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Demeter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-22-07 01:56 PM
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Department of Veterans Affairs Reports 73 Thousand U.S. Gulf War Deaths By Clive Boustred
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Original Content at http://www.opednews.com/articles/genera_clive_bo_070921...


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September 22, 2007






More Gulf War Veterans have died than Vietnam Veterans:
The Department of Veterans Affairs, May 2007, Gulf War Veterans Information System reports the following:

Total U.S. Military Gulf War Deaths: 73,846
Deaths amongst Deployed: 17,847
Deaths amongst Non-Deployed: 55,999

Total Undiagnosed Illness (UDX) claims: 14,874
Total number of disability claims filed: 1,620,906
- Disability Claims amongst Deployed: 407,911
- Disability Claims amongst Non-Deployed: 1,212,995

Percentage of combat troops that filed Disability Claims 36%

-Source: http://www1.va.gov/rac-gwvi/docs/GWVIS_May2007.pdf

NOTE: Soldiers, by nature, typically dont complain. In other words, the real impact of those who are disabled from the US invasions in Iraq, Afghanistan and other Nations, is not fully reflected in the official Veterans Affairs numbers. When soldiers are sent to murder women and children they tend to never be able to live normal lives there after.

How come the government numbers of 3,777 as of 9/7/7 are so low? The answer is simple, the government does not want the 73,000 dead to be compared to the 55,000 U.S. soldiers killed in Vietnam Iraq = Vietnam. What the government is doing is only counting the soldiers that die in action before they can get them into a helicopter or ambulance. Any soldier who is shot but they get into a helicopter before he dies is not counted.

73,000 dead amongst the U.S. soldiers for this scale operation using weapons of mass destruction is not high - we expect the great majority of U.S. soldiers who took part in the invasion of Iraq to die of uranium poisoning, which can take decades to kill.....

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BrklynLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-22-07 02:06 PM
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1. Poppy and the CHimp are vying to see who can be responsible for more American GI deaths.
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Auntie Bush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-22-07 02:21 PM
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3. Between the two of them...they are the biggest killers in the world.
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haele Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-22-07 02:14 PM
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2. This is Gulf War 1 - Desert Shield/Desert Storm info.
It looks as if the VA is including the present conflict, but even so, the detremental effects on the tracked military personnel who have been in the "100 day" Persian Gulf exercise is amazingly high. It would be interesting to track this against Balkan conflict vets who had not been deployed to the Gulf and their mortality rate.

Haele
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Auntie Bush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-22-07 02:23 PM
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4. But we used DU there too...although not as much. n/t
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The Magistrate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-22-07 02:40 PM
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5. This Is A Ludicrous Distortion, Ma'am, That The Author Has Prepared
Edited on Sat Sep-22-07 02:40 PM by The Magistrate
The seventy-three thousand figure has nothing whatever to do with the conflict in 1991: it is the number of people who were among the almost seven millions who were in the service at the time of that campaign, wherever stationed or serving then, who have died over the last sixteen years. The Viet Nam figure it is compared to includes only those men listed officially as killed in action during that conflict, and does not extend to take in all persons in the armed forces during that conflict who died over the sixteen years following its conclusion, nor does it include those serving elsewhere at the time of that conflict who died while in service. If it did, the Viet Nam figure would dwarf the Gulf War figure by about the same proportion as its killed in action figures for any given year dwarf the killed in action figures for the Gulf War.

People who treat numbers with such dis-honesty are never up to any good....
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Igel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-22-07 06:11 PM
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6. Precisely.
Comparing page 2 and 6 of the report leaves no other conclusion. It's quite explicit.

How somebody can have the temerity to make a whackadoo claim while linking directly to the source that makes its whackadoo-ity so obvious, I can't understand.

How somebody can simply note that a red-crested whackadoo quotes its source and so immediately assume that there can be nothing whackadoo about how the source is used, is similarly beyond my comprehension.
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7. Locking
The author of the article is not a dependable source on this topic.
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