Deaths of Americans in a foreign land, violent protests at home, draft-card burning, a hasty and humiliating withdrawal from Saigon, veterans still suffering to this day — these and other tragedies were and are the result of the Vietnam war. Perhaps the only good thing that came out of it was it pressured Johnson to decline to run for another term as president.
The war has been over for decades. In fact, the US and the united country of Vietnam enjoy cordial relations. Tourists take trips there. But the veterans still suffer — and to make matters worse, evidence supports the theory that their children and grandchildren will, too. This future suffering connects to the defoliant “Agent Orange,” and has a name — the “Agent Orange Curse.”
What’s the “Agent Orange curse?” True story: As veterans of the Vietnam war die off from cancer and other diseases and disorders they got from the incredibly toxic defoliant Agent Orange, the nightmare is not over, because research is revealing their children and grandchildren, who were never exposed to the pesticide, have birth defects that were passed on through their parents and grandparent’s affected genes. That’s the Agent Orange curse, and it can cause much more detriment than cancer, as if that weren’t enough, including heart disease, fibromyalgia, arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, spinal problems, autism, and birth defects like missing limbs, extra limbs, malformed limbs, speech difficulties, cleft lip palate, crooked fingers and webbed toes.
Now that is one awful list of ailments. Imagine the horror not only veterans but their children as well must experience when they realize that they may pass on to their children the propensity to experience these birth defects in their offspring — all because Dad was exposed to Agent Orange when he served in Vietnam.
So what is the response of the VA to all of this?
For decades now, the VA and the military have relied on one chemical-industry shill’s assessment of whether Agent Orange caused health detriment to our veterans. A man by the name of Alvin L. Young headed up a government sanctioned plan to destroy evidence of any connection between aircrafts that spread agent orange and veteran’s sicknesses, and to ward off journalists that ask questions through their investigations.
Young functions as a “consultant” and an “expert” on herbicides who guides the stance of the military and U.S. Department of Veterans in their mass denial of benefits and compensation to the thousands of suffering soldiers, and now their children and grandchildren too.
That’s one way to reduce the amount of money the government spends on benefits — deny that our veterans are entitled to them. Of course, if these accusations are true, it’s a despicable way to cut costs.
Young’s claim for decades? Few veterans were exposed and the doses were too small to harm them. He has said on record that some vets are just “freeloaders” who are making up ailments to “cash in” on the VA’s compensation program. The VA repeatedly cites Young’s work as if it is the “be-all end-all” scientific conclusion to every case brought to them, saving the government millions, if not billions of dollars, while all these soldiers, their kids, and their grandkids suffer and go broke trying to pay their medical care bills.
Now, frustrated veterans, top government officials and respected scientists contend that Young’s self-labeled “investigations” are without merit, omit key facts, and worse yet, were funded by none other than Monsanto Co. and Dow Chemical Co.–the actual manufacturers of agent orange.
Isn’t that interesting? Could it be that Monsanto and Dow are doing some “preventative damage control?” Could you imagine the costs of paying settlements to these veterans and their children as the result of litigation holding those companies responsible for producing such a hideous product?
That is all bad enough, but it could be that the rest of us — those who never served in Vietnam and had no relatives who did so — will still suffer from Agent Orange.
GMO food delivers a small amount of Agent Orange ingredients into your blood and mutates your cells over time. How long that mutation of cells takes to overwhelm one of your vital organs, or strangulate your lungs or your brain is just a matter of how much of it you eat, how often, and for how long. Glyphosate is now regularly sprayed on conventional crops like wheat and sugar cane as a drying agent. Glyphosate, which makes up about 50% of the Roundup herbicide, has been proven through vigorous laboratory research to cause horrific tumors and other cancers in laboratory animals.
Most genetically engineered foods like corn, soy, and canola contain some of the same herbicide ingredients as agent orange, namely glyphosate and dioxin. Do you and your children eat “agent orange” corn and soy? These popular GM foods are made and sprayed by Monsanto and Dow Chemical, don’t you know?
We are at a time when we have really no choice but to take responsibility for our own health. Perhaps that’s the way it should always have been, but it would be nice to have some confidence that these hugely expensive federal agencies that are supposedly looking out for our health at least had some integrity, if riddled with typical government incompetence. Instead we’re left with the sick joke, “I’m from the government and I’m here to help you.”
Source: Natural News
Photo: Veterans Today