Unreported Head Injuries

| January 22, 2020

The link below includes video of Iran’s missiles hitting US base in Iraq.


An explosion that is not a direct impact but has a shockwave can cause head injuries that may go unreported. This article addresses those possible head injuries suffered by troops in Iraq and elsewhere, but not reported by them until later because they weren’t obvious injuries. The comparison to collision-related head injuries in hockey and football is apt.


Category: Iran, Iraq, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America

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  1. Roh-Dog says:

    The handwringing and heehawing of the presstitutes is laughable to the point of anaphylaxis.
    Where were these assholes for the last 16 plus years?
    Blast injures can take months to show symptoms and the idea they’re twisting the President’s statements to hint —or outright accusation— of incompetence or lying are infuriating to the nth.
    I’m tired of these clowns crafting narrative for the Karens, Nancys, Susans and the Soyboy societal-shitstains that enable them.
    Damn the press! Damn them all to hell!

    • 5th/77th FA says:

      ‘-Dog, I’m having a little difficulty getting a read on how you feel about the press. Think you can clarify it a bit for us? ‘Pears like the commenters on the article weren’t exactly Trumpster fans either.

      When Trump FIRST made the announcement about the attack, I’m sure that he asked about any casualties that we may have had. He went with the information he was given at that point in time. And most of us, if we’re not bleeding or missing parts, would initially say, “Hey I’m ok, or you ok?” Maybe by sending these troops to get checked out like they did shows a change in the thought process of “let’s check just to make sure they don’t have a bruised brain.” By doing an MRI now, if will give the medicos a baseline to go on if the troop continues or starts to have problems. Having your brain bounced around inside the cranial bucket is never good. The medicos can replace about any part on you, except the brain.

      • Roh-Dog says:

        The lower the intensity of the shock, the longer the ‘symptoms’ take to show, generally. I’m sure some symptoms are psychosomatic (read: suggestion-caused) as the effects are similar to ‘post-traumatic stress event reaction disorder syndrome’.
        With the size of these missiles, the forewarnings, bunker infrastructure, etc… The Red media knows not: inverse square and refractory decay. IF someone was close enough to one of these impacts, sure it’s possible they’re effected physically. Without distances from impact, actual interviews of personnel the jurnos are pissing on our leg…

  2. Slow Joe says:

    “There I was, in the deepest bunker in the FOB, gripping my plain, unsighted M4 and sipping hot cocoa, as the massive missiles from the brave and freedom-loving Iranian military were falling thunderously only a few miles away.”

    • Roh-Dog says:

      Omitted: “stomach full of taco bell and a freshly purchased copt of Sex in the City DVD set in my Dora the Explorer backpack”
      Fobbits gonna fobbit.

      • SFC D says:

        Hey. Stop picking on me.

        And for your information, it was a Subway sandwich and a Lightning McQueen backpack.

        The DVD’s were not “Sex in the City, they were for training purposes…

    • Sapper3307 says:

      Green Bean coffee?

  3. Skippy says:

    Amazing but my son is over there
    It’s looking like fake news is at it again

  4. Skippy says:

    Or fake news is gonna fake news
    That sounds better

  5. MI Ranger says:

    While I agree with Roh-Dog on the naïve journalists twisting the Presidents’ words to suit their narrative, I also agree with 5th/77th FA that the President is using what he is being told by the experts, who in turn are trying to make sure they have the facts straight from several thousand miles away.
    I recently had to explain to a former highschool classmate whose son is in the AoR (I think he is Afghanistan not Iraq) the reason why military folks use humor to deal with reality of what they do (because otherwise we would all be depressed and committing suicide)…I think she unfriended me on the Book of Face. I am impressed that the President would even admit that we sent Soldiers for further evaluation. Most probably wouldn’t admit they were feeling symptoms, it was only when their spontaneous bloody noses leaked all over the paperwork their boss needed to see or sign did someone say…maybe you should get that looked at!

  6. timactual says:

    Now I have a better excuse for my headaches and memory loss. Sounds a lot better than senile dementia. If it’s compensable it might be worth me finally getting off my dead donkey and going to the VA.