I hate war and I detest those who advocate it. Still I am aware that some wars are necessary; such as the two world wars. Nevertheless, war is extraordinarily ugly, and horrific. It should be avoided at all cost. However, there are many who embrace war for selfish reason–money. They either do not care about the pain and suffering that occur on both sides of a war or they just do not care.
Recently there was an explosive Congressional investigation which revealed horrific new details about a U.S. funded military hospital in Afghanistan that kept casualties of or patients in “Auschwitz-like” conditions.
The investigation also revealed that Lt. General William B. Caldwell, then commander of the $11.2 billion dollars a year Afghan training program, tried to block the probe and ordered a cover-up.
There are two ongoing investigations looking into the Dawood Military Hospital abuses: one centered around the Military Whistleblower Protection Act, the other concerned with Caldwell’s politically-motivated decision to delay investigations into the hospital until after the 2010 elections.
What follows is an extremely disturbing look inside the Dawood National Military Hospital. It was compiled with sworn eye-witness testimony from the three U.S. Army colonels who blew the whistle on the scandal, as well as never-before published photos obtained by BuzzFeed.
The photos and corresponding descriptions were collected by U.S. military personnel in Afghanistan.
The images are extremely graphic. Click here: http://www.buzzfeed.com/rebeccaelliott/horror-hospital-the-most-shocking-photos-and-test
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I lived through WWII near Portsmouth – the main naval base in England. I saw bombing and death every day. My school was bombed. A dead German parachutist landed in our back garden. War stories are endless. I don’t like wars but I am thankful for those who fought for the freedom we enjoy.
I am in two minds about more recent wars. I abhor the way some countries treat their people. I feel this should be stopped; that something should be done to protect the persecuted but wonder what right we have to interfere.
I certainly support and pray for our troops.
Thanks you so much for your comment Angela. It is a pleasure to talk to someone who has seen some of the horrors of war first hand. I wish some of the politicians who are advocating a war with Iran had your experiences. These people talk about war willy nilly. War is an extremely ugly thing. Lots of innocent people are likely to die in a war. It was Roosevelt who said, “I wish I could keep war from all Nations; however, that is beyond my power. I can at least make certain that no act of the United States, helps to produce or to promote war. I can at least make clear that the conscience of America revolts against war and that any Nation which provokes war forfeits the sympathy, of the people of the United States.”
Having been exposed to the soldiers returned from Vietnam, I thought that we had done better by now. it seems that as long as there is money involved, there is greed and corruption to follow. Thanks for keeping this news up and in front. The only way to fix this nonsense is to expose it to clean air.
Thank you freshthoughtz. I truly appreciate your stopping by and sharing your thoughts. God blesses
Wow, what a horrific sight! My heart goes out to those who are suffering. And, yes, we need to bring our boys home now!
God Bless you & yours!
I agree with you Lady D. We need to bring the troupes home.