Tribute to Agent Orange Victims..

Vietnam’s innocent children..

The picture above is taken at 1999 at Vietnam

During the Vietnam war, the the United States sprayed an estimated 17,000,000 gallons of chemicals on Vietnam, much of it being in the form of a defoliant called Agent Orange(AO). Contained within AO was Dioxin, which is termed by many as the most poisonous chemical ever manufactured. In the years from 1961 to 1971, the US used an estimated 170 grams of Dioxin on Vietnam and with the chemical deemed potent in milligrams many Vietnamese people where poison by the substance. Since the effects of the poison is transmitted from one generation to the next, forty some years later its impact is still being felt through out much of Vietnam, taking its tole on the second and third generation of children since the war. There is approximately 1.5 million people in Vietnam who are currently victims of Dioxin poisoning. Many are living an extreme pain and isolation with debilitating illness that prevent them from being able to take care of themselves.

Since the nineteen-eighties, several lawsuits have been filed against the companies which produced agent orange, among them; Dow Chemical, Monsanto, and Diamond Shamrock (which produced 5%[2]). U.S. veterans obtained a $180 million settlement in 1984, with most affected veterans receiving a one-time lump sum payment of $1,200.

American veterans of the Vietnam war were seeking recognition of agent orange syndrome, compensation and treatment for diseases that they and their children suffered from; many exposed to agent orange have not been able to receive promised medical care through the Veterans Administration medical system, and only with rare exception have their affected children received healthcare assistance from the government.

Vietnam veterans and their families who brought the original agent orange lawsuit alleged, 25 years ago, that the government «is just waiting for us all to die». They alleged that most of those still alive would succumb to the effects of toxic exposure before the age of 65.

In Australia, Canada and New Zealand, veterans obtained compensation in settlements that same year. In 1999, South Korean veterans filed a lawsuit in the Korean courts. In January 2006, the Korean Appeal Court ordered Monsanto and Dow to pay US$62 million in compensation. However, no Vietnamese have received compensation, and on March 10, 2006, Judge Jack B. Weinstein of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York dismissed the lawsuit filed by the Vietnamese victims of agent orange against the chemical companies which produced the defoliants and herbicides.

None of the politics or army generals that gave the order to use these bio-hazard poisons get in prisons. None of them was convicted to death. None of them payed the price for this genocide.. Only the people from Vietnam and those innocent faces..

2 σκέψεις σχετικά με το “Tribute to Agent Orange Victims..

  1. Ο άνθρωπος με τη σημερινή του νοοτροπία και την έλλειψη παιδείας που τον χαρακτηρίζει είναι κατώτερος από τα ζώα..

  2. Γαμώτο, δεν αντέχω να βλέπω άλλη δυστυχία… Γνωστά αυτά με το agent orange, τα συναντώ ξανά και ξανά εδώ κι εκεί… Μακάρι να ήταν τα μόνα… Αλλά δεν αντέχω άλλο την ανθρώπινη φρίκη (την προκαλούμενη από ανθρώπους εννοώ), τα έχω παίξει.

    Στέλνω τον οβολό μου στους γιατρούς χωρίς σύνορα και μου στέλνουν το δελτίο τους κάθε τρίμηνο. Φρικιώ μόλις το βλέπω, το καταχωνιάζω κάπου, λέω να μην το διαβάσω αλλά πάντα, με μια νοσηρή περιέργεια και μια αίσθηση καθήκοντος, τελικά το διαβάζω.

    Να είναι ο άνθρωπος πιο τερατώδης από άλλα ζώα, ή απλώς να έχει πιο ισχυρά μέσα για να επιβάλει τις τερατωδίες του;

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