Soldiers of the French Foreign legion, provided with gas
masks, patrol in the Saoudi desert, on
It is a paving stone of 450 pages which will make much
noise. The most complete report ever drawn up on the syndrome of the war of the
Gulf was published Monday, and was presented to the American secretary with the
War veterans James Peake. This document, compiled by the Advisory committee of
research on the diseases of the war veterans of the war of the Gulf, composed
of scientists and veterans, affirms that the syndrome of the war of the Gulf is
quite real, and that more than one quarter of the 700.000 war veterans of the
conflict of the beginning of the year 1990 suffer from it.
The syndrome of the war of the Gulf is a generic term to indicate a series of diseases which have affected the American soldiers on their return of the Tempête operation of the desert launched in 1991 to release
The study explains why this evil, denied a long time by the persons in charge of the American army, is due to an exposure to toxic chemical substances of which pesticides - used in particular against the flies of sands - and with a drug prescribes to protect the soldiers against nerve gases. For the authors of the report/ratio, “the syndrome of the war of the Gulf is real, it is the consequence of a neurotoxic exposure during the war of the Gulf and with time few war veterans are cured or are in the process of cure”.
“The veterans of the war of the Gulf of 1990-1991 had the merit to serve their country during an military operation which was an immense success, achieved quickly. But much had misfortune to present durable after-effects on their health which were included/understood little and which were denied or minimized during too a long time”, explains in particular the report/ratio, which denounces “the significant” fall of the federal funds intended for research on the war of the Gulf during the last years, and asks for 60 million of annual dollars in order to conclude these studies. “A renewed federal engagement is necessary”, estimate the authors of the investigation, who raise this research with the row “of national obligation”.
Conclusions without call, therefore, which fall whereas the debate on the withdrawal of the currently committed American troops in
To see the integral report/ratio in pdf (in English)
War of the Gulf - a strange disease