According to the sources, the 21 troops were treated in a hospital but only five soldiers have survived and they are in a critical condition. Security officials said they used potent narcotics to kill themselves.
The troops’ motivations for suicide are not known but according to Iraqi sources the servicemen belonged to the 57th Unit of the US Airborne Division that was behind the massacre of several Iraqi families– mostly women and children– in northern Baghdad, said Ali al-Baghdadi an Iraqi security official. >>>>>
This appears to be something that happened because they realized that there was no moral cause. This should be a great big sign to bring the U.S. service members home, and work on building a better relationship with those in the world; and find new and just ways to adjust the American culture. Corruption, false pride, looting the people through interest and taxes, framing dissidents for crimes they didn’t commit and the like — are not the answer. As Americans, we really do need to turn over a new leaf.