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Department of Veteran's Affairs, in conjunction with the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has released the truth because they need the AMerican People to know our military is literally, destroyed. They cannot release these horrific numbers via the chain of command, so they let slip a report which now cannot be "un-slipped."
How come the government numbers of 3,777 as of 9/7/7 are so low? The answer is simple, the government does not want the 73,000 dead to be compared to the 55,000 U.S. soldiers killed in Vietnam Iraq = Vietnam. What the government is doing is only counting the soldiers that die in action before they can get them into a helicopter or ambulance. Any soldier who is shot but they get into a helicopter before he dies is not counted.
Total U.S. Military Gulf War Deaths: 73,846
– Deaths amongst Deployed: 17,847
– Deaths amongst Non-Deployed: 55,999
Total “Undiagnosed Illness” (UDX) claims: 14,874
Total number of disability claims filed: 1,620,906
- Disability Claims amongst Deployed: 407,911
- Disability Claims amongst Non-Deployed: 1,212,995
Percentage of combat troops that filed Disability Claims 36%
Department of Veteran's Affairs, in conjunction with the Joint Chiefs of Staff
This story is 100% accurate. 100% true. 100% verifiable.
Originally posted by Agit8dChop
WOuld anyone feel disgusted instead of positive about bush should the real figure be 70,000? would it change your mind on how 'nessecary; Iraq is ?
Originally posted by mr-lizard
That's 73,846 dead Americans vs the millions of Iraqi's who have lost their lives at the hands of foreign invaders who are bringing 'democracy' to a place that doesn't need it.
Do you still feel that you made the right choice when you invaded the WRONG country after 9/11?
I hope this teaches the US a grave lesson. You are not invincible and you made a terrible, terrible mistake.
God bless everybody who died. May George Bush burn in hell.
Originally posted by wardk28
I think some people are skipping the posts about the 73,846 deaths being over a 17 year period and not during the Iraq War. Repeat all deaths not from the Iraq War.
Originally posted by jhamende
Death StatisticsReguardless of what any of you have to say.
"[sic]Reguardless of what any of you have to say."
You have already discounted any intelligent conversation with this comment. Fail.
That is a lot of dead soldiers. Check out this site about death statistics for all types of deaths. For example according to the stats on this website something like 90 people a year die from lightning strikes. thats 1500 in the last 17 years. Anyone know the chances of getting struck by lightning?
Odds of being killed by lightning: 2320000 to 1.
So 55,000 non combat deaths from middle east action is simply staggering.
No, it is not. Over 750000 people actually do die in the United States every year. Possibly more. The actual odds that 3235 non combat members of a four million man army will die each year for 17 years is not really surprising at all.