Does the Military create Serial Killers

@cclay34 (488)
United States
January 23, 2007 10:01am CST
Over the years as more and more serial killers are dicovered and captured I have often wondered how many of them are veterans. I often wonder if the killing started in another country during there stint in the military and continued after they returned home. What do you think ? Is our government creating these serial killers ?
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@maribel1218 (3085)
• Philippines
23 Jan 07
No, They don't. Military has it's vision and mission to serve and to protect. Some serial killers had traumatic experience on the battle field and they too are victim of the senseless killing till such time that they are home and the event of that battle keeps hunting them and made them and triggers them to kill.
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@cclay34 (488)
• United States
23 Jan 07
The Military may train these men to serve and protect but they are also training them to be professional killers. Isnt it possible that the are inadverintly and unknowingly training them to be serial killers ? Lots of people have had traumatic experiences in life but they arent or havent becom serial killers because of that
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@nw1911guy (1135)
• United States
23 Jan 07
You know, you do raise an interesting point. As I recall, Malvo, the DC Sniper, was ex military. As for how many of the rest are, I do not know. I do know that I've known enough infantry and special ops personnel that I really feel a minority of them fall into the category of having "sociopathic tendencies" I don't even understand how some of those self same people are ever able to function in civilian society.
@cclay34 (488)
• United States
24 Jan 07
My point exactly, When you read about these people and when you read about the profiles done by the FBI or research done by scientist about serial killers you never hear anything about their military backgrounds. You, as well as I, know that when kids 18, 19, 20 years old enter the military they begin training to become a killing machine, that is their sole purpose, to kill. Of course before leaving the military there is the so called debriefing of soilders but who is to say that the debriefing has any effect. these people are programed to kill, whats to say that after leaving the military they dont continue to kill, exspecialy if they have served in active duty and have had traumatic experience's on the battlefield.
@cclay34 (488)
• United States
24 Jan 07
Some people will get mad at me about this and some people just dont want to hear about it or believe it, but we have some very demented people in our military that have in the past and still do, committ horrible crimes during war time as well as peace time while stationed in other countries. I dont remember his name but just a few years ago there was a man who was caught after killing a women and after investigating his background it was discovered that he was in the Navy and had killed women in ports all over the world