Skip to comments.U.S. fatalities in war equal those from Sept. 11
Posted on 09/22/2006 5:11:42 PM PDT by Polybius
U.S. fatalities in war equal those from Sept. 11 - Military deaths in Iraq, Afghanistan reach 2,973
WASHINGTON - Now the death toll is 9/11 times two.
U.S. military deaths from Iraq and Afghanistan now match those of the most devastating terrorist attack in Americas history, the trigger for what came next. Add casualties from chasing terrorists elsewhere in the world, and the total has passed the Sept. 11 figure.
The latest milestone for a country at war comes without commemoration. It also may well come without the precision of knowing who is the 2,973rd man or woman of arms to die in conflict in Iraq and Afghanistan, or just when it happens. The terrorist attacks killed 2,973 victims in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania.
Not for the first time, war that was started to answer death has resulted in at least as much death for the country that was first attacked, quite apart from the higher numbers of enemy and civilians killed, too.
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In a tone designed to demoralize the American Home Front, the article starts out, "Now the death toll is 9/11 times two."
To put things in historical perspective, at the end of World War Two, the death toll was Pearl Harbor times one hundred and seventy four.
Translation: If we had all acted like good Dhimmies after 9-11, there would have been no more loss of life.</barf>
Or put another way: it took 5 years and 11 days for the number of casualties in the War in Iraq to equal the number of casualties in 90 minutes on 9-11-01.
Some radio talkshow host predicted this,I forget his name;)
And this time, were GIVING, not getting.
The countdown to 3,000 begins.
The MSM loves to make a big deal out of every milestone in death toll.
I knew they would celebrate it.
To the liberal MSM: the difference is you and I are still living in a democracy and not in a Islamic(-fascistic) world...
Since then, well over 50,000 vermin have died, against those 3,000 American deaths. And the latter died in bunkers, trenches, Humvees, tanks, and barracks, patrolling a hostile land in the line of duty. And all so ANOTHER 3,000 Americans WON'T have to die in offices and hallways and stairwells.
We have succeeded in removing the asymmetry of this engagement.
Wars cost lives. Surrender costs more.
It is utterly meaningless to compare the number of Americans murdered on 9/11 with the number of soldiers that have died since in the War on Terror.
The juxtaposition is simply devoid of any logic or rational point of common comparison.
What WOULD BE meaningful would be to consider the number of Americans who very well might have been killed here at home, had President Bush not launched his relentless offensive.
What makes utter sense to anyone with a grasp of reality and human nature, is to continue to keep the muzzle of our guns in the faces of these scum in their OWN fetid sewer.
For more historical perspective, on 1 July 1916, the opening day of the Battle of Somme, the British army suffered 57,470 casualties which included 19,240 killed.
A little historical perspective:
D day Allied killed 2500
Antietam total killed 3650
Gettysburg " " 5600
Somme first day British " " 19200
Every US death in Iraq is a tragedy to his friends family and comrades. But from a historical perspective our loses in Iraq have been amazingly light. If we can't handle this a nation, we are really a paper tiger.
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