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NPT Drug War: Worse than Baghdad?

Ok, so the “consider the source” thing comes into play a bit here. For example, there’s the database recommended by the Department of Defense, which probably counts civilian casualties differently from, say, an NGO or even the U.N. Just guessing here. These are caveats I’d want to check out before I took ownership of the info.

That said, CNS News reported this about a week ago:

The per capita rate of civilian killings in the Mexican border city in 2008 was nearly three-and-a-half times (3.4) as great as the per capita rate of civilian killings in the Iraqi province of Baghdad, has determined, based on State Department statistics and data supplied by an Iraqi civilian-casualty database recommended by the Department of Defense.

Written by newspapertreeelpaso

March 10, 2009 at 1:14 pm

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  1. Obviously the source has never spent one single day in combat…. to compare a war zone to a zone where drug pushers are killing to preserve their profits is ridiculous…maybe even an insult to anyone who has worn the uniform!!!


    March 10, 2009 at 3:47 pm

  2. One does not need to spend a single day in combat to understand that violence is violence. You speak of a “war zone” and how our trained killers are not to be compared with amature killers. Death is death. Violence is violence. The drug pushers are protecting their investment while the U.S. is protecting theirs as well. We should value life as life, and not justify “good” murder.


    March 11, 2009 at 9:23 am

  3. Like he stated, spend one just day in combat and then come back and tell us about your moralistic view.

    There is a major difference between a criminal killing and the taking of a life in self defense or the elimation of those will take your life or rights in a minute. Our soldiers are not trained killers.

    The war in Iraq/Afghan. is about democracy, which is what they have now, the right to hold elections and freedom from a dictator. Watch the movie, Killing Fields or the Schillner movie about saving WWII Jews, then you might understand why a soldier does what he does. The drug war is between criminals who kill for greed, with some innocent people in the middle.

    Next you will be calling police officers, killers. I suppose you dont eat meat either because that is killing, do you denounce abortions because that is killing also.


    March 11, 2009 at 3:13 pm

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