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Re: [casi] Why do we need evidence... ?

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I was just trying to think of who that quote was from.  Smedley Butler.  Good stuff.  The term 
"shoddy workmanship" dates back to profiteering during the American Civil War.  Here's an example 
of profiteering during the first Bush War...
>>There is no doubt that the panic generated by the false “War on Terror” is already being used to 
>coerce people into accepting “preventative medical treatment”, that in a more sane world they 
>would instantly refuse. Most profitable by far for the pharmaceutical multinationals backing the 
>Bush Dynasty, are inoculations forced onto service men and women by legislation. Taking the 
>dreaded “Anthrax Shots” as an example, the manufacturer makes a net profit of $18.00 out of every 
>single individual, a figure that has to be multiplied by 2.4 million to get a true feel for 
>multinational profit margins.
            It is a harsh fact that the Anthrax vaccine being forcibly administered to service men 
and women today, is the same as that included in the deadly Gulf War “cocktail” inoculations of 
1990-1991. This has no meaning whatever for politicians who habitually bend forward over a desk 
when their masters approach from behind, but it might have some meaning for you. In the event that 
the multinationals manage to spark a “civil emergency” somewhere near your own home, be advised 
that you too will be forced to accept exactly the same untested but hugely profitable vaccine as 
military personnel bound for the Persian Gulf.
            The direct relationship between the Anthrax shots of today and the “cocktail” of 
yesterday is deeply troubling, and is the prime reason for reviving, editing, and adding to this 
1995 report. You might find part of the text disturbing, which is probably a very good thing. It is 
difficult to protect your family from government-induced harm if you are not completely alert.
            “During late 1995, devastating new evidence on Gulf War Syndrome was released, 
providing undeniable hard scientific proof for those who have long suspected that Gulf veterans are 
suffering short and long-term effects of unproven anti-bacteriological warfare inoculations and 
anti-nerve gas tablets, forcibly administered by U.S. Army doctors in Saudi Arabia.
            With thousands of U.S. veterans suffering from Gulf War Syndrome, it came as no 
surprise to learn in October 1995 that several hundred British veterans were suffering in the same 
way, with three to five new cases being reported every week. Like their U.S. counterparts, most 
were puzzled by the origins of the disease, which they initially attributed to oil-laden smoke in 
Kuwait, toxic dust from depleted uranium rounds fired by U.S. weapons, and possible contamination 
from expended Iraqi chemical shells in the area, fired before the Gulf War commenced.
            In a startling break with tradition, one British military doctor stated that in her 
view, 99% of the problems could be sourced back to the anti-bacteriological warfare "cocktail" 
inoculations, and anti-nerve gas tablets forcibly administered to military personnel in the Gulf 
region at that time. In an October 1995 broadcast of the ITN TV World News from London, she further 
explained that all British military personnel had been provided with the same untested and unproven 
drugs as the Americans, from U.S. medical sources. To reinforce the point, the doctor explained 
that the number of British personnel suffering symptoms correlated exactly on a per capita basis 
with U.S. personnel. It was a controversial claim, but apparently lacking in substance.
            Shattering confirmation came eleven hours later, when Australian Channel 10 television 
carried exactly the same story at 5 p.m., but with an extra piece tagged onto the end. The extra 
piece claimed that French military personnel in the Gulf region, numbering the same as the British 
contingent, had been prevented from taking the "cocktails" and tablets on the direct orders of the 
French Commander-in-Chief. The story claimed that since the end of the Gulf War, not a single 
member of the French military has suffered from Gulf War Syndrome, or reported any of its symptoms. 
One hour later at 6 p.m. when the other Australian television networks ran their news broadcasts, 
the awesome story with its stunning proof had vanished from sight. Nor was it reported in the 
Australian newspapers.<<

>>I want you to think about something. Bush claims we are going to "Liberate" Iraq. Now, when the 
>US liberated France in WW2, we didn't need to station troops in every single town and village to 
>occupy France. The French people welcomed the arriving US forces. In stating that 350,000 troops 
>will be needed to garrison every single Iraqi town and village, the US is admitting that the Iraqi 
>people do not see this operation as liberation and are not expected to welcome the US troops. <<

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