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The Iraq Body Count (IBC)
The best known initiative based on passive surveillance is the British Iraq Body Count (IBC). This project tries to capture the casualties of the Iraq War by using a database that counts all killed civilians as reported in renowned Western media . This project tries to capture the casualties of the Iraq War by using a database that counts all killed civilians as reported in renowned Western media outlets or registered by hospitals and morgues. From March 2003 to September 2011, the time period that the present IPPNW Body Count investigates, IBC activists
have identified approximately 108,000 killed Iraqi civilians.
Representative Studies Provide an Estimate of Up To 1 Million
Conversely, results from statistical surveys conducted by the Johns Hopkins University, published in 2004 and 2006 in the medical journal The Lancet, as well as by the British polling institute Opinion Research Business (ORB) in 2007 suggest that already by 2008 over one million Iraqis had died as a result of war, occupation and their indirect consequences.
(MINTPRESS) Washington, DC — A study released earlier this year revealed the shocking death toll of the United States’s “War on Terror” since the 9/11 terrorist attacks, but the true body count could be even higher.
Published in March by Physicians for Social Responsibility, the study, conducted by a team that included some Nobel Prize winners, determined that at least 1.3 million people have died as a result of war since Sept.11, 2001, but the real figure might be as high as two million. The study was an attempt to “close the gaps” in existing research, including studies like the Iraq Body Count,” which puts the number of violent deaths in that country at about 219,000 since 2003, based on media reports of the time period.
Investigative journalist Nafeez Ahmed, writing in April for Middle East Eye, explained some of the ways the previous figures fell short, according to the physicians’ research... theantimedia.org... led-over-4-million-muslims/" target="_blank" class="postlink">[Source]
originally posted by: deadcalm
a reply to: grandmakdw
Does any of this in any way excuse the mass slaughter of millions of people? It's bad when the Muslims do it...but just fine when we do? Mass murder is mass murder....it cannot be defended by pointing at someone else's transgressions of human dignity....like that somehow makes it better.
originally posted by: Kali74
a reply to: grandmakdw
Let's ignore bad things because other bad things happen.
The United States is responsible for 4 million Muslim deaths. That's about waist deep in genocide.
originally posted by: ~Lucidity
a reply to: beezzer
It's not war when the numbers are so disproportionate. It's murder.