I wrote Essays/Rants on this subject back in March and April of 2007 … And I was wondering why OJ got locked up this past weekend!!… The NY Times released it’s story!! It’s like I keep telling Ya!… Whenever OJ gets trotted onto your TV screen… Be Suspicious!! Of course the price of gold hitting $900 an ounce almost made the news also… Let’s get the writer’s strike over with!… We need Distractions!!
This is a SERIOUS Problem… We will see a lot more of this…
OUR VETS ARE TOO BUSY TRYING TO STAY ALIVE AND KEEP THEIR SANITY -
WE HAVE TO MAKE SURE THAT THEY’RE SUPPORTED WHEN THEY COME HOME!
GET A HOLD OF YOUR LEGISLATOR… TELL ‘EM TO GET BUSY!
The New York Times found 121 cases in which veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan committed a killing in this country, or were charged with one, after their return from war. In many of those cases, combat trauma and the stress of deployment — along with alcohol abuse, family discord and other attendant problems — appear to have set the stage for a tragedy that was part destruction, part self-destruction.
Three-quarters of these veterans were still in the military at the time of the killing. More than half the killings involved guns, and the rest were stabbings, beatings, strangulations and bathtub drownings. Twenty-five offenders faced murder, manslaughter or homicide charges for fatal car crashes resulting from drunken, reckless or suicidal driving.
Town by town across the country, headlines have been telling similar stories. Lakewood, Wash.: “Family Blames Iraq After Son Kills Wife.” Pierre, S.D.: “Soldier Charged With Murder Testifies About Postwar Stress.” Colorado Springs: “Iraq War Vets Suspected in Two Slayings, Crime Ring.”
Individually, these are stories of local crimes, gut-wrenching postscripts to the war for the military men, their victims and their communities. Taken together, they paint the patchwork picture of a quiet phenomenon, tracing a cross-country trail of death and heartbreak.
Read More HERE and HERE … See The Faces of Tragedy HERE