Thursday, September 27, 2007

Last of the Iraqis - 4 - The Black Heart


About 1,000,000 deaths and 1,500,000 Injured Iraqi civilians since the beginning of the war in 2003, an estimation of 4,000,000 Iraqis have been displaced with 2,200,000 fled out of the country and the rest are refugees inside their own torn country (I believe the real number of Iraqis outside Iraq is greater than this).
Great numbers, right? a lot of zeros, a lot of grief and sadness, a lot of humiliation, a lot of black clothes, rivers of tears and many shocking stories, it's not just numbers. Just count all the people you knew throughout your life, not only the ones you talk to, but all the people you know, what their count will be? 500 or may be 1000? let's say 1000. Can you imagine that all the people you know are only 0.1% of the civilian casualties in Iraq.

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3 comments:

Murat C. said...

Thanks Mohammed for this 'update'.

sincerae said...

The US government was warned. Too many citizens got so patriotic and scared. Lies were told and criminals in exile consulted. Pandora's Box was opened. Now too many Americans and the government are in denial. Many still believe that only about 40,000 Iraqis have died thus far. The Iraqi refugee situation is rarely talked about in the US. There is too much guilt there because we did it. So the focus is on Darfur. The US military is the high tech Janjawid. Like Muhammad said, all of the groups he listed are responsible, but who started it first? Need I ask?

mirdifderya said...

Great posting mohammed!