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Overall, the services reported 434 suicides by personnel on active duty, significantly more than the 381 suicides by active-duty personnel reported in 2009. The 2010 total is below the 462 deaths in combat, excluding accidents and illness. In 2009, active-duty suicides exceeded deaths in battle.
Last week’s figures, though, understate the problem of military suicides because the services do not report the statistics uniformly. Several do so only reluctantly.
Originally posted by Golf66
Just accept that you entered into the service as a volunteer did and practiced your craft professionally and to the best of your ability.
Originally posted by Golf66
Hate to break up the pity party with a difference of opinion here but I for one think the dude in the video is just sad. You have to understand that this is just his coping mechanism to make himself out to be the misguided victim of some evil empire so he can mentally deal with the things he did.
We all volunteer, there is no draft – I’m guessing he knew he was going to have to engage the enemy and kill or be killed.
Originally posted by 27jdWhen entering the service, did you do so to defend your country and countrymen? Or did you do so to invade far away countries without strong armies, that could never invade us, in order to secure billions of dollars in resources for a few fat SOB billionaires that would just as soon throw you and your family into hot lava than show any true appreciation that you have killed for them by sharing their spoils with you? Many people join, I imagine, because they want to defend this country that they love. When they realize the truth, that our military works for whomever puts the most money in our politician's pockets, as mercenaries...I can understand why they would be a little upset. You may or may not be cool with that, but that doesn't mean that others can so quickly brush that off.
"War is the continuation of policy (politics) by other means."
- Karl von Clausewitz
"It is clear that war is not a mere act of policy but a true political instrument, a continuation of political activity by other means"
This is from a translated version of "On War" from 1976
Originally posted by Screwed
reply to post by MarineSniper12Kills
Just a thought here but,
Maybe it's time for you to move on and let go of the past.
A great start would be changing your username.
For someone who is struggling with what they did overseas and having a hard time coming to terms with it
you sure seem proud of being a Marine Sniper and Killing 12 people.
Maybe a softer user name would be more appropriate and take the focus off of something that you supposedly regret.
I mean, If I was an former male prostitute Heroine Junkie and I was really having a hard time with the things I used to do
while I was a Male Prostitute Heroine Junkie I would not sign up to an Internet chat forum with a username like
Try "Bambi" or "Butterfly". "Princess" or "Cinderella"
Take it how you want to, no offense intended but seriously dude?edit on 11-2-2011 by Screwed because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by ANClENT
This video brought tears to my eyes, this soldier speaks the truth, I wish many more were like him