It’s a War Zone! More Murders in Chicago in 2012 Than Allied Losses in Afghanistan

There were 405 Coalition deaths in Afghanistan in 2012.
310 of the 405 deaths were Americans.

Meanwhile in Chicago…
There were 532 homicides in 2012.

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel attributes the rise in homicides, in part, to the broader problem of illegal guns.

A police officer leaves Noah Foods December 28, 2012 in Chicago, Ill. Nathaniel Jackson, believed to be the 500th murder victim of the year in Chicago, was shot in the head and killed outside the store on December 27. (NY Daily News)

More… 72% of U.S. Casualties in Afghan War Under Obama’s Watch

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  • Funny… there are more guns OUTSIDE of Chicago and THEY don’t have a problem.

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  • John Lennon

    Good thing the fine young children of Chicago are growing up without any religion — you know, heaven, hell, thou-shalt-not-kill…

    Imagine there’s no heaven, it’s easy if you try
    No people below us, above it’s only sky
    Imagine all the people
    Living for today

    Imagine there’s no countries, it isn’t hard to do
    No need to kill or die for and no religions too
    Imagine all the people
    Living life in peace…

  • Patty

    Sounds to me they need a New Police Chief and Mayor, a bit more conservative and interaction in their Schools. It seems the parents are out of touch or working too hard to make ends meet.

    After school programs are very important and since the school is just a building these days, start using it for a place for latch key and lonely children. Idle hands are the devil’s workshop.

  • shadow

    Interesting comparison, but how many coalition troops were in Afghanistan in 2012? About 120,000? Now, what is the population of Chicago?

  • Highlander

    I wonder how many “assault rifles” were involved in these murders …?

  • Lim Lynn

    It’s Idle mind is the devil’s workshop. Too many factors influence parents’ who didn’t take care properly their children will allow them join gangster Chicago. Gangster members involve crimes such kidnaps, robberies, vandalism, break ins, drug abuses and other kind of murders.

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  • Bobloblaw

    I know conservatives enjoy beating up on Chicago for their murder rate, but if you did some research you’d find even 2012s murder rate was 10-15% lower than it was in the early 200s and 50% lower than it was 25 years ago.

  • Oliver
  • CapitalG

    Gee… you mean when you OUTLAW guns only the OUTLAWS will HAVE guns?

    Huh. Seems to me I’ve heard that commentary before and it is dismissed by the left as ‘nonsense’.

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  • Arch

    Actually, there is a proven solution. Enforce the existing laws on guns.

    In 1996 in the midst of the Assault Weapons Ban, the Virginia AG, the US Attorney and the Mayor of Richmond faced the same problem. Black gang members, fighting over drug market turf, were killing each other in record numbers. There was, as always, a layer of collateral damage. Their weapon of choice was, then as now, the semiautomatic handgun.

    Enter Project Exile. The Clinton administration with the full cooperation of a republican congress, coordinated law enforcement and federal prosecution of all crime involving illegal guns. If a felon was arrested with a weapon, he was fast tracked into federal prosecution for illegal gun possession and a faced a minimum of five years in federal prison. Any armed drug dealer, armed wife beater, armed robber or murderer faced the same sentence. By 1997, murders in Richmond had dropped by 67%. Two hundred felons were behind bars, dealers were throwing away weapons and running, drug gangs disintegrated.

    All those same laws are available in Chicago.

  • Lim Lynn
    Mexican cattle ranch owners and helpful neighbors take back the city from Mafia style Mexican Drug Cartels.
    Kevin Dorsey was thankful for the two witnesses turned vigilantes won and took down the bad guy who was at the mercy of his saviors and looks like 2 angels came to rescue him from jaws of death.–186572461.html

  • Stella Baskomb

    310 Americans were killed in Afghanistan in 2012.

    532 Americans were killed in Chicago in 2012.

    I say,

  • Stella Baskomb


  • john graham

    #6 shadow…..the flaw to your comment is……the enemy is NOT in chicago…..In afghanistan we are fighting against a heavily armed enemy, bent on our destruction….in chicago, not so much……HOW ABOUT IF WE ENFORCE THE EXISTING LAWS BEFORE WE CREATE ANY NEW ONES??????

  • Jugears McGhetto Sr.

    DEEEtroit, Chicago, LA, NYC, Atlanta, all could be tactically nuked and come out smelling better out the other side 1000 years down the road. Put up some ‘crime tape’ around all four and we’ll repopulate em in a couple hundred years when the liberal STINK has worn off..

  • SeaBass

    Oh silly shadow, you are so smart. Only 120,000 troops and what a larger %? Silly lib, is Chicago a war zone? Safer to be with millions of sworn jihadist then going to a market in Chicago. Shadow again your brilliance shines as the sun.

  • FMB42

    Hey Shadow, can you give us a comparison between the gun control laws of Chicago and Afghanistan?

  • I’ve been harping on this since last June or so…

  • Marsh626

    Sky high black and brown violent crime rates are the real reason why America has so many gun murders. Yet we White NRA supporters get blamed for it.

  • DomesticGoddess

    Inner cities – yet another failed liberal experiment.

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  • L.E. Liesner

    If the mayor thinks illegal guns are the problem, then why doesn’t he make sure that there are more legal guns out on the streets to counteract the illegal ones. When you cannot protect yourself, you are a target for the criminal elements. If you notice, the mayor has bodyguards.

  • Lim Lynn

    That where you see how double standard done by Socialist Democrat Commie Barack Hussein Obama and his team of government employee and part of propaganda to pull the wool over the citizens of America.

  • rock

    Appears Chicago police have little time for murders and such, given their chiefs preoccupation with preventing honest citizens from having guns.

  • Rachelle

    As long as they think the problem is guns and not criminals people will keep getting killed.

    In the UK they want to take away kitchen knives now.

    Go for the criminals!

  • all this violence in the inner-cities is a direct result of the destruction of the black family by the civil rights leaders(cloward-piven)back in the 1960’s.

  • Buffalobob

    Will the MSMl now stop their constant publishing of US Servicemen lost in Afghanistan, and replace that info with murders per day in Chicago. Oh wait, the MSM long ago stopped publishing the daily US losses, I wonder why that is? Is it just a coincidence that obama has taken over?

  • Noovuss

    #25 January 13, 2013 at 9:38 am
    gastorgrab commented:



    Great one!!!

  • shadow

    Silly lib, is Chicago a war zone?
    Based on the number of murders, apparently JH believes it is. Or did you miss the headline, “It’s a War Zone!

    Safer to be with millions of sworn jihadist then going to a market in Chicago.
    That is the implication. I dsiagree.

  • mic

    It seems to me they need to crack down on criminals, not law abiding people. Maybe more police on the streets and keeping them in jail once they are put there. I would not step foot in that wild west corrput town!

  • Lim Lynn
  • jainphx

    To equate a war being waged against an enemy that wants to kill you, with a city of Americans, and to casually think you have made a world stopping brilliant point, is insanity.

  • bg


    Januray 13, 2013

    Mike Malloy suggests ‘birthers’ line
    up with AR-15s & shoot each other

    OMG, they really are demented seekers of 15 minutes of fame.. 🙁

    talk about mentally ill people and massacre’s, there ya go.. *sigh*


  • bg


    re: #37 January 13, 2013 at 3:03 pm bg

    James Yeager got his conceal carry license
    rescinded for such such incendiary speech..

    what is his punishment??


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  • JoyO

    Does anyone know how much money Obama has spent in Afghanistan? I believe he has spent more than Bush but it would be nice to know. I get so tired of Dems claiming all of the United States’ debt problems are due to Bush’s two unfunded wars and the unfunded Medicare drug program he had Congress pass when it is Obama who has added $6 trillion to our national debt.

  • SeaBass

    WOW SHADOW SO SMARTH, NOW BRILLIANCE OF A SUPER NOVA. That’s your best? Clowns come out of the car with smiles, says cheese.

  • bg


    shadow #33 January 13, 2013 at 12:57 pm

    hah, jokes on US..

    ain’t that right transparent one??


  • bg


    re: #42 January 13, 2013 at 9:05 pm bg

    re: shadow #33 January 13, 2013 at 12:57 pm

    apologizes if my post was misdirected..

    that however, would not be my fault,
    as it is unclear where who said what
    came from..


  • FMB42

    Why aren’t you answering my question Shadow?

    Again Shadow, can you give us a comparison between the gun control laws of Chicago and Afghanistan?

  • brankin

    Rahm should follow O’s lead and pull the police out by the end 2014. We’ve lost the war in the Windy City. Move these cops to DC.

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  • CalIdaGirl

    I’m glad to see our resident “community organizer”, aka commander in chief was so successful in Chicago.

  • melvin polatnick

    Cheap dark brown Chinquapin Heroin laced with Bath salts are addicting Chicago`s youngsters. The cashing of mom’s welfare check and food stamps cannot cover the costs of a week’s supply of dope. Kids are tempted to rob their well-armed peddler of his stash, it is kill or be killed and the drug dealer usually wins. Blame it on illegal desperadoes and their 3 buck packet of Chinquapin poison.