I've found myself with very little time to post as of late. However, as is my nature I have a half dozen or so semi-completed posts waiting to be finished which I shall post when I have more time to devote to their completion.
According to researchers, "A significant number of U.S. veterans back from wars in Iraq and Afghanistan begin abusing alcohol after returning".
The Corpse has always prided itself on the 'Tip of the Spear' Mantra. And when it comes to problems post Iraq War the Corpse is leading the way yet again.
"Active-duty Marines were also found to be at increased odds of continuing to binge drink after deployment, as well as to experience new-onset alcohol-related problems," wrote Isabel Jacobs and colleagues at the Naval Health Research Center in San Diego, California."
Anyone who has spent time on base knows this, just stop by any seven day store and look. Watch the number of young men with high and tights enter and make a straight line to the walk-in cooler and emerge with 24 cans of self medication for the day.
This, while it of course receives little attention in the public's eye, is another one of the benefits of the Warfare State. Thousands of lives ruined by war which will reverberate amongst thousands more with alcohol related diseases, alcohol fueled crimes (Drunk Driving, Domestic Violence, Assaults) and family problems so often captured in print by the children of veterans who never re-enter society and never form good familial bonds.
Of course, what do Bush, Cheney, Karl Rove, or any number of the Warmongers care? Their families don't suffer from the consequences. But, the people who do suffer, who lose sons and daughters, fathers and brothers have allowed themselves to be controlled and manipulated to transfer their unconscious anger and their grief and their unhappiness from the true cause onto false fronts and imaginary hobgoblins. Their anger is used and directed, dividing the people and keeping all of us beholden and in chains to the Warfare State.