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White House, US Courts & EPA Shaft Veterans to Protect Monsanto

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February 7th, 2012
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By: Cassandra Anderson

biohazardorange 210x131 White House, US Courts & EPA Shaft Veterans to Protect MonsantoAmerican veterans and the entire country of Viet Nam affected by Agent Orange have been shafted beyond imagination due to corruption within the US government and US courts. US courts have protected Monsanto and Dow Chemical from liability and criminal prosecution. The US government has shielded Monsanto and Dow from the massive cost of medical treatment for victims and environmental remediation cleanup costs that would drive these corporations into bankruptcy.

Before we delve further into the issue, it’s important to detail what exactly dioxin is. Dioxin has a half life of 100 years or more when it is below the surface, leached into soil or embedded in river or stream sediment. Dioxin was generated as a byproduct of herbicide 2,4,5-T made by Monsanto and Dow, the top 2 producers of Agent Orange. It causes cancer, birth defects, liver damage and other major health problems.

Monsanto & Dow’s 2,4,5-T dioxin laden-herbicide was used in the US for agricultural purposes in the 1940′s before it was used for chemical warfare in Viet Nam from the early 1960′s through 1971. It was phased out in the late 1970′s. Now, let’s discuss the political situation behind this carcinogen.

US Government and US Court Dioxin Cover-Ups

  • President Reagans’s administration, in cahoots with the CDC, thwarted a $43 million Congressional Study of Agent Orange in 1987 to protect itself and its corporate pals Monsanto & Dow from accountability to US veterans and the people of Viet Nam.
  • US Courts dismissed veterans’ Agent Orange lawsuits based on a Supreme Court precedent, known as the Feres Doctrine, freeing the government of responsibility for deaths and injuries related to military service.
  • The Supreme Court refused to hear American and Vietnamese victims’ lawsuits against Monsanto, Dow and other Agent Orange manufacturers on 3 separate occasions. Remember that the Supreme Court collects their checks from the federal government.

Atrocious Criminal Acts By Monsanto & Dow

  • Agent Orange makers hide behind government contractor immunity, despite the fact that dioxin contaminated herbicide 2,4,5-T was produced long before they were contractors for the government (50 million tons of the herbicide was sprayed in the US per year). No modifications were used for Monsanto & Dow’s herbicide — half the ingredients in Agent Orange — so the immunity defense falls flat.
  • Boehringer, a German 2,4,5-T herbicide producer notified Dow in 1957 about dioxin hazards and that dioxin could be eliminated by slow cooking the herbicide for about 12 hours. It appears that Dow and Monsanto continued cooking 2,4,5-T quickly in 45 minutes. Higher output led to higher profits. Monsanto’s formula contained high levels of dioxin and was dirtier than Dow’s product.
  • Monsanto was not only aware in 1950 that dioxin was a health danger, but they also created a fraudulent health study.
  • In 1965 Dow met in secret with other Agent Orange manufacturers to discuss the toxicity hazards of dioxin and their fear over a government investigation and restrictive regulations.

US Veterans Shafted By the Kangaroo Court

Judge Jack Weinstein of the US Federal Court of the Eastern District of New York committed the following offenses in several class action suits filed by veterans against Monsanto & Dow:

  • Weinstein appointed attorneys to represent the veterans and then intimidated the attorneys into agreeing to a ‘nuisance’ settlement of $180 million- nowhere near enough money to cover the medical treatment of hundreds of thousands of injured vets.
  • Weinstein rejected the veterans’ expert studies, instead of allowing a jury to decide on the credibility of the expert witnesses; Weinstein created a new rule of law from the bench.
  • Weinstein based his ruling on Monsanto’s expert study that was later proven to be fraudulent.
  •  Weinstein dismissed all other veterans’ lawsuits against Monsanto and Dow.
  •  Weinstein took over a case that was unlawfully transferred to his federal court as it had been filed in the state of Texas. He dismissed that case.
  •  Astonishingly, Weistein created a second new rule of law to protect Monsanto and Dow. Weinstein invented immunity for government contractors!

Weinstein’s excuse for the government contractor defense was that if contractors were made to pay, they would pass the cost on to the government, so they were therefore immune. Weinstein’s new law was created from the bench instead of law passed through Congress!

Weinsteins’s law has now been extended to all government supply contractors (even non-military contractors) in the courts.

Viet Nam

Approximately 11 million gallons of Agent Orange was dumped on Viet Nam between 1962 to 1970. It is estimated that Agent Orange is responsible for 400,000 deaths, 3 million victims of disease and 500,000 children born with birth defects.

Over 14 million acres of Vietnamese forests were sprayed. Agent Orange was also dumped in water supplies.

In 2004, Vietnamese victims filed a lawsuit against Dow, Monsanto and other manufacturers of Agent Orange. Judge Weinstein (yes, the same Judge Weinstein) presided over this case and dismissed it. Weinstein used the excuse that Monsanto and Dow had government sovereign immunity that extended to them because they were government contractors. He also ruled that Agent Orange was not considered a poison during that period, under international law.

The Supreme Court refused to hear this case, too.

The stated purpose of using Agent Orange was to deny the enemy cover in forested areas through defoliation. However, the US Army did contract studies in 1943 of the effects of 2,4,5-T and 2,4-D (the other ingredient of Agent Orange) on cereal grains, including rice, and developed the concept of using aerial herbicide spraying to destroy enemy crops to disrupt the food supply. Obviously, poisoning the enemy, farmland and civilians was a chemical warfare strategy used by the US government.

Monsanto Immunity

Currently, there is a court case pending against Monsanto’s dioxin contaminated 2,4,5-T herbicide filed by parties who lived near the plant where it was produced in West Virginia. The judge in that case, Paul G. Gardephe, denied Monsanto immunity! Judge Gardephe asserted that because Monsanto burned dioxin waste in open pits and the US government was not aware of this practice, nor did they evaluate it for hazard, Monsanto’s contractor defense was denied.

Fate of US Veterans

In 2003, the Supreme Court affirmed a lower court decision allowing veterans to sue Monsanto, Dow and other Agent Orange manufacturers directly.

The government has responded, under the Obama regime, by passing the Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus Health Services Act of 2010, which allows the automatic funding of veterans’ Agent Orange claims. While Monsanto & Dow appear to have considerable liability, the cost of healthcare and hospitalization of affected veterans is paid by American taxpayers.

More than 2 million Americans served in Viet Nam. The Veterans Administration claims they have no idea how many vets have been treated for Agent Orange injuries, or how much taxpayer money has been spent. The EPA is also involved in the cover-up and has been delaying an assessment report on dioxin since 1985 to protect plastic, chlorine, paper, herbicide and agricultural industries.

Additional Sources:

Usvetdsp.com

MultiNationalMonitor

JapanFocus

Boehringer Monsanto Dioxin Report

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  1. NitroMan says:

    I Li ve in Nitro,WV, where Dioxin was made, Talk about illnesses

  2. hearts&spades says:

    Most human beings are pathetic. They grovel to overlords and sell out one another (all in the name of self-interest). Morally lazy, they couldn't be bothered with thinking anything through except for the small matters that occupy their myopic vision. They follow the herd with ease, hop up and down about whose god or government is superior, spend hours in idle gossip, cringe from their own shadow and project it on to someone else. The elites have studied this creature for a very long time and know exactly how to manipulate it. However, like so many millions of ants, elitist agenda requires those numbers to be brought down to something more controllable. Personally I'd like to see catastrophic earth events bring Everyone down. It's the only way the whole rotten system will disappear. You think I'm being nihilistic in saying all this? Indeed I am, but it beats the delusion that people are going to voluntarily give up any of their power and goodies in the name of conscience and fairness. A small minority are still capable of that, too few unfortunately.

    • Catherine Todd says:

      Hearts & Spades, you said it all:

      "Most human beings are pathetic."

      And those very few who aren't driven by fear, self-interest and greed are the ones we call Heroes and Saints.

      God save us all.

  3. JamesRS says:

    I would love a military coup here in the USA.

  4. Helen says:

    so when can we expect our armies to come in and save the day?

  5. Just Another Tyson C says:

    The public private anti-human mega racists want you dead.They are being nice about it.Look…just do what they want and enjoy yourself and consume everything they supply you and ask for more.

    They are going to kill you one way or another and as long as they have you tied up in their dungeon world they KNOW you are going to try and wriggle out.

    It's funny for them! You are entertainment!

    The not mad scientists they employ have many many many ways to cleanse the earth of their hated human vermin,there is electromagnetic poisoning,there is mashed pesticide potatoes for you to eat! Live it up!It's slow poisoning.I think they are being very benevolent.You live in their roach motel and you can go in and munch up your pesticides and you can still live long enough to watch the Superbowl,and enetrtain yourselves watching their visual programs and learn the details about your favorite star!

    They did fight for your rights to marry people of the same sex so you can have the best fun ever while you are being slow poisoned off the face of their earth.

    Slow poisoning isn't so bad! You can't live forever you know.Just die already,knowing the antihuman megaracists will have a fabulous yacht party and at least you will have provided them some entertainment!The kind mass murderers squeal in glee over!

    Once you're dead they become gods.And they truly earned it!They figured out one way war!They are smarter than you!You're like a chicken in the darkened Tyson megafarm spending your vermin lifde on their cage wire 24/7 neveer even seeing your baby chicks!But they have everyone convinced it's fun!

    Nobody here is smart enough to overcome the anti-humans.

    Learn to pray….

    Sooner or later you will.

    They sang Nearer My God To Thee on the Titanic just as it was going (BLOOP!)down.

    LOL

  6. Avanti says:

    Why you don't try to disqualify those judges.

    • Just Another Tyson C says:

      LOL ! The Judges are pro-anti-human serial killers.

      (Heh! In Monsanto's case they are "cereal" killers too!)Funny stuff!

      If they are not pro mega serial killer then Monsanto has mercenary hitmen they can hire from Blackwater,er Xe,er,Academi!

      The great thing about using international Mercenaries is that they are above the law!

      Monsanto pays merc's $500k to infiltrate food rights groupss.

      LOL Food rights!I think if you need those then you might have someone having a nice one sided war with you!

      Anyway if they can pay $500k to infiltrate a food rights group,they have plenty to teach judges lessons.That is if you can find one "judge" that has the moral terptitude to bite the hand that feeds it!

      Look…the public private anti human terrorists indulge in all their wildest desires and can buy and sell anyone or anything.

      The people on top of all this probably have brains full of syphilis squiriming like toads in their heads from all their wanton pleasures that leave them forever wanting.Now they want you to die and shut up.C'mon do it! MAYBE that will get them out of their depression.The funny thing is when they finally kill us off they will really enjoy killing off their helpers,and then each other! That's when their real fun begins!

      They can always offer the mercs money to go to a dangerous location then they can drone them to death with a push of a button! It's gonna be hilarious!

      It's one bigger psycho orgasm after another for them Then we will be finally avenged! See? There's a silver lining in even the darkest cloud!

  7. Mark Shapiro says:

    Readers are encouraged to visit 'The Agent Orange Action Group' at http://www.aoag.org Monsanto = Agent Orange = Murder! Thank you Monsanto!

  8. Tom says:

    This is a case of blaming the wrong people for a crime.

    Monsanto and Dow did NOT unilaterally go to Vietnam and poison the land, the people and our soldiers.

    They got their orders from the US government. They got contracts from our representatives to do this. They got paid by the US taxpayer who said nothing.

    Yes, they knew that their product was toxic, but they were hired by the world's largest terrorist organization, the US government and carried out the job.

    They all should be on the gallows, not just the 2 companies.

    • Anonymous says:

      you need to learn about how monsanto works lol… watch http://www.foodincmovie.com then say there not murderers

      • Just Another Tyson C says:

        LOL

        Monsanto pays mercs $500k to infiltrate

        food rights groups.For a half a mil you can ALWAYS get someone to infiltrate.

        They are part of the antihuman cabal that obviously exists…but you have to hand it to them

        for making Double-think repeaters like Tom to run interference for them!

        Ever been to a county fair?

        All the teens are wearing the anti-human Monsanto gear!

        They sponsor the events!

        Maybe Tom has been rasslin pigs at the Monsanto fair and got some nice prizes from them!

        Monsanto is onthe side of the public private anti human mega ethnic cleansing.

        At least Monsanto is an equal opprtunity racist because they poison all races!

        Hip hip hooray !

        They are diverse!

        If you want everyone dead then no,they are not committing any crimes!

        I guarantee you it's only the US that is conspiring with them.

        There are no European Eugenicists.They are good guys!

  9. Royal Scots Highland says:

    When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

    We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.

    IT IS TIME TO =FULLY RESTORE= OUR GOVERNMENT BACK TO ITS LAWFUL BEGINNINGS.

    RON PAUL 2012

    • Just Another Tyson C says:

      Put your faith in one man ? He couldn't be a scam could he?They know people don't like being genocided so they often put out a honey pot to see who is against them.

      There is an asymmetrical public private multilevel anti human gang of people waging one way war who relish slaughtering people like cattle on a global scale if you haven't noticed.

      You think that if they let you have Ron Paul that they are going to be afraid of Ron Paul?

      (Pssst fear God who is using Monsanto to whup yer azzes)

  10. brazen says:

    Don't forget the toxic legacy of Bhopal, all thanks to Dow Chemical

    • MK says:

      That was Union Carbide my friend. Google search The Ode to Monsanto's CEO! for a chill from 1994! The GMOs BS came to life in 1996!

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