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War is hell, and I’m not about to claim that I have any comprehension as to what extent this is true. But when I heard that in January of 2009, the number of KIA that were a result of the opposition, in Iraq, were FEWER, than the amount of combined friendly and suicidal American deaths, I had some Idea, to what extent, war - is - hell. And moreover, that we seemingly don’t give a fuck.
The men and women of our armed forces have been taken advantage of. They deserve a more competent hierarchy, whose supposed “intelligence” of the “enemy” doesn’t result in fucking “smart” bombs falling on US battalions. They deserve a support system that listens and acts accordingly to the anguish of losing one’s best friend. Sure, war is what they signed up for; this is not up for debate. But to think that our militaries incompetence and apparent disregard for our soldier’s well-being has led to such figures, is completely fucked.
So, what’s the Brink about? Well, I guess the long and short of it is this: The Brink points to the other side of the wartime news headline, where the selflessness of our soldiers is seemingly forgotten, and the humanity that’s shared amongst us, is lost in the smoke and mirrors, of war-time agendas.
We must keep sight of this, in order to progress towards their EARNED, and DESERVED, treatment.