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Come join our Organization as we face down the agency that lies about 
Gulf War issues. Deployment Health Support Directorate
1995 - 20,000,000 Gulf War military records declassified
1996 - 6,000,000 files given to OSAGWI to put on website
1996 - 1,700,000 files are medically relevant
1997 - 42,943 put up on gulflink.osd.mil website
At a cost of $150,000,000 less than .007% of the Gulf War Military 
records have been declassified for public release. 16 years later 
99.993% is classified , and the Pentagon has vowed to reclassify 
these records. This include Confidential Records that should have 
been released at the 15 year mark.
On February 14th 1999 I sent OSAGWI a FOIA asking for the bulk 
of its records names be declassified, and sent to me. I received a 
partial reply from General Vesser in a box with 2,877 pages, and 
two CD's. On the CD was the Structured database file and other part 
was a unstructured file. Again, only of the 42,943 files on the 
public server. In the Nov 5th1999 response letter from OSAGWI to 
me they explained they were processing the classified portion of the 
log sheets for me. That was the last I ever heard from them on paper 
concerning this FOIA. It remains mostly unanswered to this day 
on the other 6,000,00 files.
OSAGWI database file of 42,943 files 
OSAGWI response to me concerning partial response to FOIA
The Pentagon hides behind Executive Order 13292 so that the bulk 
of what happened in the Gulf remains hidden from the public. Except 
this is criminal intent to withhold information of neglect, misconduct, 
mishandling, and much worse during the Gulf War. The very same 
people who say nothing happened are the ones with full knowledge 
of those records, and vow to conceal them at all cost. The same people 
who lead us back to Iraq again under false terms, and created yet another 
disaster to live down.  
There should be FULL public disclosure, and we have the right to know 
what really happened in Iraq from 1990 to present.

How to complain to Veteran Affairs about your health care

Gulf War, and Operation Iraqi Freedom
December 10th, 2007: Gulf War Review, RAC, and dead ends
There have been a few events throughout the year. But, since the 
RAC rigged the Senate hearings there wasn't much to report. They 
failed just like every other hearing the RAC tries to fix. The same 
tired people trying to get funding for there buddies while ignoring all 
else in favor of private agendas. 
My argument with the RAC is that I would rather have the $10,000,000 
they would spend on the DOD CDMRP Gulf War Research instead 
be spent on a independent clinical program. Just like I am angry that 
Dr. Haley wants to use the bulk of the VA funding for Brain Imaging. 
We have metabolic disorders among Gulf War vets but the RAC 
would rather fixate on Brain Imaging. So my question stands: "How 
do you treat a 5% reduction in brain mass?". The answer, you cant 
unless you plan to regenerate brain tissue or give psychotropic drugs 
to take our minds off loosing our minds. So these are dead ends that 
will end up wasting more of our time rather than trying to improve 
quality of life now. Then again the RAC doesnt care about veteran 
involvement or producing results. They don't even post there phone 
number for people to contact them. 
Note: here is the number - 785-350-4617 
Many like myself have said for years that Hyperlipidemia should be 
paid more attention to among Gulf War vets. Its a sign of a metabolic 
problem that disrupts our lives like it does mine. So when I went to look 
up one report by the Journal of General Internal Medicine in 1995
there was a portion of the report that said "Hyperlipidemia accounted 
for 65% of the new diagnoses". The title was: 
"Evaluation of health-related quality of life in Persian Gulf War Veterans." 
When I went to download it from the Deployment Health and OSAGWI 
websites it had been taken down. So here is yet another piece of 
evidence in which DOD wants to conceal anything that points a smoking 
gun at Gulf War Illnesses. So far they have been unresponsive to my 
request that they put it back up.
The Gulf War Review is to be printed for the first time since July 
2006. Except VA Environmental Agents is trying out of spite to 
ignore researchers and the VA Gulf War Biorepository in Tucson, 
Arizona so they can write about the IOM report on Gulf War and 
Health: Physiologic, Psychologic, and Psychosocial Effects of 
Deployment Related Stress which has no recommendations
for Gulf War vets at all. Just OIF. VA EA has to make sure that 
veterans have no where to go or to write to. Got to keep us down.
VA extended the time on compensation for Gulf War vets, its just 
that VA will make sure that almost no one files under "Undiagnosed 
Illness". 13,027 out of 280,623 filed for this. That is .4% of the total 
Gulf War veterans trying to get compensation. About 3,384 got that 
rating. 1% of 1% which is not worth fighting for compared to the whole 
of the problem. This is meant to appear as if there is progress while 
much bigger issues go on being ignored. 
The spread of the Acinetobacter Baumannii from Iraq is getting worse 
as the CDC backs away from it. More people die, and the bug continues 
to mutate to where it now doesn't respond to Imipenem anymore. So 
the need for PCR equipment in ICU's is urgent in that diagnostics with 
culturing take too long. Around 4 hours for PCR. So after writing to the 
Temple VAMC the Director assures me that they will be using PCR 
equipment there shortly. 
http://www.gulflink .org/docs/ letter.jpg 
If things continue as they are with the VA RAC then there will be no 
progress or hope for Gulf War vets in 2008. There needs to be a change 
in the way things have been these last 5 years. But, there is no
oversight of the corrupt RAC now totally out of control. With no other 
game in town there is no one else to make suggestions for us on the 
hill. But, these people don't care about that. The just want to play while 
the money is still there. As long as the vets themselves do not ask for 
more then there wont be anything. Are you happy with the way things 
are with VA on Gulf War Illness issues? Do you even care? 
It sucks for me. Bad health care, improper diagnostics, and no hints of 
hope from on high in VA other than business as usual.
May 27th, 2007: Duck and cover, no one is one your side
Granted there was a lot that happened between January and May this 
year in the veteran circles, I choose not to air it with the folks in DC 
playing dirty games on our issues. Both sides have been wrong, and 
no sense spelling this out to either benefit over the other. 
In February started the trickle down effect of problems at Walter Reed 
Army Hospital. In the frenzy it was white washed to just a building 
maintenance issue. In March came the resignations with trumped up 
advisory committees to give the appearance of progress. In the background 
DOD Health Affairs was getting rid of military health advocates like at 
the Military Severely Injured Centers so that troops didn't have assistance 
from the outside on their MEB's. The real insult was the playing down of 
infectious disease issues like Acinetobacter Baumannii which took limbs 
of soldiers that might have kept the limb from the IED if they hadn't been 
put in the contaminated wards. 
The rise of Klebsiella Pnuemonia in Iraq should set off alarm bells since 
this is probably part of our 1987 American Bioweapons shipment to Iraq.
Information courtesy of the 1994 Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs has oversight responsibility for the Export Administration Act. Pursuant to the Act, Committee staff contacted the U.S. Department of Commerce and requested information on the export of biological materials during the years prior to the Gulf War.
Date      : August 31, 1987
Sent To   : State Company for Drug Industries
Materials Shipped:
 Klebsiella pneumoniae subsp. pneumoniae (ATCC 10031)
          Batch # 08-13-80 (1 each)
Is this ATCC 10031? Its every bit as drug resistant and bad as Acinetobacter 
Baumannii with a higher rate of military infections. The media is remaining 
silent, though I put this on the record with the Government Reform Subcommittee.
The Anthrax Vaccine program is mandatory again even though it has failed in 2 new 
human test trials. Try as they might, they cannot make a safe Anthrax Vaccine in 
3 different attempts. But get by on legal end run on technicalities at FDA. This is 
a shameful program which insults the entire military, what happened to choice if 
you want it or not. The Feres Doctrine goes on protecting the military illegal 
medical experimentation by denying troops the ability to sue in court over 
damages from the vaccine. 
The WRIISC program fails in a spectacular way by only admitting 183 Gulf war 
vets through national referrals over 5 years, versus the 771 in the Gulf War Referral 
centers it was supposed to replace. The staff there deny any problems though 
both centers see about 25 national veteran referrals per year. They end up labeling 
over 40% with Neurotic Depression which suggest Dr. Charles Engle over at Walter 
Reed is influencing diagnosis at the clinic. None of this is what we planned into 
Public Law 105-368 in 1997. Of which DOD and VA corrupted with this program. 
Roberta White of Boston University found brain scans of 36 Gulf War vets 
showed cortex was 5% smaller than usual. Of course Mike Kilpatrick of Force 
Health Protection spoke ill of the study to defend DOD Health Affairs. 
Anything that looks like progress should be quickly squashed by DOD 
before they have to start taking care of people. 
The biggest threat now to the Military has become a public health issue as 
Perchlorates have leached into the water supply. Ammonium Perchlorate is 
a salt used in rocket fuels. It causes Thyroid problems and birth defects. 
Its on the surface of live fire ranges and was all over the battle field during 
the 1990-1991 Gulf War. The military is spending $114,000,000 to find a 
way to replace it. But, when I called Force Health Protection asking for 
them to address it they just said back to me "Oh, its been around for a 
while". That translates into "Your on your own till Congress demands we 
do something about it". Like Project SHAD which they have buried again. 
I tried to address the President's Commission on Care for America's Returning 
Wounded Warriors in San Antonio May 4th 2007. But, they rigged the public 
comment session with pre-approved ringers so the audience could not interject. 
So I approached Bob Dole to give you a quick summary, and he just came back 
at me saying "That's a lot of big words". Which gave me a flash back of when 
I talked to another Presidential token committee member in 1999 - 
Admiral Elmo Zumwaldt. He wasn't any more helpful either. It was a nearly 
empty room with government personnel telling the committee they are better 
than average. Except, where was the audience of sick soldiers to defend or 
dispute any of this. The ALL military public affairs staff in uniform was enough 
to tell me this was a smoke screen to cut off complainers.
January 22nd, 2007: Infectious Diseases of Gulf War and OIF
Two infections have become a increasing issue that might have effected 
Gulf War vets 15 years ago. Acinetobacter Baumannii and Blastocystis 
Before the Gulf War, during the Iran / Iraq war there were patients with head 
trauma that surfaced with a drug resistant Acinetobacter Baumannii. It is unknown
just how many soldiers in the Gulf War would have this but not be test for it.
After the Gulf War the Iraqi medical system collapsed and Iraqi's rushed to get 
medicines from any source they could. So low grade veterinary drugs were 
used to treat infections. In the end over 15 years this worsened a already 
mutated bacterium to "Super bug" status. Now plaguing OIF troops in Iraq. 
DHSD fought me on this citing this was NOT a local soil variety but only a 
hospital infection, though LCDR Kyle Peterson had said in 2003 it was showing 
up in local Iraqis from the soil. The Pentagon, CHPPM, DHSD, and even the 
IOM have done everything possible not to answer my questions since 2003 
on the Acinetobacter infection. To include ignoring a Congressional request 
from Rep. Dennis Moore for answers on it.
The Invisible Enemy in Iraq Wired Magazine, Jan 22nd 2007
Another infection, Blastocystis Hominis has been drawn into question of 
whether it has been part of the Gastrointestinal disorders of Gulf War vets. 
Oddly, the study:
Chronic Multisymptom Illness Affecting Air Force Veterans of the Gulf War vets
begins to talk about it. Then all reference to Blastocystis is removed from its 
text on the net. As if someone knew it was a a problem, and asked that part 
not be included in the printed text on the internet. So there are two studies in
the works now that might begin to answer this. This being a problem now for
troops in Iraq.
The logical place to turn would be the AFIP, to ask questions. But, the 
AFIP hasn't been honest about its tissue vault for years. It refuses to cooperate 
with independent researchers. Its scheduled to be decommissioned shortly to 
the relief of the Pentagon - so they can hide the data from the public. This is 
something I know from experience with them since 2000.
Well, without Congressional Oversight or protective committees in place the 
Pentagon can go on ignoring vets like myself, and better yet insult us with 
psychiatric studies to draw attention away from any real illnesses. Which of 
course is passed onto OIF troops who get stiff armed by the same people 
who burned us to hide from the truth. More people will die, and the Pentagon 
goes on killing vets with dishonest practices.

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      Kirt P. Love 
      Disabled Gulf War Veteran 
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