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#115616 by Louise on 11/24 at 6:15 pm
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We are told the increase incidents of brain damage in our returning troops is because of the roadside bombs.
That is a lie!
The increase in brain damage is because of the new helmets these guys wear. They have no protection at the base of the skull and absolutely no protection at the neck. Now, I am sure somebody, or perhaps I should say some “buddy” somewhere is making a great deal of money making Rummy’s new design, but why doesn’t anyone take a look at this? Come to think of it I know the answer to that. Because nobody who should, cares. .........<snip>.........“Wounded Iraq veterans driven out of public pool when told they might scare children” http://www.prisonplanet.com/articles/november2007/2411
“Soldiers who suffered appalling injuries in Iraq and Afghanistan were verbally abused as they swam in a public swimming pool. During a weekly rehabilitation class at a council leisure centre, 15 servicemen – including several who have lost limbs or suffered severe burns – were heckled and jeered by members of the public.”
“One woman was so incensed that the troops were using the pool ... she told them they did not deserve to be there.”
“The abuse was witnessed by 79-year-old Korean War veteran Charles Murrin, who said yesterday: “I could not believe what she was saying. “The lane was roped off, which they do every week. It wasn’t as if the pool was completely closed. Her group had the rest of the pool to swim in. “She said the men do not deserve to be in there and that she pays money to come in the pool and they don’t.”
“The soldiers, who use the pool as part of a water therapy course, were quickly ordered out by their instructor to avoid further embarrassment.”
This happened in Surrey England, not here. But is that only because the wounded are carefully kept out of our sight here?
Says so much like thank you for your sacrifices and what can I do to help ease the pain. No empathy or feeling outside, just a wanton greed developed by years of thinking I ME MINE.
Support the troops means more than hiding the damaged and the effects of war from our sight. It means feeling what they feel too and wishing they had never been through it to get these terrible injuries!
Another reason why war must die. We wouldn't have to see these realities that we have been posting here, ever again.