posted on Aug, 27 2012 @ 12:11 PM
It is hardly unexpected. Our government uses young, idealistic lives as pawns in a pointless war that achieves nothing but reaping massive profits for
the defense/intel sector, blows up the budget for generations and breeds morally justified hate among the innocent populations we occupy and destroy.
Then we send these men and some women back, again and again and again until their psyches are shattered and memories loaded with all the crimes
they've been ordered to commit, alongside the memories of their fellows having their limbs blown off or worse in front of their eyes. It ain't like
they are fighting Hitler folks. There's no glory or national pride; the best they can hope for is to keep themselves and their buddies alive and have
satisfaction that they made it back in one physical piece.
And then they return home to a country that likes to ignore there's even a war and certainly feels none of it. These men and women are then largely
left alone to suffer because none of the sorry politicians gave much thought to the required aftermath of 4 and 5 tours; they just wanted to be able
to tell their ignorant constituents how tough THEY were on terrorism. Many fine and decent and committed NGOs do their best to help, but they have
limited scale. Obama has increased funding hugely for vets (with the hypocrites on the Right fighting against such funding at every turn), but it is
not enough by far.
So it is inevitable that some number of these disillusioned and damaged souls do what they now do best, kill and plot to kill, taking their pain out
on a government to "did it to them." It is sad and pathetic all around. I won't condone what they do, but I surely understand it.
Of course, now that same government will swoop in and collect these Made in America by America homegrown "terrorists" and do them further insult and
injury. We reap what we sow.
edit on 27-8-2012 by pajoly because: (no reason given)