Used and Betrayed

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Used and Betrayed

The neglect and abuse of American military veterans is well-known. Unnecessary conflicts, multiple deployments, and sluggish medical care have inflicted irreparable damage upon millions of the country's finest men and women. But the atrocities don't stop there. As explored in the new documentary Used and Betrayed, produced by the acclaimed Empire Files series, the United States military has a long and shameful history of exploiting brave soldiers as guinea pigs in a number of shocking experiments.

The film sifts through a series of declassified documents to present the circumstances and consequences surrounding several of these experiments. Each case showcases a sinister disregard for the lives of those who serve their country.

The film's accounts begin during World War I as over sixty thousand African American troops were subjected to chemical experiments in an attempt to gauge their effectiveness on the front line of warfare. The long-term health effects were not taken into account until many years later in 1993 when the facts behind these top-secret experiments were first unveiled to the public. At that time, only a little over 600 of these troops were located and offered appropriate medical care for their resulting ailments.

The list of barbaric horrors goes on. According to the evidence presented in the film, the military would perform lobotomies on afflicted veterans prior to the discovery of Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome. First mounted in the 1950s under Central Intelligence Agency director Allen Dulles, the MKUltra Project subjected unsuspecting citizens - including many military troops - to a series of drug-induced mind control experiments. As a result of questionable combat mission conditions, Gulf War veterans have suffered from a host of conditions from memory loss to various cancers. In each case, the government has been slow to acknowledge their role in perpetuating these illnesses or to provide assistance in treating them.

With damning anger and urgency, Used and Betrayed advocates for full transparency from the government on these and other missions throughout history. And that reparations be given to troops and families who have suffered so direly as a result. That's the only way we can truly support the troops.

13 Comments / User Reviews

  1. martin

    human guinea pigs - cannon fodder -
    if you enlist then expect the worst
    even Cherchill used the enlisted as a means to an end sending thousands of young men to their certain deaths.

  2. kev

    So not only are these men and women led into murdering their fellow men, women and children around the earth, in the false pretense of 'fighting a foreign threat' while of course all the time the two sides are controlled by the same people, the banking families, through their controled puppet politicians (they find it so much easier to cull the herd by having them do it to themselves).
    but, these people are also used as experiment subjects to find new and more exotic ways of killing and inflicting numerous harms on us.

    To step back a bit and look though, if there is the underlying urge to kill,main,destroy the lives of others, as is really the job description of 'forces' which everyone joining up is well aware of, then can they really expect to be treated with any less contempt by those who would watch them to inflict such attrocities upon their own fellow man?

  3. Shell

    A hearty here here Kevin, to your observations. Your end question is the thing in life which eludes me; mankind's inhumanity unto itself, I just can not accept that old excuse. Apathy,greed,culling the herd? There is enough for everyone, the herd doesn't need "culled", the herd needs to simply evolve spiritually,and intellectually. My hope,is that we as the human race, evolve quickly enough to feel instinctively; we are all equal, free, and worthy, as well as see with intellect,knowledge and wisdom,that cruelty has no place in our world.None at all!

  4. RB

    Perhaps there are those who are drawn to the enticements of the bestowal of a sense of worthiness ["a few good men", anyone?], but there are many who sincerely believe they are doing their part to defend all they have been taught is worthy of sacrifice ... and there is no shame if they have found something they are willing to fight, and perhaps die, for .... intention is everything! The betrayal lies [literally] in the psychopaths who lose no sleep over the suffering left behind as they seemingly never sleep in their efforts to rape/burn/pillage "Atlanta to Savannah"...

  5. Donna

    She brings up the Marshall Islands around 10:30 so considering they now go completely underwater at high tide at the Islands highest point, do you wonder why climate change is a non issue? Just another reason to allow the masse to die so the lunatics in control won't need to cull us?

  6. Alliyah Brown

    Experimental guinea pigs. Yet they'll have you believe Islam and Muslims are the problem. Under a true Islamic government, none of this would be allowed to happen.

  7. Cautiously Optomistic

    I was asked repeatedly to join the Army. Something in my gut said ...DANGER....stay away from these people....
    I heard the commercials " There's no life like it " ....IRONIC STATEMENT
    Who wants to be a pawn.

  8. Jenika

    This should be required viewing for high school students to create awareness of what they will be facing should they sign up for this country's military.

  9. Donna

    @ Jenika, Agree & should be required for any & all that want to vote!

  10. Roma Fraser-Engler

    Human Sacrifices to Molech Perptrators ( Desciples of Molech - females most aggressive - Bohemian Grove - Paper Clip Community - Nazis War Criminals in USA and Canada) Molech lay communities - Hypocracy of spiritually infected Christian, Jewish and Muslim Communities devoid of non hypocratic Christian Jewish and Muslim Clergy, Imams and Catholic Priests apparently Sinclair be sure to do all through GOD - Fraser All Our Hope is in GOD. These statements are without prejudice true to the best possible accurate written data and are not allegations . From the Desk of GOD. Be sure to give me (GOD) that problem - do not second guess me (GOD) - Sustain me (GOD) with and by your prayers.END

  11. Roma Fraser-Engler

    A prayer taught to people in ancient times - I reject Molech the Demons of MOlech; all the demons of hell- Heckate through GOD the One GOD of Abraham - I place this problem in the hands of GOD and request that I and many people - these afflicted people are protected from any all backlash from Molech and as described . This is Positive Quantum Physics . These statements are made without prejudice - are true based upon the best current accurate written data available and are not allegations . All Our Hope is in GOD.

  12. Count Arthur Strong

    Fortunately the troops won't be required to protect the rest of the world from the maniacs of Islam for much longer - they're wiping each other out at a phenomenal rate on their own. Islamic government? Like ISIL? Murder, rape of children etc. You'd have to be an ignorant peasant to even believe the idiocy of Islam.

  13. LeeJai Cook

    Oct. 3, 2016. LeeJai Cook, Roaring Springs, Texas USA. I feel sure that Elijah, our forthcoming World Ruler, will pay excruciating attention to the plight of veterans who have suffered such horrendous treatment at the hands of our government. All parties who participated in these dastardly operations should find themselves rocks to hide under. However, I emphasize that I have received no information from Elijah regarding the horrible, disgraceful treatment of our veterans.

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