So as I was sitting here reading the news about the U.S having evidence of Iran helping insurgents in Iraq (
), I got to the part where it talks about 140 suicide bombings last year. I got
to thinking "how long before they run out of suicide bombers?"
I tried to do the research and find out how many bombing have happened since the start of the war. I figure that there's had to have been at least
500 of them by now. So if someone more apt to find it could do so, it would be appriciated.
I did track down the populations of some of the possible locations of insurgents:
Iraq Population: 26,783,383 (July 2006 est.)
Iran Population: 68,688,433 (July 2006 est.)
Afghanistan Population: 31,056,997 (July 2006 est.)
( I know there are other potential locations for them, but these seem to be the hot spots)
So we devide those in half for US supporters and non-supporters (just to narrow it down some) and we get 63,264,407 AGAINST us. So lets just say that
only 1 quarter of that number is willing to be bombers and we get 15,816,102. Wow, that's a big number....maybe I'm over estimating? Let's devide
it by another 1/4: 3,951,026. Maybe still a little too big? Once more by a 1/4: 988,506. Ok I think that's a small enough number since it's no
longer in the millions.
Now, how many troops do we have over there? I remember reading somewhere that it was 144,000....plus the boost of 20,000 to 30,000 that bush
wants....we'll go for 25,000 for simplicity. 169,000 US troops total.
988,506 vs 169,000....5 suicide bombers for every US troop?
Ok...there's my mental rambling. What all do you all think? Anything to add to it?