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An American Crisis Gulf War Syndrome Imagine a soldier that is willing to die for his country in the Persian Gulf region so that Americans could pay less for petroleum products in the Gulf the soldier serves his country with honor loyalty and dignity In an attempt to win the war Saddam Hussein launches a chemical attack on American troops leaving some soldiers with a lot of incurable symptoms Such symptoms include headaches diarrhea bleeding gums chronic fatigue joint and muscle pain and rashes which are being grouped as Gulf War Syndrome Fischer 148 Then the soldier receives a good old American welcome back home from supporters of the troops After the parades and ceremonies are finished the veteran experiences recurring headaches and chronic fatigue The veteran seeks treatment at a VA hospital saying his illness is a result of serving in the Gulf Instantly he is denied benefits and services for making a claim that he cannot prove Why would the US government want to deny combat veterans of his claim What is American government trying to hide I believe that Gulf War Syndrome is a side effect of low-levels of chemical and biological warfare agents the troops were exposed to during their service in the Persian Gulf I can justify my belief by the number of ailing vets and Saddams stockpile of chemical and biological weapons The use of chemical warfare in the Gulf is a reality First there was the Iraqi Arsenal they possessed several weapons of the death They were building nuclear weapons and already had chemical and biological weapons Iraq owned 1500 gallons of anthrax which were in 50 bombs and 10 missiles and 100 bombs and 15 missiles were loaded with the toxin agent Botulinum that destroys the nerves and eventually chokes the inflicted to a horrible death Also Iraq possessed a nerve agent called Ricin that could kill with only a single drop Hedges and Cary 41
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