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with twenty million dollars worth of stock options from nine eleven to two thousand and nine those stock options quadrupled in price he made about a billion dollars off the war there's a great if you change phone defending woman he is no longer about being interviewed the american enterprise institute he said if you view disaster these things who are doing. good home number. of units one for. you to do his work for her makes hundreds of millions of dollars you see you next to. the u.s. military contractor k.b.r. is under legal fire today over real fires in iraq the firm is charged with causing illnesses from massive burn pits used to incinerate garbage there. the veterans who are now suing k.b.r. because of their what they believe service connected health interests say that
k.b.r. short sighted didn't install center raters when they should have had burned all this hazardous waste when it was a guess the o.t. regulations to do so and as a result they're sick of all the contracts that k.b.r. unhealed received require them to comply with e.p.a. regulations the allegation is that k.b.r. rather than complying with the contract complying with these environmental regulations disposing only of what should be disposed of using incinerators doing it the right way for reasons often related to profit margins was disposing of dangerous toxins in a way that directly impacted the health of soviet troops. seeing stuff that was nuclear biological and chemical products the said do not truck tires all tied. of
styrofoam polystyrene batteries trucks quite a bit of different stuff. that should have been segregated out it was mine it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out if you're k.b.r. employee and you're throwing. biological medical waste into the. into the burn pit tires and anything else. that did is known to be a toxin. then you're you're careless and you're you're putting people's health in jeopardy and that's exactly what a lot of these k.b.r. contractors were doing. for me to accept is. working for k.b.r. and they have knowledge of. hazardous chemicals on the ground of course cancer. here and i'll. just put in my family and i had their prius that is
unnecessary. i'm. very upset over that. today. very very upset. after i finish appreciating. that they did that. the military exercises regular daily oversight and supervision and periodically issued evaluation reports of k.b.r. performance not just on waste disposal but across all the many functions that k.b.r. performed in the war theaters so the military was aware of what k.b.r. was doing and if they thought that k.b.r. was doing those kind of things then they would have been in position to make those practices you know change to halt very little government oversight on a lot of singing of the management personnel in directing the actual work force or kellogg brown and root personnel. i've seen time and time again cave your claim that the reason why. why they didn't do what they were supposed to was they were
allegedly being told to do something or working under the military supervision my experience has been and what i've seen in sworn testimony is that too often k.b.r. personnel were more or less direct rather than the right way. when i noted the violations are for actions and improper actions. run rude i reported him to management road ports and i was basically told shut up that they would make the decisions about them as decisions. the case or record breaking away shows they were burning as service materials all over iraq and afghanistan you know this not only from the veterans but through the g.a.o. reports the g.a.o. also found that many of these bearcats were still operating as late as two thousand and thirteen and this is at least two years after they were told to shut them down
or they would have been a lot better off using incinerators incinerators use less. fuel i believe they're more energy efficient and they release less toxins and so that means that any military personnel soldiers and others that are in the area in a cheaper way to go this may have been an easier way to go but it certainly wasn't what was best rational inspector general investigations that have documented the misconduct there's been hundreds of decorations sworn statements by former employees military officers documenting how the operation of the burn pits was exposing troops to the worst toxins known to man rather than properly disposing of these things like they promised. easy. he. he.
and i come to find out that blog where i was for about six months was built on a chemical weapons manufacturing and storage facility that we bomb a lot of during the war and then we went to build a base there with my understanding to bleep it in with new ground samples as what was already in the ground or contaminated and they found that the most severe illnesses were coming from five different bases in iraq these bases used to be former chemical weapons facilities the saddam hussein operated it was actually told to me by a former k.b.r. employee that they knew the ground was hot meaning it was contaminated. or speech flabbergasted inquiry i want to talk about these claims that are being served by plaintiff lawyers who effectively are saying we don't agree with the
decisions that were made by the military there were we think there were safer ways as we said ten years later five years later we think there were safer ways of disposing of waste and somebody should be accountable for not doing it the way that we think was safer is often suggested and try to wrap themselves in military and all this is about is second guessing military decisions about how to dispose of. waste disposal of waste the problem with that argument that i've seen is that in most cases in fact across the board k.b.r. was wrong in making decisions often concealing what they were doing from the military. and i know it i believe all these illnesses prevented and partly because of years incinerators. them which were offline if they were to found out. in i mean if they would have realized. and what we did in the fog of war.
we didn't fix this in the took action to fix it. he didn't. now it turns out there was something else in the contract because all that wasn't good then an indemnity folks so screw anything up they don't have to pay for the bill get stuck on the american taxpayer there would be an indemnification even for negligence on unreasonable acts by k.b. or managers agents of course if they fell within the definition of what is covered even if they caused the injury or death to these. but under the provision of those clause that is correct even if they cause injury or death to civilian employees. under the provisions of a cough that's correct even if they cause injury or death to american soldiers. does not and does not carve out an exception for civilian with our soldiers which
means that means that if in fact the activities fall within the definition of a clause thank a.v.r. could could apply for reimbursement that's right even for death or injury to american soldier that is correct even for the death or injury to a british servicemen. that's correct even death or injury to an iraqi national or other for moral national working on a cave your project. that's correct they were going to get fully reimbursed for every single legal penny they spent as well as any damages found against them and probably one of the biggest bail outs of a government contractor that's been documented so far. indemnification is is absolutely criminal if we have over one hundred thousand soldiers ill it just shows it's a good example of how much our government really cares about our soldiers. they're
just pawns. they're angry they're far straighted they feel as though they gave. everything they had to the us government they believed down till sam had their back when they sent them over to iraq and afghanistan to fight the war they believed when they came back they'd be taking care of. the military the v.a. or are supposed to take care of their veterans. and are supposed to provide good health here and a good troops issued the military and the military and v.a. has failed miserably on doing this and not only going to burn pit issue but you know a lot of mental health issues and everything else there are many people who are working with the v.a. who feel that that studies have been either augmented belated have been prone to bias in favor of. results
that my air birds that's having psychosomatic problems instead of physical problems. or the one else seems wrong. why don't we all just don't hold. anything that he's yet to see. he still comes to educate and in detroit equals betrayal. when so many find themselves worlds apart we choose to look for common ground.
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in terms of foreign policy donald trump is already earned himself the title the low expectations president this title is now being put to the test during his tour of asia because the us a status quo power in the asia pacific region for oil challenging china. the office of public health conducts large studies of the health of american veterans covertly if good studies produce results that should not support the office of public health so written policy they don't release them. this applies to data regarding adverse health consequences of environmental exposures such as burn pits in iraq and afghanistan and toxics exposures in the gulf or on the rare occasions when embarrassing study results are released data are manipulated to make them unintelligible so there seems to be an ongoing struggle between the truth seekers and the government when it comes to. sort of
getting to the bottom of the exposure and health a fact that veterans are now experiencing. been a hopeful terrible experience for. the for the claim itself to the v.a. to get it either compensated or to get medical treatment. is going to home. they. are not there no matter what the city. most of their employees are angry and surely. they don't want to know why going there i always thought that they would be the best care and the reality. down it depends on who you get is a provider but the bureaucracy at the v.a. for me is what has been a nightmare to deal with getting bills from the labs for
a thousand two thousand dollars for blood work and staff call in the v.a. tell them i'm keep getting these bills call in the lab company the v.a. supposed to pay these bills and they don't and you're already sick with chemo and radiation also that all these bills are coming at you nobody is paying them. i mean i mean right now we're quarter million dollars in debt from cancer cost we're bankrupt. and the v.a. still denies my claim that it's not this is not a. exposures. the politicians the congressional people that we sought to help us unfortunate drop us like the hot potatoes when she made sen. so we have no resolution right now the v.a. still deny her cases we have attorneys for sure you know i mean what if there were no contumacy were jews were were you are are you know just hopeful you can make it
to a long enough time i can make with the ten year golden rule the v.a. system itself means that it about fourteen years or family gets no benefits thats why after ten years i don't get the benefits that they deserve i think the v.a. should take more. be more responsible with these guys because they have already put their lives on the line for us why would we. not give them the proper medical attention that they need why give them an appointment three months out and then. send it you know prolong it even more to maybe. eight months nine months a year and then even fighting for their benefits if they don't. then book person twelve months of them coming back and he doesn't get a diagnosis forget it they're screwed because they don't see it x. it's service related service connected. the burden of proof is on the letter they
have to be able to service connected it doesn't matter whether you have it or not or the condition can did it happen during the day you enter to the left that's the big window that you have to fight for. iraq afghanistan war injury is our generation's agent orange. if you look at the historical precedents with agent orange for decades it was not acknowledged and then after decades it was studied and then finally soldiers were treated. so to goes with the iraq afghanistan war longing for we can't wait that long poor the burn pits to reckon on it's not the pace that the guys are in the females are dying from the burn pits it's a lot faster the illnesses are showing up in the sentence a lot sooner he put in his time he sacrificed he
gave everything that it was possible to get and. and we're proud of that and we don't regret that and he doesn't regret that and we would serve again our sons have enlisted so it's not the service that's the problem and then things happen in war and we understand that there's a cost and and we will carry with that because there are some things that are worth the cost but the other side of that is that at the end of it they take care of you and every single time there's a war we do this song and dance with the government where they say no no it wasn't us no it wasn't that it's just you it's you know i don't know what it was it's just the look and it's not every single time and when is it the last time when is it that they just say. ok. this was it and you did your part let it stew or
when does that time come where you're not fighting afterwards the food should be done i see no end to this because with the agent orange the vietnam veteran still suffering still fighting to be recognized on top of that gulf war veterans fighting to be recognized now you're adding another million or so iraq and afghanistan veterans fighting to be recognized that's two generations at least of the men and women who are sick. and they have overwhelmed a v.a. system that was not prepared to handle that to compensate every. soldier marine airman and sailor that was on the ground that are complaining about their exposure illnesses from exposure from the burn pits we would bring would
bring literally some to be broke and. they don't want to pay it so the way to the decades a lot of those soldiers will die in time. and they won't have to pay anything. all grow up and. get the middle finger. the vs new model is. delayed and i hope that. the veterans that i speak to are both mad and they're bewildered some of them are so sick that they don't know if they're wake up in the morning and i'm not exaggerating every year is something new every year is something that's taken away from the following of life that he has and that we have as a family. union. in
that i would can just walk into a restaurant down and he will have a meal. because he's sitting there he's trying to. keep themselves busy on his own in time or in phone call to prepare. the simple things that. we take for granted. that he doesn't have. our heart. what. what what what is our future going to be like what does it hold. it's just going to get worse. i'd like to think the future blight. but that's my optimistic
guy trying to i think a lot of times go on myself because if i read about disease that i. saw i don't know i mean maybe i get a vertical with me and my wife is wonderful and she want to try for me nothing is ever let up in. bed right now it's too much take care of my husband take care of every other. woman's husband and. man's wife who served who did their duty because they believed in it because they believe that it was the right thing to do. that's all we're asking. there's absolutely a moral obligation to fix it when these veterans come home and they're sick no matter what they're sick we have an obligation as the. and american public to take
care of these men and women who are sacrifice themselves for us i. i hope that. this will have an ending where they jump on this and really story. aggressively treating the soldiers at the v.a. and but i don't see this ending well at all. the outcome is is going to be gloom and doom. he can't eat he. can't. eat can't everything that can or cannot eat no wonder. he. wrecked the fight is going to
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