I've just been taking a look at The CAIN site regarding deaths in The 'Troubles' and was slightly surprised at the following figures:
Militant Republicans killed by The Security Forces: 145
Security Forces killed by Militant Republicans: 1080
Does it strike anybody else as odd, that a powerful nation such as The UK with a well equipped, well armed and highly motivated army/police should have endured such an attrition rate at the hands of small paramilitary groups drawing their support from a minority of the population in a small province of said nation?
If this was almost anywhere else in the world, one would expect to see the attrition rates reversed (Israel would be one example).
How has this come to pass? Can anyone get a handle on these figures and explain them to me?