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57th Transportation Battalion, 593rd Corps Support Group, Fort Lewis, Wash.
Originally posted by 20 Eyes
I'm going to say as an American adult, is that it would be foolish to believe the American media. Of course you will not see this story on the 6 pm news. Our government would never allow it. Unfortunately, the only way we would get a story like this would be from outside sources.
Honestly, 16 troops committing suicide would not surprise me. I am surprised that we don't hear more of it, if any at all. I pray for those poor kids every day. Most had no idea what they were getting into.
Originally posted by MarkAkaSilent
I'm sorry but you cant dismiss it as not being true yet, maybe they received half information or they got some of it wrong but i still think that there's some truth in it and its being covered up very well but we shall see over the next few days.
Concern mounts over rising troop suicides
updated 8:34 a.m. EST, Sun February 3, 2008
Every day, five U.S. soldiers try to kill themselves.
Before the Iraq war began, that figure was less than one suicide attempt a day.
The dramatic increase is revealed in new U.S. Army figures, which show 2,100 soldiers tried to commit suicide in 2007. "Suicide attempts are rising and have risen over the last five years," said Col. Elspeth Cameron-Ritchie, an Army psychiatrist.
Last year's 2,100 attempted suicides -- an average of more than 5 per day -- compares with about 350 suicide attempts in 2002, the year before the war in Iraq began, according to the Army.
The Army lists 89 soldier deaths in 2007 as suicides and is investigating 32 more as possible suicides.
Suicide rates already were up in 2006 with 102 deaths, compared with 87 in 2005.