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Old 11-06-2023, 08:28 PM
 
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Post-war "ghosts" and aftermath problems.


A Secret War, Strange New Wounds, and Silence From the Pentagon
When Javier Ortiz came home from a secret mission in Syria, the ghost of a dead girl appeared to him in his kitchen. She was pale and covered in chalky dust, as if hit by an explosion, and her eyes stared at him with a glare as dark and heavy as oil. The 21-year-old Marine was part of an artillery gun crew that fought against the Islamic State, and he knew that his unit’s huge cannons had killed hundreds of enemy fighters. The ghost, he was sure, was their revenge.
https://www.seattletimes.com/nation-...-the-pentagon/
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Old 11-06-2023, 09:09 PM
 
Location: Central Massachusetts
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Those guns are unbelievably loud. It is a big part of my tinnitus. To have to listen to that for as long and as many per day they fired it is no wonder they have traumatic outcomes.
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Old 11-09-2023, 03:40 PM
 
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I can only imagine the horrors the Islamic State butchers see when they close their eyes.
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Old 11-11-2023, 11:09 AM
 
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Post-war "ghosts" and aftermath problems.


A Secret War, Strange New Wounds, and Silence From the Pentagon
When Javier Ortiz came home from a secret mission in Syria, the ghost of a dead girl appeared to him in his kitchen. She was pale and covered in chalky dust, as if hit by an explosion, and her eyes stared at him with a glare as dark and heavy as oil. The 21-year-old Marine was part of an artillery gun crew that fought against the Islamic State, and he knew that his unit’s huge cannons had killed hundreds of enemy fighters. The ghost, he was sure, was their revenge.
https://www.seattletimes.com/nation-...-the-pentagon/
Military continues their proud tradition of not caring for our own troops.
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Old 11-12-2023, 06:49 AM
 
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Post-war "ghosts" and aftermath problems.


A Secret War, Strange New Wounds, and Silence From the Pentagon
When Javier Ortiz came home from a secret mission in Syria, the ghost of a dead girl appeared to him in his kitchen. She was pale and covered in chalky dust, as if hit by an explosion, and her eyes stared at him with a glare as dark and heavy as oil. The 21-year-old Marine was part of an artillery gun crew that fought against the Islamic State, and he knew that his unit’s huge cannons had killed hundreds of enemy fighters. The ghost, he was sure, was their revenge.
https://www.seattletimes.com/nation-...-the-pentagon/
Surprising that the Seattle newspaper didn’t include support programs to veterans.

https://www.veterancheckin.org/s/
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Old 11-20-2023, 08:04 PM
 
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I can only imagine the horrors the Islamic State butchers see when they close their eyes.
I wonder. I have the awful feeling they don't.
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Old 12-26-2023, 11:03 PM
 
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The more things change, the more they stay the same.
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Old 12-27-2023, 03:35 AM
 
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I wonder. I have the awful feeling they don't.
They don’t think like us, so no, I don’t believe they are bothered in the least by the atrocities they have committed. One side of our political aisle never acknowledges this difference and tries to look at it as if our own ideals apply to their side. They feel sorry for these jihadists, and when they see this empathy coming from the west, they laugh at how naive and weak we are. They have very little respect for our way of life.

The only thing they respect is power.
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