posted on Jan, 11 2014 @ 12:00 PM
reply to post by Snarl
Let me ask you this: Why do you think there are full-time psychologists and psychiatrists treating 'active duty' personnel?
Straight answer? They are too short for warm, trained and experienced bodies to send back into the grinder to be turning out anyone actually willing
or physically able to return and fight.
If any sense were being applied here.....men who showed clear psych issues or who BEGGED for help (Staff Sgt Bales, comes to mind) wouldn't be
patronized and then sent back into the grind. They'd be taken off the line, treated out of the combat theater and then either discharged, given
training billets to make their experience at least count for something, or returned to duty in those cases where it really was resolved and not just
given a band-aid to look resolved.
Indeed.. We're producing broken people by sending them into the most insane activity mankind ever pursues ...over and over and over again. We're
producing broken people by using them until they break.
I wonder what a study would show for Suicide rates among GIs compared to tours served in a combat zone? How many 1st tour returns eat their gun? How
many 2nd and 3rd tour men? How many of the 6-8+ tour lifers end it that way? I'll bet the results from that, if taken in true good faith to see just
what it came up with, would be informative.