Skip to main content

tv   Documentary  RT  January 17, 2018 5:30am-6:01am EST

5:30 am
the concept of burning trash and war is not new it's as old as war itself the difference here was that this war was lasting for a decade and included tens of thousands of troops and personnel to support the invasion of iraq and the war in afghanistan. where they were leger ash and these huge open air heads. they burned everything creating this black plume of smoke that had been just bursting out now settling over these small the war to five cities. they think you can and you had people living in various right next to this whole people working right next to it if not working with it with no protection whatsoever. for receiving more blast and we're going to have to make it and say this was a catastrophe in the making. at
5:31 am
the start of the war in afghanistan. the military commanders on the ground realized that they had a big problem with the trash that was accumulating from the war each soldier was accumulating approximately nine pounds of trash a day on a battlefield they know what to do with it so they came up with the idea through centcom which is central command decided to create burn pits to burn the trash that was being accumulated. a purpose as were the military during the war collected all or waste in one central location and said as i bury no they decided to burn it and they burn everything there because we think i wanted to back. learn. why we would bring with human waste.
5:32 am
trash. plastic medical. supply. than. anything that they would in use anymore they would bring. a time baleful. body pipe. plastics chemicals paint batteries tires literally anything that could be disposed of the stronger. you know and it wouldn't be so. and then later that. there was a blue smoke and the he's looked like the san francisco fog the smell was extremely
5:33 am
toxic very very putrid it burn your eyes burn your throat burn your nose i mean it was just no. asti dirty stinky. some days the. concoction of the smell of the burn p.n.t. and the sewage pit would literally make you would drop you to your knees and you'd vomit i mean it was it was that bad you knew. there was no protection. and to get them in a gas mask but i wasn't. here. and i knew. there was more for nuclear biological chemical. i was never mandatory for us to. know safeguards were in place to protect the
5:34 am
soldiers dog as a matter of fact they they would build the seas burn pits sometimes within three hundred meters from from where the soldiers were were actually quartered behaves in the smoke drifted over to where our trailers were and just kind of hung all day all the time twenty four seven right about you know always smell the. plastic bird buildings you know or the wood you know bells. for me. is just really an offensive putrid kind of a smell it's very hard to describe because when it was mixed with the smell of the sewage be it was just all news just got awful your nose would burn your eyes would water your throat would burn during the course of the day you would you have to go and dust yourself your hair your clothing and with all the ashes that were falling
5:35 am
on us. now we never complained. it's like they say embrace the suck man. because to the work area we had initial briefing mother superior and we were told to keep an eye on are people that you're going to get for they call the iraqi crowd everybody gets sick for the first couple of weeks atrocious. but not without a doubt within a week people were falling out getting sick i really don't remember anybody questioning at that time. the health effects that it would i mean i certainly wasn't thinking about that and thinking they got it all control or here you know certainly our own people wouldn't be doing anything knowingly to poising us but that turns out to be you know. not the case. these personnel would be exposed to a toxic soup of chemicals released into the atmosphere plastics and styrofoam
5:36 am
metals chemicals from paints and solvents petroleum and lubricants jet fuel and on exploded ordinance medical and other dangerous waste. are supposed to bring clean air air is twenty one percent oxygen and seventy nine percent nitrogen with no air pollution are particles in the air and in particle air can trigger asthma and when you particles in an open air setting at low temperature at low heat it generates thousands times more particles than using a. burning particles particularly for burning carcinogens exposed as a person when they need it and hail it sniff it get it on their skin they get exposed to carcinogens which can cause cancer so burning with j.p. eight which is jet fuel low temperature will leases benzene which is
5:37 am
a carcinogen. i find it amazing that the military having a regulation for everything you can have any regulation in place. that operations and those burn pits that were created in iraq in afghanistan from two thousand and two to two thousand and nine burning without any regulation at all didn't have regulation where they would be built how they would be constructed they didn't do any soil samples before they built the berm pits they didn't do any plume samples after the burn pits were operational for many many years. after nine eleven i don't care they just wanted to keep on funding that i found here they. may wind up being mad and i. don't want to fight the war even now in here we can burn stereophile we can't burn anything in open air so why weren't they allowed. when the soldiers to do it personally within three days i could feel it like
5:38 am
something was wrong and it hit me real hard i went to search. for medication. and i bought it and for me it just wouldn't go away within fifteen days that i was there was even sicker i was pretty sick to hold a plane and when i came back and return back to the states i knew different and the something was wrong. and that became the o.p.o. battle of trying to figure out what was wrong and how bad it was going to be i started developing sinus problems me you know a lot of other guys me to get nasal sprays and stuff to try to alleviate that and i just had. sinus problems veterans were coming home they had stories to tell they came home they're experiencing all these health conditions they didn't know why these presumably very healthy men and women all of a sudden were walking around like old men and women not being able to run exercise
5:39 am
the way they could so they started writing about it. every day for the united states military it says ok that iraq exposed thousands of troops to toxic chemicals a mysterious illness is affecting veterans who were exposed to open burn pits which the u.s. military used in iraq and afghanistan to torch everything from batteries to body parts experts say the pouring out of these pits are toxic and dangerous so while troops may survive the battle they may also be poisoned. in september two thousand and four. i know it is. the v.a. clinic instead of seeing old caucasian men with meal chairs and oxygen who are in their eighty's. the entire composition of the waiting room changed. full of young women and men of all ethnicities and they're all in their twenty's back from their
5:40 am
first year long deployment in iraq. the typical service member came in with an inability to complete a two mile run within regulation time. most of them had already had a traditional work up for pulmonary disease including x. rays c.t. scans primary function testing all of these studies returned normal or near normal in almost every case. it was subtle because these service members complained of shortness of breath with exertion but their x. rays and pulmonary function tests indicated that they shouldn't have any disability at all that doctors were throwing up their hands and saying what would cause a twenty seven year all man to have the long. long journeys are a respiratory condition eighty five year old man and they started pointing to their
5:41 am
exposure to these burnt heads in the fail to realize that a lot of these guys and gals had been living around these pits for for their entire tour duty. can cough would go forward and then when you start bringing different colors some control. and general body weakness to just trial data how bad and good know. there had to be some explanation that led us to begin doing surgical lung biopsies to look for things that you might miss in conventional testing. mats geysers financial survival guide liquid those that you can burn in zigzags point usually. to keep it. i know as the to mean to a pleasure to watch guys record
5:42 am
. when lawmakers manufacture consent to instant of public wealth. when the ruling classes project themselves. with the financial merry go round lifts only the one percent of. the time to ignore middle of the room signals. tomorrow morning real news group the world. the two thousand and eight economic crisis turns some countries into pigs these are the countries with we can recall them is that needed austerity policies if you are in a situation of low bloat even the recession austerity is a very bad idea it doesn't work and it makes millions of people very unhappy those
5:43 am
who are unemployed see their wages decline off to almost a decade how good are the results you saw all of the new york city's welcome by the people gathered in which to watch the old beat people with your daughter june. traded be in full view she thought clement was i mean to for legal. challenge must be more than this she did not was always think they see something and on it was while the same measures still in place to one of the consequences to weaken blue bird flu this movie will first be one of those was the truth the consider this is the consequences are actually quite acceptable to the decision maker. what he found was a series of veterans who had. a q lung disease acute
5:44 am
being area first of all. lung injury that he was able to find through long biopsies what he found with these tiny little holes these terrorists and their long tissue he saw nothing of these veterans to come to his own conclusion that they could have only got this from a toxic exposure. to produce his career looking for this problem and he was able to discover it and the diagnosis was constrictor prophylactics in english it's a small airways disease so the lining of your loans are destroyed if you have a perfectly healthy young soldier. goes over to iraq and afghanistan and congress back with construction project when this that's really a big concern are were clearly implicated in. an increased incidence of lung
5:45 am
disease associated with deployment. video deede decided they were going to send any more veterans his way anymore. i think dr miller's research and his study is a perfect example of of the v.a. . trying to avoid the issue and trying trying not to have to pay the compensations to veterans. that they deserve he has the proof he has everything near and they still will not even address his research. there were many people in that apartment or defense that couldn't accept these findings in you could speculate that they couldn't expect be that they couldn't accept these findings because of the potential broader implication the idea that maybe there was a new agent orange think things. this deployment the government is looking down the
5:46 am
road at billions of dollars in health care costs that they will be responsible for and i believe that they're doing everything they can to fav that off. the comments of the foreign press are causing ls along the soldiers this is a new disease we call this iraq afghanistan war long injury some of the more severe cases entail that all the positives of long so and his aim while the factorial
5:47 am
exposure to the symptoms or anywhere from from respiratory issues some mild to severe to rare forms of cancers leukemias it's a wide range of symptoms that people are experience and if you really look into it and do the research you can make these symptoms directly to the burn pits my diagnosis is one that started out as you know i had sinus plasma psycho much if you can say that in one word which is a four point four centimeter tumor right here in my head that started out as a solitary plasma site toma was biopsied and found to be that. will automatically flip down which to me tell you have a tumor in your head underneath your brain ah you want to know. what's going on with that and i didn't. no anything about this burn pit exposure thing or nothing
5:48 am
until after my diagnosis. so the first thing i did was i ran to the internet and i started researching this particular issue and it kept coming back to the same thing what causes plasmas i told toxic exposure. when he first on got back i mean he was healthy he was out the it was prolly not even less after. a year that he came back they started on the tonsils and got swollen and he. and he would delete and he would believe from his mouth. i would have chunks of tissue come out of his mind and he was spit it out and i believe it was two days a day after christmas when he was on told that he lists cancerous i was
5:49 am
really really ill. discuss leo. was vomiting feces and everything else and that when they took out the gallbladder just to be safe when they went in there to remove the gall bladder they took a biopsy of the tumor that was blocking my lower bowel and then to be a little mccants. as you know beau biden vice president biden's son served in the military and served in iraq and he was imperfect health shortly after we have home within nine months he started getting sick he had a brain tumor. and he eventually died from the brain tumor the same type of brain tumor that many of the soldiers that are sick from the permits are complaining about same type of cancer there's a lot of circumstantial evidence that points to you know his death may have been caused from the. it's.
5:50 am
good. but. it just didn't make sense it didn't make sense that my young healthy husband had cancer and then it turned out there were two types of cancer how is it not the burn pits is not a type of cancer for a young twenty seven year old guy to have because first he didn't smoke he never smoked he's not a drinker. usually that's the type of cancer that older gentleman who smoked for a long period of their lives should tobacco or drink the doctor he said it was chemical exposure. our troops are healthy or they don't go. in they're coming back
5:51 am
in there not a lot of more healthy anymore. it's a challenge but for other people it's it's been down. turns out the military knew all along. that this toxic exposure could very well her the troops living by these burn pits lieutenant colonel curtis in two thousand and six had written a memo saying the pollution there was dangerous that that it would be causing health hazards to live and work near the pits that it was completely buried its own calm no one no one took it seriously deborah they never addressed his issues soldiers on the ground had no idea about colonel curtis's findings and his concern was never shared with anybody remember which is completely their. they knew about this in the continue to free can do it. even
5:52 am
though would you do that we all willingly accept the real. being shot we've. taken prisoner. but none of us signed up to be. poisoned by our own people. there was a complete denial i think at all levels of government that there was any connection between burn pits and what these brave soldiers were suffering from clearly the cat was out of the bag the two thousand and six memo had basically said that the military was aware that the pollution levels around the pits were at an unsafe unhealthy level now they deal with the after them and always told wished attempted to downplay it they have their own study. commissioned in two thousand and eleven
5:53 am
with the institutes of health and medicine that study had said that they could not find. a connection between the pollution levels around the pits and the health effects that the veterans were experiencing. those studies which were very in-depth did not identify an increased risk of respiratory symptoms or disease at locations with burn pits as opposed to no burn pits. the army did their own study and years later and it was it was completely flawed for several reasons one it only studied one burn pit out of two hundred seventy three that were located in iraq and afghanistan they didn't have prior plume samples because it was done done the whole study was a complete. fraud. test for snow and all. new york in july. you may not find snow in albany new york.
5:54 am
but that does not mean that it does not snow in albany new york if you send out monitors when. you may not be taxed burning trash the monitors are too far away from the burnings you may not attack a part of if you don't put in a monitor until after the burning stuff you may not detect burning any common sense tells you there was a lot of bad there. is no. what you see. all around the globe. holds true.
5:55 am
the world's finest people building. the company. the waste management responsibilities were part of a contract that was held by kellogg brown and root which was a subsidiary of halliburton the company once run by dick cheney vice president dick cheney during the bush years the story about how how bird and take your got these no bid contracts really has not come to light enough i know from some depositions testimony and some of the litigation of involved in the or contract was allegedly negotiated over a couple hours over the phone for a multibillion dollar contract worth k.b.r. was the only company that was allowed to actually get it.
5:56 am
are the mainstream media intentionally gaslighting the public against president donald trump the reverse appears to be equally true trump does with style gaslight the media what kind of body politic is this creating has the us become a collection of hysterical drama queens. going to have a return of this indulgence system where people will pay the technology lords the technology. huge bucks to keep them out of hell and hell will be technologically created in your mind by serving a one thousand year prison term so ya they bill gates the world or jeff bezos or the google twins or the winklevoss guys also actually be sitting there i think gates of hell except for the three headed dog of war and they'll say give us a billion dollars of crypto coins are going to send you to a sousing years of hell and back to medieval times unfortunately they like men is now over.
5:57 am
young children who've worked in bolivia for generations almost three quarters of a million doing so today. this culture led to the development of bolivia's new liberal and highly controversial children's code in two thousand and fourteen which gave children as young as ten the right to work under certain circumstances but there's a new thing this. is all new. eat one of them without the end of. anything from the things years. but there are hundreds of thousands of children in bolivia operating completely
5:58 am
outside the. mining work is strictly forbidden by the children but it's never enforced and that means the school boy minus the continued risking their lives for the money they need to survive on. from the roof. and from from. from . it's rather sad. from what i saw. i know that i'm in a lot of trouble there are rather tough but i work for them to kidnap.
5:59 am
me. only if i let them but when i got in there you can and keep an eye on what i don't lose each other across all of that and it never. worked out and i want my machine but also. the large. numbers of well behaved a lot of. me. get this whole fool place choice where the i knew where you're from and hey i think charmin serious said larry bird is yards away. from my last five and then after that i will fuck around with mr if that for jim and lawyer but i hope that our family for. the money.
6:00 am
back to. canada hosts western allies of the nine hundred fifty s. korean war to discuss the current crisis on the peninsula but with the absence of russia china and north korea itself the proposed solutions appear limited. the pressure campaign to continue to intensify that pressure just good to include cutting off diplomatic ties with north korea and the specter of russian meddling returns a number of influential us democrats claim the kremlin is behind whistleblower. chelsea manning's decision to run for the senate. what goes up must come down cryptocurrency is a double digit losses in the past twenty four hours and with global talk of potential regulation of the news money.


info Stream Only

Uploaded by TV Archive on