New Book Release “BETRAYAL: Toxic Exposure of U.S. Marines, Murder and Government Cover-up”

We were asked by a long time follower of Katy’s Exposure to post this announcement of the September 18, 2013 publication of “Betrayal: Toxic Exposure of U.S. Marines, Murder and Government Cover-up” by Robert O’Dowd and Tim King 
According to the information provided by our reader,  “Starting on September 21st, the updated eBook will be FREE for 5 days to everyone. You don’t need a Kindle device to view the eBook; it can be downloaded to any computer and viewed in the Kindle format.  This promotion can only be made once every 90 days.” (See Amazon link above)

She also tells us that “BETRAYAL chronicles the story of the thousands of veterans and their families, once stationed at Marine Corps Air Station El Toro and Camp Lejeune, who have continued to be ignored by the U.S. government by denial of the effects of exposure to environmental hazards, including the highest incidence of male breast cancer in any other demographic in the U.S. at Camp Lejeune.  Legislation to provide VA health care for 15 medical conditions for Camp Lejeune veterans and their dependents was passed in the 112th Congress.  No VA presumptive disability compensation was included in the Janey Ensminger Act. 

 BETRAYAL includes the story of the murder of Marine Colonel James E. Sabow and others whose deaths have been linked to the use of El Toro’s assets during the 1980s and 1990s to import South American cocaine into the U.S and to export weapons to the Contra Rebel faction of Nicaragua. The usurp in cocaine into the US laid the foundation for the crack epidemic and the deaths of thousands of minorities. The circumstances surrounding Colonel Sabow’s death and the forensic evidence support murder by a government assassination team and cover-up, including a ‘doctored autopsy photograph’ submitted by the Defense Department to Congress in 2004; a 2010 bungled cold case investigation by the Naval Criminal Investigative Services (NCIS); eye witnesses to the unexpected intrusion of three strangers with government credentials who cleared the crime scene of Marine MPs and NIS agents and the opinion of the supervising attorney in the Orange County District Attorney’s Homicide Trial Division who reported that “Colonel Sabow’s death could not have been a suicide but had to have been a homicide inflicted by the hands of another.”  Both the US Attorney General and the California Attorney General denied jurisdiction to investigate the murder; the murder was classified as a suicide one day after the death. 

BETRAYAL reports the destruction of environmental records and the denial of responsibility and the cover-up to hide the truth of environmental contamination from veterans, their dependents, civilian workers, and the public at MCAS El Toro, once the premier Marine Corps jet fighter base.

BETRAYAL tells the story of the contamination of Camp Lejeune’s water wells (1953-1987), the Marine Corps’ ongoing efforts to dodge responsibility for injuries and deaths from the contaminated wells, even after Congressional hearings, reams of documentation supporting the contamination and scientific evidence linking ingestion of organic solvents to cancers and other serious illnesses.

BETRAYAL describes the huge potential liability to the Defense Department from the toxic injuries and deaths to dependents and civilian workers. The Supreme Court’s Feres doctrine bars veterans from filing tort claims, but their dependents and civilian workers are free to do so.  This may be the raison d’etre for the Navy and Marine Corps’ refusal to accept responsibility for injuries from Camp Lejeune’s contaminated wells. A successful Camp Lejeune tort claim may be the proverbial Pandora box, opening the door to many who were exposed to environmental hazards at the 130 military installation that are EPA Superfund sites. 

BETRAYAL recommends that Congress provide the authority and funding to establish a Science Advisory Board within the VA to evaluate the risks of environmental exposure at the over one hundred military installations on the EPA Superfund database and elsewhere where U.S. military personnel were exposed to environmental hazards.  The VA needs scientists with backgrounds in environmental exposure or environmental exposure assessments, health monitoring, or other relevant fields to accurately assess the risks of environmental exposure.  Those who served on military installations that are EPA Superfunds and at hazardous military sites in Iraq and Afghanistan and elsewhere are at a higher risk of exposure to harmful chemicals and other hazards than other Americans.  The long history of the fight for medical health care for Camp Lejeune Marines, sailors and their dependents left an untold number dead. That is a tragedy that must not be repeated. Those who were injured from hazardous agents in military service deserve no less.

        A soft cover copy of BETRAYAL (500 pages) can be purchased from Amazon in the US and Europe in 5 to 7 business days and the updated eBook from Amazon by September 20th”

    

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3 Responses to New Book Release “BETRAYAL: Toxic Exposure of U.S. Marines, Murder and Government Cover-up”

  1. Unfortunately many Americans are being poisoned via food, water, soil, products, with chemicals medicines. microbes, & bacteria and this stuff is on the market fro investors who own the companies like Monsanto & Marrone Organics. This should be considered a high crime on humanity. The redress is nil, just like what happens in countries like India, China & Russia.
    It appears we are unnecessary as a people in the U.S.A..
    Former military bases like in Downey, & Sacramento CA (McClellan AFB that has toxins still like radon). where most people, employees or families had no idea what they were exposed to ever. and so far they still don’t know but we have a very high incidence of many cancers proliferating in our communities,,,AND these bases just as full of many of the same toxins as Camp LeJune. Downey, CA. has over 250 deadly contaminates that were never cleaned up (maybe with Marrone’s mold) and a movie studio was built where actors, including many children were exposed. But a kaiser medical complex still remains with patients, medical staff,and other visitors going in an out, all day and all night.
    All this to build businesses (for the wall st. market investments), and permanent housing to further poison people, including pregnant women and children. Beale AFB has mold contaminated homes and most military families did not know of it or were alerted of it. I think this in part happened because the AF owned the homes outright and would lose money on home values. Then there contaminated sites that are were sold. as what is called”gentrification”. and or brownfield superfund sites, or as I call it, extermination of sorts, thinning out the neighborhoods via chemicals, molds and bacteria. That’s as evil as it gets and far worse BECAUSE a few get to make billions off of it all.
    Damn these b——s all to hell for what they’ve done to our soldiers, their families and to our country at large!

  2. katy says:

    In response to this post, we were provided the following link to the US Dept of Veteran Affairs:
    http://www.benefits.va.gov/COMPENSATION/claims-postservice-exposures-camp_leguene_water.asp
    “Exposure to Contaminated Drinking Water at Camp Lejeune In the early 1980s at the Marine Corps Base in Lejeune, NC, it was discovered that two on-base water-supply systems were contaminated with the volatile organic compounds trichloroethylene (TCE), a metal degreaser, and perchloroethylene (PCE), a dry cleaning agent. Benzene, vinyl chloride, and other compounds were also found to be contaminating the water-supply systems. The water systems were contaminated from August 1953 through December 1987.
    There is limited and suggestive evidence of an association between certain diseases and the chemical compounds found at Camp Lejeune during the period of contamination. VA will consider disability compensation claims based on exposure to the contaminated water at Camp Lejeune on a case-by-case basis. Eligibility Requirements…”

  3. MSgt Foster says:

    Marines are not the ONLY ONES EXPOSED TO TCE, PCE, GIOXINS, ETC ..LOOK AT GUAM AND OKINAWA vets who aren’t getting shit and I handled ,mixed and power sprayed more than a million gallons of it on guam and used TCE everyday that went into the water wells for ten years…and they are dying there now and all the AIR FORCE VETS

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