posted on Jan, 12 2008 @ 04:39 AM
Originally posted by kangjia57
Reply to BlueRaja
how many of these dead can be verified by hard facts versus completely subjective wild speculation?
What do you think the total civilian deaths can be in a country where 4000 US soldiers have been killed?
Vietnamese government in 1995 revealed that 5.1 million people died during Hanoi's conflict with the United States who lost about 58,209.
Ratio- 1 US soldier dead : 87 civilians dead
In a conflict involving 500,000 US troops and B52 Stratofortresses on carpet bombing missions. As already stated (by myself and others). Do keep up,
Remember more than 1500 civilians died in Mogadishu where a dozen US troops got killed.
Actually, 18 died during the "Blackhawk Down" firefight. And those 1500 were not civilians. A large number were militia.
Ratio-1 US soldier dead : 83 civilians dead
From a completely different conflict using completely different weapons and with a massive difference in the number of troops deployed.
Now lets say 4000 US soldiers dead TIMES by 80 civilians(rounded off) dead per soldier.
4000 * 80 =320,000 civilians dead.
Great, now we know what the numbers in Vietnam might have looked like if there were no ARVN troops, no Aussies, No RoK troops, no Kiwis and less than
20% of the total US troops who were actually deployed.
Those ratios taken above are only when the US troops is involved in combat
Those ratios are taken from a completely different war of totally different parameters. ergo: useless.
After adding what the sectarian,civilian,terrorist war/massacre has caused.
My conclusion is about around 1 Million Civilians Dead.
Great. When I want to compare my Honda CB900F with a Massey Ferguson tractor, I know who to call.