Friday, September 19, 2008
More Evidence that The Surge is a Fraud
If the Americans can't understand that The Surge was a mirage... or a fraud.
Even when the not so glorious truth is staring them in the face.
Maybe they'll understand what REALLY reduced the level of violence in Iraq, by checking out the satellite image.
Satellite images taken at night show heavily Sunni Arab neighborhoods of Baghdad began emptying before a U.S. troop surge in 2007, graphic evidence of ethnic cleansing that preceded a drop in violence, according to a report published on Friday.
"By the launch of the surge, many of the targets of conflict had either been killed or fled the country, and they turned off the lights when they left," geography professor John Agnew of the University of California Los Angeles, who led the study, said in a statement.
"Essentially, our interpretation is that violence has declined in Baghdad because of intercommunal violence that reached a climax as the surge was beginning," said Agnew, who studies ethnic conflict.
They didn't understand the country they were invading. They didn't learn the lessons of history.
Even after all those years, all those dead and wounded, all those billions and billions of dollars, they STILL don't understand what happened. What's really going on.
All hail the Mighty Surge !!
Or maybe just spare a thought for the once mighty American Empire.
Stumbling through the twilight blind...