"Shell Shock"; PTSD, and Executions of Those With!!

The following Video was left as a reply in my Daily KOS posting, yesterday, on Nadia and 'Veterans Village'.

How far have we come as to what Wars do to those we send to fight them?

We don't Execute?, but we Still don't Understand, some Denie, and we Don't Give The Care Needed!

Societies 'Love War', at first, especially Wars of Choice, but Societies only send a small fraction of to engage, than they make them Fight for what it does to them!

WWI Veterans Recall Executions

During WWl, over 300 British and Commonwealth soldiers were executed for desertion or cowardice - some as young as 14.
Ahead of Armistice Day, Charles Wheeler spoke to some veterans of the Great War about the executions.
10th November 2005

You can do a search on this tragic policy of WWI to find out more.

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This week on BILL MOYERS JOURNAL (check local listings)

Bill Moyers interviews veteran talk show host Phil Donahue and Ellen Spiro on the human cost of war and their documentary, BODY OF WAR, depicting the moving story of one veteran dealing with the aftermath of war. With extensive excerpts from the film, the filmmakers talk about Iraq war veteran Tomas Young who was shot and paralyzed less than a week into his tour of duty. Three years in the making, BODY OF WAR tells the poignant tale of the young man’s journey from joining the service after 9/11 to fight in Afghanistan, to living with devastating wounds after being deployed to Iraq instead.

“ Every war, when viewed from the undistorted perspective of life's sanctity, is a "civil war" waged by humanity against itself."

- Daisaku Ikeda

"The wise man points to the stars and the fool sees only the finger - and discusses it 24/7 on cable."

I forget that Moyers is on but will try to catch this one. I think it Friday is the scheduled night for my PBS channel.

I saw that someone was going to be doing a report on women who had served in Iraq and Afghanistan. I can't remember what network. Did you see it by any chance?

I do remember that but the network escapes me also.

I'll see if I can find it.

“ Every war, when viewed from the undistorted perspective of life's sanctity, is a "civil war" waged by humanity against itself."

- Daisaku Ikeda

"The wise man points to the stars and the fool sees only the finger - and discusses it 24/7 on cable."

Suicides Seen Among Vets Treated By VA

There's new information about the risk of suicide for those who have served in the military. Last November, CBS News broke the story of the overwhelming number of veteran suicides nationwide.

"When you go through war, you're going to change permanently and totally for the rest of your life," said veteran Harold Pendergrass.

And pResident cheney says "So?"!!

“ Every war, when viewed from the undistorted perspective of life's sanctity, is a "civil war" waged by humanity against itself."

- Daisaku Ikeda

"The wise man points to the stars and the fool sees only the finger - and discusses it 24/7 on cable."

This report is very telling about what my 'Nam Brothers are going through since 'Shock and Awe', and in Silence as to the Media!!

“ Every war, when viewed from the undistorted perspective of life's sanctity, is a "civil war" waged by humanity against itself."

- Daisaku Ikeda

"The wise man points to the stars and the fool sees only the finger - and discusses it 24/7 on cable."