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WAR: 5,500 Iraqis Killed, Morgue Records Show

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posted on May, 23 2004 @ 08:00 PM
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According to reports from AP and other sources, as many as 5,500 Iraqis died violently in just Baghdad and 3 provinces in the first 12 months of Occupation.
 



ABCNEWS.com

"More than 5,500 Iraqis died violently in just Baghdad and three provinces in the first 12 months of the occupation, an Associated Press survey found. The toll from both criminal and political violence ran dramatically higher than violent deaths before the war, according to statistics from morgues."


Please visit the link provided for the complete story.

This is not good news but expected. and it is not shown who or what caused all of these deaths.

[Edited on 23-5-2004 by Banshee]




posted on May, 23 2004 @ 08:21 PM
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keep in mind that is the figure from the morgues....it does not include the countless bodies buried by iraqis themselves.

it could be between 9148 and 11,005 as per
www.iraqbodycount.net...



posted on May, 23 2004 @ 08:29 PM
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Originally posted by worldwatcher
keep in mind that is the figure from the morgues....it does not include the countless bodies buried by iraqis themselves.

it could be between 9148 and 11,005 as per
www.iraqbodycount.net...


Or the countless bodies scorched to nothingness.



posted on May, 23 2004 @ 08:34 PM
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OK, but what percentage of these have been caused by insurgent bombs and what percentage by direct U.S. actions?



posted on May, 23 2004 @ 09:01 PM
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That doesn't mean Iraq is a more dangerous place than during Saddam Hussein's regime. At least 300,000 people were murdered by security forces and buried in mass graves during the dictator's 23-year rule, U.S. officials say, and human rights workers put the number closer to 500,000.


A look at the rest of this article shows that under Hussein between 13,000 and 22,000 people died a year in Iraqi. This is significantly higher than Iraqi body count website.




"We cannot compare the situation now with how it was before," Nouri Jaber al-Nouri, inspector general of the Interior Ministry, said recently. "Iraqis used to fear everything. ... But now, despite all that is happening, we feel safe."


The Iraqis seem to dealing with this alot better than those of us in the US



posted on May, 24 2004 @ 11:41 AM
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"We cannot compare the situation now with how it was before," Nouri Jaber al-Nouri, inspector general of the Interior Ministry, said recently. "Iraqis used to fear everything. ... But now, despite all that is happening, we feel safe."


I love it when the Americans are compared to Saddam.

"Hey we haven't killed nearly as many people as Saddam did! He's way more evil than we are!"

Good to know that if you really need to put a positive spin on the mess in Iraq, you just have to compare them to a 23 year military dictatorship.

"Hey we're not Pol Pot."




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