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kpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-13-08 08:56 AM
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“Iraq veteran arrested in killing.”
A series of articles and multimedia about veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan who have committed killings, or been charged with them, after coming home.

War Torn
Across America, Deadly Echoes of Foreign Battles

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As Mr. Sepi started home, two gang members, both large and both armed, stepped out of the darkness. Mr. Sepi said in an interview that he spied the butt of a gun, heard a boom, saw a flash and “just snapped.”

In the end, one gang member lay dead, bleeding onto the pavement. The other was wounded. And Mr. Sepi fled, “breaking contact” with the enemy, as he later described it. With his rifle raised, he crept home, loaded 180 rounds of ammunition into his car and drove until police lights flashed behind him.

“Who did I take fire from?” he asked urgently. Wearing his Army camouflage pants, the diminutive young man said he had been ambushed and then instinctively “engaged the targets.” He shook. He also cried.

“I felt very bad for him,” Detective Andersen said.

Nonetheless, Mr. Sepi was booked, and a local newspaper soon reported: “Iraq veteran arrested in killing.”

more at:
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/13/us/13vets.html?_r=2&p...
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-13-08 08:57 AM
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1. Thanks George
I hate your guts.
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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-13-08 09:25 AM
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5. I second that sentiment.
Edited on Sun Jan-13-08 09:25 AM by vickiss
I hate your guts too, George.
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madokie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-13-08 09:03 AM
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2. one of my many worries is the mental state of the returning Soldiers
I know I've had flashbacks and let me just say now that they are as real or more real than what is actually going on around you. There is no rhyme or reason for when they show their ugly heads either. Time does seem to help though
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Libby2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-13-08 09:05 AM
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3. Mine too.
That's another thing that pisses me off about the fucking war mongers.

The financial cost of this war will be nothing, compared to the other problems we will all have.
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jazzjunkysue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-13-08 09:06 AM
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4. And we're surprised by this because.......
Wait till they all come home. Then we'll finally have to "fight them over here." But they'll be americans we have broken with our blood lust about 9/11 and our oil greed and our bigotry against muslims.
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patrice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-13-08 09:30 AM
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6. These people have been robbed of their humanity.
And it's THEIR own fault.

:sarcasm:

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Is it possible for them to sue George for damages?
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Sugar Smack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-13-08 09:46 AM
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7. Here's a site-
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