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February 04, 2009

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Sharon McEachern

Sharon -- thanks for the article. Being a soldier reauires brain-washing ('training') in order to kill fellow human beings, but eventually the reality of it sinks in. Further, state-side medics were Directly instructed to find any reason for 'mental disorders' other than PTSD; this was stupidly viewed as a 'cost-saver.' Not too many months ago, I talked with a young man awaiting his second deployment. He has a wife & child. He didn't want to go back. He talked about 'having' to kill children and about soldiers riding in humvees with Iraqui heads as 'hood ornaments.' He cried and was ashamed fro crying. He talked about defecting, but he decided to go back. The primary motive was that his buddies were facing it without him. If peace ever occurs, it will be for two reasons: 1) the U.S. gets out of the arms sales business (corporatists require wars in order to have customers) & 2) patriotic men and women refuse to fight except in defense of themselves, those they love, and our country -- no more killing to enrich the corporatist agony-profiteers.

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