The drug Ambien Is Killing Our Troops: VA Continues to Prescribe

For as long as nations have come and gone we have had war after war after war. The public does not always get the true information pertaining to war related matters.  This has been especially true about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. I know because I was one of the people on the ground responsible for writing reports that were only half truths (disinformation) in order to placate the American people and others.

Anyone who has ever worked as a Federal Agent in any acronym agency has been involved in providing false information in order to steer the enemy away from reality. In addition disinformation campaigns are often meant to steer the American public from the actual truth. Disinformation campaigns are approved and directed by the senior leaders of our government. The Commander in Chief is the person ultimately responsible for the campaigns.

There is a huge difference in the way disinformation has been used for the last 200 plus years and during Obama’s reign. When the President of the United States directs U.S. officers to initiate a disinformation campaign it was largely done in the best interest of our country. The current administration conducts disinformation tactics to distract the American people from knowing how bad our President has hurt our country intentionally. They are not conducted in the best interest of America.

“Disinformation is intentionally false or inaccurate information that is spread deliberately. It is an act of deception and false statements to convince someone of untruth. Disinformation should not be confused with misinformation, information that is unintentionally false.

Unlike traditional propaganda techniques designed to engage emotional support, disinformation is designed to manipulate the audience at the rational level by either discrediting conflicting information or supporting false conclusions. A common disinformation tactic is to mix some truth and observation with false conclusions and lies, or to reveal part of the truth while presenting it as the whole (a limited hangout).

Another technique of concealing facts, or censorship, is also used if the group can affect such control. When channels of information cannot be completely closed, they can be rendered useless by filling them with disinformation, effectively lowering their signal-to-noise ratio and discrediting the opposition by association with many easily disproved false claims”.

I will provide a couple examples of disinformation used during the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.

1.  It has been said we lost over 7000 brave men and women during these wars. It has also been reported that only a handful of the troops killed was by friendly fire. This is false information.  While in Iraq it was estimated that up to 20% of all combat deaths were caused by ‘Friendly Fire’.  This high number was never reported to the American public.  Disinformation reports stated that 2% or less were caused by ‘Friendly Fire’.  Why disinformation?  If the American public and our allies knew that for every 100 deaths that 20 of the deaths were by ‘Friendly Fire’  there is little doubt it would be an embarrassment  to our political leaders. It is much easier to tell a family member their son or daughter was killed by the enemy than to tell them they were killed by their own friends.

Most ‘Friendly Fire’ deaths are accidents, but during the Iraq and Afghanistan wars there have been numerous troops killed intentionally by their fellow troops. I have been to numerous mosques and have been told by the Imams and other Islamic leaders that it is the duty for a Muslim to kill non Muslims regardless of which side the Muslim is fighting for. A Muslim can’t fight in favor of the U.S. Constitution and Shariah law at the same time. Imams have informed me that in Iraq and Afghanistan many of the reported ‘Friendly Fire Deaths’ were actually Muslims killing their own troops.

2.  Recently I interviewed a Doctor who works within the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).  This Doctor said he had been to Iraq and Afghanistan for six tours.  He said many U.S. troops (to include pilots) were provided Ambien to help them sleep at night and be ready the next day to work 15 plus hours.  If anyone has been prescribed Ambien you are fully aware that the side affects can be dangerous. There have been reports that Ambien can cause people to conduct activities such as driving, eating, assaults, and even murder without realizing what they had done.

Disinformation campaigns have been conducted about the use of Ambien in Iraq and Afghanistan.  The Doctor I interviewed stated he was called many times to the barracks of our troops to help prevent suicides and murders by military personnel using Ambien.  He advised there were several times he went to the barracks and a troop had their M-16 barrels in their mouth.  These incidents did not stop the Doctors from prescribing Ambien to additional troops.  The reasoning was that 18 year old American men and women will come and go, and it is better for a troop to die or kill others and work 15 hour days, than it is to provide an adequate number of troops who can work 10 hours and be strong the next day without any narcotics usage.

Many will recall the U.S. Army Sergeant who left his post in Afghanistan and killed 16 innocent people. Was he prescribed Ambien? There is a very high probability he was, but no one in a leadership position will admit this.

From Reuters:

“Staff Sergeant Robert Bales, a decorated veteran of four combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, admitted to roaming off his Army post in the Afghan province of Kandahar last March to gun down and set fire to unarmed villagers, mostly women and children, in attacks on their family compounds.

“As far as why, I’ve asked that question a million times since then,” Bales said, in a calm, steady voice, when asked by the judge for an explanation. “There is not a good reason in this world for why I did the horrible things that I did.”

Colin Powell had reported that he and other senior politicians used Ambien during the war.  I encourage everyone to research the number of cases in which a person using Ambien has committed a crime and once the Ambien wore off they woke up in a jail cell unaware of why they were there.

The Veterans Administration has been aware of the dangers of Ambien yet continue to prescribe this narcotic to U.S. troops.  They know the troops could commit suicide or murder one of their own. The VA will never admit to prescribing Ambien to a troop who is carrying an M-16.

Many will ask how I am aware of the dangers of Ambien.  I was one of the military personnel prescribed Ambien by the VA and one of the Federal Agents who was ordered to never link any death in Iraq or Afghanistan to Ambien.  I witnessed one of my fellow Special Agents grab his M-16, point it at himself, and threaten to kill himself.  We reported this incident immediately to our Headquarters and to senior medical staff.  We were told to never file a written report and to allow the Special Agent to continue in his duties and carry weapons.


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