Monday, January 02, 2012

Iraq War death toll: 162,000

"A report released today by Iraq Body Count -- an anti-war group that compiles statistics on confirmed deaths from violence in Iraq -- estimated that the death toll from the start of the Iraq war to the end of 2011 was approximately 162,000 people.

That figure includes US and other foreign troops, Iraqi government forces, members of militias both local and foreign, and civilians. The group found that a minimum of 114,212 civilians have been killed in the Iraq war to date."


Anonymous said...

Lesley Stahl on U.S. sanctions against Iraq: We have heard that a half million children have died. I mean, that's more children than died in Hiroshima. And, you know, is the price worth it?

Secretary of State Madeleine Albright: "I think this is a very hard choice, but the price--we think the price is worth it."

Anonymous said...

Question: How do you get rid of the byproduct of the production of enriched uranium (radioactive nuclear waste)?

Answer: use Iraq as your own illegal dumping ground

In 2004, Iraq had the highest mortality rate due to leukemia of any country in the world.

Anonymous said...


In a three week period of conflict in Iraq during 2003 it was estimated over 1000 tons of depleted uranium munitions were used.

The United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority has estimated that 50 tons of DU dust from the first Gulf War could lead to 500,000 cancer deaths by the year 2000. To date, a total of 2,000 tons have been generated in the Middle East.

Now, how would u like it if depleted uranium shells where dumped in your neighborhood?
"Shock and awe", right?

Anonymous said...

"More than ten times the amount of radiation released during atmospheric testing [of nuclear bombs] has been released from DU weaponry since 1991," said Leuren Moret, a U.S. nuclear scientist. "The genetic future of the Iraqi people, for the most part, is destroyed. The environment now is completely radioactive."

Because DU has a half-life of 4.5 billion years, the Middle East will, for all practical purposes, be radioactive forever.

The two U.S. wars in Iraq "have been nuclear wars because they have scattered nuclear material across the land, and people, particularly children, are condemned to die of malignancy and congenital disease essentially for eternity," said anti-nuclear activist Helen Caldicott.

Since the first Gulf War, the rate of birth defects and childhood cancer in Iraq has increased by seven times. More than 35 percent (251,000) of U.S. Gulf War veterans are dead or on permanent medical disability, compared with only 400 who were killed during the conflict.

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Dolly said...

Uranium is extremely heavy, so even 20 tons of DU can fit in a small box. So, it sounds like more than it actually is. That is why posting misinformation about uranium is a favorite among leftist freaks.

Also the reason behind using DU is not: "to get rid of nuclear waste," but the reason is to pierce armored vehicles. Because uranium is stronger than steel, get it.

Dolly said...

These figures of 160k killed are meaningless, because every side will take from it whatever conclusion they want. So the Christians will say that the 160k is mostly due to internal muslim killing in Iraq.

That is why IBC was a stupid site all along.

Anonymous said...

Don't you just love folks who turn up with authoritive post without real substance & then slip in a leftist freak insult.

First of all DU has a density of around 19100kg/m3 which means that you require over 1m3 (1000lts) to get 20 metric tonnes, which is hadly a small box. Secondly if you did even a small amount of research you would know that the DU is normally only a very small penetrating element housed within the tip of a round, therefore 20 MT is a massive amount of fired rounds.

You also fail to understand the issue at all which is the find aerosol of DU dust which is created when the round is fired & upon impact. These aerosols have the ability to readily enter the body through inhalation, now I'd be pretty sure a well informed conservative such as yourself would be just fine breathing in some uranium dust right?,,

Also you statement about DU being harder than steal is factually incorrect, it actualy more ductile & weaker than steel. Its used in the rounds because of it's density (which is higher than that of lead) thus it has greater kinetic energy at impact.

So before you visit boards & attempt to look all intellectual & start rambling on about leftist paranoia, perhaps you can do some research. Instead of behaving like most conservitives who just believe any carbage that's feed to them by authorities, & insulting those who can think critically.