[Buddha-l] query to the list (JKirkpatrick)

JKirkpatrick jkirk at spro.net
Tue May 31 21:33:53 MDT 2011

A recent report indicates that in these past two years, there
been more US Vets who committed suicide than there were 
military personnel killed in Iraq and Afghanistan. Part of the 
casualties that usually overlooked when gathering statistics 
and other data about the cost of wars. 
And the military expenditures (not only those in the Budget but
special allotments, as to the wars or is it non-wars, in Iraq, 
Afghanistan and/or elsewhere) ... are not in the forelight when 
discussing cutting back on federal spending. Which in one 
light is most curious. 
On an explicitly Buddhist note, watching a film of scenes 
smuggled out of Burma (aka Myanmar) of the Saffron Revolution, 
the 2007 activities against the brutal militarized government
Burma VJ (VJ=video journalist), makes it clear that a Buddhist
sangha and or its spirit can reach a point where it feels it 
appropriate to speak out against violence against human beings! 
Mitchell ==========

Hi Mitchell,
Thanks for your reply. The news about military suicides is
Can you maybe post a link to this information? 



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