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Baghdad: Mapping the violence
March 20, 2007 9:45 AM   Subscribe

Baghdad: Mapping the violence. Interactive flash based bomb data navigator from the bbc.
posted by srboisvert (20 comments total)

 
Good to see they have it under control.
posted by lilburne at 9:51 AM on March 20, 2007


The, for lack of a better word, explosion of bombings at the end is pretty conclusive. But only 35k Iraqis killed? Suuuure.
posted by DU at 9:59 AM on March 20, 2007


"The stars pasted on Slothrop’s map cover the available spectrum"
posted by hermitosis at 10:06 AM on March 20, 2007 [2 favorites]


Very Gravity's Rainbow.
posted by grobstein at 10:06 AM on March 20, 2007


rats
posted by grobstein at 10:06 AM on March 20, 2007


Blowing up a pet market... pathetic.
posted by buzzman at 10:07 AM on March 20, 2007


(Nice link, sir!)
posted by grobstein at 10:07 AM on March 20, 2007


grobstein, we had the same thought at the same minute. That in itself is very Gravity's Rainbow.
posted by hermitosis at 10:18 AM on March 20, 2007


Better there than here.
posted by tadellin at 10:20 AM on March 20, 2007


Better there than here.

Yes, because if the US hadn't invaded, Iraq would be having a civil war in Cleveland.
posted by Armitage Shanks at 10:30 AM on March 20, 2007 [6 favorites]


>>Better there than here.

Ah, there's that good old American concern for others.
posted by SaintCynr at 10:32 AM on March 20, 2007


Better there than here.

And awaaay we go!
posted by Terminal Verbosity at 10:34 AM on March 20, 2007


Hey, leave tadellin alone. We all know that if we hadn't invaded Iraq, the Islamists would have unloaded from ships on our coasts. After entering into and winning thousands of elections and taking over key government positions, we would all have converted to Islam at their order.

Do you want that? I don't want that. And I wouldn't have done anything about it if it had happened. Just like tadellin.
posted by odinsdream at 11:31 AM on March 20, 2007


So what's wit the dense cluster of bombings south of the University, near the bottom of the map? No landmarks noted there.
posted by Devils Rancher at 12:11 PM on March 20, 2007


So what's with the dense cluster of bombings south of the University, near the bottom of the map? No landmarks noted there.
posted by Devils Rancher at 12:11 PM on March 20, 2007


Hah! The rare Metafilter Double Post! I have special powers today.
posted by Devils Rancher at 12:12 PM on March 20, 2007


<Theory> if seems that - in DU's words - 'the explosion' of bombs correlate with the US political climate. Now that talk to leave is getting louder, the groups doing this think it's time to really turn up the heat, and thus hoping to make talk louder and to drive us out quicker...</Theory>

However the crazies in Iraq are doing this, it is costing them resources. Are they getting better at it (bad) or (in accordance with the theory) are they only just using up their resources quicker (less bad)?
posted by umop-apisdn at 12:16 PM on March 20, 2007


over 35,000 dead, just in Baghdad.

Better nowhere, imo.

Too depressing.
posted by jonjacobmoon at 12:17 PM on March 20, 2007


In the bomb-related incident with the highest death toll, the deaths were a result of fear.

A microcosm of the GWOT.
posted by zennie at 1:23 PM on March 20, 2007


"[M]any parts of Iraq are stable now. But, of course, what we see on television is the one bombing a day that discourages everybody."

As of November 2006, there were 185 insurgent and militia attacks per day, according to the Brookings Institute [PDF]. During the January 1-February 7, 2007, period, there were an average of over 1,000 attacks per week on civilians, Iraqi security forces, and coalition forces, up from an average of about 900 per week during the May 6-December 31, 2006, period (chart, p. 24).
posted by kirkaracha at 2:34 PM on March 20, 2007


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