jacob george

jacob george

founder of veterans against war committee

Jacob did all he could as a warrior to speak and to warn about the dangers of war. Jacob spoke to me often of moral injury, and he once told me about meeting a Vietnam Veteran who felt that every war was his war, who blamed himself for not stopping each war that happened, one after the next. Jacob felt that burden. I don’t know why Jacob did what he did. But I know that he was disappointed in his country because of its treatment of veterans. I know he was worried about impending war. I cannot help but wonder if he blamed himself for the current warmongering in Iraq and Syria. I am angry at the world. Whatever Jacob was dealing with, I know that the world made it harder for him. But there are many sources of pain in a person’s life, and only he knows the story that led up to his last decision.

 

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http://www.democracynow.org/2014/9/29/soldiers_heart_remembering_jacob_george_afghan

the absurdity of poor farmers sent to kill poor farmers while people are starving…

all of us need to heal

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2010:

http://www.ivaw.org/blog/link-between-ptsd-and-suicide

This article by Aaron Glantz reveals the startling reality that the suicide rate among veterans is 300% higher than the rate of death in combat.

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rip

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no man is an island