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Mon Mar 12, 2012, 03:58 PM

Soldier Held in Afghan Massacre Had Brain Injury, Marital Problems

Source: ABC/Yahoo news

The Army staff sergeant who allegedly went on a rampage and killed 16 Afghans as they slept in their homes had a traumatic brain injury at one point and had problems at home after his last deployment, officials told ABC News.

But the soldier, who is based at Fort Lewis in Washington, was considered fit for combat duty and deployed to Afghanistan in December, officials said.

Details about the staff sergeant, who has not been identified, emerged as the Taliban vowed revenge against "sick-minded American savages" after the mass killing.

What has trickled about the suspect is that he was 38, on his fourth combat deployment in 10 years, the first three in Iraq. He was on his first tour in Afghanistan, where he'd been since December.

Read more: http://gma.yahoo.com/soldier-held-afghan-massacre-had-brain-injury-marital-061722796--abc-news.html



When I first read the story I thought that the person responsible for the shootings should receive the harshest penalty possible short of execution. There is no way someone with brain injuries, behavioral, and personal problems should be deployed to a combat theater.

This just sucks all the way around.

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Reply Soldier Held in Afghan Massacre Had Brain Injury, Marital Problems (Original post)
denbot Mar 2012 OP
cbayer Mar 2012 #1
atreides1 Mar 2012 #5
cbayer Mar 2012 #10
pscot Mar 2012 #16
caseymoz Mar 2012 #27
Voice for Peace Mar 2012 #31
TheMadMonk Mar 2012 #32
pscot Mar 2012 #37
PavePusher Mar 2012 #42
caseymoz Mar 2012 #49
PavePusher Mar 2012 #41
caseymoz Mar 2012 #50
Doc Holliday Mar 2012 #34
caseymoz Mar 2012 #61
patrice Mar 2012 #23
caseymoz Mar 2012 #26
TheMadMonk Mar 2012 #30
PavePusher Mar 2012 #40
atreides1 Mar 2012 #2
MADem Mar 2012 #18
PavePusher Mar 2012 #43
dkf Mar 2012 #3
Moonwalk Mar 2012 #8
sendero Mar 2012 #55
redgreenandblue Mar 2012 #12
Alcibiades Mar 2012 #47
pacificman Mar 2012 #19
immoderate Mar 2012 #4
patrice Mar 2012 #24
immoderate Mar 2012 #44
patrice Mar 2012 #60
Mimosa Mar 2012 #52
immoderate Mar 2012 #56
NRaleighLiberal Mar 2012 #6
whathehell Mar 2012 #22
Mimosa Mar 2012 #53
nobodyspecial Mar 2012 #7
Raksha Mar 2012 #14
patrice Mar 2012 #25
indepat Mar 2012 #9
hamsterjill Mar 2012 #11
dipsydoodle Mar 2012 #13
Blue_Tires Mar 2012 #57
DallasNE Mar 2012 #15
lumpy Mar 2012 #17
polly7 Mar 2012 #21
pinboy3niner Mar 2012 #20
frazzled Mar 2012 #45
Vattel Mar 2012 #28
denbot Mar 2012 #33
Enrique Mar 2012 #48
bowens43 Mar 2012 #29
safrthjt Mar 2012 #35
Dont call me Shirley Mar 2012 #36
certainot Mar 2012 #39
certainot Mar 2012 #38
excuse not to write Mar 2012 #46
AtomicKitten Mar 2012 #51
Mimosa Mar 2012 #54
dipsydoodle Mar 2012 #59
jwirr Mar 2012 #58

Response to denbot (Original post)

Mon Mar 12, 2012, 04:00 PM

1. This speaks volumes about how we are caring for our injured soldiers,

particularly if their injuries are psychiatric in nature.

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Response to cbayer (Reply #1)

Mon Mar 12, 2012, 04:09 PM

5. There is no "we" in this

"We" did not sign off on this man being fit for combat duty...that was done by some quack mind fucker, who was probably playing the CYA game!

And this leads to the chain of command all the way up to the Pentagon...last time I checked I didn't work for the DoD, do you?

We need to get off this whole guilt trip...because it's getting f***ing annoying when people keep saying "we", as if "we" had anything to do with the decision made by this soldier's chain of command!

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Response to atreides1 (Reply #5)

Mon Mar 12, 2012, 04:31 PM

10. Jeez, I just meant we as a country.

We, through our elected leaders, do have something to do with how damaged soldiers are cared for. We can effect DoD policy. We did have a lot to do with the removal of DADT.

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Response to atreides1 (Reply #5)

Mon Mar 12, 2012, 05:01 PM

16. Horseshit

You live in this country, you own it. There are no innocents here. We are all complicit.

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Response to pscot (Reply #16)

Mon Mar 12, 2012, 06:16 PM

27. Sorry, count me out of that.


Do the citizens of Syria "own" what their country is doing? We have lost control of this government, and it pretends to govern just enough that rebellion hasn't started to roll yet.

I've done nothing to contribute to this, and wasn't consulted on any of it.

However, I'm included in "we" because the use is idiomatic. It doesn't say, "is complicit with." Hers is just a semantical confusion, nothing else.

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Response to caseymoz (Reply #27)

Mon Mar 12, 2012, 08:11 PM

31. have to agree with you

 

Of course each of us can always do more,
of course each of us can do better.
But this mess is not our fault, and I don't
own the crimes the US government commits.

When I grew up it was "my country right or wrong"
and a bunch of us said horseshit, that's not what human life is for.

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Response to caseymoz (Reply #27)

Mon Mar 12, 2012, 08:22 PM

32. The people of Syria, are PUTTING THEIR FUCKING LIVES ON THE LINE...

 

...to oust "their bastard(s)". They are doing their damndest, to take ownership.

Americans are still at the stage of flapping their hands and squealing, "What do I do? What do I do?" when their legal protests meet illegal resistance.

Lost control? Bull-FUCKING-shit. Gave it away for worthless promises: promises of perpetually cheap oil and impossibly low taxes; promises that the nasty gays will be shoved back in their closets; promises that the filthy job stealing wetbacks will be pushed back to their side of the river; promises to be tough on crime and even tougher on perverts.

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Response to TheMadMonk (Reply #32)

Mon Mar 12, 2012, 09:28 PM

37. We're the generation Ben Franklin warned against

in a Federalist letter. We don't value our freedoms enough to hang onto them.

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Response to TheMadMonk (Reply #32)

Mon Mar 12, 2012, 09:46 PM

42. Preach it, Comrade Monk.

 

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Response to TheMadMonk (Reply #32)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 12:37 AM

49. For a long time they didn't try to "oust their bastard(s)"

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Are you saying the Syrians were complicit then? By your logic, they were merely negligent or complicit in the decades before this when their country had no freedom and they weren't rebelling. Also by your logic, I'm complicit or irresponsible unless I put myself in eminent threat of death. Won't all of the most responsible people have the highest mortality rate? Is that really sound, Darwinistic judgment?

I use Syria as an extreme example, and I thought my point couldn't be missed with it: if someone is within the collective entity of a country and is called a citizen, that doesn't mean they are responsible for anything the government does.

Syria's people have not had control of their government in our lifetime. The government didn't even pretend they had a say. So, now they're putting their lives on the line, and I don't denigrate, but admire their sacrifices.

"We," that are people who are not so so manipulated by racism, destructive or empty promises, homophobia and so on, have lost control of this government. For "we" meaning all citizens and residents collectively, propaganda is one instrument to neutralize the manipulate. It is very powerful, and every human being is vulnerable to it. Even extremely well-educated people can fall for it.

And for people who it doesn't manipulate, it neutralizes, meaning that the latter are not in power.

Americans, or I guess, those of us on the left, flap our hands about it because it's very perilous and the stakes are high, not just us. Revolutions in the 20th century had a very discouraging record. It seems to lose is horrible and to win might just be worse unless you watch your step.

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Response to caseymoz (Reply #27)

Mon Mar 12, 2012, 09:43 PM

41. Do the citizens of Syria "own" what their country is doing? Yes, actually, they do.

 

"We have lost control of this government, and it pretends to govern just enough that rebellion hasn't started to roll yet."
"We" are the government. "...by, of and for the People..." If "we" have lost control of it, the fault is "ours".


"I've done nothing to contribute to this, and wasn't consulted on any of it."
Did you vote? Did you attempt to influence anyone elses vote?

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Response to PavePusher (Reply #41)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 01:26 AM

50. "We" are the government says nothing about facts.

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And if we have "lost" control of it, it's questionable that a government "by, of and for the People" was ever an accurate description on anything but the most superficial level. It was Lincoln's later interpretation, and he had vested interest in putting it the right way. Argument from authority fallacy: just because Lincoln said it, doesn't mean it was true.

Did I vote? I voted. It's irrelevant. Voting means absolutely nothing, it's like a message in a bottle. If you look at our voting and election system, cheating on a massive scale is being practiced. It's highly questionable my vote is counted accurately or at all. Even if I did vote, Congress and all our legislatures are too structurally flawed to properly represent anyone's point of view but the very wealthy. How about the Electoral College and the Presidential primaries? I live in a city, and rural states like Iowa and Kansas can influence the election more than the rest of the population. And it didn't just get to be like this yesterday. It has been like this and getting worse in my lifetime.

I think you make a fundamental error in seeing our country as having gone off track, where the solution would be to go back to the principles we used to stand for. What's happening is our country is it's reaching the end of the track. Actually, US was founded to make men wealthy, and no contingency plan for what would happen if it didn't turn out, and no vision of what the final results would be.

And, no, I didn't have a say in the government the Founders set up with all its structural flaws and misjudgments. And now, I have as much influence over this government as a flea does riding a charging elephant.

My point of view? This country is going to crumble in my lifetime. The only say I will ever have on what happens with this hunk of geography is after that happens, and likely, I'll have none even then.

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Response to pscot (Reply #16)

Mon Mar 12, 2012, 08:59 PM

34. Hear, hear.

He who eats meat is brother to the butcher.

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Response to Doc Holliday (Reply #34)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 11:06 AM

61. (?) I have no butchers in my family.


That's not even true in the literal world, much less metaphorically. What stupid culture came up with that aphorism?

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Response to atreides1 (Reply #5)

Mon Mar 12, 2012, 05:51 PM

23. WE gave them our kin for this abomination against humanity. Yes there were lies & mistakes, but

some of us knew and did some things, but not enough apparently, others didn't know and still don't and have likely done nothing about it.

If WE don't get this straight, WE WILL DO IT AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN . . . .

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Response to atreides1 (Reply #5)

Mon Mar 12, 2012, 06:06 PM

26. You act like you've never heard the idiomatic use before.

"We," as in "our country." They're equivalent. Has education become so bad that we are getting the point of needing an interpreter to speak to each other in our native tongue? (And I take it that I don't have to explain what I said there.)

He could have substituted the latter, but the former is just as clear, for most of us. He doesn't accuse you of being in the chain of command. You need far more words than "we" to say that. If he had said "they" you might think he was talking about American POW's in Taliban prisons.

If you object to "we" you must also object to his use of "our soldiers." You can't object to one without the other. Really, with so many offensive things going on, you don't need to find nonsense to get pissed about, and with people who are friendly.

You're part of a "we" just in the sense that you are inhabiting the USA, and presumably, a citizen. Just by virtue of that, you are a little better equipped to do something about the decision making than "they" are in Afghanistan, just by virtue of physical location if nothing else.

Even if they have just as much a right to be pissed about this policy, but for different reasons.

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Response to atreides1 (Reply #5)

Mon Mar 12, 2012, 07:51 PM

30. Yes there is a "we" Pontius.

 

A "we", who has for so long distanced itself from the bad behaviour of others, that those others feel free to act entirely as they please.

Becasuse:
  • "WE" would rather keep our friends than speak up and call them the arseholes they are when they make disparaging comments or jokes about: wimin, niggers, coons, slopes, slants, polacks, micks, spicks, kikes, wogs, wops, ragheads, and on, and on and on and depressingly on;
  • "WE" repeat the same stupid hateful jokes ourselves to score kudos;
  • "WE" go with the flow and help put the boots (figurative and literal) into the "poof" who dares to enter a "real men's bar";
  • "WE" join in on the humiliation of the "strange kid" rather than risk having that humiliation turned upon us;

WE're responsible, because WE haven't done enough to stop it.

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Response to atreides1 (Reply #5)

Mon Mar 12, 2012, 09:39 PM

40. Before you jump all over people who might actually be entirely innocent....

 

It is quite common for military personnel to hide injuries and mental/emotional problems for a variety of reasons.

1. Feelings of obligation to fulfill their duties.
2. As a corrollary to item 1, a desire to avoid placing an additional burden on their comrades. ("If I don't do this some other poor bastard is going to have to do it."
3. Wanting to avoid any possibility of being seen as shirking or "slacking". (This can be driven internally by both 1 and 2, and externally by peer pressure or other factors.
4. Promotion/career opportunities.
5. Ignorance (or sometimes, self-denial) of the actual or possible severity of their problems.

Anybody familiar with the military can attest to this. I've probably been guilty of all five at various points of my career.

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Response to denbot (Original post)

Mon Mar 12, 2012, 04:03 PM

2. Who do you think is going down for this?

The killer of women and children or the medical mental midget who signed off saying he was fit for duty?


My bet is the shooter!

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Response to atreides1 (Reply #2)

Mon Mar 12, 2012, 05:23 PM

18. It would not surprise me if his fitness for duty documentation went under close review, even before

it gets the full-bore examination as part and parcel of the defense strategy.

If he was med boarded as a consequence of his TMI, that information will get the fine-toothed comb treatment as well.

This isn't just a small thing--this guy's conduct might well change DOD's course of action.

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Response to atreides1 (Reply #2)

Mon Mar 12, 2012, 09:48 PM

43. Please see #40. n/t

 

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Response to denbot (Original post)

Mon Mar 12, 2012, 04:04 PM

3. Nope I knew we had screwed this guy up. This is on us.

 

You can't expect to deploy a normal person into combat 4 times and have them come back ok.

It would take an extraordinary person to be nice and stable after all that.

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Response to dkf (Reply #3)

Mon Mar 12, 2012, 04:17 PM

8. That's what struck me as well. This guy was on his 4th Tour of Duty....

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Response to Moonwalk (Reply #8)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 05:01 AM

55. As far as I can tell...

... 4 tours is not remotely rare and many have done more than that.

Our military was over-stretched and now they are beating the war drums AGAIN.

And they claim to support our troops. "Support" is not how I would describe sending them into impossible no-win situations over and over and over and over.

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Response to dkf (Reply #3)

Mon Mar 12, 2012, 04:41 PM

12. Actually, I think...

...the person who comes home "nice and stable" after that is probably not someone you want to be around.

"Normal" people have breaking points.

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Response to redgreenandblue (Reply #12)

Mon Mar 12, 2012, 11:24 PM

47. My dad was one of those

Not a bad person, just a self-centered narcissis: a mix of 65% Robert Duvall's character in Apocalypse Now and 35% of George C. Scott's character in The Great Santini. Loved Vietnam so much he spent pretty much my entire childhood there: two long tours and three short tours.

Though he now says he suffered from some PTSD, the truth is he came out OK. He just wasn't the sort who was particularly bothered by what he did, the danger to himself or even his own injuries. Anyone he killed was by definition the enemy and that was that: the only thing that seems to bother him was watching his friends die, particularly the ones suffered in gruesome ways.

Still, while he wasn't a good father, he's not a bad sort. Probably the worst thing he does is to cheat on his wives. Most folks, I think, regard him as sort of charming. I really don't think he's a sociopath, though: he's just not that deep.

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Response to dkf (Reply #3)

Mon Mar 12, 2012, 05:24 PM

19. absolutely right

 

3 tours of duty in iraq before this. he's not a robot. he's a human being. humans can only take so much, even highly-trained ones.

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Response to denbot (Original post)

Mon Mar 12, 2012, 04:08 PM

4. Sane and stable people are not known for their mass murders.

 

I pointed this out in the thread calling for the death penalty.

I am not surprised that something was wrong in his head. I think that's common for murderers.


--imm

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Response to immoderate (Reply #4)

Mon Mar 12, 2012, 05:57 PM

24. A death penalty thread??? Aw hell, I would alert whatever I could all over THAT crap!

FRAKKING TROLLS!!!

Like some guy just goes out and does this kind of horror, because he wants to, or he enjoys it????!!! fucking BULLSHIT!

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Response to patrice (Reply #24)

Mon Mar 12, 2012, 09:57 PM

44. Somebody was going on about an exception for child killers.

 

It was one of those "I'm usually against the death penalty, but..." type of threads.

I don't think it was a troll. Just someone who should have thought it through more.

I hope.

I agree with you. It was a tortured person, not a happy camper, who carried this out.


--imm

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Response to immoderate (Reply #44)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 10:56 AM

60. Not that there should be NO consequences, just something more constructive than the DP.

Something more helpful to victims AND criminals.

People somehow turn anti-DP positions into something TTE "Oh, so murderers should be let off."

There are other alternatives if we want them.

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Response to immoderate (Reply #4)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 01:57 AM

52. 'Murderers'???

The accused soldier had been diagnosed with a brain injury.

It was crazy to send him back into a war zone. He should have been retired and treated!

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Response to Mimosa (Reply #52)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 09:09 AM

56. We are in agreement.

 

I am saying that killing people is an indicator of brain dysfunction.

--imm

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Response to denbot (Original post)

Mon Mar 12, 2012, 04:10 PM

6. What worries me is how many others are deployed when they should be getting care.

Name the topic - it is clear that our country has lost its way.

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Reply #6)

Mon Mar 12, 2012, 05:30 PM

22. A few years ago my neighbor's son did one tour of Iraq, came home and tried to kill himself..

Ten days later they sent him back to Iraq..

Thank god the young man survived and is now home and doing okay.

It's TERRIBLE what they've done to these soldiers...I think they've been horribly disabused

with all these tours of duty....In Vietnam, soldiers had to do ONE tour and that was it.

Of course we had the draft then -- They got rid of that, imo, so they could keep an unpopular

war going without the whole country having a nervous breakdown...I don't like the draft,

but I think these wars have been horribly unfair to our soldiers, many who were in the National

Guard and Reserves and never thought they'd leave the country.

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Response to whathehell (Reply #22)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 01:58 AM

53. ^ Amen! Agree! ^ n/t

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Response to denbot (Original post)

Mon Mar 12, 2012, 04:17 PM

7. We will see more of this in the U.S. as well in the next decade.

There are many who have brain injuries and served multiple tours. Human beings aren't built for this. I hope they increase efforts to identify these soldiers at risk.

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Response to nobodyspecial (Reply #7)

Mon Mar 12, 2012, 04:49 PM

14. So true - "Human beings aren't built for this."

How long before we as a culture recognize this obvious truth?

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Response to nobodyspecial (Reply #7)

Mon Mar 12, 2012, 05:59 PM

25. If you look at the days-in-combat figures, these are the highest ever, higher even than WWII. nt

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Response to denbot (Original post)

Mon Mar 12, 2012, 04:21 PM

9. Therein lies the rub, the dirty little secret about those who have sustained serious

brain injuries: sadly all too many will have a hard time coping with their circumstances, in peace or war.

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Response to denbot (Original post)

Mon Mar 12, 2012, 04:32 PM

11. This truly is a horrible situation.

This is what happens when it is more important to get as many boots on the ground as possible than to take the time to diligently assess someone with a brain injury and see how that injury may affect the person.

And yes, as an up-post indicates, we are going to be seeing more and more of this as troops return home. It is a very sad commentary on our nation the way our soldiers are treated.

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Response to denbot (Original post)

Mon Mar 12, 2012, 04:45 PM

13. Will that be defence for shooting 2 year olds.

.

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Response to dipsydoodle (Reply #13)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 09:19 AM

57. After the Haditha massacre trial any defense is plausible

kids were shot there, too

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Response to denbot (Original post)

Mon Mar 12, 2012, 04:51 PM

15. A Product Of Endless War

This is the 3rd despicable act in as many months. But it comes as no surprise, really. Vietnam fell apart in the end too. Maintaining command and control just gets more difficult with each passing year. Such is the case here as well. It shows the need to bring our troops home. It is time for healing.

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Response to denbot (Original post)

Mon Mar 12, 2012, 05:13 PM

17. I can imagine the mental suffering that Afghan people go through living in a constant

killing zone also. It must be agonizing. We should no longer be a party to their misery. We simply have to get the hell out of there.

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Response to lumpy (Reply #17)

Mon Mar 12, 2012, 05:27 PM

21. Yes, I read years ago that the PTSD incidence and mental illness among children in Iraq and

Afghanistan was astounding.

It's a horror for all around and needs to end now.

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Response to denbot (Original post)

Mon Mar 12, 2012, 05:26 PM

20. IVAW has been waging a campaign to stop deployment of traumatized troops

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #20)

Mon Mar 12, 2012, 11:19 PM

45. Damned straight

This soldier never should have been sent back. That is the main screwup here.

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Response to denbot (Original post)

Mon Mar 12, 2012, 07:23 PM

28. There is no evidence that the brain injury was a factor in his killing spree.

 

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Response to Vattel (Reply #28)

Mon Mar 12, 2012, 08:34 PM

33. No, but impulse control is a result of TBI, coupled with PTSD, there is good reason to suspect it.

From the Wikipedia entry:

>>>>

TBI may cause emotional, social, or behavioral problems and changes in personality.[115][116][117][118] These may include emotional instability, depression, anxiety, hypomania, mania, apathy, irritability, problems with social judgment, and impaired conversational skills.[115][118][119] TBI appears to predispose survivors to psychiatric disorders including obsessive compulsive disorder, substance abuse, dysthymia, clinical depression, bipolar disorder, and anxiety disorders.[120] In patients who have depression after TBI, suicidal ideation is not uncommon; the suicide rate among these persons is increased 2- to 3-fold.[121] Social and behavioral symptoms that can follow TBI include disinhibition, inability to control anger, impulsiveness, lack of initiative, inappropriate sexual activity, poor social judgment, and changes in personality.[115][117][118][122]

>>>>

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Traumatic_brain_injury

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Response to Vattel (Reply #28)

Mon Mar 12, 2012, 11:25 PM

48. not yet n/t

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Response to denbot (Original post)

Mon Mar 12, 2012, 07:29 PM

29. brain injury or not,he should spend the rest of his life in prison.

 

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Response to denbot (Original post)

Mon Mar 12, 2012, 09:09 PM

35. Spam deleted by Morning Dew (MIR Team)

 

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Response to denbot (Original post)

Mon Mar 12, 2012, 09:21 PM

36. Blackwater, uh Xe, uh Academi is at it again, those no good kettle stirrers

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Response to Dont call me Shirley (Reply #36)

Mon Mar 12, 2012, 09:33 PM

39. i wouldn't be surprised

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Response to denbot (Original post)

Mon Mar 12, 2012, 09:32 PM

38. the headline was cut- the third phrase was "...,listened to Limbaugh"

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Response to denbot (Original post)

Mon Mar 12, 2012, 11:22 PM

46. How does someone with a brain inhury get reassigned to a war zone???

 

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Response to denbot (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 01:41 AM

51. He killed 9 little kids while they slept.

I just can't hear the soldier's issues in light of that. Not now at least.

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Response to AtomicKitten (Reply #51)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 02:03 AM

54. We don't even know if he acted alone.

From a CNN report posted by my buddy (an MD) who believes there may be a cover-up. He italicized a sentence in report:


http://edition.cnn.com/20...tings-village/?hpt=hp_c1

In the back of the trucks, a dead toddler with a bloodstained face lies between two dead men. In another truck, a blanket is pulled back to reveal the charred legs and feet of two more bodies. All of them are villagers killed in an attack while they slept in their homes before dawn Sunday.

They are some of the 16 victims of what Afghan officials have said was a rampage by a U.S. soldier from a base in western Kandahar.

Confusion, outrage follow massacre

"One guy came in and pulled a boy from his sleep and he shot him in this doorway. Then they came back inside the room and put a gun in the mouth of one child and stomped on another child," a mother said as she sat in her home.

Another mother was filled with rage and sorrow as she sat in one of the vehicles transporting the dead.

"Four girls and four boys. They are 2-year-olds. Are these Talibs?" she barked.

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Response to Mimosa (Reply #54)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 09:25 AM

59. Do you mean

the other post here yesterday ? I lost track of that which gave actual timings of events. If so do you have the link ?

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Response to denbot (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 09:22 AM

58. While I cannot hold him personally guilty for this due to this report I can and do hold the Military

guilty for sending him over there again even though they knew he was having problems.

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