[Marxism] US combat casualties rise to 21,187

Ralph Johansen mdriscoll at earthlink.net
Fri Jul 28 15:07:48 MDT 2006

Fwd by Michael Munk:

WIA stats are from the DOD website (casualty reports), KIA from daily AP

US combat casualties rise to 21,187

Military components of the US occupation of Iraq suffered 179 combat 
casualties in the week ending July 26, bringing the total since the 
invasion to *21,187.* Casualties from hostile causes included 19,157 
wounded and 2,030 killed in action.

*US media choose to keep the public's attention away from the total 
casualties *by focusing on the much lower figure of 2,568 deaths, which 
include 535 (up two last week) from what the Pentagon classifies as "non 
hostile " causes. The survivors of those victims do not receive the same 
benefits and support as KIAs.

However, the Pentagon does not report and the media do not investigate 
the estimated 15,000 to 20,000 troops whose often life altering injuries 
were sustained from the same causes it reports death from.

The true total of US military casualties is close to 40,000.

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