“Masking The Pain” – A national tragedy on many levels:
The tragic fate of America’s soldiers, sailors, marines and aircrews continues without any real effective preventative action – other than remedial eye-wash reaction.
It is a simple formula – drug the troops into offensive battle mode, then drug them into defensive garrison mode – and then drug them into chronic pain treatment or PTSD recovery mode – while at the same time drugging the American public and the military recruit pool (via public relations and media campaigns) into patriotic somnolence.
The harsh reality in the ranks is that the endless American global wars of terror have created a mercenary foreign legion that has developed a deadly culture (of special and elite warriors) that ruthlessly attacks everything and anything – including its own.
Its not the war – its the self-proclaimed professional warriors.
No joy, Colonel Jack