Good News: 60k Dead in Syria

The various branches of the Religion of Peace are killing each other at a blistering pace 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: Howie at 01:03 PM


1 The Arab world is primed to kill over a difference of opinion. Don't look for that to change until the entire society is reformed. Yes, Howie, the Civil War was horrible. I am horrified by how many knuckleheads think they want to repeat it.

Posted by: Mark at January 02, 2013 01:56 PM

2 The un and US and whoever else is supporting different factions in Syria need to stop - esp the US. Not one single faction is worth it. Let them have their civil war, it was predicted, they do it/have done it as a way of life. Butt out.

Posted by: Bubbe at January 02, 2013 02:12 PM

3 As some muslims have been fond of noting, they "love death more than life."

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

4 True but it seems to me that everyone is shocked, say other than the dedicated Jihadis.

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

5 Didn't Obama justify American involvement in Libya to avoid a "humanitarian catastrophe" after 800 people had died during he initial conflict?

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

6 And you thought Iraq 2006 was bloody.

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

7 It may take an "unimaginable cost" to make those muslims decide their culture stinks and find another way to live.

Meanwhile, what's the problem?

Posted by: ploome at January 02, 2013 05:25 PM

8 by the way,

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

9 Well, hell. I'm not satisfied with the way the War Between The States turned out. Of course, I'm one of those whose family lost everything, including members who died in yankee prison camps.

Posted by: EROWMER at January 02, 2013 06:31 PM

10 Just pray Dear Leader keeps US out of it!
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

11 Greetings:

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

12 Will the "New Syria" be worth the cost of the jihad? Well the old one wasn't worth shit anyway. Maybe if some talliwhackers and al queerda go there and get killed it might be worth something. KILL ALL HIRABI'S!!!

Posted by: JusCruzn at January 03, 2013 10:35 AM

13 60K is too cheap I say we let them raise the ceiling on dead muslims.

Posted by: obsidian at January 03, 2013 12:30 PM

14 Obama is chasing the bright red wagon of the Revolution. He could not do this when he was younger because all his time was spent stoned, sucking communist cock, or community organizing. Since his deification and because of the cryptonite properties of melanin he is now a vanguard of the revolution. Now that Obama has bodyguards he is even more delusional.

Posted by: Mark at January 03, 2013 12:58 PM

15 WAR! WAR! We wish for war. War is most honorable and profitable. More war.

Posted by: Ali Ali Ackbar at January 04, 2013 08:47 PM

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