It's Here; Gulf War Syndrome 2
A recent story in the UK Observer reveals that solders
serving in Iraq are already suffering from symptoms "identical to those which affected thousands
of veterans after the 1991 Gulf conflict."
The story said dozens of British solders are suing their
government for the afflictions and blaming the multiple vaccinations they received prior to going to war.
It said the symptoms are chronic pain, stomach disorders,
rashes, swelling, fever, depression and anxiety.
The way I look at things, if the British soldiers
are complaining about symptoms of Gulf War Syndrome, the American GIs are getting them too. Somehow the American media and
the U.S. military is ignoring the problem. The same thing happened after
our first adventures in Iraq.
I began running into veterans suffering from the syndrome
and their families when I was working as a reporter in Arizona
in about 1996. These families were really suffering, unable to live normal lives, and the government was ignoring the
problem. The syndrome seems to be a life-long and possibly life-threatening ailment that some medical people now believe can
be passed on from one person to another.
A revealing report by Marjorie Tietjen on the Rense Internet
site said doctors are discovering that a variety of chronic illnesses including Multiple Sclerosis, Lupus, ALS, Chronic Fatigue
Syndrome, Alzheimers, Fibromyalgia and Parkinsons have a common link. Special blood testing shows that many patients with
these disease labels are testing positive for mycoplasma and or Lyme Disease.
These crippling diseases are becoming so common all over
America, Tietjen suggests that the epidemic
is not naturally occurring. "More and more disease labels are being invented for conditions that may be variations of only
several causes. Each person may present with a slightly different symptom complex according to genetic factors, past bodily
insults, or what coinfections one may harbor," she wrote.
Dr. Garth Nicolson, President of The Institute for Molecular
Medicine, and Joyce Riley, spokeswoman for The American Gulf War Veterans Association, say they believe the syndrome from
the 1991 Gulf War is spreading to the general public. Because the symptoms are so varied, the disease is being divided into
For medical illiterates like myself, who dont know about
mycoplasma, Tietjen explains that "Mycoplasma Fermentens Incognitus, one of the most common strains being isolated, is patented
by the U.S. Army and Army pathologist Dr. Lo. Lo,Shyh-Ching-Pathogenic mycoplasma - U.S. Patent 5,242,820 issued Sept.7 1993."
She quotes Riley as suggesting that Saddam Hussein may
have had a diabolical plan to send the soldiers that attacked his country home with a crippling disease that they would bring
back to their families, friends and neighbors. "What better way to give a country a disease than to give it to the military,
who move all over the country?" she said.
Tietjen said she believes the government and government-controlled
media are keeping quiet about Gulf War Syndrome because they want to "cover the fact that The United States sold to Iraq, before and during the war, many of the biological and
chemical agents that were used against our troops."
Is there a link between mycoplasma and Lyme Disease?
Tietjen notes that the cyst form of lyme looks like a
mycoplasma. She suggests genetic engineering with parts of one organism inserted into other organisms.
"This could be one explanation for so many emerging diseases
with such similar sets of symptoms. Designer diseases have come into vogue. This tampering with nature makes diagnoses and
treatment much more difficult, which many times is the desired goal, especially for biowarfare purposes," she wrote.