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Ft. Hood: An Avoidable Tragedy (RPI)

"But what of the other main cause of these tragedies? What no media or government representative will admit is that US military members are suffering horrible mental illnesses because they have been sent over and over again into senseless wars overseas. That is the real cause of this crisis. The real horror comes when these soldiers return to the US to realize that the wars have not been won and all of the suffering and dying on both sides has been in vain. Just think of how many individuals over the last 15 years would not have suffered death or injury — or post-traumatic stress disorders or brain injuries — if we didn't go to war unnecessarily!

The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan may be winding down, but the war against our veterans continues. Why are the people who are really guilty, those who lied us into war, not being called to task?

Unfortunately, the truth is that these same people who lied us into war in Iraq are still getting us involved unnecessarily overseas, in Syria, Egypt, Libya, Ukraine. The problem, the interventionism that creates these deeply troubled service members, continues to thrive, unpunished. And even worse: these people continue to plan our future disasters even though they will not suffer the fate of those they send to be broken on foreign battlefields."

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Channeling some Smedley

WAR is a racket. It always has been.

It is possibly the oldest, easily the most profitable, surely the most vicious. It is the only one international in scope. It is the only one in which the profits are reckoned in dollars and the losses in lives.

A racket is best described, I believe, as something that is not what it seems to the majority of the people. Only a small "inside" group knows what it is about. It is conducted for the benefit of the very few, at the expense of the very many. Out of war a few people make huge fortunes.

http://www.ratical.org/ratville/CAH/warisaracket.html

It's strangely ironic that military bases are gun-free zones

I have never been in the military, so I'm not speaking from any experience, but I find it very strange that the military bases are gun free zones. The MSM brought out their retired generals and experts in interviews on this and they all agreed to not allow soldiers to carry guns. I got the feeling that the brass doesn't trust the enlisted guys to not just start shooting at each other. Has this always been the case? Anyone know if foreign countries also have this rule for their bases?

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LIke A Boss

Man he needs to run for pres again in 2016 he is like wine.

"Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect" - Mark Twain