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Iraq Violence At Lowest Levels In 2 Years

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posted on Dec, 3 2007 @ 01:22 AM
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Iraq Violence At Lowest Levels In 2 Years


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"We've gone from horrific levels of murder to very bad, which is an improvement but not a reason to celebrate," said Richard Garfield, a professor at New York's Columbia University and a manager of health and nutrition for the World Health Organization. "At these so-called low levels, there's a massive number of excess deaths still likely to occur."
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posted on Dec, 3 2007 @ 01:22 AM
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At first I thought this was a joke, but the humor looked a bit too subtle for TheOnion, so I was just about to post a thread about it in the media forum. I've decided to run with it though, considering a google search unearths dozens of copies of this article all dated no more than 2 days ago.

Anyway, I wouldn't exactly call this good news, unless you think 718 people getting killed is good, regardless of what the figure was before.

edit: Ah ha! Exactly what I was looking for: Not-So-Horrible Thing Happens In Iraq. It's interesting when you place the Onion article side by side with the real one, which was released about a month later.


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[edit on 3/12/2007 by watch_the_rocks]



posted on Dec, 3 2007 @ 01:56 AM
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I agree numbers are dropping,but not for the 'positive reasons' the pentagon and US officials say.

On one hand you have alsadr calling a 5 month cease fire, on the other..

perhaps there's lower death rates because



I look at the above, more so that Iran has taken baghdad, instead of Shiite Iraqi's have taken baghdad.

theyve dividied and conquered for the last 4 years, and there's less houses/land to take.

The shiites have definately taken control... through muder and mayhem.
So there's not as much need for death and destruction?

Plus,

Americans could be taking less patrols ( we've all heard the story about the fake patrols )

OR maybe there taking smaller, less open patrols?






[edit on 3-12-2007 by Agit8dChop]



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