Military suicides reflect the moral conflicts of war, a Marine captain says
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#1 Jan 27, 2013
Reading this article says a lot. This man was truthful in his statements but the lingering after affects stay with him. He describes his military duty well but wrestles with his conscious when he returns home.
There is no way to justify orders or decisions made in a time of war.
The conscious needs to heal. I give this soldier credit for the honesty he speaks and I understand his reality. I wish I could offer his some solace in what he wrestles with daily. I can only say he made decisions based on his training and that is what he had to do to survive a war zone. Yes, military suicides today reflect the moral conflicts of war, and the balance of today's wars along with what society and out conscious teach us, is where the conflict lies. Once again I state: there is no way to justify orders or decisions made in a time of war and I wish this soldier well in his future.
Since: Dec 12
#2 Jan 29, 2013
It is the law of nature - the strong survive. You survived. And, that was and is your ultimate responsibility. Justice is an inherently unobtainable ideal. It is worth striving for so live to bring justice to you and those that you encounter daily. It is all that is asked of you, and everything that you can ask of yourself. May you find peace within.
#3 Jan 30, 2013
Thanks for the support. At least this shows someone out there cares.
My military brothers and sisters are going through HELL now and it is just not fair after what these wars have done to soldiers who survive. I support my brothers and sisters any way I can.
Welcome hone Vets and your service is well appreciated. Now build strength in order to survive what is today's reality and your other vet have your back.
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