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Iraq records highest monthly death toll in years

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posted on Jun, 1 2013 @ 09:51 AM
I wasn't really sure where to stick this, since it's not really our war anymore. It's more a regional nightmare.

United Nations mission says more than 1,000 people killed in violence in May, as fears grow over spread of sectarian conflict

Violence has increased sharply in Iraq over the past two months, with bombings in civilian areas growing more frequent as fears grow that widespread sectarian conflict may break out once again. The bloodshed has accelerated since a deadly crackdown on 23 April by security forces on a Sunni protest in the northern town of Hawija.

The UN figures showed that 1,045 civilians and security personnel were killed in May. That surpassed the 712 killed in April, the deadliest month recorded since June 2008.

I'm thinking the road behind us and these dubious records in the places we've "helped" really ought to be thought about before helping to further destabilize other nations. It's never been winning the initial fight the US has utterly failed at. War is a national business, for better or worse. Few in the world do it better. It's that ....peace stuff. Politics and aftermath...we just can't ever seem to get right.

The US is as good at Nation Building as Saddam was at War Strategy. The two should probably have never crossed. For everyone's sake.

I'm thinking this, as a record not seen since 2008, ought to scream the point. It's time to leave the Middle East and let the locals, across the entire region, get their own issues sorted out. Let them see our merchant and tanker ships...not our warships. It just doesn't end well...and no one is starting any wars with us, the last I checked. Not at this point, they sure aren't.

posted on Jun, 1 2013 @ 10:40 AM
reply to post by Wrabbit2000

If only the West would leave the Middle East. But they wont, theyre too obsessed with natural resources.

And while the West attacks, invades and occupies these nations; their populations immigrate to the West...

Call it karma.

edit on 1-6-2013 by gladtobehere because: (no reason given)

posted on Jun, 1 2013 @ 11:19 AM
Dont you think that both AlQueda and the Shia /Sunni divide are the prime center of this storm?
It seems to me, that the war between the two sects that has sputtered with horrible acts of violence for centuries, is the new and deeply rooted cause of much of the deaths.
It did not help that General Betrayus bribed the Shia to help irradicate their Sunni brethren who were fighting the Americans.
Now whole new chapters of the history of Iraq will be written in the blood of the innocent.
The women the old, the children.
All the helpless who end up being easy targets.
It seems that the US and Alqueda, have the same destabilise the entire region, and come up with a
different middle east in the end.
To this goal both sides are prodding the players in the greater middle east, as well as Iraq.
This Shia/Sunni divide is the seam into which the covert operators have driven a huge wedge.
Arming both sides in the hope for a mutual destruction scenario......
This is the end to which the people are being herded.
With the addition of an influx of lethal weaponry the two sides are being bolstered to fight to the death.
Just MHO

posted on Jun, 1 2013 @ 11:30 AM
One of the reasons of recent increasing of violence is that Iraqi govt is asked to let rebels get into Syria , but it is refusing to let this people use Iraq because Iraq is unstable itself and it is not completely a western installed govt.

But I can never bring evidence because evidence like this one never gets printed , it gets into bombs.
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posted on Jun, 1 2013 @ 11:37 AM
Since we spent all that money liberating them we should have made them the 51st state. I guarantee that the death tolls would be far lower, the people would be fairly represented, and we would have secured our access to some major oil fields.

Stupid Bush

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