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Post time 2007-12-13 10:09:00 |Display all floors
Originally posted by wowzers at 11-12-2007 17:16
kongque, have you got a link to your "04 - 27 - 05. Associated Press International extract"?

You write, "I have also posted how the Presidential advisers and primary interns are m ...


Hmmmmmmm - did you manage to read my reply before it was deleted?
Man created god before god created man and the world has been in turmoil ever since. Dots freak some people out - so they join them with lines that aren't really there.

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Post time 2007-12-13 10:16:42 |Display all floors
Originally posted by changabula at 12-12-2007 19:40
Soldier: I was ordered to shoot Iraqi
Updated: 2007-09-28 14:52


Baghdad - A US soldier broke down in tears Thursday as he testified that he was ordered to shoot an unarm ...


No good crying when the sh*t hits the fan - he should have refused to kill the guy in the first place and let his NCO put him up on a charge which he could then have defended.

So he kills an innocent man and likely leaves a family without a father - a family without a son - then he cries????

When the innocence is obvious the act of killing is murder - and the responsibilty for that murder does not stop with the grunt who pulled the trigger.

The US already firmly established the precedent taking crimes of this nature to trial - but of course as is typical of the US - they only want to hang others and not their own murderers in uniform.

This is what hundreds of thousands of innocent Iraqis are dying for.

http://www.antiwar.com/justin/?articleid=12042
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Post time 2008-1-24 08:21:26 |Display all floors
Study: Up to 20% of troops may have Traumatic Brain Injury

By Gregg Zoroya - USA Today
Posted : Friday Jan 18, 2008 7:47:54 EST

WASHINGTON — An Army task force found major gaps in the care of traumatic brain injury last year, but officials say they are moving rapidly to correct the problems.

A task force study — completed last May but not made public until Thursday — found fault with several issues, including efforts to identify and treat soldiers suffering mild traumatic brain injury often resulting from exposure to roadside bomb blasts.

Although victims often show no outward sign of the injury, it can affect brain functions dealing with short-term memory, problem solving and sleep, and cause nausea, dizziness and headaches. Treatment often involves pulling a soldier out of combat temporarily or permanently, and treating the symptoms.

Screening efforts show 10 percent to 20 percent of Marines and soldiers returning from Afghanistan and Iraq may have suffered this wound, according to the Army. The task force last May found that "major gaps" in identifying and treating the injury "were created by a lack of coordination and policy-driven approaches."

This was despite the fact that researchers at the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center — the Pentagon's premier clinical research office for brain injury — had developed ways of identifying the wound in 2004, the study said.

USA Today reported in November that at least 20,000 U.S. service members returning from combat have been diagnosed with, or shown signs of, brain injury.

"There is clearly a problem when the most common injury of the war is the least understood," said Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash. "This task force is a long-overdue step forward in diagnosing and understanding the signature wound of this war."

In a news conference Thursday, the task force's chairman, Army Brig. Gen. Donald Bradshaw, lauded the military's efforts to improve care in recent months. Not only are soldiers screened for brain injury immediately after exposure to blasts, they are screened again as they come home, Bradshaw said. Computer-based cognitive testing that provides a better understanding of the brain damage has been introduced into the war zone and at military installations. Standard guidelines for treating brain injury were completed in October.

"Since the release of the report [in May] we've been working arduously to put these recommendations into action," said Col. Judith Ruiz, a task force member and program manager for traumatic brain injury.

The task force applauded the brain injury program at Fort Carson, Colo., where 17 percent of returning soldiers have shown signs of the injury. As a result, the Army is replicating Fort Carson's program at other installations.

The task force said most soldiers who suffer mild brain injury recover completely. Army Col. Robert Labutta, a neurologist and member of the task force, added that research is underway to determine long-term effects.

Out of 48 task force recommendations in May to improve the diagnosis, treatment and research into brain injury, nine have been implemented, and 31 are being addressed.

"This is a very complex process and so the fact that we've made headway on all of these recommendations is really very, I think, laudatory," Bradshaw said. Most important, he said, the Army has moved aggressively to educate soldiers, commanders and medics in the field about mild traumatic brain injury, how to identify it and take steps to have it treated.

Task force recommendations still to be addressed include:

• Better ways of tracking the incidents of brain injury, and identifying former soldiers who may have suffered a brain injury but have left the service. An estimated 1.5 million troops have served in the current conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.

• Broader baseline testing of a soldier's brain functions before he goes into combat so deficits can later be gauged accurately. This specialized computer-based testing has already been given to 40,000 service members.

• Standardizing the care and treatment of brain-injured soldiers at all Army medical hospitals.

http://www.armytimes.com/news/2008/01/gns_braininjury_080117/
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Post time 2008-2-2 07:14:28 |Display all floors
These poor dumb grunts!
No one cares about them! Latest report shows:


Army Suicides Up As Much As 20 Percent

By PAULINE JELINEK – 1 day ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — As many as 121 Army soldiers committed suicide in 2007, a jump of some 20 percent over the year before, officials said Thursday.

The rise comes despite numerous efforts to improve the mental health of a force stressed by a longer-than-expected war in Iraq and the most deadly year yet in the now six-year-old conflict in Afghanistan.

Internal briefing papers prepared by the Army's psychiatry consultant early this month show there were 89 confirmed suicides last year and 32 deaths that are suspected suicides and still under investigation.

More than a quarter of those — about 34 — happened during deployments in Iraq, an increase from 27 in Iraq the previous year, according to the preliminary figures.

The report also shows an increase in the number of attempted suicides and self-injuries — some 2,100 in 2007 compared to less than 1,500 the previous year and less than 500 in 2002.

The total of 121 suicides last year, if all are confirmed, would be more than double the 52 reported in 2001, before the Sept. 11 attacks prompted the Bush administration to launch its counter-terror war. The toll was 87 by 2005 and 102 in 2006.

Officials said the rate of suicides per 100,000 active duty soldiers has not yet been calculated for 2007. But in a half million-person active duty Army, the 2006 toll of 102 translated to a rate of 17.5 per 100,000, the highest since the Army started counting in 1980, officials said. The rate has fluctuated over those years, with the low being 9.1 per 100,000 in 2001.

That toll and rate for 2006 is a revision from figures released in August because a number of pending cases have since been concluded. Officials earlier had reported 99 soldiers killed themselves in 2006 and two cases were pending — as opposed to the 102 now confirmed. It's common for investigations to take some time and for officials to study results at length before releasing them publicly.

Col. Elspeth Ritchie, the psychiatry consultant to the Army surgeon general, has said that officials found failed personal relationships, legal and financial problems and the stress of their jobs have been main factors in soldiers' suicides. Officials also have found that the number of days troops are deployed in Iraq, Afghanistan or nearby countries contributes to that stress.

With the Army stretched thin by years of fighting the two wars, the Pentagon last year extended normal tours of duty to 15 months from 12 and has sent some troops back to the wars several times. The Army has been hoping to reduce tour lengths this summer. But the prospect could depend heavily on what Gen. David Petraeus, the top U.S. commander in Iraq, recommends when he gives his assessment of security in Iraq and troop needs to Congress in April.

A succession of studies on mental health in the military have found a system that might have been adequate for peacetime has been overwhelmed by troops coming home from war. Some troop surveys in Iraq have shown that 20 percent of Army soldiers have signs and symptoms of post-traumatic stress, which can cause flashbacks of traumatic combat experiences and other severe reactions. About 35 percent of soldiers are seeking some kind of mental health treatment a year after returning home under a program that screens returning troops for physical and mental health problems, officials have said.

Officials have worked to set up a number of new programs and strengthen old ones for providing mental health care to the force. The Army also has been working to stem the stigma associated with getting therapy for mental problems, after officials found that troops are avoiding counseling out of fear it could harm their careers.

http://ap.google.com/article/ALe ... bmnEpYPH9wD8UGTM282
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Post time 2008-7-30 19:59:08 |Display all floors
Caught on tape: Army recruiters threaten high school students

It's a problem that was supposed to be fixed, but is it?

07:34 AM CDT on Tuesday, July 29, 2008

By Mark Greenblatt

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That’s why the Aldine High School senior started thinking about the Army – and the tens of thousands of dollars in bonuses that can come with enlistment.

“They were offering me school, they were offering me bonuses,” he said.

So Gonzales signed up – but only to “pre-enlist” in the Delayed Entry Program. DEP allows kids to try out the military without a binding commitment.

But the 11 News Defenders have found there is a problem: Army recruiters aren’t sticking to the program and are bullying and even lying to potential recruits and their families to keep them from dropping out.

After he had a change of heart, Gonzalez became one such victim.

“I’d rather just stay here, go to college,” he said he told his recruiter.

The reaction: Gonzalez said a recruiter told him if he did drop out, they would send him to jail.

Scared, Gonzales called Sgt. Glenn Marquette, a supervisor at the Greenspoint Recruiting Station.

Marquette told Gonzales there was no way out.

“You signed a binding contract,” he said.

But that wasn’t true.

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Obviously, not all of them are that dumb!
The dumb ones are those that have been conned into going to Iraq!

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Post time 2010-12-19 08:01:18 |Display all floors

US soldiers in Afganistan speak out....

(From CBS Evening News)

"If ever Marines earned the right to speak their minds about the war, it is a group of four men who were all gravely wounded by roadside bombs in Afghanistan, reports CBS News National Security correspondent David Martin

"We're the ones paying the price, and we're telling you it's worthwhile," said Sgt. Johnny Jones. "We are the price. The price is right here. That's where it's at."

CBS News was there in Southern Afghanistan when Sgt. Jones got hit and was rushed to a helicopter on a stretcher.

"The first thing I saw was my legs and I knew they were gone," said Sergeant Jones.

He was part of a team that had cleared nearly 50 roadside bombs in five days. But the Taliban were watching and learning.


"We're sweeping the ground," said Sergeant Jones. "Eventually they figure out that's to find metal, so they come up with components that are non-metallic."

"For what they have, they're very smart and they can make some very high-tech or low-tech stuff that we just can't find," said Lance Corporal Mike Martinez.

Lance Corporal Martinez was a  handler playing a deadly game of hide and seek against the Taliban.

"Everything is on their terms and how they want to do everything," said Lance Corporal Martinez.

"People who haven't been there don't understand it, but you get in there and talk to the villagers, you see progress and a day-in and day-out basis," said Captain Timothy Cooper. "It's getting better."

Captain Cooper was thrown 180 feet when his vehicle hit a mine, leaving his legs mangled and paralyzed. For him and the others, this is how the progress is measured:

People came over to their side.

"It takes courage to come up and talk to me and tell me about IEDs when they know they're putting their own family at risk by doing that," said Sergeant Jones.

"We'll burn down your hose," said Captain Cooper. "We'll kill your livestock. We'll kill your family."

It's a grunt's eye view of a war which has changed dramatically since it began.

"My first tour was strictly, strictly combat," said Sergeant Major Raymond Mackay. "Search out and close with and destroy the enemy."

Sergeant Major Mackay was one of the first marines into Afghanistan in 2001.

"The second time over there I realized that not everybody's the enemy," said Sergeant Major Mackay. "They're good people, the Afghans. They want to make a living on their terms, not the Taliban's, not our terms. But their terms."

But is opening a market in Southern Afghanistan worth this?

Most people who would look at four men in the prime of their lives, not one with a good leg, and say, "Is the U.S. asking too much of our Marines?"

All four men disagree.

"If I could go back I would," said Sergeant Major Mackay. "I'd go back in a heartbeat."

Their only doubt about the price they paid - and continue to pay each day is this:

"Are we going to let it be in vain? Just pick up and leave? Let the country go back to where it was before or worse? Or are we going to stick it out?" asked Captain Cooper.

Four wounded marines are not the final word on whether the U.S. can succeed in Afghanistan. But one thing's for certain: If the U.S. fails, it won't be because they weren't tough enough...."

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Sad bast@rds! Long term brainwashing has taken its toll. No hope for them. But it is perfectly reasonable for those permentaly disabled in a war to grasp at the idea that their sacrifice was worth it. It is a natural part of their recovery.  Psychologically how else could you expect such people to go on living if they were not able to see it that way from a mental health point of view?

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Post time 2010-12-19 21:45:47 |Display all floors

US to become another GAY and LESBIAN Army..

GAY and LESGIANS are more violent and destructive than sexually normal Peaple

The US government hope to achieve Victory in Afghanistan easier than with the Heterosexual soldiers..

The US intelligence and other covert operatons organization in the USA is full of these kinks and ****s, gutchers and sheat eaters.

They will make the US force more perverse and degenerate, both abroad and at home..



U.S. Congress abolishes military gay ban
English.news.cn 2010-12-19


WASHINGTON, Dec. 18 (Xinhua) -- The U.S. Senate on Saturday voted to repeal a Clinton-era ban on gays and lesbians to serve openly in the military, sending the measure, previously passed by the House of Representatives, for President Barack Obama's signature.

The Senate passed the measure with a 65 to 31 vote. The Senate earlier in the day cleared the path for the repeal of the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" law with a 63-33 test vote. 60 votes were need to advance the measure in the chamber's floor.

The White House, which has been awaiting the passage of the measure, sent out a Twitter message by Press Secretary Robert Gibbs immediately following the passage of the measure, saying Obama is to sign the new law next week.

In a statement earlier in the day, the White House said Obama has been reaching out to Senators from both sides of the aisle to help secure votes on the issue even this morning.

The "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy, which was introduced as a compromise measure in 1993 by then-president Bill Clinton, prohibits homosexuals to serve openly in the military. It has been a major contentious issue in U.S. politics. Critics including gay rights groups argue that the policy violates the rights of gay military members to free speech and open association.

The issue has come under increasing scrutiny as a lawsuit challenging the 17-year-old law worked its way through the federal courts this year, and is scheduled to be heard by a federal appeals court in the spring.

Obama, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mike Mullen have said they support congressional repeal of the law. The Pentagon has conducted a comprehensive study this year on military personnel's opinion on repealing the ban, noting that "strong majority" of the military do not object to gays and lesbians serving openly, and said the repeal won't affect military readiness.

However, the repeal still faced opposition from Republicans and senior military officials. Army Chief of Staff George Casey and Marine Corps Commandant James Amos both voiced concern about repealing the law, saying repealing it during war time is a distraction.

However, Obama said he is "absolutely convinced that making this change will only underscore the professionalism of our troops " and he knows "that we can responsibly transition to a new policy while ensuring our military strength and readiness."

In a statement, Gates said the ban will remain military policy for a little longer, as the president and Pentagon must first certify that lifting the ban won't hurt troops' ability to fight. After that, the military will undergo a 60-day wait period before any changes are made.
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