatever agent causes the disease.. ReplyDelete ...
DU was used in warfare for the first time in operation Desert Storm. It was the Pentagons first live field test of armor-piercing bullets, tank shells, and tank armor made of this deadly radioactive nuclear waste. Because of DUs ability to penetrate steel, it has become a popular weapon with the brass. When fired, a DU shell combusts on impact, and as much as 70% of the material is released and turns into an aerosol of radioactive uranium particles. It becomes an irradiating powder in the air. It travels in the wind or becomes mixed with dust and dirt. It can be inhaled and ingested and it can be trapped in the lungs or kidneys. Depleted Uranium is a cleverly deceptive term for the radioactive by-product of the uranium enrichment process. Depleted does not mean non-radioactive. Depleted uranium is radioactive, with a half life of 4.4 billion years. It now contaminates battlefields, military bases, proving grounds, the hundreds of thousands of soldiers who handled it, and the innocent ...
DURHAM, N.C. - Stress is a well known culprit in disease, but now researchers have shown that stress can intensify the effects of relatively safe chemicals, making them very harmful to the brain and liver in animals and likely in humans, as well.. Even short-term exposure to specific chemicals, just 28 days, when combined with stress was enough to cause widespread cellular damage in the brain and liver of rats, said Mohamed Abou Donia, Ph.D., a Duke pharmacologist and senior author of the study.. Results of the study were published in the Feb. 27, 2004, issue of the Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health.. Abou Donias study was designed to reproduce the symptoms of Gulf War Syndrome, a disorder marked by chronic fatigue, muscle and joint pain, tremors, headaches, difficulties concentrating and learning, loss of memory, irritability and reproductive problems. The Gulf War Syndrome symptoms have been difficult to explain because veterans outwardly appear healthy and normal, said Abou ...
Researchers said theyve already had success using the practice to help veterans deal with muscle pain. A $1 million Army grant hopes to build on that.
A scientific panel chartered by Congress cites nerve gas drug and pesticides used during the conflict as being associated with veterans neurological problems.
I tell you, they are messing people up in order to make a buck. There is also evidence that Statins increase the risk of a coronary event especially in people who have just had one. They need to figure out why the cholesterol is not working right in our bodies, not try to lower the levels of it. They have allowed a food chemistry to be exploited, probably an attractant chemistry, and this exploitation is causing the cholesterol not to be utilized as it should. Our bodies evolve to use foods, changing food chemistry too fast results in problems to occur ...
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It sounds like he may need to get an MRI and see an ear nose throat doc. ALot of my friends and family came back in this manner or worse, it wasnt until they went outside of the vet hospitals that they found ways to heal as best they could from the problems they had come into. First and foremost would be an MRI asap, alot of the vets have had them done and minor damage to the brain, cerebellum and/or brain stem itself has been found, it takes a couple years for it to heal but if you take the proper cycle of meds to help calm things down it cuts that time in half ...
Franklin Roosevelt knew of the Pearl Harbor at least attack 6 weeks before it happened. I had first hand telephone conversations with retired Navy officer Duane Whitlock before he passed away in which he told me that he was part of the Navy decoding team that deciphered the Japanese code in the late 1930s. He was part of the group that intercepted the Japanese transmissions that indicated their battle group was going to attack Pearl Harbor and he was present when this information was relayed to upper Navy brass. This was at least six weeks before the attack.
We have been particularly interested in the association of certain chronic infectious agents in CFS, FMS and GWI, because these microorganisms can potentially cause most or essentially all of the signs and symptoms found in these patients.(1,14) One type of infection that elicited our attention was microorganisms of the class Molecutes, small bacterial mycoplasmas, lacking cell walls, that are capable of invading several types of human cells and are associated with a wide variety of human diseases.(14). We have examined the presence of mycoplasmal blood infections in GWI, CFS, and FMS patients. The clinical diagnosis of these disorders was obtained from referring physicians according to the patients major signs and symptoms. Since the signs and symptoms of CFS and FMS patients completely overlapped, these patients were therefore considered together (CFS/FMS).(1) Blood was collected, shipped over night at 4°C and processed immediately for PCR after purification of DNA using a Chelex ...
I dont know what kind of format you would prefer, so I am just going to type it all out and you may feel free to change it anyway you want.. I volunteered for the Persian Gulf During Operation Desert Shield. As a single mother in the Army Reserves, this required many actions in accordance with the required family care plan. I was attached to a National Guard component, the 157th Military Police Company. We were staying in Khobar Towers when all of the scuds began flying and getting shot down by the patriots. We saw the sky turn black with oil once we reached our position in the desert. We built one of the two large POW/refugee camps and manned them. And we processed approximately 175,000 of these POW/refugees during our time there. I flew with the medivac team as the MP escort for the wounded POWs on many occasions. This was my job and I did function in this capacity with complete dedication to duty and at my greatest level of ability. We not only received all of the pre-deployment ...
What is the real reason why the mycoplasma and lyme epidemics are being covered up? Government, namely the Department of Defense, wants to minimize public awareness regarding this issue, to cover the fact that The United States sold to Iraq, before and during the war, many of the biological and chemical agents that were used against our troops.. What Chronic Disease Have You Been Labeled With?. by Marjorie Tietjen Common Cause Medical Research Foundation [email protected] There are an extraordinary number of citizens being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, Lupus, ALS, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Alzheimers, Bipolar Depression, Fibromyalgia, Parkinsons...and the list goes on. I do not believe that this epidemic of diseases is naturally occurring. More and more disease labels are being invented for conditions that may be variations of only several causes. Each person may present with a slightly different symptom complex according to genetic factors, past bodily insults, or what coinfections ...
My Name is William Fuzi Most commentors here know of me. Has anyone looked at the list of adverse effects of the HepB vaccine thet we were all forced to get? That vaccine was one of the experimental vaccines that they gave us. I had a severe reaction to it and was not allowed to get a second dose. Also the HepB vaccine isnt included on the list of toxic exposures, but we were all forced to recieve them. One of the adverse reactions to it is swelling of the brain. We were the test subjects for this new HepB vaccine. We werent an at risk group, because the second HepB vaccine was adminisered after the war. About 6 months after the War the new HepB vaccine was ordered to be given to all newborn babies in the US. Since the start of this vaccination campaign there has been an explosion of Autism, and ADD/ADHD in the offspring population that has been given this vaccine. Maybe the vaccine company should have waited to start giving this new vaccine to Americas children until they knew what was ...
My Name is William Fuzi Most commentors here know of me. Has anyone looked at the list of adverse effects of the HepB vaccine thet we were all forced to get? That vaccine was one of the experimental vaccines that they gave us. I had a severe reaction to it and was not allowed to get a second dose. Also the HepB vaccine isnt included on the list of toxic exposures, but we were all forced to recieve them. One of the adverse reactions to it is swelling of the brain. We were the test subjects for this new HepB vaccine. We werent an at risk group, because the second HepB vaccine was adminisered after the war. About 6 months after the War the new HepB vaccine was ordered to be given to all newborn babies in the US. Since the start of this vaccination campaign there has been an explosion of Autism, and ADD/ADHD in the offspring population that has been given this vaccine. Maybe the vaccine company should have waited to start giving this new vaccine to Americas children until they knew what was ...
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Comparing veterans deployed in the first Persian Gulf War and veterans deployed elsewhere at the same time has revealed veterans who served in the Persian Gulf have nearly twice the prevalence of chronic multi-symptom illness (CMI), a cluster of symptoms similar to a set of conditions often called Gulf War Syndrome.
1)One of the main adjuvants in this new vaccine is something called Squalene. Adjuvants cause your immune system to overreact to the introduction of the organism youre being vaccinated against. Gulf War veterans with Gulf War Syndrome received anthrax vaccines that contained Squalene. MF59 (the Novartis squalene adjuvant) was an unapproved ingredient in experimental anthrax vaccines and has since been linked to the devastating autoimmune diseases suffered by countless Gulf War vets. However, the FDA discovered the presence of Squalene in certain lots of AVIP product. A test was developed to detect anti-Squalene antibodies in GWS patients, and a clear link was established between the contaminated product and all the GWS sufferers who had been injected with the vaccine containing Squalene ...
1)One of the main adjuvants in this new vaccine is something called Squalene. Adjuvants cause your immune system to overreact to the introduction of the organism youre being vaccinated against. Gulf War veterans with Gulf War Syndrome received anthrax vaccines that contained Squalene. MF59 (the Novartis squalene adjuvant) was an unapproved ingredient in experimental anthrax vaccines and has since been linked to the devastating autoimmune diseases suffered by countless Gulf War vets. However, the FDA discovered the presence of Squalene in certain lots of AVIP product. A test was developed to detect anti-Squalene antibodies in GWS patients, and a clear link was established between the contaminated product and all the GWS sufferers who had been injected with the vaccine containing Squalene ...
The rise in the popularity of Cipro can be traced back to Operation Desert Shield in the 1990s when there were concerns overseas that anthrax would be used as a biological weapon. The United States Department of Defense ordered over 30 million doses of ciprofloxacin- generic Cipro- to be used as a preventative measure.. Cipro gained the reputation as a "superdrug" and sales skyrocketed.. The Food and Drug Adminsitration approved Cipro in 2000 to prevent inhalation anthrax after possible exposure, the first antibiotic approved as a treatment in the event of a biowarfare attack.. Between 2009 and 2012, 1.2 million prescriptions distributed at military treatment facilities. In 2011 alone, 294,069 prescriptions dispensed at DoD facilities. 1. Of the approximately 700,000 soldiers deployed during Operation Desert Storm 1990-1991, nearly 30% developed Gulf War Syndrome. Scientists spent years trying to determine what caused nearly 250,000 Gulf War veterans to develop debilitating symptoms in what has ...
A delegation of US congressmen and former presidential candidate Ross Perot hear evidence about Gulf War syndrome from UK experts and victims.
Gulf War I led to extensive debates as to whether Gulf War syndrome, also known as multisystem illness, was best explained by environmental exposures (e.g., oil fires, depleted uranium, nerve gas, multiple vaccinations) or the psychological stress of deployment to a war zone where there was anticipation of high casualty rates from chemical and biologic weapons and stressful training exercises involving the use of impermeable full-body protective uniforms (made from rubber, vinyl, charcoal impregnated polyurethane, and other materials) in desert conditions under extreme temperatures. Although no clinical syndrome was ever definitively confirmed among the nearly 1 million service members who deployed in 1990-1991, studies consistently found that military personnel who served in the Gulf experienced elevations in generalized symptoms across all health domains (e.g. physical, cognitive, neurologic, psychological) compared with service members who deployed elsewhere or did not deploy. In addition, ...
Then theres the depleted uranium (DU) weaponry the United States and its allies used on Iraq during the Gulf War, despite foreknowledge its radioactivity would make food and water in the bombed regions unsafe for consumption on an indefinite basis (DU remains radioactive for 4.5 billion years). Add in the fact that trails of carcinogenic dust left in a DU bombs wake spread in the wind to be absorbed by plants and animals, thereby devastating a regions food chain. Of course, humans inhale and absorb DU dust as well, which has most likely led not only to dramatically elevated levels of birth defects and cancer cases among Iraqi civilians, but also to a wide litany of suffering among Gulf War vets; a recent study, for example, found that even nine years after the war, veterans afflicted with Gulf War Syndrome ailments still had DU traces in their urine. This while there has yet to be any US governmental study on the effects of DU inhalation ...
The FDA has approved fast tracking of the Swiss-based Novartis flu shot, called Fluad. This particular flu shot contains squalene to boost immune response, supposedly. Squalene was used in anthrax vaccines for troops during the Gulf War. Its associated with Gulf War Syndrome - which affected thousands of American soldiers and led to greater fatalities than combat. Squalene is something naturally produced by the body to synthesize vitamin D. But, synthetic sqaulene by injection causes an adverse immune reaction called a "cytokine storm". The antibodies begin to attack all the squalene in your body, even the natural squalene, and this leads to any number of autoimmune conditions including Continue reading ...
Authors: Christopher Shaw/Michael Petrik 10 Feb 2010 Abstract: Gulf War Syndrome is a multi-system disorder afflicting many veterans of Western armies in the 1990-1991 Gulf War. A number of those afflicted may show neurological deficits including various cognitive dysfunctions and motor neuron disease, the latter expression virtually indistinguishable from classical amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) except ...