Gulf War Syndrome: Killing Our Own

Gulf War Syndrome: Killing Our Own

2007, Military and War  -   64 Comments
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Gulf War Syndrome: Killing Our OwnAfter the Vietnam War, hundreds of thousands of U.S. veterans suffered toxic reactions, neurological damage, and rare cancers due to exposure to 2,4,5,-D and 2,4,5-T dioxin that was used in the form of the defoliant Agent Orange. Unfortunately, the U.S. military denied the problem and failed to heed any of the lessons of this chemical butchery. Instead, it expanded its harmful legacy to the current generation of soldiers and civilians exposed to new, more deadly chemical toxins in the Persian Gulf.

Join accomplished filmmaker Gary Null, PhD, as he explores the real truth about Gulf War Syndrome and the secrets about chemical and germ warfare that the U.S. government is hiding from its veterans and the public. Dr. Null uncovers the hidden truths about Gulf War Syndrome, including the deadly and toxic effects of armor-piercing radioactive depleted uranium, the use of experimental and risky vaccines on over 1,100,000 U.S. troops, and the indescribable chemical contamination and environmental devastation that the military caused during the Persian Gulf Wars.

In this film, Dr. Null relies on compelling testimony from eyewitnesses who served in the military, leading doctors and scientists who specialize in chemical exposure, and those veterans still suffering from the effects of their tours of duty.

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Mark Arbee
Mark Arbee
5 years ago

So I joined the Navy in 1993 after High School. Healthy kid, so I thought. Went through boot camp got all the vaccinations in Chicago at basic. Push company. Was very excited as I got Gas Turbine A school and come from a Navy family. A DR a week before graduation found my heart had some click or fibrillation. I got called to base commander/xo's office and they said your are going home. They gave me entry level separation. I was upset. Fast forward 3 years. I get super sick and my life has never been same since. I have EVERY symptom of Gulf War Syndrome but have never been to the gulf?! I mean everything. I am at Mayo clinic and they keep asking me if I have ever served. I said yes, and no. Can anyone identify with this issue that went through basic, got all the shots, but then got out and now is sick with this mysterious nightmare of a disease? I feel like death and it has greatly impacted my life. Thank you to all that REALLY served and I am honored to hear your input. Thank you in advance

john
john
6 years ago

Hey you joined up. Nobody made you. No one was threatening our homeland. You just wanted adventure and a little killing for sport. Too bad it backfired.

Michael L Somervill
Michael L Somervill
6 years ago

The 2nd Guide is a Recovery Guide using mostly natural herbs, amino acids, vitamins and minerals...

Roger
Roger
7 years ago

For those of you still suffering. I don't know if this will help in late stages, but it may be worth a try. Depleted Uranium is a heavy metal toxin as much as anything else. One thing that might help if you haven't tried already is cilantro and parsley. I know it sounds crazy but these herbs have extraordinary properties useful in removing heavy metal toxins from the body, especially the liver. I have heard that it is helpful. I put it in a blender with tomato juice and an avocado to make a smoothie and drink it.

John J. Montecalvo
John J. Montecalvo
8 years ago

Judith Westerville has made a correlation between w.w.1 and the bad flu epidemic of 1918,I came to same conclusion about 2 weeks ago,this is what they did to us in Desert Sheild/Desert Storm,we came back sick and this I believe is passed on to others by pathogens , sweat,sex and blood transfusions even the family pets can be suffering from this,the Crimnal Interprizecalled the v.a.( they don't deserve capital letters) has no answers,so in my case they try to pick a fight with me,my v.s.o. Told me cleveland said you were never in Desert Storm, I stated to him I don't like being accused of a felony,look at my dd 214 and 215 or better yet call some people from my unit, I asked the v.a. to do a blood test for mycoplasma, I was told we don't do that,so we pay the price everyday for the last 25 years for our illnesses, the u.s gave Sadam his chemical arsenal, he used them on the Iranians 1980-1988, Gassed the Kurds in March of 1988 and on Coliation forces in Desert Storm, Don't give up or give in Gulf War Vets

wolf
wolf
8 years ago

Good Documentary,I only wish we as Gulf War Vets. could inflict the pain and suffering onto those whom have put this on us!! (That is all the Psychopaths who were born without a Soul!) I would like to add this to All my Brothers and Sisters of this War that "NEVER GIVE UP,NEVER GIVE IN!

Poison DUst Baby
Poison DUst Baby
8 years ago

There's no sickness, WE ARE BEING GASSED LIKE THE JEWS IN THE HOLOCAUST. The people doing it are our very cadet graduates from our very own military schools. They force or recruit Special Forces and CIA to carry out illegal and horrendous crimes on WE THE PEOPLE., our children they exploit and rape, our medical care is a lie! The VA is an undercover legalized Nazi Death Camp. And I KNOW THIS.

KCTennant
KCTennant
10 years ago

Google me: KENNETH TENNANT (Domestic Terrorism: USA vs Veterans and the First Amendment) DHS AGENTS ARRESTED ME AT GUN POINT, on trumped up charges that were DISMISSED, but only after my family suffered the additional assaults of the Legal Abuse Syndrome. This Gov't Sponsored Criminal Activity is ongoing. They attacked my kids in their schools and my wife at work. She was Constructively Discharged after nearly 8 yrs of dedicated service. State & Federal investigators determined that the Quad City Bank & Trust Co., Bettendorf, IA violated my wife, but because the corrupt federal judges, Robert Pratt & Celeste Bremer are clients and customers, CONflict of Interest etc., they defended from the bench, (Judicial Misconduct) see US Dist Ct-South Iowa case 3:12-cv-00083 now Pending appeal in the 8th Cir Ct of Appls, case 13-2474 where Chief Judge William RILEY is expected to side with his kin Byron RILEY's law firm, Bradley & RILEY, PC of Cedar Rapids IA, attys for the defendant QCBank & Trust Co.

krscott7
krscott7
10 years ago

I deal with a lot of pain sometimes it is so severe that I feel like I can hardly stand it anymore. However, I do have some individuals that are trying to help me to alleviate and manage the pain and suffering from debilitating disease & medical disabilities caused from serving in the Army exposed to harmful things and from too many harmful inoculations at one time. I have some good days I wished I had more. I appreciate that I'm still alive and getting some help, but I'm still angry for what some military people got away with that caused much destruction in my life. Then coming home to find bias treatment blocking benefits, taking away benefits and mistreating me for reaching out for help & reaching out for help to change the violent wrongdoings in the Military.

spdominguez
spdominguez
10 years ago

I watched this documentary, rage, fear, disbelief, anger, sadness. As A gulf war vet, it sickens me to learn, that the country I swore to serv, has abandoned me. I'm sick and am unable to support myself. they give billions away to foreign countries, failing corporations, and I have been denied help, and was told, there is no GWVI. No golf war syndrome. It's been 21 yrs. now, and I will die homeless broke and alone, the war I served in 1991 never ended.

stop__and__think
stop__and__think
11 years ago

Cannot find Senate Report 103-97 by John Rockefeller IV on the Library of Congress site. The only place I can find this report are non-government sites that are anti-DU and advocating Gulf War Vets.

I have looked through all of the reports and bills John Rockefeller IV was a part of during the 103d Congress 2nd Session and cannot find this report. If it is a public document this should not be the case.

Dave Dockery
Dave Dockery
11 years ago

I have gulf war syndrome. I am only 44 and I feel like I'm 74. I have severe joint and muscle problems along with a bad back and my legs jerk all the time from neuropathy. I also have severe respiratory problems, irritable bowel syndrome...all in all it's about 19 different things and some minor issues along with them. I'm on about 20 different meds along with 3 painkillers and I still feel pain. My VA doctors can't really do much aside from treat the symptoms, but they will not admit to anything related to the war. It's what the VA calls "an undiagnosed illnesss". Right now I receive a non-service connected pension, but I have been trying to get service connection, but they want me to do what nobody has ever done or had the VA accept - prove my condition is due to my service in the war. I served for 6 years and this is what I get... I just believe that what a Vietnam vet told me is true - they're just waiting for enough of us to die before they make themselves look good by paying off the few left after 35 years or so like they did with Vietnam vets with agent orange. What a joke. What worries the most is who will take care of my family when I die young?

Gail Culver
Gail Culver
11 years ago

Veteran's need to stand up and do something about it.

panthera
panthera
12 years ago

Thanks America, for poisening the world. :-((
I hope you all sleep well...................

Judith Westerfield
Judith Westerfield
12 years ago

Our government is evil and corrupt and they have killed and injured our soldiers and others many times over the years. In 1918 they immunized our soldiers and started an epidemic that killed 70 million people worldwide! They sprayed our soldiers with “Agent Orange” and killed and injured our soldiers and it was passed on to their offspring and has caused illnesses and abnormalities. They purchased “Sodium Dichromate” from CHINA and have used it on our soldiers to cause illnesses and death. I wonder if we are really in Iraq to kill them, ruin their country with our chemicals and our soldiers are the sacrificial lambs for our evil government. I believe our government is actually under control of the Global Elite.

Why else would they kill our own people?!?

Kevin
Kevin
12 years ago

I believe there is a new syndrome in our midst. One, that disables us, we as intelligent beings on this earth. This syndrome prohibits us from helping our selves and neighbors, it keeps us afraid, weak, compliant, inactive. The u.s. and it's government, is committing crimes against Humanity all over the world as Britain did, hitler did and how the u.s. has helped the tyrants to do what they did and are doing. This site is the drug that is the cure for this syndrome. The truths will wake us up. Bring home and help the troops, no more halliburton, no more corruption, and greed, no more wars for oil, water, power, control, depression, job stimulus. We need, as a people all the power we can muster to bring the truth home, and the wealth of our nations, and the people of this world strong and healthy. I want to feel better here in Canada, about having you people as my neighbors. My government hasn't helped.
"When the People lead, the leaders will follow." Gandhi.

Rog47
Rog47
12 years ago

I see that the "documentary" includes a shot of an atmospheric atomic bomb test - and opens with John F Kennedy quote about atomic testing. That has nothing to do with Gulf War Syndrome - so much for this being a "documentary" instead of a snake oil salesman's advertisement - it does not belong on this site.

laura tattoo
laura tattoo
12 years ago

all i've got to say is that they don't really care about us. let's stop deluding ourselves otherwise.

David
David
13 years ago

What a surprise about their denial and actions of US military and establishment - - - regular soldiers takes the heat and then the "bosses" wash their hands of it . . . I wonder how people like that can sleep at night, knowing that they are the ones that brought so much suffering to their own soldiers, own people and for that matter also to people of other countries, with their soldiers that were mostly bullshitted in to believing that going to war is the right thing to do - - -

Bill Bledsoe
Bill Bledsoe
13 years ago

Its not the entire government, just like any large group, your always going to have some bad apples. Unfortunatly we were a part of this conspiracy. The old saying one bad apple doesnt spoil the whole basket. Thank God we still have people that stand up and fight for what is right. I was laughed at for years about my symptoms from american people I fought for, and was told I was just out to get a check every month. The american people need to stop pointing fingers and start supporting the issue at hand IMO.
Stop blaming and support your local DAV, American Legion, VFW and other groups that have been helping us get through our nightmares. Supporting our troops doesnt mean going out and buying a ribbon or pin that says I support our troops, its about standing up to those in charge and saying no sir your wrong (Joyce Riley RN). Fight for our soldiers as they have fought for your freedom.

Alvin
Alvin
13 years ago

Bunny: You will find that governments like our own are quite prepared to sacrifice the few to save the masses, and Gulf War Syndrome is one of those classic cases of deliberate experimental activity practiced on people who are not in a position to question orders from above.

Gulf War Syndrome is one of the greatest international cover ups of all time.

Do not let governments fool you into thinking otherwise as they will inevitably try to do, 50,000 veterans, now in broken health on both sides of the Atlantic can not be wrong!

The question is, what can and is society going to do about this ??

Bunny
Bunny
13 years ago

Absolutely unethical, heart-breaking and infuriating. I always thought the US government takes care of their own citizens. I don't mean to be rude or disrespectful but it's obvious that they do discretely use their own kind (not just war vets but prison inmates as well) as lab rats!! How one can sleep peacefully at night knowing that he has subjected his fellow humans to some possibly mutating and life-devastating scientific trials is beyond me.

Yes, the part about the Martian historian is so true of the human race.

They seriously have to acknowledge the existence of GWS and treat those who have served the c'try. These soldiers are not out to gain $$, they just want to have proper medical care!! This is the least their government can do for them.

Cathy
Cathy
13 years ago

The government does tell its Doctors to not diagnose these soldiers. And i believe it is tru te military in notorious about experimentaion of soldiers. They dont give a **** about the soldiers. The conclusion that the Doctors come through with wold weigh on my mind and heart knowing I didn't
do the right thing. This made me cry.

mehdi
mehdi
13 years ago

go and sleep for ever you brave american soldiers and will never be able to tell the world that justice in america doesnot exist.

Realist
Realist
13 years ago

I served between the Gulf wars. I also have similar symptoms to some of the GWS. Through my own research I am fully convinced some of these symptoms are related to CARC paint. I've had breathing problems, sore joints and chronic digestive problems. Those problems were the reason I decided to ETS thinking it was just me. I also served before CARC paint was introduced to the military and was just fine then.
Any time I'm near a painting facility that uses CARC these symptoms come back in force and some have never fully gone away.
I'm not saying all troops that have GWS only have a problem with CARC and it's the answer. What I'd like to know is if any vets have been treated for IBS or acid reflux that have been exposed to freshly painted CARC or particles of CARC that have not served in combat?
This is not the only doc that exposes the truth to a myriad of chemical exposures that the military was exposed to.
Our troops should be protected and treated properly for this travesty. Instead we protect the corporate interests that are truly responsible.

conor
conor
13 years ago

great doc as an ex british soldier who served in the gulf war in 2003 i can personaly say that this is still happening to this day since the tour i have been in and out of hospitol for serveral reasons ranging from pain all over headaches lose of sleep depression and altho 1 doc sayed it was gulf war syndrome it was never put on paper now i am told it is post traumatic stress disorder great eh more needs to be asked of our goverments

Alvin
Alvin
13 years ago

GMC, I totally respect and sympathise with your predicament sir.
You are obviously living a living hell with what has personally happened to you.
I know, and many more know that this is Not in your head but is very real indeed.
Your unfortunate situation is is further frustrated by the fact that your government refuses to acknowledge the existence of Gulf War Illness or positively do anything about it. (cover up)
There are certain people around the world fighting your cause sir until justice is rightfully being seen to be done on this matter and these people will never rest until this happens.
God bless you GMC.

GMC
GMC
13 years ago

I have GWS and was told for too many years it was all in my head. Funny, I was ranked in the top 10% of personnel my military career. I was in charge of nuclear weapons and underwent a battery of test to assure my judgement was above question. But as soon as I get sick all that went down the drain, I lost my family, my health and my ability to hold a job due to the intense pain I suffer 24 hours a day. But it's O.K. it was just in my head.

Alvin
Alvin
13 years ago

Ahem my friend, Err you are right, "COMMUNISM" has got nothing whatsoever to do with this thread subject matter.
But nice try! L.O.L.

Ahem
Ahem
13 years ago

To enduring freedom.

I know this is not the place to debate about this, but communism is not a dead, many countries like China and North-Korea still have a communist regime.

Alvin
Alvin
13 years ago

enduring freedom.
I think your a little misguided on the subject matter my friend.
We are talking here about Not of the horrors of war which nobody would dispute, but of experiments and cover ups by ones own government on its own military together with automatic denials and lies --- when evidence clearly shows otherwise.

enduring freedom
enduring freedom
13 years ago

Its war some sacrifices haave to be made we fought to stop communism an evil idealogy that has killed hundred of millions war is war what do you expect lollipos and rainbows.

Mark
Mark
13 years ago

Surely the world must take action against the United States of America. The criminal negligence which has characterized US Administrations since WW2 must end. The American people are quick to claim and expect damages from oil companies that contaminate the environment. Will the US be sued for the filth and contamination by its' use of depleted uranium? I think not, nor do I think it will save its' own people. I wait for its downfall with open arms.

Lukas
Lukas
13 years ago

Incredibly good documentary. It's unfortunate that people who have risked their lives and served their country haven't received basic help, besides being lied to by their own government.

:(

dtrain
dtrain
13 years ago

Also watch the Doctor, the dying children and depleted uranium.
Please fight to have depleted uranium tested at ALL U.S. military bases.

Alvin
Alvin
13 years ago

This documentary should have won a Oscar! Brilliant, just brilliant.
This left me feeling How and why the American and British Governments could have possibly of deliberately done this to their own people! furthermore, why even after 20 years now since the Gulf War of 1990-1, nobody has been brought to account for their wicked actions, and the poor victims of Gulf War Syndrome have never had the proper justice that they so richly and rightly deserve.
It would be a good idea for the filmmaker to make a sequel / update in the near future!
Well, at the very least the whole world now knows what the American and British Governments are willing to do to their own people based on the evidence of this documentary.
Yes, Gulf War Syndrome ...... One of the biggest cover ups of all time!
Thank You Gary Null for exposing and presenting this subject to the worlds attention. Keep up the good work!

ripten
ripten
13 years ago

This was a very good documentary. Its pretty f**** what is going on. I wish the they would stop covering s*** up and just admit mistakes were made so that we can actually attempt to treat the problem.

Sar
Sar
14 years ago

Gary Null, Gary, Gary . . . you've made a documentary that touches on important issues (though in your typical sensational style of spewing facts without backing them up). But it's the mark of a real amateur to start your doc with a definition from Wikipedia! The neutrality of that entry is currently disputed, by the way.