Enlightening Commentary

Remind Us

Posted on September 11, 2013

12 years ago today the WTC came down which kicked-off the never-ending, TSA groping, NSA snooping “War on Terror”. Massive violations of one’s freedoms aside, we decided to take a look at the death toll in the Middle East war zone of Afghanistan vs the homicides tallied in the modern American city of Chicago.

2013 Casualties vs Homicides:

 AfghanChicago
Total97316
Jan345
Feb114
Mar1519
Apr1424
May2247
Jun1745
Jul1355
Aug1153
Sep114

Remind us again which one is considered a war zone and the recipient of billions and billions of taxpayer of dollars in military funding and support?

Also of note, 2,259 US troops have been killed in Afghanistan since Jan 1, 2002 vs 5,473 murdered in Chicago. And the entire Iraq war (2003-2012)? 4,486. Again, remind us…

-WHT

Posted on Sept 11, 2013 at 7:58 AM

War stats courtesy of icasualties.org

Keep it short and to the point. Name calling and similar stupidity will be deleted. If you insist on writing several paragraphs, start your own blog.

  1. joe September 11, 2013 at 6:59 pm

    what a joke of a post this is.

    only counting one side (the much less impacted side) of the casualties of a real war and then comparing that against ALL of chicago homicides is about as intellectually dishonest as you can get.

    don’t let the facts bother you though, you have a narrative to sell.

    • W.H.Thompson September 11, 2013 at 9:13 pm

      Thanks for the compliment! We definitely don’t deal with facts. We make it all up using Excel’s RAND() function in pursuit of selling a narrative or something something. We’re guessing you’re not a buyer. :-(

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