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DenButsu
10-14-2009, 01:03 PM
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5hwK_CSpBxsNuVUEaDuOwmSSCiqGwD9BAUJF80

Randy West
10-14-2009, 01:10 PM
Sounds a little low to me to be honest

hoosiercubsfan
10-14-2009, 01:25 PM
How many Iraqi's where beaten and killed under Saddam Hussein?

behindmydesk
10-14-2009, 01:46 PM
How many Iraqi's where beaten and killed under Saddam Hussein?

Most estimates say around 500k

ink
10-14-2009, 01:54 PM
Most estimates say around 500k

I can see if I can get an answer for you. I'm working with a woman who was on the international forensics identification team near Nineveh. Their findings were part of the evidence used against Sadam Hussein in court. My bet is that she'd say that 500K is an exaggeration.

Den, iraqbodycount (http://www.iraqbodycount.org/) puts the documented total number of civilians killed in Iraq at 93,540-102,071.

ari1013
10-14-2009, 02:39 PM
And so what? It's war. I'd like to see a report that distinguishes between who has killed those civilians. I'd bet anything that the allied troops have combined for a tiny fraction of that overall percentage. And I'll go further by saying that had we left after "Mission Accomplished," the death tolls would be much higher.

b1e9a8r5s
10-15-2009, 12:06 AM
And so what? It's war. I'd like to see a report that distinguishes between who has killed those civilians. I'd bet anything that the allied troops have combined for a tiny fraction of that overall percentage. And I'll go further by saying that had we left after "Mission Accomplished," the death tolls would be much higher.

:clap:

That's exactly right. Those numbers don't differentiate between civilians that were blown up by US bombs or what have you versus a roadside bomb or car bomb used by insurgents/Al-Quida (sp).

b1e9a8r5s
10-15-2009, 12:08 AM
How many Iraqi's where beaten and killed under Saddam Hussein?

On March 16 & 17 1988 he gassed the kurds....

he attack instantly killed thousands of people (3,200-5,000 dead instantly) and injured 7,000-10,000, most of them civilians.[1] Thousands more died of horrific complications, diseases, and birth defects in the years after the attack.[2] The incident, which some define as an act of genocide, was as of 2009 the largest-scale chemical weapons attack directed against a civilian-populated area in history.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halabja_poison_gas_attack

Obviously he killed more than that though.