DEFENSE DEPARTMENT STUDY SAYS DEPLOYMENT SHEUDLE NOT THE CAUSE OF INCREASED SUICIDE

I’m calling  BULLSHIT on this story.

The study was conducted on troops who were serving in 2001 and found that the suicide rate was not too different than the civilian population.  They sited increased mental illness reflects that of the general population.

A few questions need to be asked here.  When did the deployment schedule start to send troops back time and time again some as many as 4 or 5 times . The troop makeup thru 2013 was comprised of reserve troops up to 50% of the force.  The reserve troops because of reduced pay , lost houses, lost wives, lost cars, lost jobs , their entire world was thrown upside down.

The regular troops were deployed over and over again with short breaks stateside between tours.  Even though a military families expect deployments never in military history have tours like these happened at the rate seen during this conflict. Even the toughest of families has a breaking point.   Even non  combat extended deployments causes divorces even in times of peace.. The submarine squadron I served in the early sixties had one boat that was deployed 330 days of 365 had an 80% divorce rate.  Talk to any foot soldier who served in Iraq or Afghanistan even if it was only one tour  (most had many tours)  the everyday tension of walking the same streets waiting for the sniper fire you knew was coming, do this day after day ,after day for a year.   The stress load of these troops is unmeasurable .  Others I talked to had even rougher tours , especially in the hills of Afghanistan  where the guy you trained yesterday shot you in the back today.

On top of all that the troops knew very early on that they were in  wars that were not winnable.    Yet they went back time after time for ten years , knowing they were not going to walk away winners.  This knowledge alone , seeing one buddy after another blown up day after day has to have taken a toll on their minds.

For  the defense department to publish a story that is so obviously bullshit and for the Main Stream Media to simply mouth it as truth disturbs Me greatly.   For them to say the higher suicide rate is symbolic of  the mental state of  the general population (I guess we are all screwed up) according to them..

One has to ask why would they publish such a story that simpletons like me are going to blow their asses out of the water  on day one.  I ask you but to remember the Agent Orange mess.. It  took them  decades to admit Agent Orange was causing the sicknesses the troop were experiencing .   They will tell any lies to avoid paying for the problems they have caused.  The evidence is plain to see case after case.  If they know a lot of the general population is screwed up what does that say for their screening process..?

Where is the Main Stream Media, this was passed on as a bold fact on the networks and in print , shame on them.. Not a surprise .  But somebody with a pair of nuts needs to step forward in a loud voice and scream BULLSHIT!

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3 Comments on “DEFENSE DEPARTMENT STUDY SAYS DEPLOYMENT SHEUDLE NOT THE CAUSE OF INCREASED SUICIDE”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    Agreed…..
    Bullshit.

  2. Anonymous Says:

    “On top of all that the troops knew very early on that they were in wars that were not winnable. Yet they went back time after time for ten years , knowing they were not going to walk away winners. This knowledge alone , seeing one buddy after another blown up day after day has to have taken a toll on their minds.”

    That is the saddest part. It is being trapped in an ongoing nightmare. I believe it is obvious to most people this ‘study’ is bullshit. I knew it the second I read your post.

    The public knows what war does to soldiers. The public knows that repeated deployments will harm the psychy of soldiers.

    Tthe U.S. corporate-run government is losing all credibility with their continual bald face lies to us serfs.

    The U.S. unemployment rate is 8%?! HA. its over 23% AND the people who landed new jobs, work for 1/3 the salary. Enjoy the recovery.

  3. RJOHNSON Says:

    Studies completed by obvious folks who never served a day on active duty; or high ranking officers agreeing to anything those in power contend as it was good for their career. About 10 days prior to returning from a deployment over to the gulf on CVN-70 the Chaplains wanted to muster all married troops to give them heads up on what to expect. I told one of them their efforts were a joke as there was no preparation prior to deployment so what did they think would happen with their cure all lecture prior to returning. We lost two while underway and it was billed as a big shock, but there was nothing done to assist other troops because of it so there can be no doubt that BS is the operative term.


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