Hidden prison army. uk
"The number of former servicemen in prison or on probation or parole is now more than double the total British deployment in Afghanistan, according to a new survey. An estimated 20,000 veterans are in the criminal justice system, with 8,500 behind bars, almost one in 10 of the prison population.
The proportion of those in prison who are veterans has risen by more than 30% in the last five years.
The study by the probation officers' union Napo uncovers the hidden cost of recent conflicts. The snapshot survey of 90 probation case histories of convicted veterans shows a majority with chronic alcohol or drug problems, and nearly half suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder or depression as a result of their wartime experiences on active service.
Those involved had served in Northern Ireland, Bosnia, Iraq and Afghanistan. They are most likely to have been convicted of a violent offence, particularly domestic violence.
The study provides the strongest evidence yet of a direct link between the mental health of those returning from combat zones, chronic alcohol and drug abuse and domestic violence."
(this war is supported by femminists... more dykes-recruits at the refuge?)
more. They really need to stay off the booze.
"BAGHDAD — Sixteen prisoners, including leaders of Al Qaeda in Mesopotamia and other extremist groups who had been sentenced to death, escaped from a prison in northern Iraq, in what officials described as a brazen breach of security that prompted a manhunt across a large part of the country on Thursday."
"Local officials say the Taliban are establishing a shadow government along the dilapidated road that ultimately could prevent vital supplies carried in hundreds of trucks every week from reaching the military. It also raises the danger that the supplies could end up in militant hands"
"People in Baghlan and Kunduz provinces complain that international forces, the government in Kabul and aid have passed them by in favor of more troublesome regions. Militants are taking advantage of that resentment, and control by either Afghan or international forces is slipping."
""I'm engaged and I can't go to the village of my fiancee," said 23-year-old Farshad, who like many Afghans goes by only one name. The village fell to the Taliban before the wedding could be planned. "I'm going to wait for the situation to get worse or get better. Otherwise I'll have to become a Talib.""
"Kunduz, on the Tajikistan border, saw the [invaders ]bombing of two hijacked fuel tankers in air strikes alleged to have killed large numbers of civilians earlier this month.
The German-ordered strike set in train events leading to the kidnap of Stephen Farrell, a British journalist who was covering the attacks, and the deaths of his Afghan colleague and a British special forces soldier in a raid to free them."
"But insurgents are also recruited from a pool of radicalised and unemployed young men who have returned to Kunduz from refugee camps in Pakistan. There has also been an influx of fanatical Chechen and Arab fighters into the province this summer."
"And he revealed his anger that staff hired to sort through MPs' receipts for expensive extravagances were guarded by troops forced to moonlight so they could earn money to buy vital equipment.
One soldier had taken the work to buy lightweight body armour that cost £750. Another wanted better quality desert boots at £125 a pair, the insider said."
"THE most senior army officer to resign after leading troops in Afghanistan claims that he was asked whether he could delay an attack on a Taliban stronghold until after Gordon Brown had visited the country"
~Osama bin Laden. "Osama bin Laden demanded that European countries pull their troops out of Afganistan in a new audiotape Friday, warning of "retaliation" against them for their collaboration with the United States in the war."
""A wise person would not waste his sons and money for a gang of criminals in Washington ... In summary, we are not asking too much or an invalid demand, but it would be be fair that you lift your opression and withdraw your troops,"" - ObL
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