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More bloodshed in Iraq

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posted on Jun, 30 2006 @ 02:30 PM
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According to recent US media reports, Iraqi statistics show that at least 50,000 Iraqis have died violent deaths since 2003 when US-led forces entered Iraq. This figure is much higher than official US statistics. US President George Bush has said that only 30,000 Iraqis have been killed in the war. According to the latest report, the majority of the victims were Iraqi civilians. Of those dead, 75 per cent were victims of terrorist attacks and 25 percent were innocent bystanders caught in the firing line during military conflicts.

The US media recognizes that for various reasons, many of the deaths in Iraq are no disclosed to the public. It is not easy to get accurate figures. One report claimed that the average daily body count was in three-digit figures.

The figures of 50,000 and 30,000 seem quite ordinary. However, when these figures represents live lost, they become a lot more alarming. The figures represent tens of thousands of souls that have been wrongly killed during the war, indicate the terrible situation in the country draw angry condemnation from the world.

It is the war launched by the United States that has caused such tremendous human suffering and deprived thousands of innocent civilians of their lives. In addition to nuclear, biological and chemical weapons, the US and British forces have also used the world's most advanced conventional weapons, even when they are not targeting anti-US armed forces. Since the US-British coalition began their occupation of Iraq, reports of indiscriminate killings have emerged frequently.

The scourge is not limited to bullets. In the long run, modern weapons can also indirectly harm countless people. The depleted uranium bombs, highly explosive dynamite and fire-bombs that have been used by US-British forces have not only damaged the environment, but the health of local residents. This man-made disaster is terrible and will affect Iraq in the long-term.

It is the war launched by the United States that has aggravated conflict between different religious sects, different nationalities and different ideological groups in the country. Mosques have been bombed, religious sects have declared vendettas and ethnic groups have begun revenge killings. US and British authorities and the compliant Western media attribute these horrors to historical precedent, the lack of democracy and terrorism. They do not want to admit that these brutalities are actually the consequences of the war they've launched in Iraq. Although homicides and reprisals have occurred, it is only since the war began that such episodes of violence have occurred so frequently.

It is the war launched by the United States in Iraq that has reduced the birthplace of human civilization to a helpless, tragic and desperate place full of terror. All the ancient sites and artifacts from the civilization of the Tigris River and Euphrates River have been badly damaged or stolen.

Now, the war in Iraq continues, and the domestic situation remains disorderly. As long as Iraq is unstable, those figures representing deaths, attacks and conflicts continue to increase.




posted on Jun, 30 2006 @ 02:49 PM
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Let me get this straight america forced the terrorists to bomb mosques.. hmm ok

Guess what there has always been a war between sects and nations before it was ethinic cleansing with the sunnis wiping away shiites. Now its shiites fighting back... There has always been terrorism and war in that region in fact it damn near seems a way of life there has not always been a united states.


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posted on Jun, 30 2006 @ 04:45 PM
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While I don't agree with the War, and don't 'believe' the pretenses presented to the public as the reasons for the war, I don't agree with your assertion that the US led war is directly responsible for increasing the fighting amoungst the regions populations.

So, the schoolyard bully punches Bob, so Bob goes and kicks Sally? The fanatics are fanatics, but they're not ignorant of who they target (as a group).

Any region so deeply rooted in religous beliefs will be in a constant state of conflict. Religion breeds intolerance, and in turn, war. These people were killing each other long before the United States was the United States, and so long as there is more than one blief structure in the neighborhood, they'll continue to fight.

Perhaps you are simply implying that the War has provided increased opportunity for inner conflict in the region, which it most certainly has, and in which case I simply misinterpreted your statements.



posted on Jun, 30 2006 @ 05:04 PM
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Originally posted by zhangxi0183
The depleted uranium bombs, highly explosive dynamite and fire-bombs that have been used by US-British forces have not only damaged the environment, but the health of local residents. This man-made disaster is terrible and will affect Iraq in the long-term.



Depleted uranium bombs
They must be new last I heard depleted uranium was only used in projectiles and armour? Any more info on these DPU bombs?

The effects of Depleted uranium are exaggerated to such a extent by people that dont know what they are talking about its ridiculous. Ive seen sites that stated it was producing radiation levels in iraq higher then those produced at Chernobyl during its meltdown.

I own uranium samples that have much, much higher radiation levels then DU and these can be handled with your barehands without any risk. I wouldnt lick the stuff or sleep with a chunk under my pillow for months or years but its not nearly as dangerous as most make it seem. With DU most of the radiation is Alpha radiation which a sheet of paper could stop and your skin is more then enough protection.




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