Clinton's New Official Statement
On Area 51 And Groom Lake
A medical assessment of 1,000 veterans of the 1991 war by Britain's Ministry of Defence concluded that the ailments of the men are real but they are not a unique illness.
"We found no evidence of a single illness, psychological or physical, to explain the pattern of symptoms that we have seen," Dr Bill Coker and his colleagues at the Ministry of Defense said in a report published THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
January 29, 1999
For Immediate Release
Dear Mr. Speaker: (Dear Mr. President:)
Consistent with section 6001(a) of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) (the "Act"), as amended, 42 U.S.C. 6961(a), notification is hereby given that on September 25, 1998, I issued Presidential Determination No. 98-36 (copy attached) and thereby exercised the authority to grant certain exemptions under section 6001(a) of the Act.
Presidential Determination No. 98-36 exempted the United States Air Force's operating location near Groom Lake, Nevada, from any Federal, State, interstate, or local hazardous or solid waste laws that might require the disclosure of classified information concerning that operating location to unauthorized persons. Information concerning activities at the operating location near Groom Lake has been properly determined to be classified, and its disclosure would be harmful to national security. Continued protection of this information is, therefore, in the paramount interest of the United States.
The determination was not intended to imply that in the absence of a Presidential exemption, RCRA or any other provision of law permits or requires the disclosure of classified information to unauthorized persons. The determination also was not intended to limit the applicability or enforcement of any requirement of law applicable to the Air Force's operating location near Groom Lake except those provisions, if any, that would require the disclosure of classified information.
Office of the Press Secretary
The 'government' still continues to use the ambiguous (and meaningless) phrase "operating location near Groom Lake". It is a base and not just a location. It is not "near" Groom Lake. The base is right there at Groom Lake!! Why can't they come out and say that the base is right there at Groom Lake!! Even though the term AREA 51 signifies the geographical jurisdiction of the Department of Energy (DOE) and not the Air Force, the fact of the matter is that the Air Force controls the operations at the site. So, why not come out clean and name the base Groom Lake/Area 51 facility!!
We urge all concerned citizens, once again, to attend the upcoming People's Rally at AREA 51 this June 6, 1999.
For more details, please go to:
GroomWatch: Home Page for Norio Hayakawa
God bless you all!
-from Norio Hayakawa
in the British Medical Journal.
About 50,000 British soldiers served in the war that ousted Iraqi troops from Kuwait. The veterans' complaints ranged from sleep disturbances and skin problems to stomach aches and respiratory complaints.
The most common problems were headaches, fatigue, muscle and joint aches and cognitive problems.
Veterans' groups blame the mysterious illness on exposure to organophosphate pesticides or the cocktail of drug service personnel were given to protect them from possible chemical and biological warfare.
Nearly 60 percent of the veterans who were assessed in the study had more than one diagnosed illness, and 39 percent had at least one ailment that doctors could not pinpoint.
"Although post-traumatic stress disorder in these veterans could often be ascribed to Gulf War service, it was usually impossible to determine the link between other reported conditions and Gulf War service," the doctors added.
The latest research is consistent with a study published earlier this month which concluded the Gulf War Syndrome does not appear to exist.
"Although a growing consensus is emerging from the clinical and epidemiologcal evidence that there is no Gulf War syndrome, a rare medical condition in a small subgroup of Gulf War veterans cannot be excluded conclusively," Frances Murphy of the Department of Veterans Affairs in Washington said in a commentary in the journal.
British Armed Forces Minister Doug Henderson welcomed the new research saying it will be useful to veterans and the medical and scientific communities.
"The MOD will continue its policy of vigorously addressing the health concerns of Gulf veterans," he said in a statement.