The Gulf War Syndrome
A Wholistic Medical Perspective
In order to protect Gulf War soldiers from insect born diseases (such as malaria
and leishmaniasis), and biological/chemical warfare agents, U.S. troops were given
a combination of the pesticides DEET and Permethrin, and the anti-nerve gas agent
Pyridostigmine Bromide (PB)... While any one of these chemicals on its own is considered
harmless, animal research at Duke Medical Center confirms that PB, in combination
with the above mentioned pesticides, is highly toxic...
In addition, to make matters worse, U.S. troops were vaccinated with botulism and
anthrax vaccines... The result being that many of our troops, prior to entering into
the gulf war region, were neurologically and immunologically compromised (sick)...
While in the desert, U.S. troops were inadvertently exposed to pathogens from the
secretions of locusts, that were buried beneath the sands of these hot desert regions...
Intense troop movements stirred up the sands, disrupted the eco-system, and allowed
for the air-born transmission of locust-born pathogens...
Furthermore, our troops were subjected to extreme psychological stress, environmental
poisons from burning oil fields, radioactive anti-tank ammunition made of depleted
uranium-238 (D.U.)•, intense heat, and electro- magnetic radiation from radars, microwaves
and other communications equipment... Hence, The Gulf War Syndrome...
American Gulf War Veterans Association
Captain Joyce Riley’s site provides information and services available for veterans
and others suffering with chronic fatigue/GWS related symptoms.
Gulf War Syndrome — Military
Outrageous U.S. Germ Warfare Program Backfires While Military Media Stage Cover-up
A cover-up of immense proportions is under way in the U.S. Defense Department, with
the complicity of the media. It?s about the origin of Gulf War Syndrome (GWS), a
disease similar to chronic fatigue syndrome and with 31 different symptoms. GWS has
already taken the lives of at least 6,000 U.S. soldiers and infected an estimated
100,000 more of those who fought in the 1991 Gulf War.
It may also be entering the general civilian population, but the media are conspicuously
silent on the true source of GWS. While the Pentagon is now finally admitting that
the destruction of an ammunition dump in southern Iraq in March 1991 may have exposed
15,000 U.S. soldiers to toxic nerve gas and chemical agents, possibly producing GWS,
the reality may be far worse. Evidence suggests that our soldiers were poisoned by
our own germ warfare agents developed by the U.S. military and sold in the 1980s
to the Iraqis, who then used them against us in the Gulf War. These conclusions sound
unbelievable yet they are supported by testimony and documents presented during U.S.
Congressional hearings on the investigation of GWS by the Senate Committee on Banking,
Housing, and Urban Affairs.
Senator Donald W. Riegle, Jr. (D?Michigan), who led the investigation, submitted
his report to the Senate on February 9, 1994.The Riegle Committee, with actual shipping
invoices, batch numbers, company names, and inventories in hand, proved that during
the 1980s the U.S. government provided Iraq with 28 different germ warfare agents
for use against Iran in their nearly decade-long conflict. Senator Riegle?s 2-year
investigation showed that U.S. forces destroyed 12 biological and 18 chemical facilities
in Iraq during the war, releasing into the air huge amounts of toxic substances which
subsequently drifted over the troops. It is now known that up until 2 weeks before
Iraq?s invasion of Kuwait in August 1991, U.S. trained experts were working with
Iraqi scientists in Baghdad to develop biological agents as weapons.
The Riegle Committee further established that the U.S. military installed 14,000
chemical alarm monitoring units in the battle areas to alert soldiers to the presence
of biological agents, but when too many such alarms went off, the military disabled
them. Under oath, Army Sergeant Randall Vallee told the Riegle Committee that he
was ordered to ignore the alarms. From the beginning, Pentagon officials have denied
that any germ warfare agents were used in the Gulf. Their use would be in direct
violation of the Geneva Biological Weapons Convention of 1972, signed by both the
U.S. and Iraq, prohibiting experimentation with and sale of biological weapons. Yet
on May 1, 1996, Major General Ronald Blanck, senior physician at Walter Reed Army
Hospital, told the President’s Panel of Gulf War Illnesses that chemical and biological
weapons had been used in Operation Desert Storm and that this probably led to low-level
Evidence also exists that the Iraqis painted SCUD and Frog missiles with biological
agents including anthrax, botulinum, “yellow rain” (a lethal fungi), and others,
so that toxic infections would be spread through the air on explosion. Soldiers who
were never in the Gulf but who came in contact with military clothing or aircraft
returning from the war, and domestic airline attendants on flights which transported
Gulf soldiers, have now developed GWS.If all this is true-the evidence supporting
it is solid, much of it given under oath-we need no longer worry about Nature producing
Now it seems our own government is creating toxic threats to human health, at taxpayer
expense, and often with taxpayers as the test subjects, on a scale far more life-threatening
than anything Nature can “cook” up.
A key piece of the puzzle comes from Garth L. Nicolson, Ph.D., former chairman of
the tumor biology department at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center at the University
of Texas in Houston. Dr. Nicolson’s genetic analysis of the GWS microbe shows it
to be the result of genetic engineering. It combines a gene from the HIV-1 virus
and genetically altered anthrax genes with a mycoplasma (a tiny biological life form
without a cell wall, normally harmless).
The result is a new, highly infectious and deadly microbe not previously found in
Nature. The GWS microbe acts as a silent, undetectable pathogen that slowly kills
a person from the inside, starting with cell nuclei, and leaving almost no trace
of its presence, Dr. Nicolson explains. Not only were U.S. soldiers exposed to Iraqi
germ warfare, the U.S. military may have used them as guinea pigs to test experimental
vaccines. According to Dr. Null’s research, about 100,000 U.S. troops (plus those
of other nations) who were to fight in the Gulf against Iraq received multiple vaccinations
against suspected Iraqi biological agents.
However, some of the vaccinations were against germ warfare agents the Iraqis were
not known to possess.
Dr. Null claims that, in fact, U.S. soldiers were the unwitting test subjects for
experimental, genetically engineered biological agents as part of a germ warfare
research program. For example, the Pentagon strong-armed the FDA into approving the
use of pyridostigmine bromide (PB) tablets ostensibly to protect soldiers against
Iraqi biological attacks. PB is only given for the treatment of a chronic muscle
weakness disorder called myasthenia gravis. Now evidence suggests that PB and the
other experimental vaccines themselves may have contributed to GWS. According to
Dr. Null, the U.S. Defense Department is proceeding with its cover-up of GWS because
the real story is appalling. Not only were U.S. soldiers exposed to multiple biological
agents, but it is probable that these agents, now released, can no longer be controlled
and that they are capable of mutating into more virulent forms. It is certain that
they are airborne and contagious.
The spouses of Gulf soldiers are showing symptoms of GWS at the rate of 78%, according
to the Riegle report which polled 1,000 servicemen. In addition, there has been a
dramatic increase in birth defects in these military families-30% according to one
study cited by Dr. Null. The infection rate of GWS may grow exponentially, to 1 million
infected within a few years, warns Dr. Null. Who’s to blame for this? At all levels
of government there is the predictable denial of responsibility or knowledge. For
one, the FDA, this so-called watchdog of public health, approved the use of experimental
vaccines on U.S. soldiers even though there was no proof of their safety or effectiveness-the
very criteria FDA’s charter empowers it to ensure.
According to Dr. Null’s research, over 2,000 studies demonstrate that upwards of
10 million American citizens (soldiers, children, the elderly, and those in psychiatric
wards or prisons) have been secretly used as that test subjects in a 50-year program
of germ warfare research. GWS is apparently only the latest in a heinous succession
The fact that infectious disease is now the third leading cause of death in the U.S.
(whereas 50 years ago it wasn’t even in the top 15 may turn out to be the result
of the deliberate, systematic, and unpardonable poisoning of the American population
by its own government in the interests of national “defense.” I ask the American
public to demand of the Pentagon an answer as to why Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein
was left in power in Iraq.
Could it be our “heroic” generals know that Iraq has insulated itself against further
military inroads by a germ warfare shield? Could it be that they knew in 1991 that
germ warfare was involved in the Gulf War?
Let’s demand that they answer this. The outrageous facts about U.S. military use
of germ warfare and its disastrous consequences for our own soldiers are in the public
record. Yet the U.S. government and nearly all the media continue to stonewall the
This cover-up must be thoroughly unmasked in the interests of our national health
security without which we have nothing.
The Good News
The Solution to The Gulf War Syndrome lies in the implementation of safe and effective
naturopathic/homeovitic protocols which serve to detoxify the body of various viral,
bacterial, fungal, chemical and metallic toxins while restoring neuro-immunological
competence to the individual (patient)...
HVS Labs, MAXAM Labs. APEX Energetics.
The Nation, May, 1997