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Offline MikiQuick123

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Agent Orange
« on: February 23, 2008, 03:04:10 PM »
Appeals court rejects Agent Orange suits


Published: Feb. 22, 2008 at 11:02 PM
Print story Email to a friend Font size:NEW YORK, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- A U.S. appeals court has upheld the dismissal of lawsuits by veterans, their families and Vietnamese nationals over the use of Agent Orange in the Vietnam War.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in New York issued three opinions affirming lower court ruling that dismissed 16 civil actions against Dow Chemical Co., Monsanto Co. and other chemical makers.

The three-judge panel said makers of herbicides that comprised Agent Orange were protected by the "military contractor defense," which shields independent contractors from liability when fulfilling government procurement contracts.

In one of the cases the court rejected claims by the Vietnam Association for Victims of Agent Orange/Dioxin that the use of Agent Orange was a violation of international law.

The court said the use of Agent Orange was lawful because the herbicide was not used as a weapon against people, but rather was used to clear vegetation to protect U.S. troops from ambush.


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Offline MikiQuick123

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Re: Agent Orange
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2008, 03:22:41 PM »
If this is considered lawful, think about what else is.
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Re: Agent Orange
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2008, 04:08:43 PM »
Hi Miki.

Big money, big corporations and a direct line to the white house and their influence.

I have agent orange, I recentley found out after being tested in South America. I was tested in the states, the results were negative. Odd, isn't it. Ive been carrying this around for over 30 years and didn' know it.
My case, well it could be much werse, though I have been prohibited from returning to my job.
Miki as you know, they don't care about us pawns, peons or commoners, not this gang in power.
Human life is worth something if it can be sacrificed for profit, used in wars, pay taxes, and taught to keep our mouths shut and obey.
When the profiteers cash registers were ringing, they were not bothered about the loss of human life, be it troopers or innocent civilians.
Their cash registers are singing for them now. Human life, UH UH  human sacrifices for profit.
CJ




Offline MikiQuick123

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Re: Agent Orange
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2008, 07:29:06 PM »
Hi Chris,

Vets here have had pretty much the same runaround. Doctors attribute their ailments to everything under the sun, but not exposure to Agent Orange. The new ones from the gulf war one and two, exposed to  DU and a host of dangerous vaccines are having the same problems. No accountability by this government and not even an  admission that there is a problem at all. If they have been absolved in this instance where there is ample proof that Agent Orange damaged them, then we can surmise they will be granted immunity in others ,unless decisions reached by the these courts can be overturned .
This action will not go unnoticed or unchallenged. It shouldn't.
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« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2017, 09:20:09 PM »
Bump, because we just lost another to Agent Orange...  :'(
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