American War Veterans Suicide – 28 Every Day. Why?
Majid Ali, M.D.
Today, I heard Senator John McCain say on TV that 28 veterans commit suicide every day in the U.S.
War Is Hell
War was always hell. War will always be hell. War is not new to humankind. What is new in this sordid story is the rate of Americans war veterans suicide – 28 every day
What Is the Primary Cause?
It is incremental chemicalization of the country with consequent chemicalization of its citizens. The second major contributory cause of veterans suicide is toxic conversations. All veterans who consulted me for their war-related sickness told me in simple words that they thought they were fighting for the country when they went to war but within months recognized that was not true.
Navy News Comments on My Predictions
Here is the text of front page article on my written predictions about the Iraq War which states my point of view clearly:
Gulf War Syndrome—Who’s Addressing the Issue? Long before the first veterans returned from the Persian Gulf Dr. Majid Ali, associate professor of pathology at the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University in New York, predicted five outcomes: (1) That a large number of service men and women in the Persian Gulf region would return with a variety of chronic environmental, immune and stress-related problems; (2) The disabling fatigue would be a dominant clinical feature while other symptoms would include recurrent infection, food allergy reactions, abdominal problems, disorders of mood and memory, and skin rashes, among others; (3) That sick veterans would initially be dismissed as malingerers and labeled with various psychiatric diagnoses and prescribed large doses of mind- numbing drugs; (4) That the chronic health disorders of these veterans would worsen with multiple drug therapies; and (5) That when everything else failed, these veterans would be prescribed long-term broad-spectrum antibiotic therapy that would play further havoc with their bowel systems. Five years later these predictions are now observable facts. Headlines debate the cause and fate of those men and women who left healthy and returned home sick—nearly 75,000 at last count. (Navy News, September 13, 1995)