By Matt Agorist
In a testament to how the US government views its military service men and women, for decades, troops were used as experimental test subjects and doused with chemicals, injected with drugs, and otherwise treated like human guinea pigs—leading to a slew of negative health effects. When these troops simply tried to get care for the onslaught of medical problems brought on by these experiments the government told them to kick rocks.
For decades, the military flat out denied medical care to those it injured through these unethical experiments. After being poked, prodded, and force-fed with everything from lethal nerve gases like VX and sarin to incapacitating agents like BZ, and given drugs like barbiturates, tranquilizers, narcotics and hallucinogens like LSD, soldiers were told that is what they signed up for and were offered no care after their end of active service.
After being told they were crazy for years, the Army finally declassified the details of these experiments. However, veterans were still denied care. In 2009, thousands of veterans—Vietnam Veterans of America and other plaintiffs who wanted to know which chemical agents they had been exposed to—filed a class action lawsuit against the Central Intelligence Agency, et al., for the experiments. It took seven years for a court to finally rule in the plaintiffs’ favor.
In early 2016, the Army began responding to the lawsuit and said it will pay for the medical care of those injured by its inhumane and disturbing experiments. However, their response is simply more of the same.
According to the group’s attorneys, the military is failing to meet its obligations and is withholding details veterans are seeking about what agents they were exposed to…..more here