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How Many Iraqi's Were Killed?


By jimstaro - Posted on 06 March 2011

We will never have any type of full accountability of the deaths of the civilians in Iraq as to the invasion and long occupation, still ongoing, what we do know is the possibility of tens of thousands killed, tens of thousands maimed, unknown numbers of physiological damaged Iraqi's living in the death and destruction of almost daily 9/11's especially in the cities destroyed, millions made into refugee's both inside the country and to neighboring countries and beyond, a country totally destroyed and changed forever! Done In Our Names!

 

WikiLeaks analysis suggests hundreds of thousands of unrecorded Iraqi deaths

 

Les Roberts, 05 March 2011 - Imagine that the New York Times revealed that five Senators were known to be taking bribes from a particular corporation. Some days later the Washington Post runs a story saying they had independent sources suggesting that four Senators were taking bribes from that same corporation but goes on to state that this was nothing new as the story was already covered, neglecting to mention that three of the four names were different than those previously reported by the Times. This is hard to imagine because eight named Senators in a scandal is not the same as five named Senators, and because healthy competition between papers would tend to point out the information missed by a rival. Yet, this is, at least numerically, what happened following the October 22nd, 2010 release of the Iraq War Logs by WikiLeaks.

The release which supposedly included over 391,000 classified DoD reports described violent events after 2003 including 109,000 deaths, the majority (66,000) being Iraqi civilians. At the time of the release, the most commonly cited figure for civilian casualties came from Iraqbodycount.org (IBC), a group based in England that compiles press and other descriptions of killings in Iraq. In late October, IBC estimated the civilian war death tally to be about 104,000. Virtually all authorities, including IBC themselves, acknowledge that this count must be incomplete, although the fraction missed is debated. The press coverage of the Iraq War Logs release tended to focus on the crude consistency between the number recorded by WikiLeaks, 66,000 since the start of 2004, and the roughly 104,000 recorded deaths from Iraqbodycount since March of 2003. The Washington Post even ran an editorial entitled, “WikiLeaks’s leaks mostly confirm earlier Iraq reporting” concluding that the Iraq War Log reports revealed nothing new. {continued}

 


Intel Comparison: Unrecorded Iraq War Deaths

According to stats on this site . . www.informationclearinghouse.info - the cost in lives and dollars:
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Number Of Iraqis Slaughtered In US War And Occupation Of Iraq "1,421,933"

Number of U.S. Military Personnel Sacrificed (Officially acknowledged) In U.S. War And Occupation Of Iraq 4,757

Number Of International Occupation Force Troops Slaughtered In Afghanistan : 2,354

Cost of War in Iraq & Afghanistan
$1,160,730,615,764
For more details, click her

This analysis by Les Roberts should be taken very seriously. Nobody in the world has as much experience in the gruesome field of estimating deaths in conflict zones, from Rwanda to the DRC to Iraq. Now we sorely need him and his colleagues to tell us what we have really done to the people of Afghanistan over the past 10 years. All we have on that conflict are fragmentary figures based on passive reporting in conditions where they are likely to be an even more severe undercount than the same methods have produced in Iraq. I've documented Les's work in Iraq in my book, Blood On Our Hands: the American Invasion and Destruction of Iraq.

have you asked him?

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