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Just a regular Joe who is angry that the USA, the country he loves, is being corrupted and damaged from within and trying to tell his fellow Americans the other half of the story that they don’t get on the TV News.

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Monday, May 30, 2005

Memorial Day: US Casualty Count in Iraq War at least 24,000!

Official US service members killed in Iraq has gone beyond 1,700, but it seems that the Pentagon isn’t including service members who were wounded in Iraq and who died en route to US military hospitals in Germany. That number is 6,210. We don’t know how many died of their wounds after reaching those hospitals, but with nearly 8,000 US service members killed in Iraq or en route to German hospitals added to the official count of those seriously wounded topping 16,000 (some say the Pentagon is underreporting the number), this brings Iraq War casualty counts (the sum of deaths and seriously wounded) to 24,000 and that is not counting those who may have died from their wounds after reaching hospitals. On this Memorial Day today we should remember the possibly 30,000 US Service Members who have either died or have been seriously wounded in Iraq despite the Pentagon withholding such information from the American Citizens. Thank you one and all who have sacrificed by following the call from our country in all wars that this nation has been involved with!

9 Comments:

Blogger sukabi said...

Joe, I've seen similar comments about the number of US casualties but nothing confirming these numbers - where do you get your info? I'm really interested as the unofficial "official" counters are denying that there can be that many wounded and dead that don't make the "official roles".

5:38 PM  
Blogger Joe said...

Joe responds: Thank you for your question, Sukabi, here is some information for you:

The number of US service members who died en route to German hospitals was 6210 as of 1 January, 2005. A newer number is not available. Here is a source for that:

http://www.tbrnews.org/Archives/a1390.htm

The above link was written when the “official” number killed in Iraq was only 1,400 not the nearly 1,700 today, but it include the following telling quote, “U.S. Military Personnel who died in German hospitals or en route to German hospitals have not previously been counted. They total about 6,210 as of 1 January, 2005. The ongoing, underreporting of the dead in Iraq, is not accurate. The DoD (Department of Defense) is deliberately reducing the figures. A review of many foreign news sites show that actual deaths are far higher than the newly reduced ones. Iraqi civilian casualties are never reported but International Red Cross, Red Crescent and UN figures indicate that as of 1 January 2005, the numbers are just under 100,000.

There is excellent reason to believe that the Department of Defense is deliberately not reporting a significant number of the dead in Iraq. We have received copies of manifests from the MATS that show far more bodies shipped into Dover AFP than are reported officially. “


Another source http://www.antiwar.com/casualties/index.php estimates that between 15,000 and 38,000 US military personnel have been wounded in Iraq. We may not know the true casualty toll is until those who are currently in power are no longer able to suppress the count from becoming public. What are your unofficial "official" sources for the counts you have seen?

Joe

8:46 PM  
Blogger sukabi said...

Joe, thanks for responding - do you know where the author of the article got his info on the troops moving through Germany?

2:21 PM  
Blogger sukabi said...

Nevermind, I found this follow up article at TBR News:

http://www.tbrnews.org/Archives/a1641.htm

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