IRAQ BODY COUNT

*** Here are only the official numbers ,but who knows how many deaths are for real?!??

” The number of civilians killed by US forces during November(2007) is now 75, including 2 children. “ [http://www.iraqbodycount.org/]

” This data is based on 12,194 database entries from the beginning of the war to 5 November 2007. “

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Documented civilian deaths from violence in Iraq(until now):

 

min. 77,437 – max. 84,362

 

 

“”” 12 November 2007The American military has expressed regret “that civilians are hurt or killed while coalition forces search to rid Iraq of terrorism,” after the 11 October killing of 15 women (one pregnant) and children in an air raid near lake Thar Thar.1 The civilian death toll by US fire was 96 in October, with 23 children among them, while in September US forces and contractors killed 108 Iraqi civilians, including 7 children. In August US troops killed 103 civilians, 16 of them children, and in July they killed 196. In fact, during the last five months US forces in Iraq have killed over 600 Iraqi civilians. Regrettably, as always.

 

It is the ‘price to pay’, the ‘sacrifice’ that has to be made as we fight terrorism, the ‘cost’ of this war against evil forces. That is what we say to justify these killings. But those of us who speak of this price to be paid, this sacrifice to be made, do not pay this price, do not make this sacrifice. Our own country is not being destroyed, attacked, occupied. Our own children are not being blown up, our civilians are not becoming homeless by the millions. Those who speak of the necessity of this sacrifice, would they be prepared to pay such a price? In their own country? With the blood of their own families? How much easier it is to sacrifice others, to let others pay with their lives. The value of those lives is hardly high enough to trouble us. It is nothing our military cannot afford. … “””[ Lily Hamourtziadou/ Iraq Body Count]

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