Iraq, Afghanistan war violence comes back to Britain


This video is called Blackwater Crimes in Iraq (New Video, Baghdad 2006).

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Ex-soldiers more likely to commit violent crimes

Friday 15 March 2013

Young British men are far more likely to commit violent crimes if they have served in the armed forces, a study found yesterday.

Of 3,000 military men under 30, more than a fifth had a conviction for violent offences, compared to just 6.7 per cent of their civilian counterparts.

The King’s College London study found links between combat experience, post-deployment alcohol misuse, traumatic stress and violence.

Men who had fought in Iraq and Afghanistan were 53 per cent more likely to commit a violent offence than those in non-combat roles, while those with multiple experiences of combat had a 70-80 per cent greater likelihood of committing acts of violence.

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United States wars, new film


This video from the USA says about itself:

Jan 22, 2013

DemocracyNow.org – Premiering this week at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah, the new documentary, “Dirty Wars: The World Is a Battlefield,” follows investigative reporter Jeremy Scahill to Afghanistan, Somalia and Yemen as he chases down the hidden truths behind America’s expanding covert wars. We’re joined by Scahill and the film’s director, Rick Rowley, an independent journalist with Big Noise Films.

“We’re looking right now at a reality that President Obama has essentially extended the very policies that many of his supporters once opposed under President Bush,” says Scahill, author of the bestseller “Blackwater: The Rise of the World’s Most Powerful Mercenary Army,” and a forthcoming book named after his film.

“One of the things that humbles both of us is [when] you arrive at a village in Afghanistan and knock on someone’s door, you’re the first American they’ve seen since the Americans that kicked that door in and killed half their family,” Rowley says. “We promised them that we would do everything we could to make their stories be heard in the U.S. — finally, we’re able to keep those promises.”

Watch this interview uninterrupted: http://www.democracynow.org/2013/1/22/dirty_wars_jeremy_scahill_and_rick