Showing posts with label human experimentation. Show all posts
Showing posts with label human experimentation. Show all posts

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Drugging Troops:Current increase in suicides is not a coincidence

You know how Wounded Times has been screaming for change along with people being held accountable for military suicides. You know how I used news reports to track down the under-reported truth about what has been going on. Billions spent on Comprehensive Soldier Fitness but Congress kept paying for it no matter what this did to the troops.

No matter what was happening to them, no one had to pay the price but them and their families.

Well, it looks like THE WARRIOR SAW SUICIDES AFTER WAR was only part of the problem.

“We have never drugged our troops to this extent and the current increase in suicides is not a coincidence.

“Why hasn’t psychiatry in the military been relieved of command of Mental Health Services?

“In any other command position in the military, there would have been a change in leadership.”

– Lt. Col. Bart Billings, Clinical Psychologist U.S. Army Reserve, Ret.

Today, with militaries of the world awash in psychiatry and psychiatric drugs, 23 soldiers and veterans are committing suicide every day. Psychiatrists say we need more psychiatry.

But should we trust them?

Or is psychiatry the hidden enemy?

Featuring interviews with over 80 soldiers and experts, this penetrating documentary shatters the fa├žade to reveal the real culprits who are destroying our world’s militaries from within.

The most dangerous enemy is the one you never suspect…
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From the 50's to the 70's experiments have been used on the troops. "Even though they knew the dangers" about LSD, but the UK and the US used it and as for the Soviets, "God knows what" and they have been doing experiments ever since.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Lawsuit seeks to uncover military’s experimentation mystery

Class-action suit efforts to uncover military’s experimentation mystery
The News and Observer
Published: October 11, 2012

RALEIGH, N.C.—A North Carolina’s man’s quest to learn how the military had experimented on him in the 1960s has turned into a class-action lawsuit for as many as 100,000 veterans the government used to test hundreds of different drugs, chemicals and biological agents over more than 50 years.

U.S. District Judge Claudia Wilken in the Northern District of California last week said the case could go ahead on behalf of any current or former service members who were subjected to chemical or biological testing without their informed consent. The government has said as many as 100,000 people were used for such testing between 1922 and 1975, when the military says it halted human experimentation.

The suit seeks to lift the oath of secrecy soldiers say they swore about what they went through, and asks the court to compel the government to provide the health care it promised subjects when they participated in the tests. It does not ask for monetary damages because the government is immune from most damage claims brought by military personnel.
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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Veterans Win Further Discovery in CIA 'Guinea Pig' Case

Veterans Win Further Discovery in CIA 'Guinea Pig' Case
(CN) - The Department of Veterans Affairs must disclose certain documents that a class of veterans hopes will prove they were used as guinea pigs by the CIA in Cold War-era drug experiments, a federal judge ruled.

Vietnam Veterans of America filed a class action against the U.S. government in 2009, claiming that at least 7,800 soldiers had been used as guinea pigs in Project Paperclip. The experiments were allegedly conducted at the Baltimore-area Edgewood Arsenal.

Soldiers were allegedly administered at least 250 and as many as 400 types of drugs, among them Sarin, one of the most deadly drugs known, amphetamines, barbiturates, mustard gas, phosgene gas and LSD.

Using tactics it often attributed to the Soviet enemy, the U.S. government sought drugs to control human behavior, cause confusion, promote weakness or temporary loss of hearing and vision, induce hypnosis and enhance a person's ability to withstand torture, according to the complaint.

The veterans say that some soldiers died, and others suffered seizures and paranoia.

They say the CIA knew it had to conceal the tests from "enemy forces" and the "American public in general" because the knowledge "would have serious repercussions in political and diplomatic circles and would be detrimental to the accomplishment of its mission."
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Thursday, April 30, 2009

Government injecting veterans with cocaine for drug addiction research?

Government injecting veterans with cocaine for drug addiction research
By: Bill Myers
Examiner Staff Writer
04/29/09 9:05 PM
Drug-addicted veterans are being injected with cocaine by researchers at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in taxpayer-funded studies, The Examiner has learned.

The study subjects are being given the injections as part of a search for medicines that researchers hope will block cocaine absorption in the body, said Timothy O’Leary, the VA’s acting director of research and development.

All the subjects were recruited because they were addicted to cocaine, O’Leary said. About 40 volunteers — most of them veterans — are being given injections at VA labs in Kansas City and San Antonio, he added.

Hundreds of veterans have apparently been used as human subjects in the past decade, according to records and interviews with officials.

The VA has handed over several other abstracts from studies over the past decade, and O’Leary said his agency has been conducting such research for at least 25 years.

O’Leary said that the subjects’ safety was paramount. But documents of a decade-old study that tested morphine on veterans found nearly 800 “adverse events” from anorexia to heart tremors.
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Government injecting veterans with cocaine for drug addiction research

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

600 human studies at Seattle VA have been suspended

Seattle VA hospital suspends some research

By Associated Press SEATTLE (AP) - The Veterans Affairs hospital in Seattle has halted new enrollments in human research studies after a federal audit found shortcomings in its paperwork.

Auditors determined in November that the VA Puget Sound Health Care System should have done a better job of documenting that people who enroll in the studies are not vulnerable, such as prisoners, pregnant women or those suffering from mental health disorders.

The work of some researchers could be delayed by a week or more as the hospital updates its documentation methods. The decision applies to about 600 studies being conducted at the hospital and at the University of Washington, which has close ties to the VA hospital.
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Thursday, August 7, 2008

Arkansas VA did human experimentation on veterans

VA releases report critical of Ark. hospitals

Associated Press - August 6, 2008 7:14 PM ET

LITTLE ROCK (AP) - A federal report has found researchers working at the Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System failed to follow rules governing human experimentation, including not telling those in a surgery trial about another participant's medical emergency following the procedure.

A report by the inspector general's office of the Veterans Affairs Administration found researchers also conducted several HIV tests without patients' permission, filmed dementia patients without consent and destroyed records just before a federal audit. The report says the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences' internal review board, which oversaw the researchers, also failed to follow up to make sure researchers corrected the problems in several cases.
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