Archiv: Thanksgiving


27.11.2018 - 21:47 [ WSWS ]

Trump wiegelt Militär gegen Gerichte und politische Gegner auf

Zu den Angerufenen gehörten Oberst Stephanie Barton von der 101. Fallschirmjägerdivision in Afghanistan; Leutnant Oberst Sam Howie von den Marines auf dem Luftwaffenstützpunkt al-Jaber Air Base in Kuwait; Kapitän Pat Hannifin von der Navy auf der USS Ronald Reagan; Brigadegeneral David Lyons von der Air Force in Afghanistan; und Leutnant Nicholas Hartmann von der US Coast Guard in Bahrain.

27.11.2018 - 21:20 [ Major Danny Sjursen / Antiwar.com ]

Three Thanksgivings – Snapshots From a Career of Failure

And this author, well, he spent this Thanksgiving, without his family and on a shoe-strong of mental health – a marriage on the rocks, worsening PTSD, and in the grips of depression. There were times, this holiday, that I earnestly wished I was back in Baghdad or Kandahar – laughing along with comrades as we lost a war that shouldn’t have been fought. The mind plays tricks, you know? Still, other veterans had it worse. Data indicates about 22 vets kill themselves per day – and the stats don’t break for the holidays. Others struggled to keep warm under bridges or in various shelters. Meanwhile, jets flew over packed NFL stadiums adorned with field-sized American flags, and mainstream media outlets treated viewers to cheerful video notes home from deployed troops. Hardly anyone asked what we’re still doing there.

By the way, another US Army Ranger was killed over this holiday weekend. Oh, and on this Thanksgiving, so did at least 26 Afghans – in case anyone is still counting…