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'US casualties in Iraq exceed 50,000'
« on: December 10, 2011, 08:17:14 AM »
'US casualties in Iraq exceed 50,000'

Sat Dec 10, 2011 12:10PM GMT
source: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/214872.html



Deputy head of Iran's Armed Forces Joint Chiefs of Staff Brigadier General Massoud Jazayeri.
Despite US efforts to impose an information blackout on its war casualties, the number of US troops killed and wounded in Iraq has surpassed 50,000, a senior Iranian commander says.

“Based on the existing figures and data, the American forces killed and injured in Iraq are estimated to be 50,000. However, it seems that the real statistics are much higher than this,” said Brigadier General Massoud Jazayeri, the deputy head of Iran's Armed Forces Joint Chiefs of Staff, on Friday.

“Of course the figure 50,000 killed and wounded Americans, is notwithstanding the mercenaries of other nationalities who are in the US Army fighting against the people of Iraq,” the Iranian commander added.

Jazayeri made reference to the enormous cost of maintaining US military presence in Iraq and Afghanistan, and argued that the American taxpayers are rarely aware of the undeniable fact that the cost of the Iraq war is at least USD 1,000 billion.

“Of course some sources have estimated the cost of war [in Iraq] to be more than USD 3,000 billion and with careful calculation this figure will rise even higher,” he added.

There are currently about 39,000 US soldiers in Iraq. According to a 2008 bilateral security accord, known as the Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA), all the US troops are required to leave the country by the end of this year.

Under pressure from Washington, Iraqi political leaders recently agreed to allow some US forces to stay longer for 'training' purposes, but refused to grant them immunity from prosecution.

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has also rejected the US proposal that 3,400 of the troops remain in the country, saying “we do not need such a large number.”

Over one million Iraqis have been killed in the US-led invasion and occupation of the country since 2003, according to the California-based investigative organization Project Censored.
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- 'US casualties in Iraq exceed 50,000'
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2011, 12:56:57 PM »
hot damn. anyway to verify?
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- 'US casualties in Iraq exceed 50,000'
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2011, 01:42:08 PM »
60,000 and Jews claim to make up 5.2% of all american wars  ....

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- 'US casualties in Iraq exceed 50,000'
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2011, 10:41:55 PM »
hot damn. anyway to verify?

Lazy Philippe!  ;)

http://antiwar.com/casualties/

AntiWar (remembering they're a joo op): reports ~4,500 US deaths, officially 33,000 wounded but actual estimate over 100,000 wounded.

Also note this page:  http://icasualties.org/
They note  UK casualties, EB calculates US Iraq (deaths) casualties at 5X per capita of 'loyal poodle' UK!  OTOH with Afghanistan, it's about equal.  But consider combined Iraq/Afghan casualties:  USA suffers over twice the deaths as UK.


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« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2011, 04:44:07 AM »
please not that the number of suicides among soldiers is even higher than the battle casualties.
This banning system obviously needs some work..

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- 'US casualties in Iraq exceed 50,000'
« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2011, 05:33:32 AM »
please not that the number of suicides among soldiers is even higher than the battle casualties.

Suicides tend to happen to those who know too much and/or talk too much.
Nobody gets paid to tell the truth.

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- 'US casualties in Iraq exceed 50,000'
« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2011, 07:18:49 PM »
please not that the number of suicides among soldiers is even higher than the battle casualties.

Well to be precise suicides>deaths.  Thanks to improved emergency medical care we have large # of soldiers with crippling brain injuries etc.  MSM focuses on the survivors with hi-tech prosthetic legs running marathons, doesn't like to talk about the vegetables, colostomies etc.

BTW after the Iraq "surge" the MSM made a big deal about reduced casualties in Iraq.  IMO the reduced casualties were simply due to soldiers staying on base rather than running constant patrols (thru roads infested with mines).  By that time Iraq was already defacto partitioned, further combat wasn't necessary for London/DC to create a weak unstable Iraq.

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« Reply #7 on: December 13, 2011, 07:39:26 PM »
Well to be precise suicides>deaths.  Thanks to improved emergency medical care we have large # of soldiers with crippling brain injuries etc.  MSM focuses on the survivors with hi-tech prosthetic legs running marathons, doesn't like to talk about the vegetables, colostomies etc.

BTW after the Iraq "surge" the MSM made a big deal about reduced casualties in Iraq.  IMO the reduced casualties were simply due to soldiers staying on base rather than running constant patrols (thru roads infested with mines).  By that time Iraq was already defacto partitioned, further combat wasn't necessary for London/DC to create a weak unstable Iraq.

But who knows what the real numbers are.
Nobody gets paid to tell the truth.

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- 'US casualties in Iraq exceed 50,000'
« Reply #8 on: December 13, 2011, 07:45:36 PM »
Well to be precise suicides>deaths.
Most of the suicides are committed after they returned home and are therefore not registered as battle casualties.
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« Reply #9 on: December 13, 2011, 08:02:26 PM »
Most of the suicides are committed after they returned home and are therefore not registered as battle casualties.

Suicides keep people from talking.
Nobody gets paid to tell the truth.

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« Reply #10 on: December 15, 2011, 05:57:09 AM »
Most of the suicides are committed after they returned home

with the state of things thats no surprise
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« Reply #11 on: December 15, 2011, 05:15:36 PM »
Suicides keep people from talking.

What would they talk about?  Corruption, genocide, being used as cannon fodder?  Nobody cares about that.  They figure the soldiers were volunteers so have no reason to complain--& civilian casualties are OK, just one less future terrorist.   >:(