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KBR may have poisoned 100,000 people in Iraq: lawsuit
http://rawstory.com/2009/11/kbr-poisoned-100000-lawsuit/
By Daniel Tencer Monday, November 9th, 2009 -- 10:33 am


Defense contractor KBR may have exposed as many as 100,000 people, including US troops, to cancer-causing toxins by burning waste in open-air pits in Iraq, says a series of class-action lawsuits filed against the company.

At least 22 separate lawsuits claiming KBR poisoned American soldiers in Iraq have been combined into a single massive lawsuit that says KBR, which until not long ago was a subsidiary of Halliburton, sought to save money by disposing of toxic waste and incinerating numerous potentially harmful substances in open-air "burn pits."

According to one of the lawsuits (PDF), filed in a federal court in Nashville, KBR burned "tires, lithium batteries ... biohazard materials (including human corpses), medical supplies (including those used during smallpox inoculations), paints, solvents, asbestos insulation, items containing pesticides, polyvinyl chloride pipes, animal carcasses, dangerous chemicals, and hundreds of thousands of plastic water bottles."

And they did so within plain sight of US troops operating in Iraq, the lawsuit states. "In some instances, the burn pit smoke was so bad that it interfered with the military mission," the Nashville lawsuit states. "For example, the military located at Camp Bucca, a detention facility, had difficulty guarding the facility as a result of the smoke."

The plaintiffs note that the military "did not prevent" KBR from disposing of the waste "in a safe manner that would not have harmed plaintiffs. The military wanted the defendants to solve the burn pit problems."

The lawsuit "claims at least 100,000 people were endangered by the contractors' 'utter indifference to and conscious disregard' of troops' welfare," notes the Courthouse News Service.

At a hearing of the Senate Democratic Policy Committee on Friday, Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-ND) said that KBR continues to use burn pits at the US's largest base in Iraq.

“The Army and the contractor in charge of this waste disposal -- Kellogg, Brown, and Root -- made frequent and unnecessary use of these burn pits and exposed thousands of US troops to toxic smoke," Dorgan said. "Burn pits are still used at the Balad Airbase in Iraq, which is the largest US base in that country.”

A 2008 report by the Pentagon asserted that "adverse health risks are unlikely" from the burn pits, but that assertion was challenged by retired Lt. Col. Darrin Curtis, a biomedical sciences officer who took some of the air samples used in the report.

“Although I have no hard data, I believe that the burn pits may be responsible for long-term health problems in many individuals,” the Air Force Times quoted Curtis as saying. “I think we are going to look at a lot of sick people.”

EXPOSURE A 'PRE-EXISTING CONDITION'

The plaintiffs filing the lawsuits say they have suffered from health problems ranging in seriousness from shortness of breath to cancer. Russell Keith, a paramedic from Huntsville, Alabama, told the Senate Democratic Policy Committee his doctors believe his development of Parkinson's disease was triggered by 15 months of daily exposure to the burn pits at Joint Base Balad in Iraq. Another plaintiff claims to have developed kidney disease as a result of exposure.

Former KBR employee Rick Lambeth told the committee: "Since returning home in July, I have suffered from a number of respiratory problems related to the exposure. Now the military will not pay for my medical care. They claim that these conditions ... existed prior to service.”

For its part, KBR says that it has been "improperly named" in the lawsuit, and points the finger at the military.

"There are significant discrepancies between the plaintiffs’ claims in the burn litigation against KBR and the facts on this issue," Heather Browne, director of corporate communications, told the Nashville Post. Browne said that KBR doesn't operate all the burn pits in Iraq; that the Army, and not the company, decides on burn pit locations; and that the Army decides when to fund an incinerator and when to burn waste in the open air.
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Good thing that Obama is going to change all of that...



Obama's Afghan Plan: About 40K More Troops
CBS Exclusive: Sources Say Force Will Grow to 100,000 - Nearly Filling Gen. McChrystal's Request; Long-Term Stay Planned

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2009/11/09/world/main5592551.shtml
By David Martin WASHINGTON, Nov. 9, 2009


Sources tell CBS News that President Obama plans to completely or almost completely fill Gen. Stanley McChrystal's request for 40,000 new combat troops in Afghanistan. The U.S. would have a total force of more than 100,000 there by the end of 2010 and a large force would remain there long-term.

Tonight, after months of conferences with top advisors, President Obama has settled on a new strategy for Afghanistan. CBS News correspondent David Martin reports that the president will send a lot more troops and plans to keep a large force there, long term.

The president still has more meetings scheduled on Afghanistan, but informed sources tell CBS News he intends to give Gen. Stanley McChrystal most, if not all, the additional troops he is asking for.

Special Report: Afghanistan

McChrystal wanted 40,000 and the president has tentatively decided to send four combat brigades plus thousands more support troops. A senior officer says "that's close to what [McChrystal] asked for." All the president's military advisers have recommended sending more troops.

But they also have warned that troops alone will not win the war unless Afghan President Hamid Karzai cleans up his government.

"He's got to take concrete steps to eliminate corruption," Adm. Michael Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said last week. "That means you have to rid yourself of those who are corrupt. You have to actually arrest and prosecute them."

The first combat troops would not arrive until early next year and it would be the end of 2010 before they were all there. That makes this Afghanistan surge very different from the Iraq surge, in which 30,000 troops descended on Baghdad and the surrounding area in just five months.

Fred Kagan of the American Enterprise Institute says a slow motion surge will produce slow motion results.

"If they're going to be sort of trickled in very slowly over the course of a year than it's unlikely to have a very decisive impact in the course of 2010," he said.

The buildup would be expected to last about four years, until McChrystal completes his plan for doubling the size of the Afghan army and police force.

With 68,000 Americans already there, the Afghan surge would mean there would be 100,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan by the end of the president's first term.

The president is not expected to announce his decision until after he returns from China the week before Thanksgiving.
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first they try to kill our military annd then they try to blame our military for their dying!

WAKE UP!!!!

THESE PEOPLE ARE THE MOST EVIL FORM OF CARBON BASED LIFE IN WORLD HISTORY!!!
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The process of elimination.

Since when has there been concern for the troopers, especialy so now.

Guini pigs at ground zero for nuclear testing, effects
Experimental drugs, effects..
Radiated rounds.
Agent Orange.ETC.ETC.

Sane could hit on each and every detail, but these are a few highlights.

The masters are not shedding tears, they are making profits and gaining controll. Thats it, we are numbers.









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Thanks for this, reposted on facebook.
Babylon-->Battycon-->Batikon-->Vatican

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Joan Mellen:
http://tabacco.blog-city.com/cia_invisible_government__the_men_who_killed_kennedy__not_le.htm

“They had to scat, and also there was the Domino Theory at the time, and that is if Fidel Castro continues, all the countries in Latin America are going to go the same way because there was just as much poverty and injustice in those countries certainly as there was in Cuba.

Let me just say that when we’re talking about the CIA during the time of the Kennedy assassination, we’re also talking about the CIA as an agency working for the Pentagon and the war machine, sponsoring the interests of the military, and in particular the Western interests of oil, helicopters, Halliburton and Brown & Root constitute themselves in 1962.  And the CIA is representing those interests. They’re running what President Truman said was a ‘Shadow Government’, helping the war machine.

We should start with President Eisenhower’s farewell address when he talks about the military-industrial complex, which is to be feared.”

Dwight David Eisenhower, former President of U. S. 1953-1961.

“We have been compelled to create a permanent armaments industry of vast proportions. Added tot his, three and a half million men and women are directly engaged in the defense establishment.  We annually spend on military security alone more than the net income of all United States corporations. Now this conjunction of an immense military establishment and a large arms industry is new in the American experience. 

The total influence, economic, political, even spiritual is felt in every city, every state house, every office of the federal government.  We recognize the imperative need for this development, yet we must not fail to comprehend its grave implications. Our toil, resources and livelihood are all involved.  So is the very structure of our society. In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought by the military-industrial complex.  The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist."


“And I also want to point to an op-ed piece, written by President Harry Truman a month after the Kennedy assassination when he says that,

‘The CIA has gotten out of control.  They’re operational; they’re running a 'Shadow Government’. Something has to be done to stop them.’

I think President Truman was saying they committed the Kennedy assassination without saying it in so many words.”
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http://www.peterdavidbeter.com/docs/all/dbal01.html

(snip)

During the Eisenhower regime, Nelson Rockefeller blossomed out
in all his glory. Eisenhower was grateful to the Rockefellers
for giving him the presidency--particularly Nelson Rockefeller's
uncle, Winthrop Aldrich, who made it very attractive for a large
proportion of Senator Robert Taft's delegation at the Republican
Convention in 1952 to switch to Eisenhower.

Ike's first act after inauguration was to give Nelson
Rockefeller a free hand in reorganizing the Executive Branch of
the government. Rockefeller moved with his entourage to his
estate at 2500 Foxhole Road in Washington, from which he ran the
government while Ike went around the country building his
reputation as a golfer. The only portion of the Executive Branch
that really aroused Nelson Rockefeller's enthusiasm, however, was
the Military, which he promptly recycled under one roof. Having
made sure through the U.N. and other means that America's ability
to truly defend itself was at an end, he named the reorganized
military complex the "Defense Department." He made its prime
function the sale of munitions and military hardware around the
world, and put at the head of each division the top salesman in
his field. Their job is to sell ever more of the dynasty's war
materiel, using field demonstrations, minor conflicts, and even
wars to help sell them. It is a competitive effort among the
several military branches with rewards going to the most
successful.

And so it is, my friends, that you have probably noticed a
major shift in the way our weapons systems are developed and
marketed over the past 25 years. It used to be that America
developed the best possible weapons for America, and for the most
part sold them off to other nations only as they were replaced by
newer and better ones for our own use. But nowadays the first
consideration for a new warplane, for example, is to beat the
bushes around the world to see how many other countries we can
sell them to, even while the warplane itself is still on the
drawing board. Needless to say, this leaves us without any real
secrets in many areas of our so-called defense; but it does make
a lot of money for Nelson Rockefeller and the rest of his
dynasty, which controls the major manufacturers of armaments in
America and abroad.
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Would someone like to explain where the "human corpses" come into play?  Were they American? Foriegn?  What's the scoop?
Deb in Lake City, FL