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I have never said I hate the royal family.
I just think they are an anachronism, and an expensive one at that.
This also didn't happen yesterday - it happened a good few years ago, and only recently have I recognised and sought counselling for PTSD. Like I said before, it's a cathartic process, I neither want nor have asked for anyones approval.
Originally posted by budski
I've bottled this up for so many years, and it wasn't until a mutual friend recognised the symptoms of PTSD, and through that, I recognised them myself, that I sought counselling.
Part of the process is to talk about it, and get the views of others, for which ATS is a unique place - a strangers perspective can often be more valuable than that of someone close to you.
I can't change what happened or how I feel about it, but I can come to terms with it - this is part and parcel of that process.
So now you know why sometimes you don't hear from me, and why sometimes I am prone to going off the deep end.
I am not going to discuss the unit I was with.
the positive thing is that now you know why the world hates you imperial yankees playing world police everywhere you should not even be go back your country, take your weapons with you... AND RESIGN FROM [snip] ARMY
Murder is murder regardless of what reason you have for murdering. However, the person who murders for fun is in worse shape than the person who murders for their country. But it's still wiping someone off of the face of the planet. Someone that could otherwise serve some purpose but is now unable to.
That is truly a sad situation, wish i could offer comforting words but the military is about killing, period.
Just because it is government sanctioned does not make it "not murder". He went over and invaded another country and killed a fellow human being period. Now the definition of murder is: : the crime of unlawfully killing a person especially with malice aforethought Just because a country endorses said murder does not make it less so than what it is - the taking of another human being's life force. Your mindset excuses a high crime. Nobody should be killing anybody period. When will humanity grow up?
Originally posted by budski
During continuation training in Belize I was patrolling near the border, and we came under fire after challenging them, them being an incursion.
I dropped and picked a target.
I put 3 rounds in his T.
Turned out he was 15 years old.
I can't let go of that.
It haunts me every day.edit on 1/7/2011 by budski because: (no reason given)
I always found it odd that the services would spend so much time and money training someone, and then fail to spend an insignificant amount helping a soldier overcome emotional trauma.