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Gulf War Illnesses and the Cover up
Posted on August 30, 2009 by dsnurse
by Denise Nichols, Staff Writer
How Do I go on? I am not sure. I ask all my veterans and civilian friends to unite and further distribute news of all the facts. The Gulf War Veterans are ill and are DYING! This is beyond sitting and just reading. The Government now for 18 years has refused to respond in the appropriate manner to an issue of life and death. This insane situation must come to the full light of day!
Most of the Gulf War Veterans feel it is just like Agent Orange or the Atomic Veterans, not enough of us have died yet for the government to tell the truth. They feel the government is just holding the cost of care and claims benefit cost down. But I feel this is more insidious!
This situation is lawlessness inflicted upon the Gulf War Veterans. There is corruption and malfeasance at work big time here!
If this government wants to talk health care then I think it is Priority number one to speak out on Gulf War Illness. AS many have read we were exposed to so many hazardous substances and then if you look at synergistic effects it just leaves you spinning.
It started with all the money that was being spent on finding answers from 1992 forward to have been on PTSD and Stress. The VA Research Advisory Committee in 2004 said no in NO uncertain terms it was NOT STRESS! IT WAS NOT PTSD. But still the money kept being spent in that direction by both DOD and VA.
Each year when the list of studies were put out of what VA was spending our taxes on in order to find the answers to gulf war illness we found stress, PTSD and psychological researchers were still getting the money and funds for gulf war illness. Senator XXXX did the only thing she could take the money that was being misspent and try to find a place that would take this seriously.
Yes it just so happenned that one of the few people in this country that had listened to gulf war veterans ie the Naval Seabees was XXXXX. He had believed the veterans and went to UTSWMed and ask the chancellor to find someone to look into this objectively. That is how DR Robert Haley was brought forward into this battle.
The battle has been waging since 1994-5. I have been there and watched the attacks and the counterattacks. One might think it was some grand football rivalry but it is not it is the fight for Gulf War Veterans. Other researchers have jumped in and out and done good work. But no one else seemed to have a champion in the battle like UTSWMED with XXXX.
It has been a real nasty dirty fight! The last killing blow was someone in the VA OIG shop did the hatchet job for someone else higher in the channel and somehow a WW2 Veteran that is a powerful senator got into the nasty battle.
So the VA cut funding to the UTSWMED Research and the Gulf War Veterans LIVES are on the line.
And yet the story does not hit the National News Big Time. It has left the Gulf War Veterans in a state of Shock! People this Demands a full all out attack from all sides! WE need FULL INVESTIGATIONS.
This is big and we need big time help. There are so many fingers in this pie and we have inept and not honorable people involved that are not doing the right thing. That is Quit Wasting Time, Tell the whole Truth and nothing but the truth, and get busy SAVING LIVES! The Gulf War Veterans Are Not Getting better they are continuing Deteriorating Health Wise, Economically, and Socially.
XXXXX this situation get worse by not dealing truthfully and be complacent to outright crimes against their own veterans.
*** This post has been edited by carlie - if people would like to know what was edited out,
click the link below provided by allan and read it, form your own decision on the information.
SOURCE: http://www.veteranstoday.com/modules.php?n...le&sid=8428Edited by carlie (see edit history)
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