Saturday, November 17, 2007

Here's A Novel Idea To Reduce Violence


Basra attacks down 90% since British troops left

"The British army says violence in Basra has fallen by 90% since it withdrew from the southern Iraqi city earlier this year.
Around 500 British soldiers left one of Saddam Hussein's palaces in the heart of the city in early September and stopped conducting regular foot patrols.
A spokesman says the Iraqi security forces still come under attack from militants in Basra, but the overall level of violence is down 90% since the British troops left.
Britain is scheduled to return control of Basra province to Iraqi officials next month, officially ending Britain's combat role in Iraq."


Blogger spooked said...

now watch the media and punditry completely ignore this story... and it's long been clear that the occupation is fueling the violence-- and probably deliberately covertly provoking the violence.

18/11/07 5:59 AM  
Blogger nolocontendere said...

I've seen lots of play in the blogs but precious little in domestic MSM. Guaranteed they'll provoke more violence if their need arises.

18/11/07 6:45 AM  

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