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25 June 2007

United States War Wounded Troops Scandal ...


Shocked?

Stunned?

Sickened?

Personal sensibilities assaulted?

Well that's how it sodding well should be -- since it's precisely the point of us posting the preceding picture.

It's one thing to see war wounded vets lacking limbs or wearing artificial ones, but another thing entirely to find out for yourself how such circumstances actually - and always, agonizingly - come about in the first place.

Anyway, if we've offended any so called civilized citizens' sensibilities -- tough shit -- and at the same time -- super!

Because it's about bloody time somebody, somewhere sought seriously (and sincerely), to open the eyes of those several million souls seemingly (still, steadfastly stuck) in a state of denial.

So, simply see some associated, Associated Press words (from yesterday, Sunday, via Yahoo News) instead of staring at any more gory war wounds.
GOV'T STRUGGLES TO CARE FOR WOUNDED GI's

By MARILYNN MARCHIONE,

AP Medical Writer - Sun Jun 24, 2:29 AM ET

More than 800 of them have lost an arm, a leg, fingers or toes. More than 100 are blind. Dozens need tubes and machines to keep them alive. Hundreds are disfigured by burns, and thousands have brain injuries and mangled minds.

These are America's war wounded, a toll that has received less attention than the 3,500 troops killed in Iraq. Depending on how you count them, they number between 35,000 and 53,000.
Surprised? Nonplussed? Amazed? Alarmed? Aghast?

Whatever. Read right on.
More of them are coming home, with injuries of a scope and magnitude the government did not predict and is now struggling to treat.

"If we left Iraq tomorrow, we would have the legacy of all these people for many years to come," said Dr. Jeffrey Drazen, editor-in-chief of the New England Journal of Medicine and an adviser to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
Next, read the rest of this revealing, heart-rending report; read it and weep. Read it and wail all you want. But you can bet your bottom dollar that Bushco won't be bothered by it.

What a wretched, wicked, wanton waste, eh?

And what's perhaps even worse is that there ain't anyone in America (who matters), apparently aiming to do anything much about it all.

For shame.

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6 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bravo, Old Brit. That's one of your best blog-posts. Please, keep on telling it like it is.

9:03 pm  
Anonymous kiwi said...

Richard; What anonymous said!

9:24 pm  
Anonymous alex-a said...

Thank you, Richard.

All the big brave pro-war armchair warriors should be forced to watch these sorts of photos all day long. Better still, let them fly out there. Then they could see, HEAR and SMELL what it's like.

Btw, don't stop shouting out loud & clear what so many of us of us are thinking.

12:25 am  
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Anonymous Tazmanian said...

Hi Old Brit, Sad article etc but I'm afraid I couldn't feel much sympathy for the oik in the picture because as far as I'm aware these good ol' boys are all volunteers. Similarly the treatment I have seen being meted out by these volunteer oiks to Iraqi civilians including women and children has been appalling.
This has nothing to do with patriotism etc because if my country was under any real threat from another country me and mine would be amoong the first to sign up. If we were invaded and occupied then me and mine would be resistance fighters. So don't anyone question my lack of sympathy towards injured members of the occupying forces.

5:01 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Solar Rhythmz said...

Suprise , suprise. Wow I am so shocked .Dear oh dear what a coincidence the attacks in Glasgow & London were carried out by 6 Iraqi fully trained combat experienced ex Saddam - military , all given Asylum & some Asians , possibly form Pakistan . Never? I can't believe it .Oh so shocking. There were 8 Iraqui's arrested & charged with Terrorism offences, a few years ago.In 2005 they were in court when oh my golly gosh they were released by the Judge in order to preserve sensitive security sources.They were sent home on home arrest when ...wow they all managed to escape past all the MI5 ,MI6, Police, Antiterrorist Squad,Satelites , Big Brother Camera Systems , Traffic Cameras and disappeared. Boy oh boy what a strange coincidence !? Umm let's see now on the TV news oh yes 6 Iraquis & possibly some Asians maybe even a white guy who looks very much like a very strong stocky sort of special forces type have been captured....wild guess of course pure speculation. Wow they are looking for 2 more that makes 8.
Isn't it unusual that the Security services & Anti Terrorist Squads have a list of 1600 known terrorists living in the UK mostly Assylum Seekers but also some British born Muslims. I wonder ,haven't the Security forces & police considered deporting these 1600 terrorists? Just a suggestion. Perhaps we could um arrest them and deny them Assylum? Oh I forgot 1.5 million have managed to slip into the U.K. since Blair & Brown took office . Most of these illegal immigrants are a great boost to the British economy so the Politicians say. Where do they all come from?
Iraq, Syria,Algeria ,Somalia ,Afganistan,Lebenon, Iran, Albania, Sieera Leone, Nigeria ,Kosovo & Chechnya all Terrorist States , all combat trained either as insurgents or Government conscripts , nearly all young men between 18-35. Of course thats just a coincidence . Of course that Islamic Army resident in the UK is not a threat to our Security. Lets send all of the Armed Forces to the Gulf, Iraq, Afganistan, Africa ,Falklands etc etc anywhere but here in the UK. Ok we have some logistics & Admin personnel, and the Queens personal Guards ... and Blair just happened to hand our immigration policy to unelected foreigners , namely the E.U. I forgot also the Defence policy of the Armed Forces.Also the police are soon to be intergrated in a E.U. police you know one uniform etc . E.U. police patrolling U.K. streets !The Armed forces even our Nuclear weapons lock stock & barrel in the hands of unelected E.U. officials. Oh yes over a million Legal immigrants from Pakistan ,Arab states, the Gulf and Eastern Europe. Many trained in the Soviet Era , but mostly just ex military conscripts. Wow isnt that unusual. This isnt a security risk to the U.K. I mean a standing Armed forces of 180,000 could have no problems with 1.5 million combat trained , miliary trained ex conscipts, insurgents ,guerillas, terrorists & intelligence personnel all from abroad. Ok so its also true that France , Germany, Italy Spain etc are in a similar position. Of course we cant stop this occupation by design , we mustnt send them back, because it would infringe their human rights. After all anyone that loves their Country & Nation is a racist or extremist.
Dont you just love the Government. It is so fair and just and has never lied to the British people aren't we lucky. I mean MI5 ,MI6 & SIS nearly always managed to stop Soviet intelligence and expell them in the old days. As we did in WW2 etc etc. But nowadays with all the massive increases in technology and Personnel they are unable to track the Islamic terror cells.And 4 million spy camers and 2000 spy satelites just dont know where they all are or what they are doing.
Strange how the S.A.S. just snatched a British born Islamic Terror cell out of Somalia, past all those Islamic Jihadist Armies with out a single loss. Perhaps they were snatched for arrest and trial you might say. That would be reasonible except they haven't .Indeed they seem to have vanished. Retribution ? Illegal but I can understand that. Um well no they are on the streets. Strange but true. Here is a little imagined scenario. In the near future a group of Islamic terrorists will carry outan attrocity against the British people. Of course war with Islamic nations will have to be the only solution. Lets bring back the Draft and send all fit young British men to war and leave the Nation in the very safe hands of the 1.5 million foreign combat vets & the E.U. Oh I feel so safe & secure. I can sleep so well now. Aren't we lucky to have such compassionate ,kind & loyal E.U. unelected officals looking after us all. After all Blair said giving away all of defences to the unelected E.U. officials was in "Britians interests". He said in 100 years the British people will look him in a different light. As he knows what is right for us inferiors we shouldnt question his judgement. Should we?
Camp Twisted Moronic Muppet. Britian is our Nation you Scum licker Blair you are an utter bastard. What gives you the right to give our Armed forces to our enemies who are unelected & unaccountable. What is a an unelected President of Europe? Remind me ? A DICTATOR . Scum .You want my family our nation to be exterminated or an enslaved race? I remenber a song that says we will never be slaves DO YOU UNDERSTAND. NWO SCUM.You have lit the tinder box .Right always prevails no matter what the cost .Guess what N.W.O. We want TO DIE for our Country , Nation & our family’s.We will fight you to the death. UNDERSTAND OUR UTTER DEVOTION TO DEFEAT YOU .Bastards.One and All.Blair what a complete vomit inducing scumbag you are. I have read your CFR Bilderberg NWO books and Pamphlets. We are insects are we? Want to cull us do we? Oh dear oh dear what a misclaculation. We will have LIBERTY . DEATH TO Tyrants. We have law on our side .Treason is the most vile crime you piece of filth. Hanging a traitor isnt a crime last time I looked it was rewarded. We will hunt you down for ever by the LAW of Britain.Do You Understand I answer to no foregn dictator or their henchmen or their bullshit NWO Euro Laws . *£$% and that is spelt with a C.

Prepare for our British response.

We love Britain forever you Satanic Pope kissing Traitor.

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