Afghan war atrocities sicken and kill Australian captain

This video from the USA is called Decorated Soldier Ignored by Veterans Administration Commits Suicide.

From the Sydney Morning Herald in Australia:

Horrors of war too much for captain

Les Kennedy

November 1, 2007

HE SERVED in Afghanistan for just six weeks, but it was enough time to see things that would haunt Andrew Paljakka long after his tour of duty ended.

He told of having witnessed an atrocity with a civilian victim, and of having to listen to the sounds of a man he had shot slowly dying.

After Captain Paljakka, 27, returned to Australia last year, he began drinking heavily and was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress and severe depression. In February he was admitted to a private hospital, but discharged himself.

On February 26 he was found hanging from a bootlace in a cupboard in a Kings Cross hotel room. He left a young widow.

Also from Afghanistan, by Associated Press:

3 Killed in US Raid in Afghanistan

Thursday November 1, 2007 5:31 AM

KABUL, Afghanistan – A nighttime raid on a compound in eastern Afghanistan sparked a gunbattle that left three people dead, including two children, officials said Thursday.

Australia: Howard government knew of Guantánamo detainee’s torture complaints: here.

Australia and US-Iran war threats: here.

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