Federal report finally admits Gulf War illness is real

An extensive federal report just released concludes that roughly one in four of the 697,000 U.S. veterans of the 1990-91 Gulf War suffer from Gulf War illness.

That illness is a condition now identified as the likely consequence of exposure to toxic chemicals, including pesticides and a drug administered to protect troops against nerve gas.

The 452-page report states that “scientific evidence leaves no question that Gulf War illness is a real condition with real causes and serious consequences for affected veterans.”

The report, compiled by a panel of scientific experts and veterans serving on the congressionally mandated Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans’ Illnesses, fails to identify any cure for the malady.

It also notes that few veterans afflicted with Gulf War illness have recovered over time.

Just like Agent Orange, our government cares more about potential liability for government and corporations – before care for our military personnel becomes an issue.

These creeps will lie for years while our veterans live in agony and illness.

2 thoughts on “Federal report finally admits Gulf War illness is real

  1. moss says:

    And just like Agent Orange, we admit no responsibility for what we’ve done to civilians in the region. DU ammo doesn’t disappear in the wind – not even as pyrophoric dust.

  2. Venus says:

    Gulf War Vets have been driven away from the VA.
    Comeback
    This Committee is asking for written comments for Veterans

    This Committee is allowing Vets to speak before them, during Public Coment Sessions.

    This Committee is allowing Vets to Teleconferece – hearing sessions by telephone.

    Why are vets taking part ? Silence is not an Option ! http://www.va.gov/gulfwaradvisorycommittee

    VA – Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans

    Department of Veterans Affairs

    Office of Policy and Planning (008A1)

    810 Vermont Ave, Washington, DC 20420

    202-461-5758 Lelia P. Jackson, Policy Analyst ,lelia.jackson@va.gov

    Additionally, the Committee will meet with a panel of Gulf War veterans who reside in the Baltimore area. Gulf War veterans living in the Baltimore area who served in the Southwest Asia theater of operations during 1990-1991 wishing to participate in the panel should contact Lelia Jackson

    Public comments will be received on November 19, from 1 p.m. until 1:30 p.m. and on November 20, from 11:15 a.m. until 11:45 a.m. Individuals wishing to speak must register not later than November 14 by contacting Ms. Jackson and by submitting 1-2 page summary of their comments for inclusion in the official record. Public comments will be limited to five minutes each. A sign-in sheet will be available each day. Members of the public may also submit written statements for the Committee’s review Interested parties may also listen in by teleconferencing into the meeting.

    The toll-free teleconference line will be open from 10 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. on November 19 and from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. on November 20. To register for the teleconference, contact Ms. Jackson. Any member of the public seeking additional information should contact Laura O’Shea.
    SEE http://www.gulflink.org

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