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Pentagon says 109 troops suffered brain injuries from Iran strike

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Blast waves from high explosives will pass through brain tissue like a ripple through water, like a rolling pin over soft dough. It doesn't have to fracture the skull or introduce a foreign object. The result is traumatic brain injury –– NOT a headache –– something that can be life-changing, life-threatening, and even fatal.

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Pentagon says 109 troops suffered brain injuries from Iran strike

Oh, they just have "headaches", right Donnie? But you do have something in common with these brave men and women - your brain is injured too - from Alzheimer's...

And what happened to that "Red Line" you laid down - retaliate and we'll destroy 52 of your military and cultural sites? Woops, I guess that got crossed out in black Sharpie...

What a failure and Loser...

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Or is it another “Gulf war syndrome “ main cause of which was the possibility of compensation.

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Trump has given more than just 109 people "headaches", and whether he knows it or not, he's already on course for a steeper post-impeachment learning curve: what goes around comes around. Karma is a b*tch that will in good time demand her pound of flesh from this most deserving of miscreants.

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Iran has some extremely power weapons. They can cause US casualties without even hitting them.

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The number of U.S. service members diagnosed with traumatic brain injuries has shot up to more than 100

How does that square with Trump's 'No Americans were harmed...'

No one with any ability to reason at even the most basic level should ever believe a single statement issued by anyone in the Trump administration. 15,000 lies and counting.

@mrkipliGulf war syndrome “ main cause of which was the possibility of compensation

Do people really think those in the military are scammers like Trump who scammed his way out of military service.

Brain injuries of any sort should never be mocked.

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No need to panic, folks! According to Gen. Bonespurs, there was nothing visibly wrong with any of the U.S. soldiers.

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*How does that square with *Trump's 'No Americans were harmed...'

The Impeached One doesn't recognise brain injury as being 'harmed', since he thinks he gets along just fine without a working brain.

Invalid CSRF

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Why is the US military still there? Shouldn't they be leaving?

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Can't think of any other military which would admit injuries in such detail, even several weeks late. There is still some of the old goodness left in the USA.

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I'm definitely no trumper, but he may have listened to his advisors and backed down to prevent a titfortat war that very few want. Definitely a mron for downplaying injuries the way he did though.

A very valid CSRF

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No high fives from Trump fans anymore?

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The first one injured from the strike was the Commander-in-Chief!

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Gulf war syndrome was and is a ridiculous scam....VA compensation for a “disease” with NO verifiable symptoms.... “I feel tired”

Oddly it didn’t effect other troops in the same theater.... Only those from the US with VA benefits.

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The Pentagon has to find solution for prevention for Brain injury from loud blast. I believe they are not wearing headgear when the missiles come down. The headgear with ear protection will prevent brain injury from loud blast from a missile.

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The headgear with ear protection will prevent brain injury from loud blast from a missile.

Then you know very little of the science of concussive energy waves. It's not the sound going in the ears that causes TBI, nor can 'headgear' fully prevent it. The compressive wave of air and energy (of which sound is only a part) is transmitted into the body. This can bypass ear protection, headgear, and more.

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Gulf war syndrome was and is a ridiculous scam....VA compensation for a “disease” with NO verifiable symptoms.... “I feel tired”

Oddly it didn’t effect other troops in the same theater.... Only those from the US with VA benefits.

Bull. It's been confirmed science for nearly 12 years.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gulf_War_syndrome

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