. April 8, 2006 SouthAmerica: The United States and the American mainstream media refuses to acknowledge that Iraq is in the middle of a civil war. Some American politicians have started to describe Iraq as a âlow level civil war.â I wonder how many Mosques and how many people have to be blown up into pieces for Iraq to become a âmedian level civil warâ and later a âhigh level civil war.â It seems to me that the Pentagon must have a similar chart like Homeland Insecurity regarding the terrorism level such as â Red, Pink, White, Yellow, Green, and Black. From what I understand the Homeland Insecurity colors means the following: Red and Pink = when the Russians and other communist types are coming. White = when a terrorist from an Arab country is coming. Yellow = when the Japanese or the Chinese is coming. Black = when the Africans are coming. Green = when the Martians or any other creature from out of space are coming. ***** Here is a summary of the new Pentagon Chart and guideline to measure the level of a Civil War in Iraq: 1 Level - âLow level civil warâ = at least 10 Mosques have been destroyed and 1,000 people have been killed. 2 Level - âMedian level civil warâ = at least 30 Mosques have been destroyed and 5,000 people have been killed. 3 Level - âHigh level civil warâ = at least 50 Mosques have been destroyed and over 10,000 people have been killed. 4 Level - âFull-Blown Civil Warâ = When the shit really hits the fan - not a pretty sight. 5 Level â Civil War completely out of control in Iraq = such as in April 2006 6 Level â Civil War in the entire Middle East = coming in the near future. 7 Level â Year 2025 - finally, the United States catches on that there has been a civil war going on around them in Iraq since 2003. 8 Level â Americans make movies for television showing what a great job they did in "Mess O Potamia." ******** Dictionary: civil war A war between factions or regions of the same country. Legal Encyclopedia: Civil War Civil war exists when two or more opposing parties within a country resort to arms to settle a conflict or when a substantial portion of the population takes up arms against the legitimate government of a country. Within international law distinctions are drawn between minor conflicts like riots, where order is restored promptly, and full-scale insurrections finding opposing parties in political as well as military control over different areas. When an internal conflict reaches sufficient proportions that the interests of other countries are affected, outside states may recognize a state of insurgency. A recognition of insurgency, whether formal or de facto, indicates that the recognizing state regards the insurgents as proper contestants for legitimate power. Although the precise status of insurgents under international law is not well-defined, recognized insurgents traditionally gain the protection afforded soldiers under international rules of law pertaining to war. ***** By the way, Iraq is listed as a civil war since 2003. âContemporary civil warsâ The following civil wars are ongoing or ended in the past decade, as of 2006. Â· Afghanistan, 1992-2002, armed conflicts subsist Â· Algeria, conflicts subsist Â· Angola, 1974-1989, 1995-1997, 1998-2002 Â· Basque Country, conflicts subsist Â· Burundi, 1988-1991, 1993-2001 Â· Cabinda, ?-present Â· Cambodia, 1978-1993, 1997-1998 Â· Casamance ?-present Â· Colombia, 1964-present Â· Darfur, Sudan, ?-present Â· First Congo War, Zaire, 1996-1997 Â· Second Congo War, DRC, 1998-present Â· Republic of the Congo, 1997, 1998 Â· CÃ´te d'Ivoire, 1999-2000, 2002-present Â· East Timor/Indonesia, 1975-1999 Â· Georgian Civil War, Abkhazia, South Ossetia in Georgia, still going on Â· Guatemala, 1960-1996 Â· Guinea-Bissau, 1998-1999 Â· Haiti ?-present Â· Hmong ?-present Â· Iraq 2003 -present Â· Israel and Palestine, 1967-present, see Palestinian territories etc Â· Ivory Coast, conflicts subsist Â· Kashmir, ?-present Â· Kyrgyzstan, ?-present Â· Kurdistan, Iraq, Kurdish Democratic Party, Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, 1961-1970, 1988-2003 Â· Liberian Civil War, Liberia, 1989-1996, 1999-2003 Â· Nepalese People's War, Nepal, 1996-present Â· Philippines, Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, 1972-1996, 2001-Present Â· Rwanda, 1990-1997 Â· Ethnic conflict in Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka, 1983-2001, conflicts subsist. Â· Sierra Leone, 1991-2002 Â· Somalian Civil War, 1991-present Â· Sudanese Civil War, Southern Sudan, 1955-1972, 1983-2005(?) Â· Tajikistan Civil War, Tajikistan, 1992-1997 Â· Uganda, 1987-present Â· Yemen, 1979-1989, 1994, 2000s Â· Yugoslavia, early 1990s .