Pentagon Misinformation Campaign Hides Infection Problem in US Military Hospitals

May 16th, 2007 - by admin

Marcie Hascall Clark / GI Special & CNN – 2007-05-16 23:35:45

The Pentagon Has Failed to Reduce the
Infection Rate in their Own Medical System.
Hospital Staff and Patients Are Dying as a Result

Marcie Hascall Clark to GI Special

(May 12, 2007) — This past week was apparently the beginning of a misinformation campaign by the Pentagon regarding the infection problems in the military medical system.

In several news articles and twice on CNN in interviews, the Pentagon has implied that the insurgents are smearing animal feces on the IED’s and that is where the bacteria is coming from.

This has gone unchallenged by the MSM.

Wired Magazine sent a hard copy to every member of Congress, the New York Times, The Washington Post, The LA Times, and more.

All chose to ignore this.

Anyone in the military or anyone who is even thinking at all realizes that biologics cannot withstand the heat generated by even a small bomb. Disbursement methods for biologics are much more complicated and use very small explosive charges.

The military has already proven to themselves that they are origin and the cause of the spread of Acinetobacter Baummanni. Their failure to contain it, despite this knowledge, has lead to the spread of this superbug to hospitals all over our country.

They have failed to reduce the infection rate in their own medical system, in fact it is going up. Hospital staff and patients in the US are dying from this. I never dreamed four years ago that things would get this bad.
Here are links to the news articles and CNN Transcripts.
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Spreading the Dirty Bomb Story
The Situation Room, CNN

WASHINGTON (MAY 8, 2007) — WOLF BLITZER: Bombs, some laced with poison, are taking a huge toll among US troops long after the explosions and far from the battlefield. Let’s go to our Pentagon correspondent Barbara Starr — Barbara.

BARBARA STARR, CNN PENTAGON CORRESPONDENT: Wolf, military doctors have a new worry about badly wounded troops.

STARR (voice-over): Hundreds of wounded troops from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are facing a growing threat — dangerous and sometimes deadly infections.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: We’re seeing more of it now than we did at the beginning of the war.

STARR: As body armor improves, more troops are surviving the massive injuries caused by IEDs. But those wounds are becoming a breeding ground for drug-resistant infections. Researchers say the infections are often so bad troops may require more surgery or, in some cases, even amputation of arms or legs.

COL. GLENN WORTMANN, WALTER REED ARMY MEDICAL CENTER: Because they’re surviving with these tremendous wounds that allows an environment for these bacteria to flourish. And, therefore, I think our infections are worse than you would see on the civilian side.
STARR: Infections in hospitals are nothing new, but one of the bacteria now showing up, acinetobacter, is resistant to almost all antibiotics.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I can tell you here between 15 and about 20 percent of patients that come in the door are colonized or infected with the organism.

STARR: Researchers also say some infections occur because of natural bacteria in the soil. Wounds are contaminated when there is an IED attack.

There are also cases where IEDs have been deliberately filled with chemicals and animal waste, a deadly mix for open wounds.

Excrement Bombs in Iraq
American Morning / CNN

(MAY 9, 2007) — ROBERTS: I’m just thinking about these stories out yesterday about these EFPs and other improvised-explosive devices, where insurgents and terrorists and now coating them with animal excrement and other bits of awful to try to inflict, you know, greater casualties by, you know, creating these wounds that just will not heal and become resistant to antibiotics.

CALDWELL: John, we continue to see them use any kind of tactic that can — will, you know, inflict more casualties and cause more fear and intimidation amongst the people and the security forces, just like they do with these chlorine tanks that they put on top of their bombs, so they have a chlorine fume that is caused. I mean, it just shows you the type of nature the enemy we’re fighting against over here and what we’re up — having to deal with.

ROBERTS: All right. Well, General Caldwell, it’s another troubling development there. And we thank you for your time. We know your busy. And good luck today at the briefing today and with the vice president’s visit.

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