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Post by Trooper on Wed 20 Jan 2016, 13:15

" Canada's victims of the Gulf War "

" As much as Canada has refused to acknowledge the many victims of its foreign and military policy of the past 25 years -- rendering the Iraqi people invisible unless we need them for photo-ops -- they have equally refused to recognize the humanity of Gulf War One veterans who have returned to die slowly, painfully, and largely in silence. Canada does not keep statistics on Gulf War Syndrome (a horrific condition marked by exposure to depleted uranium, a whole slew of neurotoxic and biological warfare chemicals, and an over-the-top vaccination regime that followed no proper protocols). Among those vets suffering is former navy Lieutenant Louise Richard, who recalls being in touch with at least 400 veterans suffering symptoms similar to hers, a number of whom have since died.
A nurse and former triathlete who entered the war in top form, she returned a completely different person, as she testified in 2013:
"The Gulf War veterans and modern combat vets as a whole have been made to feel like toxic waste that has been disposed of and dumped…We are released from DND undiagnosed, misdiagnosed, or not diagnosed at all. We're left untreated. We're left on our own to find our own doctors, civilian doctors, specialists, therapists, psychiatrists. Canadian vets have been totally abandoned. Our symptoms, illnesses, and concerns have been minimized, belittled, ignored -- stress. As for the doctors and specialists we do find who are willing to take us on, VAC [Veterans Affairs Canada] has the nerve to challenge their diagnoses, their treatments, and their credentials. Veterans Affairs dictates to us how many treatments, and the distance we can travel on our claims. Policy always overrules the needs of the ill veteran."
Just as the seeds of violence Canada planted with the 1991 slaughter of Iraqis continue to yield horrific crops, so veterans like Louise Richard continue to suffer from a war-produced chemical brew that will occupy their own bodies in perpetuity. She is not allowed to give blood, and she shocked committee members when she challenged them thusly:
"This is in our blood supply. Depleted uranium, as we know, goes all over the body, to the organs. Does anyone here want an organ of mine if you're in a car crash tomorrow?"
Stunned MPs said no, but then proceeded on to other business. "

http://rabble.ca/columnists/2016/01/trudeaus-bombing-carries-on-canadas-25-year-war-against-iraq
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Post by Rags on Wed 20 Jan 2016, 14:19

Trooper I dont disagree with almost all of what you have said except for one issue DP is not a factor for Canadian war vets in the Gulf. One has to look else where for the cause of the toxic issues. The vaccination ( methliquin )  program use of Deet and other insecticides. Im no expert in that part but id be looking at insecticides and Methlaquin not DP. Read my DP comments in other threads, Im a bit of a subject matter expert on DP. Dont let my opposing view make you think I dont believe in DP poisoning just not that it was an issue to CF members in GW1. There are exceptions to all rules so if a person left base went on battle field where they did not belong and stick there head in a burned out tank then thats self inflicted and does not count......but Im sure that would be a rare occurrence. To all who have an interest in DP poisoning PM me I can tell you the detailed issues of it and who would have gotten it and how to test to prove you have it.
Remember DP is just that Depleted Uranium! DP has less issues then normal uranium rock that people mine in Canada. As the isotopes are removed from the rock leaving a dirt that has no uranium isotopes to affect people left in it. Hence its name DEPLETED uranium.

Read the thread I commented in on this subject Gulf War and Depleted Uranium about 2 years ago.

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Post by teentitan on Wed 20 Jan 2016, 15:30

Rags great comment but there has been documented cases of DP causing death and non-hodgkins lymphoma. Some of these DP vets are also from Yugoslavia.

I think what raised the 'suspicion' with vets is the urine test the CF did. The member would collect their urine until they filled 3/4 water bottled size containers. It was then sent to a lab to be tested.

But here's where the suspicion factor was raised and why I did not bother to do it.

The test results were sent to Ottawa before they were sent to the vet/CF member.

I called and asked why Ottawa was the middle man between the lab and patient? Here's the most crazy answer I got,,,

"We will read them and explain the results for your doctor to explain to you."

So my doctor is to stupid to pick up the phone and call the lab for an explanation? Also last time I saw lab results there was a "description/explanation" box the lab uses to explain the results.

So as much as I appreciate, and agree on most, your opinion I just wanted to let others know why there is a suspicion of DP and not getting a real test without Ottawa, VAC, DND involved.

As for the chemical side of this war I have to go with the many specialists I have seen for my sarcoidosis. I had the top lung surgeon and head of the lung transplant department at the University of Toronto and his comment and thoughts is the best description I have ever heard...

"With all the immunization shots you had, the blood thiner shots, pills for speeding up the antropine shot if needed and massive doses of antibiotics I cannot explain why you are a multi-system sarcoid patient. The protocal of drugs you have been given to stop the spreading seemed to have only caused it to spread it to your bronchi, sinus system, and kidney very quickly.

The only way I could get a decent answer is to put you here in the hospital and let research doctors study you by taking blood, urine, hair, bone marrow, muscle tissue, removal of lymph nodes and a lot of spinal taps.

Even then with all these test results I can't guarentee the cause of what has happened. And quite honestly I don't know how long and how many tests the researchers would need to do."

So I took a pass on being a human pin cushion and lab rat. But we did discuss that when I pass away it would be fantastic to donate my corpse to be used as a source of research for sarcoidosis. Still thinking on that one.

In case people are wondering what sarcoidosis is it is an auto immune disease which causes your lymph nodes to pump out a lot of white blood cells latch onto living tissue in large amounts that end up killing the living tissue leaving a scar or dead spot on my lungs. To date I have lost both upper lobes of my lungs and have reduced the diameter of my bronchi (the main tube that carries your inhaling to the 4 lobes).

Sarcoidosis is a disease that is mainly found in black people and Scandanavians (I'm neither of these two) People who get it over 70% of the time do not know they have it as it heals itself.

To have it in more then one organ is around 5%. To have it in more then 2 organs is 3%. To have it in 3 organs is 2%. But for a white person to have it in 4 organs puts me in the less then 1%.

Long way of saying all the immunizations and exposure to oil well fires, oil molecules in the air, desert dust that had elevated DP mixed into it I'm the vet of the Gulf War VAC and especially the GoC ignore and wish I would just go away.

So with all the crap ALL CF members are exposed to on all deployments around the world I don't dismiss anything until there is a 100% explanation from a third party who has no skin in the game as a vet or bureaucrat.
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Post by Rags on Wed 20 Jan 2016, 23:03

Teen, First of all I sure feel for ya would not want anyone to have that result. And as a GF1 guy also part of planning the conflict in the HQ in Germany then to Div RECCE with US but like most CF and most any army never got in action it was a pilot war. I know from where you come and I thankyou for your service.

  I was only commenting on the Gulf War 1 not YUGO. Since we did not participate in the ground combat other then 7 or 8 on loan officers to foreign forces we did not have contact with the DP projectile sites where contamination could occur. Our forces were way way away from those impact sites. DP does not have a down wind hazard beyond kill radius of round x 10 give or take. The nature of DP is its heavy thus it falls fast and does not float or move with wind of any significance.
 The Air campaign in Yugo complicates the issue as in Yugo the presents of Canadian Forces at the site of DP round impacts is rare but it did occur. Issue becomes later on after the war when peace forces arrived IFOR SFOR that we get CF members interacting with old bomb sites. But again those sites are all out of bounds and months to years old and to be there would be a breach thus self inflicted but I digress....during the war some, all thought rare, CF members where at impact sites. Those people are well known to a small community of vets who participated in that part of the war. And I stress that DP is on its own not an issue to health as its depleted. The sticky issue is that some of those rounds where actually not DP they were actually enriched.....That changes everything! NATO has although years later admitted that fact but claim it was on a rare incident or two if at all....that part of the story Id say is BS propaganda by NATO cause they dont want to admit they used enriched rounds.

Id suggest that there is no documented fact that anyone from any force has died of DP....ya cant eat or inhale enough to kill yourself or become ill during the limited exposure of a distance from a bomb site detonation. You literally have to be at the site within the kill radius and it has to be one of the "enriched" ones not a DP round. The CF people who have been that close are all known and non of them is sick.....yet.  Some of the key cases in argument against your position are of Gulf War 1 soldiers who actually have the projectile fragments in them after there vehicles were hit by friendly fire. Some of the key proof the medical system uses for DP having no measured effect is these cases who have not become ill. Now that said those GF1 cases may not have been the "enriched" projectiles, I dont know. To be hit with a "enriched" projectile would have vastly different medical effects.
  Now for Yugo there was no friendly fire issues with DP rounds so the only way a soldier could come in contact with DP would be to be at the bomb site.....few as I said were at the bomb site and most in that business know who they are. And as I said that had to be a DP site that was actually not DP but "enriched".

Simple test .....test for proper enriched Isotopes. The CF does not do a DP test that looks for the proper Isotope. You have to pay for that one by yourself.  
Its simple for me when someone asks my view:
First I ask where you at a bomb detonation site? must be detonation there are no effects from sealed in projectile before detonation.
If yes then: during detonation? or after and if after how long after.
I need a grid and date because it can be cross checked with actual target locations and the date gives the type of projectile used.
The most common way to get poisoned and with the worst results is to inhale it. So next question did you inhale the cloud of smoke from detonation or dust stirred up from detonation or disturbing the site after the fact.
If you inhaled it......what did it taste like feel like effects.
Depending on the projectile and date and answers one can then make assumptions whether it was DP or enriched. If DP its no issue. If enriched test for specific isotope. No isotope no negative effects.

And as a side note just a small amount of the isotope is dismissed by the medical community but there wrong. You then you have to apply the nuc math and reverse calculate the half life backwards to date of exposure from date of testing. With that number you now have a proper measure of the exposure and can better predict the effects of the poisoning.

This was all rather quick response it needs a longer deeper explanation but its the concept in a nut shell. I never say never and like you I dont believe what they tell me. It took almost 7 years to prove they used "Enriched" they denied it for 3 more years even after it was proven. That my friend is a huge huge war crime and they wont admit that. But as a Nuc weapon expert and nuc effects expert a weapons and munitions guy DP and enriched I have a good understanding of the issue. I would look elsewhere for reason for illness. As you said we got exposed to so much toxic shit the answer is out there just not DP.

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I am one of the few that was exposed to DP and Enriched.

Edit in : one last thing if someone can get me proof of types of rounds at the fire at ammo compound that the US had and our forces in a RCR company and some engineer sqd that helped put fire out and rescue some US soldiers......that group may have been exposed. If you were there then you need to get me photos or eye witness confirmation of rounds stored there. If enriched those people will have issues.

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Post by teentitan on Thu 21 Jan 2016, 03:29

Good info Rags. Are you familiar with Terry Riordon? He was one of the few Canadians on the ground in GF1 and around a lot of bombing. I believe he was an intelligence officer.

Anyway he became very sick, his eye color changed and DND refused to admit he was exposed to DP. But when he passed he was double bagged in contamination bags when his wife picked him up.

She was in contact with a research scientist in England or the US and she gave her husbands body to them to be tested. His DP reading from his bone marrow was way over the top and that was what prompted the DND to do the urine test I mentioned above as Mrs. Riordon made it very public.

I know that we have a level of DP in our bodies and it is normal and I believe in your training and expertise. But it was Mrs. Riordon's efforts for her husband that planted the seed in me to start advocating back in 2006/7.

It always boil's down to the toxic stew we are always exposed to on deployment and a small cluster gets an illness and it takes years to fight it. Like Agent Orange and a long fight to have the bureaucrats believe the science that military members have a higher chance of getting MS then Joe/Jane Canadian.

One of those mysteries we only get the answer to up at the pearly gate I guess.
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Post by Guest on Thu 21 Jan 2016, 05:03

Rag's being artillery you were exposed to toxic crap every time you entered the impact area, picked up a piece of metal, looked in a blown out tank or picked a straw berry on the gun position in Gagetown and ate it fished on the ranges hunted on the ranges which was legally allowed in my service days there, no warning sign's saying don't eat berry's dont eat fish don't eat game animals may contain agent orange, white or purple or other toxic chemicals. As a matter of fact there was no signs period. that crap will be there for ever i suffer from neuropathy some woman or man is having it enter their system right now in gagetown and they don't even know it.

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Post by Guest on Thu 21 Jan 2016, 09:49

There is another perspective to be considered for soldiers. My husband was a vehicle tech for 20 years and was exposed daily to carcinogens, toxins, solvents, fumes, lead and the list goes on, not to mention the immunization regime he was given. While in his 17th year in the military post his tour to Bosnia,  it was noted that his white blood cell (neutrophils) were non existent which caused an autoimmune scenario and continues to current day. He has since been diagnosed with idiopathic severe neutropenia and also cyclic lymphoma. The Oncologist is monitoring the situation to determine when the lymphoma turns to cancer. It goes without saying that the VRAB have denied that this is caused by military service but what I can say is this, my spouse had an independent lab in the USA do a toxic screening test after he was med released and the screening came back that within his body he has 90-99% range of dozens of chemical toxins and carcinogens that  he could only have been exposed to while in the military.

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Post by teentitan on Thu 21 Jan 2016, 10:58

Sparrow there is an injection to boost a person's white blood cell count. It is used for cancer patients to lessen the time between chemo sessions.

It is pricey but VAC will pay for it if it is recommended by an oncologist to help his condition. Just call VAC and ask for the Blue Cross center and they will explain what needs to be done.
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Post by Guest on Thu 21 Jan 2016, 11:50

Thank you Teen, I will certainly follow up with that recommendation with the Oncologist and Family Doc. Not likely to be covered by DVA as spouse is not pensioned for the conditions but that won't hinder getting the injection in my view.

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Post by Guest on Thu 21 Jan 2016, 13:41

WOW sorry Sparrow. wish all soldiers had to worry about was being concust like multi million dollar hockey players that work 15 minutes every third night and get hundreds of hours of media attention a year. There is something wrong with this country and it's priority's. Why do they rate a veteran down there at the level of some one who has collected welfare all his life. pisses me off big time.

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Post by Guest on Thu 21 Jan 2016, 13:54

Thank you wild thing ~ one day at a time.

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Post by Guest on Thu 21 Jan 2016, 14:02

At a girl, were here for you. It's going to make me gag but i will put a song on for you. lol

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Post by Guest on Thu 21 Jan 2016, 14:11

Thanks wild thing Very Happy Is it Justin Bieber?

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Post by Rifleman on Thu 21 Jan 2016, 14:19

I'm going to vomit Justin b

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Post by Guest on Thu 21 Jan 2016, 14:23

Hey Rifleman, it's a pensionable thing. LOL

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