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Wednesday, March 09, 2011


1000 Dead in Libya

It's a curious number. Back on Feb. 23, near the beginning of current events in Libya, news reports told us that there were "1000" dead in Libya.

And now, two weeks later, with very heavy fighting going on daily? Why, we're told that there are "more than a thousand people dead." Just an observation on the credibility of news reports.

And, just so we're clear, that is not "a thousand civilians massacred from the air by bombing civilians" (as happened many times over when the U.S. attacked Iraq with its "shock and awe", or as happened when Israel attacked Gaza), but a thousand people killed in fighting between armed forces (albeit unequally armed, but isn't that almost always the case).

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