Friday, February 24, 2017

Combat PTSD -- Help.

Tom's Journal.

This takes about 5 minutes to read, but it is worth every second. Every Liberal should read this as well. Because,  This is so very IMPORTANT,  friends  ! ! !          
This is something every person in America must know!!!!!
As President George W. Bush's top speech writer, Marc Thiessen ( The Kelly
File on FOX ) was provided unique access to the CIA program used in
interrogating top Al Qaeda terrorists, including the mastermind of the 9/11
attack, Khalid Sheikh Mohammad (KSM).
Now, his riveting new book, Courting Disaster: How the CIA Kept America
Safe (Regnery), has been published. Here is an excerpt from Courting
"Just before dawn on March 1, 2003, two dozen heavily armed Pakistani
tactical assault forces move in and surround a safe house in Rawalpindi. A
few hours earlier they had received a text message from an informant inside
the house. It read: "I am with KSM."
Bursting in, they find the disheveled mastermind of the 9/11 attacks,
Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, in his bedroom. He is taken into custody. In the
safe house, they find a treasure trove of computers, documents, cell phones
and other valuable "pocket litter."
Once in custody, KSM is defiant. He refuses to answer questions, informing
his captors that he will tell them everything when he gets to America and
sees his lawyer. But KSM is not taken to America to see a lawyer Instead
he is taken to a secret CIA "black site" in an undisclosed location.
Upon arrival, KSM finds himself in the complete control of Americans. He
does not know where he is, how long he will be there, or what his fate will
be. Despite his circumstances, KSM still refuses to talk. He spews
contempt at his interrogators, telling them Americans are weak, lack
resilience and are unable to do what is necessary to prevent the terrorists
from succeeding in their goals. He has trained to resist interrogation.
When he is asked for information about future attacks, he tells his
questioners scornfully: "Soon, you will know."
It becomes clear he will not reveal the information using traditional
interrogation techniques. So he undergoes a series of "enhanced
interrogation techniques" approved for use only on the most high-value
detainees. The techniques include waterboarding. He begins telling his CIA
de-briefers about active al Qaeda plots to launch attacks against the United
States and other Western targets. He holds classes for CIA officials, using
a chalkboard to draw a picture of al Qaeda's operating structure,
financing, communications, and logistics. He identifies al Qaeda travel
routes and safe havens and helps intelligence officers make sense of
documents and computer records seized in terrorist raids He identifies
voices in intercepted telephone calls, and helps officials understand the
meaning of coded terrorist communications. He provides information that
helps our intelligence community capture other high-ranking terrorists.
KSM's questioning, and that of other captured terrorists, produces more than
6,000 intelligence reports, which are shared across the intelligence
community, as well as with our allies across the world. In one of these
reports, KSM describes in detail the revisions he made to his failed
1994-1995 plan known as the "Bojinka plot" to blow up a dozen airplanes
carrying some 4,000 passengers over the Pacific Ocean. Years later, an
observant CIA officer notices the activities of a cell being followed by
British authorities appear to match KSM's description of his plans for a
Bojinka-style attack. In an operation that involves unprecedented
intelligence cooperation between our countries, British officials proceed to
unravel the plot.
On the night of Aug. 9, 2006, they launch a series of raids in a northeast
London suburb that lead to the arrest of two dozen al Qaeda terrorist
suspects. They find a USB thumb-drive in the pocket of one of the men with
security details for Heathrow airport, and information on seven
Trans-Atlantic flights that were scheduled to take off within hours of each
* United Airlines Flight 931 to San Francisco departing at 2:15 PM
* Air Canada Flight 849 to Toronto departing at 3:00 PM
* Air Canada Flight 865 to Montreal departing at 3:15 PM
* United Airlines Flight 959 to Chicago departing at3:40 PM
* United Airlines Flight 925 to Washington departing at4:20 PM
* American Airlines Flight 131 to New York departing at 4:35 PM
* American Airlines Flight 91 to Chicago departing at4:50 PM
They seize bomb-making equipment and hydrogen peroxide to make liquid
explosives. And they find the chilling martyrdom videos the suicide bombers
had prepared.
Today, if you asked an average person on the street what they know about the
2006 airlines plot, most would not be able to tell you much. Few Americans
are aware of the fact al Qaeda had planned to mark the fifth anniversary of
9/11 with an attack of similar scope and magnitude. And still fewer
realize the terrorists' true intentions in this plot were uncovered thanks
to critical information obtained through the interrogation of the man who
conceived it: Khalid Sheikh Mohammed.
This is only one of the many attacks stopped with the help of the CIA
interrogation program established by the Bush Administration in the wake of
the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
In addition to helping break up these specific terrorist cells and plots,
CIA questioning provided our intelligence community with an unparalleled
body of information about al Qaeda.
Until the program was temporarily suspended in 2006, intelligence officials
say, well over half of the information our government had about al Qaeda-how
it operates, how it moves money, how it communicates, how it recruits
operatives, how it picks targets, how it plans and carries out attacks-came
from the interrogation of terrorists in CIA custody.
Former CIA Director George Tenet has declared: "I know this program has
saved lives. I know we've disrupted plots. I know this program alone is
worth more than what the FBI, the Central Intelligence Agency, and the
National Security Agency put together have been able to tell us."
Former CIA Director Mike Hayden has said: "The facts of the case are that
the use of these techniques against these terrorists made us safer. It
really did work." Even Barack Obama's Director of National Intelligence,
Dennis Blair, has acknowledged: "High-value information came from
interrogations in which those methods were used and provided a deeper
understanding of the al Qaeda organization that was attacking this country."
Leon Panetta, Obama's CIA Director, has said: "Important information was
gathered from these detainees. It provided information that was acted upon."
John Brennan, Obama's Homeland Security Advisor, when asked in an interview
if enhanced-interrogation techniques were necessary to keep America safe,
replied: "Would the U. S. be handicapped if the CIA was not, in fact, able
to carry out these types of detention and debriefing activities, I would say
On Jan. 22, 2009, President Obama issued Executive Order 13491, closing the
CIA program and directing that, henceforth, all interrogations by U. S.
personnel must follow the techniques contained in the Army Field Manual.
The morning of the announcement, Mike Hayden was still in his post as CIA
Director. He called White House Counsel Greg Craig and told him bluntly:
"You didn't ask, but this is the CIA officially non-concurring." The
president went ahead anyway, overruling the objections of the agency.
A few months later, on April 16, 2009, President Obama ordered the release
of four Justice Department memos that described in detail the techniques
used to interrogate KSM and other high-value terrorists. This time, not
just Hayden (who was now retired) but five CIA directors - including Obama's
own director, Leon Panetta objected. George Tenet called to urge against
the memos' release. So did Porter Goss. So did John Deutch. Hayden says:
"You had CIA directors in a continuous unbroken stream to 1995 calling
saying, 'Don't do this.'" In addition to objections from the men who led
the agency for a collective 14 years, the President also heard objections
from the agency's covert field operatives. A few weeks earlier, Panetta had
arranged for the eight top officials of the Clandestine Service to meet with
the President. It was highly unusual for these clandestine officers to
visit the Oval Office, and they used the opportunity to warn the President
that releasing the memos would put agency operatives at risk. The President
reportedly listened respectfully, and then ignored their advice. With
these actions, Barack Obama arguably did more damage to America 's national
security in his first 100 days of office than any President in American
But how many people know this?.... only the few that read this email from
beginning to end.

                 Obama is a traitor to America.


Foreword in German:

Hallo Freunde, die
Bekämpfung der PTSD - Posttraumatische Belastungsstörungen, ist eine ernste Sache, die Beziehungen eines Soldaten, Eheschließungen, Gesundheit ruinieren kann, Rob Sie oder gut schlafen, und viele andere Dinge, einschließlich tiefer Depression und schlechter. Die feinen Artikel, den ich hier unten wird hoffentlich dazu beitragen, diejenigen, die heraus zu erreichen und besser informiert werden, und erhalten dann Hilfe. Das ist meine kühnsten Wünsche. Und es ist egal, wo wir leben oder in welchem Land wir kämpften für oder gegen. Es gibt auch sexuelle PTSD, und dass muss auch angesprochen werden, und Sie benötigen Hilfe zu erhalten.
Meine e-Mail Adresse:
Herzliche Grüße,
Thomas G. Schuckman
deaktiviert Vietnam Veteran: 68-70.

Hello  Friends and Veterans,
    I would certainly like to see ALL combat Veterans who have -- or THINK that they have Combat PTSD,  and also sexual assault PTSD,  to learn as much about this Disorder, do you home work and study until you become an expert, or a 'near- expert !'  
     When I went back to college, at MATC  [Milwaukee Area Technical College],  I thought that I knew a lot about this subject matter,  as I almost lived in the College Library.   But,  I just learned a lot more TODAY, reading this Info !!   So,  I encourage you all to seek out this new information and get HELP, now !  Sorry to say,  bad things can happen, and only an expert in this field can really help you.
        For one thing,  just KNOWING the fact that many other people have this challenge, and there are more good methods now days to cope and deal with this problem that can also mess up too many marriages, relationships, jobs, work and happiness.    I would know !   Long ago, I was having a really hard time coping with life, and someone helped me out, big time.   And so I feel that I MUST morally also each out and touch other people to help them too.   I feel that I have some good ideas on how to employ 'coping mechanisms'  that I learned in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, from smart Ph., D's   [that stands for:  post hole diggers].   Smile.    And sleep deprivation is down right dangerous to your health.
    Here is my email address:      --So contact me, and then we can talk on the phone.  
     IMHO,   PTSD cannot be cured,  but like cancer or diabetes,  you can successfully learn to LIVE WITH IT, and calm down the negative effects.   Reading the KJV Bible, especially Psalms and Proverbs, before you go to bed at night, also taking special, herbs that help  you sleep better, have also helped me and others.   Prayers to Father God,  thru the Son,  Jesus Christ, and surely help too,  and these things have already help me......  a simple Soldier, did my AIT at Fort Rucker, Alabama,  USA, Aviation School,  then Germany, U.S. Army,  then 2 years in Vietnam,  Helicopter 'door gunner.'   So when I came home in 30 March 70,  I had a hard time cooling off, hard time re-adjusting back to civilian life, nightmares,  and "day-mares", and many more challenges,  so I am one of YOU good people, my fellow combat Veterans.   WELCOME HOME !!
     And if I knew that you lived near me,  I would invite you out for breakfast or lunch, with a cold drink, too !!
       Right now I live in the Northern deep Forests of the Michigan UPPER PENINSULA, near Iron Mtn., MI.    But one way or another, I intend to move back down to my native Wisconsin,  one way or another, to be closer to friends and families, or where ever, if the Lord leads me to a good, Christian lady, in time.   I also ask you for your prayers, please.    I am just an average, hard working, retired Chrysler auto worker and welder [for 30.5 years with good, full, pension and bennies], and also worked many other places to support my family, and survive, like everyone else who inherited a hard work ethic from Mom and Dad, on the beef and hog farm in WI.  

I hope that this Blog post helps some Veterans, and I also hope I get some feed back.   ----Jesus is Lord ----

Warm Regards,
Thomas G. Schuckman


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