Military and Veteran Suicides Rise Despite Aggressive Prevention Efforts

 

 

By Catherine Haig.

In 2004 we sent our troops to invade Iraq and then after that escapade we went to Afghanistan. Since those assaults we tumbled Saddam Hussein’s empire killing him and his two crazy sons and “freeing the Iraqi people” into a chaos and uncertainty when we left. Now the Iraqi people are better off without that lunatic governing them however they also are recovering from Agent Orange attacks that we left behind us as souvenirs. But this article is NOT about what we left behind but our military and vets committing suicide in the most stressful situations on earth.

It is already suicide when any member of our military enters the war stage – any war but we have an all volunteer military – no one person is drafted – they all come and came in the past for a “free education” however this freedom now has a price – that price being YOUR LIFE. OUR MILITARY IS PLACING THEIR LIVES DIRECTLY IN THE LINE OF DANGER and many are paying the price and getting an education they die for.

Literally DIE FOR.

Any one person facing this dilemma is bound to act and react in survival mode but then if they are lucky to survive without a missing limp, these military people take a trip back  home to see their folks and BOMB! Get sent back again for more tours. Some people are on their 11 th tour of duty this is insanity! Fear is constantly taking it’s toll on these troops and I don’t care how much psychological testing you do on people these doctors are not testing them under stressful situations. The knowledge of knowing  you are cognitive stepping on onto the world stage in a war zone is petrifying and not for the weak of heart. Some people get shot and killed immediately; the less fortunate linger from battle to battle hoping they are dodging bullets of death coming at them from all sides.

Then these troops come home and find out that their medical and pay have been cut because “oh gosh there is a sequester in place that is screwing up your benefits. Sorry about that, soldiers, you are shit outta luck!” REALLY? SERIOUSLY? IS THIS THE WAY AMERICA WANTS TO TREAT IT’S HEROES? I DON’T THINK SO!

I DON’T THINK SO AT ALL but from their point of view it’s a slap in the gut from a country who they hear as ungrateful. “I didn’t ask you to go to war for me” or “you military types are all rapists and murderers” and while it’s true that some of our military is that type of person; NOT ALL OF THEM ARE. Other cuts to their benefits are psychological and these troops feel as if they have no were to turn; no friend to talk to about their PTSD or nightmares. What we are doing to these people are beyond any scope of decency.

America has to learn to rotate it’s military and if they cannot do that and if we insist on aiding foreign countries when it’s none of our stinking business to be in that country then we have to institute a

DRAFT

AND IF WE DO CREATE A DRAFT

THEN IT HAS TO BE EQUAL ALL THE WAY AROUND

MEN AND WOMEN

FROM ALL WALKS OF LIFE

AND THE FIRST WHO SHOULD BE SENT TO THE FRONT LINES

ARE ALL THE PRESIDENT’S CHILDREN AND HIS CABINET MEMBERS KIDS RIGHT DOWN THE LINE OF THE SENATE AND HOUSE MEMBERS CHILDREN.

NONE OF THIS CRAP OF CHILDREN FIRST FROM POOR OR DISABLED FAMILIES because if we were to go with that then EMPTY OUT ALL THE JAIL CELLS ACROSS AMERICA

AND SEND THE CRIMINALS INTO BATTLE

AND THEN REFUSE TO LET THEM RETURN HOME.

If any of us that have never been in a war zone before we to do battle we would NOT survive.

We have to pay back our troops with help, understanding and benefits – They put their lives on the line everyday for all of us

Not just the few rich people.

 

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