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13 January 2008

US Military Vet Murders: Massive 89% Increase in Last 6 Years...


Yep, we know.

Nobody likes a smart arse saying they told you so.

Report: 121 veterans linked to killings

NEW YORK - At least 121 Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans have committed a killing or been charged in one in the United States after returning from combat, The New York Times reported Sunday.

The newspaper said it also logged 349 homicides involving all active-duty military personnel and new veterans in the six years since military action began in Afghanistan, and later Iraq. That represents an 89-percent increase over the previous six-year period, the newspaper said.

About three-quarters of those homicides involved Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans, the newspaper said. The report did not illuminate the exact relationship between those cases and the 121 killings also mentioned in the report.

Read the rest of this heartbreaking report right here.

Our own last word on this shocking subject?

You'd better believe us when we say: "You ain't seen nothing yet."


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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wai till all those boys|girls who've been over there [especially for extended tours] start experiencing the results of their prolonged exposure to DU [depleted uranium] get home.
Then the nightmare will begin in earnest. Not just the long term suffering that lays ahead for themselves, but all the birth defects|disabilities|defomities and so on that will enevitably ensue.

Hearts, minds, lives, marriages, relationships will be broken - on a daily basis. And inevitably ther will be increasing numbers who get to the end of their tether and eventually just "snap".

There's plenty more violence set to erupt among vets and their families - and those many others who already destined to become "victims" of the "snappings".

Prices will be paid in lives for at least another generation. Even if these wars came to end this very minute. The longer they go on, the worse things are going to get.

Pandora's box was indeed opened even as the first bomb fell in Iraq.

8:20 pm  
Anonymous garth said...

Is anyone really surprised about these figures?

After all, killing is what they've been trained and brainwashed to do, without a second thought. Just as they've been shown first hand how cheap life really is -- especially when you've got a gun in your hand -- and your victim hasn't.

Hang 'em high -- one at a time. That way the problems they bring back for other people are easily solved -- one at a time.

F*ck em all. Hang 'em all high.

8:55 pm  
Blogger dubhaltach said...

One of our team posted an extract of that report over at our place under the heading:

We believe the technical term for this is "collateral damage"

Every single one of the comments made on that posting (all of them originating from the Southern states of the USA) have had to be marked as spam and dumped.

Garth you have it backwards death is cheap it's life, especially a ½way decent quality of life that's expensive.

9:58 pm  
Anonymous R J Adams said...

Americans have forgotten about the war(s). The presidential election is being fought on the economy, Iraq and Afghanistan are no longer a political issue. God forbid that Americans should suffer financial hardship. After all, their only pleasure in life is shopping. As to the returning troops and their problems, America's superior medical expertise will put those to rights. The few that go completely off the rails and kill people are just rotten apples, not fit for the title, "Hero".

(My apologies to those Americans who actually think like human beings. In reality, there are quite a few.)

10:17 pm  
Blogger Wisewebwoman said...

I've heard Halliburton (i.e. Homeland Security) are building massive compounds to hold these damaged veterans along with any protesting citizenry? Liquidation is not too far behind, I suspect.

6:24 am  
Anonymous pimpernel said...

Richard, you're right to say we ain't seen nothing yet.

And RJ, sadly modern cutting edge 'treatment' has brought new problems. Vets will be coming home with injuries, disabilties, defomormities and so on, like never seen anywhere before.

90% of all 'battlefield deaths' are historicaly due to massive blood loss. A new 'wonder gel' - Brit invention I think - stems bleeding better than anything that's prviously been know.

IF (and it still, IF) severley wounded are gotten to quickly enough these days, many extra lives can be saved. However, perversley this is NOT a good thing in many cases. Because, many people that now live long enough to be transported to hospitals for extra care, are STILL terribly injured.

There's no magic gel that can alter that fact. Bottom line is that some of these retuning vets would actually have been better off dying (as nature intended) due the state they're saved (to just about 'exist' in.

Cruel as it sounds, their families would have been better off too.

Honestly, RJ, it's a nightmare that's going to get a lot worse than it already is.

10:44 am  

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