Army soldier kills 5 of his fellow soldiers.......

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  1. ABikerSailor
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    You know......I'm kinda surprised (especially since there are so many military people on this board) that this story hasn't been brought up yet........

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/30678715/

    Now, considering the fact that there were a lot of people over in 'Nam who smoked pot, as well as the fact that there are no piss tests in a war zone, I'm wondering.......

    Think 1 joint in every MRE would help the soldiers with the stress?
     
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    It's tragic.. to say the least... read all about it

    Frankly I did not post it because we do have some weirdo posters on here who would either politicize it or put some unneeded jabs at the military...
     
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    Yeah........I understand........

    But, what do you think about the idea of putting 1 pin joint/MRE?

    Personally? I think it would help out a lot.
     
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    Considering the number of times they are reposting our military to Iraq, I'm surprised things like this don't happen more often. There is a reason why they limited tours of duty in Nam.
     
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    Yep. But the Chimp in Charge, Butt Boy Bush Jr. decided to ignore history.

    Too bad his father didn't teach him better.
     
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    you are probably right!
    I do think they need to be monitoring these soldiers and their mental well being alittle closer but that is all I am going to say.
    It is very tragic and it is easy to say it could have been prevented after the fact.
     
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    Personally.. I do not think recreational drugs or alcohol are any help in this area, in reality...

    Yeah.. I blew off lots of steam with Jim Beam and Bud.. but it never really did help the deeper problems behind and the stress was still there when you sobered up
     
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    Someone broke under the stress. What more is there to be said? Tragic for all.
     
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    no joints in mri's.....need the reflexes etc...cant be stone kicking shit for the hell of it....

    i read it....what is there to say...i keep saying the armed forces lowering entrance exams in one of the main reason but this man was not new....at 44 ...he knew the game....you either bang out at 4....or try your best to do 20...

    i do hope "they" are not trying to break people but then remember the story of the recruiters and all...sgt i am not saying anything negative about a man/woman wearing an american or allied uniform....i am just saying we have to explore the reasons shit happens...even when we already know...shit just happens....the fates and muses were not kind
     
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    This sort of thing really isn't surprising. Training people to go against their instinct not to kill, and repeatedly sending them into hostile areas where they have to kill and their friends are being killed would take a toll on anybody's psyche. It's why the suicide rate in the military is so high, often outstripping combat deaths. This situation is a tragedy for all involved.
     

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