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More Justification for Ron Paul's foreign policy

Today an Iraq war veteran was found dead in Mt. Rainer National Park after killing a park ranger and possibly others at a New Year's party the night before. This is yet another example of the damage that can be done to our military personnel after returning home from fighting in other countries. The effects of war are not just felt overseas, but at home in everyday civilian life. It doesn't just kill foreigners in far away lands but has a lasting effect on some that fight these endless wars, their siblings, wives, kids and more. Families are torn apart from divorce, child custody battles and other civil disputes sometimes resulting in death. It is a sad, sad story and another example of the detrimental effects of war.

This is a quote from the Yahoo News story:

"According to police and court documents, Barnes had a troubled transition to civilian life, with accusations in a child custody dispute that he suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder following his Iraq deployments and was suicidal.
The mother of his toddler daughter sought a temporary restraining order against him, according to court documents.
She alleged that he got easily irritated, angry and depressed and kept an arsenal of weapons in his home. She wrote that she feared for the child's safety. Undated photos provided by police showed a shirtless, tattooed Barnes brandishing two large weapons.
The woman told authorities Barnes was suicidal and possibly suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder after deploying to Iraq in 2007-2008, and had once sent her a text message saying "I want to die."

It is very hard to hear critics say that the majority of American's don't understand Ron Paul's foreign policy. It's easy to say that when you don't see the violence that goes on overseas. When it hits close to home, it seems to be major news and effects people in a different way.

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Just watched that entire show recently about the guy who came back and was suffering and he ended up in a rage and then he killed himself. Americans who have not been there have absolutely no idea what this is about. Thank you for sharing this story. Incredibly sad reality!

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This is so sad. Many now are suffering b/c the man needed..

..help and did not get the help he needed.

What a waist of life.

How can Santorum say with a straight face that he is pro-life... he is pro-K-Street, not pro-life.

They are all war mongers and they do not take care of the veterans when they come home.


sorry about being grammar police...


Winning those school-wide spelling bees every time the final three years of Elementary School is my own "PTSD" (it was over 40 years ago).

Just reminded me of John Needham's case.


It's well worth watching. The tragic part was he truly was trying to be a man of conscience. & in a fit of complete PTSD blank-out, he actually had no idea, how he even did, what he ended up doing.

truly tragic beyond words. hope his father's discovered Dr.Paul; can add a human dimension when talking about foreign policy. I think the Doc's the ONLY candidate in US history to actually bring up the issue of rising number of suicides in returning vets, as well as PTSD, Agent Organge, Gulf War Syndrome, DU aftermaths, & homelessness.

in some sense, it's utter euphemism to say 'warcrimes.' because war, IS a crime.

a 1928 treaty in which America is still a voluntary signatory to, we actually outlawed war itself: http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=...

but, even putting aside the reality of that treaty for a minute, honestly cannot believe that some grown adults (mainly mindless drone neocons) are 'shocked' to think 'atrocities' would go on in a war.

shouldn't we expect it, when all our lives we're told that murder is wrong... until you do it on behalf of the state?

that cognitive dissonant standard of morality for an individual vs. the State, alone would be enough to drive anyone mad.

but, once that switch to kill another human being is turned on, there is really no comprehensive way of switching it off or 'decompressing' it, as all the psychological aftermath is all dealt within the individual psyche of the servicemen/women.

the State who got them into the lunacy of the war & its aftermath may set up a system to medically take care of them, but at the end of the day, soldiers themselves have to live with the consequences. what's 'unseen' is always gonna be there.

it's all too crazy for words.

Predictions in due Time...

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul