Berto Jongman: Iraq Suicide Bombing Results + RECAP

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2011-09-03 Iraq Suicide Attack Study

200 coalition soldiers were killed in 79 suicide bomb events during 2003–10. More Iraqi civilians per lethal event were killed than were coalition soldiers (12 vs 3; p=0·004).

Suicide bombers in Iraq kill significantly more Iraqi civilians than coalition soldiers. Among civilians,
children are more likely to die than adults when injured by suicide bombs.

Phi Beta Iota:  The US Government is delusional if not maliciously deceptive in focusing on Al Qaeda and on suicide bombing as a “threat.”  Terrorism is a tactic, and nothing more than a traffic accident in the larger scheme of things.  Suicide bombings are also directly correlated with the invasion and occupation of foreign Muslim countries by US forces.  Duh.  In passing, we grieve to observe that we now have more military personnel committing suicide than are being killed in action.

See Also:

Review: Tremble the Devil

Review: Dying to Win–The Strategic Logic of Suicide Terrorism (Hardcover)

Review: The Looming Tower–Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11

Review: Driven to Death–Psychological and Social Aspects of Suicide Terrorism

Review: What Terrorists Want–Understanding the Enemy, Containing the Threat (Hardcover)

Review: Bin Laden–The Man Who Declared War on America

Review: The Infernal Machine–A History of Terrorism

Review: Foreign Follies–America’s New Global Empire

Review: The Power of the Powerless–Citizens Against the State in Central-Eastern Europe

Phantom Soldier–The Enemy’s Answer to U.S. Firepower

Review: Harvest Of Rage–Why Oklahoma City Is Only The Beginning

Review: Flawed Diplomacy–The United Nations & the War on Terrorism

Review: How Terrorism Ends–Understanding the Decline and Demise of Terrorist Campaigns

Review: The Sword of the Prophet

Journal: CIA Officer Blew Off Warning in Jordon Weeks in Advance of Jordanian Suicide Bombing in Afghanistan that Killed Seven

Journal: Suicide Bomber–CIA Cluster a Gift from God

Journal: True Cost of War–Insanity & Murder at Home

Reference: “True Cost” of Private Military Contractors

Worth a Look: Suicide Terrorist Database and Technology for Transparency