Friday, January 02, 2009

So much news...

*Could there be a connection between combat stress and violent crimes? Nine soldiers who are or were at once part of the Fort Carson’s Fourth Brigade Combat have been charged with murder after returning home from Iraq. Domestic violence, rape, and sexual assault is also on the rise.

"One was John Needham, a 25-year-old private from a military family in California, whose downward spiral began when he sustained shrapnel wounds in Iraq and tried to commit suicide. This September, after being treated for stress disorder and receiving a medical discharge from the Army, Mr. Needham was charged with beating his girlfriend to death."

Read the NY Times article here.

*Military Times Poll: 6 out of 10 active-duty service members are concerned about Obama's lack of military service and experience leading men and women in uniform.

Read the article here.

*Baghdad's Green Zone was handed over to Iraqi control. I love the new ground rules..."the U.S. military must now conduct almost all of its operations with Iraqi forces, and all arrests must be carried out with warrants issued by Iraqi judges." Good luck with all of that.

Read the article here.

...while some celebrated the transition of power others prefer to kill...Attacks Occur as Iraq Takes Control of Key Sites-NY Times.

*Israel and Gaza. Gaza and Israel. It's all horrible. The IAF killed senior Hamas leader and cleric Sheikh Nizar Rayyan and now Hamas has vowed revenge..."strike at Zionist interests everywhere."


Anonymous Allie said...

have you ever seen the movie, In the Valley of Elah?

1/02/2009 01:04:00 PM  
Blogger --Blue Girl said...

The 'Times' has a lot of damned gall calling that survey a 'poll.' Polls are scientific and their survey wasn't. Brandon took it down hard at VoteVets, and I kicked it in the teeth in my news roundup back when it came out.

I understand that there was a fair amount of pushback about it. I hope so...

1/11/2009 03:33:00 PM  

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