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  • Saturday, January 29, 2005

    Iraqi death toll figures uncovered

    The BBC has apparently obtained information from the Iraqi ministry of health, which confirms suspicions that US led forces are responsible for many Iraqi civilians' deaths, according to this report:

    The data covers the period 1 July 2004 to 1 January 2005, and relates to all conflict-related civilian deaths and injuries recorded by Iraqi public hospitals. The figures exclude, where known, the deaths of insurgents. The figures reveal that 3,274 Iraqi civilians were killed and 12,657 wounded in conflict-related violence during the period. Of those deaths, 60% - 2,041 civilians - were killed by the coalition and Iraqi security forces. A further 8,542 were wounded by them. Insurgent attacks claimed 1,233 lives, and wounded 4,115 people, during the same period. Insurgents have typically used car bombs to target Iraqi security forces, killing many civilians in the process. Attacks have multiplied in the run-up to the election on 31 January.
    And, those are only the figures from July 2004 onwards. See all recent "A Logical Voice" posts

    7 Comments:

    At 1/30/2005 08:22:00 am, Blogger Marc said...

    As usual and as I said in my post on this article, the BBC lied.

    Caught red handed the BBC admits it lied.

    Iraqi health ministry figures for deaths in violence cannot differentiate between those killed by coalition forces and insurgents, officials say.

    The BBC's Panorama programme reported coalition and Iraqi security forces were responsible for most civilian conflict deaths in the past six months.

    But the health ministry says that its figures were misinterpreted. [John Simpson is not just any old BBC reporter. He is the BBC's world affairs editor. He lied]

    "The BBC regrets mistakes in its published and broadcast reports," said a BBC spokesman.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/4219451.stm

    We look forward to your post about the BBC caught fabricating more ant-American stories concerning Iraq.

     
    At 1/30/2005 03:39:00 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    nothing new....they have to speak to the Mr. Logicals of the world so they can sell newspapers!

     
    At 1/30/2005 04:19:00 pm, Blogger Voice 1 said...

    Marc, I believe the BBC have stated that they made a mistake; anonymous, the BBC don't sell newspapers.

     
    At 1/30/2005 04:32:00 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    it's a phrase teasipper....it means they are preaching to their choir....doesn't matter if it's on paper or on the airwaves.

     
    At 1/30/2005 04:49:00 pm, Blogger Voice 1 said...

    Ah thank you, one of those quaint phrases.

     
    At 1/30/2005 05:54:00 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    As stated in the Geneva Conventions, an occupying army is responsible for the security of the people they are occupying. The insurgents were not much of a problem before the U.S. invasion. They are the creation of the occupying force.

     
    At 1/30/2005 06:30:00 pm, Blogger Voice 1 said...

    Very true, i've said on many occasions that the beligerance of the rogue regime in washington, ably assisted by their poodle Blair have been the enablers of the "insurgents". Obviously not following the law does not help matters one bit.

     

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