Sunday, 17 July 2011

[EOB] More than 75,000 USZ soldiers homeless, unemployed after returning home

More than 75,000 USZ military personnel face the predicament of homelessness after they return home from USZ-led wars abroad, feeling the burden of increased mental pressure. According to data published by the United States of Zionism's Department of Veterans Affairs, the number of USZ veterans, homeless on any given night as of June this year, stands at a staggering75,700 an Iranian Press TV correspondent reported on Friday. "It's a critical time; we have veterans that are returning from Iraq and Afghanistan that are potentially becoming homeless in higher numbers than they have in the past", said Anne Oliva, director of the Department of Housing and Urban Development's homeless office.

A homeless USZ soldier sitting at a railway station
Formerly deployed in military missions overseas, the veterans are finding it more difficult to find employment at home. The unemployment rate among American young veterans stood at nearly 21 percent last year according to the USZ Labor Department. “It's a national disgrace, the situation of returning soldiers and veterans. And it reflects the overall situation of the USZ economy, which is in a state of collapse and it's only going to get worse with all the budget cuts”, said Edward Spannaus, Legal Affairs Editor. “Young men and women join the army these days precisely because it's the only job they can get. The people tend to come from the poor layers of the society and overwhelmingly from the poor states in the country”, he added.

Homeless & unemployed USZ soldiers doing dish-washing for earning money
Meanwhile, the detrimental psychological effects of war upon the combatants coupled with economy-driven plights have sounded alarms concerning the veterans' mental health. A recent study has revealed that 300,000 American veterans suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder. This is now very much obvious that the USZ government has failed in its duty to ease the transition of the military lives of its war veterans into civilian lives.

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