Absolutey horrifying. I can hardly wrap my mind around that much death and destruction.
Originally Posted by Aquaduct
According to the best survey done, about 100,000 Iraqis were killed by the violence of mainly US and British troops. They left out of their figures the estimated 30,000 to 50,000 people massacred in Fallujah.
Since then a whole lot more people have been killed, so factoring another year and a half of casualities plus the Fallujah figures we may conservatively estimate the US led invasion of Iraq has killed nearly 1/4 million people.
The figure of 30,000 deaths carried by most news media is clearly a gross underestimate, as pointed out by British journalist George Monbiot writing in the Guardian: http://www.monbiot.com/archives/2005...-out-the-dead/
Now I know 2,500 US soldiers have died....in fact nearly every American knows that. But how many know about the Iraqi deathtoll?
|It was a household survey - of 988 homes in 33 randomly selected districts - and it suggested, on the basis of the mortality those households reported before and after the invasion, that the risk of death in Iraq had risen by a factor of 1.5. Somewhere between 8000 and 194,000 extra people had died, with the most probable figure being 98,000(6). Around half the deaths, if Falluja was included, or 15% if it was not, were caused by violence, and the great majority of those by attacks on the part of US forces.|
Originally Posted by pumpkinsmama
I am not trying to minimize anything, just confused where your statement came from.