PTSD – veteran or victim of war

Post traumatic stress disorder (or syndrome)(PTSD) as it relates to war experiences.[ http://www.warandgender.com/wgptsd.htm ]
How is it that it is mostly those who were the perpetrators of war crimes (such as killing and fire bombing civilians, mostly children) that reap the rewards after a war ? And thereby also claiming to suffer from PTSD, referred to as ‘combat fatigue’ (in other words ‘cowardice during bombing attacks’) ? Are we talking about combat professionals, soldiers, who are carrying arms, can shoot, can kill, can defend themselves ? Or worse, Air Force professionals who control the killing from the air ? Are those the ones who suffer from PTSD ? Are those the ones who year after year get more brass medals pinned on their chests and are marching in their annual parades, proudly displaying their war memorabilia and their status as veterans ? Or, should it not be the victims of war, who were very young children, who suffer the most now ?
Child victims are suffering, no matter which side of the conflict they are on.
[ http://www.qassam.ps/specialfile-329-Zionist_War_Crimes_against_Gaza_Children.html ][ http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/death-from-above-how-american-drone-strikes-are-devastating-yemen-20140414 ][ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allied_war_crimes_during_World_War_II ]
It is now recognized the world over that the syndrome of PTSD is a serious affliction, but should only be taken seriously as it relates to the actual “victims of war”. The children (let’s assume way back WWII), who now are also senior citizens. But suffer nonetheless at an increasing rate of this syndrome called Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, resulting from their experiences during that war, and from relentless subsequent persecution. [ http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3181591/ ]
And were it not for the fact that the memories of this war are being kept alive by those who fire bombed civilians in Europe, I am sure that all of those formerly small child victims would certainly suffer less now. [ http://www.astro.umd.edu/~adhabal/Reports/Psychological%20Effects%20of%20War%20and%20Terrorism%20on%20Children.pdf  ]
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Cyber Warfare – the new Wild West

[ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyberwarfare ] Although “cyber war & attack” initially referred to politically motivated espionage, computer sabotage and deliberate disinformation, stealing of virtual data and identities, and/or political propaganda, the world is ready for the actual CYBER WARFARE using Drones, small pilot-less air planes, remote-controlled and used for spying and overhead information gathering in enemy territories. [ http://dronewars.net/aboutdrone/ ]

The new military robots (drones) carry arms to kill. From the air, as they have always done during the last great world wars (but pilot sits in). From the air, enemy unseen, target in sight, push a button, open the hatches.

Dressed to kill, the new editions of the drone robots are intended to kill the enemy. Here, the ‘pilot’ just sits in a comfortable chair in a (maybe air-conditioned) room to push the button. No more Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) to worry about as result of civilian killings, humans on the ground. No more need to be specific about what is an enemy and what is not.

Interesting concepts: Cyber Criminality coming our way on the internet, daily, hourly, by minute and second – every second. Espionage coming our way by the Western spy organisms and agencies, rifling through our e-mails and more. And now the drones.

In the Old Wild West – it was simply gun fights, shoot first, ask questions later. That was easy, that was fun. Gun fighters were the heroes. With unknown controllers sitting at monitors controlling drones in some unknown location, who are the heroes ? They cannot pretend anymore to be “war veterans” with all the privileges. The glory days of the old wild west are over.