niether fading nor spiralling:
sustained levels of around 60 attacks a day is what we hear from the brass, demonstrating the truly fanatic levels of desperation the insurgency has sunk to, as compared to a week ago when the insurgency was "fading fast". From last September:
A sampling of daily reports produced during that period by Kroll Security International for the U.S. Agency for International Development shows that such attacks typically number about 70 each day. In contrast, 40 to 50 hostile incidents occurred daily during the weeks preceding the handover of political authority to an interim Iraqi government on June 28, according to military officials.
your turing test:
Oil for Nothing:US Holds On Humanitarian SuppliesIraq: 1997-2001
the good book
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