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Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Fucking New York Times

Fucking New York Times! It's bad enough that the "paper of record" for the United States is not down with the program on the War. Do they have to deliberately make it look as bad as possible?

BAGHDAD, April 8 — Nearly two months into the new security push in Baghdad, there has been some success in reducing the number of death squad victims found crumpled in the streets each day.

And while the overall death rates for all of Iraq have not dropped significantly, largely because of devastating suicide bombings, a few parts of the capital have become calmer as some death squads have decided to lie low.

Read: Our fate is tied to the benevolence of the militias who will inevitably come back to wreak violence in an ungovernable country.

...But there is little sign that the Baghdad push is accomplishing its main purpose: to create an island of stability in which Sunni Arabs, Shiite Arabs and Kurds can try to figure out how to run the country together. There has been no visible move toward compromise on the main dividing issues, like regional autonomy and more power sharing between Shiites and Sunnis.
Wow. 7 weeks and the parties haven't agreed to the vaunted "political solution" that will solve all the country's probems! Well ain't that a kick in the ass!

Hey! Morons! Get this...

We have so let the situation deteriorate, that it will take a year or more until the parties involved can even begin to work together in some feeling of security and safety. Only when the "military solution" succeeds in establishing some zone of security with a reasonable prospect of holding into the future will the parties be able to hammer out the "political solution" that will solve all the country's problems!

...For American troops, Baghdad has become a deadlier battleground as they have poured into the capital to confront Sunni and Shiite militias on their home streets. The rate of American deaths in the city over the first seven weeks of the security plan has nearly doubled from the previous period, though it has stayed roughly the same over all, decreasing in other parts of the country as troops have focused on the capital.
Wow. So American troops are dying in greater number where they are fighting? Since the overall death rates are level, that means before it was more out in the provinces and now it's in the capital. Whoda thunk it?

...Even as officials have sought to dampen the insurgency by trying to deal with Sunni Arab factions, those groups have become increasingly fractured. There are now at least a dozen major Sunni insurgent groups — many fighting other Sunnis as well as the Americans and the Shiite-led government. A deal made with any one or two would be unlikely to be acceptable to the others.
Incredible! So times have changed from way back when, when the Enemy was uniting in its struggle against us. Man those were the days! Now the tragic situation is upon us where the Enemy is fragmenting and we are able to co-opt some of them and turn hem against the others. Thank you NY Times! Kid Various had no idea that that was a bad situation until you told him!

...Over the past seven weeks, American commanders say that the security push has had some success so far in cutting down the number of sectarian execution-style killings — tracked by counting the number of bodies found with gunshot or knife wounds. Military officials say that such killings have dropped 26 percent nationwide and even more in Baghdad.

Yes! Over 50% in Baghdad - where the actual security crackdown is happening! Gee, New York Times, we guess that 50% figure wasn't depressing enough!

...But other kinds of attacks, like car bombings, have kept the overall civilian death rate high, and in recent days there are anecdotal reports that sectarian executions may be on the rise again.

The New York Times. All the anecdotes that are fit to print...

...January and February were particularly bad months for car bombing deaths; nearly 1,100 were killed in February alone. That number dropped to 783 in March, still high compared with months earlier in the war, according to an American military official.

So, deaths from car bombs, the most difficult to defend against or prevent, were down by approximately 25% last month. Is that what you were trying to say New York Times?

...But the overall number of bombings actually increased: there were 108 car bombs that either detonated or were disarmed in March, a record for the war.

So, what you're saying is that, as deaths from car bombs actually decreased by 25%, the Enemy is surging his capacity, making many more attempts, yet, as deaths have decreased significantly, that we are getting better at neutralizing and/or defeating his primary method of attack? Do we have that right?

...In Anbar, at least six bombings involved a terrifying new weapon: truck bombs that spread chlorine gas, burning victims’ lungs and skin. The deadliest of those attacks, in Ramadi on Friday, killed at least 30 people.

But wait, how many people have actually been killed form the effects of the chlorine gas? Oh yeah... zero! These car bombs have been "only" as deadly as normal car bombs have been, as all the victims were killed by the blast. But thank you New York Times for highlighting the tactically ineffective chlorine element, so as to better play into the Enemy's strategic goal of sowing fear and terror among the populace.

Any good news out there New York Times? Like that it has been 11 days since there has been a mass casualty attack in Baghdad?

We didn't think so. Because that information doesn't provide proper "context" for the struggle.

And that context is: The War is lost. Thank you and Good Day.

1 Comments:

At Wednesday, April 11, 2007 at 3:10:00 AM EDT, Blogger Spartacus said...

The unfortunate reality is that the MSM is in the hip pocket of the Left. The Left wants (more than anything) for us to concede failure in Iraq and then, to top it all off, apologize for trying to "occupy" another country. That's their calling card, after all: Blame America.

 

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