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Another Victim of U.S. Wars

Sep 29, 2014

Omar Gonzalez was arrested for entering the White House after scaling the fence on September 19th.

Why would he do this? No one can say what was going on in his head. But what we do know is that he served in Iraq from October 2006 to January 2008. He was prescribed several medications for PTSD. His wife split up with him in 2010 because she was afraid of him. “He was so paranoid he was starting to make me paranoid.” He carried a gun with him at all times. He had lots of weapons.

To any reasonable person, it looks like he was suffering from PTSD as a result of his tours in Iraq. But for the media and government officials the only focus was on the security breech and the Secret Service. Is that because the U.S. is starting a new war, the fourth in a little over two decades, and they don’t want people focusing on the consequences of these wars?

Gonzalez took those consequences straight to the front door of the White House!