Tuesday, 13 January 2009


The number is shocking and sobering.

It is at least 10 times greater than most estimates cited in the US & UK media, yet it is based on a scientific study of violent Iraqi deaths caused by the U.S.-led invasion of March 2003.

That study, published in prestigious medical journal The Lancet, estimated that over 600,000 Iraqis had been killed as a result of the invasion as of July 2006. Iraqis have continued to be killed since then. The graphic above provides a rough daily update of this number based on a rate of increase derived from the Iraq Body Count. (See the complete explanation.)

The estimate that over a million Iraqis have died received independent confirmation from a prestigious British polling agency in September 2007. Opinion Research Business estimated that 1.2 million Iraqis have been killed violently since the US-led invasion.

This devastating human toll demands greater recognition. It eclipses the Rwandan genocide and our leaders are directly responsible.

Little wonder they do not publicly cite it.

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Thud said...

I don't know how accurate these figures are but I'd be vary wary of anything lancet backs...it has a leftist agenda outside of medicine and has fully backed many of nulabours more bogus ideas.

Anonymous said...


Nick von Mises said...

I'd like to see that number attributed by category.My point being is that a massive amount of deaths, especially civilian, are due to the terrorists setting off bombs or executions.

Just listing a big number implicitly holds the allies accountable.

Anonymous said...

"over 600,000 Iraqis had been killed as a result of the invasion as of July 2006"

If you mean are Sunni's now free to slaughter Shiites and vice versa, then yes, the Allies did that

Mandible said...

The Lancet's figures were thoroughly fisked and ridiculed a couple of years ago.

Anyway, the Obamessiah will bring all the deceased back to life again next week. Counting down...

Harrithebastard said...

1.2 Million dead and fuck knows how many maimed ...

And the cunt got a medal !

Ed Balls said...

So what?

Harrithebastard said...

Ed Balls said...
So what?

13 January 2009 19:29

So what ? so many arseholes and only one medal?

Seems a tad unfair to me.

Damo Mackerel said...

The question that needs to be asked is who is doing all the killings? The Arabs that's who.

What a tragedy.

electro-kevin said...

The point is that it doesn't matter who's doing all the killings.

The Allies have destabilised the country.

For what ?

Anonymous said...

For Oil and Israel, Electro-kev.
Just like Israel tried to start a war between Georgia and the Russkis and the Yanks and Iran. Trouble is most people are waaaay too ignorant to spot the stringpullers and irrelevantly start to witter on about "holocaust victims".

Anonymous said...

1.2 million dead in Iraq? I am fine with that.

Nick von Mises said...

I'm not fine with it, but I don't see the point in blaming everything that was chronologically after the invasion on the Allies.

Might as well blame it on Thatcher.

Antipholus Papps said...

@Nick von Mises:

I suppose you would have called the French resistance 'terrorists' too would you? Your attitude disgusts me! We launched an aggressive war on a nation that posed no threat to us. We are directly responsible for those deaths. And we are directly responsible for bringing the perpetrators of this supreme international crime to justice.

Where are the good Englishmen?

Kaygee said...

Did the French resistance blow up many churches and market places?

Anonymous said...

So what? I pasted the latest deaths from the offcial website, it's just terrorism attacks among themselves, they are fackers! it's a shame that like usual the innocents will pay the bill.

k12023 23-30 by suicide bomber in Yusufiya 2 Jan 2009
k11994 Two by bomb in car of council member in Basra 27 Dec 2008-
28 Dec 2008
k11993 24-25 by car bomb, possibly suicide, Al-Zahra Square, Kadhimiya, Baghdad 27 Dec 2008
k11992 Man shot dead in parking lot in Al-Khalis 27 Dec 2008
k11991 30-year-old man by bomb in house in Dora, south Baghdad 27 Dec 2008
k11990 One shot dead in clashes between police and escaped prisoner, Ramadi 27 Dec 2008
k11989 One shot dead in Wahdeh, east Mosul 27 Dec 2008
k11988 Bodyguard of council member shot dead by Iraqi soldier in Wasity, Kirkuk 27 Dec 2008
k11987 Two Awakening Council members while defusing a bomb, Jurf al-Sakher 27 Dec 2008
k11986 Body of man found in Sabi' Abkar, north Baghdad 27 Dec 2008
k11985 Ten police in clashes with escaping prisoners, Tamim, Ramadi 26 Dec 2008
k11984 Policeman shot dead by probable suicide bomber in Falluja 26 Dec 2008
k11983 Man by bomb in home in Dora, south Baghdad 26 Dec 2008
k11982 Two by roadside bomb, west Mosul 25 Dec 2008
k11981 Child by bomb, Alam, Baghdad 25 Dec 2008
k11980 Four by car bomb at restaurant, Al-Shula, Baghdad 25 Dec 2008
k11979 Three by suicide car bomb in Muqdadiyah 25 Dec 2008
k11978 Policeman shot dead by truck driver, Shihabi, north Falluja 25 Dec 2008
k11977 Brother-in-law of Fadhila Party candidate shot dead in Sanghar, south Basra 24 Dec 2008
k11976 Body of man found hanged in house in Anwar al-Sadr, Wassit 24 Dec 2008
k11975 Policeman shot dead near Zaidan, Zuba', south of Falluja 24 Dec 2008
k11974 Thirteen-year-old girl shot dead in home, Bishkan, east Dalouiya 24 Dec 2008
k11973 Four by bomb at house of politician and Awakening Council member, Ameriyat al-Falluja 24 Dec 2008
k11972 Body of man found strangled in Mussayab 23 Dec 2008
k11971 Child by bomb in Mosul 23 Dec 2008
k11970 Doctor in car shot dead in Mosul 23 Dec 2008
k11969 Body of 50-year-old man found stabbed, al-Hussein, Kirkuk 23 Dec 2008
k11968 Police chief, wife and three other police by roadside bomb in Tarmia 23 Dec 2008
k11967 Policeman in grenade and machine-gun attack south of Falluja 22 Dec 2008
k11966 One by mortar round in eastern Mosul 22 Dec 2008
k11965 Two shot dead in eastern Mosul 22 Dec 2008
k11964 Body found in Al-Kifil/Al-Tufayl River, south of Hilla 22 Dec 2008
k11963 Intelligence officer by bomb attached to car in Tahsiniya, Basra 22 Dec 2008
k11961 Lawyer in Al-Hidiya court shot dead by US forces north of Hilla 21 Dec 2008
k11962 Polilceman shot dead in Al-Sha'areen market, central Mosul 20 Dec 2008
k11960 Seven severed heads and two bodies found in Ur, Baghdad 19 Dec 2008
k11959 Two in car shot dead by US forces, Tarmia, Baghdad 18 Dec 2008
k11958 Two by bomb in market in Diyala 18 Dec 2008
k11957 Body found shot dead in al-Jihad, west Kut 18 Dec 2008
k11956 Car driver shot dead by US forces, al-Bi'that intersection, al-Mansour, Baghdad 18 Dec 2008
k11955 Off-duty traffic policeman shot dead in west Mosul 18 Dec 2008
k11954 Female Communist Party member found stabbed/beheaded in home, south Kirkuk 18 Dec 2008
k11953 One by roadside bomb in Palestine Street, south Mosul 17 Dec 2008
k11952 Thirteen-year-old boy by bomb or mortar round, Sleikh, Baghdad 17 Dec 2008
k11951 Eighteen by car bomb and roadside bomb, Nahda, Baghdad 17 Dec 2008
k11950 3-4 security guards by US/Iraqi forces, Al-Uteifiya, Baghdad 17 Dec 2008
k11949 Two by magnetic bomb on car, Thawra, Mosul 16 Dec 2008
k11948 Two by suicide car bomb in al-Saadiya 16 Dec 2008
k11947 Female student by roadside bomb in Karrada, Baghdad 16 Dec 2008
k11946 Two by bomb in Al-Shaheed, Saadiya

Gareth said...


Because they are righteous.

Hindsight is a wonderful thing but it didn't have to be like this.

There is a school of thought that, regardless of which bodycount you put the most stock in (and they all have problems that make them not quite reliable), a lot of the deaths could have been avoided if a few things had been done:

a) The numbers involved in the invasion had been as big as the US military had wanted.(Something like double what they got)

b) The Iraqi military had been left largely intact.

c) A reconstruction plan ready to go once the battles were done had been in place BEFORE we went in.

I can understand a). More men and machines on the ground to flood the place militarily and quickly get things back up to speed. It was naysayed for political reasons.(Just like our lads and lasses didn't have enough body armour because the politicians didn't want to be seen ordering 40,000 sets of it before going to the UN)

As for b) I'm less sure. I seem to recall reports that we had lines of contact with the Iraq military. That they were on our side so to speak. As tired of Saddam and his megalomania as anyone else. Yet the political will was to destroy the enemy and remove all vestiges of Saddam and the Baath party. This left a massive vacuum into which the insurgents poured.

c) Well, that is the biggest cockup of the lot. They didn't have a clue and have thrown huge amounts of money into the pockets of well placed contractors to get things up to speed.

Saddam was certainly A Bad Man.(Like Osama) Worse, he was Our Bad Man (Like Osama) and had turned against us.(Hat trick!) Cue a shocking abuse of trust twixt Government and the People and the stage was set for the US, UK and others to go in.

The UK Government in particular, concocted a stream of not-quite-truths, not-quite-untruths for the media to push and for the populace to swallow. I don't think it was about oil. I don't think it was about Al-Quaeda either. There were sound humanitarian and security reasons to depose Saddam. But those who wanted this, who wanted to send our men and women into harm's way, chose to obfuscate and lie to get what they wanted. Seemingly, to me at any rate, so the suggestions of going into Rwanda, going into Zimbabwe etc could be more easily brushed aside. Had the US wished to target only Al-Quaeda loosing off a few dozen cruise missiles would have done.

And yet here's the daft thing. From what I have seen and read over the years I'd say George Bush is the only major world leader with a soul and in posession of any semblance of sincerity. He loves his country. He seems to wrestle with his conscience just as much as he does with the English language. He has done a lot of good for Africa while the EU and others just talk. He isn't afraid to criticise his peers. He speaks like an everyman in a way his father never could, nor Clinton and so far nor does his successor. He has had his fair share of troubles and had a varied life before becoming a politican. There is little trace of a personality or conscience in his peers. Especially Blair. There is nothing behind the grin and no heart behind the medal.

WB said...

Dearie me, a jew hater and a peddler of bollocks. IBC can't even get the figure over 80k and they've been trying so hard they're down to single sourced news reports of anything and everything.

This is nothing but pathetic 'modelling' of stats, much like global warmening rubbish. Please please stop being so dim on the internets. you're better than this nonsense. Jeez.

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