Our Veterans From Iraq


I was having a conversation with my son and how the War was going overseas. Things came up and decided to investigate. The War in Iraq is supposedly over but what is going to happen with the average kid that is coming home and will join our..or his/her normal life. Take a look on this video:

Scott Olsen UnAmerican?...

Two weeks before Christmas I was commenting on Mary615's hub about our young generations, and we told her things that..the next day we felt bad for telling her like it was regarding our Youth and she said, "since I have a wider scope on International affairs, why not write on the subject." Besides I have a son in the Air Force and my 18 years old will join soon.


The average young soldier is coming home to join his/ her family, but, whoever thought it was or would be easy to join the work force...think about it. These young generations with all that potential energy, and free time, will do something instead of just checking those latest apps.

My kid is about to get a degree in Electrical Engineering and he said he "is not coming home" and will stay where he is (Germany). I don't blame him, he has the drive, the discipline and he could not bear the fact that coming back to a civilian life would mean the end of his Career.

Let's see what is happening in Mexico:

The drugs Cartel have ended a truce to spread its bloody war..to the Capital of this Country. These Cartels are getting so out of hand, that we think, we believe that ..God forbid, these mercenaries will entice these unemployed Ex soldiers that were neglected, and are being neglected a decent living. I have been in Colombia several times and have seen how they have been fighting a civil war of their own, but take a look to what the Cartels are all about:

You are about to be sent to your 9th deployment...

You have a wife and a family. Deployment either is voluntary or arranged for people like you. Good record, stunning profile and besides who wants to get the masses' opposition to recruit new soldiers? You knew you have seen a lot. Depression pills have taken a toll on your brain and we blame the Pharmaceutical industry for getting away with murder, carrying on the game set by the armament dealers and their lobbyists in DC. You have a young wife and they want a brighter future, but in the process, you have changed and...you don't to want to tell much of your last 8 deployments, and one morning..that brain glitch tells you this simple thing: Pull the trigger...we are out of here!! Everybody scatter!!

The Psychology Of A Veteran

We all agree that these young army soldiers come with a load: post traumatic stress disorders and lots of mental problems. But what about the young generations that either were cheated on, while on detour, and the ones that came back home still single? We can see that euphoria from within their eyes. Most young girls will catch up with that and will love that energy. Remember... they were trained to be on the front end, like a tiger...curiously and women still love that adrenaline. Think again, if you young woman are going to date this strong guy that will protect you from that 'loser' that was bothering you, think again. I advice you to take your time and analyze his behavior. You can ask questions to his/her own mom. Unfortunately the rate of domestic violence will increase alarmingly.

The Sum of All Fears.

As we said, and we do not beat around the bush; if these young kids like Scot Olsen don't find an outlet, we expect to see a veteran... with probably a nice profile for a leader to take their cause and join the 99%. We don't want nothing against our Country. But If these free minds think is their time, they will bring Cairo, Tripoli and Beijing to our 'Wall streets'

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MartieCoetser 5 years ago from South Africa

Dear Lord, I have nothing positive to say about wars and the custom rights of rulers to turn young men into human weapons. But I can still leave a comment, because I can positively say that this is an excellent hub about a serious social issue. The seed that was sown - the war in Iraq - will be fruit for the next forty years if not longer. Voted up and insightful.

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Lord De Cross 5 years ago Author

Hi Martie,

I apologize for mentioning this issue, we all have families or friends in the Military. This was written to cause awareness that like you said, will be carried for years to come. Think World War II, and Vietnam, I don't even consider Korea, the forgotten war that my father in law fought. This is just an expression of our own thinking and...was published accordingly; Thanks Martie.


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tammyswallow 5 years ago from North Carolina

Scary thoughts.. but they certainly need to be addressed and not ignored.

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Sunshine625 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

We want peace and not war!! At least that's how I feel. I can't imagine being the parent of a son/daughter in the military. I would be a wreck. Thanks for sharing this information Lord.

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Lord De Cross 5 years ago Author

Tammy and Sunshine I must agree with you both. Someone has to frop the ball and spread the alert to invisible actions that so many just don't even notice it... until it happens. Thanks for your sincere comments and no one wants a war.My son survived for his morals and perseverance.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

We certainly would be ignorant if we thought they would all come back and do a conga line down every main street in the U.S. Thanks for reminding us of how important it is to be there for them and to do the best to help and understand them or at least hold their hand for as long as they feel it is necessatry. I'm glad your son has taken the reins in his hands and knows what he wants. I have him in my prayers as I said I would and I wish you and your family a peaceful and wonderful New Year!

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Lord De Cross 5 years ago Author

Gypsy Rose Lee,

This is a critical and probably not so welcomed hub. We can look the other way and think that things will be fine. Wars are still here for a reason and we don't to blame Our armament Corporations that need to seel, but I surely know about Politicians from all over the Planet. Well, this problem started Thousand of years ago and had become a curse for all of us. Happy new year too Gypsy!


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oceansnsunsets 5 years ago from The Midwest, USA

Wow, all of this is food for thought, and a bit overwhelming. I am glad you shared this and the videos. The stories are sad and touching. I am so sorry to the woman whose husband killed himself, that is so sad. I hope that things get better for veterans, and that Americans and the world wakes up so less life needs to be lost. I am so thankful for veterans always, but honestly don't realize the amazing things they have to endure even after back home.

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Lord De Cross 5 years ago Author

Thanks OceanSunsets,

This is a very delicate hub, but is out there to creata awareness, a full force of veterans are joining our weak economy and we don't want to see things happening without we even noticing it until it is too late. We just leave this hub open to any one, and you did nail the issue with admiration from us. Thanks again for your valuable comment!


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MartieCoetser 5 years ago from South Africa

Lord, I believe we MUST keep on mentioning these kind of issues... keep on reminding new generations of the disastrous consequences of evil actions like war. I do believe in self-protection, but not on attacking for any reason. So you don't need to be apologized, but to be complimented because you've taken the time to write this to cause awareness. My empathy and sympathy are with all people who suffers war in any way. Again, voted up and thought-provoking.

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Lord De Cross 5 years ago Author

Thanks Martie,

this is like an open forum...I laid down some facts and some issues that might be looming on the horizon of any Main street of our society. We respectour veterans and we want them to have the best at the time of finding a job or getting involved in a relationship like any of us. Thanks for taking your time my friend.


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Deborah Brooks 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

Lord I am so glad I saw this on Facebook. this is so sad.. why does this have to happen? How is your son? God Bless you for writing this I am sharing..


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Lord De Cross 4 years ago Author

Hi debbie,

Son 27, is coming to NJ for special training, so a fellow airman can stay back home(US) to see his first child's first seconds on this unfair world. This could make for a movie, and maybe I will be able to write it. But honestly, my son has made so proud of him. Thanks for stopping by Debbie!

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