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Iran Raid Left '34 US Troops With Traumatic Brain Injuries'- BBC by CliffDike(m): 8:54pm On Jan 24, 2020
The Pentagon has said that 34 US troops were diagnosed with traumatic brain injuries (TBI) following an Iranian attack on their base in Iraq.

Seventeen troops are still under medical observation, a spokesman said.

President Donald Trump had said no Americans were injured in the 8 January strike, which came in retaliation for the US killing of an Iranian general.

Mr Trump had cited the supposed lack of injuries in his decision not to strike back against Iran.

But last week, the Pentagon said 11 service members had been treated for concussion symptoms from the attack.

Asked about the apparent discrepancy this week at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Mr Trump said: "I heard that they had headaches, and a couple of other things, but I would say, and I can report, it's not very serious."

"I don't consider them very serious injuries relative to other injuries I have seen," he said when asked about possible TBIs.

The Pentagon has said no Americans were killed in the Iranian missile strike on the Ain al-Asad base, with most sheltering in bunkers as missiles rained down.

On Friday, Pentagon spokesman Jonathan Hoffman told reporters that eight of the affected soldiers have been sent back to the US for further treatment, while another nine are being treated in Germany.

Sixteen troops were treated in Iraq and one in Kuwait before all 17 were returned to active duty, officials say.

Mr Hoffman added that the US Defence Secretary Mark Esper was not immediately aware of the injuries in the days after the attack.

Iraq & Afghanistan Veterans of America, a non-profit organisation, slammed the Trump administration for taking so long to reveal the extent of casualties.

"This is a big deal," its founder Paul Rieckhoff tweeted. "The American people must be able to trust the government to share information about our sons and daughters in harms way. Nothing is more serious and sacred."

TBIs are common in warzones, according to the US military.

The most common cause of a TBI for deployed soldiers is an explosive blast, writes the US Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center.

They are classified as mild, moderate, severe or penetrating. A mild TBI is also known as a concussion, and can be caused by a blast's "atmospheric over-pressure followed by under-pressure or vacuum".

The air vacuum is capable of penetrating solid objects, making it possible for soldiers to avoid blunt force trauma but still receive an invisible brain injury.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-51243888

Re: Iran Raid Left '34 US Troops With Traumatic Brain Injuries'- BBC by Enwhen(m): 9:02pm On Jan 24, 2020
Their brain no good before jor






Just 22 missiles ?
Re: Iran Raid Left '34 US Troops With Traumatic Brain Injuries'- BBC by jantofubu(m): 9:10pm On Jan 24, 2020
Was trump misinformed or he lied to the media
Re: Iran Raid Left '34 US Troops With Traumatic Brain Injuries'- BBC by Righteousness89(m): 9:17pm On Jan 24, 2020
The Fact Remains no one died
Re: Iran Raid Left '34 US Troops With Traumatic Brain Injuries'- BBC by handsomeclouds(m): 9:19pm On Jan 24, 2020
Of course he lied. Trump lie about big things and small things
Re: Iran Raid Left '34 US Troops With Traumatic Brain Injuries'- BBC by Muhammad2468(m): 9:46pm On Jan 24, 2020
Oyana
Re: Iran Raid Left '34 US Troops With Traumatic Brain Injuries'- BBC by dermmy(m): 8:08am On Jan 25, 2020
"Iraq & Afghanistan Veterans of America, a non-profit organisation, slammed the Trump administration for taking so long to reveal the extent of casualties. "

Trump is a big liar. He is a coward who wanted to use Soleimani's death to distract the public from his impeachment brouhaha. But he threatened Iran with fire and brimstone should they retaliate Soleimani's death. Now that Iran has retaliated 17 days ago we are still expecting America to rain down the fire and brimstone they promised. Lols

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Re: Iran Raid Left '34 US Troops With Traumatic Brain Injuries'- BBC by Zoharariel(m): 8:56am On Jan 25, 2020
jantofubu:
Was trump misinformed or he lied to the media

Nobody misinformed or lied to the Orange Baboon. The Amerikan Government & her MSM are both instruments of lies & propaganda.

All official statements of the United Snakes of Amerika are of no value as they are addressing well indoctrinated audience & citizens - filled & overloaded with kool-aid & McDonalds burger. grin

The Amerikan global military pestige has been badly damaged and her carefully crafted myth of omnipotency has been exposed to the world.

We all can learn 1 or 2 lessons from Iran's resilience.

“It’s better to die on your feet than to live on your knees”.

This quote by Emiliano Zapata, is usually used by the victims of imperialism.

If Amerika tells you rain is falling outside, you better open your window to verify - otherwise, OYO is your case! grin

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Re: Iran Raid Left '34 US Troops With Traumatic Brain Injuries'- BBC by Maxymilliano(m): 9:07am On Jan 25, 2020
Only God knows the true mental state of Nigeria soldiers in the North East

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Re: Iran Raid Left '34 US Troops With Traumatic Brain Injuries'- BBC by Horus(m): 10:07am On Jan 25, 2020

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_2GiHnpLxs

34 American Service Members Suffered Brain injuries In Iran Attack

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