The Acts of the Democracies

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1994

USA

The USA Senate publishes a report called Is Military Research Hazardous to Veterans' Health?. The report covers the period between 1940 and 1994. The report begins:

"Approximately 60,000 military personnel were used as human subjects in the 1940s to test two chemical agents, mustard gas and lewisite (blister gas). Most of the subjects were not informed of the nature of the experiments and never received medical follow up after their participation in the research. Additionally, some of these human subjects were threatened with imprisonment at Fort Leavenworth if they discussed these experiments with anyone, including their wives, parents and family doctors. For decades, the Pentagon denied that the research had taken place, resulting in decades of suffering for many veterans who became ill after the secret testing."

Other examples include:

The damage done to USA soldiers is such that a third of all homeless in the USA are military veterans.

The USA writer, William Blum, draws the following conclusion:

"If the United States government does not care about the health and welfare of its own soldiers, if our leaders are not moved by the prolonged pain and suffering of the wretched warriors enlisted to fight the empire's wars, how can it be argued, how can it be believed, that they care about foreign peoples?"

© 2017, KryssTal


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