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Friday, October 26, 2007

Keep Your Fingers Crossed

U.S. casualty figures for the month of October 2007 are approaching pre-insurgency levels; that is they are down to the numbers that were reported for the spring and early summer of 2003.

As of October 24th, deaths among U.S. military personnel stood at 31, including 3 soldiers who didn’t die in Iraq (1 died in the UAE, 2 in Bahrain) and 4 non-combat related deaths.

There have been dips in the casualty rates in the past: February 2004 (19), March 2005 (36), and March 2006 (33). But I believe that whereas these previous dips reflected complex variables specific to the combat conditions in Iraq at the time, today’s decreasing numbers reflect the collapse of the Sunni and Shiite insurgencies—foretold by yours truly.

The reason I believe this is due to confidential access I have to the 'correct' figures for Iraqi military and police casualty rates—they too are way down.

Let’s hope that things remain constant for the next week to come. While it is tragic to lose a life in any circumstance, especially a youthful one, the media has turned casualty rates into the bellwether of how the war in Iraq is going. Let’s see how they explain away this most recent decrease, but I think that they are likely to ignore these new numbers rather than retract the smug “Iraq is over” editorials they penned six months ago.

7 Comments:

Blogger bg said...

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thank you TG (aka: NK)!! (thumbsup)

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10:33 AM, October 26, 2007

 
Anonymous gawad said...

The Gawad is alive and had a happy Eid. I still stand strong against terrorists and perverts and maniac criminals.

11:25 AM, October 26, 2007

 
Anonymous gawad said...

The PATRIOT act will soon include special provisions to fight the perversion of Jaguar Big Pimping and his lot. His downloading of images and uploading of terrorist propaganda have annoyed and pissed off all decent people.

11:27 AM, October 26, 2007

 
Blogger |3run0 said...

But hey, you are wrong! They found a shark in Nassiriyah...

10:42 AM, October 27, 2007

 
Anonymous Don Cox said...

It would be best not to start celebrating yet. Religious fanatics don't give up easily. Al Qaeda in particular will find some way to regroup and reorganise if it possibly can - they have plenty of resources in other countries to draw on. The Shia militias also have big budgets from Iran. A democratic Iraq will be under constant attack.

7:14 AM, October 28, 2007

 
Blogger bg said...

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Don Cox @ 7:14 AM

yes, AQ et al will keep attacking Iraq.. but not only Iraq.. as AQ et al attacks are & have been occurring around the globe for at least 2 decades now.. guess one could say going into Afghanistan & Irag lanced the AQ et al boil.. but it's worth it because the alternative was to let them advance at their leisure w/o reprisal which would have eventually led to a definite loss for the world in general..

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8:20 AM, October 28, 2007

 
Blogger Jaguar b. p. said...

The Gawad is alive and had a happy Eid.

And since you are such a good muslim Jawad, I ask you this:
Are you in favor of Iraq being ruled by the divine Shari3a

That should be a no-brainer for a pious muslim like you.


The PATRIOT act will soon include special provisions to fight the perversion of Jaguar Big Pimping

I also have this Shia resistance video with no violence in it, are you diggin' it
http://www.viprasys.com/host/download.php?file=301lotslna.zip (password: alwreth)


AQ et al attacks are & have been occurring around the globe for at least 2 decades now

Whereas attacks by the United States on humankind have been occurring for at least 5 decades now,
with millions killed in Indochina and the Korean Peninsula

Thankfully the youth of islam has begun to weaken them,
Bill O'Reilly said the other week that he wouldn't support a ground invasion of another country again.
There we go, some lives saved from these aggressing morons.


[ Afghanistan & Irag ]

For all you hataz out there who thought BG had no idea what's going on, she just proved you wrong by successfully spelling 75% of the letters in the word Iraq

11:48 PM, October 28, 2007

 

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