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Originally posted by '___'eed
I wonder if it was a murder & suicide. Why would 16 marines all do it?
That is way too weird!!!!!! Government is testing new stuff?
So please, before you come at the government of the United States of America, at least know what you are talking about.
I just get tired of hearing the generalized "government" being thrown around by those who choose to blame them as a whole, a lot of whom really did go in for the right reasons, for all the bad going on in the world.
There are other governments who have officials that are just as involved in the corruption..
600 soldiers total committing suicide!?
Originally posted by RaDios
This is one of the most unreliable, biased and agenda driven 'news' outlets in media. There are numerous journalistic problems in the report itself:
1) Quote "Iraqi security sources have revealed that 21 US troops had committed suicide inside a former Iraqi air force base 27 days ago, Fars News Agency reported on Monday."
This is 3rd party reporting 'Iraqi security sources' (THAT's a reliable source!!). 'Fars News Agency reported' (Who?? An Iranian news source? - well, they don't have an agenda!!! They NEVER put out propaganda! Give me a break!!)
2) Quote "According to the sources, the 21 troops were treated in a hospital but only five soldiers have survived and they are in a critical condition."
Hold on, in the first quote it was reported that "21 US troops had COMMITTED suicide" now it says that 5 SURVIVED! Granted, I'm arguing semantics - but any serious reporter would never allow this type of error. UNLESS they are just concerned about spreading propaganda or trying to proliferate a HOAX.
Come on folks - PLEASE for the sake of troop morale - please stop posting the false propagandist bilge that our enemies are pumping out as HARD news. Please don't allow your hatred and suspicious, conspiratorial bent to affect your ability to exercise common sense and critical thinking!
As of August, 62 Army soldiers have committed suicide, and 31 cases of possible suicide remain under investigation, according to Army statistics. Last year, the Army recorded 115 suicides among its ranks, which was also higher than the previous year.