As always… it’s the usual “follow the money” scenario as to why Libya was invaded by NATO forces… and why Gaddafi had to be killed!
- Who pocketed Gaddafi’s billions? (poorrichards-blog.blogspot.com)
As always… it’s the usual “follow the money” scenario as to why Libya was invaded by NATO forces… and why Gaddafi had to be killed!
GERMAN troops held Christmas trees up out of the trenches with signs, “MERRY CHRISTMAS.” “You no shoot, we no shoot.”
(Photo) Together, a German and a British Military Officer fraternizing on the open battlefield.
On CHRISTMAS DAY, 1914, in the first year of World War I, German, British, and French soldiers DISOBEYED their superiors and FRATERNIZED with the “enemy” along two-thirds of the Western Front.
THOUSANDS of troops streamed across a no-man’s land strewn with rotting corpses. They sang Christmas carols together — exchanged photographs of loved ones back home — shared rations — played football and even roasted some pigs.
Soldiers embraced men they had been trying to kill a few short hours before. They agreed to warn each other if the top brass forced them to fire their weapons, and to aim high.
[See recently discovered French photos of some of the faces of British soldiers taken between battles, and probably most of whom, were killed off in unnecessary battles weeks or months later.]
A shudder ran through the high command on either side. Here was disaster in the making: soldiers declaring their brotherhood with each other and refusing to fight.
Generals on both sides declared this spontaneous peacemaking to be treasonous and subject to court martial. By March of 1915 the fraternization movement had been eradicated and the killing machine put back in full operation. By the time of the armistice in 1918, fifteen million (15,000,000!!) people would be slaughtered. (For what purpose?)
Not many people have heard the story of the CHRISTMAS TRUCE. Military leaders have not gone out of their way to publicize it.
On Christmas Day, 1988, a story in the Boston Globe mentioned that a local FM radio host played “Christmas in the Trenches,” a ballad about the Christmas Truce, several times and was startled by the effect.
The song became the most requested recording during the holidays in Boston on several FM stations. “Even more startling than the number of requests I get is the reaction to the ballad afterward by callers who hadn’t heard it before,” said the radio host. “They telephone me deeply moved, sometimes in tears, asking, `What the hell did I just hear?’
I think I know why the callers were in tears.
The Christmas Truce Story goes against most of what we have been taught about people. It gives us a glimpse of the world as we wish it could be and says, “This really happened once.” It reminds us of those thoughts we keep hidden away, out of range of the TV and newspaper stories that tell us how trivial and mean human life is. It is like hearing that our deepest wishes really are true: the world really could be different.
Excerpted from David G. Stratman – We CAN Change the World: The Real Meaning of Everyday Life
We just passed a significant anniversary.
On October 16, 1933, Franklin Roosevelt granted diplomatic recognition to the Soviet Union. The Communist government was about to collapse for lack of financing. Granting them diplomatic recognition literally saved the Soviet government which had been ostracized by virtually every other government in the world.
Throughout the rest of the 1930s and the 1940s, two disparate groups infiltrated dozens of agents or members into the executive branch under Roosevelt. Those two groups were the Communist Party and the Council on Foreign Relations. While these two groups had radically different motivations, they both had the same ultimate goal, i.e., to weaken and eventually destroy American freedom and independence.
Very few people today remember that World War II started in 1939 because Germany AND RUSSIA invaded Poland at the same time.
The Soviet Union was exactly as responsible for STARTING that war as Germany was. This was known and condemned at the time. However, in 1941 when Hitler attacked Russia, suddenly our mass media made a 180 degree about face and Russia became our “noble ally” in fighting the war. Of course, it was up to the United States to supply Russia with the armament to fight the war.
William Guy Carr
Events Leading up to World War II (excerpts)
It has been told how the international bankers enabled Germany to secretly re-arm, with the aid of Stalin, in spite of the restrictions imposed by the Treaty of Versailles. In order to understand what happened in Germany to bring Hitler into power, it is necessary to be familiar with the political intrigue which went on between 1924 and 1934. ‘The Secret Powers’ always have had their agents divide the population of countries. They plan to subjugate into many religious, economic, political, social, and labour groups. Their agents then divide the various groups into as many factions as possible. Their motto is ‘United we stand. Divided they fall.’
Most German citizens, excepting only Communists, were agreed upon the following issues: That Germany had been winning the war (World War I) when had she had first been betrayed and afterwards victimized. That the national money-lenders had used the so-called democracies of Britain, France, and the United States, to defeat Germany’s armed forces. That the Jewish-led Communist Party assisted the international bankers by bringing about the chaotic conditions that preceded the signing of the Armistice and the revolution that followed. They agree that every patriotic German male and female, should do his or her uttermost to build up post-war Germany, and break the economic and military stranglehold placed on their nation by the Treaty of Versailles.
Most political leaders, except Communists, were also agreed that in order to free themselves of the economic sanctions imposed upon the nation, it was necessary to break away from their dependence on the international bankers for financial assistance in the form of interest bearing loans. In other words, most German politicians, except Communists, were agreed that Germany should depart from the practice of financing the nation’s business by incurring debts, a practice which had been imposed upon England in 1694, France in 1790, and the United States in 1791 by the International bankers. They realized that this system had resulted in astronomical National Debts, the principal and interest payments on which were guaranteed and secured by Direct Taxation of the people. The Fascist leaders in Germany decided they were going to create their own money and use their national assets, such as the value of their real estate, their industrial potentials, their agricultural production, natural resources, and the nation’s capacity to produce, as collateral.
The purpose of this book (published 1955) is to record the events in history which provided the ‘Causes’ which produced the ‘Effects’ we experience to-day. We are not concerned with the ‘Rights’ or ‘Wrongs’ of the decisions made by individuals, except to judge for ourselves whether the decisions furthered the Devil’s Plan or were in accordance with the Plan of God. The only value of historical research is to obtain knowledge of how, and why, mistakes were made in the past so we can try to avoid making similar mistakes in the future.
The momentous meeting regarding the possibility of an alliance between Great Britain and Germany took place in January 1936. Lord Londonderry represented the British government and Goering, Herr Ribbentrop, and Hitler, Germany.
An authority on this phase of history informed me that Herr Goering and Herr Von Ribbentrop outlined the history of the World Revolutionary Movement to Lord Londonderry, explaining the detailed research work done by Professor Karl Ritter and others. They reasoned that the only successful way to fight a totalitarian-minded conspiracy was to use Total War. They explained to Lord Londonderry their plan was to attack all Communist-controlled countries; liberate the people, and execute all Communist traitors. They claimed the only way to wipe out Communism was the extermination of the whole Jewish Race. (Once again rabid antiSemitism shows itself and yet history proves that the International conspirators have used every race and creed to serve their own secret and selfish ambitions). They produced masses of documented evidence which, they claimed, was authentic, to prove Communism was organized, financed, and directed by powerful,wealthy and influential Jews, who also organized, financed and directed secret ambitions to bring about the Messianic Age. (Most of this evidence is reproduced in The Palestine Plot by B. Jensen, printed by John McKinley, 11-15 King Street, Perth, Scotland).
Hitler is said to have promised that he would continue to oppose the extreme totalitarian plans of the Nazi War Lords and confine his activities against Communism to Europe, providing the British government would enter into an alliance with Germany. When Lord Londonderry said he doubted if the British government would take part in a plan to abolish Communism, which called for ‘Genocide,’ Hitler compromised. He said Germany would undertake the task alone provided England would enter into an agreement that the two countries would under no circumstances war against each other for ten years. Hitler argued that the only way Britain, France, and Russia could shake off the unbearable and ruinous burden of ever-increasing national debts was to repudiate them and restore the issuing of money to the government where it originally and rightfully belonged.
Hitler is said to have pointed out that the purpose of his National-Socialist party. . . call it Fascism. . . was to put an end at once, and all time, to the power and influence the international money-lenders exerted on national and international affairs by reason of the fact that they were forcing every nation that still claimed to be independent, further and further into their debt. He is said to have quoted what Benjamin Disraeli made one of his characters say in his famous book “Coningsby,” “So you see, dear Coningsby, the world is governed by very different personages from what is imagined by those who are not behind the scenes.” (The book was published in 1844 just before Karl Marx published “The Communist Manifesto”. At that time several revolutions were being planned and took place immediately after Karl Marx’s book appeared in print).
Goering is said to have backed up the Fuehrer by pointing out that history had proved that the wealthy and influential Jews had obtained economic and political control of every country into which they had infiltrated by using illegal methods and corrupt practices.
Ribbentrop reasoned that the only way to clean up the mess was to ‘Get’ the three hundred men at the top who were ‘The Secret Power’ master-minding the negative forces whose various evil influences, and criminal activities, all furthered the Long Range Plan of those who directed the World Revolutionary Movement. (Ribbentrop was evidently quoting from an article ‘Weiner Freie Presse’ published December 14th, 1912 by the late Walter Rathenau in which he said, “Three hundred men, each of whom is known to all the others, govern the fate of the European Continent and they elect their successors from their own entourage.” These are the Illuminati).
Goering is said to have reviewed once more the part the international bankers had played in bringing about, directing, and financing the Russian revolution in 1917, which had enabled them to bring into existence the adverse conditions being experienced throughout the world at that time. (Most countries of the world were mired deep in economic depression).
Hitler reminded Lord Londonderry of the millions of Christians who had been ruthlessly slaughtered in the Communized countries since October, 1917, and argued that the men responsible could not be considered as anything else than international gangsters.
According to the Germans, it would be impossible for the world to enjoy peace and prosperity as long as those who directed the World Revolutionary Movement insisted on fomenting wars in order to create conditions favourable for revolutionary action. They argued both international Communism and political Zionism had to be stopped and the movements ended at once, or another war was inevitable, because the Secret Powers, pulling the strings, were determined they were going to reach their ultimate objectives. Hitler was a great orator, and my informant claimed he ended the discussions with a plea that Lord Londonderry return to England and persuade the British government to join in the suggested alliance with Germany “Because I am convinced that the British Empire and the Roman Catholic Church are both universal institutions, the continuance of which is absolutely essential as bulwarks for the preservation of law and order throughout the world in the future.”
What has been said here of Hitler is so absolutely foreign to the general idea that the following historical facts and documents are quoted to support what has been said: Lord Londonderry returned to London following the conference and made his report to the British cabinet.
Hitler had not only failed to bring about the British alliance, but he had earned the enmity of the Nazi War Lords who advocated totalitarian methods for solving the very complicated and dangerous problem. They did not want an alliance with England. They did not want to see Christianity flourish. They did not agree with Hitler’s “preventive” measures. They didn’t agree with anything Hitler did to hinder their plans to wage ‘Total War,’ first against Russia, then against Britain and France. The ‘hard core’ of the pagan Nazi War Lords demanded that Hitler take offensive action, as the best defence against gradual encroachment by Communist underground and Stalin’s armed forces. When Hitler refused to go all the way with them, they decided to get rid of him. The first attempt was made on his life. The Nazi War Lords next tried to weaken the control he had gained over the German people.
Hitler antagonized the international bankers when he announced his financial policy and monetary reform programme. He persuaded Italy, Spain, and Japan to back him in his determination to challenge the power of the Cartels and Monopolies financed and controlled by the international bankers, particularly their “Brain-child,” the Bank of International Settlements. The German Reich abrogated the clause in the constitution which made Dr. Hans Luther, the president of the Reichsbank, a permanent fixture. Until the change was made, the president of the Reichsbank could not be removed without his own consent and a majority vote of the board of the Bank of International Settlements.
Since the Great War the international bankers had set up twenty-six central banks. They were modeled after the Federal Reserve Banks in the United States, which had been established in 1913 according to the theories of Mr. Paul Warburg, the German who had gone to America in 1907 and become a partner in Kuhn-Loeb & Co. of New York.
Mr. Paul Warburg’s creation of 1913 had been steadily attempting to set up a ‘Central Banking Organization’ which would acknowledge no authority on this planet as above it. Hitler knew that if Warburg and associates had their way, the Bank of International Settlements (B.I.S.) would become as autocratic as the bank of England is in regard to British National Affairs and Foreign Policy. Politicians and statesmen were being asked to believe this banker’s dream would stabilize the banking system of the world.
When the Axis Powers in Europe refused to place themselves in usury to the international bankers, they placed themselves in exactly the same category as the small independent store keeper is in relation to the big chain-store organizations and business combines and monopolies. They were given the option of joining the big ‘Happy Family’. . . or else. In the case of an independent store keeper, if he refuses to ’see the light he is put out of business by systematically applied pressure of unfair competition. In the case of nations who refuse to ‘play-ball,’ they are doomed to suffer war or revolution. There is no mercy shown to the nations whose leaders refuse to bow down and worship at the feet of Mammon. There is no consideration given to nations which refuse to place themselves in usury to the High Priests of the God of Mammon. All must pay the tribute demanded of them. . . or else. World War Two was started in order to enable the Illuminati to finally rid themselves of the barriers of caste and creed and prejudice. Their ideas regarding a new civilization had to be built through a world at war. In proof of the above statement a portion of the broadcast Sir Anthony Eden addressed to America on September 11th, 1939, is quoted. He said; “Can we finally rid Europe of the barriers of caste and creed and prejudice ? . . . Our new civilization must be built through a world at war. But our new civilization will be built just the same.” What utter rot. Wars are destructive not constructive.
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By Jackie Patru
In school we learned that the U.S. Civil War was fought over the slavery issue. Abraham Lincoln was a “hero” because he freed the slaves. Actually, as we discover, when he declared war on the southern states which decided to secede from the Union, old Abe violated the Constitution allegedly to “preserve the Union.” The Civil War was in reality the War for Southern Independence – freedom from rigid economic controls by northern industrialists who influenced government – NOT an issue of slavery.
Most importantly the War for Southern Independence expressed the inviolable right of the people to be self-governing. States which voluntarily “joined” the Union of States retained the power to withdraw if it was deemed necessary. Those who say otherwise are ignorant or liars.
The U.S. Congress, in compliance with Bill Clinton’s edict, (was) contemplating legislation which would make reparations to ancestors of slaves. Aside from the insanity of such an idea you will discover upon reading Alabama State Senator Davison‘s speech that if reparations were to be made they should be made to WASPs because our ancestors were slaves long before the Africans… and for much longer. Along with this ridiculous plan, is a concerted push to ban the flag of the Confederate States of America… the southern flag.
We should keep in mind that the power elite which is orchestrating the present situation are progeny of the same elite which set into motion the events which promulgated the war. Southerners did not want war. Hired professional agitators manipulated the unsophisticated who were uneducated in the ways of propaganda. When the war started – as was expected – able bodied men, both black and white, took up arms to defend their homes and homeland.
Our intent in presenting information is not to create diversionary issues. Talk of reparations to ancestors of African slaves and the present emphasis on removing all traces of the Confederate flag is merely another tactic to reinvent history, to obliterate the truth and create hatred between races. Hopefully, as we discover how we were maneuvered into the existing chaos we’ll give up the lies… let go our belief in the invincible power of a handful of godless lunatics and begin reclaiming our Heritage as children of our Father / Creator. >>Source
ABRAHAM LINCOLN, in his debate with Senator Douglas at Quincy, IL, on Oct. 13, 1858 and quoted in Abraham Lincoln – Complete Works, published by The Century Co., 1894, Vol. I, page 273 stated:
“I will say, then, that I am not, nor ever have been, in favor of bringing about in any way the social and political equality of the White and Black races – that I am not, nor ever have been, in favor of making voters or jurors of Negroes – nor of qualifying them to hold office, nor to inter-marry with White people; and I will say in addition to this that there ia a physical difference between the White and Black races which will ever forbid the two races living together on terms of social and political equality, and in as much as they cannot so live, while they do remain together, there must be the position of superior and inferior, and I, as much as any other man, am in favor of having the superior position assigned to the White race.”
What other U.S. presidents have said about the Black race, read HERE.
TEHRAN (Press TV) — Leuren Moret is an American independent scientist and international expert on radiation and public health issues.
She has devoted her life to awakening the public to the destructive consequences of the depleted uranium munitions used by the U.S. military and has made relentless efforts to stop the United States from destroying the environment.
Following is the text of a Press TV interview with Leuren Moret published on October 25/07:
Q: The U.S. is using DU weapons in violation of international treaties. Why is the international community not forcing the U.S. to stop the use and production of such weaponry?
A: I’ve asked that question many times myself. With the demonstrated total and complete failure of international judicial remedies — by the International Criminal Court and the world court — to enforce the 1925 Geneva poison gas protocol, the Geneva and Hague conventions, international agreements and other treaties, and the failure of depleted uranium weapons to meet the standards (in four out of four categories) of legality under international law, it is clear that the international judicial system is morally and procedurally bankrupt. In other words, international laws and treaties are meaningless and/or selectively enforced. Just like the U.S. nuclear weapons labs where I have worked, they selectively enforce the rules only when they want to ‘get someone’, in other words, they unfairly target and enforce laws that may be on the books, but are ignored.
And that has been true throughout the nuclear project since the end of WWII when atomic bombs, weapons of mass destruction, were dropped on living civilian populations in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan, the only two Christian cities in Japan.
And that was a case of Christians dropping the first atomic bombs on Christians.
Those first atomic bombs were weapons of mass destruction and they were illegal in every sense of the law.
They were dropped without the consent of the scientists who developed them, without the consent of the political leadership (with the exception of President Truman who was talked into it by one man — Col. Henry Stimson, Sec. of War and a Wall Street banker and member of Skull and Bones), and with the strongest opposition coming from the U.S. military leadership — especially General Leslie Groves who was in charge of developing atomic bombs as head of the Manhattan Project.
The decision to drop two atomic bombs was made by one man — Colonel Henry Stimson — a Wall Street banker with ties to (Winston) Churchill and the city of London bankers. It’s always the international bankers who are engineering these horrific wars and the development of ever more horrific technologies of war.
However the hypocrisy of the U.S. government must also be addressed. Depleted uranium munitions meet the definition of WMDs under U.S. Federal Code in 2 out of 3 categories, and they violate U.S. military law because the U.S. is a signatory to the Geneva and Hague conventions. If the U.S. government is so worried about Iran being a nuclear threat, then why did Henry Kissinger give Iran nuclear power plants, and President Gerald Ford give Iran plutonium?
September 16, 2005, in the UN General Assembly, President Hugo Chavez of Venezuela said:
“We could, on the basis of national realities, exchange knowledge, integrate markets, interconnect, but at the same time we must understand that there are problems that do not have a national solution: radioactive clouds, world oil prices, diseases, warming of the planet or the hole in the ozone layer. These are not domestic problems.”
And on September 17, 2005, in the UN General Assembly President Ahmadinejad of Iran eloquently brought the depleted uranium issue to the table:
“Ironically, those who have actually used nuclear weapons, continue to produce, stockpile and extensively test such weapons, have used depleted uranium bombs and bullets against tens and perhaps hundreds of thousands of Iraqis, Kuwaitis, and even their own soldiers and those of their allies, afflicting them with incurable diseases, blatantly violate their obligations under the NPT, have refrained from signing the CTBT and have armed the Zionist occupation regime with WMDs, are not only refusing to remedy their past deeds, but in clear breech of the NPT, are trying to prevent other countries from acquiring the technology to produce peaceful nuclear energy. All these problems emanate from the fact that justice and spirituality are missing in the way powerful governments conduct their affairs with other nations. “
A third courageous world leader has also recognized that depleted uranium global pollution is the most important issue today, for example Dr. Mahathir Mohamed, former prime minister of Malaysia. He held an international war crimes conference February 5-7, 2007, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, attended by 5000 people.
The issue of radioactive weapons and depleted uranium played an important role at this conference.
So we have three world leaders now who have spoken out about the horror and illegality of depleted uranium weaponry. But the NATO countries are silent and complicit in the poisoning of Iraq, Yugoslavia, Afghanistan, and Lebanon with their illegal weapons. The approximately 5000 U.S. bunker buster bombs that Israel bombed Lebanon with, in the July 2006 attack. Dr. Chris Busby has reported evidence of not only depleted uranium in the bomb craters along the Lebanon/Israel border, but also traces of deuterium, high levels of uranium 235, and neutron activation products that quickly decayed within 3 weeks. The analyses were done at the British Government Radiation Laboratory at Harwell, so they must be correct.
Those anomalous radiation fingerprints suggest that 4th generation nuclear weapons were also included in the bunker buster dirty bombs. In other words, the U.S./Israel are now carrying out two nuclear wars from within the same bomb — or shall we call it the new ‘super nuker.’ What hypocrisy for the U.S. to cry ‘terrorist’ about Iran, when U.S. bombs delivered by Israeli jets are nuking Lebanon, Israeli citizens, and everyone in the region. Well, it is well known in America that the victimizer always turns himself into the victim.
The truth is that the ‘nuclear states’ have, and are using, nuclear weapons for blackmailing weaker countries in order to depopulate them and steal their mineral resources. It’s just that simple. >>Full Article HERE
Medical historians have finally come to the reluctant conclusion that the great flu “epidemic” of 1918 was solely attributable to the widespread use of vaccines. It was the first war in which vaccination was compulsory for all servicemen. The Boston Herald reported that forty-seven soldiers had been killed by vaccination in one month. As a result, the military hospitals were filled, not with wounded combat casualties, but with casualties of the vaccine. The epidemic was called “the Spanish Influenza,” a deliberately misleading appellation, which was intended to conceal its origin. This flu epidemic claimed twenty million victims; those who survived it were the ones who had refused the vaccine.
Ten years earlier, Eleanora I. McBean, Ph.D., N.D. had written a similar account in her book, Swine Flu Expose:
I heard that seven men dropped dead in a doctor’s office after being vaccinated. This was in an army camp, so I wrote to the Government for verification. They sent me the report of U.S. Secretary of War, Henry L. Stimson. The report not only verified the report of the seven who dropped dead from the vaccines, but it stated that there had been 63 deaths and 28,585 cases of hepatitis as a direct result of the yellow fever vaccine during only 6 months of the war. That was only one of the 14 to 25 shots given the soldiers.
When doctors had tried to suppress the symptoms of the typhoid with a stronger vaccine, it caused a worse form of typhoid which they named paratyphoid. But when they concocted a stronger and more dangerous vaccine to suppress that one, they created an even worse disease which they didn’t have a name for. What should they call it? They didn’t want to tell the people what it really was – their own Frankenstein monster which they had created with their vaccines and suppressive medicines. They wanted to direct the blame away from themselves, so they called it Spanish Influenza. It was certainly not of Spanish origin, and the Spanish people resented the implication that the world-wide scourge of that day should be blamed on them. But the name stuck and American medical doctors and vaccine makers were not suspected of the crime of this widespread devastation – the 1918 Flu Epidemic. It is only in recent years that researchers have been digging up the facts and laying the blame where it belongs.
Vaccines have dubious efficacy because the immune system is not designed to respond to injected microbes. The first line of defence is the mucosal membranes in the mouth and gut. If a microbe enters the body through injection, it triggers an antibody response but crucially, it bypasses the cellular immune system altogether and actually suppresses its function. The same microbe will become far more virulent if it is injected, hence the numerous accounts of epidemics amongst vaccinated populations in the medical literature.
How will they get away with such a massive crime? Easy, they’ve been getting away with mass murder for decades under the guise of public health. Headed by the Rockefeller family, the medical establishment regularly declares night is day and black is white when it comes to the causes and treatments for every disease. When they’re not poisoning cancer patients with radiation or mustard gas, they’re putting fluoride in the water supply. Look at what they’ve done to the Gulf War troops, hundreds of thousands sick and dying from “hypochondria”, so they say. This is the art of killing quietly, a silent slaughter-fest. >>Source
THE US military is experiencing a “suicide epidemic” with veterans killing themselves at the rate of 120 per week, according to an investigation by US television network CBS.
At least 6256 U.S. veterans committed suicide in 2005 – an average of 17 every day – the network reported, with veterans overall more than twice as likely to take their own lives as the rest of the general population. While the suicide rate among the general population was 8.9 per 100,000, the level among veterans was between 18.7 and 20.8 per 100,000.
That figure rose to 22.9 to 31.9 suicides per 100,000 among veterans aged 20 to 24 – almost 4X the non-veteran average for the age group.
“Those numbers clearly show an epidemic of mental health problems,” CBS quoted veterans’ rights advocate Paul Sullivan as saying. CBS quoted the father of a 23-year-old soldier who shot himself in 2005 as saying the military did not want the true scale of the problem to be known.
“Nobody wants to tally it up in the form of a government total,” Mike Bowman said. “They don’t want the true numbers of casualties to really be known.”
There are 25 million veterans in the United States, 1.6 million of whom served in Afghanistan and Iraq, according to CBS. “Not everyone comes home from the war wounded, but the bottom line is nobody comes home unchanged,” Paul Rieckhoff, a former Marine and founder of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans for America said on CBS.
The network said it was the first time that a nationwide count of veteran suicides had been conducted.
The tally was reached by collating suicide data from individual states for both veterans and the general population from 1995. >>Source