Good News: 60k Dead in Syria
The United Nations estimated Wednesday that more than 60,000 people have been killed in Syria's 21-month-old uprising against authoritarian rule, a toll one-third higher than what anti-regime activists had counted. The U.N. human rights chief called the toll "truly shocking."The only question is will this civil war be costly enough that people in the Middle East will decide that settling their differences with blood is not worth it. After I don't really know anyone here that thinks cost in blood of the American Civil is anything less than a tragedy. Sure issues were settled o the battlefield, but at an almost unimaginable cost. So will the New Syria be worth the cost of the Jihad? I doubt it very much.
Posted by: Mark at January 02, 2013 01:56 PM
Posted by: Bubbe at January 02, 2013 02:12 PM
That's the whole problem of warring with religious fanatics. There is no deterrent. If they kill you, they win. If you kill them, they win.
It is impossible to win a war against religious terrorism without killing all religious terrorists.The catch is, if you don't win, you lose by default.
Posted by: DMartyr at January 02, 2013 02:28 PM
So its going to be interesting to see how it plays out. If they become choked on their own bloodlust.
The big shame about our civil war is there was no better way, well there was a better way but we didn't choose it.I think its made Americans very leery of war, as opposed to our stereotype.
I wonder if they'll look up one day and know just look at the cost and think WTF?
Posted by: Darth Odie at January 02, 2013 02:32 PM
But 60,000 in Syria is basically ignored. Not that I would want Obama to involve America, but there seems to be some arbitrary standard as to which 'arab spring' we should aid, and which we should ignore.
And the Obama administration seems to frequently guess wrong.
Posted by: DMartyr at January 02, 2013 02:47 PM
Frankly all we can hope for right now is that Assad kills as many JAN terrorists as he can before his regime collapses, and then hopefully the different groups will all start mutually tearing into each other.
Posted by: KaneKaizer at January 02, 2013 03:12 PM
Meanwhile, what's the problem?
Posted by: ploome at January 02, 2013 05:25 PM
They don;t mind dying while jihading-they get whories, 72 virgins who they can bonk, they get to drink liquor, they don't have bowel movements, they don't sweat, they always smell nice............and
70 or so of their family also go to their heaven.
what could be bad?
Posted by: ploome at January 02, 2013 05:28 PM
Posted by: EROWMER at January 02, 2013 06:31 PM
As long as he cannot make a decision, we are relatively safe. Thank God he has trouble making decisions most the time. Vote "Present!"
Posted by: Kafiroon at January 02, 2013 09:54 PM
Wasn't it Fouad Ajami who called those the lands of "I against my brother; my brother and I against our cousin; and, my cousin, my brother, and I against the stranger" ???
Posted by: 11B40 at January 02, 2013 11:32 PM
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