I don’t really hear anyone talk about Iraq much anymore. I guess the mission has been accomplished, or it just became too inconvenient to talk about since the same news organizations who would tell you about it now were beating the war drums in the first place and maybe they think you will forget about it if they quit talking about it.
On a whim I decided to look into the number of deaths in Iraq in 2013 alone and it’s been a bloody year. In August alone nearly 400 civilians have been killed.
Tuesday 13 August: 24 killed.
Madaen: 5 by car bomb.
Kirkuk: 3 policemen by IED.
Beiji: 2 by IED.
Mosul: 3 by gunfire.
Ramadi: 1 by car bomb.
Sirin: 2 by mortars.
Suqour: 1 by AED.
Tikrit: 4 by IEDs.
Basra: 1 by gunfire.
Al-Qanater: 2 by IEDs.
August casualties so far: 364 civilians killed.
Monday 12 August: 37 killed
Balad: 23 by suicide bomber.
Muqdadiya: 6 by IED.
Baquba: 5 by IEDs.
Falluja: 2 by gunfire.
Al-Sheikh Hamad: 1 policeman in clashes.
August casualties so far: 340 civilians killed.
Sunday 11 August: 8 killed
Mosul: 3 by gunfire, IED.
Balad: 2 by gunfire.
Buhriz: 2 Sahwa members by gunfire.
Baghdad: 1 by gunfire.
August casualties so far: 303 civilians killed.
Saturday 10 August: 94 killed
Baghdad: 52 killed in bomb attacks.
Tuz Khurmato: 11 by suicide bomber.
Karbala: 5 by car bomb.
Nasiriya: 4 by car bomb.
Kirkuk: 1 by car bomb.
Mosul: 8 in bomb attacks.
Hilla: 9 by gunfire.
Dujail: 2 by gunfire.
Falluja: 1 by AED.
Muqdadiya: 1 by IED.
August casualties so far: 295 civilians killed.
Friday 9 August: 6 killed
Tikrit: 3 by AED, gunfire.
Baghdad: 2 by gunfire.
Falluja: 2 policemen by suicide bomber.
August casualties so far: 201 civilians killed.
Thursday 8 August: 5 killed
Baghdad: 1 by IED.
Ramadi: 1 by IED.
Balad: 1 policeman by gunfire.
Tikrit: 2 by gunfire.
August casualties so far: 195 civilians killed.
Wednesday 7 August: 34 killed
Tikrit: 18 killed by gunfire, IED, car bomb.
Ramadi: 2 women by IED.
Falluja: 1 by gunfire.
Mussayab: 1 by AED.
Mosul: 3 by IEDs.
Dhuluiya: 3 policemen by IED.
Shirqat: 1 by AED.
Baquba: 2 by gunfire.
Diyala: 1 body in river.
Karma: 1 by gunfire.
Qadisiya: 1 by IED.
August casualties so far: 190 civilians killed.
This information and much more is available here
I don’t know how many people were killed during a two week span under Saddam but I’d be very surprised if it ever reached the levels we’ve seen in the last 10 years. The same website estimates roughly 120,000 civilians have been killed since the US invasion in 2003. That’s about the entire population of Fort Collins Colorado, it’s hard to fathom.
Is this what you thought would happen when we invaded? Is this what we were promised? We were lead to believe we were freeing these people from oppression not signing their death warrants. The people who lied us into war are murderers. War criminals. Profiteers and traitors. They should all be held accountable.
This issue was first brought up on the forum here.
Looks like the usual retards will be back for 2016, thankfully we have a few years to prepare ourselves to deal with the idiocy of the entire dog and pony show.
Former Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum says that he will be traveling to Iowa this week and is “open” to run for president in 2016.
During a Sunday panel discussion on NBC about a foreign policy debate within the Republican Party, MSNBC host Joe Scarborough said he suspected that Santorum agreed with Gov. Chris Christie (R) and was more of a hawkish interventionist than Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY).
“Chris Christie’s closer to me,” Santorum interrupted.
“Exactly!” Scarborough laughed. “You’re already prepping for 2016. I love it!”
NBC host David Gregory pointed out that Santorum was headed back to Iowa this week after winning the 2012 Republican presidential caucuses.
“Are you laying the groundwork now for 2016?” Gregory wondered.
“I’m open to looking at a presidential race in 2016,” Santorum smiled. “But got a little ways, got elections in 2014 to focus on first.”