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Fri Jan 24, 2020, 12:26 PM

U.S. says 34 troops diagnosed with traumatic brain injury after Iran strike

Source: Reuters via MSN

WASHINGTON, Jan 24 (Reuters) - The Pentagon said on Friday that 34 service members had been diagnosed with traumatic brain injury following strikes by Iran on a base in Iraq earlier this month.

Pentagon spokesman Jonathan Hoffman told reporters that eight service members who had been previously transported to Germany had been moved to the United States.

(Reporting by Idrees Ali and Phil Stewart Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)


Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/us-says-34-troops-diagnosed-with-traumatic-brain-injury-after-iran-strike/ar-BBZit7B



I seem to recall the president getting in front of Cameras this week and insisting a 'few headaches' and nothing serious.

I hope the Military is clearly seeing how disposable and meaningless they are to him.

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Reply U.S. says 34 troops diagnosed with traumatic brain injury after Iran strike (Original post)
AtheistCrusader Jan 24 OP
Autumn Jan 24 #1
bucolic_frolic Jan 24 #2
AtheistCrusader Jan 24 #3
fleur-de-lisa Jan 24 #4
Aristus Jan 24 #5
guillaumeb Jan 24 #6
AtheistCrusader Jan 24 #9
guillaumeb Jan 24 #13
AtheistCrusader Jan 24 #15
rogue emissary Jan 24 #7
handmade34 Jan 24 #8
keithbvadu2 Jan 24 #10
AtheistCrusader Jan 24 #11
keithbvadu2 Jan 24 #14
riversedge Jan 24 #20
rickyhall Jan 24 #12
Botany Jan 24 #16
AtheistCrusader Jan 24 #17
Botany Jan 24 #18
riversedge Jan 24 #19
Marcuse Jan 24 #21

Response to AtheistCrusader (Original post)

Fri Jan 24, 2020, 12:28 PM

1. " Just headaches." I'm surprised Trump didn't tell them to walk it off.

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Response to AtheistCrusader (Original post)

Fri Jan 24, 2020, 12:35 PM

2. Wonder if they could be clearer

is this basically percussive from the explosions, physical from shrapnel, and does it include PTSD, do the cases vary, or can't they tell us for various reasons

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #2)

Fri Jan 24, 2020, 12:37 PM

3. TBI suggests concussive damage to me, but absolutely, it could be clearer.

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Response to AtheistCrusader (Original post)

Fri Jan 24, 2020, 12:40 PM

4. No worries. Cadet BoneSpurs says these troops just suffered "headaches."

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Response to AtheistCrusader (Original post)

Fri Jan 24, 2020, 12:42 PM

5. "All is well!"

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Response to AtheistCrusader (Original post)

Fri Jan 24, 2020, 12:43 PM

6. Recommended.

But Trump regularly boasts of his support for the troops.

And the GOP claims to be the Party of national security.

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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #6)

Fri Jan 24, 2020, 12:48 PM

9. The party of Fake It Till You Make It.

I don't understand how or why it works, but it does seem to work for them.

Hopefully less so these days.

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Response to AtheistCrusader (Reply #9)

Fri Jan 24, 2020, 01:05 PM

13. Polling suggests that Trump is not as popular as his

supporters feel he is.

Turnout is key, as always.

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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #13)

Fri Jan 24, 2020, 01:53 PM

15. Agreed!

GOTV

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Response to AtheistCrusader (Original post)

Fri Jan 24, 2020, 12:44 PM

7. In Donny's own words "not very serious,"

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/22/world/middleeast/trump-iraq-brain-injuries.html

WASHINGTON President Trump on Wednesday dismissed concussion symptoms reported by several American troops after Iranian airstrikes on Al Asad Air Base in Iraq as not very serious, even as the Pentagon acknowledged that a number of service members were being examined for possible traumatic brain injury caused by the attack.

I heard they had headaches, Mr. Trump said at a news conference in Davos, Switzerland. No, I dont consider them very serious injuries, relative to other injuries that Ive seen.

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Response to AtheistCrusader (Original post)

Fri Jan 24, 2020, 12:48 PM

8. as I stated in a previous post

a TBI is serious!!! yes, a lose of leg or arm is tragic, but just as tragic is the loss of brain function... I am more than livid by trump's remarks... my son was in an accident last year and suffered a TBI... anyone who has suffered it or has a loved one suffering from a TBI, they know

may trump pay dearly for his callousness, his ignorance, his lack of empathy, his vileness... I fucking hate him with a passion I didn't know existed

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Response to AtheistCrusader (Original post)

Fri Jan 24, 2020, 12:48 PM

10. Visit to Arlington Cemetery reminded Donald Trump Jr. of all his family's 'sacrifices,' he writes

Visit to Arlington Cemetery reminded Donald Trump Jr. of all his family's 'sacrifices,' he writes

https://www.stripes.com/news/us/visit-to-arlington-cemetery-reminded-donald-trump-jr-of-all-his-family-s-sacrifices-he-writes-1.606501

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #10)

Fri Jan 24, 2020, 12:51 PM

11. I have no mouth and I must scream

Seriously, wtf.

These people are drunk on narcissism.

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Response to AtheistCrusader (Reply #11)

Fri Jan 24, 2020, 01:10 PM

14. riding on their daddy's campaign bus was the equivalent of military service.

The Romneys considered that riding on their daddy's campaign bus was the equivalent of military service.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/romney-sons-serve-country-by-campaigning/

Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney on Wednesday defended his five sons' decision not to enlist in the military, saying they're showing their support for the country by "helping me get elected."

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Response to AtheistCrusader (Reply #11)

Fri Jan 24, 2020, 06:46 PM

20. The Trump family is just plain greedy.

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Response to AtheistCrusader (Original post)

Fri Jan 24, 2020, 01:02 PM

12. I just hope our military realizes how big a dick dump is when he orders them to fire on us.

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Response to AtheistCrusader (Original post)

Fri Jan 24, 2020, 03:20 PM

16. When the shock wave of the blast hits the person their brain is slammed up against the skull and ...

... the shock wave bounces back after it hits a wall or the side of the tank or troop carrier which then
hits the brain a 2nd time. National Geographic did a good article on this a few years ago. In many
cases the victims never really recover and have a life of drugs, alcohol, spouse abuse, depression, and
broken families.

God damn Trump and the unneeded crap he started with Iran.

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Response to Botany (Reply #16)

Fri Jan 24, 2020, 04:07 PM

17. It's a horrible thing, and totally unnecessary in this case.

Our troops hurt, a plane full of people dead, all for the president's vanity.

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Response to AtheistCrusader (Reply #17)

Fri Jan 24, 2020, 04:10 PM

18. And a pro Iranian faction bombed in Iraq which triggered the riot OUTSIDE of our embassy in ....

.... Baghdad, and then Trump's hit to the Iranian General all in order to take the pressure and
news coverage off of his impeachment.

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Response to AtheistCrusader (Original post)

Fri Jan 24, 2020, 06:45 PM

19. This is so horrible for the affected Troops and their families.

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Response to AtheistCrusader (Original post)

Fri Jan 24, 2020, 09:49 PM

21. But for the Iran deal those missiles could have had nuclear warheads.

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