February 28, 2017

More about U.S. Afghan & Iraq toxic burn pits

Jack Kemp


The scarred lungs of a veteran exposed to a burn pit in Iraq. He’s been diagnosed with constrictive bronchiolitis, an often fatal lung disease.
The Things They Burned
A private contractor tossed U.S. military waste in Iraq and Afghanistan into giant pits and burned it. Now soldiers forced to breathe the toxic fumes are sick or dying—and the government is using faulty science to evade responsibility.

The Conclusion Quotes:

In most cases, when veterans have sought treatment or disability benefits from the VA for exposure to burn-pit smoke, their claims have been rejected. The Defense Department maintains that there is no proof that the burn pits made soldiers sick. Troops in Iraq and Afghanistan were exposed to a host of environmental hazards: There were toxic particles in dust and sand, chemicals in fuel and exhaust fumes, industrial accidents and sulfur fires. From a purely diagnostic standpoint, ailing veterans could have been injured by any one of these factors, or a combination of them, or none of them at all. By 2010, at least six years after soldiers began falling ill, the Defense Department was still assuring Congress that open-air burning was "the safest, most effective, and most expedient” means to dispose of military trash in a combat theater.

What is happening with the burn pits follows an all-too-familiar pattern of official dishonesty and deception that has been repeated in war after war. First comes denial: The VA didn’t acknowledge the damage caused by Agent Orange until 1991, nearly two decades after combat troops withdrew from Vietnam, and for years it dismissed the neurological condition known as Gulf War syndrome as psychosomatic. Then, once veterans begin to protest, the military agrees to "study the problem.” Next, it stalls for as long as possible: Long-term studies are commissioned—some of which can take decades. And finally, the government manipulates the outcome to reach the desired conclusion: that there isn’t enough data to confirm a correlation between the illness and its apparent source. Again and again, from Saigon to Kabul, the government has designed inadequate studies, manipulated data, and ignored relevant academic research, all to avoid responsibility for the harm done to our soldiers. Their illnesses linger and worsen. For some ailing veterans, the delay effectively serves as a death sentence.
"It took the government years to recognize that there was a link between Agent Orange and the devastating health effects on our soldiers,” Senator Amy Klobuchar, a Democrat from Minnesota, and Senator Thom Tillis, a Republican from North Carolina, observed in an op-ed for Fox News in May. "Veterans had to wait to get the care they desperately needed and clearly earned. Today we have a new Agent Orange: burn pits.”

Posted by: Timothy Birdnow at 08:21 AM | Comments (5) | Add Comment
Post contains 460 words, total size 3 kb.

1 In this case you will begin it is important, it again produces a web site a strong significant internet site: vimfay

Posted by: Jackie Warren at May 05, 2023 05:33 AM (/yh6+)

2 was skeptical at first, but after reading proessaywriting reviews, I decided to give them a shot. Their writers are skilled, and I'm happy with the results.

Posted by: juliasmith at September 15, 2023 02:53 AM (8zrPV)

3 Thanks for your information today!

Posted by: white screen at September 25, 2023 05:10 AM (LZ9QC)

4 Good post!

Posted by: black screen at September 25, 2023 05:11 AM (LZ9QC)

5 Highly recommended did this. Very interesting information. Thanks for sharing!
volleyball live betting

Posted by: OKBet at October 09, 2023 12:46 AM (kKKJ7)

Hide Comments | Add Comment

What colour is a green orange?

23kb generated in CPU 0.0144, elapsed 1.0828 seconds.
37 queries taking 1.0763 seconds, 166 records returned.
Powered by Minx 1.1.6c-pink.
Always on Watch
The American Thinker
Bird`s Articles
Old Birdblog
Birdblog`s Literary Corner
Behind the Black Borngino Report
Canada Free Press
Common Sense and Wonder < br/ > Christian Daily Reporter
Citizens Free Press
Daren Jonescu
Dana and Martha Music On my Mind Conservative Victory
Gelbspan Files Infidel Bloggers Alliance
Let the Truth be Told
>Numbers Watch
Real Climate Science
The Reform Club
FTP Student Action
Veritas PAC
The Galileo Movement
Intellectual Conservative
br /> Liberty Unboound
One Jerusalem
Publius Forum
Ready Rants
The Gateway Pundit
The Jeffersonian Ideal
Thinking Democrat
Ultima Thule
Young Craig Music
Contact Tim at bgocciaatoutlook.com

Monthly Traffic

  • Pages: 63236
  • Files: 8713
  • Bytes: 2.9G
  • CPU Time: 83:14
  • Queries: 2262689


  • Posts: 28935
  • Comments: 129143


RSS 2.0 Atom 1.0