CBS News -- Suicide Epidemic among Veterans exceed 15,000 which means there's a
Pentagon Cover Up going on!!!
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Basic plot: President and his men cook the books but the male lead character, a Reporter stumbles on this truth from a whistleblower and he is liquidated. The whistleblower immediately retreats into his job on Nixon's staff....err, BUSH's staff.
That's the first act. Now, his fellow reporters meet at the funeral and led by his grieving fiancee, a fellow reporter, start to follow his path of this story. She has discs which he'd left in her care. The Clues in this mystery results in a a labrynth of corrupt government figures, many willing whistleblowers who get offed, one by one, with increasing jeopardy to the newly widowed reporter girl, until it finally blows the top off the White House in an even bigger scandal, as all repressed coverups end up doing.
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15,000 or more US casualties in Iraq War
By Mike Whitney
11/17/07 -- The Pentagon has been concealing the true number of
American casualties in the Iraq War. The real number exceeds 15,000 and
CBS News can prove it.
CBS's Investigative Unit wanted to do a report on the number of suicides
in the military and "submitted a Freedom of Information Act request to
the Department of Defense". After 4 months they received a document
which showed--that between 1995 and 2007--there were 2,200 suicides
among "active duty" soldiers. Baloney.
The Pentagon was covering up the real magnitude of the "suicide
epidemic". Following an exhaustive investigation of veterans' suicide
data collected from 45 states; CBS discovered that in 2005 alone "THERE
WERE AT LEAST 6,256 AMONG THOSE WHO SERVED IN THE ARMED
FORCES. THAT'S 120 EACH AND EVERY WEEK IN JUST ONE YEAR."
That is not a typo. Active and retired military personnel, mostly young
veterans between the ages of 20 to 24, are returning from combat and
killing themselves in record numbers. We can assume that "multiple-tours
of duty" in a war-zone have precipitated a mental health crisis of which
the public is entirely unaware and which the Pentagon is in total
If we add the 6,256 suicide victims from 2005 to the "official" 3,865
reported combat casualties; we get a sum of 10,121.
Even a low-ball estimate of similar 2004 and 2006 suicide figures, would
mean that the total number of US casualties from the Iraq war now exceed
That's right; 15,000 dead US servicemen and women in a war that--as
yet--has no legal or moral justification. CBS interviewed Dr. Ira Katz,
the head of mental health at the Department of Veteran Affairs. Katz
attempted to minimize the surge in veteran suicides saying, "There is no
epidemic of suicide in the VA, but suicide is a major problem."
Maybe Katz right. Maybe there is no epidemic. Maybe it's perfectly
normal for young men and women to return from combat, sink into
inconsolable depression, and kill themselves at greater rates than they
were dying on the battlefield. Maybe it's normal for the Pentagon to
abandon them as soon as soon they return from their mission so they can
blow their brains out or hang themselves with a garden hose in their
basement. Maybe it's normal for politicians to keep funding wholesale
slaughter while they brush aside the casualties they have produced by
their callousness and lack of courage. Maybe it is normal for the
president to persist with the same, bland lies that perpetuate the
occupation and continue to kill scores of young soldiers who put
themselves in harm's-way for their country.
It's not normal; it's is a pandemic---an outbreak of despair which is
the natural corollary of living in constant fear; of seeing one's
friends being dismembered by roadside bombs or children being blasted to
bits at military checkpoints or finding battered bodies dumped on the
side of a riverbed like a bag of garbage.
The rash of suicides is the logical upshot of Bush's war. Returning
soldiers are traumatized by their experience and now they are killing
themselves in droves. Maybe we should have thought about that before we
Check it out the video at: CBS News "Suicide Epidemic among Veterans"
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