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Violence in Iraq goes up
despite US pull out, as freed
prisoners rejoin militias

Telegraph [UK], by Colin Freeman

Original Article

Posted By:Attercliffe, 3/16/2013 6:48:18 PM

In a blow to hopes that the pull-out would remove the key catalyst for bloodshed, figures show that death rates have actually gone up since the last American soldier left Iraqi soil in December 2011. Last year, some 4,570 civilians were killed, compared to 4,147 in 2011, according to the Iraq Body Count, the independent organisation that has analysed death rates in Iraq since the US invasion in 2003.[Snip] The upsurge in violence has been attributed mainly to al-Qaeda in Iraq, which has made a comeback in the past year after being put on the back foot during the US-led

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A blow to whose hopes? Not those of Ldotters! Entirely predictable and was on these very pages.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: JonR, 3/16/2013 6:51:53 PM     (No. 9228621)

Who can possibly be surprised at this? What a waste of blood and treasure on these barbarians!!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Scottyboy, 3/16/2013 7:05:28 PM     (No. 9228639)

We stayed in Japan & Germany for decades to preserve what we achieved. The liberation of the
Iraqi people is being reversed by 0bama´s precipitous and I´ll advised withdrawals..
Blood in his hands.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Axeman, 3/16/2013 7:06:54 PM     (No. 9228640)

Yeah, "despite", yep.
Unexpectedly.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: heartsurgeon, 3/16/2013 7:08:09 PM     (No. 9228641)

somehow, somewhere, a pundit is preparing a screed blaming George Bush for this....

why would anyone be surprised about this. Headline should have read "Iraq descends into chaos as US pulls out"

who thought the US was "the key catalyst for bloodshed"?
That´s simply deranged...

the article at least, accidentally, admits al=qaeda has made a comeback (admitting it was there to begin with eh?).

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Reply 5 - Posted by: HoraceR, 3/16/2013 7:12:01 PM     (No. 9228645)

There were about 15,000 murders in the US. Perhaps Obama should re-invade Chicago.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: ColoWapiti, 3/16/2013 7:19:12 PM     (No. 9228650)

But...we took all their guns away and made Iraq a gun free zone. How can this be?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: god of irony, 3/16/2013 7:27:40 PM     (No. 9228655)

This is Obama´s legacy since he wanted to take credit for Iraq.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: neanderthal, 3/16/2013 7:58:06 PM     (No. 9228688)

If Bush I and Bush II had have studied a little anthropology and geography, they´d have had enough sense to stay out of the middle of a 1400 year old religious war. Ditto, Clinton in the middle of the 2000 year old religious war in the Balkans. It´s really hard for us to understand, but people fighting centuries-long religious wars really like killing each other a lot and, if we were smart, we´d let them continue for as many centuries as they´d like.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Heraclitus, 3/16/2013 7:59:47 PM     (No. 9228689)

The Left, the Dem/Lefties, did everything in their power to weaken our military efforts almost as soon as the initial invasion.

The likes of Kerry, Hagel, Obama, H. Clinton, Kennedy, Pelosi, Reid, etc etc let no opportunity pass to criticize and condemn President Bush and our military, often echoing or being echoed by al Qaeda and assorted terrorist enemies.

They aided and abbetted our enemies.

BO, contrary to what he said he´d do, did nothing to work with the Iraqi "government" on a Status of Forces Agreement.

Ultimately, however, that society is one which has been marked by extreme violence and cruelty for a long, long time.

On the other hand, most likely most Iraqi parents really would prefer a better life for their children.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: PI65, 3/16/2013 8:07:12 PM     (No. 9228703)

Mistake from the beginning. Semper Fi

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Reply 11 - Posted by: GringoinQuito, 3/16/2013 8:56:22 PM     (No. 9228754)

So what. I have no sympathy for those ungrateful sneaky btards. Just wait until we´re out of Afghanistan, you ain´t seen nothing yet.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: killerbee, 3/16/2013 10:43:08 PM     (No. 9228836)

If we´d allowed ourselves to be energy independent, none of this would have happened.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Texan1stCavDad, 3/16/2013 10:59:03 PM     (No. 9228844)

Thank You #8 and 10. On target.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: rlcnutter, 3/16/2013 11:36:49 PM     (No. 9228884)

Violence up despite U.S. pullout? "Despite" the pullout? The stupidity of these journalists is beyond parody.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: strike3, 3/17/2013 3:57:42 AM     (No. 9228971)

Every time obama keeps a campaign promise, the results are either death or destruction.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: toddh, 3/17/2013 12:49:06 PM     (No. 9229491)

The American Decade in Iraq will be the least deadly since ... good golly, where do I find numbers for Iraqi dead during the Ottoman Empire? The American intervention has saved hundreds of thousands of Iraqi lives.

But I am beginning to be of the mind that it is immoral to commit American troops as long as there are Democrats to stab them in the back.

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