by Donald S. McAlvaney, Editor,
McAlvaney Intelligence Advisor (MIA),
There is still a great deal we do not know about Gulf War Illness — largely because the U.S. government which helped to create and sell the biologicals to Saddam, which knows what biologicals he used against our troops, and which may know the antidotes to these biologicals, refuses to admit they were ever used or that there is a problem at all. In this writer’s opinion, this is criminal negligence and a criminal cover-up on the part of our leaders (civilian and military).
What we do know is that hundreds of thousands of our troops were exposed to some combination of biological (germ) warfare and chemical warfare agents during the Gulf War; that the inoculations and pills they were forced to take made many of them very ill and may have severely compromised their immune systems — thus helping to magnify the effects of the biologicals to which they were exposed; that well over 100,000 of these troops are ill; that thousands of them are dying; that thousands of wives and children of the veterans are also sick; that thousands of their newborn babies are being born with serious birth defects or deformities; that the disease is now spreading into the general population; and that the U.S. medical establishment doesn’t have a clue what they are dealing with or that a serious, contagious disease is now spreading across America and in most of the other countries involved in the Desert Storm War.
We DO know that the Reagan and Bush Administrations (via the Commerce and Defense Departments) facilitated the production (in the U.S.) and sale of biologicals for five years during the 1980s to Iraq: [ED. NOTE: See the documentation from the Riegle Report Section II-A above] — that the Dept. of Defense provided no protection from these germ warfare agents and highly inadequate chemical warfare protection to our troops; that for five years in spite of massive evidence, testimonies, and eye-witness accounts to the contrary, the Dept. of Defense and the political leaders in the Bush and Clinton administrations have maintained that no chemical or biological agents were used against our troops in the Gulf War; that for five years the Dept. of Defense and the Veterans Administration has denied that Gulf War Illness exists and that the veterans are entitled to treatment and veterans disability benefits.
It has become apparent to hundreds of thousands of angry Gulf War vets that the government is lying about the chemical/biological attacks during the war and the existence of Gulf War Illness. One of the greatest cover-ups in U.S. history is in process. It needs to be halted and the government (if it is to retain any credibility with veterans as well as active duty troops) needs to come clean as to what really happened, acknowledge the national crisis of Gulf War Illness, and begin a crash program to begin to help these sick vets and find a cure for GWI. But the government has proven over the past five years that it will not come clean without massive pressure from the Gulf War vets and the public at large. We desperately need:
A. A CONGRESSIONAL INVESTIGATION: A full-blown, bi-partisan Congressional investigation, on the magnitude of the Watergate investigation of the 1970s, to find out what happened; why we armed Saddam with biologicals; who profited in the government from this policy; why our troops were given no protection; why they were lied to; why treatment of Gulf War Illness has been largely denied; and why the massive cover-up of this national tragedy for over five years. Those politicians and military leaders who are culpable need to be held accountable (indicted or court martialed), and brought to trial. Pressure needs to be put on all Senators and Representatives (Republican and Democrat) for such an investigation and they need to know in no uncertain terms that you will oppose them in the next election if they do not get actively involved in this issue. Only a grass roots ground swell of anger will move the congress off of dead center on this issue.
B. THE U.S. MEDICAL ESTABLISHMENT NEEDS TO LAUNCH MASSIVE RESEARCH: This research is needed to identify the biologicals used against Americans in Desert Storm and to develop antidotes and a treatment protocol for same. If the same urgency we had for the man-on-the-moon project was applied, this medical crisis could hopefully be reversed in a year. Drs. Garth and Nancy Nicolson, who deserve the Nobel Prize for their efforts in exposing, isolating, and treating this disease (and not the persecution and ostracizing they have received from the government and mainline medical establishment) need to be given a substantial financial grant to expand their research on Gulf War Illness.
C. THE GOVERNMENT NEEDS TO COME CLEAN ON THE REAL TERRORIST THREAT TO AMERICA: In the past 90 days, leaders of the world’s major terrorist groups and government leaders from Libya, Syria, Iran, Iraq, and Yemen met in Tehran in a sort of “Terrorist Summit” to map out their new terror war against the West – – and America in particular. They have declared war against America. The bombing/ murder of 19 U.S. troops in Saudi Arabia and the bombing (or SAM missile) destruction of the TWA Flight 800 over Long Island are just the beginning! Israeli intelligence and the Hebrew language press in Israel claim that there are over 100 eyewitnesses who saw a missile hit TWA Flight 800 at it exploded over Long Island. The U.S. government, so they can increase internal security measures at airports, is (at this writing) leaning toward the position that it was an internal bomb. It would be virtually impossible to defend commercial air traffic against SAM missiles. Either way, we are in all likelihood dealing with Islamic state- sponsored terrorism. This is the belief of Israeli intelligence.
If terrorists could get a large bomb on TWA Flight 800, or (more likely) it be to smuggle biological warfare agents, of the kind used in the Desert Storm War against our troops, into the U.S.? Dispersal from a private airplane, placement in the water system of a major city, or an attack in a subway (ala the recent chemical gas attack in the Japanese subway) are growing possibilities (perhaps probabilities). A good friend (an AIDS/virus researcher) once pointed out that a terrorist, or KGB/ Spetsnaz agent pouring a test tube full of a deadly chemical or biological agent, such as Russia’s highly lethal Novichok, into the water system of a metro area like Los Angeles could kill or severely disable over 20 million people in less than 30 days (perhaps less than a week).
The American people need to be properly apprised of the growing radical Islamic terrorist threat to America. It is counterproductive for politicians to try to politicize this issue by blaming the right wing in America for such attacks, as President Clinton did after the Oklahoma City bombing. We are dealing with state-sponsored terrorism — and Saddam Hussein and his counterparts in Libya, Iran, and Syria feel they have a score to settle with America. The Desert Storm War biological attacks against American troops were just the beginning.
D. SUPPORT THE AMERICAN GULF WAR VETERANS ASSOCIATION (A.G.W.V.A.): Joyce Riley (RN. Captain in USAF inactive Reserves), along with Drs. Nicolson, is at present probably doing more than almost any single America to alert Americans to the plight of our Gulf War veterans and to the dangers America faces from the Iraqi-based biological warfare onslaught. The American Gulf War Veterans Association is an educational/action group (the pit bull dog of such groups) whose purpose is to tell Americans the truth about Gulf War Illness and its possible treatments. They serve to expose those who placed our servicemen and women in harm’s way and have perpetrated the cover-up analyzed above. Riley and her AGWVA helped supply much of the information used in this special report. Materials and other assistance which can be obtained through AGWVA:
- A Document Packet (with extensive documentation on this incredible story) $10.00.
- Video Tape (2 1/2 hours) – $20.00
- Audio Tape (1 hour) – $10.00
- “Where Are the Voices That Care” – a song by Dave Riddell dedicated to the Gulf War Vets (it is also on the video tape) $5.00
- Information on Blood Testing (as more testing facilities become available)
- Information on Physicians in Your Local Area Who are Willing to Treat GWI.
- Voice Mail (713) 587-5437 – For additional information on anything related to Gulf War Illness (i.e., a list of local organizations around the country supporting Gulf War vets, the list of 85 firms being sued in the Veterans class action suit which helped to produce and distribute the biologicals to Iraq, a copy of the full report by Sen. Don Riegle on GWI, etc.
- The Internet Site for Gulf War Illness: http://www.gulfwar.org/current.html
- American Gulf War Veterans Association is also a Collection
Point for Additional Information Which is Emerging on This Issue: New reports,
news articles, hearings being held on a state or federal level, etc. As you or a Gulf
War vet or family member, or concerned American comes across new information,
share a copy of it with AGWVA. [ED. NOTE: MIA would appreciate a copy as well].
AGWVA is not funded by the government or any one else. They operate on a financial shoestring, Joyce Riley and her husband, Dave Riddell, have largely supported this effort out of their own pockets. Many of the Gulf War vets who order materials from them are broke — they get the materials free — but someone has to pay for them. Readers of this report are encouraged to order AGWVA’s materials and send an additional financial contribution to support their work if you can afford to. Checks can me made out to: American Gulf War Veterans Association, 3506 Highway 6 South #117, Sugarland, TX 77478-4401 Phone (713) 438-1699 FAX (713) 438-4581 or Voice (713) 587-5437.
E. ORDER ADDITIONAL COPIES OF THIS REPORT OR REPRODUCE IT YOURSELF (All Copyrights are Lifted): Send copies to your congressmen and senators, to veterans or their families, to active duty servicemen or servicewomen, to the media, to doctors, and to any other concerned person. A grassroots ground swell against this cover-up and the rotten treatment of our Gulf War veterans is building. Use this report to help fan the flames! Write, call or fax your congressman or senators and ask them what they are going to do to expose the truth about GWI and help our Gulf War vets. Let them know that you’re angry about the whole issue — and that you’re angry about their inaction on this issue. The Riegle Report has been floating around Congress for two years. Why have your Congressmen and Senators (Democrat and Republican alike) done nothing? [ED. NOTE: Caveat emptor! The information in this report will be considered to be “politically incorrect” and perhaps even “subversive” by certain individuals in the DOD and elsewhere in the U.S. Government. Like the Life article (11/95) it may be censored from the Internet, and active duty military personnel may be reprimanded for circulating it. However, to this writer’s knowledge, our first Amendment freedom of speech and expression has not yet been formerly repealed in America – not even for active duty military personnel].
Extra copies of this report are available at $5 each. $3 each for 25 or more copies. For Gulf War vets, we will send up to 5 copies free. To order copies, call 1-800-525-9556.
AND FINALLY – Edmund Burke once said: “All that is necessary for evil to triumph is that good men do nothing.” Well, since before the onset of the Desert Storm War, evil has triumphed! Our leaders helped equip Saddam. Saddam, in turn, used these (and other) biological and chemical agents against our troops and our leaders have covered for him for five years and said he never did it! But he did! Tens of thousands of vets in America and other allied countries have gotten sick, thousands have died, our government has ignored their plight, denied their illness even exists, denied that chemical/ biological agents were even used, and refused to help most of them medically or financially. Our sick vets are being treated as shabbily as our vets who returned home from VietNam –to defeat, rejection, and desertion by the government and country they loved and fought for. When is enough, enough?
In the 1970’s film Network, a television commentator, frustrated with the evils of the system, started a protest that began to spread across America. It simply said: “We’re mad as hell, and we’re not going to take it any more!” This should be every American’s attitude about Gulf War Illness and the government cover-up of same. It’s time to let our congressmen and senators and the U.S. military know that “We’re mad as hell and we’re not going to take it any more!”
FINAL THOUGHT: Pray for our Gulf War vets — that their lives and families will be spared, that they will find a cure for their illness, and that this whole issue might be a wake-up call — to turn our country and government back to the honesty, integrity, and support for our fighting men and women that America knew in its glorious past. Pray for these vets and their families that the God of the Bible will give them peace, strength, guidance and encouragement in the midst of their present trials. Gulf War vets (ill with GWI) reading this report may draw encouragement from Psalms like Psalm 46: 1-2: “God is our refuse and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore, we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea.” And from Jeremiah 29: 11-14, which says: “For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. I will be found by you, declares the Lord.” And Isaiah 41:13, which says: “For I am the Lord your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you. Do not fear, I will help you.”
And finally, to Gulf War vets who read this report (especially those who are ill and discouraged), remember and be encouraged that there are many hundreds of thousands (perhaps millions) of Americans who do love you, who do care about your plight, who are angry at the raw deal you have received since the Desert Storm War, and who do want to see this injustice corrected. You, and your cause are not forgotten!
And also (and especially) remember and be encouraged that the God of the Bible loves you and has a plan for your life, as is described in the third chapter of the New Testament book of John (and indeed throughout the whole book of John, in the Psalms, and in many places throughout the Bible). Read these passages and be encouraged! As Psalm 37:23 and 24 says: “The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord, and He delighteth in his way. Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down, for the Lord upholdeth him with His hand.” And as Deuteronomy 31:6 says: “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you. He will never leave you nor forsake you.” Keep looking up — God is still in control!
AND THAT IS THE BOTTOM LINE!
This entire report is available for $5 from McAlvany Intelligence Advisor, P. O. Box 84904, Phoenix, AZ 85071 Phone 1-800-528-0559. The Copyright has been lifted from this report so that it can be distributed widely – especially to Gulf War Veterans, physicians and health care providers.