We’d Better Do More Than Just Thank A Vet

Tomorrow, there will be many reminders for Americans to thank Veterans for our freedoms.  And that’s how it should be.  However, a few seconds after we remember them, we’re going to forget them – again.

One out of five Vets who returns from Iraq and Afghanistan will have PTSD – Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.  You can learn more about it by this Google link: http://www.google.com/#hl=en&sugexp

The worst result of PTSD?  Suicide. Every single day in America, 18 Vets kill themselves.  Certainly some would have killed themselves anyway but stats show significantly more young Americans kill themselves after serving in Vietnam, Iraq, or Afghanistan.

Just as bad?  It’s almost universally agreed that the Veterans Administration delivers marginal health care at best – and lousy psychological help.  That’s disgusting.  These Vets went to serve our country and this is how we repay them?

America’s military budget is about $700-Billion dollars a year.  Much of it wasted in these current unwinnable wars.  Personally I would rather see us lose all of our intangible, lofty goals in these rat holes – than one more American who risked his life for our country.

4 Responses to “We’d Better Do More Than Just Thank A Vet”

  1. Joe Belle-Isle says:

    I don’t know the exact number but it is LARGE (suicides). I know a female from a foreign country working in the VA clinic here who thinks she is on VACATION in America. Rather than see patients individually she passes out the standard card with the 800 suicide number.
    Vets are also told to call the VA at the VA’s 800 number. I met one the other day who is AFRAID to apply for PTSD, and is still being operated on for multiple schrapnels in his legs.
    He’s afraid because while trying to call the VA 800 number to find a service officer he used the card the bitch from Muslim Dominica gave him and was connected to the police suicide hotline-within 15 minutes he was having to argue with cops not to arrest him and wonderring what went wrong.
    For one thing we don’t give mental health therapy at the VA you HAVE TO GO to the VET CENTER-Confusing huh? Try thinking that one out on Prozac, and THAT is one of the drugs the VA says YOU MUST TAKE and THEY MUST PRESCRIBE.
    That way any mental health care is relegated to becoming a mindless vegetable over time and very slowly-so slowly you don’t notice it.
    Health care summed up in a mind screwing pill that causes suicidal behavior and is given to the troops in Afghanistan at a rate of 17% according to TIME magazine-Iraq-13%.
    Withdrawal takes up to three years and upon coming home YOUR OUT.
    DEAL WITH IT! I was told by a vietnamese Dr. who claims to have been edjucated at HO-CHI-Minh University or the University of Ho-Chi-Minh city, graduating in 1966-WHEN IT WAS SAIGON AND FULL OF vc, OUR ENEMY.
    i CAN’T SAY i WASN’T WARNED- A dead PTSD patient warned me if I went to the VA they would fill me with enough drugs to kill me-so the VA could save money.
    And expect to have to have someone sit on me for the next three years if I quit Prozac.

  2. Joe Belle-Isle says:

    You guys seeking help go to the local VET CENTER and talk to a real combat soldier that made psychologist to get the real truth about what you need to do. There’s a lot of black psychologists there that have been LRRPS, etc-get one of them and refuse the women they want to know how bad your drunk father beat you-make ONE crack and you have lost any case, ever.

  3. Bill says:

    I forget the exact number, but the average human can only take so many months of combat duty before he starts to break down. One tour of duty in Iraq or Afgan is under the threshold, but our guys are being sent for multiple tours, and it’s just too much. The all volunteer army has some nice features to it, but there are also some major drawbacks, and too much combat duty ranks way up there. Ideally, we wouldn’t be fighting in these third world nations to begin with, but if we insist upon it, we may have to choose between reinstating the draft or seeing our veterans zombiefied with psychoactive poison.

    By the way, the Unpatriot Act has been extended and the president given even more war-making power by a gutless congress. We have already become a surveillance state. The police state is rapidly approaching. Bastard Bin Laden may be dead, but he did terrible, lasting damage to the U.S.A., and I’m not talking about the WTC. Been in an airport lately? What a disgrace.

  4. Joe Belle-Isle says:

    Right now it takes some guts to utilize your freedom of speech and sign your name to your beliefs and speak out. Fully expecting the American Gestapo to appear and wake up our apathetic masses. Maybe die for it.

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