The dark side of America’s intervention in Afghanistan

16 Mar

These soldiers in the movie did their jobs, only politicians are to blame for declaring useless wars.

Regions of the brain affected by PTSD and stress.

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How can this fierce American soldier be so proud having taken away the precious life of his human being brother? I’m not an American when I see such movies. Instinctively I put myself on the side of the prey (be it an animal or a man). This movie makes me sick about war. How can this man keep going after that? Thanks to Obahama for stopping this war! The sniper, whose name is Corporal Furlongs, is a Canadian attached to the US special fighting forces. His sad record is now surpassed by the British soldier Corporal Craig Harrisson who killed a man at 2707 yards (2.47 kilometres ; 8120 ft) of distance such accomplishing his sniper duty in Helmand Province, Afghanistan last November (2009). The pros advocate that snipers use does less collateral casualties than bombing blindly and thus it avoids America losing the hearts and minds of the population (indeed snipers are far more precise than drones in killing). Doing this sort of job you have really to be persuaded that the enemy deserves what you inflict to him! But despite this you ought to remember that the army experiment the highest rate of post traumatic psychological injuries and stress disorders. Furlong and Harrisson will have to face their life after! Wait these soldiers did their jobs, only politicians are to blame for declaring useless wars. And I have not the sufficient background and/or knowledge to assess if the Afghanistan war is justified.

Works on post traumatic stress disorders for American workers and soldiers:

1-MacDonald HA, Colotla V, Flamer S, Karlinsky H. “Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in the Workplace: A Descriptive Study of Workers Experiencing PTSD Resulting from Work Injury”. Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation 2003; 13(2):63-77.

2-Subcommittee on Veterans Affairs of the Standing Senate Committee on National Security and Defence. “Occupational stress injuries: The Need for Understanding.” 2003.  Retrieved july 12, 2011.


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