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VA Gives Gitmo Terrorists Better Medical Care Than U.S. Veterans

May 24, 2014
Irene Garcia
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Club GitmoAs the nation prepares to commemorate the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military, a Pentagon insider reveals that Al Qaeda terrorist jailed at Guantanamo get better medical treatment than our own veterans.

As disgraceful as this may seem, it’s not at all far-fetched considering the Obama administration has gone out of its way to accommodate the prisoners—the world’s most dangerous terrorists—at the U.S. Naval base in southeastern Cuba. We’re talking about 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheik Mohammed (KSM) and his partners in crime, Ramzi Binalshibh and Ali Abdul Aziz Ali. USS Cole bomber Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri is also locked up there.

Since 2008 Judicial Watch has regularly traveled to Gitmo to monitor the Military Commission proceedings of these Islamic jihadists. On many occasions, members of the U.S. Military have expressed to JW representatives that captives in the high-security compound have better living conditions than American soldiers stationed there. This includes food service, sports facilities and even high-speed internet, according to information obtained directly by JW during trips to Gitmo.

Now, in the midst of the scandal involving the Veterans Affairs healthcare system, a Pentagon insider confirms what many have suspected; while our veterans are receiving deplorable healthcare services, the VA is providing jailed terrorists with topnotch medical treatment. J.D. Gordon, a retired Navy Commander who served as a Pentagon spokesman in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, offers enraging figures via a news site. During his tenure Gordon visited Gitmo dozens of times and he got to go behind the scenes.

There are approximately 150 terrorists at Gitmo yet the VA has 100 doctors, nurses and healthcare personnel assigned to them, Gordon says. “Doctors and medical personnel are at their beck and call,” he confirms, adding that they are readily available for things as minor as a cold, fever, toothache or chest and back pain. The jihadists who murdered thousands of Americans never have to wait, Gordon says, because the Gitmo patient to healthcare provider ratio is 1.5 to 1. “No problem, come right on in,” Gordon writes in his piece.

If you risked your life serving your country, however, the ratio is 35 to 1, according to Gordon who discloses that there are 9 million veterans receiving VA healthcare and 267,930 providers. This is egregious, to say the least. The VA healthcare system has been notoriously flawed for many years—under both Democrat and Republican administrations—but the sad fact that even terrorists are getting better services from the agency really accentuates the severity of the problem.

The system is so inept that military veterans are needlessly dying because of long waits and delayed care at VA hospitals, news reports and federal audits have confirmed. The worst part is that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the nation’s second-largest presidential cabinet agency, is well aware of the crisis but has done nothing to correct it. In fact, VA managers have actively covered up the wrongdoing with fraudulent record keeping, including a secret list to conceal exorbitant waiting periods to receive medical attention. Now the VA Inspector General and Congress are investigating this atrocity. In the meantime it seems that veterans must relocate to a Gitmo jail cell to get adequate medical care from the from the U.S. government.

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  1. Michael in Maricopa County permalink
    May 24, 2014 1:46 pm

    Let’s get this correct. First, the United States Department of Veterans Affairs – DOES NOT PROVIDE HEALTHCARE FOR THE TERRORISTS WHO ARE CONFINED AT GITMO, OR ANY OTHER GOVERNMENT COUNTRY CLUB. On the orders of the Administration, these scumbags get their “elite” care from Military and or Contract Medical Personnel. Whether or not the Military Personnel “like” providing that care is another issue, but, let’s hang the culprits at the VA for the crimes they committed, and not for the crimes we would just love to blame them for. After all, corrupt politicians have always managed to turn an ignorant population against a manufactured enemy if it would serve their purpose and deflect attention away from the real culprits responsible for the shortcomings of an organization that has been serving Veterans since 1930.

    As a 25 year career Sr. Federal Manager with DOVA Healthcare, at 4 different Medical Centers, I can tell you that there is enough blame to go around….beginning with the politicians from the White House on down, to the Veterans Organizations and to the Veterans themselves. This is not to say that many “ladder climbers” within the VA System wouldn’t do some of the strangest and/or illegal things to get ahead, but it is important to realize that what you believe you see and know from an outsiders perspective is not what is really happening on the inside. Just like anything else, the influence of politics runs downhill. It is an infection that taints everything that it touches and in this case, corrupt politicians and corrupted VA Leadership has once again brought us to the point that our nations Veterans are the last to be considered in a struggle between the political whores that are running this country into the ground. As a Veteran myself and a VA employee and retiree….I HAVE NEVER USED THE VA HEALTHCARE SYSTEM FOR ANY OF MY CARE! Not because the care is bad, but because I are other Veterans who do not have the financial means to provide for their own needs in the private sector. I could also get Healthcare though the Indian Healthcare System – but don’t, for the very same reason. and second….the fun ding for the VA can’t keep up with the demand by Veterans who need care, nor can it keep up with providing the kinds of new technology that is required to treat the unique issues which 21st century wars and injuries present. The fact is, Congress and each respective Administration has been short changing the Veterans Healthcare System and placing barriers for them in the Veterans Benefits Administration for years. This is a fact and every 30 or 40 years, the accumulative affect of such practices erupt into the kind of scandal that we see today. Now the political finger pointing begins and won’t end until the scapegoats have been named and the politically elite are once again protected from any further criticism. Who wins? To be sure, it won’t be the gullible citizens or our Veterans, for a new scenario will be out in another 30 to 40 years….or perhaps sooner as the VA Healthcare System and Medicare get morphed into Obamascare. The and only then will the American people realize just how terrible unfunded and/or underfunded healthcare really is, as they will become the new guinea pigs of an already bad experiment gone wrong.

    There can be no doubt whatsoever that if our elected representatives were “hand on the Bible” honest about their recent expressed concerns for our nations Veterans, this and past atrocities would never have happened. Like any other Institution – private or public – those who make the promises, must also provide the means by which the promises are kept. If you go to a private doctor or hospital and your care requires greater specialization or longer hands on care, then the cost of such care has to be met by you or your insurance company. In the case of the VA, the Congresses and the Administrations that have been funding and running the VA refuse to look reality in the face and, rather than increase the funding to provide for more staff and other resources, based upon the more sophisticated injuries and illnesses being presented by our older and returning Veterans – they spend their time on devising methods that actually end up depriving Veterans good quality healthcare and their other benefits. Remember St. Albans, NY, Brooklyn, Hines VA in Chicago, Allen Park, Mi., D.C. VA and many others from the 60’s and the 70’s? Veterans were dying in their own feces. So, let’s not forget that it is the political agenda that sets the tone and it is the corrupt politicians who assign the level of greed they are willing to accept and can get away with.

    Rather than blame the current Secretary, who served this nation honorably as a 4 star General and before that as an active member of our armed forces….let’s expose the very politicians who now scream in unity at the horrors recently uncovered….horrors that have been ignored and covered up for decades. Horrors known to them and to the leadership of the Veterans Organizations for years. After all, politicians couldn’t get PAC money or political endorsements without the support of the Veterans Organizations and the Veterans Organizations Leadership wouldn’t get invited to the political gatherings of their “favorite” politician, or be able to rub elbows with the “big wigs” in D.C. – if both weren’t willing to have a quid pro quo relationship. Believe me, there are no clean hands in this recent debacle and those who are left out to dry are the Veterans who lived up to their promise to preserve, protect and defend this nation. It is time that the Congress, the Administration and the Veterans Organizations began to provide the necessary funding, resources and oversight adequate to care for the complicated needs of our nations Veterans. It won’t be inexpensive, but it’s time that we stopped trying to plug the holes in the VA Healthcare system on the cheap. Criminal Terrorists, both in Gitmo and “in country” get better care. Illegal Alien Criminals get released from prison onto the streets of America with green cards and an avenue to all kinds of public services….and yet, our nations Veterans struggle to get the care and the benefits that they prove they deserve and were promised. It is long past the time to hold this Congress and this Administration accountable for the “sins of government” which demonize and denigrate – via the Secretary of DHS – the Defenders of our Freedom and our Liberty….our Veterans. A new…..NOT A RENEWED….commitment by these so-called public servants is required. WE THE PEOPLE must set new rules that will govern their behavior when it comes to serving in the public trust. And, if any issue should cause us to come together quickly….this is the issue. Veterans Healthcare and the Veterans Benefits Administration need to be FULLY FUNDED for the benefit of all of our Veterans….and for the benefit of their Widows and their Orphans – and for the benefit of our nations proud heritage and its once “special” place in GOD’s creation.

  2. Pazuzu permalink
    May 24, 2014 11:24 am

    Obama NEEDS to be in Gitmo for all the” love” he’s shown America.

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