Ted Turner says it’s ‘good’ U.S. soldiers are committing suicide in large numbers because it proves humans aren’t programmed to kill

by Machiavelli

Engineering Evil

  • A total of 247 U.S. army personnel are  suspected to have taken their own lives between January and September
  • This compares to 222 combat deaths in  Afghanistan to October 22
  • CNN founder claims it’s  time to put war and conflict behind us and ‘start acting like civilized,  educated human beings’

By Helen Pow

PUBLISHED:15:48 EST, 25  October 2012| UPDATED:16:00 EST, 25 October 2012

CNN founder Ted Turner says he thinks it’s  ‘good’ that U.S. soldiers are committing suicide in large numbers because it  highlights how humans are ‘born to love and help each other, not to  kill.’

The 73-year-old media mogul made the  controversial remarks during an appearance on the TV station’s ‘Piers Morgan  Tonight’ last Friday, shortly after the army’s latest figures on troop suicides  were released.

The data shows that more army personnel have  taken their own lives this year than have died in combat in …

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