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last year 462 US soldiers died in

the iraq & afghanistan wars---


killed themselves.

in 2009, the number of those US

soldiers who committed suicide,

while not as high as last year (381),


surpassed those that died in combat &

while the geniuses in the military machine

itch their temples like chimps at a

IT conference or expo,

they have come to the brilliant conclusion that

they cannot find a

“rhyme or reason as to what kind of soldier is

killing themselves”

it seems that as soldiers are pumped with mind-altering drugs

& being forced into combat against their will

(even though they all signed that blessed dotted line) &

as this process continues,

those that feel that they are not living a life even close to what

they signed up for,

end up a statistic along with the other “300,000 who come

back to the US with

PTSD, depression, traumatic brain injury or some combination of those”---

what the government has to offer them when they come back is



(now labeled “pschiatric”), so

how & when will these damaged individuals make their

way back into what we still call

“civilized society?”

when will these brain-wounded of the west live out the remaining days

of their


having been sacrificed whether they wanted to avenge 9/11 or had they simply been

poor or

brought up in a military family---

regardless of the reason

they walk among the rest of us,

having been something else

having been warped by the military’s attempts to make these

humans more like

machines before machines finally

take over


maybe the suicidal soldier is just a bit further ahead of the curve

than the rest of us,

because they have seen the truth of the matter

firsthand &

they have decided accordingly to check out now

before it gets inevitably


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