Comments: Milblogs featured in USA Today

Regarding Die2K (predicted date of American soldier death number 2,000 [based on 1,001 dead as of 2004/09/09]):
■■■■Current predicted date: 2005, October 14
■■■■Current attrition rate: 2.5 dead/day

This represents (since the last post):
■■■■- an increase of 0.02 deaths/day rate; and
■■■■- predicted Die2K date is 3 days sooner.
DeadCount sourced from:

Ya know the part I love best though? Where it used to be, for war, about 5:1 (wounded:dead) in this False War y'all are running about 10:1.

That's about 15,000 wounded, to date. (Not RTD = ~ 6,000)
["Not RTD": Did not return to duty *within 72 hours*.]

Some of those monsters are now blind, grossly disfigured, psychologically fornicated in the head.


A suitable reward for those who would participate in a False War.

To wit:
> Every war mutilates in its own way, leaves its distinctive marks. In
> this war, unlike battles past, only 16% of injuries were caused by
> gunshots, according to a study; 69% were from explosions--the roadside
> booby traps, the car bombs, the rocket-propelled grenades. The vast
> majority of injuries are to arms and legs left vulnerable even as body
> armor is protecting vital organs. The amputation rate of 6% of wounded
> soldiers is twice that of earlier wars. But in addition, doctors are
> seeing new injuries, some of them inconspicuous compared with the
> shredded flesh of bombing victims. Traumatic brain injury occurs when
> the shock from an explosion damages neurological fibers. Soldiers may
> survive a blast with scarcely a cut, only to find over time that they
> suffer coordination and memory loss, dizziness, insomnia. Some have to
> learn to walk again--or to recognize their wives and children.

I find schadenfreude is best served blood-warm, how about you?

Love & hugs,
The UnFierce Canadian

Posted by The UnFierce Canadian at May 12, 2005 11:42 PM

Only a liberal could express glee over dead and wounded soldiers and refer to *them* as monsters.

Posted by Jay at May 13, 2005 03:23 PM

There's that Canadian 'superiority' on display! I wondered when the liberal side of Canada would show its face again.

Posted by mikem at May 13, 2005 05:44 PM


Fuck that asshole and don't think he's (or she for that matter) represents typical Canadians. For all we know he could be from the USA (Berkeley division). See below - the assholes are everywhere.

Posted by John B at May 13, 2005 07:27 PM

John B.: Fair enough. What you say is certainly possible. My apologies to Canadians who do not think along the lines of the allegedly 'UnFierce Canadian'.

Posted by mikem at May 13, 2005 09:02 PM


Damn, these are depressing times to be Canadian. Mobsters running the government, the PM running all over the country throwing cash around like Johnny Appleseed to buy votes and now Darfur. The Libs wanted to send 150 troops to Darfur (as if 150 troops with no combat support could do anything). In today's paper I've read that the Sudanese government objects (gee, what a surprise) and that, if the troops go they will be unarmed. Yup - that's right, not even sidearms for their own protection.

I think we've debated in the past about the constitutional monarchy that Canada has. Now we'll see if it's any good - by that I mean will the Governor General (the Queen's representative in Canada) come out against the stalling tactics of the Liberal government given the vote of non-confidence in the House of Commons. While technically a procedural vote, it should lead to a formal vote of confidence at the earliest opportunity, which the Liberals are denying.

Posted by John B at May 14, 2005 08:55 AM

Unarmed? That's not sending troops, that's sending victims.

Posted by Jay at May 14, 2005 05:42 PM