In a sad, but all too common story. The public is now being asked for help in finding a war veteran who may be in grave danger.
Veteran Justin Shultz made a video of himself stating he had failed and that he had no reason to live. He goes on to state that he tried to get help but no one was there for him. Shockingly in the final part of the video, he takes a huge amount of pills. Although it’s not known what kind of pills they were the authorities are expecting the worst.
We can all spew our opinions about being in his position on social media. After all, everyone on Facebook and Twitter is a Monday Morning Quarterback and they always have the answers. But when it really comes down to it these American Heroes are in dire need of some help. There is no reason Justin Shultz should have found himself in the position of feeling hopeless and alone. To the point where he had to take a video of himself on Facebook trying to commit suicide for someone to finally reach out to help him.
Many might say he did this to try to get attention. Exactly, so let’s give him the attention he needs. Especially after he put his very life on the line so the rest of us can all sleep in peace at night.
In their agenda driven news cycle, the left stream media touts a number of 22 veteran suicides per day, but the truth is roughly 160 returning heroes commit suicide per year in the United States. That’s still roughly 160 too many. But what’s most heartbreaking about these suicides is most of these victims had tried asking for help. But we all know how lacking our veterans services got during the Barack Hussein Obama administration. We all know he was more a “lover” than a “fighter.”
Update: Justin Shultz has been found safe thanks to all concerned American Patriots who refuse to leave any man behind!
While the suicide rate among veterans from operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom is still too high, it’s not 22 a day.
There is a statistic that has been widely quoted in the veteran community that highlights an estimated 22 veterans a day are committing suicide. It is a deeply troubling statistic and has galvanized the veteran movement, both from inside the military and veteran communities, and externally, to bring about a wide range of programming nationwide. The statistic, however, is widely misunderstood.
This figure — 22 veterans a day commit suicide — while widely touted by politicians, media outlets, veterans service organizations, among others, comes from the VA’s 2012 Suicide Data Report, which analyzed the death certificates of 21 states from 1999 to 2011, and often is not provided within the right context. The report itself, as cited by the Washington Post earlier this year, warned, “It is recommended that the estimated number of veterans be interpreted with caution due to the use of data from a sample of states and existing evidence of uncertainty in veteran identifiers on U.S. death certificates.” As an example, the average age of veteran suicides within the data set was nearly 60 years old, not representative of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans generation.
A more recent study, which surveyed 1.3 million veterans who were discharged between 2001 and 2007, found that “Between 2001 and 2009, there were 1650 deployed veterans and 7703 non-deployed veteran deaths. Of those, 351 were suicides among deployed veterans and 1517 were suicides among non-deployed veterans. That means over nine years, there was not quite one veteran suicide a day,” according to the Washington Post.
While veterans have a suicide rate 50% higher than those who did not serve in the military, the rate of suicide was, as the LA Times reported, “…slightly higher among veterans who never deployed to Afghanistan or Iraq, suggesting that the causes extend beyond the trauma of war.”
Coming home from war, a six-month deployment on a ship, or simply transitioning from a life in uniform to a life without one, can be difficult and the various state and federal systems set up to deal with this transition and life after military services are unable to meet the need. That is not to say these programs — the Veterans Affairs entitlement and benefit programs like medical care, the G.I. Bill, the VA Home Loan, etc. — are not helpful; they are. But, for my generation of veterans from Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom, our suicide rate is closer to one a day and most likely to occur in the first three years of return. While this this is still very troubling, it is not 22.
Still, there are further steps needed in bridging the gap created by those who serve and those who don’t. Supporting integration back into families and communities requires robust public-private partnerships. The veterans, as well as the communities they live in, are both responsible for filling or bridging that gap, though not necessarily equally.
The challenges of adjustment and transition, post-traumatic stress, traumatic brain injuries, and physical disabilities, all need to be addressed especially as these things result in barriers to education, employment, health care, and overall individual well-being. Many of these needs are being met by a combination of different veteran-serving nonprofits and VA support. Unfortunately, there are still gaps in the system.
We in the veteran advocacy community need to tailor our programming, especially if we are in the business of preventing suicides, to respond to what we’ve learned from the data. One suicide is one suicide too many. Effective programming to help service members, veterans, and families transition to a positive life after service in their first three years home from service is a must.
Another requirement is fostering supportive community relationships for veterans, and really for all people, when life gets difficult as they surge past the age of 50. It also means that if we are serious about tackling the problem, we need to be creating, or rather shifting, programming specifically to address the needs of older veterans while maintaining preventative care for recently returned veterans.
As soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines, we all prided ourselves in uniform on not making the emotional decision, but the right decision. As veterans, we should have the same commitment and that means we need to act within the framework of facts — in advocacy and programming. Inadvertently, we’re preying on a well-intentioned public by citing a misleading statistic to receive financial support and that’s not right.
As veterans, we’re far more resilient than we’ve given ourselves credit for. If we do our job now, and extend a helping hand to our brothers and sisters over 50, we can decrease that suicide rate, and ensure our generation avoids despair in the future.
If you are a returning Veteran and feel you need help, please contact the Veterans Crisis Line.
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Thank Our Military Servicemen And Women But Praise Our Heroes
With the continuing wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, and other places across the globe, well-meaning citizens are increasingly calling all of our military servicemen and women as well as veterans: heroes.
One could draw an argument that this began with President Bush and the beginning of these current conflicts after the voracious attack by Muslim extremists on 9/11. As a veteran, President Bush visited the troops in the field during unannounced trips and continued his actions by visiting wounded military men and women in the hospital – again without the press.
Without a doubt, this overt display of patriotism by the American public is something that we see more frequently now that President Trump is in office. Indeed, the former candidate and now president, has made it a mission of his to keep his and America’s attention on our military.
Most Americans appreciate Trump’s actions. However, it is now obvious that too many people, pundits, and even military organizations are calling all active duty military as well as veterans “heroes”. Many of us veterans think the word reduces the significance of those whose actions have proven themselves to actually be heroes.
Perhaps this comes from one of the definitions of a hero. Dictionary.com defines hero as
A person who, in the opinion of others, asspecial achievements, abilities, or personal qualities and is regarded as a role model or ideal.
However, take a look at a second definition of a hero from Dictionary.com:
A person noted for courageous acts or nobility of character.
Please don’t get misunderstand: our soldiers really appreciate your kind gestures and appreciation. Indeed, please feel free to thank them for their service, dedication to their mission, and let them know that you appreciate the sacrifice they are making to their personal and their families lives by choosing to serve our country. However, be aware that the definition of a hero should be anyone who has performed a courageous act of valor for someone else without regard for his or her own safety or life.
For instance, consider those firefighters who entered the smoking buildings of the twin towers in New York City right after the attacks by Muslim jihadists. How about the passengers on Flight 93 who intentionally fought off their attackers resulting in its crashing in a Pennsylvania field, all of whom perished because of their actions?
Then, of course, there are those courageous servicemen and women about whom you’ve read of their receiving the Silver Star or Medal of Honor medals. These are the highest medals available to be given by our military. All of these people deserve to be called heroes!
President Trump recently called veterans ”This Country’s Greatest National Treasure”. This is a perfect description that many of us veterans easily accept.
Just remember: when our military men and women go about the job to which they committed themselves, they are not heroes and they will gladly accept your thanks for their service. However, many of us do ask that you lavish your praise upon our true heroes.
They’re the ones that really deserve it!
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First US Air Force Muslim Cleric Found Guilty As Undercover Detectives Discover Bust Him In MAJOR Plot
You’ve probably heard the phrase “they let the fox guard the hen house” at some point. Basically, it’s said someone who is supposed to be protecting something probably wants to do harm to it themselves, like a fox would want to do to hens. The lesson we’re supposed to learn from that is that we should choose our protectors carefully because we will have to trust them fully.
This has been a point of contention for many who think that the military is compromising itself by allowing Muslims to enter its ranks. Since our war on terror was started by Muslims who consider it their “holy duty” to kill as many Christians as possible in order to achieve some sadistic and delightful afterlife, it seems counterproductive to let those who share the same order in the very military tasked with fighting that war.
Air Force captain Sharior Rahman, who is a Muslim chaplain, is being charged with a crime that could get him punishments ranging from $3000 in docked pay, all the way to getting thrown out on his ear. According to the Conservative Daily Post, it’s looking more like he’ll land on the slap on the wrist end of the spectrum:
“Air Force Captain (O-3) Sharior Rahman, who serves as a chaplain/imam at Ramstein Air Force Base in Germany, was convicted by a military judge under the UCMJ (Uniform Code of Military Justice) of larceny and conspiracy to commit larceny resulting from an incident of shoplifting he and his wife committed last year. In a shocking turn of events, the officer who acted as a judge, COL. Mark Milam, penalized the convicted imam by requiring only that he forfeit $3,000 of his pay for one month. Seeing as CPT. Rahman lives on an Air Force base, that hardly seems like a punishment.”
The incredibly light punishment is especially troubling since Rahman is not only representing the United States military, but he’s representing the entire country to the locals. This level of disrespect is one that stems from a deeply ingrained teaching that while they might have to get along with those around them, Muslims are inherently better, and therefore should get to do what they wish.
In some ways, we might be considered lucky that the Air Force got a peek into the mind of this person they’re letting wear their uniform before he did something much worse. If it’s his religion that’s prompting his disregard for laws, that could lead to bigger problems, and if he’s just your general overly materialistic jerk, that also usually leads to trouble if he has access to any sensitive information.
Here are more details from our source about the exact nature of Rahman and his wife’s crimes:
The charges come from an arrest involving CPT. Rahman and his wife, who were caught stealing about 70 euro worth of groceries from an Edeka store in Hamburg, Germany. A second case occurred about two weeks later when the Rahmans were accused of stealing from the Exchange on Ramstein Air Force Base (an Exchange, often also known as a PX or Base Exchange, is basically a department store for the military) but no charges were filed as a result of that case.
Undercover Store Detective Thomas Bex from the Edeka in Hamburg reported to the military court that he knew the Rahmans were stealing when he saw them put fish in their basket, but never payed for the fish before leaving. Exchange Detective Albert Arseneau told the court that he observed, via cameras in the Exchange, Sanam Rahman, CPT. Rahman’s wife, placing make-up items in her bag, as well as being handed a jump-rope by CPT. Rahman which she then put in her large handbag.
When Arseneau confronted the pair, he says that CPT. Rahman remained cool and collected throughout his questioning, but at one point his wife took off on foot and hid in a men’s restroom nearby. Arseneau walked into the restroom after she came out and recovered the stolen items from the restroom, where it is apparent Sanam Rahman hid them.
Attempts to defend against the charges mostly involved attacking the evidence, claiming that a mistake had been made and they had just ‘forgotten’ to not pay, or attempts to claim that CPT. Rahman was unaware of his wife’s wrongdoing. MAJ Marquita Ricks, acting as defense for the CPT. Rahman tried her best to defend his actions and those of his wife, but the evidence was obviously against them.
Luckily, there is still a slim chance that the imam may be removed from service. Becoming a military chaplain requires that an organization endorses you to serve in such a capacity. This organization, such as a recognized religious organization like the Catholic church, can withdraw their endorsement of a chaplain at any time and for any reason, which will usually result in their separation from the service.
BREAKING: Trump Sending US Marines Armed To The Teeth To Take Over After What Muslims Were Caught Doing
For the past 8 years, Barack Hussein Obama wiped his backside with our Constitution while emboldening our enemies and alienating our allies. With the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Obama made it no secret he was on the side of the Palestinian terrorists, where he gave sovereignty of Israel’s holiest sites to these terrorists, while concurrently putting Iran on a path to nuclear arms so they could bomb Israel into oblivion. Just 24 hours after President Trump announced he’d be moving the the US Embassy to Jerusalem, now our military is on high alert after the sickening plot that Obama’s Muslims have vowed to carry out.
Liberals are already collectively losing their minds over President Trump choosing to side with Israel, as they’re always vocal supporters of Muslim terrorists whenever they’re given the decision to choose sides. The Muslim world is equally enraged over our Presient’s decision to stand with the country of Israel, and now their nasty threats have spawned an immediate response from the United States military, where Trump has deployed additional troops to the area in preparation of the “day of rage” that these Muslim terrorists have planned as a violent response to the new embassy.
Three “days of rage” are expected to take place across the region in response to the plan, prompting the U.S. Central Command to brush up on contingency plans and beef up security at American embassies across the Middle East.
Trump’s decision “is almost certain to provoke protests and potentially violent skirmishes at and near American government and facilities U.S. nationals own and operate in Israel and the occupied territories, the Middle East as a whole, and beyond,” reports The Drive. “The reported U.S. military moves make it clear that they are well aware of this fact.”
Islamist Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned Trump that recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel was a “red line” for Muslims, while Saudi King Salman bin Abdul Aziz said the plan would “constitute a flagrant provocation of Muslims”.
Newsweek reported the move “could inflame the Muslim world”. There are also reports that ISIS could be preparing retaliatory attacks.
As part of its planned backlash, Hamas has urged “the youth and the Palestinian resistance in the West Bank” to “respond with all means available to the US decision that harms our Jerusalem. Jerusalem is a red line and the resistance will not allow any desecration of it.”
President Trump isn’t playing around and is sending in a badass unit of Marines who will be armed to the teeth and ready to take on any Muslim terrorist who tries to retaliate against America’s decision to place the embassy in Jerusalem. Info Wars went on:
Special Marine Corps FAST units will be on hand to be deployed around the world to embassies and diplomatic posts. They will be armed with “.50 caliber M2 machine guns or 40mm Mk 19 automatic grenade launchers, as well as specialized riot control gear.”
“If the reaction to the U.S. government’s change in policy on Jerusalem proves to be too much for those teams to handle, the Marines also have dedicated crisis response elements for operations in Africa and the Middle East forward deployed in Rota, Spain and in Kuwait respectively,” writes Joseph Trevithick. “These Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Forces have MV-22B Osprey tilt-rotors and KC-130 aerial tankers to help rush additional personnel across those regions in an emergency.”
This move by our new Commander-in-Chief is sending a clear message to the world that we stand with Israel, a gesture that’s no doubt sending shock waves through the Muslim community and infuriating our former terrorist-loving president. Obama tried desperately to destroy Israel while in office, where we all can remember the vile thing Obama did to Israel over Christmas last year, where he backed a Security Council resolution that turned over Israel’s most historic and holy sites to Palestinian Hamas and Fatah terrorists.
Obama was also behind the taxpayer-funded campaign to oust Netanyahu from office back in 2015, where the Washington Post exposed Obama’s plot, going on to say that Obama “had the worst relationship of any U.S. president with the elected prime minister of the Jewish State.”
This isn’t the first time that President Trump has tried to make things right with Israel following two presidential terms of Barack Hussein Obama treating the country of Israel like absolute crap. As Israel’s land continues to be up for dispute by a coalition of Muslim terrorists and nasty liberals around the world, President Trump finally put an end to the debate by the single action he took at the West Wall earlier this year, solidifying once and for all where America stands on this issue.
Meeting with Prime Minister Benjamin Netenyahu in a solemn act of solidarity, President Trump donned a yarmulke, and prayed at the West Wall along with other Jewish leaders, in a historic move that has never been done by a sitting president in our country’s history. The diplomatic nod not only bolstered Israel’s claims to the holy site, but sent the silent message to Muslims around the world that this area belongs to the Jews, and to keep their grubby hands off of it.
This is such a drastic change from what we got used to under Barack Hussein Obama, who did everything he could to stab Israel in the back during his tenure as president. Now America finally has a president who represents the values and sentiments that most Americans have towards Israel, who Christians revere as “God’s chosen people.” You can be sure that liberal snowflakes everywhere are melting over President Trump sending our military to Israel to protect our most cherished ally.
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