On February 10th, the US Department of Defense released a statement confirming that, now, 109 service members had been diagnosed with traumatic brain injury as a result of the Iranian ballistic missile attack on the al-Asad base in Iraq.
That is an increase of 45, since the ever-expanding list grew to 64 in the end of January.
The statement added that nearly 70% of the injured service members have returned to duty.
“We are grateful to the efforts of our medical professionals who have worked diligently to ensure the appropriate level of care for our service members, which has enabled nearly 70 percent of those diagnosed to return to duty. We must continue to address physical and mental health together,” Pentagon press secretary Alyssa Farah said in a statement.
“Our research has been instrumental in the development of various breakthroughs to improve the lives of those individuals who have sustained brain injuries. Our efforts must address the total picture – before, during and after any blast exposure or injury. This is a snapshot in time and numbers can change. We will continue to provide updates as they become available,” Farah added.
During a news conference at the Pentagon in January, Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Mark Milley said the increasing number of reported cases stems in part from the fact that the injuries, for the most part, fall into the category of “mild TBI” which takes time for symptoms to manifest.
“All of those people were screened and we have got a certain number and the number is growing, in this particular case TBI — that manifests, it takes some time to manifest itself, it’s not an immediate thing necessarily — some cases it is, some cases it’s not. So we continue to screen,” Milley said. “Some of them have been evacuated to Europe, some have been evacuated back to the United States so there is a layered approach to this, we’ll continue to do that with our medical professionals.”
There are two options that are becoming more and more apparent as time goes by and the number of injuries goes up:
- The US lied about there being no injuries, and the ever-expanding number is evidence of that. There’s still nobody who died, allegedly.
- The “evil Iranians” used some sort of special missile with a warhead loaded with chakrams, or carrying some curse that’s now haunting the US troops and causing them to receive injuries approximately a month after the incident.
The possible prototype of the warhead of the Iranian weapon could be the chakram from Xena, it can potentially infinitely ricochet and appears to magically target the enemy. It could be that it is still ricocheting between the US troops and injuring them.
It will forever remain a mystery.
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- 11 US Troops Were Injured By Iranian Strikes On Al-Asad Base, Officials Confirmed