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16 US troops commit suicide in Iraq

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posted on Sep, 8 2008 @ 09:19 PM
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Originally posted by SPC_D

Originally posted by MarkAkaSilent
and Mark or Silent or whatever, please allways fact check the news you post. I would hate to see something you post come back to nip you in the butt so to speek. as for there being something there you might be right but not on this news story.
Just like a true American, Threaten the person if you dont agree with them.




posted on Sep, 8 2008 @ 09:20 PM
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army sicide prevention program
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The Army's suicide prevention theme this year is "Shoulder-to-Shoulder: No Soldier Stands Alone." Click the link above to see the poster. Soldiers are stronger together, especially when times are tough. Leaders direct this effort. Helpful resources: CHPPM prevention products:

this stuff happens all the time but not in the way the "news" story said it did in fact it would be folly to think that this is not happening with reoccurring deployments and what not I know I don’t want to be away from my wife and kids for any amount of time let alone a year than come back for 6 months and head back out its crap it is enough to make me puke. but it is our life and some of us can't take it I for one have been there, there are programs to help in hard times it is just hard to go get that help sometimes and than next thing you know your staring down a barrel of a M9 9mm berretta. Happens however not like the story posted by the OP says it did.



posted on Sep, 8 2008 @ 09:24 PM
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Once more you sir, are mistaken. Do you feel threatened? Should you? Now that is the question. I merely stated that it would behoove you to fact check your stories. it would be bad if you got docked points for posting a story you know to be false. Sorry if you misconstrued my words but that’s your fault not mine. Once more Sir please have a great night.

oh and amreica is watching you.. O_O



posted on Sep, 8 2008 @ 09:30 PM
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Is it possible that they knew something was imminent in the US? Something so horrible that they could not live knowing? Something they were told over dinner?
I am grasping at anything, anything but what could have actually happened, NOWAY! I just cannot buy this story. Something had to have happened they just will not tell us.



posted on Sep, 8 2008 @ 09:39 PM
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Originally posted by ppskylight

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.



You think it would be foolish to believe ANYTHING the American media has to say? You are the foolish one then, champ.[edit on 8-9-2008 by ppskylight]



As you can see, I did not write what you wrote I said. All quoted above. I also never said that troops are weak, so no need to tell me, who served in the Gulf War what my brothers resolve is. Champ.



posted on Sep, 8 2008 @ 09:39 PM
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You are right fella, I need to let it go I guess. I have just seen too much in this life to have to eat the medias horse ca ca.


Tool Rocks!



posted on Sep, 8 2008 @ 09:40 PM
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posted on Sep, 8 2008 @ 09:51 PM
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Alright, boys and girls, lets not get all worked up and start sniping at each Remember what Frank Gannon and Joe Friday always said, "Just the facts, mam."

The first big red flag as noted by another reasonable and intelligent observer was reference to the "57th Unit of the Airborne Division". Having served with three branches of the US forces in decades past, I had never heard of any such type of reference to an Army organizational structure.

And then the idea of mass suicides is also ludicrous. Our soldiers may be overly stressed, scared, pissed, goofy , or bored stiff but 16 American soldiers would never, ever agree to kill themselves. At the very least they would go down fighting while taking as many of the enemy with them as possible.

Sitting safe at home, no I do not feel the Iraqi people are my enemy, and I am glad that a thinking person will realize that the American people are not your enemy. On the other hand, one can easily argue that almost any government is the enemy of all of us.



posted on Sep, 8 2008 @ 09:54 PM
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Alright, boys and girls, lets not get all worked up and start sniping at each Remember what Frank Gannon and Joe Friday always said, "Just the facts, mam."

The first big red flag as noted by another reasonable and intelligent observer was reference to the "57th Unit of the Airborne Division". Having served with three branches of the US forces in decades past, I had never heard of any such type of reference to an Army organizational structure.

And then the idea of mass suicides is also ludicrous. Our soldiers may be overly stressed, scared, pissed, goofy , or bored stiff but 16 American soldiers would never, ever agree to kill themselves. At the very least they would go down fighting while taking as many of the enemy with them as possible.

Sitting safe at home, no I do not feel the Iraqi people are my enemy, and I am glad that a thinking person will realize that the American people are not your enemy. On the other hand, one can easily argue that almost any government is the enemy of all of us.



posted on Sep, 8 2008 @ 09:56 PM
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posted on Sep, 8 2008 @ 09:57 PM
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I hate to be "That guy" but I can not help but point out you posted twice as I am sure it was a mistake. But I did want to say thank you for what you said after a bio chem. exam today I am taped out and am having trouble paying attain to what I Wright you said what I tried to but so much better.



posted on Sep, 8 2008 @ 09:59 PM
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Touché sales man, indeed this was to easy now if I could just get to the core of the hardly any candy in the mre conspiracy. I would be a hero!!



posted on Sep, 8 2008 @ 10:17 PM
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Originally posted by SPC_D
They are the enemy because I am told they are I do not need another reason other than that. and I think for my self just so you know...


Gee, I don't know what to say to that...

Sure, there is a very high chance that this is Iranian propaganda. But what I don't understand is that people recognise that, but ignore the obvious propaganda being fed to them by their own Governments.



posted on Sep, 8 2008 @ 10:19 PM
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It is a false story the 57th airborne never technically existed. In 1950, the 57th Reconnaissance Company was redesignated as the 101st Airborne Reconnaissance Company, activated and assigned to the 101st Airborne Division And trust me I was stationed with the 101st You cant mistake a screaming eagle for anything other the the 101st.





posted on Sep, 8 2008 @ 10:23 PM
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It was a bold statement I know. Do I believe that crap? No, come on now I have no feelings one way or the other towards the Iraqi people I am sure just like us there nice ones and bad ones and strange ones. I don’t believe every thing I hear and only half of what I see.
The statement was meant to inflame and grab attention which I see it did so sorry if it upset you.



[edit on 8-9-2008 by SPC_D]

[edit on 8-9-2008 by SPC_D]



posted on Sep, 8 2008 @ 10:29 PM
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Originally posted by anyone
I can see why this may be propaganda because of the source. But I was thinking about how soldiers are given orders and go though with these orders because they cannot commit "mutiny" but what if these orders are so horrific that they can't live with what they have done.


You know, this came to my mind too. A good friend of mine has a nephew who is a bomb specialist in Iraq. He is on some super secret mission and couldn't tell any details, except he did say this, that when his company got their orders a few weeks ago, two deserted and one committed suicide. I began to wonder why, and thought that the orders might be so absolutely horrific that they couldn't handle it.



posted on Sep, 8 2008 @ 10:35 PM
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If I messed around with things that go BOOM I would not want to go back ether because than you turn in to makeshift EOD and next thing you know you’re all exploded. That is perhaps why people think that killing them self’s if preferable to letting the other guys do it. My 2 cents



posted on Sep, 8 2008 @ 10:40 PM
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Am I right to understand that within the past month 37 US troops have committed suicide (in two different large groups)?

21 suicides about 27 days ago and 16 recently?



posted on Sep, 8 2008 @ 10:53 PM
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Originally posted by Sublime620
Am I right to understand that within the past month 37 US troops have committed suicide (in two different large groups)?

21 suicides about 27 days ago and 16 recently?


You're gonna catch hell now!


We are calling it Iranian propaganda unless someone hears it from more legit sources. Good luck.



posted on Sep, 8 2008 @ 10:54 PM
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That is what I interpreted...and if true, it is a very startling correlation and suspicious at best.

Though according to many of our more skeptical posters, it never happened.

What I am curious towards is this...are some of you calling foul on this story as a knee jerk reaction to defend our soldiers overseas or because you have valid reasonings?



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