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Dead U.S. Soldiers in Iraq

The total number of dead U.S. soldiers in Iraq that the Department of Defense has released are much higher than what is being openly reported in the corporate media.
This is the link where the number of U.S. casualties in Iraq (admitted to by the U.S. government) may be researched.

 http://www.defenselink.mil/releases/archive.html

These are the totals of U.S. soldiers who have died in Iraq that I managed to locate on the pentagon's website:

March 2003 - 54
April 2003 - 93
May 2003 - 32
June 2003 - 24
July 2003 (through 7/10) - 10

Total - 213
Total since the end of "major operations" on May 1 - 66

Things to note about these numbers:

The Department of Defense is extremely slow in releasing names of dead U.S. soldiers - some of these releases, especially for March and April, were not posted until recently.

There is no real distinction between "combat" and "non-combat" deaths, because all of Iraq is the theatre of war.

Reporting only "combat" deaths gives the impression that fewer U.S. soldiers died in Iraq when in fact the number of dead U.S. soldiers is at least 213.

The postings for June have changed several times. At one point the press releases were completely removed from the DoD site.

Since the public reacts so poorly to new of war casualties (they don't want to be involved in another Vietnam) there is an incentive for the DoD to underreport or to be slow to report the number of dead U.S. soldiers.
They Have Bush the Terrorist To Thank 10.Jul.2003 12:32

Legal Eagle

USC Title 18, Section 2331, (a new category) - "domestic terrorism" - has been created and means activities that:

"involve acts dangerous to human life that are a violation of the criminal laws of the United States or of any State; appear to be intended to intimidate or coerce a civilian population, to influence the policy of a government by intimidation or coercion, or to affect the conduct of a government by mass destruction, assassination, or kidnapping, and occur primarily within the territorial jurisdiction of the United States."

Bush lied about Saddam's WMD capabilities (criminal fraud) to intimidate and coerce the public and congress to get his oil war in Iraq. Bush is, by definition of his own Patriot Act, a terrorist.

Iraqi Occupation casualties on both sides 10.Jul.2003 13:43

GRINGO STARS

Iraqi CIVILIANS killed (somewhere between 6,055 and 7,706 civilians dead);
 http://www.iraqbodycount.net/

See the faces of all the 213 USA stormtroopers killed;
 link to www.washingtonpost.com

These guys have got to be kidding me 10.Jul.2003 15:58

James

"At one point during the war, Franks said, the United States intercepted Iraqi military communications suggesting a chemical attack was imminent. An Iraqi commander issued orders that included saying, "Blood! Blood!" which U.S. intelligence analysts thought was a reference to chemical weapons called blood agents, Franks said.

Franks said he did not know why Iraq didn't use chemical weapons or why U.S. forces haven't found any."

Are they kidding me? I really hope that Franks is simply lying. If our intelligence agencies honestly believe an Iraqi commander yelling "Blood! Blood!" has anything at all to do with chemical weapons, the recent intelligence failures are no wonder at all.

My friends are in Iraq 10.Jul.2003 21:18

Carpenter

I am not concerned that you activists know the excact number of casualties. I know that the families of the soldiers have been informed. That is what matters.

Most of you activists have never been in the military, nor support the military in any way. Now you come out in "support" of the ground troops, like it is some working class revolution. Get it straight, dont pretent to support the troops, when you dont even know them. I do, I was one of them.

So wait here, honey. . . 10.Jul.2003 21:55

Anon

You're pissed since we don't want you and your friends to die, even though we don't know them? I remember being 8 years old and horrified every single day since my older brother was in Desert Storm. I have a military family and I still am anti-war. We (we meaning activists) don't value Iraqi life over American life. Most Americans are numb to the fact that Iraqis even count as human beings. They even judge American lives as reasonable losses, or whatever euphenism is popular today. Please, use your anger against those who initiated this worthless war, not against those who wanted to end it.

Carpenter, dig this... 10.Jul.2003 22:06

GRINGO STARS

In recent months, President Bush and the Republican-controlled Congress have missed no opportunity to heap richly deserved praise on the military. But talk is cheap and getting cheaper by the day, judging from the nickel-and-dime treatment the troops are getting lately.

For example, the White House griped that various pay-and-benefits incentives added to the 2004 defense budget by Congress are wasteful and unnecessary including a modest proposal to double the $6,000 gratuity paid to families of troops who die on active duty. This comes at a time when Americans continue to die in Iraq at a rate of about one a day.

Similarly, the administration announced that on Oct. 1 it wants to roll back recent modest increases in monthly imminent-danger pay (from $225 to $150) and family-separation allowance (from $250 to $100) for troops getting shot at in combat zones.

 http://www.armytimes.com/story.php?f=0-ARMYPAPER-1954515.php

Carpeter, it's us activists publicising stuff like this. Did you even know the above? I'm guessing that you were too busy flagwaving and "supporting the president" to notice that he doesn't care at all about his troops.

You're welcome.

Body bags come back on commercial airlines 10.Jul.2003 23:00

jayson

the american war dead are coming home to their families in the holds of commercial airliners rather than military planes. i presume this is one more way the bushies avoid bad publicity. if there are no memorial ceremonies for arriving coffins and body bags on military planes, there is no footage of the dead to be seen on tv.

and everyone knows if it isn't on the tee-vee, it never happened.

this shit is only going to get worse, as the iraqi people broadly realize that the americans have no interest in their 'freedom'.

i was amazed to hear senator joseph biden, who once was forced out of a presidential campaign for plagiarizing a british politician's speeches, calling today for the germans and the french and others to allow their troops to go and die in iraq with the americans. i don't think biden quite gets it, that these countries vigorously opposed the war, only to now magically get involved when the american invasion turns to shit.

biden repeatedly said that he supported the war, even though he says he asked tough questions about the commitment level of the us army and the us taxpayers. what a dipshit.

DON'T BELIEVE THE HYPE 12.Jul.2003 09:24

dont believe the hype

1.there is no way toindependently confirm the news about attacks on us military in iraq

2.even if said alleged attacks were true,there is no way to independently confirm who's behind them

3.cui prodest? who's benefiting from such alleged attacks or the hype about them?

only the bush oil/defense/reconstruction war profiteers and thugs.

indeed without such attacks blamed on the alleged saddam redivivus bush and his henchmen would long since have had to fuck off from iraq,having run out of excuses to stay and occupy on.

but since they are making zillions out of the iraqi war,who wants stabilization peace and handover when you can make a lot more money from infinite war?

but perpetual war needs perpetual enemies.

therefore I tend to deem it more plusible that the alleged atacks on americans in iraq either are false news spread by the propaganda machine or if they are real they are provoked or even directly performed by the same govt terrorist who gave us 911:

BUSH AND HIS GANG OF THUGS.

consider history:

an authentic popular resistance style ho chi min or the italia or french partisans against the nazis only surfaced when the angloamericans started to seriously kick some german ass and helping sponsoring the greedom fighters.

the same goes for vietnam who was backed by russia and china.

but the alleged iraqi resistance is not backed by anyone that I can possibly think of...

so where do they get the money to buy rpgs,guns,ammunition,safe houses,logistics etc?

it is just not plausible that a bunch or iraqi ho chi mins would have survived 200,000 angloamericans for so long.

think it over people:

why does bush never capture osama?

or mullah omar?

or why does sharon never target hamas leader yassin for assassination,full knowing yassin's address?

money money money deals deals deals...

don't believe the hype hey chuck don't.

DEATH TO THE FUCKING GI MERCANARIES!!! 12.Jul.2003 13:22

NOT AN OPERTUNIST LIKE ALL THE FAKE LEFTISTS

who said we all pretend to support " the troops". i know a mercanary when i see one sent home in plastic!!! hurray!!!

take your meds above conmentator 13.Jul.2003 07:12

take you meds

guy just above me relax...yer friends in the white coats arte comin'...

or are you a plant maybe?

wanna make us believe the saddam resistance bullcrap?

read between the lines of military aid 05.Aug.2003 03:13

truth flem53@hotmail.com

there is a direct correlation between military aid to a country and the militan astrocities carried out that countries military. death can mean money in many ways... there are several sources of information on this... one that good is
"Power and Terror" post 9-11 talks with Noam Chomsky.i ration al truthfull man whos been writing on current affairs since the 70's.but this war on terrorism is a false... the countries that are targeted have never been convicted of
international terrorism in international courts.. america and israel have... try to find a real perspective of "why"..im not sayen that terrorism in the mid-est doesnt exist...but north korea?? come on now? axis of evil??<----propaganda. its no coincidence that iraq has the worlds second largest oil reserve.and our president was the former ceo of a oil company
funded by saudi investors.... as far as the media goes.... try to notice the proganda and disinformation machine. even the cia said that the bush administration is misleading the american people as to the true dangers of iraq... sorry for a lack
of point and spelling.. and to the guy above the guy above me...(if that made sense) CALM THE FUCK DOWN... i know your just tryen to get a reaction... so there you go asshole... much love for all humanity
truth<----- it comes in many false forms

Calm Down People 13.Aug.2003 14:31

noodle

Now is not the time to make harsh remarks against eachother. Can we just all get along and do what has to be done. No matter which side you stand on, it doesn't matter anymore, because what we all feared it was going to happen had already happened. Now, lets just pray that this thing is over with so our soldiers can return home safely. Enough is enough. I don't believe in war and all that stuff, but I believe in Standing up for yourself, because you cannot let anyone just walk all over you. I support the soldiers mission for peace. Let's all keep in mind these men and women are doing what they have to, just like you doing your job even if you don't like it.

wdf 07.Oct.2005 05:50

Jim Jones

all our people are dieing in iraq why the fuck does bush want more people to die. is he a fucking terrorise his self. he spending all our tax money on more body bags.




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