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Vaccine A: The Covert Government Experiment That's Killing Our Soldiers--and Why GI's Are Only the First Victims

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In this provocative look at the US military from the Persian Gulf War through the 2003 invasion of Iraq, investigative journalist Gary Matsumoto contends that an anthrax vaccine dispensed by the Department of Defense was the cause of Gulf War Syndrome and the origins of a massive cover-up. Matsumoto calls it the worst friendly-fire incident in military history. A skillfull
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Hardcover, 384 pages
Published August 10th 2010 by Basic Books (first published October 19th 2004)
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This is one hell of a book!

Which of these plots might make an exciting movie of the week?

1) Deep in Central Asia, in the late 1980’s, towards the end of the Cold War, sequestered in a secret Soviet compound for military scientists, a group of microbiologists invent a super bio-weapon: a genetically-modified bacteria which could inflict mass populations with a form of Multiple Sclerosis…

2) On the eve of the first Gulf War, top Pentagon officials learn that Saddam Hussein may have a deployable fo
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Janet
Oct 15, 2010 Janet rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
THis book is a very well documented book explaining how the military and gov. are using experimental vaccines on our troops. It is even more scary when you find out that the aduvant squalene that they chose to use, was proven toxic to animals, before they even began to make their vaccines, and they chose to use it anyway. Then they used their power to cover up their actions, and blamed the sick military veterans for their own sickness. I now have yet another reason that I would never want my chi ...more
Richard
This book is so frightening that I have to advise any young man or woman entering the services to beware and get all injections documented. Having served in the Navy in the 1960's I have to wonder what was in the vaccines that I was required to take. I never questioned any inoculation because I was conditioned to trust authority. After all, we learned the mistakes of the Nazis . . . or did we? Have we become them? A book like this could paralyze the insight of anybody not understanding history, ...more
Terri
Mar 25, 2008 Terri rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

This was a very interesting book discussing the likelihood that an adjuvant (squalene)addd to the Anthrax vaccine is the cause of gulf war syndrome. It makes a very good case for it. For example, dozens of studies in multiple counties have shown squaleneinjected into animals cause autoimmune diseases (as does Gulf War Syndrome). The mlitary says they never use squalene yet multiple lots tested positive for it in FDA tests. So they say they dont know ho it got there. Well that might make sense fo
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Miriam
Nov 03, 2007 Miriam rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone
I couldn't put this book down because the conclusions and implications of the book rang true and were downright scary. The politics that drive the military vaccination experiments seem to be anything BUT in the interests of the troops. The use of the soldiers as guinea pigs is particularly alarming considering the poor post-trauma care we've given vets returning from Iraq. Remind me to never join the military....

This is also yet another example of the US barely responding to a health threat yea
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Emily Crow
Aug 25, 2013 Emily Crow rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This book did not convince me of the author's theory about the cause of Gulf War Syndrome, but it was an interesting premise. I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys reading about medical mysteries, especially with a bit of conspiracy on top.
Amber Gaudreau
Aug 27, 2009 Amber Gaudreau rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very disturbing... but great so far! Didn't end up finishing it all... About 3/4, then it seemed to repeat a lot. But overall, very interesting.
Jon
Mar 11, 2008 Jon rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Account of the military testing people involuntarily...
Rebekah
Jan 23, 2008 Rebekah rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Scary, scary, scary, and well researched.
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“I thought we stopped using grunts as guinea pigs decades ago. Even the Nazis didn't run medical experiments on their own troops in combat. This book explodes like a grenade in the Pentagon's privy. Red it and weep; better yet, get mad."

Col. David H. Hackworth (U.S. Army, ret.)”
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