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cornermouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 05:53 PM
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About the Pentagon's Iraq war casualty figures.
I wonder if it would be possible to have a central information area on the internet where people could go to record Iraq war casualties as they are reported in thier locality? It could be a way to check up on the honesty of the Pentagon's figures. Does anyone think it would work?
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DireStrike Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 05:56 PM
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1. I wish, but... credibility.
Edited on Fri Jan-28-05 05:57 PM by DireStrike
How could you trust it? Would people check up on it?
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cornermouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 06:11 PM
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2. Usually they report them in the local newspaper.
Quite a few of them are online.
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DireStrike Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 06:17 PM
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5. It could work, if it were thoroughly documented.
I'm sorely curious as to what the actual casualty count is.
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Robbien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 06:19 PM
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6. It would have worked if the project was started
close to the beginning of the invasion. On-line articles are pulled after a period of time.
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cornermouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 05:54 AM
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10. I'm thinking of a more current, on-going project.
I know newspapers are deleted after a relatively short period of time. I think we'd have to start with a "as of today" perspective.
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DrWeird Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 06:15 PM
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3. No.
Since most Iraqi casualties go unreported. Or are you thinking of a way to disprove the Pentagon? That hardly seems worth the effort. Since nobody really believes anything they say. I mean just a couple of weeks ago they were openly talking about expanding their propaganda effort.
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cornermouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 05:50 AM
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9. I was thinking of a
Edited on Sat Jan-29-05 05:51 AM by cornermouse
central holding area where people could email/input information with a person's name, newspaper and date of newspaper, state, to be sorted through and verified by a responsible person and then added to the list.

I think it could work.
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DoYouEverWonder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 06:16 PM
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4. The BBC has just released casualty figure for the last 6 months
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Robbien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 06:21 PM
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7. Those are Iraqi civilian deaths, and the number is a propaganda
number. How could any reasoning person believe that very very low number when the entire city of Fallujah has been turned to rubble after only women and children were allowed to evacuate?
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DoYouEverWonder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 06:26 PM
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8. At least we have a minimum number
Edited on Fri Jan-28-05 06:26 PM by DoYouEverWonder
to start from. We now know that the Iraqi casualties for this period was at least 12,657 civilian casualties.

Since most of the civilians had left Fallujha by the time we started bombing it, I don't think these numbers are that far off. Keep in mind they are probably exluding all Iraqi males from that figure.

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LynnTheDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 06:06 AM
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11. The ICC does check
The figures are only listed on ICC when the DoD and Centcom releases are issued...

BUT.

But we spend hours every day of every week with newsfeeds that search thousands of articles every few minutes for any and all referances to Iraq & US soldiers.

All mention to troops being killed are accounted for and any that aren't matched to DoD and Centcom means Pat & Michael yammering at DoD and Centcom until they get the releases.

We check newspaper funeral notices; if a family is burying their son "John Doe, killed in Iraq" buried today in SmallTown, USA, we check to be sure John Doe is one of our listed.

DO THE SAME YOURSELVES! PLEASE!

Check whatever papers you read, online or hard copy, and any funerals for soldiers killed in Iraq compare to the ICC list & ensure the soldier(s) is listed.

And if you find any soldier "killed in Iraq" or "died from injuries Iraq" and he/she is not on the ICC list, PLEASE email the ICC and let them know!

http://icasualties.org/oif /

TIA!
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cornermouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 06:17 AM
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12. I'm sure you'll understand that in this day and age
with all the stuff that Bush has been doing surfacing, it might be helpful to know who is sponsoring or supporting this website? Thank you.
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LynnTheDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 06:22 AM
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13. My friend Patricia and Michael; and myself and others do research
by spending many hours every day of every week searching newsfeeds and literally thousands of articles.

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cornermouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 06:34 AM
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14. Thank you.
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LynnTheDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 06:54 AM
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15. You're welcome.
:)
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