Myth #1: So long as safety and efficacy can be empirically proven, then compulsory vaccinations would be acceptable.

NAV Response: The problems with the vaccine are a corollary of the fact that the vaccine is administered with coercion. So long as people haven’t a choice, there is little reason to administer a vaccine that is safe and effective. Furthermore, it is rather duplicitous to reduce the health issue down to vaccinations. Consuming soda and alcohol are unhealthy. Why not court-martial troops for drinking alcoholic beverages, if the interest is in the health of troops? Eating vegetables is healthy. Why not mandate that troops eat a certain amount of vegetables every day? So, even if safety and efficacy can be demonstrated, this still doesn’t get us by the issue of compulsory vaccinations. NAV says give troops a choice. If the anthrax vaccine is so great, then the troops would volunteer to take it.

Myth #2: The Department of Defense will tell the truth and help ill troops.

NAV Response: The DoD has proven time and time again that its version of “truth” is dynamic. Before the tests were conducted proving that the DoD has been administering an anthrax vaccine with the hyper-reactogenic additive known as squalene, the DoD denied that squalene was in the anthrax vaccine. After the tests, however, the DoD morphed the “science” into what would suit its propaganda, and the DoD then claimed that squalene ends up in all vaccines. Evidently, the DoD didn’t discover this “science” until after it had been caught.

Myth #3: When people join the military, they know with it comes risks, such as going to war. You shouldn’t question an order to go to war, and so you shouldn’t complain about an order to take the anthrax vaccine.

NAV Response: Comparing a duty assignment with taking a vaccine that may be causing health problems is like comparing apples and oranges. Certainly, there are risk associated with going into combat. However, even during combat, the goal is to defeat the enemy and survive. Trying to turn yourself into a bigger target on the battlefield would be suicidal. If the anthrax vaccine is causing health problems, then taking it is recklessness. Taking the anthrax vaccine would then be best compared to deliberately trying to get shot on the battlefield.

Myth #4: If anything happens to somebody serving in the military, the Department of Veterans Affairs will take care of that person.

NAV Response: That idea couldn’t be further from the truth. Despite having 12 screws in my shoulder secondary to a service-connected injury, I can’t even schedule an appointment at the VA. Even if they let me schedule an appointment, the VA would be offering pseudo healthcare. My problems started as soon as I mentioned the fact that I believed my health problems–which I had to get diagnosed outside of the VA, since the VA denied they even existed–are secondary to the anthrax vaccine. The VA even circulated memos around calling for starting a psycho-social profile of me because–as the VA put it–I spoke about the anthrax vaccine. In other words: I got profiled for daring to mention the fact that I believe my health problems are secondary to the anthrax vaccine. Since everything is compartmentalized, it only takes one person at the VA to screw things up for you. Nobody can fix anything. And then the VA can use their own lies about you as an excuse to withhold other benefits.

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