Wednesday, March 14, 2007

I thought the Increased Security was a bad thing?

All the talk about the troop surge putting more soldiers in harms way doesn't seem to be playing out the way the MSM media or the Democrats/Liberals wanted it to turn out. Seems as though that with INCREASED security, there is a DECREASE in attacks. Funny how that works right?

Baghdad security crackdown seriously curbs killings of US soldiers

BAGHDAD, March 14 (KUNA) -- The rate of killings of US troops in Iraq has been on the decline, down by 60 percent, since the launch of the new security measures in Baghdad, according to statistics revealed by the Multi-National Force -Iraq Combined Press Information Centre.

Only 17 members of the US military in Iraq have been killed since February 14 till March 13, compared to 42 from January 13 to February 13; the rate was on the decline during the first month of the security crackdown, compared to a month before.

Two of the 17 soldiers died at US Baghdad camps of non-combat causes.

The remarkable decrease in killings among the US troops came at a time when more of these troops were deployed in the Iraqi capital, especially in districts previously regarded as extremely hazardous for them such as Al-Sadr City, Al-Azamiyah, and Al-Doura.

Meanwhile, US attacks on insurgent strongholds north of Baghdad curbed attacks against helicopters. Before the new security plan, many such craft were downed leaving 20 soldiers dead.

The US army in Iraq had earlier said that sectarian fighting and violence in Baghdad had dropped sharply, by about 80 percent, since the launch of the plan.

The statistics excluded US troops killed in other governorates such as Al-Anbar, Diyala, and Salahiddin.

As to the latest human losses, the US army announced Wednesday that two American soldiers had been killed, one in southern Baghdad and the other northeast of the capital.(end) ahh.
KUNA 141130 Mar 07NNNN

Similar to the crime DROP in NYC with Rudy.
Increased patrols and police officers lead to a DECREASE in violent crimes. What a crazy concept huh?

I found this rather funny considering there haven't been as many reports on the usual suspects CNN, NBC, New York Times, LA times etc of troop deaths.

You get tallied daily on troops killed by insurgents and terrorists but where was the tally on the 2000 days without a terrorist attack on US soil? Nowhere.

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