The War on Terror: Now with 25 percent more attacks

If the war mongers leading the U.S. keep shoving their fingers in their ears every time a report comes out noting how the U.S. “strategy” is adding to the worldwide terror problem, we can surely get the number of terror attacks and dead and mutilated bodies even higher for 2007.

Report says terror attacks up sharply

Terrorist attacks worldwide shot up 25 percent last year, particularly in Iraq where extremists used chemical weapons and suicide bombers to target crowds, according to a new State Department report.

Among countries, Iran remains the biggest supporter of terrorism, with elements of its government backing groups throughout the Middle East, particularly in Iraq, giving material support and guidance to Shiite insurgent groups that have attacked Sunnis, U.S. and Iraqi forces, the report said.

In its annual global survey of terrorism to be released Monday, the State Department says about 14,000 attacks took place in 2006, mainly in Iraq and Afghanistan. These strikes claimed more than 20,000 lives — two-thirds in Iraq. That is 3,000 more attacks than in 2005 and 5,800 more deaths.

Altogether, 40 percent more people were killed by increasingly lethal means around the globe.

is a farce. The military is stretched to the breaking point. The Iraq government is taking a two-month vacation. Victory is completely impossible to define.

A defeat for the U.S.? No, this is now a national humiliation. A very bloody, nightmarish national humiliation.


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6 responses to “The War on Terror: Now with 25 percent more attacks

  1. burnt toast

    … and new improved WallGuard to eliminate those pesky sectarian stains.

    report will soon have meaningless comparison data, as the Iraq puppet-government recently instituted a ban on the release of any new casuality statistics… see? We’re WINNING!!!

  2. So, we’re apparently now fighting them everywhere, so we don’t have to fight them … errr, what was the question again?

    You know what is most amazing? That there are still twenty-something percent that support this horrible, horrible disaster of an administration …

  3. oddjob

    Sarah, it was the same in 1974. The day Richard Nixon resigned in complete disgrace fully one of every four Americans still wanted him to stay in office and tough it out……..


    Never forget who made this report and perhaps what the reason for it is. You did get the one about Iran being the biggest supporter of terrorists didn’t you? And who has Deacon Dimwit decided to invade next?

    And since when have a people trying to throw out an occupying army become terrorists? By this definition George Washington would be included would he not?

  5. You did get the one about Iran being the biggest supporter of terrorists didn’t you?

    Actually I’m not quite as pessimistic about the U.S. attacking Iran these days. Now, I’m only about 89 percent sure it will happen. That’s down from 96 percent, however.


  6. TheCunningRunt

    I heard most of these gory details on NPR over the last day or two, and have been waiting to see what kind of fairy tale spin these dishrags will put on it.

    Man, we’re in some seriously deep (and seriously deserved) shit.

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