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Veterans Have Become America’s Walking Wounded & badge of shame – large numbers impoverished, unemployed, struggling with depression, suicide, trauma & marital stress, homeless, subjected to sub-par treatment at clinics and hospitals…
CIA Death Squads Erica Fein sent this to me on Nov 6, 2019, 3:00 PM Don, first they blew up the door. When a father of the family came out of the house, they shot him. His sons followed to check on him, and they shot them. Then, their moms pleaded “please don’t kill...
Right now, a veteran is getting ready to commit suicide. At least 16 will kill themselves on Veterans Day, ending the life they risked for their country
“Let November 11 be a day we celebrate veterans, not of endless bloody war, but of the struggles for peace and equality.” I’m in the same position as this author, but not as eloquent. I co-founded Veterans for Peace Chapter 156 in Medford, OR and was that chapter’s deputy chairman/webmaster until the VFP hierarchy unleashed the VFP October Bomb… Oct 2010 article referenced beneath Truthout’s article in this post…when I found that the VFP hierarchy was strongly ANTI-WAR, not FOR PEACE. This is a situation that, per spiritual laws and Newton’s laws of physics, provides energy TO the concept of war…Think about it…”for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.” ~ Don Chapin
Donald Trump’s directive to American troops to abandon our Kurdish allies in the fight against ISIS, leaving them instead wholly at the mercy of invading Turkish forces, has already left an indelible scar on the reputation and credibility of the U.S. military— according to the troops themselves. “It’s a stain on the American conscience.” Of course, in the military, the troops are rarely, if ever, consulted.
Is there an even more elite group than the US Navy SEALs, a group that even the Navy SEALs would rather not do combat with? You will be astounded at the answer!
Trump just disrespected everyone who has ever served: Article written by a veteran angry that Trump asked foreign govts to investigate US citizens
We Can Save the Planet by Defunding the Pentagon By Medea Benjamin, Published September 28, 2019 https://truthout.org/articles/we-can-save-the-planet-by-defunding-the-pentagon/ Other articles on our website also support eight of the ten facts stated in this article,...
The US Navy confirmed on Tuesday that three sailors assigned to the USS George H. W. Bush aircraft carrier off the coast of Virginia died by suicide in “separate incidents” last week. An Aviation Ordnanceman First Class was found dead at an off-base location on September 14 and died by suicide. A Chief Electronics Technician Nuclear and an Airman were found dead from self-inflicted gunshot wounds in “separate incidents” at off-base locations on September 19.
NNOMY Climate Action for Peace on Peace Day 2019: Video from our friends at the The National Network Opposing the Militarization of Youth (NNOMY) posted for International Day of Peace 2019
With the perception and honesty of another Howard Zinn, in this piece, Willson addresses US actions on an international scale as a result of personal experiences.
“Five years into the conflict, violations against Yemeni civilians continue unabated, with total disregard for the plight of the people and a lack of international action to hold parties to the conflict accountable.”
These videos show how navy sonar affects marine mammals like killer whales and dolphins…even at distances of 12-15 miles away from the ship. You can hear the hideous sounds and see the animals swimming, some erratically, to shore in an attempt to escape the painful sound. If you are thinking of enlisting in the US Navy, you may be ordered to participate in this illegal & immoral activity
This 2019 article explains how Navy sonar harms marine mammals such as whales and dolphins—we now know that they get “the bends” when frantically trying to escape the sound.
The Ninth US Circuit Court of Appeals in California has ruled that the low-frequency active sonar (LFA) systems used by the US Navy for training missions violates the Marine Mammal protection Act, and negatively impacts whales, dolphins, and walruses who rely on sound to navigate the seas.
The impacts of Navy sonar on whales and dolphins are now well-documented. This 2017 research paper by E. C. M. Parsons digs into the details and includes links to numerous studies. A vital read!
Pat Tillman, Jessica Lynch stories: Call it “spin” or flat out LIES by the DoD? This trio of reposted articles show that while the connection between NFL and military is troubling, even more so is the spin on Pat Tillman’s and Jessica Lynch’s stories and how they are used to discourage another’s freedom of speech.
This is not a short piece, but the similarities of behind-the-scenes manipulation of facts, complete ineptitude and publicized rationale, by U.S. administration war-mongers of the then-Iraqi war and today’s dealings with Iran are downright scary. ~ Don Chapin
Yes, I agree about the localized cultural aspects, but another reason for the disproportionate numbers of southern-origin military is the general lack of paying jobs in the south, just as in inner cities, whereupon the military becomes a viable option in contrast to the rest of the country. In some contrast to an allegation in this article concerning “it’s not just poverty,” military recruiting therefore has historically targeted the South and inner cities. Likewise, military chaplains are largely from southern evangelical schools, which also fits the profile as presented in this article… roughly 80% the last I saw… which creates more problems when they attempt to “convert” military members of other faiths or ‘independents.’ So, we also have DoD recruiting taking advantage of social and economic conditions to “target” the South for recruits, in addition to and supported by, the factors highlighted in this article. ~ Don Chapin
This sequence of images give us a glimpse of a day in the life of a soldier. The captions reveal how hard it is to deal with people’s petty concerns and the disregard of politicians when they return home from active duty.