[ExI] future of warfare again, was: RE: Forking

Alejandro Dubrovsky alito at organicrobot.com
Sun Jan 8 12:19:57 UTC 2012

On 01/08/12 22:31, Kelly Anderson wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 30, 2011 at 4:59 PM, Keith Henson <hkeithhenson at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Fri, Dec 30, 2011 at 2:57 PM,  "spike" <spike66 at att.net> wrote:
>> While the US lost relatively small numbers of people in the jihad war
>> to date, there were an awful lot of people killed.
> Not when compared to previous conflicts, and I think that is the
> point. Even with 100,000 Iraqi's dead in ten years, that's less than
> the 200,000 who disappeared into Abu Garab when Saddam ran the
> place... not to mention the 500,000 killed in the war with Iran that
> he started. So while 100,000 dead is bad, it is a decrease in rate
> from Saddam's time. So, while things are surely bad, they are getting
> better. Now with our retreat, we will see whether things will get
> better or worse. I'm betting on worse. If less than 100,000 people are
> killed over the next ten years in Iraq in sectarian violence,
> terrorism and by the new government, I will be surprised.

You haven't seen the estimates published in the Lancet
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lancet_surveys_of_Iraq_War_casualties) or
you chose to discard them as propaganda instead?

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