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it depends on the thousands of troops that one person out to support the invasion of iraq and the war in afghanistan and where did they were alleged rash and these huge open air heads. they burned everything creating this black plume of smoke that had been just bursting off and settling over these small that were a five cities. if you can believe the people you can and you had people living in barracks right next to this cool people working right next to it and now working with it with no protection whatsoever. and before receiving more blast uniform and we're going to have to begin to see this what is a catastrophe in the making people think that people are going to. at the start of the war in afghanistan. the military commanders on the ground
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realized that they had a big problem with the trash that was accumulating from the war each soldier was accumulating approximately nine pounds of trash a day on a battlefield they didn't know what to do with it so they came up with the idea through centcom which is central command decided to create burn pits to burn the trash that was being accumulated. over this is where the military during the war collected all their waste in one central location and sort of burying it they decided to burn it and they burn everything that you can possibly think of what it took to be burnt. moon. to mean. what we would burn less human waste. trash. plastics medical.
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supplies. to name. anything that they would in use anymore they were burned. at times they also had. the pipes. plastics chemicals paint batteries tires literally anything that could be disposed of was thrown in there. and it would dump diesel. days a few elaina. and then lighting that. there was a blue smoke and the he's looked like the san francisco for the smell was extremely toxic very very putrid burn your eyes burn your throat burn your nose i mean it was just nasty dirty stinky. some days that they. can talk shit of
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the smell of the burn ph and the sewage pit would literally make you would drop you to your knees and you'd vomit i mean it was it was that that you knew. there was no protection no man. and not. anyone that i didn't give them a gas mask but i was a pretty. clear. mind i knew. there was more for nuclear biological chemical. and i knew. it was never mandatory for us to learn that. no safeguards were in place to protect the soldiers dog as a matter of fact that they would build the seas burn pits sometimes within three
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hundred meters from from where the soldiers were were actually. behaves in the smoke drifted over to where our trailers were it just kind of hung all day all the time twenty four seven right about you know always smell the. you know plastic bird bird buildings or just the wood you know trails. is just really an offensive putrid kind of a smell it's very hard. to describe because when it was mixed with the smell of the sewage pm it was just music got awful your nose would burn your eyes would water your throat would burn during the course of the day you would you have to go and dust yourself off your hair or your clothing with all the ashes that were falling on us. now we never complained.
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they say embrace the suck man. because to the work area we had initial briefing with are superior and we were told to keep an eye on are people that you're going to get for they call the iraqi crowd everybody gets sick for the first couple of weeks atrocious and that now without a doubt within a week people were falling out getting sick i really don't remember anybody questioning at that time. the health effects that it would have mastered like when thinking about their lives thinking they got it on control or here you know certainly our own people wouldn't be doing anything knowingly to poising us but that turns out to be you know. not the case. these personnel would be exposed to a toxic soup of chemicals released into the atmosphere plastics and styrofoam metals chemicals from paints and solvents petroleum and lubricants jet fuel enaam
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exploded ordinance medical and other dangerous waste. humans are supposed to breathe clean air air is twenty one percent oxygen and seventy nine percent nitrogen with no air pollution are particles in the air and in particle air can trigger asthma and when you particles in an open air setting at low temperature at low heat it generates thousands times more particles than using a. burning particles particularly for burning carcinogens exposed as a person when they need it and hail it sniff it get it on their skin they get exposed to carcinogens which can cause cancer so burning with j.p. eight which is jet fuel low temperature will be says benzene which is a carcinogen. i find it amazing that the military having a regulation for everything you didn't have any regulation in place for permit
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operations and those burn pits that were created in iraq and afghanistan whimpers from two thousand to two thousand and nine burning without any regulation at all didn't have regulation where they would be built how they would be constructed they didn't do any soil samples before they built the berm pits they didn't do any plume samples after the burn pits were operational for many many years. after nine eleven i think karen just wanted to keep on funding that i found because they they had they won and been mad and i. wanted to fight the war even now in here we can burn stereophile we can burn certain things in open air so why weren't they on. when the soldiers to do it personally within three days i could feel it like something was wrong and it hit me real hard i went to search. for medication. and i biologics and for me it just wouldn't go away
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within fifteen days that i was there was even sicker i was pretty sick to hold a plane and when i came down i could be returned back to the states i knew different and the something was wrong. and that became the opiate battle of trying to figure out what was wrong and how bad it was going to be i started developing sinus problems me you know a lot of other guys me changing nasal sprays and stuff to try to alleviate that and i just had. sinus problems veterans who are coming home they had stories to tell they came home they're experiencing all of these health conditions they didn't know why these presumably very healthy men and women all of a sudden were walking around like old men and women not being able to run exercise the way they could so they started writing about it.
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from a statement from the united states military it says open the iraq exposed thousands of troops to toxic chemicals a mysterious illness is affecting veterans who were exposed to open burn pits which the u.s. military used in iraq and afghanistan to torch everything from batteries to body parts experts say the pouring out of these pits are toxic and dangerous so while troops may survive the battle they may also be poisoned. in september two thousand and four. i notice that the v.a. clinic instead of seeing old caucasian men with meal chairs and oxygen who are in their eighty's. the entire composition of the waiting room changed. full of young women and men of all ethnicities and they're all in their twenty's back from their first year long deployment in iraq. the typical service member came
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in with an inability to complete a two mile run within regulation time most of them had already had a traditional work up for pulmonary disease including x. rays c.t. scans primary function testing all of these studies returned normal or near normal in almost every case. it was subtle because these service members complained of shortness of breath with exertion but their x. rays and pomery function tests indicated that they shouldn't have any disability at all that doctors were throwing up their hands and saying what would cause a twenty seven year all man to have the long. long journeys are a respiratory condition eighty five year old man and they started pointing to their exposure to these burn pets in the failed to realize a lot of these guys and gals had been living around these pits for for their entire
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tour duty. hacking cough would go forward and then when you start to bring in no different colors some control. and general body weakness to just how bad how bad and good nor for their head to be some explanation that led us to begin doing surgical lung biopsies to look for things that you might miss in conventional testing. here's what people have been saying about rejecting the night the senate is full on awesome the only show i go out of my way to launch you know what it is that really
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that is the mother that. i fear that we may see the iranians taking the first steps towards restarting a new program which will only further ratchet up tension. and further increased interest will be more than just a big danger here this is not just about showing the video this is automatically putting the united states on it was a village called station. it's the cradle of jazz. the america is the america we. know as do suggest. a city of climatic contests trophies
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of alligators on the loose of poverty and crime are used by the least twelve members of my family close most. of street racing in the heat of the night this is new orleans. the best place in the world. what he found was a series of veterans who had a queue lung disease acute being area verse a ball. injury that he was able to find through long biopsies what he found with these tiny little holes these tears and their long tissue he saw enough of these veterans to come to his own conclusion that they could have only got this from
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a toxic exposure. to produce his career looking for this problem and he was able to discover it. and the diagnosis was constrictor prophylactics in english it's a small airways disease so the lining of your lungs are destroyed if you have a perfectly healthy young soldier who's a nonsmoker goes over to iraq and afghanistan economy is bad but construction project why this that's really a big. or were clearly implicated. in increased incidence of lung disease associated with deployment. video dean decided they were going to send any more veterans his way any more. i think dr miller's research and his study is a perfect example of of the. trying to avoid the issue and trying trying not to have to pay the compensations to veterans. that they
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deserve he has the proof he has everything they are and they still will not even address his research. there were many people in the apartment of defense that couldn't accept these findings in you can speculate that they couldn't expect the that they couldn't accept these findings because of the potential broader implication the idea that maybe there was a new agent orange thinking this deployment the government is looking down the road at billions of dollars and health care costs that they will be responsible for and i believe that they're doing everything they can to stave that off. i have. to have
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their. help on a. little bit. better i. am trash i. am. convinced of the benefits are causing ls along the soldiers this is a new disease week. all this iraq afghanistan war long injury some of the more severe cases entail that all the positives of the long so it is a multifactorial exposure. the symptoms or anywhere from from respiratory issues some mild to severe to rear forms of cancers leukemias it's a wide range of symptoms that people are experiencing if you really look into it and do the research you can link these symptoms directly to the burn pits my
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diagnosis is one that started out as a fino it's sinus plasma side coma if you can say that in one word which is a four point four centimeter tumor right here in my head and that started out as a solitary plasma site toma it was biopsied and found to be that. will automatically flip down with some he tells you have a tumor in your head underneath your brain you want to know. what's going on with that and i didn't know anything about this burn pit exposure thing or nothing until after my diagnosis. so the first thing i did was i ran to the internet and i started researching this particular issue and it kept coming back to the same thing what causes plasma psycho toxic exposure. when he first got back i mean he was healthy he knows how to be on it was probably
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not even less after. a year and he came back they started it on. their tonsils got swelling pain. and he would delete and he would believe from his mouth. i would have chunks of tissue come out of his mind and. spit it out and i believe it lists today's service a day after christmas when he was on told that he list cancer was a really really ill. discussion. that was vomiting feces and everything else and that when they took out the gallbladder just to be safe when they went in there to remove the gall bladder they took a biopsy of the tumor that was blocking my lower bowel and then it being
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a little mackenzie but as you know beau biden vice president biden's son served in the military and he served in iraq and he was in perfect health shortly after we have home within nine months he started getting sick he had a brain tumor. and he eventually died from the brain tumor the same type of brain tumor that many of the soldiers that are sick from the four inputs are complaining about same type of cancer there's a lot of circumstantial evidence that points to you know his death may have been cause from the burn pits. it just didn't make sense it didn't make sense that my young healthy husband had cancer and then it turned out there were two types of cancer how is
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it not that our pets is not a type of cancer for a young twenty seven year old guy to have because first he didn't smoke he never smoked he's not a drinker and usually that's the type of cancer that older gentleman who smoked for a long period of their life should tobacco or drink the doctor he said it was. chemical exposure. our troops are healthy or they don't go. in they're coming back in they're not a lot more healthy any more. it's a challenge but for other people it's it's been dan. it turns out the military knew all along. that this toxic exposure could very well her the troops living by these burn pits lieutenant colonel curtis in two thousand
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and six had written a memo saying the pollution there was dangerous that that it would be causing health hazards to live and work near the pits that it was completely buried at centcom no one no one took it seriously deborah they never addressed his issues soldiers on the ground had no idea about colonel curtis's findings and his concern to us it was never shared with anybody remember which is completely buried. they knew about this in the continue to free can do it. even then would you do that we'll willingly accept the risk of being shot and wounded taken prisoner. but nothing was signed up to be poisoned by our own people. there was a complete denial i think at all levels of government that there was any connection
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between the burn pits and what these brave soldiers were suffering from clearly the cat was out of the bag the two thousand and six memo had basically said that the military was aware that the pollution levels around the pits were at an unsafe unhealthy level now they deal with the after them and always told west attempted to downplay it they had. their own study. commissioned in two thousand and eleven with the institutes of health and medicine that study had said that they could not find a connection between the pollution levels around the pits and the health effects that the veterans were experiencing. those studies which were very in-depth did not identify an increased risk of respiratory symptoms or disease at locations with
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burn pits as opposed to no burn pits. the army did their own study and years later and it was it was completely flawed for several reasons one it only studied one burn pit out of two hundred seventy three that were located in iraq and afghanistan they didn't have prior plume samples because it was done done the whole study was a complete. fraud. contest for snow and albany new york and july. you may not find snow in albany new york. but that does not mean that doesn't that it does not snow in albany new york and he sent out monitors when wrong and you may not be attacked burning trash the monitors are too far away from the burning you may not attack a part of if you don't put in a monitor until after the burning stuff you may not detect burning any common sense
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