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Alicat
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25 posted 11-19-2004 09:09 PM       View Profile for Alicat   Email Alicat   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alicat

Interesting link, Mysteria.  Did some reading there and one thing they don't do is differentiate between U.S. caused fatalities, Iraqi military (under Saddam) caused fatalities, and terrorist caused fatalities.  I get the feeling though that with that site, all three would be summed up and placed squarely on the U.S.'s doorstep.

Since they like doing body counts, when will the tally from Saddam's regime be posted?  On second thought, prolly never since we are still finding mass grave sites, and will most likely never find them all.
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26 posted 11-19-2004 09:10 PM       View Profile for Huan Yi   Email Huan Yi   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Huan Yi

Noah,

“The Lancet study's headline figure of "100,000" excess deaths is a probabilistic projection from a small number of reported deaths - most of them from aerial weaponry - in a sample of 988 households to the entire Iraqi population. Only those actual, war-related deaths could be included in our count.”


http://www.iraqbodycount.net/press/

“Only those actual, war-related deaths could be included in our count.”

Which is substantially lower.

The article goes on about the flaws in the Lancet study's headline figure.

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27 posted 11-22-2004 02:24 PM       View Profile for Rowley   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Rowley

Huan Yi,
The incident regarding Margaret Hassan is very unfortunate and very sad. She has become a victim of US aggression. Lets not forget that Mrs. Hassan was a Brit who had lived in Iraq under Saddam Hussein  for the past 30 years unscathed. Now look at Iraq. Unfortunately, since the majority of Americans did nothing to prevent our government from starting wars of aggression on Iraq & Afghanistan, the consequences are disastrous. And lets also not forget that there would be no such thing as an Iraq resistance if the US had not attacked Iraq. The US has created this atrocity. My heart goes out to Mrs. Hassan and her family, and I regret that I didn't have the power to stop this war of aggression and save her life.
I pity the Iraqi's.
The weak are always courageous when they decide to stand up to the strong. We are all aware of the comparison in strength between the US and Iraq. Iraq did not have a navy nor an airforce to even have a fighting chance against the super power of the world.
How courageous the resistance is!
Keep it up, so the US government will think twice before bringing the same atrocity to Iran!
How many more Margaret Hassan's are in Iran that we will have to mourn about sometime soon?
Jim, I have read your article and have seen the reports about corruption on behalf Kofi Annan and his leadership. I have witnessed that Kofi Annan has not been much of a "YES-man" for the US Government. I often wonder if the west is trying to ruin his image in any way so they can eventually get him replaced in the U.N. with someone who will say what the US wants to hear.  Seeing that the US government is the strongest militarily and economically in the UN, is it possible the US could succeed in having him replaced with a YES-man? Or is this just simply conspiracy?
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The Life and Mysterious Murder of Margaret Hassan
By Ghali Hassan in Baghdad
11/22/04

Just before the US-Britain assault on Iraq in March 2003, Margaret Hassan had urged the UN and the British Parliament against the war. She told them: “The Iraqi people are already living through a terrible emergency”, she said. “They do not have the resources to withstand an additional crisis brought about by military action”. According to many people who knew her, Margaret Hassan hated the sanctions and the US-Britain wars against Iraq.

Fluent in Arabic and very aware of the devious and corrupt politics of the West, she was a strong voice for the Iraqi children who are the first victims of US-Britain states terrorism. Margaret Hassan was unapologetic in her opposition to the sanctions and the war against Iraq. She was very popular in Iraq and was loved by the Iraqi children. I know that myself. The Iraqi people are very generous to and very respectful of foreigners, especially those who converted to Islam.

Full article: http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article7345.htm

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