Guest Post: Army, Navy Suicides At Record High

Tyler Durden's picture

Submitted by Mike Krieger of Liberty Blitzkrieg blog,

We are now averaging more than one suicide per day for active duty military.  This is a topic I have covered before, most recently in my post Anti-Suicide Nasal Spray Coming to Keep Troops From Killing Themselves.  This is an absolute national disgrace.

From USA Today:

With six weeks left in the year, the Army and Navy are already reporting record numbers of suicides, with the Air Force and Marine Corps close to doing the same, making 2012 the worst year for military suicides since careful tracking began in 2001.


The deaths are now occurring at a rate faster than one per day.


When Army suicides among those on active duty and demobilized status are combined, the number exceeds the 207 soldiers who have died so far this year in Afghanistan, a difference further skewed because some of those combat zone deaths were also suicides.

We are living in a sick society that is getting sicker and sicker each day.  We must turn this around and the only way to do so is to get the facts to people and shake them out of their apathy.

Full article here.

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Pooper Popper's picture

Everything I fought for was a LIE!

Your not getting my sons!

JPM Hater001's picture

When I stood on the flightline at Griffis for the first time and looked across the barbwire at the Tactical Nukes on the B52 alert pad I realized this was all wrong.

optimator's picture

And all I could think of was all the wasted JP-4.

ZerOhead's picture

Mandatory military enlistment for the first born of every congressman or senator during the entire term of office with no age restrictions would be a great start.

Active combat duty only with no nasal spray.

macholatte's picture




People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.
George Orwell

JimBowie1958's picture

The people sleeping peacefully in their beds, duh!

So your from a family of cowards and idiots too.

Nice combo. Please stop breeding.

Michaelwiseguy's picture

We need to take over the Lying by Omission Mainstream Media and tell the American People the truth about what is really going on. We have to kill the Liars if necessary.

ZerOhead's picture

Better idea...

Tell the people the truth as we see it and DON'T kill the liars.

saturn's picture

Suicides alone are sad. Suicide bombers would be much more efficient and heroic!

economics9698's picture

Lets hope the military eliminates the NWA in the WH. 

TwoShortPlanks's picture

Soldiers fight and die willingly in the belief of true cause. In the belief of no cause, or worse, lie, Soldiers do not fight willingly and many die at their own hand...usually slowly and painfully over the years.

The problem here is that Soldiers occupy the Battlefield, Politicians occupy the Political sphere...a role reversal would eliminate much of the world's evil.'s picture

America has been committing suicide for a long time. These men are more blood gushing from the wound.

EnslavethechildrenforBen's picture

Guy I knew came back from the bloodshed and shot himself in the head in the field besides my house.

I wish he would have shot a Banker instead.

Ignatius's picture

Amerika doesn't hate liars... they hate bad liars.

"I didn't inhale."

  Which is strange coming from a consumate liar like Bill Clinton.  I've thought for a long time that he was actually telling the truth because it was such a bad lie.  He was the guy who accepted the joint to look cool, but he always had an angle for higher political life and understood (he's not stupid) consequences.

economics9698's picture

Clinton raped women I think that makes him a sociopath but I am not a phyc major.'s picture



  I've thought for a long time that he was actually telling the truth because it was such a bad lie.  He was the guy who accepted the joint to look cool, but he always had an angle for higher political life and understood (he's not stupid) consequences.


My impression as well.

The Heart's picture

And china sits back and laughs....maurice strong grins.

America's greatest enemy is the main stream media and the zionist war machine that owns them.

Watch this revealing movie.

It is too bad that it takes a North Korean communist slat to get this truth to people so they with what intelligence they have left can watch this revealing and riveting movie...for free!




Transformer's picture

Which people?  Why....  bankers and high level beurocrats, of course.

Larry Dallas's picture

“Military men are just dumb, stupid animals to be used as pawns in foreign policy.”
? Henry Kissinger

Peter Pan's picture

What happened to that old adage, that the idea of war was not to sacrifice yourself for your country but to get the other side to sacrifice themselves?

optimator's picture

And all I could think of was all the wasted JP-4.

Rubicon's picture

Never, ever join the forces!

Skateboarder's picture

RIP all those who couldn't carry on. :(

"You lie on your deathbed now,
But what did you bring to the table?
Brought us only holy sin;
Utter trust is a deadly thing"

ZerOhead's picture

I am proud to say I come from a long line of (long lived) cowards.

When my grandfather was asked in WW1 to fight for the Fatherland he simply replied that his father didn't own any land. His lack of skill in marksmanship proved to be more dangerous than the Germans. He was released on medical discharge for having flat feet.

economics9698's picture

The military was a exercise in the fact that white males are not equal to other males and females.  Affirmative action made my experience in the military about on par with cleaning a shit house out ever hour on the hour.

JimBowie1958's picture

Never, ever join the forces!

Because living under the rule of our nation's enemies is sooo cooool!

Fucking moron.

otto skorzeny's picture

dear internet tough guy- when al queda is mounting a D-Day scale attack on our shores give me a call-until then STICK YOUR $500mil F22 FIGHTER UP YOUR ASS SIDEWAYS

JimBowie1958's picture

otto the dumbfuck, the devastation of war in your home far exceeds $550 mil. Hell, Sandy's cost for devastation is over $50 billion, a hundred times the cost you quote.

Please go and get a brain, steal or borrow one so that you wont be such a drag on the people around you who probably do what they can to avoid your stupid ass.

ZerOhead's picture

Fighting hurricanes with F-22's...

Now there's a novel idea. You shore are smart... and yur mouth is soooo purdy!

JimBowie1958's picture

You are more stupid than I thought. The comment about Sandy was to compare to the cost of war which is far higher.

I wasnt suggesting anyone fight hurricanes with f22s you piece of shit inbred cretin.

ZerOhead's picture

My ex-girlfriends have called me far worse Mr. Pussypants!

JimBowie1958's picture

Bullshit. You cant be anything other than 100% gay butt catching limp-wristic bitch.

You never had a girlfriend and the guys that bend you over dont call you even a friend, I am sure.

akak's picture


What an erudite rebuttal.

Michaelwiseguy's picture

With the money we spent and wasted on those two stupid undeclared wars, over $1 trillion, we could have built a carbon copy of Manhattan in New Jersey.

Bicycle Repairman's picture

"we could have built a carbon copy of Manhattan in New Jersey."

Well then I, for one, am glad we wasted the money instead.

TwoShortPlanks's picture

You can spot the real cowards from a mile away; they bang the drums of war the loudest......from the sidelines!

Frederic Bastiat's picture

Jim you've listened too much to the fear mongering talking points that keep our military industrial complex going.  We've been making ever better hammers (F-35, Drones,  etc. etc.) but we are becoming increasingly desperate for nails.  We are currently housing thousands of people on the most advanced ships in the world, so that super high-tech aircraft can drop million dollar laser guided bombs on groups of peasant farmers with AK's.  The odds that one is these peasant farmers could bring the 'devestation of war' to 'your home' is so microscopically small.  Yet you, and others like you, becuase of an out-sized fear, are willing to kill them.  It's not a very smart or ethical way to run things.   

JimBowie1958's picture

Hellfire miossiles only run about $50k, so it isnt million dollar missils, Fred. And it isnt the farmers anyone is worried about so much as it is the militants who have the capability to do more attacks like the one they did on 9/11.

And no one wants to kill those farmers either unless they take up arms against the US.

It is up to them. All Hussein had to do was show evidence of his WMD destruction and stop firing missils at a our jets and Iraq would not have been invaded. Yeah, I know a lot of self-declared geniuses think that it is 'obvious' we invaded Iraq for oil, but no, we have taken very little of it. Most of it goes to the far estern countries like China and Japan.

All the Taliban had to do was hand over OBL, but they refused to even let us send in SpecOps to get the bastard. So they got hammered fopr protecting a mass murderer who declared war on the US. Where we fucked up was staying in those fucking h ell holes to try and modernize those countries.

Fuck them. Both together are not worth one drop of American blood, IMO.

blunderdog's picture

You believe a bunch of bearded primitives in the desert are going to RULE THE USA?

And you have the cojones to call someone ELSE a fucking moron?

Wowee zowee, bro!

JimBowie1958's picture

You believe a bunch of bearded primitives in the desert are going to rule the USA?

Yeah and the Roman urban slugs said the same thing about the Germans and the Huns, except for them the Germans were a bunch of bearded primitives who lived in dank cold forrests.

People as stupid as you are and as ignorant of history are what is killing our democracy, fuckface.


blunderdog's picture

As far as I'm concerned, if the USA is so pathetically weak a nation that a few thousand religious zealots 6,000 miles away are going to take over, we *deserve* it.

Programming more mindless drones like you to go die in a foreign land would have its benefits, though.

Are you doing your part to fight for democracy?

JimBowie1958's picture

It isnt just the US. The assymetric strategy of these Jihadists is very effective playing to their strengths and our weaknesses.

Winning conflicts today is not about having the most troops, tanks, planes, and artillery.

It is about having more hard-core MF's that are willing to go to the ends of the Earth to fight for their cause.

The US has had three centuries of freedom and never really had to worry about protecting the national infrustructure from enemy attack, and so ours is exposed in so many places it is almost impossible to defend. But going after the bastards that do the terrorism is what we are good at and have been doing well enough.


DMac's picture

Democracy is the lowest form of government. It is mob rule and stands diametrically opposed to the rule of law; a constitutional republic.

I hope it suffers a swift death globally. 

CharlesFilson's picture


I understand where you are coming from, and I honor the service of every man and woman who have ever fought for our country. 

However, there comes a point where the war isn't worth winning. Reagan defeated the Soviet union by getting them to overextend themselves. The USA could win all the battles, but lose the war economically. There is also the price we pay in human capital. Those who serve honorably to defend the rest of us, pay the price with their lives and with their mental stability. (PTSD rates are very high, and PTSD is devastating to suffers and their families.)

If the USA were ever invaded, you can count on me to pick up a rifle and act as a meat shield for the real soldiers, but until then, my voice is for not spending the precious blood of servicemen to try to fight an endless war to bring our brand of peace to a world that doesn't want it.

Transformer's picture

Uhhhh.... your're already living under the rule of our nation's enemies.  That's the part you don't get.

JimBowie1958's picture

You are a paranoid fuck.

Our leaders may be corrupt and a bit on the dumb ass side of the coin, but at least they are OUR dumbfuck crooks!