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WannaJumpMyScooter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 04:18 PM
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2996 with 2 days to go in 2006
and an escalation on the way.

yes we are way ahead of Vietnam

Vietnam casualties, which amounted to 25 deaths from 1956 through 1961, climbed to 53 in 1962, 123 in 1963 and 216 in 1964, Pentagon statistics show.

At the time, the U.S. presence in Vietnam consisted mainly of military advisers. President John F. Kennedy increased their number from about 960 in 1961 to show Washington's commitment to containing communism.

But not until 1965, after Congress had approved the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, did Washington begin its massive escalation of the war effort. With a huge influx of soldiers, casualties in Vietnam soared to 1,926 in 1965 and peaked at 16,869 in 1968, the year of the Tet Offensive, data show.


source: http://www.commondreams.org/headlines03/1114-01.htm
and personal knowledge
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Karenina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 04:25 PM
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1. Ja, SUPER!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! 3000 dead Amis. They get counted. ONE MILLION dead Iraqis. They DON'T. ALL for the benefit of war profiteers. Ja, SUPER.
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WannaJumpMyScooter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 04:26 PM
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2. I did not mean to minimize the plight
of Iraqis. Not in the least.
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Karenina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 04:42 PM
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4. Nor did I think for a moment you were doing so.
HOW do we STOP this insanity, WJMS?

My delusional fantasy is that those who are being used as pawns on the "Grand Chess Board" would get a clue, rise up en masse, throw down their weapons and simply REFUSE to continue running off the cliff like lemmings.

Yes, I realize... :silly:
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brettdaleonhoilday Donating Member (5 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 04:29 PM
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3. Not one mainstream media group
Will mention the 3000th death.
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Nutmegger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 04:45 PM
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5. Welcome...
:hi:
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WannaJumpMyScooter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 06:12 PM
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6. Yes indeed. Welcome to DU part of the reality-based
carbon life forms,
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 06:17 PM
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7. damn them all (bushites and those profitting off this)
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