Iraq & Afghanistan: Burn Pits


Senior Airman Frances Gavalis tosses unserviceable uniform items into a burn pit at Balad Air Base, Iraq.

The Army Times Site Video {which wouldn't embed so brought over to the blip site player}

Burn pit at Balad raises health concerns
Tue, Oct 28, 2008
An open-air at the largest U.S. base in Iraq may have exposed tens of thousands of troops, contractors and Iraqis to cancer-causing dioxins, poisons such as arsenic a...

Senator wants answers on dangers of burn pits
Sun, Nov 9, 2008
Sen. Russ Feingold, D-Wis., has written to Gen. David Petraeus, the new chief of U.S. Central Command, demanding to be informed about any pending investigations into health problems for troops expo...

Burn pit fallout
Sat, Nov 15, 2008
Disabled American Veterans has issued a call to all service members and veterans who think they may have illnesses related to burn pits in Afghanistan and Iraq: Contact DAV so they can collect data...

And just like what 'Agent Orange' not only did to our soldiers in 'Nam it did to the Citizens of Vietnam, continuing to today, it is and Will Continue to do to the Citizens of Iraq and Afghanistan near where these contaminated garbage pits not only were burned but that contaminated garbage is buried!

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new federal report says

An extensive federal report released Monday concludes that roughly one in four of the 697,000 U.S. veterans of the 1990-91 Gulf War suffer from Gulf War illness.

CNN Video Report

"The wise man points to the stars and the fool sees only the finger - and discusses it 24/7 on cable."

"The wise man points to the stars and the fool sees only the finger - and discusses it 24/7 on cable."

RAC Report This link takes you to the site page with the two below.

RAC-GWVI media release, Nov. 17, 2008 DOC

Full report of RAC-GWVI -- Nov. 17, 2008 PDF {This PDF is abit over 6MB download}

"The wise man points to the stars and the fool sees only the finger - and discusses it 24/7 on cable."

Those vets were treated horribly for years. They suffered neurological damage and the VA dismissed them as malingers or something equivalent. Is there any move afoot to get justice for them now?

I am so glad Ted Kennedy is back in fighting condition. He has a universal health plan ready for submission. He is just waiting some discussion with Obama so as not to screw up his prioriteis.

carol

 PatriotMissive.com

Website that's been following this issue for awhile - including photos taken while stationed at JB Balad/Anaconda. Vets - one of whom had significant exposure. Don't know if you caught it...but medical waste including amputated limbs were disposed of in the burn pits.

You can see the burn pits - green outline on a map here