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Wednesday, October 19, 2005

State Armed Conflicts Are Down Per Study

Here's something the MSM won't report.

The News.Telegraph reports in World is a safer place despite people's fears that:

[T]he number of conflicts between nations, civil wars, battle deaths, coups and genocides has been falling steeply for more than a decade.

The first Human Security Report, written by academics led by Andrew Mack, of the University of British Columbia, cites popular notions that war is becoming more common and deadlier, that genocide is rising and that terrorism poses the greatest threat to humanity.
"Not one of these claims is based on reliable data," it says. "All are suspect; some are demonstrably false. Yet they are widely believed because they reinforce popular assumptions."

The authors say there are 40 per cent fewer armed conflicts than in the early 1990s. Between 1991 and last year 28 wars for self-determination began but 43 were ended or contained.

The stats do not include the Iraq War that can have caused as much as 27,000 deaths combined of Iraqis and Americans. Of course, Saddam's (and his boys, remember them?) regular torture and murder of Iraqi citizens would not make the international war meter.

I wonder if the 3,000 dead from the WTC are included. Or the various victims of Islamic terrorism. Wasn't that part of an international war? Or was that just a "cry for help"?

2 Comments:

At 7:08 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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At 8:45 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's a great story. Waiting for more. » » »

 

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