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During the Gulf War Americans were entranced by the overwhelming military superiority exercised by the United States during Desert Storm After long weeks of waiting to find out how high the casualty figures would climb during the opening round of the New World Order relatives and friends breathed a sigh of relief when the Iraqi armies were stomped by a margin of about a thousand to one The troops would come back alive They wouldnt come back healthy In the years following veterans have died or are dying from illnesses known commonly as Gulf War Illness GWI Researchers are still trying to pin down the exact causes of Mycoplasma Incognita GWI but they arent getting very far thanks to military and government denials that there is such a thing as Gulf War Illness Although the Persian Gulf conflict ended in 1991 some eighty thousand veterans of the war are still suffering from unexplained health problems including chronic fatigue joint aches memory loss rashes bleeding gums tumors and intestinal and respiratory illnesses They attribute their suffering to wartime service in the Gulf though past Pentagon investigations concluded that there was no evidence to link their ailments to wartime risks such as oil-well fire smoke vaccines or chemical agents Originally the cause of these various symptoms was assumed to be post-traumatic stress but the persistent and varied nature of the symptoms resisted that label Pressure from veterans has prompted the government to investigate further the possible causes of the illness were the troops exposed to Iraqi chemical and biological weapons Or were experimental drugs the cause Or is the Vietnam Agent Orange and the Atomic fallout issue all over again Is the government cooperating or covering up The results so far are surprising and often conflicting So what is this mysterious illness GWI is a infectious moderately contagious and potentially lethal disease resulting from a laboratory modified germ warfare agent called Mycoplasma fermentans incognitus There was
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