Soldier Suicide

Today, way more US soldiers die from suicide than from combat. This was certainly not true in WWII (World War II). People kill themselves because they are deeply ashamed. They believe they don’t deserve to live. They believe they are so deeply flawed they don’t deserve love. These soldiers know better than anyone the atrocities they committed in Afghanistan and Iraq. This suicidal guilt is the natural consequence of committing atrocities. Nobody pushed the soldiers into it. They eagerly sought out the opportunities for such sadistic mayhem. All Americans share in their guilt because they funded those two illegal wars against countries who were no threat to the USA, ignoring the Geneva conventions, targeting civilians and using routine torture and banned weapons. Afghanistan and Iraq’s only crimes were having oil and minerals under their soil.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:69)