Suicide and the Insanity of War

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    Suicide and the Insanity of War by Butler Shaffer
     
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    And do you think the perps even care, the world is full of mind controlled cannon fodder, there are no glorious dead, its just dead, dead for profit, greed and power.
     
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    Suicide kills more soldiers than combat...
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    More soldier suicides than combat deaths in 2012
    December 20, 2012 - The Department of the Army also showed strains, with soldier suicides outnumbering combat-related deaths for the year.
     
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    We've been at war for over 10 years and not one word of outrage from the right. They're perfectly fine with this. And they're also cavalier about the lives of US troops. They don't even think twice about making up lies that put them in harms way.

    The right is a perfect example of a "bad American".

    Then we have the blue dogs who vote with them. They can go to hell as well! Things won't get better until we purge these pricks out of office.

    10 years at war and it doesn't even make the news.
     
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    More needs to be done for veterans in their 50's...
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    VA study finds more veterans committing suicide
    February 1, 2013 - Every day about 22 veterans in the United States kill themselves, a rate that is about 20 percent higher than the Department of Veterans Affairs’ 2007 estimate, according to a two-year study by a VA researcher.
     
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    AVA to focus on vet suicides...
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    Fight against suicide tops vet group's agenda for 2014
    March 24, 2014 WASHINGTON — Broad action is needed from Congress and President Barack Obama to combat the growing problem of veterans suicide, a group representing veterans of recent wars declared Monday on Capitol Hill.
     
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    Worth looking at past wars and suicide rates then. My belief is today's suicides are a direct result on the wars being unjust, and how it doesn't take very long for a soldier in a combat zone to notice all the lies heaped upon their enemy. So much is made about how evil Islam supposedly is, and what a global threat to 'our way of life' it represents. If that were actually true, then there wouldn't be a great galloping shock to our fighters deployed to combat this menace. That many returning combat veterans are commiting suicide begs the question, who's the real enemy here? If you feel justified in going to war and killing the enemy you probably don't then commit suicide (why looking at WWI and II in particular is worthwhile.) But if you feel the war and your actions were unjustified, suicide becomes a likely outcome.
     
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    Mixed progress on lowering suicides...

    Active duty military suicides drop; Reserves go up
    April 25, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — Suicides among Army National Guard and Reserve members increased last year, even as the number of active-duty troops across the military who took their own lives dropped by more than 15 percent, according to new data.
     
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    First of all since the chicken shit generation made sure the US could no longer maintain a Military force based on the draft, the military had to fill the slots with volunteers and citizen soldiers. When you factor in the lack of support for the Military which is stagnated in a no-win situation by a radical left wing administration you get low combat deaths and a statistical suicide rate.
     

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