[Marxism] US combat casualties rise to 21,187
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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