Skip to comments.Hundreds of Iraq police fall ill at meal
Posted on 10/08/2006 4:40:30 PM PDT by ARealMothersSonForever
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I looked up what Jim Jones mixed in the drink back in the 80's for the mass suicide of that cult. It contained cyanide and valium. Cyanide would cause foaming of the mouth, possibly mixed with blood. That worked rapidly, but it didn't cause the symptoms reported of bleeding ears and of bleeding through the mouth. I don't know. Maybe once they test the food, we will know more.
Compared to what I ate in Nam, '69-'71, MREs are a banquet. We can surely come up with something *edible*, G.
Let's begin working on that problem...
Then again there was probably a lot of chemical manufacturing going on during Sadam's reign.
They must have had the fish.
I don't think coumadin could cause.
You're right. I've had the misfortune to have had food poisoning twice - it takes awhile longer to get sick from it.
Give me Tunis on five and hold the Mayo?
Well, I suggested using the testers. With some onions, pepper, bay leaves, rice and a bit of oil one tester could form a meal for a couple of squads. Three meals a day= 6 testers per platoon per day. Doable.
Here's a hazmat link about yellowcake - http://hazmap.nlm.nih.gov/cgi-bin/hazmap_generic?tbl=TblAgents&id=43
"No grossly observable signs or symptoms were induced in mice, rats, guinea pigs, rabbits, or dogs following the first day of exposure..."
There are potent clot busters which are used to emergencies to stop a stroke or pulmonary embolism but even then the risk for a bleed is small and it usually happens internally.
Headline: Generals May Have Had Food Poisoning
Wire Service: APO (AP Online)
Date: Wed, Sep 27, 2006
WASHINGTON (AP) -- One of two war commanders who suffered possible food
poisoning last week was sick enough that he was hospitalized for three
nights, not one as officials previously reported.
Lt. Gen. Karl Eikenberry, U.S. commander in Afghanistan, and Gen. John
Abizaid, the top commander for Iraq, Afghanistan and the entire region,
fell ill after dining out near the capital last week.
The pair ate at a local restaurant on Sept. 20 and some hours later both
were not feeling well, officials said.
Eikenberry soon recovered, said Lt. Col. John Paradis, a spokesman in
But Abizaid felt increasingly sick last Thursday and decided to go to
Walter Reed Army Medical Center. He spent three nights there before being
released Sunday morning, Maj. Matthew McLaughlin at U.S. Central Command in
Tampa, said Wednesday.
Central Command had previously said Abizaid entered the hospital last
Friday and was released Saturday.
"Gen. Abizaid recovered fully -- he was treated for what can best be
described as symptoms consistent with food poisoning," McLaughlin said in
an e-mail. "He returned to Tampa on Sunday in good health and spirits."
The pair were in Washington for several days with a number of other
senior commanders, going to routine meetings with Defense Secretary Donald
H. Rumsfeld and other officials. Abizaid also briefed members of Congress
on the two wars.
Oakey doakey, G.
Too soon after ingesting.
I was thinking this sounds like radiation poisoning, maybe in combination with ground glass in the food and warfarin.
I would think Coumadin would take awhile longer to act. I once worked on a case for a lawyer where a prescription for coumadin was filled for an elderly man at a much greater dose then he was supposed to receive. Even so, it was several days before the effects became apparent and then it was more like heavy blood pooling under the skin. No bleeding right off from the nose or ears.
That is indeed the first thought that crossed my mind, although something like that could be unintentional. It could be a cross contamination issue.
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