Vietnam Turns To Scientology To Treat Its Agent Orange Victims

Agent Orange CropdustingTruth may be stranger than fiction, but when it comes to scientology it’s hard to know which is which…. From ABC News:

The Vietnamese government is turning to a “detoxification” method developed by the founder of the Church of Scientology to treat victims of Agent Orange, a toxic defoliant the U.S. military used during the Vietnam War.

According to local media reports, 24 patients from the central city of Da Nang were admitted to the Hanoi 103 Military Hospital last week to begin a free, month-long treatment to rid the body of dioxins that have been linked to birth defects, cancers and other diseases.

The “Hubbard Method,” named after L. Ron Hubbard, requires taking vitamins and minerals, exercising and sweating in saunas. Scientologists have used it to treat alcoholism and drug addiction in the past, and offered similar services to New York City’s first responders who were exposed to toxins in the 9/11 terror attacks.

Vietnam is the first country to apply the method on Agent Orange victims, according to Hoang Manh An, the director of the hospital carrying out the detoxification…

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  • MoralDrift

    just imagine the horrors that will befall Vietnam if we don’t get involved……oh wait

  • http://buzzcoastin.posterous.com BuzzCoastin

    anybody who made it this far with Agent Orange is pretty lucky
    my military officer father sucked up a lot of Agent Orange there
    but he died from its effects 25 years ago
    something the US government never acknowledged
    or compensated him for

  • Nunzio X

    To prove Scientology’s effectiveness, perhaps we should film Tom Cruise eating a bunch of Agent Orange while jumping up and down on a couch.

    Then when the symptoms kick in, he can use his special Scientology Powers to cure himself.

    It’d be a great recruitment video, huh? Fellas? Am I right? Can I get an “Amen” all up in here?

  • Rick James

    At least this quackery is free.

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