It's Official - VA Says Gulf
War Syndrome Doesn't Exist!
From Patricia Doyle, PhD
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Hello, Jeff - This is copyrighted AP article but thought you should see it. Obviously, the VA does not want to pay our sick and dying service men and women.

According to this outrageous whitewash, there are no such things as cancer, death and birth defects from breathing and ingesting radioactive uranium! Perhaps, then, the Feds out to put it in the mess halls right along side the salt and pepper shakers for a little, harmless, extra zippy seasoning in our kids' food. This 'report' also discounts the deadly toxins in vaccines including mycoplasmas which have destroyed the lives of thousands more of our young

Given the way our vets have been treated over the years, it is remarkable that anyone of sound mind and body would still voluntarily enlist. However, economic hardships do force many middle and lower class teenagers to sign up - but you don't see children of politicians or the rich peoples enlisting very often.

I will bet the farm that the CDC will come up with a similar result regarding the frightening epidemic of Morgellons. If an illness cannot be documented as 'existing' then benefits and insurance payments won't have to be made.

It all comes down...yet dollars and cents.

Human lives mean nothing to this government.


Gulf War Syndrome Doesn't Exist

VA-Funded Report Unable To Find
Evidence Of A Complex Of Symptoms

WASHINGTON (AP) - There is no such thing as Gulf War syndrome, even though U.S. and foreign veterans of the war report more symptoms of illness than do soldiers who didn't serve there, a federally funded study concludes.

U.S. and foreign veterans of the Gulf War do suffer from an array of very real problems, according to the Veterans Administration-sponsored report released Tuesday.

Yet there is no one complex of symptoms to suggest those veterans " nearly 30 percent of all those who served " suffered or still suffer from a single identifiable syndrome.

"There's no unique pattern of symptoms. Every pattern identified in Gulf War veterans also seems to exist in other veterans, though it is important to note the symptom rate is higher, and it is a serious issue," said Dr. Lynn Goldman, of Johns Hopkins University, who headed the Institute of Medicine committee that prepared the report.

The VA contracted with the institute, part of the National Academy of Sciences, to review scientific studies and probe the issue at the direction of Congress.

Disability Benefits At Issue

Tuesday's report is the latest in the important series, which the VA will rely on to determine whether Gulf War veterans are eligible for special disability benefits if they are found to suffer from illnesses that can be linked to their service.

Veterans can now claim those benefits only by making an undiagnosed illness claim, said Steve Robinson, a Gulf War Army veteran and government relations director for Veterans for America.

"They keep saying it over and over, every year. We know that " we know that there is no single thing that made veterans sick. We know this thing is likely a combination of various exposures," Robinson said in pushing for new studies he hopes will find what ails tens of thousands of his fellow vets.

A member of the Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses, also chartered by Congress, called the report the "first step" in cataloging the studies done on veterans of the conflict.

"But the most prevalent problems in Gulf War veterans are the multisymptom illness/Gulf War syndrome-type problems that still affect a sizable proportion of those who served in the war. I am disappointed that the IOM report does little to analyze what these studies collectively tell us about the nature and causes of these conditions," said Lea Steele, a Kansas State University epidemiologist who is the committee's scientific director.

Soldiers who served in the Persian Gulf following the Iraqi invasion of neighboring Kuwait in August 1990 have reported symptoms that include fatigue, memory loss, muscle and joint pain, rashes and difficulty sleeping. But not all suffer from the same array of symptoms, which has complicated efforts to pinpoint their cause, according to the report.

Department of Veterans Affairs spokesman Phil Budahn said the VA would not comment until it had a chance to study the report. The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States also was reviewing the study.

Toxic Exposures

Nearly 700,000 U.S. soldiers, along with troops from 34 other countries, took part in the Gulf War. Once in the region, those soldiers were exposed to a wide array of toxins and other potential health hazards, including smoke from hundreds of oil well fires, pesticides, depleted uranium ammunition and possibly the nerve agent sarin, released during the demolition of a munitions dump.

Inadequate screening of soldiers before deployment in the Gulf War, coupled with a lack of environmental monitoring during the conflict, have hindered efforts to determine whether exposure to those contaminants is linked to any illness, the report also notes.

For years, the government denied the mysterious illnesses were linked to the war. It now acknowledges that at least some were due to wartime service. The government is no longer pointing to stress as the likely reason, as some federally funded studies had suggested.

The new report did find evidence of an elevated risk of the rare nerve disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also called Lou Gehrig's disease, among Gulf War veterans. They also face an increased risk of anxiety disorders, depression and substance abuse, it said.

Patricia A. Doyle DVM, PhD
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Univ of West Indies

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Mary Sparrowdancer

Among my most primary concerns about what has been done to our veterans, is my concern that they have been used as "guinea pigs" for testing various toxins, including toxins being passed to them as mandatory or suggested pharmaceuticals. The pharmaceutical that comes primarily to mind is Lariam, (mefloquine) which is an anti-malarial that is also highly fluorinated.

Some of the troops who have shared information with me indicated that they knew they were given Lariam, and then later they discovered that records of it's being dispensed to them had been removed from their records, so no record of Lariam administration remained. They reported to me that Lariam's side effects caused them to suffer sleep disturbances, profound psychological problems including bizarre aggression and suicidal ideation, memory loss, muscle aches and pains, and much more. More on this can be seen here: ttp://

It was discovered back in the last century that one of the ingredients needed in the human body before malaria could actually fulminate into infection was a substance known as "xanthurenic acid." Simply put, malaria cannot develop unless xanthurenic acid is present. Xanthurenic acid, according to studies, is produced during tryptophan degradation, which can be simply caused by a vitamin B6 deficiency (which can occur during high stress).

Proper nutrition and proper, compassionate treatment of life, it appears, would protect us according to divine/natural plans, if those plans were given half a chance to finally unfold.

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