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Think Iraq Is Dangerous? Try serving in Baltmore

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posted on May, 17 2006 @ 02:53 PM
Obviously Iraq is a dangerous place. We see the death stats every day. You'd think the place was not safe for man nor beast (this fits the media political spin line).

However I ran across this article with some interesting stats on violent deaths. Turns out many American cities rank more dangerous in this regard than Iraq.

...C-span last week and he rattled off some startling figures that demonstrate how off-base journalists are when it comes to reporting on the war in Iraq. According to Mr. King, the violent death rate in Iraq is 25.71 per 100,000. That may sound high, but not when you compare it to places like Colombia (61.7), South Africa (49.6), Jamaica (32.4), and Venezuela (31.6). How about the violent death rates in American cities? New Orleans before Hurricane Katrina was 53.1. FBI statistics for 2004-05 have Washington at 45.9, Baltimore at 37.7, and Atlanta at 34.9...

here is the link:

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[edit on 17/5/2006 by Mirthful Me]

posted on Jun, 10 2006 @ 09:22 AM
This is exactly the kind of news the freaks on this site do NOT want to hear, as evidenced by the lack of response to this news.

A small dose of reality won't cut it here anymore. Too many of us are permanently blinded by our own unacknowledged hatred of everything the US has stood for over the years. There are way to many citizens that want to make government some kind of a savior of all inequalities. Talk about unfair expectations?

We should have been able to fix the Middle East by now- even though the libs in NYC are still looking at a big hole in the ground.

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