golfkrigssyndromet

En række lidelser, muligvis forårsaget af anvendelsen af depleted uranium og vaccine mod miltbrand, som har ramt soldater der deltog i krigen mod Irak-Kuwait i 1991, Kosovo i 1999 og civilbefolkningen i Cumbria i det sydvestlige Skotland, hvor depleted uranium blev anvendt under øvelser. Lidelserne er bl.a. kræft, svækket immunforsvar, lidelser i nervesystemet, hukommelsesbesvær, hovedpine, svimmelhed og søvnproblemer, tarm-forstyrrelser, hud-irritationer og et stigende antal børn, der er misdannede fra fødslen. Britiske soldaterfamilier mistænker vaccine mod miltbrand for at være skyld i døde og deforme babyer. Det britiske forsvarsministerium afviser enhver forbindelse.
Danske soldater er, ifølge Ugeskrift for Læger, også ramt af golfkrigssyndromet. Nye undersøgelser viser, at op mod 35 procent af soldaterne bliver syge efter hjemsendelsen og det samme gælder tilsyneladende for veteranernes børn.
Golfkrigs-syndromet anerkendes ikke af Erhvervsskadestyrelsen, da der endnu ikke er nogen medicinsk forklaring på golfkrigssyndromet, men Only 148 soldiers were killed in the 1991 Gulf War, but 11,000 have died since. New figures show that one third of the 696,000 Gulf I troops have sought war-related medical treatment. A similar pattern is emerging today in Gulf II. 'Home Front reports the widespread effects of the government's weapons, medicines and bureaucracies of mass destruction: the use of vaccines that have led to mysterious deaths among both troops and civilians, and the likely emergence of Gulf War II Illness, a cocktail of ailments similar to Gulf War I Illness--the modern day version of Vietnam's Agent Orange. It details the health and medical issues facing American military personnel and veterans, and investigates the military/bureaucratic politicking behind them. It includes comprehensive documentation from the CDC, VA, and Pentagon to explain the illnesses, syndromes and symptoms, and an insight into veterans' battles over medical services, intractable policy, and VA hospital conditions. Public and classified military experiments are detailed along with the "friendly fire" effects of anthrax vaccine and depleted uranium.'
Se på Internettet: Dansk Veteranforening ; Gulf War Syndrome Chronology ; [UK] the National Gulf Veterans and Famelies Association.
Child Victims of the U.S. Gulf Wars
http://www.life.com/Life/essay/gulfwar/gulf02.html ;
http://www.life.com/Life/essay/gulfwar/gulf09.html;
http://www.ccnr.org/bertell_book.html ;
http://www.lef.org/protocols/prtcl-143.shtml ;
http://www.umrc.net/ ;
http://www.chugoku-np.co.jp/abom/uran/iraq_kids_e/ ;
http://www.chugoku-np.co.jp/abom/uran/index_e.html ;
http://www.web-light.nl/VISIE/extremedeformities.html ;
http://www.gulflink.osd.mil/va_health.html#page58 ;
http://news.ncmonline.com/news/view_article.html?article_id=825df36931717fb92cc86fbbaff96fb0.
Potential radiation–bio-chemical war agent–disease-related clusters include growths, tumors, microcephaly, blood cancers, severe anemia, Goldenhar’s Syndrome, immune-system deficiencies, and various Atrial-Septal-Hypoplastic Syndromes.

Litteratur

Anderson, Rick: Home Front : The Government's War on Soldiers Foreword by Francis A. Boyle - ISBN: 0932863418
Government Accountability Office: Gulf War Illnesses: DOD's Conclusions About U.S. Troops' Exposure Cannot Be Adequately Supported. GAO-04-821T, June 1, 2004.
http://www.gao.gov/cgi-bin/getrpt?GAO-04-821T
Rasmussen, Annegrethe: Miltbrandvaccine under mistanke. I: Information, 03/03/2004.
Ritzaus Bureau: Golfkrigssyndrom spøger stadigt. I: Information, 06/06/2003.
US in U-turn over Gulf war syndrome
http://www.newscientist.com/news/print.jsp?id=ns99996609


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