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Wed Jul 29, 2015, 09:47 PM

Anyone watching Rachel Maddow? Gitmo and possible link with several cancer deaths.

This is just freaky.

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Reply Anyone watching Rachel Maddow? Gitmo and possible link with several cancer deaths. (Original post)
diabeticman Jul 2015 OP
niyad Jul 2015 #1
MADem Jul 2015 #3
diabeticman Jul 2015 #5
MADem Jul 2015 #2
Gothmog Jul 2015 #4

Response to diabeticman (Original post)

Wed Jul 29, 2015, 09:54 PM

1. any idea of the causes?

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Response to niyad (Reply #1)

Wed Jul 29, 2015, 09:58 PM

3. From the link at post two...these are lawyers, not the prisoners, who have died...

The IG complaint does not allege elevated cancer rates among detainees, according to Reuters. They are currently 116 held at Guantanamo Bay, on a part of the base that is some distance from the area where military commissions are held and where visiting lawyers and others stay. The IG complaint alleged that patients may have been exposed to toxic material where the lived near a location where jet fuel was disposed or asbestos, Reuters reported.

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Response to niyad (Reply #1)

Thu Jul 30, 2015, 07:43 PM

5. sorry had to get to work before I saw your post. Rachel had a segment. someone below posted it

below.

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Response to diabeticman (Original post)

Wed Jul 29, 2015, 09:55 PM

2. HERE IS A LINK to EXPLAIN the story--I'm not watching MSNBC....I'm tired of pundits!

Does Guantanamo Bay have a cancer problem? Three military lawyers are dead.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/checkpoint/wp/2015/07/28/does-guantanamo-bay-have-a-cancer-problem-three-military-lawyers-are-dead/

....The U.S. Navy acknowledged Monday that it is investigating concerns about possible carcinogens where the Defense Department holds military commissions for detainees. The comments came as Reuters reported that a complaint to the Defense Department Inspector General alleged that at least seven civilians and military members who worked on detainee trials at Guantanamo Bay have been diagnosed with cancer.

The Miami Herald reported Monday that at least three died after falling ill, and that it has found nine individuals who were diagnosed with cancer of the brain, appendix, colon and lymph nodes. Three of them, ranging in age from 35 to 52, have died in the last 13 months.....Only one of the individuals, Navy Lt. Cmdr. Bill Kuebler, 44, was identified in the reports. He died July 17 after his cancer “returned with a vengeance” following earlier treatment, according to a report in the Ottawa Citizen. He had served as a defense lawyer at Guantanamo Bay, and represented Omar Khadr, the Canadian citizen who was transferred home in 2012. He was freed on bail earlier this year.

A review by The Washington Post shows that another cancer patient was Army Col. Robert J. Cotell, who died Jan. 6, just before his 53rd birthday. He was a lawyer in the Judge Advocate General (JAG) Corps and remained on active duty right up until his death after doctors diagnosed him with cancer, according to his obituary.......A third lawyer, Marine Maj. Joshua Kirk, 35, died June 28, 2014. His cause of death was not listed in his obituary, but Rep. Tim Ryan (D.-Ohio) recognized him on the House floor after his death last summer for his work everywhere from Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in California to the Office of Military Commissions, which deployed him to Guantanamo on occasion. Kirk’s wife, Navy Lt. Cmdr. Erin Quay, could not be reached for comment Tuesday morning.......


MORE at link!!!!

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Response to diabeticman (Original post)

Thu Jul 30, 2015, 06:48 AM

4. That was a good story by Rachel

I also found the story to be freaky

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