Friday, May 6, 2011

Iraq and Afghanistan Casualties

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by Morley Evans

Here are some reliable figures on people killed and seriously injured (usually combined as "casualties") in Iraq and Afghanistan.

At least 919,967 people have
been killed in Afghanistan and Iraq
and another 1,739,547
have been seriously injured
since the U.S. and coalition attacks, 
based on lowest credible estimates.

These figures do not include deaths and serious injuries before the United States began to avenge 9/11 by bombing Afghanistan and invading Iraq. Preceding the current ten year fiasco begun by George W. Bush was the Gulf War (1990-1991) which was undertaken by George H.W. Bush. That was followed by the sanctions on Iraq of Tony Blair and Bill Clinton which killed hundreds of thousands of Iraqis. The current aggressions were preceded by a long history of aggressions aimed at colonial exploitation of the region (oil, WW I, oil, WW II, oil) — stretching back into the nineteenth century and the world hegemony of the British Empire which lasted until 1945 when the United States of America took over management of the world's affairs. We are responsible for much oily and foul business in today's Iraq: Estimates of civilian deaths from the sanctions range from 100,000 to over 1.5 million, most of them children.

The recent past. Remember this?

Gulf War Photobox.jpg
The Gulf War
Our heroes are at work. Does that make you proud?
Will China be next? Again? Our heroes are running out of enemies.
They ran out of money long ago so this won't continue much longer.

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