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Mon Feb 10, 2020, 01:19 PM

Exclusive: More than 100 U.S. troops diagnosed with brain injuries from Iran attack - officials

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Source: Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. military is preparing to report a more than 50 percent jump in the number of cases of traumatic brain injury stemming from Iranís missile attack on a base in Iraq last month, U.S. officials told Reuters on Monday.

The official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said there were now over 100 cases of TBI, up from the 64 that had been previously reported last month.

The Pentagon declined to comment.

Read more: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-pentagon-tbi-exclusive/exclusive-more-than-100-u-s-troops-diagnosed-with-brain-injuries-from-iran-attack-officials-idUSKBN2041ZK?il=0



MORE HERE:
https://www.cnn.com/2020/02/10/politics/traumatic-brain-injuries-iran-strike/index.html

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Reply Exclusive: More than 100 U.S. troops diagnosed with brain injuries from Iran attack - officials (Original post)
kpete Feb 10 OP
Mike 03 Feb 10 #1
Botany Feb 10 #2
greenjar_01 Feb 10 #14
Botany Feb 10 #18
greenjar_01 Feb 10 #23
Rider3 Feb 10 #3
RockRaven Feb 10 #4
JohnnyLib2 Feb 10 #5
Baitball Blogger Feb 10 #6
Turbineguy Feb 10 #12
AtheistCrusader Feb 10 #16
Ztolkins Feb 10 #7
mpcamb Feb 10 #8
flamingdem Feb 10 #10
stopdiggin Feb 10 #13
riversedge Feb 10 #22
Sapient Donkey Feb 10 #24
J3AC4 Feb 10 #9
gibraltar72 Feb 10 #11
lillypaddle Feb 10 #25
C Moon Feb 10 #15
Brainfodder Feb 10 #17
riversedge Feb 10 #19
Toorich Feb 10 #20
riversedge Feb 10 #21
Bayard Feb 10 #26
flotsam Feb 11 #27

Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 01:21 PM

1. CNN just talking about this now!

Thanks for posting

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 01:24 PM

2. From no injuries at all to a few head aches to 1/2 a dozen wounded to 30 wounded to now 100 wounded

Trump just had to start that shit w/Iran. BTW the American* behind the raid that killed the Iranian
General is dead now too.


* CIA or US Military ???

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Response to Botany (Reply #2)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 02:59 PM

14. We've yet to receive any official word on the Iranian claim that the CIA station chief

who planned the Soleimani attack was himself killed in an airplane shootdown incident in Afghanistan. The Pentagon released the names of the two pilots, has not confirmed that the plane was shot down, and has had no comment on whether Michael D'Andrea was aboard.

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Response to greenjar_01 (Reply #14)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 03:23 PM

18. If he was CIA they might be on the "we don't talk about that" program but I wonder ....

... if Russia knew he was on that plane and tipped off some Iranian or Afghani people. However
none of this would have happened without Trump's poking @ that snake in the grass in bombing the
pro Iranian faction in Iraq and then the killing of Soleimani.

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Response to Botany (Reply #18)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 04:26 PM

23. One thing is for sure: it is precisely the kind of reciprocal response we'd expect from Iran

Targeted, hard to verify, small scale, unlikely. If they did indeed take down D'Andrea, it's a big deal. It's very curious that the US government is not producing D'Andrea to clown the Iranians, who reported his death on their news stations. All we've had is a "Business Insider" piece goofing on the Iranians for using a picture of the actor who played him in Zero Dark Thirty, rather than a picture of D'Andrea himself. But still no confirmation that he's alive, or dead. He wasn't an undercover operative. He was the damn Kabul station chief, if I'm not mistaken. There's no particular reason to keep his death (or non-death!) secret, other than the old standby of sources and methods. That said, if the Iranians figured out what specific plane he was on and when to shoot it down, I suppose that does speak to a massive intelligence failure that you'd want to keep under wraps.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 01:30 PM

3. Headaches?

Mr. BoneSpurs 45 said they were just headaches....

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 01:32 PM

4. Their original lie keeps getting bigger and bigger

Not a surprise really, as it is the Trump administration and the fact that it was a lie at all was immediately apparent (only the magnitude was uncertain).

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 01:34 PM

5. Kick for importance.



This needs to be circulated as much as possible.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 01:37 PM

6. Trump doesn't think that brain damage is serious.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Reply #6)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 02:22 PM

12. He should know

he has more than most.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Reply #6)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 03:18 PM

16. After all, he's not using his.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 01:55 PM

7. I'm confused as to how...

All these TBI's are happening to these people as opposed to deaths and dismemberment. It was a rocket attack, yes?

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Response to Ztolkins (Reply #7)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 02:00 PM

8. Right. What was the device that did this?

It's reminiscent of what happen at the Cuban embassy.
Is this what war/ conflicts will be in the future?
It seems as bad as chemical warfare.

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Response to mpcamb (Reply #8)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 02:10 PM

10. I think that was caused by pesticide when they were spraying for the Zika

virus

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Response to Ztolkins (Reply #7)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 02:23 PM

13. you're probably right to be asking

I'm wondering about a number of different things here too.

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Response to Ztolkins (Reply #7)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 03:53 PM

22. The troops were in old bunkers NOT designed to protect them from newer missiles--it was the loud

explosive noise that shook their brains against their skulls causing #TBI.
Barabra Starr was talking about this.

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Response to Ztolkins (Reply #7)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 04:33 PM

24. I assume it's because they were in a bunker that had a direct hit

The bunker didn't get blown to pieces, but the violent shaking from the shock rattled their brains. Similar to how soldiers in those heavily armored MRAPs might have survived and IED in one piece, but still came out with brain injuries.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 02:01 PM

9. WOW

That's a lot of headaches

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 02:13 PM

11. Take two aspirin and call me in the morning.

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Response to gibraltar72 (Reply #11)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 07:21 PM

25. You stole my reply, dammit!



ETA this is no laughing matter, and I didn't mean to imply it is.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 03:17 PM

15. It's not mentioned much, if at all, but didn't it appear that Trump picked up his war toys

and hurried home, after Iran made threats to his hotels?

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 03:21 PM

17. To impossibly ignorant jackasses with no reasoning skills or filters...

Just remember that on everything being said by the GOAT President; the absolute bestest one ever, with his really good brain!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 03:37 PM

19. horrible.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 03:46 PM

20. Didn't we get advanced notice ....

...... of this rocket attack? I recall t-Rump bombed an airport last year but we gave advance notice, therefore

the Russians and their equipment were already gone when we attacked, so we hit an empty installation.

If we had advanced notice here , why in the hell weren't our troops evacuated before the strike?

And why aren't Democrats screaming (the equivalent of) Benghazi !!! Benghazi !!!!! Benghazi!!!!????

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 03:48 PM

21. Barbara Starr just said these were OLD bunkers not designed for these missile attachs. What is the

Trump admin. doing to prevent future mass casualties like this one? Should the Pentagon and Trump Admin anticipated that Iran would retaliate?

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 09:50 PM

26. trump keeps pushing this crap,

That Speaker Pelosi , and the Dems, hate the military. This is one more thing our candidates need to be hammering on.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Feb 11, 2020, 12:05 PM

27. The linked article

states the Pentagon reports 408,000 TBIs since 2000-that's 20K casualties per year we haven't been hearing about...also I wonder if that's not linked to the dramatic increase in military suicides?

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