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  Gulf War Syndrome - Gulf War Syndrome Symptoms And Information
Gulf War Syndrome (GWS), which is also known as "Desert Storm Diseases" or simply "Gulf War Veterans Illnesses", is a collection of symptoms reported by veterans (and civilians like press and government employees) of the first Gulf war since August 1990.
In the study Gulf war syndrome was compared to chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, multiple chemical sensitivities and other similar illnesses to determine if the current definition for those illnesses could adequately describe Gulf war syndrome.
Although there is little research involving this chemical in gulf war veterans, it is possible or even probably that it contributed to the symptoms experienced by veterans.
www.ei-resource.org /gulfwar.asp   (3142 words)

  The Unseen Gulf War by Peter Turnley - The Digital Journalist
As we approach the likelihood of a new Gulf War, I have an idea and it occurs to me that the Digital Journalist may be the place for it.
I was in the Gulf for many weeks as the build-up of troops took place, and then sat out the "air war", and flew from Paris to Riyadh as soon as the ground war began.
War is at best a necessary evil, and I am certain that anyone that feels differently has never experienced or been in it.
www.digitaljournalist.org /issue0212/pt_intro.html   (703 words)

 TOXLAW.com - GULF WAR SYNDROME CHATBOARD - The TOXLAW.com Gulf War Syndrome Chatboard is dedicated to toxic tort ...
TOXLAW.com - GULF WAR SYNDROME CHATBOARD - The TOXLAW.com Gulf War Syndrome Chatboard is dedicated to toxic tort litigation involving Gulf War Syndrome and related Gulf War Syndrome exposure claims and litigation.
Re: Gulf War Syndrome poisoning by THIMEROSAL in VACCINES, 10/24/04, by Dr.Pondthegrass.
Re: Gulf War Syndrome poisoning by THIMEROSAL in VACCINES, 11/21/04, by DD.
toxlaw.com /chatboards/gulfwar   (170 words)

 Gulf War Illness
Persian Gulf War veterans say the mystery of missing paperwork shows why the investigation of Gulf War illnesses should be taken away from the Department of Defense.
The federal government is treating Persian Gulf War veterans wounded by radioactive shrapnel as guinea pigs, the Army's former top researcher on depleted uranium told a gathering of Gulf War veterans this weekend.
Persian Gulf War veterans this weekend got something they have waited six years for - an apology from a government official for the way their mysterious illnesses have been handled.
www.militaryreporter.org /gwi.html   (1196 words)

 Crimes Of War Project > The Book
Nonetheless, for these attacks to constitute war crimes, it must first be proven either that Iraq intentionally targeted the civilian centers in order to attack civilians directly or else failed to take measures to insure that military objectives were targeted.
During the Gulf War, Iraq released millions of liters of crude oil into the Persian Gulf in an attempt to undermine seawater desalination plants that were being used by coalition forces.
Though captured journalists were treated as prisoners of war, in accordance with Article 4 of the Third Geneva Convention, Iraq generally failed to acknowledge holding them until their release, in violation of the rules of war.
www.crimesofwar.org /thebook/gulf-war.html   (2240 words)

 Gulf War and Health: Volume 4. Health Effects of Serving in the Gulf War
In 1998, in response to the growing concerns that many returning Gulf War veterans began reporting numerous health problems that they believed to be associated with their service in the Persian Gulf, Congress passed two laws which directed the Secretary...
In 1998, in response to the growing concerns that many returning Gulf War veterans began reporting numerous health problems that they believed to be associated with their service in the Persian Gulf, Congress passed two laws which directed the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to enter into a contract with the National Academy of Sciences.
Gulf War and Health Volume 4: Health Effects of Serving in the Gulf War summarizes in one place the current status of health effects in veterans deployed to the Persian Gulf irrespective of exposure information.
books.nap.edu /catalog/11729.html   (522 words)

 GP Guide -- Gulf War Illness
This 17th hearing focused on the Persian Gulf War Illnesses examines the long road to credibility for sick veterans, as well as the status and future directions of Gulf War research.
Gulf War Illnesses: Similarities and Differences Among Countries in Chemical and Biological Threat Assessment and Veterans Health Status.
This 11th hearing held on the topic of illness of Persian Gulf veterans features testimonies from scientists, government officials, representatives of veterans organizations, and veterans themselves seeking answers to the origin and treatment of unexplained illness present in some individuals who served in the Gulf War.
www.wiu.edu /library/govpubs/guides/gulfwar.htm   (800 words)

  BBC NEWS | Health | Doubt on Gulf War chemical claim
Gulf War veterans suffering mystery illnesses after returning from the 1991 conflict were probably not poisoned by pesticides, researchers have said.
The Bristol researchers did not examine Gulf War veterans directly, looking instead at a group of older women who were unlikely to have had any contact with organophosphates during their working lives.
The researchers said this meant that, although they could not rule out organophosphate poisoning in Gulf War veterans, a different as-yet-unknown toxin at home in the UK was more likely to be responsible.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/health/6197587.stm   (564 words)

  Gulf War
War fought between Iraq and allies of Kuwait, from January 16 to February 28, 1991, lasting 44 days altogether.
More than any previous war, this war was fought on two very different fronts: in addition to the war field itself, it was fought in the media.
The war also resulted in heavy environmental catastrophes in the Persian Gulf, and the beginning of an internal independence fight in Iraq, as well as years of dwindling economic and humanitarian conditions inside Iraq.
lexicorient.com /e.o/gulfwar.htm   (2086 words)

 Gulf War
Gulf War and Persian Gulf War are the most common terms for the conflict used within the Western countries.
According to "Gulf War Air Power Survey" by Thomas A. Keaney and Eliot A. Cohen, (a report commissioned by the U.S. Air Force; 1993-ISBN 0-16-041950-6), there were an estimated 10-12,000 Iraqi combat deaths in the air campaign and as many as 10,000 casualties in the ground war.
The Persian Gulf War was a heavily televised war.
www.brainyencyclopedia.com /encyclopedia/g/gu/gulf_war.html   (9392 words)

 Military.com Resources
Millions of Americans were glued to their television sets as CNN broadcast images of the air attack in Baghdad -- the beginning of the first "live" television war.
Still, the war was not without controversy -- friendly fire accounted for almost a third of the over 200 Americans killed, raising doubts about the advances in military technology.
Gulf War veterans are entitled to health benefits if they are suffering from this condition.
www.military.com /Resources/HistorySubmittedFileView?file=history_gulfwar.htm   (655 words)

 Persian Gulf Wars — Infoplease.com
Subsequently, much of the intelligence used to justify the war was criticized as faulty by U.S. and British investigative bodies, and the U.S.-led occupation forces struggled into 2006 with Iraqi and Islamic insurgencies and sectarian violence that military and civilian planners had failed to foresee.
The Persian Gulf War (Jan. 16, 1991–April 6, 1991) - The Persian Gulf War (Jan. 16, 1991–April 6, 1991) 1990 Iraq invades its tiny neighbor,...
Reaction of Vietnam veterans to the Persian Gulf War.
www.infoplease.com /ce6/history/A0838511.html   (1366 words)

 AlterNet: Gulf War Lite
In fact, the war is simply a continuation of the "regime change" policy of over 10 years' standing -- except that in the post-9/11 world the government believes that it can get away with anything by invoking terrorism as a threat.
This war is not about minor domestic squabbles between Democrats and Republicans, but about a very ugly New World Order, in which innocents in the Middle East, Central Asia and in the United States pay for the imperial dreams of an increasingly detached American elite.
War on Iraq: The car bomb has proven globally to be an almost invincible weapon of the ill-armed and underfunded, as well as the one weapon of mass destruction that the Bush administration has totally ignored.
www.alternet.org /story/13749   (1989 words)

 Gulf War
Gulf War: Excerpts from Alex and Mary's Diary - A chronology of the main events in Iraq's confrontation with the UN since 1991 Gulf War.
Gulf War Veterans of Wisconsin - An organization to inform and assist vets from Wisconsin.
PBS Frontline: The Gulf War - An in-depth examination of the Gulf War.
www.ability.org.uk /gulfwar.html   (1489 words)

 Gulf War Syndrome
If it could be demonstrated that Gulf War veterans are suffering from the effects of chemical or biological weapons, they might have grounds for some restitution from the United States government, or perhaps the Iraqi government.
Gulf War Syndrome as a seperate disease, or set of symptoms with a common cause appears to be a myth.
But, now we are asked, by the war's opponents, to believe in a mystery weapon so ingenious, it took years to even be discovered, and seems to strike randomly affecting only a tiny fraction of those exposed.
www.biofact.com /gulf   (1912 words)

 Gulf War Health
These symptoms were indeed more common in Gulf War veterans, but have been seen in every war in which the United States has participated.
The majority of symptoms seen after the first Gulf War were due to a specific exposure that has yet to be discovered (e.g., an undiagnosed infection, low levels of nerve gas).
Returning Iraqi War veterans have been exposed to a war with greater numbers of combat and civilian casualties, longer periods of intense fighting and bombings, fear of surprise attacks and ambushes, lack of sleep, harsh weather conditions, and knowledge of the lack of international support and frequent war protests.
www.med.umich.edu /gulfwarhealth   (851 words)

 frontline: the gulf war | PBS
of "The Gulf War," on January 9, 1996.
Marking the fifth anniversary of the war with Iraq, FRONTLINE investigates what really happened during the invasion of Kuwait, the months of diplomatic maneuvering, the air war and ground assault, and the post-war rebellion inside Iraq.
The two-hour episodes are built around dozens of interviews with key political and military leaders in the U.S., its allies, and Iraq, as well as soldiers on both sides of the front line.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/pages/frontline/gulf   (205 words)

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The Persian Gulf War of 1991--from January 16 to February 28--was fought to expel Iraq and restore Kuwaiti independence.
After the war, Secretary of State James Baker undertook several trips to the Middle East in an effort that resulted of an international conference on Arab-Israel peace jointly sponsored by the United States and the Soviet Union in Madrid in October 1991.
As a whole, the battles of the ground war showed that American military maneuverability clearly outclassed the plodding tactics of the Iraqis, who emphasized pitched engagements and linear movements as they had been taught by their Soviet advisers.
www.cryan.com /war   (1416 words)

 Gulf War Metaphor, Part I, George Lakoff   (Site not responding. Last check: )
This paper was presented on January 30, 1991 in the midst of the Gulf War to an audience at Alumni House on the campus of the University of California at Berkeley.
For example, a decision to go to war might be seen as a form of cost -benefit analysis, where war is justified when the costs of going to war are less than the costs of not going to war.
Karl von Clausewitz was a Prussian general whose views on war became dominant in American foreign policy circles during the Vietnam War, when they were seen as a way to rationally limit the use of war as an instrument of foreign policy.
lists.village.virginia.edu /sixties/HTML_docs/Texts/Scholarly/Lakoff_Gulf_Metaphor_1.html   (3421 words)

 Gulf War syndrome
Gulf War syndrome describes a wide spectrum of illnesses and symptoms ranging from asthma to sexual dysfunction that have been reported by U.S. and U.S. allied soldiers who served in the Persian Gulf War in 1990-1991.
Until there is a clear definition of the disease, diagnosis is primarily an exercise in identifying those Gulf War veterans who have undefined illness in an effort to learn more about them and their symptoms.
The key to working successfully with people living their lives with Gulf War syndrome is long-term, ongoing care, whether it be hypnotherapy, acupuncture, homeopathy, nutrition, vitamin/mineral therapy, or bodywork.
www.healthatoz.com /healthatoz/Atoz/ency/gulf_war_syndrome.jsp   (1385 words)

 Captain Joyce Riley : Gulf War Syndrome
Part of the cover-up involved with Gulf War syndrome is also meant to conceal the fact that President Bush and other members of his administration held stock in some of the biotech companies that produced the biological weapons used against U.S. troops and shipped to Iraq.
Some Gulf War veterans have called me and have said that they are bleeding from every part of their body.
I was in Connecticut doing a radio show on the Gulf War issue, and I was taking a break for a commercial, when all of a sudden CBS radio comes over the main feed and says, "the Gulf War illness is found to be helped by the antibiotic Doxycycline." I couldn't believe it.
www.all-natural.com /riley.html   (9007 words)

 Gulf War Illness Research
Gulf War Syndrome or Gulf War Illness has been used to describe a collection of chronic signs and symptoms reported by U.S., British, Canadian, Czech, Danish, Saudi, Egyptian, Australian and other Coalition Armed Forces that were deployed to Operation Desert Storm in 1991.
Although there is not yet a case definition for Gulf War Illness, the chronic signs and symptoms loosely fit the clinical criteria for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and/or Fibromyalgia Syndrome.
Gulf War veterans: Evidence for chromosomal alterations and their significance by J. Nigs and G.L. Nicolson, J. Chronic Fatigue Syndr.
www.immed.org /illness/gulfwar_illness_research.html   (1261 words)

 Gulf War Syndrome: Online Reference For Health Concerns
War syndrome (GWS), affecting a number of men and women who served in the Persian Gulf War, represents a group of medical and psychological complaints, including fatigue, respiratory illness, muscular pain, spasms, skin rash, memory loss, dizziness, peripheral numbness, and sleep disturbances.
Whether Gulf War personnel have an increased incidence of infants born with birth defects compared to nondeployed personnel is unclear.
Some affirm that birth defects are not alarmingly disproportionate among Gulf War veterans; others angrily argue that the incidence is much higher than among the nonmilitary population, with some incidences of infantile defect not being appropriately recorded.
www.lef.org /protocols/prtcl-143.shtml   (2318 words)

 The Gulf War (Harpers.org)
In fact, the report said that Iraq had been six to 24 months away from developing the bomb prior to the Gulf War and the subsequent weapons inspections but that there was no evidence that Iraq had retained the physical capability to develop nuclear weapons now.
Police arrested a Gulf War veteran and his teenage Jamaican sidekick in the Washington sniper case, ending a media frenzy that included a request by CNN to interview actors from the CBS series “Crime Scene Investigation.” Lengthy footage was broadcast of a tree stump being dug up and hauled away.
It is part of War, which is part of Human Endeavor, which is part of Connections, which is part of Harpers.org.
www.harpers.org /GulfWar.html   (691 words)

 DefenseLINK: Information Paper - Anthrax Vaccine and the Gulf War   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Defense Department and medical experts do not believe the illnesses reported by some Gulf War veterans were the result of the vaccine given during the war.
The Presidential Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veteran's Illnesses concluded that it is unlikely that health effects reported by Gulf War Veterans today are the result of exposure to the anthrax vaccine used alone or in combination with the botulinum toxoid vaccine.
It is widely believed in medical circles that the multiple vaccines given to all military personnel who served in the Gulf area are not the source of illnesses in some Gulf War veterans.
www.defenselink.mil /other_info/gulfwar.html   (396 words)

 The Gulf War
Although Israeli forces were prepared to participate in the Gulf War, they did not because the United States asked them not to.
A U.N. committee dealing with reparation claims against Iraq dating to the 1991 Gulf War approved more than $31 million to be paid to Israeli businesses and individuals.
Arafat's enthusiasm for Hussein was undaunted by the outcome of the war.
www.us-israel.org /jsource/History/Gulf_War.html   (2505 words)

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