posted on Sep, 7 2011 @ 02:06 PM
Originally posted by jessejamesxx
Originally posted by Ghost375
Was this an ordered assassination? Or some bad soldiers acting on their own?
Where's the 3rd option? "Business as Usual"
This is a daily occurrence. We've killed 1 million civilians in the past 8 years. That's 125,000 per year. 2,403 per week. 343 per day.
I was just about to post those numbers, appalling, isn't it? That's an Iraqi dying ever 4 - 5 minutes for the last 8 years. As per the Opinion
Research Business survey, from March 2003 to August 2007, they say 1,033,000 deaths were a direct result of the conflict. That was only the space of
4.5 years. So I think its safe to say 1 million innocents dead over 8 years is possibly a very conservative number. We've only lost around 6600
soldiers, so subtracting our deaths from that total is hardly going to matter.
Ok, here is where I sense we're being lied to on a daily basis concerning the actual insurgents killed vs innocent civilians. Remember the Vietnam
war? Most of weren't alive, but we've seen the documentaries and interviews with vets. There was a saying the officers and soldiers used ''If
he's dead and Vietnamese, he's VC." A soldier sees a woman looking at him, he gets nervous and kills her. Does he and his commanding officer employ
the infamous Veitnam War approach - "Its a dead Iraqi, therefore, a terrorist."?