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How do Drugs Kill?

The only people who like war are the ones who benefit from it. Unfortunately, the ones who benefit aren't the one who fight. So the question is: How to get people to fight when the don't want to?

Big Pharma and psychiatry to the rescue!

Here's what the Army Times is reporting on the war against soldiers who don't want war:

Medicating the military

The DLA [Defense Logistics Agency] records detail the range of drugs being prescribed to the military community and the spending on them:
• Antipsychotic medications, including Seroquel and Risperdal, spiked most dramatically — orders jumped by more than 200 percent, and annual spending more than quadrupled, from $4 million to $16 million.
• Use of anti-anxiety drugs and sedatives such as Valium and Ambien also rose substantially; orders increased 170 percent, while spending nearly tripled, from $6 million to about $17 million.
• Antiepileptic drugs, also known as anticonvulsants, were among the most commonly used psychiatric medications. Annual orders for these drugs increased about 70 percent, while spending more than doubled, from $16 million to $35 million.
• Antidepressants had a comparatively modest 40 percent gain in orders, but it was the only drug group to show an overall decrease in spending, from $49 million in 2001 to $41 million in 2009, a drop of 16 percent. The debut in recent years of cheaper generic versions of these drugs is likely responsible for driving down costs.
Antidepressants and anticonvulsants are the most common mental health medications prescribed to service members. Seventeen percent of the active-duty force, and as much as 6 percent of deployed troops, are on antidepressants, Brig. Gen. Loree Sutton, the Army’s highest-ranking psychiatrist, told Congress on Feb. 24.

In contrast, about 10 percent of all Americans take antidepressants, according to a 2009 Columbia University study. 

This is how to create soulless  automatons that kill on command. Drugs and lot's of them.

These soldiers know that they can't talk to anyone in the military about fear, guilt, or regret. So they have to ignore these feelings until they are overwhelmed.

And if they do discuss how they feel, well there's a pill for that. And if one doesn't do the the trick, then two, or three. Or, however many it takes to shut them up and get them back on post with a weapon in their hands and a head full of medication.

What happens when these soldiers come back home and tell stories of wartime atrocities they were ordered to commit?

Well, they're crazy of course!

Oh, but wait! Aren't psycho-pharmaceuticals prescribed for chemical imbalances in the brain? That suddenly and mysteriously appear out of nowhere? Having absolutely nothing to do with what people are doing or what is done to them?

These soldiers are defective! By some freakish statistical anomaly, thousands and thousands of young men and women who just by random chance happen to have diseased brains, have been recruited in to our armed forces.

What an unfortunate streak of bad luck. Right when we're in the middle of two wars, too.

Hopefully; if those evil, terrible, and crazy suicidal [Muslim] maniacs in Iran, force the Most Holy Blessed and Divine U.S./NATO Empire Peace Keepers into war; we'll be able to find soldiers to fight it that don't have chemically imbalanced brains.

(Don't miss the sick irony that many of these soldiers are in Afghanistan protecting opium production.)