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Two-star general committed suicide, why?

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posted on Oct, 29 2016 @ 04:51 PM
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Strange case of suicide no mention of a note for the family. Easy to wonder if it has something to do with the new job. Rossi was scheduled to be promoted to lieutenant general when he took over the space and missile defense command. Seems pretty young for a general.



The investigation didn't reveal any factor, such as misconduct or substance abuse, that could have triggered Rossi's suicide, the official said.

If there is a secret space program they would be it I think.
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Two-star general committed suicide days before he was to take charge of US space and missile defense, Army investigation says




Major General John Rossi, 55, found dead in July near Huntsville, Alabama
The Army said Friday it has determined the cause of death was suicide
Death happened two days before Rossi was scheduled to start his new role
Rossi, a 33-year veteran, had a wife, three children and a granddaughter

Major General John Rossi, 55, died on July 31 at the Redstone Arsenal military base near Huntsville, two days before he was to be put in charge of the Army's space and missile defense command.
The Army announced on Friday it had determined the cause of death to be suicide. Rossi is the first Army general to commit suicide on active duty since record-keeping began in 2000, according to the Army.
Military suicides, which have typically affected lower-ranking members of the military, have soared earlier this decade and remain a major source of concern.


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posted on Oct, 29 2016 @ 04:57 PM
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a reply to: Char-Lee

*Crawls from a deep dark cave*
*yawns*
Ugh, been awhile...what the hell has this site turned into? Political Top Secret???...

Anyways, in relation to the post, this is interesting news as you yourself pointed out the majority of suicides are lower enlisted. Was there any information in his ethnicity? Considering the current affair, that may lead to a direction.
The point of the post is suspicious as a seemingly normal person in a command position suddenly kills himself off, guess that promotion at a missile defense organization wasn't enough.

Makes you wonder, huh?



posted on Oct, 29 2016 @ 05:10 PM
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It's sad, but something had to trigger this suicide. Most likely a sex blackmail thing that someone else knew about and wanted that promotion. Its unlikely he done it for the life insurance side, since I believe in the States, insurance don't pay out on suicides, yet here in Japan they do. Anyway, a General just doesn't do what he did unless someone blackmailed him and that is my thought, as a person who also served in the US military.



posted on Oct, 29 2016 @ 05:11 PM
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originally posted by: Char-Lee
Strange case of suicide no mention of a note for the family. Easy to wonder if it has something to do with the new job. Rossi was scheduled to be promoted to lieutenant general when he took over the space and missile defense command. Seems pretty young for a general.


Why would you say that? He was 55 and a West Point graduate. He had been in the Army since he was 18, commissioned since he was 21. 34 years commissioned. That is well within both minimum and maximum time-in-grade requirements. Colin Powell was a general within 21 years (Age 42), a major general in 25 (Age 47) Schwarzkopf became a general at age 43. This guy was well within the normal age for generals.

And regarding insurance pays out on a suicide, though often there is a two-year delay to prevent you from buying a policy and killing yourself immediately. In two years, maybe you will calm down.
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posted on Oct, 29 2016 @ 05:21 PM
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originally posted by: musicismagic
It's sad, but something had to trigger this suicide. Most likely a sex blackmail thing that someone else knew about and wanted that promotion. Its unlikely he done it for the life insurance side, since I believe in the States, insurance don't pay out on suicides, yet here in Japan they do. Anyway, a General just doesn't do what he did unless someone blackmailed him and that is my thought, as a person who also served in the US military.


I kinda thought the same.

- Young lover blackmail
- Gay lover blackmail

Since he was taking command of something, I assume he was moving and someone wanted a raise or rank.

Maybe even child molestation?

Maybe he pissed off Obama and was one of those guys that said they wouldn't do his dirty work and got offed.

Who knows. Suspicious for sure though.



posted on Oct, 29 2016 @ 05:26 PM
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Or..

Someone dealing with something killed themselves.

I mean I honestly didn't know their was rule list that says if you commit suicide:

1. You have to leave a note
2. You have to be of a certain age.

Everyday people of all ages , all walks of life commit suicide why aren't you posting about them also?
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posted on Oct, 29 2016 @ 05:26 PM
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Why would you say that? He was 55 and a West Point graduate.


Honestly just because they always usually look so old!



posted on Oct, 29 2016 @ 05:28 PM
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originally posted by: opethPA
Or..

Someone dealing with someone killed themselves.

I mean I honestly didn't know their was rule list that says if you commit suicide:

1. You have to leave a note
2. You have to be of a certain age.

Everyday people of all ages , all walks of life commit suicide why aren't you posting about them also?


True but when people have kids and Family and a new job with promotion there are usually things they want to say to someone.



posted on Oct, 29 2016 @ 05:30 PM
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originally posted by: Arnie123
a reply to: Char-Lee

*Crawls from a deep dark cave*
*yawns*
Ugh, been awhile...what the hell has this site turned into? Political Top Secret???...

Anyways, in relation to the post, this is interesting news as you yourself pointed out the majority of suicides are lower enlisted. Was there any information in his ethnicity? Considering the current affair, that may lead to a direction.
The point of the post is suspicious as a seemingly normal person in a command position suddenly kills himself off, guess that promotion at a missile defense organization wasn't enough.

Makes you wonder, huh?

Looks like an average guy
See top, not sure what you was thinking with the ethnicity?
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posted on Oct, 29 2016 @ 05:35 PM
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I won't commit suicide, THAT WILL not be done....but I DON'T HAVE to eat "right".
For most of the enlisted I know they feel they are worthless because they CANT function amongst these GIBBITY BIBBITY,civilians and they don't want to talk about IT to healers who aren't shooters, when THERE'S no one to talk to ....BANG!
Toss in these SJW scum who can't FIGURE out what the hell a military is even for ,slamming them and the country WE ALL LOVE, they appear NOT to some knuckle draggers would rather recede and die,rather than confront.
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posted on Oct, 29 2016 @ 05:36 PM
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originally posted by: Char-Lee

originally posted by: opethPA
Or..

Someone dealing with someone killed themselves.

I mean I honestly didn't know their was rule list that says if you commit suicide:

1. You have to leave a note
2. You have to be of a certain age.

Everyday people of all ages , all walks of life commit suicide why aren't you posting about them also?


True but when people have kids and Family and a new job with promotion there are usually things they want to say to someone.


Sorry I disagree.

People that kills themselves only have 1 thing in common, they end dead.

Each person in their own Hell acts differently..

I also find it totally tasteless on your part to post A picture of the person. I honestly don't even know why you think its your business what they look like or if they for your image of what a general should be.



posted on Oct, 29 2016 @ 05:42 PM
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Two days prior to assuming his new command. Veteran of Iraq, too. That Global Security article scared the crap out of me.

Used to be there was this Mutual Assured Destruction policy (known as MAD). Targeting and precision were less sure back when... if Global Thermonuclear War actually broke out, overkill would decimate anything we wanted to protect anyway. That was the pseudo guarantee , back then. Who would be that stupid?

The more time has passed the more techno, effective, precise and ..."winnable"... a nuclear war might seem. Therefore the more chances of one being waged to defeat other superpowers. That might have presented such a burden to him and literally, drove him MAD.



posted on Oct, 29 2016 @ 05:46 PM
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Orbiting weapons platform? Multi targeting several launches at once, shoot down from space? Kinectic bolts could work, rods from gods....



posted on Oct, 29 2016 @ 05:47 PM
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originally posted by: intrptr
Two days prior to assuming his new command. Veteran of Iraq, too. That Global Security article scared the crap out of me.

Used to be there was this Mutual Assured Destruction policy (known as MAD). Targeting and precision were less sure back when... if Global Thermonuclear War actually broke out, overkill would decimate anything we wanted to protect anyway. That was the pseudo guarantee , back then. Who would be that stupid?

The more time has passed the more techno, effective, precise and ..."winnable"... a nuclear war might seem. Therefore the more chances of one being waged to defeat other superpowers. That might have presented such a burden to him and literally, drove him MAD.


But the guy had a family. I don't think that played a role in this. It just doesn't fit into the military officer being.



posted on Oct, 29 2016 @ 05:47 PM
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originally posted by: opethPA

originally posted by: Char-Lee

originally posted by: opethPA
Or..

Someone dealing with someone killed themselves.

I mean I honestly didn't know their was rule list that says if you commit suicide:

1. You have to leave a note
2. You have to be of a certain age.

Everyday people of all ages , all walks of life commit suicide why aren't you posting about them also?


True but when people have kids and Family and a new job with promotion there are usually things they want to say to someone.


Sorry I disagree.

People that kills themselves only have 1 thing in common, they end dead.

Each person in their own Hell acts differently..

I also find it totally tasteless on your part to post A picture of the person. I honestly don't even know why you think its your business what they look like or if they for your image of what a general should be.


Each person does indeed act differently and you are welcome to disagree, as for the article picture I can't imagine why it bothers you but ok. You seem to want a fight Lol...bored?



posted on Oct, 29 2016 @ 05:50 PM
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originally posted by: Arnie123
a reply to: intrptr

Orbiting weapons platform? Multi targeting several launches at once, shoot down from space? Kinectic bolts could work, rods from gods....


Maybe once you are told the top secret stuff after getting the job, you can't just walk away if you don't like what you learn.
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posted on Oct, 29 2016 @ 06:03 PM
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originally posted by: Arnie123
a reply to: intrptr

Orbiting weapons platform? Multi targeting several launches at once, shoot down from space? Kinetic bolts could work, rods from gods....

Not effective against Sub Launched Cruise Missiles. They have a flight time of six minutes at the inside. Space borne defense platforms, whether involving kinetic weapons or particle beams would make the scenario in the movie Gravity look pale in comparison. A volley of early strikes against clouds of incoming ICBMs and their accompanying blizzards of decoys would clog the radar screens with noise after the first salvo.

Does anyone remember Riyadh during Desert Storm? Incoming Scuds and the Patriot batteries deployed to defend against them...

Imagine that times a hundred, a thousand. I can't even begin...


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posted on Oct, 29 2016 @ 06:07 PM
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originally posted by: Char-Lee
a reply to: schuyler




Why would you say that? He was 55 and a West Point graduate.


Honestly just because they always usually look so old!


Ah. ok. I guess that denies ignorance alright.



posted on Oct, 29 2016 @ 06:09 PM
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originally posted by: schuyler

originally posted by: Char-Lee
a reply to: schuyler




Why would you say that? He was 55 and a West Point graduate.


Honestly just because they always usually look so old!


Ah. ok. I guess that denies ignorance alright.

You have a problem with the truth?



posted on Oct, 29 2016 @ 06:12 PM
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originally posted by: musicismagic

originally posted by: intrptr
Two days prior to assuming his new command. Veteran of Iraq, too. That Global Security article scared the crap out of me.

Used to be there was this Mutual Assured Destruction policy (known as MAD). Targeting and precision were less sure back when... if Global Thermonuclear War actually broke out, overkill would decimate anything we wanted to protect anyway. That was the pseudo guarantee , back then. Who would be that stupid?

The more time has passed the more techno, effective, precise and ..."winnable"... a nuclear war might seem. Therefore the more chances of one being waged to defeat other superpowers. That might have presented such a burden to him and literally, drove him MAD.


But the guy had a family. I don't think that played a role in this. It just doesn't fit into the military officer being.

I agree about family.. You see the ribbons on his chest? He's seen modern war and knows from the top what it does. Ask yourself why so many veterans of the current cycle of endless wars are doing the same thing? Anyone studied in the legacy of Empire Building and its eventual consequences has a pretty clear perspective. Maybe he had enough?

(backs away slowly)



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