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34 (now 50, er 64, um 100+) US troops diagnosed with brain injury after Iran missile attack

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by essentialsaltes, Jan 24, 2020.

  1. essentialsaltes

    essentialsaltes Stranger in a Strange Land

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    Thirty-four US service members have been diagnosed with traumatic brain injuries following the Iranian missile attack on US forces in Iraq earlier this month, Pentagon spokesman Jonathan Hoffman said Friday.

    Seventeen service members who were injured have since returned to duty in Iraq, sixteen of whom were treated locally in the country.

    Nine service members are still being treated in Germany. An additional eight service members who had been flown to Germany have since been sent to the United States for additional treatment. The eight service members, who arrived in the US Friday morning, will be treated at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center or at hospitals in their home bases.

    Although traumatic brain injuries are not always apparent immediately after they've been suffered, the disclosure of injured US service members indicates that the impact of the attack was more serious than initial assessments indicated.

    Earlier this week President Donald Trump said he does not consider potential brain injuries to be as serious as physical combat wounds, downplaying the severity of the injuries suffered in Iraq.

    During the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Trump was asked to explain the discrepancy between his previous comments that no US service member was harmed in the January 8 Iranian missile attack on Al-Asad airbase in Iraq, and the latest reports of US troops being treated for injuries sustained in that attack.

    "No, I heard that they had headaches, and a couple of other things, but I would say, and I can report, it's not very serious," Trump replied during a news conference.

    ETA: Fifty US military personnel have now been diagnosed with concussions and traumatic brain injuries following the Iranian missile attack on US forces in Iraq earlier this month, according to a statement Tuesday from the Pentagon.
     
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  2. Isilwen

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    Of course he doesn't.

    He really needs to be voted out of office!
     
  3. Aryeh Jay

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    A traumatic brain injury is nothing compared to surviving bone spurs and STDs…
     
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  4. Isilwen

    Isilwen Well-Known Member

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    I hope that this is sarcasm?
     
  5. thecolorsblend

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    Yeah, we need to replace him with a pro-war President!
     
  6. Isilwen

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  7. Aldebaran

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    That's what it sounds like they want after all. First they were complaining that Trump was about to get us into another "endless war"--this time with Iran. It didn't happen. Now they're complaining about why Trump didn't attack the 52 Iranian sites he said he would if any of our troops were killed.

    So once again, all we hear from the other side is complaints rather than solutions.
     
  8. essentialsaltes

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    No, just some news on US casualties.
     
  9. Aldebaran

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    Then why was half of what you posted about Trump?
     
  10. essentialsaltes

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    You can read it for yourself. It's about the Commander-in-Chief's reaction to US casualties, and providing context for the early reports of no casualties. It has nothing to do with endless war or the lack of endless war.
     
  11. essentialsaltes

    essentialsaltes Stranger in a Strange Land

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    VFW Expects Apology From POTUS
    ‘TBI is a serious injury and one that cannot be taken lightly’

    The VFW expects an apology from the president to our service men and women for his misguided remarks. And, we ask that he and the White House join with us in our efforts to educate Americans of the dangers TBI has on these heroes as they protect our great nation in these trying times. Our warriors require our full support more than ever in this challenging environment." — William “Doc” Schmitz, VFW National Commander
     
  12. thecolorsblend

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    Uh oh, we're breaking out the SAT words now.
     
  13. CRAZY_CAT_WOMAN

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    No, if Trump didn't start trouble from the beginning with Iran. Iran wouldn't have no reason to strike.Trump is the reason for these missile attacks.
     
  14. Aldebaran

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    How did Trump "start trouble" with Iran? Are you referring to taking out the general who was responsible for so many American troop deaths, and the latest attack on our embassy? Do you consider the removal of that guy to be "starting trouble"?
     
  15. essentialsaltes

    essentialsaltes Stranger in a Strange Land

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  16. Nithavela

    Nithavela Building a stairway to home depot

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    Sounds like its contagious.
     
  17. OldWiseGuy

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    "Truth is the first casualty of war."
     
  18. OldWiseGuy

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    The trouble started with the overthrow of the pro-western regime of the Shah Reza Pahlavi by the Islamic militants and the imprisonment of our embassy staff and soldiers. Iran is still in the tyrannical grip of Islamic extremists.
     
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  19. essentialsaltes

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