Monday, July 27, 2009

Walking Time Bombs

The Colorado Springs Gazette is running a series on how soldiers become mentally deranged after having to be the empire's enforcers. Waking up to the fact they're the bad guys must be a living nightmare.
The entire Bush mob should hang.

Casualties of War, Part I: The hell of war comes home

Toward the end, we were so mad and tired and frustrated,” Freeman said. “You came too close, we lit you up. You didn’t stop, we ran your car over with the Bradley.”
If soldiers were hit by an IED, they would aim machine guns and grenade launchers in every direction, Marquez said, and “just light the whole area up. If anyone was around, that was their fault. We smoked ’em.”
Other soldiers said they shot random cars, killing civilians.
“It was just a free-for-all,” said Marcus Mifflin, 21, a friend of Eastridge who was medically discharged with PTSD after the tour. “You didn’t get blamed unless someone could be absolutely sure you did something wrong. And that was hard. So things happened. Taxi drivers got shot for no reason. Guys got kidnapped and taken to the bridge and interrogated and dropped off.”

Casualties of War, Part II: Warning signs


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