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Spike in suicides amongst veterans of British military campaigns in Afghanistan

British forces in Afghanistan committed countless abuses against the local population
Press TV – March 2, 2020

Veterans of Britain’s recent costly military campaigns in Afghanistan are killing themselves in record numbers.

According to the Times newspaper, some 14 former and serving army personnel have killed themselves in the past two months alone.

This unusually high number is compounded by the fact that all the deceased are from a “particular grouping” involved in Operation Herrick, which guided all avowed British military actions in Afghanistan from 2002 to 2014.

The government’s response to this apparent emergency has been muted, with John Mercer, the minister for veterans, merely expressing “concern” at the spike in deaths.

The latest spike comes against the backdrop of repeated warnings by British military chiefs of the deteriorating mental health of serving military personnel and veterans alike.

Last November, the former head of the army, General Lord Dannatt, warned that suicide among veterans has become an “epidemic of our time”.

Whilst the precise reasons for the latest spike in suicides is largely unknown, disillusionment with the British military in general, and the UK’s pointless military intervention in Afghanistan in particular, are believed to be major factors.

The widespread disillusionment in the British army is likely to be compounded by the recent announcement of a so-called peace deal between the United States and the Afghan Taliban.

The deal is likely to intensify widespread feelings amongst British veterans of Afghan military campaigns that the entire effort had been in vain.

That feeling is likely to be compounded by the British government’s mixed messaging on the so-called peace deal.

The Defence Secretary, Ben Wallace, played down the significance of the so-called peace deal by describing it in reductive terms as a “small but important step”.

By contrast, Foreign Secretary, Dominic Raab, glorified the deal as a “significant moment in the pursuit of peace”.

March 2, 2020 - Posted by | Illegal Occupation, War Crimes | ,

13 Comments »

  1. Yes, well, good riddance. When it says spike in suicides amongst veterans of AMERICAN military campaigns, which it does apparently, then I might listen. I would also say, good riddance.

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    Comment by tsisageya | March 3, 2020 | Reply

    • Yes, thank you for your service of lies, violence, death and destruction brought about by ISRAEL. Thank you for your traitorous service. Thank you for doing the bidding of the United States Government in the name of, and $$$ of, Israel.

      Wouldn’t wanna know ya.

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      Comment by Tsisageya 1 | March 3, 2020 | Reply

      • Wouldn’t wanna beeya.

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        Comment by Tsisageya 1 | March 3, 2020 | Reply

        • Good riddance.

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          Comment by Tsisageya 1 | March 3, 2020 | Reply

  2. DO NOT get me started on Afghanistan, you assholes.

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    Comment by Tsisageya 1 | March 3, 2020 | Reply

  3. Oh yes, and thank you for being evil, U.S. Government. Good job with that. Each and every one of you are pieces of shit whoring for votes which don’t matter. I only wish for you all to be gathered in one place, along with Israel. The Lord doesn’t need it but I do.

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    Comment by Tsisageya 1 | March 3, 2020 | Reply

    • And thank you for wasting America’s money on Israel’s wars but saying it’s something else. Good job. You are all disgusting and deserve what you get.

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      Comment by Tsisageya 1 | March 3, 2020 | Reply

  4. Hey, Jew somewhere, the corona virus is bullshit. Give it up. Oh sure, the goyim are cattle and believe anything but I do not.

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    Comment by Tsisageya 1 | March 3, 2020 | Reply

  5. I do not believe your lies, USRAEL.

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    Comment by Tsisageya 1 | March 3, 2020 | Reply

  6. Fuck Israel. Then, fuck them one more time. Useless assholes.

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    Comment by Tsisageya 1 | March 3, 2020 | Reply

  7. Fuck the Jews. Then, go ahead and fuck them one more time. Vile creatures.

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    Comment by Tsisageya 1 | March 3, 2020 | Reply

  8. I’m not anti semitic, I’m just anti-Jew. Is there supposed to be something wrong with that?

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    Comment by Tsisageya 1 | March 3, 2020 | Reply

    • (Thank you)

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