Posts Tagged ‘US troops’

 

GARETH PORTER debunks lies that just passed without comment in the New Yorker, in Trump’s rant, and elsewhere.

Lies About Iran Killing US Troops in Iraq Are a Ploy to Justify War

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Pentagon secretly tested chemical weapons on US troops. Vets demand to know the cost

Uncle Sam loves you.

The tests, known as Project 112 and SHAD (Shipboard Hazard and Defense) involved some 6,000 military personnel between 1962 and 1974, the Vietnam War era. Most served in the Navy and Army. The purpose was to identify any weaknesses to U.S. ships and troops and develop a response plan for a chemical attack.

The tests involved nerve agents like Sarin and Vx, and bacteria such as E. Coli. Sarin and Vx are both lethal. According to DOD documents, death can occur within 10 to 15 minutes of exposure to a fatal dose of Vx.

“Our requests for declassification of additional documents were not approved.”