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      Conflict in Iraq has killed more than 600,000 people since US invasion in March 2003

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      What does 600,000 casualties have to do with "weapons of mass destruction?

      Could you pledge your allegiance to America knowing this?

      Conflict in Iraq has killed more than 600,000 people since the US-led invasion in March 2003, according to according to

      3. a controversial study published on Oct. 11 by the Lancet. This is a leading medical journal. Gilbert Burnham of Johns Hopkins University Johns Hopkins University, mainly at Baltimore, Md. Johns Hopkins in 1867 had a group of his associates incorporated as the trustees of a university and a hospital, endowing each with $3.5 million. Daniel C. , Baltimore, carried out the survey with doctors from al-Mustansiriya University in Baghdad, using a technique based on interviewing a random sample of households throughout Iraq. They concluded that there were 655,000 "excess deaths" as a result of the war, equivalent to 2.5% of the population; 601,000 died through violence, usually gunfire. The researchers had already published in 2004 an estimate of almost 100,000 excess deaths in the first 18 months after the invasion, using a similar technique. In response to the controversy provoked by the first study, Richard HortonRichard Horton, MB BS BSc FRCP FMedSci, is the present editor-in-chief of The Lancet, a United Kingdom-based medical journal. He studied at Bristol Grammar School from 1969 to 1980 and at the University of Birmingham from 1980 to 1986, receiving his BSc (in physiology) in
      , editor of the Lancet, wrote in a commentary accompanying the new paper: "It is worth emphasizing the quality of this latest report, as judged by four expert peers who provided detailed comments to editors". Dr Horton said the findings "corroborateTo support or enhance the believability of a fact or assertion by the presentation of additional information that confirms the truthfulness of the item.

      The testimony of a witness is corroborated if subsequent evidence, such as a coroner's report or the testimony of other
      the impression that Iraq is descending into bloodthirsty chaos".
      The study used two medically qualified teams, each consisting of two male and two female interviewers. They surveyed 1,849 households in 47 randomly selected sites across Iraq between May and July this year, asking about births, deaths and migration in and out of the area. A death certificate was available to confirm 92% of the 629 reported deaths. The mortality rate more than doubled, from a pre-invasion baseline of 5.5 per 1,000 people per year to 13.3% per 1,000 people per year after the invasion. The violence is worst in a belt across the centre of Iraq, in the provinces just north of Baghdad. The least dangerous places where people can live are in the south-east and north-east.

      Dr Burnham said: "Our total estimate is much higher than other mortality estimates because we used a population-based, active method for collecting mortality information rather than passive methods that depend on counting bodies or tabulated media reports of violent deaths".

      The widely quoted Iraq Body Count (IBC IBC International Building Code
      IBC Iraq Body Count
      IBC Institutional Biosafety Committee
      IBC Inflammatory Breast Cancer
      IBC International Business Company
      IBC Independence Blue Cross
      IBC Insurance Bureau of Canada
      IBC International Broadcasting Convention ), an independent estimate, gives a death toll since the invasion of about 50,000. No other mortality study anywhere near as comprehensive as the Lancet survey has been published, largely due to the difficulties of gathering accurate information in a country beset with armed groups and fearful of outsiders.

      The researchers acknowledged that security concerns had affected the gathering of data and said the survey teams were allowed to choose alternative sites if they judged that the original, randomly selected ones were too dangerous. However, the Lancet paper did not explain in detail how the researchers could have visited 47 sites across the country during three months when sectarian violence Sectarian violence or sectarian strife is violence inspired by sectarianism, that is, between different sects of one particular mode of thought, not necessarily religious (e.g. was at its height and most Iraqis did not leave their home neighbourhood for fear of kidnapping or murder.
      1. Eager to shed blood
      2. Characterized by great carnage.

      blood chaos".

      Critics say 600,000 Iraqi dead doesn't tally

      But pollsters defend methods used in Johns Hopkins study

      Anna Badkhen, Chronicle Staff Writer
      Thursday, October 12, 2006

      President Bush dismissed it as "not credible," and others are questioning the validity of its findings. But a controversial new survey suggesting that more than 600,000 Iraqis may have died since the U.S. invasion of Iraq in March 2003, is seen by some polling experts and Iraq analysts as the most comprehensive study to date of the cost in Iraqi lives of the U.S. war there.

      The estimated number of deaths in the study, conducted by Johns Hopkins University and published today in the British medical journal Lancet is at least 10 times higher than any previous estimate and suggests that nearly 1 in 40 Iraqis has died over the last 3 1/2 years as a result of the war. The implications for U.S. policy in Iraq are profound in the view of some analysts.

      At his news conference on Wednesday, President Bush dismissed the survey, conducted by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Mustansiriya University in Baghdad between May 20 and July 10.

      "Six hundred thousand or whatever they guessed at is just, it's not credible," Bush said, and he dismissed the methodology as "pretty well discredited." In December, Bush estimated that 30,000 Iraqis had died in the war. Asked at the news conference what he thinks the number is now, Bush said: "I stand by the figure a lot of innocent people have lost their life."

      At a separate Pentagon briefing, Gen. George Casey, the top U.S. commander in Iraq, said that the figure "seems way, way beyond any number that I have seen. I've not seen a number higher than 50,000. And so I don't give it that much credibility at all."

      Iraqi government spokesman Ali Dabbagh said in a statement that "these numbers are far from the truth, and the Iraqi government is making efforts to protect the Iraqi citizens from forces of terror."

      The findings of a previous Johns Hopkins study, carried out in 2004 and also published in the Lancet, estimated roughly 100,000 deaths in the first 18 months after the invasion. Those findings carried a large margin of error and also were criticized, in part because of the relatively narrow sampling of about 1,000 families, and in part because the figure was so high.

      Anthony Cordesman, a defense expert at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, dismissed the new numbers. "They're almost certainly way too high," he said, noting that the report was released shortly before the Nov. 7 elections.

      "This is not analysis, this is politics," Cordesman told the Associated Press.

      But Thompson defended the survey, saying that "the research method used ... is a respected tool for calculating fatalities in situations where complete records are unlikely to be available. The survey team in Iraq seems to have obtained considerable documentation to support their conclusions."

      The study, funded by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, drew on data obtained by eight Iraqi physicians during a survey of 1,849 Iraqi families -- or 12,801 people -- in 47 neighborhoods of 18 regions across the entire country.

      The researchers said they based the selection of geographical areas on population size, not on the level of violence.

      Then they projected the findings to the 26.1 million Iraqis estimated to be living in the survey areas.

      The surveyors put Iraq's prewar mortality rate at 5.5 deaths per 1,000 people per year. In the post-invasion period, according to the survey, the rate grew to 13.3 deaths per 1,000 people per year. The surveyors used the difference between these rates to calculate deaths that were not brought on by natural causes. The survey suggests that of more than 650,000 Iraqis who died since 2003, 601,000 were killed since the war began. Polling experts supported the methods used by the surveyors.

      "The sampling is solid. The methodology is as good as it gets," said John Zogby, whose Utica, N.Y.-based polling agency, Zogby International, has done several surveys in Iraq since the war began. "It is what people in the statistics business do."

      Zogby said similar survey methods have been used to estimate casualty figures in other conflicts, such as Darfur and the Democratic People's Republic of Congo.

      Ronald Waldman, an epidemiologist at Columbia University who worked at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for many years, told the Washington Post the survey method was "tried and true." He said that "this is the best estimate of mortality we have."

      Frank Harrell Jr., chairman of the biostatistics department at Vanderbilt University, told the Associated Press the study incorporated "rigorous, well-justified analysis of the data."

      The Johns Hopkins' findings are dramatically higher than previous estimates of Iraqi deaths, ranging from the numbers that the United Nations began to compile this year, to a death toll reported by the Internet-based Iraq Body Count ( , which is run by academics and peace activists in Britain and the United States.

      Iraq Body Count puts the number of Iraqis killed since March 2003 at no more than 49,000. The Iraq Index, a Brookings Institution study that combines that with recent U.N. statistics, put the number of civilian deaths between May 2003 and Aug. 31, 2006, at 62,000. In June, after several weeks worth of interviews at Iraqi hospitals, morgues and government offices, the Los Angeles Times estimated that civilian deaths had reached 50,000.

      A total of 2,667 civilians in Baghdad died violently in September, Iraqi Health Ministry officials reported Tuesday. The United Nations reported that 19,900 Iraqis have been killed this year between January and the end of August.

      These counts are imprecise, experts say.

      "Obviously in Iraq right now, it is very difficult to know exactly how many people have been killed," said Nina Kamp, who helps compile the Iraq Index.
      The numbers put out by Iraq Body Count are based on reports from at least two media sources. The United Nations relies on number recorded by the Iraqi Health Ministry and by the morgue in Baghdad.

      Neither of those counts reflect the numerous Iraqi deaths that have gone unreported by Iraqi officials or by news organizations.
      "The mortality numbers that have been out there -- that, we know, is inaccurate and incomplete," said Sarah Leah Whitson, director for Middle East and North Africa program at Human Rights Watch. She said doing research in Iraq has become so dangerous that Human Rights Watch had to pull its full-time researcher out of Iraq in July.

      "There are limitations" to such approaches, agreed Zogby. "Are you capturing every community?"

      "The value of" the Johns Hopkins survey, Zogby said, "is that it was nationwide, in places out of the view where the media and most observers are."
      If accurate, the Johns Hopkins study suggests that 2.5 percent of Iraqis may have been killed during the war, comparable to death tolls in some European countries during World War II.

      "The findings suggest that the invasion may have made Iraq a more dangerous place for the average citizen, which, if true, would demolish the rationale of the whole operation," said Thompson. E-mail Anna Badkhen at

      "...If the number of civilian casualties cited in the report is anywhere near the true number, it calls into question the legitimacy of the whole campaign," said Loren Thompson, a defense expert at the Lexington Institute, a national security think tank in Arlington, Va..".

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      IRAQ - Over 600,000 Killed. - Free Online Library

      Critics say 600,000 Iraqi dead doesn't tally / But pollsters defend methods used in Johns Hopkins study

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      There's more Soldier suicides than actual "hostile fire and friendly fire COMBINED".

      Can you blame them?

      Suicides among active-duty soldiers in 2007 reached their highest level since the Army began keeping such records in 1980, according to a draft internal study obtained by The Washington Post. Last year, 121 soldiers took their own lives, nearly 20 percent more than in 2006. Last year, about 2,100 soldiers injured themselves or attempted suicide

      The Army was unprepared for the high number of suicides and cases of post-traumatic stress disorder among its troops. A suicide rate of 9.8 per 100,000 active-duty soldiers in 2001 -- the lowest rate on record -- the Army reached an all-time high of 17.5 suicides per 100,000 active-duty soldiers in 2006.

      Last year, twice as many soldier suicides occurred in the United States than in Iraq and Afghanistan.

      There 's more suicide deaths to date in the "War on Terror" than "hostile fire" or "friendly fire attacks"?

      Soldiers suffering psychological problems stemming from (sic) ..."MASS MURDER" and the delusion that the reflection of the world really doens't exist outside of there limited scope of morality.

      They complain that they are stigmatized by misery, (sic) ...confused?? That there malicious crimes of humanity are more virtuous; That the short spurt of "power without position" made them unique and significant.

      They chose to become the "Master's" of moral responsibility without consequence.

      Been there...done that.

      The European will forlong any possibility to convert there natural instinct of virtual reality and suspend even "objective reality" towards any acceptable manner of civilization. They, like many others have become "deliberately inspired" by fictional oppression.

      Peace be upon you

      Study Claims Iraq's 'Excess' Death Toll Has Reached 655,000

      By David Brown
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      Washington Post Staff Writer
      Wednesday, October 11, 2006; Page A12

      A team of American and Iraqi epidemiologists estimates that 655,000 more people have died in Iraq since coalition forces arrived in March 2003 than would have died if the invasion had not occurred.

      [COLOR=#ffff00][nomedia]"][/COLO"]"][COLOR=#999999][/COLO[/COLO[/nomedia][/COLO[/COLO[/COLO[/COLO[/COLO[/COLO[/COLO - U.S. soldiers' suicide rate is up in Iraq

      Study Claims Iraq's 'Excess' Death Toll Has Reached 655,000 - Bing

      There's more Soldier suicides than actual "hostile fire and friendly fire COMBINED". - Bing

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