US general says Iraq violence down

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  1. poncho

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    BAGHDAD - Violence in Iraq is at its lowest levels since the first year of the American invasion, finally opening a window for reconciliation among rival sects, the second-ranking U.S. general said Sunday as Iraqi forces formally took control of security across half the country.

    Associated Press

    Reconciliation among rival sects? That's what I call high hopes indeed. Probably closer to the truth to say that the sects are running out rivals to kill and "cleanse" from their respective turfs. Iraq has a few million less people these days to kill and be killed too, some have become dead already and others have left the country to become refugees. They're just running out of people to kill over there. That's why the violence is down. Duh. Where do they get these generals and propagandists er, reporters to sell these fairy tales to us anyway? Shills Are Us?
     
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  2. KenH

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    Very valid points, poncho.
     
  3. NiteShift

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    So then the reporters can only be trusted when they report disaster?


    Iraqi Gen. Qassim al-Moussawi said that 46,000 returning refugees crossed the border in October alone, and attributed the large numbers to the improving security situation.

    Gen. Mohsen Abdul Hassan, who is in charge of Iraq border enforcement, said that, "We are receiving tremendous numbers of displaced families at the borders of Syria and Jordan. We have difficulties dealing with the large numbers. There are long lines of vehicles."

    The Times of London reported that so many Iraqis are returning home that "Saida Zaynab, the Damascus neighborhoods once dominated by many of the 1.5 million Iraqi refugees, is almost deserted."

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