The stress of a fourth combat deployment, a troubled marriage and alcohol use appear to have combined to provoke the killings of 16 Afghan civilians by an American soldier, said a U.S. official briefed on the case.from Afghan Spree Possibly Tied to Alcohol, U.S. Official Says
The conclusion that the guy snapped still doesn't rule out influences from Satanic spirits. After all, he did methodically shoot a lot of children, and I'd like to know how crazy someone has to be to do that. This could be a case of possession by so-called "Jupiter men," as a result of abandonment to his rage, perhaps facilitated by alcohol and psychiatric medications. Rudolf Steiner indicated that the rape of Belgium was the result of the influences of these beings. (For more on this sort of possession, see this entry and this entry.) In fact, it makes more sense than possession by the Spirits of Darkness, who supposedly goad people into doing things.