This is what happens.

This is what happens when you put men through the meat grinder.

“As many as 38 U.S. service members killed themselves in July, making it the worst month for suicides among both active- and non-active-duty soldiers since the Army began releasing statistics in 2009.

Of all the soldiers who took their own lives last month, 26 were currently serving in the military, according to Lt. Col. Lisa Garcia, an Army spokeswoman.”

I found this story on a U.K. news site. I searched for it all over the mainstream media outlets and nada, zilch, nothing. Overseas sites are doing a better job reporting what is happening in the U.S. than our own MSM. But as we all know, they are nothing but propaganda arms of the government.

Anyone who has a family member serving in the U.S. military should be livid over these numbers of suicides. And anyone who has a family member serving better damn well be trying to talk them out of re-upping or if they have a family member contemplating joining, lock them in a closet or whatever else you have to do to keep them from joining.

Because there’s no honor in the way these wars are being conducted. They’re being waged against people who couldn’t attack us in a million years. And civilians are increasingly being targeted. These wars are immoral and serve no purpose other than to enrich the very well-connected and their elites puppet-masters. But I still hear the shouts “Support the troops!” That little propaganda phrase has worked well for the elites in the past but the “troops” are just pawns in the sick game that the elites are playing with us.

More servicemen are committing suicide than are being killed in the hostilities. That ought to tell you something of how these conflicts are being waged. When a veteran can’t withstand the horrors of what he’s witnessed and been made to do and thinks the only escape from the pain is suicide, something is horribly wrong. And an average of one per day are taking exactly that route.

Why do you think that drone warfare is quickly becoming the method of choice to take out so-called “enemy insurgents” and a lot of the time, their families too? It lends an air of detachment to what would otherwise be a bloody, stressful experience.

Look for drones to gain much more prominence as leviathan’s weapon of choice.

23 thoughts on “This is what happens.

  1. Bill,
    I am currently working in the U.K and I can see the same shameful War-Mongering and false praise/piety that the politicians, entertainment industry and certain journalists heap upon the “heroes” otherwise known as troops. Don’t get me wrong, I have sympathy for most of these poor souls as I believe that (A) they have been duped in to fighting Afghans and Iraqis “for our freedom”, and (b) There are not too many job prospects for young men in western countries right now, since most of the manufacturing/decent paid jobs in the U.K and the U.S.A have been shipped off to other countries one is left with little choice but to join the military machine. I recently watched about 5 minutes of a “tribute to our heroes” sort of tv show where elitist Cunts like Simon Cowell, David Cameron and Prince Charles “honored” the troops that have been wounded in combat. Bill, some of these troops would have been better off dead. One poor lad had a leg, arm and eye missing and his face had to be rebuilt. They called this troop onstage and everybody gave him a standing ovation when he went up to receive his award. I wonder how often all these celebrities and politicians/elites will visit this guy in the future. I wonder how many girls will show gratitude that he “served his country”.

    • I’m glad I didn’t see that. That’s the worst part about his whole agenda of sending guys who have no idea what is going to happen to them over there. IED’s mostly make sure that the balls and sexual organs of their victims are blown away. That’s something that no one will report about but you gave me a great idea for a post that will probably make our rulers go nuts.

  2. What’s that saying? War is when your masters choose who you battle. Revolution is when you decide!

  3. Well I couldn’t find the story on your link but I do have personal experience with members of our military committing suicide and it is not because of the horrors of war but because they’ve been F’d over by their soon to be ex-wives. Worked with a Captain that did exactly that, wife screwing around on him, he finds out, she kicks him to the curb and takes his two young sons with her, he puts bullet through head. Add in the fact that they are oversea’s when all this happens and by the time they come home there is an arrest warrant for failure to pay child support and alimony that is more than his take home pay plus all his stuff has been thrown out and the new boy toy has moved in and you can see why so many are pulling the trigger. You would think that family court would cut these guys a break but you’d be wrong, if anything they are even more biased against them.

    In any case I think that you’re over emphasizing the mental damage that happens when these guys kill the “enemy”. Most of them view the people they kill as something less than human and far more mental damage is done from viewing friends getting blown away and the fear of being killed. Most don’t sweat too much the enemy dead, just their own.

    • Gunner, I wrote about that a while ago and you wrote a really good comment on that article. Remember the pic I posted with the Navy guy with his head in his obviously uninterested wife’s lap? That’s what’s happening here.

      • Ya I know, I guess I’m loosing it. In any case I think that the drones make things much easier from a lot of perspectives. First it seems just like a video game where you put the cross hairs on the target and pull the trigger. It just doesn’t seem real. Second they fly these things from out of theater so most of these drone jocks go home after a hard day of video gaming. No risk to life or limb as they are thousands of miles away in a nice air-conditioned office.

        The thing that really concerns me is the that these things are way cheaper than manned aircraft so they can make a metric ton of them relatively cheaply and it makes war appear so much more “sanitary” without all that messy boots on the ground being blown to bits. It makes it just a little too easy for the politicians to over reach or to turn this technology against us. They’ve already started to deploy these in police departments for “surveillance”, it’s a short step to arming these things and I do not doubt that they will in the near future.

        “wars and rumors of wars” repent! the end is near!

  4. There is certainly something to the notion that drone warfare is about making war a little more nice and tidy, less depressing on the home front, but I would also guess, like Reagan was to ‘Star Wars’, drone makers are the Democrats in the Military Industrial Complex.

    • That’s what really bothers me, that killing from a remote location isn’t killing at all. Shit, you still are the asshole pulling the trigger, MOFO, get used to being responsible for the deaths. And I hope the families find you.

  5. Being a former veteran myself i have seen others break down and become an emotional mess. I mean being shot at and worrying about RPG’s blowing you to pieces i don’t blame them for not being able to handle that. I think many people who joined had this picture that war is a video game and like a video game when you get killed you come back to try again. All that gung ho bullshit falls apart when you hear bullets whizzing by your head. In the end they realize its not about bringing democracy but killing innocent men, women and children so that the politicians and the shot callers can profit from the murders and deplete the country’s natural resources.

    i have said over and over again do not believe what they say on TV or MSM. They are lying to everyone.

    war+blood=money

  6. I’m not a supporter of the current wars but I suspect this is not as significant, in the sense of saying something about the military, as it at first appears.

    A quick look at the suicide statistics for the US for men (the US military is only about 15% female according to wikipedia) of 19 per 100,000 per year at 2008, and a total number of US service personnel of approximately 1.5 million (active & non-active service being a bit vague so I have excluded reservists) gives average expected suicides of 23 per month. Expect variations on a month by month basis and understand that this is a conservative estimate as younger people (particularly young men) commit suicide at a higher rate than older and the stats are for the population as a whole. If the reported figures include reservists then 38 is actually low by about 17%.

    This figure is high, and obviously no suicide is a good thing, but it doesn’t seem significantly higher than the general population.

    N.B I’ll concede one way I could be wrong. It’s possible that, with the military being comprised of people who’ve gone through a selection process which is designed to weed out those less able to cope with the pressures of combat/military life, the military in peacetime would have a significantly LOWER suicide rate than the general population. In this instance, a suicide rate at or just above the national rate could actually be more significant than it at first appears. I guess it’s a shame the figures haven’t been kept for that long.

    • “I guess it’s a shame the figures haven’t been kept for that long.”

      I think you’ve figured out why that is even though you don’t really want to. Welcome HerewardMW, I’m glad you commented here and I hope you do regularly. This humble blog might be one of the last bastions of freedom yet, I don’t judge nor does anyone else here. We are here because truth is rare and I hope you bring yours to us.

  7. I thought I’d post this here, found it was a really good read, interesting site. So much resonated with me as I read this article. When I served it was from what you knew, to watching the distortion of said event in the MSM, that woke me up years ago. I’m going to use that from now on “Presstitute”, so true, so sad and I think the journalists will regret their betrayal in the end, when they are also repressed.

    “Amerika’s Future is Death
    Tuesday, August 21, 2012 – by Paul Craig Roberts

    “The day we see truth and do not speak is the day we begin to die.” – Martin Luther King

    Conspiracy theories have now blossomed into what the smug presstitute media calls a “conspiracy culture.” According to the presstitutes, Americans have to find some explanation for their frustrations and failings, so Americans shift the blame to the Bilderbergers, the Rothschilds, the New World Order and so forth and so on.

    Readers will not be surprised that I disagree with the presstitutes. Indeed, the conspiracy culture is the product of the presstitute media’s failure to investigate and to report truthfully. I am certain that the Western media is worse than the Soviet media was. The Soviet media devised ways for helping the public to read between the lines, whereas the Western media is so proud to be confidants of the government that they deliver the propaganda without any clues to the readers that it is propaganda.”

    http://thedailybell.com/4203/Paul-Craig-Roberts-Amerikas-Future-is-Death

    This article from ZH, I have witnessed as well, most people don’t believe you though…that was without all the new legislation that’s now coming through.

    http://www.zerohedge.com/contributed/2012-08-21/are-people-being-thrown-psychiatric-wards-their-political-views

  8. Civil War would be interesting. Imagine the stress the soldiers would deal with if they were in a civil war?

    http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/lookout/texas-judge-warns-possible-civil-war-president-obama-230545603.html

    • You know even though I’m surrounded by service members on almost a daily basis, I can’t get a feel for their psychology. It’s weird as hell, almost like they have them drugged. Which I have no reason to think otherwise.

      • Perhaps that’s why the food they serve them is so shitty (or one of the reasons why).

        As for the minds of aspiring service members, it’s a mixture of good guys thinking they’re doing the right thing and boys trying to prove themselves and become men. I wouldn’t say that this crowd is drinking the common koolaid like liberals, but their “support the troops” mindset ends up having them serve the elites anyway.

        They still think they are protecting freedom and think service members deserve respect for the sacrifices they make (which I also agree with though their sacrifices be in vain).

        • There’s a lot going on under the radar that you would be surprised at, especially in the special ops area. Those guys are a law unto themselves in a lot of respects and it is an intoxicating feeling of power that keeps them hooked on doing the dirty jobs of the power elite. For most of the service members though it is the feeling of being part of something, part of the power structure, part of the action, part of an organization, part of the “insider crowd”, with friends that have your back and the privileges that comes with all that. Also, keep in mind that officers and non-com’s are actually paid quite well when you take into account all the extra tax free pay that they receive (housing allowance being the biggest) so along with all the perks is a pretty good pay and retirement package.

          A lot of them though are just going through the motions looking for retirement and know the score but keep their heads down and mouth shut as their career would be dead if they spoke their minds. I’ve run into quite a few that have been deployed to the “sand box” as they call it and have come back quite disillusioned after seeing what really goes on over there. It really is another Vietnam only with much lower casualty rates which means it can go on for much longer as the bodies don’t stack up to reach enough critical mass to make the population revolt like they did over Vietnam.

          This will all come back to haunt us in the end, the ill will that the US is building up all over the world means that sooner or later they will be giving us some payback. Who knows when but I can guarantee it will be coming.

  9. Why do they sign up in the first place? Money. They are in the lower financial classes and it pays better than Mickey D’s. If those were my 2 choices; military or Mickey D’s, I’d take Mickey D’s even though I’m a vegetarian myself. The lesser of two evils.

    Also, the military is so desperate these days they take young people who already go in with some mental or emotional issues and the war just multiplies that. Also the military does drug experiements on its soldiers. The whole thing is a corrupt mess.

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