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Reply to "Video Brings Accusations of War Crimes: Marines Urinating on Corpses"

Originally Posted by Cholly:

The adverse affects of PTSD undiagnosed and the thousands of young military personnal who served during the 10 year war non-stop rotation after rotation witnessing death up close and personal 24/7, 365 and now after being on high mental alert each and every second of every day, now these soldiers/marines return back home not the same psychologically in all aspects.

 


 

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My sentiments exactly, Cholly.

 

But this part, especially, is probably what pisses me off ... disturbs me most!!    Because only recently has the government/military even been WILLING to provide the accurate diagnosis of PTSD in these returning service members!!!  For the first years and years of this sio-called "war" the VA wouldn't even classify what these young, disturbed minds were experiencing as a "mental disorder."

 

Give them some Valium or Wellbutrin (anti-depressants), send 'em home, hope they don't come back, and call it a day. 

 

And then finally .... after YEARS of documented, ever-increasing numbers of "vets"/ex-Iraq and -Afghanistan soldiers coming home and killing themselves, wives, children, mothers, fathers, neighbors, acts of domestic violence, hostage-taking incidents, mentally-disturbed-induced homelessness, criminal acts of aggression landing them in jail in overflowing numbers .... then ... THEN ... the military decides to think about considering the fact that MAYBE there's a problem that might be serious enough to be addressed!!

 

It was just near the end of last year that only ONE branch of the service (and I think it was the Army) thought it might be prudent to do a STUDY on whether or not there was an unusual number of their members experiencing suicides .... although civilian studies CLEARLY show that it's not a matter of "if."  It's a situation that it IS happening.  Right now.  Today.

 

We have tens of thousands of "he came back a changed man" ex-Iraq and -Afghanistan soldiers on our streets living throughout the entire country today.  I shudder to think how many more will kill or be killed before the government/military chooses to figure that out.  And what, if anything, they can or will be able to do about it.

 

I don't think you can stuff that kind of genie back in the bottle ever again.

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