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June 30, 2013 4:26 AM   Subscribe

"You must not blame yourself. The simple truth is this: During my first deployment, I was made to participate in things, the enormity of which is hard to describe. War crimes, crimes against humanity." - Daniel Somers, former Senior Analyst for Levant, Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC).

Daniel Somers had several debilitation war-related medical conditions, including PTSD and a traumatic brain injury.
posted by jeffburdges (3 comments total)

This post was deleted for the following reason: This is tragic, but a single-link to a suicide letter (and sort of weirdly lifted from Gawker?) is sort of outragefilter, and not a great way to approach a discussion of the overall situation. Maybe try this again with more context that people can discuss? Contact us if you have questions. -- taz



 
Ron Paul pointed out that 30 percent of veterans treated by the VA have PTSD and twenty two veterans commit suicide every day.
posted by jeffburdges at 4:33 AM on June 30, 2013


Related: Dying vet's letter to Bush and Cheney
posted by mahershalal at 4:54 AM on June 30, 2013 [2 favorites]


"Not suicide, but a mercy killing." May he be at peace now.
posted by MonkeyToes at 4:55 AM on June 30, 2013


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