Little Green Footballs

Friday, January 12, 2007

The figures that speak for themselves



But if you wanted to know these figures you'd be hard pressed to find them on LGF. You're more likely to find mocking posts about Muslim swimming costumes.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

This graph is misleading. It shows Palestinain deaths vs Civilian deaths, and not Palestinian Civilian deaths vs Isralie Civilian deaths, but we get the idea none the less.

Thanks for letting me comment anonymously.

Adam said...

And the idea is? That a weaker force suffers more casualties when confronting a much stronger force? Well...ya. I find it hard to believe that you would actually feel better if the death count was equivalent on both sides, as if that would make it more tolerable.

Anonymous said...

On the "Suicide Bombongs" chart it appears Israel's wall is doing it's job.

Robby D said...

Actually I gaurantee that any one of the people on the LGF site would acknowledge that more Palestinians have died than Israelis, but numbers don't mean anything when deciding who is on the correct side of the argument. My guess is that you'd get a so what, because the information is mostly irrelevant. Are you going to shed a tear for the Nazis because they suffered more deaths than the American forces during WW2? Does it make them any less dispicable. Publishing a graph on your website doesn't inherently make any point at all. Given that Palestinians indiscriminantly blow up Israelis and Palestinians with their bombings, and given that Isreal is quite capable and deadly with the assassination strikes against Pali-terrorists, I would imagine the numbers should be very lopsided.

Anonymous said...

Further misleading is that it shows "Palestinian deaths killed by israeli military and civilians, and given all the in-fighting between fatah and hamas, its no wonder that the toll is so high. A less disengenous graph would show only civilian deaths by Israeli military, not all deaths by anyone.

Anonymous said...

Are we to assume the side that has the most civilian deaths is innocent? Folowing this logic Poland and the Phillipines would be the aggressors in WWII as compared to the Soviet Union and Japan.

Anonymous said...

The chart shows Palestinians killed by Israelis - both IDF and civilian, not by IDF and inter-Palestinian violence. It's as balanced a comparison as you'll get, given that there's no distinction (military or civilian) made amongst the Palestinans who killed Israelis.

The Israeli wall may well reduce the number of succesful suicide bombing attempts, but most critics of the wall are concerned with its location (ie: primarily outside Israeli territory). Israel could have put the wall on its own territory and few would have taken issue with them

Anonymous said...

Interesting Logic...

Nazis and Germans had far more deaths then Americans in WW2

This means Nazis are morally superior....

Anonymous said...

Context, context. Shame on you for not supplying context.