21 thoughts on “FYI, In Case You Lost Count…

  1. That may be so; but the demographics hit in the Tower, are less likely to be casualties in Iraq. The question is: how many people LIKE ME died in 9/11 vs. Iraq. My answer, and the answer from bumblefuck, WV, are a bit different from each other….
    Just saying….
    BTW, hey Bumblefuckians, I’m really sorry about that whole ‘nothing was better’ than joining the army and dying for a lie. No, really, it’s a shande. Hope you all your dead loves ones in Iraq get a chance to be ‘born again’ real soon.

  2. So, nu? Now what? Now the US should stop because something ridiculous the US is now doing to Iraq is worse than something terrorists from a number of different countries (but who all represent one big blob of Muslim, USA-hating Arabs) did on 9/11? What about the # of Iraqis killed by US forces or as a result of our occupation there? What about the number of people who have been killed in Afganistan as part of Bush’s “War on Terror”? What about the Muslim-American and Arab-American lives that have been destroyed due to discrimination in the USA?
    I apologize for my rant – I truly recognize the need to mourn all deaths – Arab, American, Iraqi, Sunni, Shi’ite, Jewish, Christian, Afgani…but until we see the result of this war as mournful for people on both sides, we will still be stuck in a world of hate.
    And this Shamir, well, she hates this news blurb of the day.

  3. This is interesting. If the point of comparing Iraq casualties with 9/11 numbers is to imply that invading Iraq was an overreaction to 9/11, wouldn’t Bush’s case be improved if he allowed more terrorist attacks after 9/11? And yet we’ve had 5 years and 3 months without major attacks. (What odds could you have gotten on 9/12/01??)

  4. Jew Guevara –
    That is simply wrong. If you really were any sort of “Guvearian” you would stand with the so-called “Bumblefuckians.”
    Your comment belittles the lives of those who die both in the un-just conflict in Iraq and the un-just attacks of 9/11.
    As an American, as a liberal, and most of all as a Jew your statments are truly awful. As shamir and y-love bring up in this post, the lives lost are for not; a lie perhaps… Your post is awful and give Jew (Guvearian or Bushian) a bad name.

  5. “That is simply wrong. If you really were any sort of “Guvearian” you would stand with the so-called “Bumblefuckians.””
    What are “Bumblefuckians”? Death squads?

  6. But he is dead…or really old.
    We had something serious going on and you come in and have fun with it…come BZ, you know better than that!
    Just for clarification:

    Jonathan Swift (1667-1745), author and satirist, famous for Gulliver’s Travels (1726) and A Modest Proposal (1729). This proposal, where he suggests that the Irish eat their own children, is one of his most drastic pieces. He devoted much of his writing to the struggle for Ireland against the English hegemony. From BZ’s link (not to get nailed by the DW)

  7. It’s interesting that regardless of the means of communication, we all seem to recognize that part of the tragedy of these numbers is that the president cares a lot more about the lives of Wall Streeters than he does about the lives of the impoverished young people who are brainwashed into enlisting, or do so because they see it as the only way they can escape their communities, or get an education, or be able to eat regularly. The armed forces should especially not be recruiting on a platform of education, given that the returning soldiers get fewer benefits now than they have in the last century.

  8. [1] That Swift piece comes in a close second to the Gulliver chapter in which Gulliver pisses on the castle of the Lillipution monarchy, to put out the fire.
    [2] The Dick’s Halliburton stock increased more than 3000% in 2005 ( http://www.projectcensored.org/censored_2007/index.htm )
    [3] Does anyone still believe that 9/11 was orchestrated by the tall Arab dude who gets his thrice-weekly dialysis in the batcaves of Afghanistan (or, might it have been done by the rogue faction of the military, which REPUBLICAN president Eisenhower called the ‘military industrial complex’ in his cryptic farewell address)?
    [4] The deaths of US military are counted only if they occur on Iraqi soil. If they die in the helicopter enroute to the military hospital in Germany, it doesn’t count.

  9. BZ, for a second there I was worried that irony is indeed dead…..
    Besides, JG is just an internet persona. I’m not even sure what I stand for. Can’t I do this sitting down?

  10. Wouldn’t it make sense somewhere in the equasion of lost lives to caculate the following: How many Irquis are now alive because Soddom has been out of power? How many Americans and other Westerners are now alive because the terrorists are primarily engaged in Iraq and not in America and Europe? How many Muslims in the middle east are living more free lives because their governments, while pretty awful, are not as awful as they would have been had the Taliban taken them over? Just asking.

  11. How many Americans and other Westerners are now alive because the terrorists are primarily engaged in Iraq and not in America and Europe?
    Because “terrorist” is a trait that people get at birth, and there is a fixed number of them, unaffected by any world events.
    How many Muslims in the middle east are living more free lives because their governments, while pretty awful, are not as awful as they would have been had the Taliban taken them over?
    How long until Iraq is a fundamentalist Islamic state allied with Iran?

  12. Jew Guevara and BZ
    Who Knew? Kinda like Israel’s travel propaganda, I thought JG was a real person. I am pissed and liberal and a Jew…hence my online persona…but I dig on the irony. Yet could this be one of those issues in which the unsuspecting new Jewschool reader would be confused or mislead?
    Busting on more of the ridiculousness’ inter-denominational bull or the silliness of rollin’ on shabbos or taking the bus… but the death of thousands?
    Perhaps save the irony for other issues….

  13. incorrect: Surely you are attempting to play ‘devil’s advocate?’ More than half million Iraqis are DEAD because of the Cheneyac;Halliburton privatized neofeudal colonialist invasion of their country.
    This country has virtually no potable water, no electricity, no health care, no jobs, no petro. Teachers, physicians, engineers have been assassinated a la Pol Pot & the French terror. Though a conservative country, women only wore hajib or burka if they so desired.
    Now, can you tell me that Iraq is BETTER now, than it was under Saddam (who had nothing to do with 9/11)?
    Or, for that matter, that the US and/or Israel are?

  14. “Does anyone still believe that 9/11 was orchestrated by the tall Arab dude…”
    I’m with you Miriam. But I believe the attacks were orchestrated by Michael Moore to provide him with fodder for Fahrenheit 9-11. I mean, who REALLY benefited from the attacks?
    Shit, I just dropped my tinfoil hat…it’s here somewhere?

  15. miriam, there’s somebody who will be willing to sell you a copy of the Protocols to answer all your 9/11 questions…

  16. See, it’s not enough that I have to battle the Neocons, and by that I mean Jewish conservatives who dragged the country into a senseless war based on lies to protect and expand the US empire and it’s supposed protege Israel, (take breath here), I also have to deal with the conspiracy theorists who give my whole project an odd odor….
    Miriam: the premise of the 9/11 truth movement is that a single fact may be so explosive as to bring the whole system down. If only that were so…. you need to understand that conspiracies can work so well that uncovering them is irrelevant. “proving” that the official story is wrong will NOT be a mobilizing force for change in this country. It does NOT expose a hidden faction to the light of day. We will NOT have trials of black ops people where they spill thier guts out and reveal all.
    I challenge all the conspiracy nuts to show a single example of how uncovering some big ‘secret’ resulted in regime change in a Democratic country….. To use a modern example, even Nixon’s crimes only resulted in a Ford presidency…. that’s the most we can really expect too.
    Last but not least: I wish Ford had waited till JB was in the ground. He is more important.

  17. “Jewish conservatives who dragged the country into a senseless war” – I guess this means that either Bush/Cheney/Rumsfeld are Jewish (that might come as a surprise to their pastors), or that they are so weak minded and “Jews” are so amazingly persuasive that we were able to hypnotize otherswise bright human beings into pursuing war policies that Bush/Cheney/Rumsfeld didn’t really want to follow. Or maybe we used our well known control/love of $$ to bribe them; or maybe we as members of the vast Jewish conspiracy threatened their families lives unless they went along with us. The protocols of zion live (except that it’s only the neocons who are part of the ruling group, sorry the rest of you Jews, you don’t get to control the world).

  18. “Over 425,000 Allied and German troops were killed, wounded or went missing during the Battle of Normandy. This figure includes over 209,000 Allied casualties, with nearly 37,000 dead amongst the ground forces and a further 16,714 deaths amongst the Allied air forces. Of the Allied casualties, 83,045 were from 21st Army Group (British, Canadian and Polish ground forces), 125,847 from the US ground forces. The losses of the German forces during the Battle of Normandy can only be estimated. Roughly 200,000 German troops were killed or wounded. “

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