Richard Falk -- Afghanistan: When war turns pathological, get outQuicklink submitted by Sheila Samples Permalink
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|These so-called 'incidents' or 'aberrations' are nothing of the sort. These happenings are pathological reactions of men and women caught up in a death trap not of their making, an alien environment that collides lethally with their sense of normality and decency. Besides the desecration of foreign lands and their cultural identities, US political leaders have, for more than a decade, unforgivably placed young Americans in intolerable situations of risk and enmity. Equally revealing are recent studies documenting historically high suicide rates in the lower ranks of the US military.|
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