“Fighting for Peace is….”

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It is a great shame, that roughly 40 years after the end of the Vietnam War, where slightly more than 58,000 US soldiers were killed, our young men and women are still being shipped off to foreign countries to fight and die in the name of greed. Estimates of wounded run around 300,000 in Indochina. There were more than 13,000 disabled and many have died since from addictions. But the staggering number is for suicide ranging from 150,000 to 200,000 (Sources: Chuck Dean, Vietnam Veteran. Alexander Paul, author of Suicide Wall). As for the Vietnamese death toll, they were in the millions: “…as many as 2 million civilians on both sides and some 1.1 million North Vietnamese and Viet Cong fighters. The U.S. military has estimated that between 200,000 and 250,000 South Vietnamese soldiers died in the war.” -Found at: britannica.com. However, these wars are not to protect our families or to bring freedom to the oppressed. They simply fill the Bank accounts of the rich and famous…our controllers. Dying for them is not honourable, it’s madness and we are still doing it. -The Warrior

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