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Attacks in Iraq at record high: Pentagon
Reuters via Yahoo!News.com ^ | 12/19/06 | Reuters via Yahoo!News.com

Posted on 12/19/2006 5:48:14 PM PST by melt

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Attacks in Iraq on U.S.-led forces, local security personnel and civilians have surged 22 percent to record levels, the Pentagon said in its latest quarterly report on Iraq published on Monday.

The report also noted a rise in civilian casualties and said this was directly linked to the rise of sectarian death squads, which were helped by elements of Iraqi forces.

The report was released on the day Robert Gates was sworn in as U.S. defense secretary and as President George W. Bush considers changes to his Iraq policy. Gates replaces Donald Rumsfeld, heavily criticized for his handling of the war.

"Attack levels -- both overall and in all specific measurable categories -- were the highest on record during this reporting period," said the report, "Measuring Stability and Security in Iraq," produced for the U.S. Congress.

The average number of attacks per week rose to 959 in the three months from August 12 to November 10, from 784 in the previous three months, according to figures provided by the Pentagon to accompany the report

(Excerpt) Read more at english.aljazeera.net ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 4thestate; 5thcolumn; democrats; tokyorose
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Is it just me, or has the level of terrorism greatly increased since the Democrats were elected? Islamofascists are emboldened now. They sense weakness.

Goes to show--- the less you fight terrorism... the more terrorism you create.

1 posted on 12/19/2006 5:48:17 PM PST by melt
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To: melt

Your blaming Kerry (the idiot savant) and the demoncrats for the mess in Iraq?????????????????????????


2 posted on 12/19/2006 5:49:53 PM PST by mosquewatch.com (No Islam, Know peace.)
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To: melt

This Logic is Fellacious. They (Islam-O-Faces) don't Care for America - Don't stop there Terror according to Who is Elected.


3 posted on 12/19/2006 5:50:20 PM PST by Weep-o-crat Hunter
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To: melt
aljazeera.net ??????????
5 posted on 12/19/2006 5:53:15 PM PST by mosquewatch.com (No Islam, Know peace.)
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To: melt
Is it just me

YES

6 posted on 12/19/2006 5:54:19 PM PST by mosquewatch.com (No Islam, Know peace.)
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To: mosquewatch.com

I can't tell the difference between Reuters and al-Jazeera, can you?


7 posted on 12/19/2006 5:54:27 PM PST by melt (Someday, they'll wish their Jihad... Jihadn't.)
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To: mosquewatch.com

nope- blaming all the 'fight with kid gloves' creeps who maligned our troops and bound their hands- which WOULD I guess include Kerry! http://sacredscoop.com


8 posted on 12/19/2006 5:55:35 PM PST by CottShop
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To: melt

I apologize, I thought you were posting from alhitler.net and believing it lol.


9 posted on 12/19/2006 5:55:42 PM PST by mosquewatch.com (No Islam, Know peace.)
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To: melt

I think it's a pack of lies, given the news outlet who brung it. I wonder what the Pentagon really said?


10 posted on 12/19/2006 5:56:54 PM PST by GOP_1900AD (Stomping on "PC," destroying the Left, and smoking out faux "conservatives" - Take Back The GOP!)
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To: melt

Classic pincers movement -- ISG and traitors attacking at this end inconcert with the terror cells attacking in Iraq.


11 posted on 12/19/2006 5:57:40 PM PST by BenLurkin ("The entire remedy is with the people." - W. H. Harrison)
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To: melt
Is it just me, or has the level of terrorism greatly increased since the Democrats were elected? Islamofascists are emboldened now. They sense weakness.

Of course you're right.

They see that more violence they cause the more spineless the American left becomes. And the more support for the war drops.

The terrorists are thrilled that the Dems won election, and clearly sense weakness.

The same weakness that gave us 9/11.

12 posted on 12/19/2006 5:57:40 PM PST by Jorge
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To: melt

WHAT IS THIS??
THE Major A Troll thread or what?
Buzz off.. all of you!


13 posted on 12/19/2006 5:57:52 PM PST by acapesket (never had a vote count in all my years here)
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To: CottShop
Look I agree, we WON THIS WAR. It's the bs way of fighting AFTER THE WAR WAS WON THAT IS PI$$ING ME OFF. Arabs understand power. If Muslims shoot from a mosque, level it. If Muslim shoot from a window of a home, level everything attached too that window. I'm telling you, if we had a heavy hand instead of this freakin' "save the sand flea" action we are having, the Arabs would understand.

But we still want too appease the same people that want us dead.

Unfreaking believable.

14 posted on 12/19/2006 5:59:22 PM PST by mosquewatch.com (No Islam, Know peace.)
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To: Jorge

Let me half way agree with you on this. The Mujahadin are thrilled the Libs won, but the Republicans refuse to "let" Israel destroy their enemies. The mujahadin realize that America is divided, even between our Repbulican party, much less the Dems and Republicans.


15 posted on 12/19/2006 6:01:58 PM PST by mosquewatch.com (No Islam, Know peace.)
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To: mosquewatch.com
It's just a statement. There is no difference between our domestic mainstream media and the enemy's media.

The Reuters via Yahoo!News.com link is here: http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20061218/ts_nm/usa_iraq_report_dc

16 posted on 12/19/2006 6:02:29 PM PST by melt (Someday, they'll wish their Jihad... Jihadn't.)
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To: mosquewatch.com

You know what gets me? When we went after the terrorists in mosques, the world went copmpletely berzerk whining about how we desecrated a holy instution, but when two warring sects level mosques on each other- why that's just fine and dandy-


17 posted on 12/19/2006 6:02:34 PM PST by CottShop
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To: melt
A little 'selective reporting' by Al Jeezera!

Pentagon Quarterly Report.

http://www.defenselink.mil/pubs/pdfs/9010Quarterly-Report-20061216.pdf

From the link: "The Security Environment

In the past three months, the total number of attacks2 increased 22%. Some of this increase is attributable to a seasonal spike in violence during Ramadan. Coalition forces remained the target of the majority of attacks (68%), but the overwhelming majority of casualties were suffered by Iraqis. Total civilian casualties increased by 2% over the previous reporting period. Fiftyfour percent of all attacks occurred in only 2 of Iraq’s 18 provinces (Baghdad and Anbar). Violence in Iraq was divided along ethnic, religious, and tribal lines, and political factions within these groups, and was often localized to specific communities. Outside of the Sunni Triangle, more than 90% of Iraqis reported feeling very safe in their neighborhoods. Still, concern regarding civil war ran high among the Iraqi populace.

Seems they left out the overall 'improvements'.
18 posted on 12/19/2006 6:03:43 PM PST by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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To: melt
"The average number of attacks per week rose to 959 in the three months from August 12 to November 10, from 784 in the previous three months, "

That spike was a result of the run up to the U.S. mid-term elections. That was the insurgency's "Get Out to Vote" effort aimed at American liberals.

That was an expected spike. D'oh!

GIVE ME SOME NEWS I CAN USE! ;-)

19 posted on 12/19/2006 6:05:38 PM PST by avacado
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To: melt
Is it just me, or has the level of terrorism greatly increased since the Democrats were elected? Islamofascists are emboldened now. They sense weakness.

That's exactly true. We noticed the increased attacks on the Green Zone right after the election when the surrender monkeys started crowing. We're getting incoming mortars and rockets several times a day now.

The terrorists are definitely emboldened by the support they get from our Dems and our media.

20 posted on 12/19/2006 6:06:47 PM PST by Allegra (Vote Dulcie / Finbar 2008)
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To: Jorge
The same weakness that gave us 9/11.


21 posted on 12/19/2006 6:07:39 PM PST by melt (Someday, they'll wish their Jihad... Jihadn't.)
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To: CottShop
Exactly, and before I get too "Michael Savage" in this forum, it's because America and the world has been de-balled. We've had our guts ripped out of us. I swear in WW2 our troops BURNED THE JAPANESE OUT OF FOXHOLES WITH FLAME THROWERS. The UK firebombed Germany into a mess of flames, but hell no, we can't do that now. The leftist nazi bastards complain if we injure a camel spider. I'm sick of this mess, sick of it. We can win the occuupation in Iraq, if we simply go after Iran, and Syria and SAUDI, if you keep it up, hiroshima on you. MY country the USA has become a big female reproductive organ.

NOW, Mr. and Mrs. moderaters please let this comment stay for at least 5 minutes, then delete it and ban me for what ever period of time you feel is correct.

What the hell does all our power have , if we are too damn scared too use it ?

22 posted on 12/19/2006 6:09:01 PM PST by mosquewatch.com (No Islam, Know peace.)
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To: melt

Good grief. Now Reuters and Yahoo have become publishing arms of al Jazeera!


23 posted on 12/19/2006 6:18:37 PM PST by pinz-n-needlez (Jack Bauer wears Tony Snow pajamas)
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To: Admin Moderator

Thanks for letting that stay.


24 posted on 12/19/2006 6:21:27 PM PST by mosquewatch.com (No Islam, Know peace.)
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To: SandRat

Comments?


25 posted on 12/19/2006 6:21:40 PM PST by GOP_1900AD (Stomping on "PC," destroying the Left, and smoking out faux "conservatives" - Take Back The GOP!)
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To: pinz-n-needlez

Al Reuters has been for a long time now. Yahoo's more the distribution network, the camel that Reuter's is riding...


26 posted on 12/19/2006 6:21:57 PM PST by Knitting A Conundrum (Act Justly, Love Mercy, and Walk Humbly With God Micah 6:8)
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To: pinz-n-needlez
Good grief. Now Reuters and Yahoo have become publishing arms of al Jazeera!

I couldn't have put it better! : )

27 posted on 12/19/2006 6:28:39 PM PST by melt (Someday, they'll wish their Jihad... Jihadn't.)
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To: melt
"During the night from 2 to 3 August the partisans began to put into effect a program of large-scale destruction. Numerous demolitions were carried out which caused a serious curtailment of all railroad traffic and a considerable loss of railroad materiel. Within two nights the six to seven thousand miles of track in the area were cut in 8,422 places, while another 2,478 mines were detected and removed prior to exploding."

A record in Iraq? No, one night in 1943, in one sector behind the German lines. Russian partisans.

There is real war and there is this slow motion civil strife stuff that has the left in such a tizzy. It is all press.

28 posted on 12/19/2006 6:29:37 PM PST by JasonC
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To: JasonC

In WW2, they also had "Lord Haw Haw", Tokyo Rose and Life Magazine.

29 posted on 12/19/2006 6:34:43 PM PST by melt (Someday, they'll wish their Jihad... Jihadn't.)
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To: Knitting A Conundrum

I suppose we should celebrate their coming out party. We know what CNN was willing to trade to get their exclusives from Saddam...

And what do all of these journalists think their lives would be like if the caliphate comes to be and they are living under Sharia Law, I wonder.


30 posted on 12/19/2006 6:36:15 PM PST by pinz-n-needlez (Jack Bauer wears Tony Snow pajamas)
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To: mosquewatch.com

mosque- I doubt that will get deleted- a LOT of people feel that way- why? Because it's the truth- plain and simple- Groups like CAIR- the ACLU- the EU- the U.N have made sure that they've sissified those who would fight terrorism while enabling the terrorists to do whatever they want to us.- Now, I'm not suggesting the Troops are sissies by any means- it's just that we've been held to sissified standards that have ensured our innability to win wars decisively! http://sacredscoop.com


31 posted on 12/19/2006 6:37:50 PM PST by CottShop
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To: Knitting A Conundrum; pinz-n-needlez; Allegra; Txsleuth

If More Folks Read MELDT and meldt.com they wouldn't
be in the dark...!


32 posted on 12/19/2006 6:37:57 PM PST by 1COUNTER-MORTER-68 (THROWING ANOTHER BULLET-RIDDLED TV IN THE PILE OUT BACK~~~~~)
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To: pinz-n-needlez
Guess who else is reporting this: http://www.michaelmoore.com/words/latestnews/index.php?id=8694
33 posted on 12/19/2006 6:41:08 PM PST by melt (Someday, they'll wish their Jihad... Jihadn't.)
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To: pinz-n-needlez

Or all the feminists who want to celebrate ethnic diversity but sort of look over what's happening to women in a lot of the places where salafi sharia and traditional tribal rules are dominant? Or the Swedish government which seems to be trying to pretend away the root cause of the huge increase in violent crime in their cities because it interferes with the dominant ideology?


34 posted on 12/19/2006 6:41:47 PM PST by Knitting A Conundrum (Act Justly, Love Mercy, and Walk Humbly With God Micah 6:8)
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To: melt

Just in case anyone was wondering how reliable or objective this article was, need wonder no more!

Michael Moore is a negative imprimatur, if there is such a thing...


35 posted on 12/19/2006 6:48:15 PM PST by pinz-n-needlez (Jack Bauer wears Tony Snow pajamas)
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To: pinz-n-needlez

Hey,Lady !!! NO CUSSIN' !!!








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36 posted on 12/19/2006 6:50:09 PM PST by 1COUNTER-MORTER-68 (THROWING ANOTHER BULLET-RIDDLED TV IN THE PILE OUT BACK~~~~~)
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To: Knitting A Conundrum

I can usually see an opposite point of view if I put some effort into the effort...

I cannot for the life of me understand the thinking of the feminists or the old hippies who cut their teeth on the Free Speech movement as true believers when it comes to the annihilation of Western Civilization... Sharia Law has no place for the Magna Carta, the Declaration of Independence, nor even a basic, "..love your neighbor."

It's not just knee-jerk Bush hatred, they practiced active blindness all during the 90's as this war was heating up...


37 posted on 12/19/2006 6:52:41 PM PST by pinz-n-needlez (Jack Bauer wears Tony Snow pajamas)
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To: 1COUNTER-MORTER-68

I'm sorry, I should have used the euphemism... Big Fat Ugly Hairy Ba$tard.

Please forgive me. :-(


38 posted on 12/19/2006 6:53:57 PM PST by pinz-n-needlez (Jack Bauer wears Tony Snow pajamas)
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To: pinz-n-needlez

That's a good way of putting it...an active blindness....


39 posted on 12/19/2006 6:55:07 PM PST by Knitting A Conundrum (Act Justly, Love Mercy, and Walk Humbly With God Micah 6:8)
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To: Knitting A Conundrum

Any ideas why?

I can only thin that they saw something else, but what?

Or they 'wanted' to see something else. Something mesmerized them into being distracted... what or who was that?

But then these are people who thought Communism could provide Utopia, even after they knew the history of Stalin, Lenin, etal.


40 posted on 12/19/2006 7:00:56 PM PST by pinz-n-needlez (Jack Bauer wears Tony Snow pajamas)
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To: melt

Sure and you can attribute that ALL to the MSM.

Somehow, Somewhere, I hope they pay - BIG TIME!!!


41 posted on 12/19/2006 7:01:46 PM PST by Archer24
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To: Archer24
I hope they pay - BIG TIME!!!

The NY Times is going broke. Good start.

42 posted on 12/19/2006 7:05:34 PM PST by melt (Someday, they'll wish their Jihad... Jihadn't.)
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To: pinz-n-needlez

I'm sorry, I should have used the euphemism... Big Fat Ugly Hairy Ba$tard.

Please forgive me. :-(
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

That's Much Better, You Are Forgiven *<(;0)~~~~


43 posted on 12/19/2006 7:09:25 PM PST by 1COUNTER-MORTER-68 (THROWING ANOTHER BULLET-RIDDLED TV IN THE PILE OUT BACK~~~~~)
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To: 1COUNTER-MORTER-68

;-P LOL


44 posted on 12/19/2006 7:11:05 PM PST by pinz-n-needlez (Jack Bauer wears Tony Snow pajamas)
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To: pinz-n-needlez

snicker;0)


45 posted on 12/19/2006 7:12:01 PM PST by 1COUNTER-MORTER-68 (THROWING ANOTHER BULLET-RIDDLED TV IN THE PILE OUT BACK~~~~~)
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To: pinz-n-needlez
"Just in case anyone was wondering how reliable or objective this article was, need wonder no more!

Michael Moore is a negative imprimatur, if there is such a thing..."

I originally pondered putting a Barf Alert! on this article. Now I know why.

Unfortunately, I didn't go with my instincts.

46 posted on 12/19/2006 7:32:31 PM PST by melt (Someday, they'll wish their Jihad... Jihadn't.)
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To: 1COUNTER-MORTER-68

Plugging away, I see...


47 posted on 12/19/2006 7:39:19 PM PST by Knitting A Conundrum (Act Justly, Love Mercy, and Walk Humbly With God Micah 6:8)
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To: Knitting A Conundrum

Always...;0)


48 posted on 12/19/2006 7:57:26 PM PST by 1COUNTER-MORTER-68 (THROWING ANOTHER BULLET-RIDDLED TV IN THE PILE OUT BACK~~~~~)
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To: 1COUNTER-MORTER-68

You are very right....and great advertising too, CM!


49 posted on 12/19/2006 7:59:55 PM PST by Txsleuth (Bolton/Cheney (that would be Lynne) 08)
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To: Txsleuth; 1COUNTER-MORTER-68; 4butnomorethan30characters
"and great advertising too, CM!"

Shhhh!

(4but gives him a buck everytime he references MELDT on another thread.)

50 posted on 12/19/2006 8:04:49 PM PST by 2111USMC
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