Claims the Whitehouse hiding US deaths

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  1. diamond geezer macrumors regular

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  2. takao macrumors 68040

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    why am i not surprised ? :rolleyes:

    actually the whole thing of hiding deaths were clear as soon as it got known that armed US-army contractors don't get counted either...and with more of them there than the rest of the coalition it's clear why tose mercen... contractors are there
     
  3. miloblithe macrumors 68020

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    This sounds like a bunch of crap. There is no way that 7300 families wouldn't have mentioned that their son or daughter was missing from the official war dead tallies for Iraq. And if these dead weren't announced as Iraq casualties, they would have to be announced as casualties occuring somewhere else. Moreover, many of the Iraq casualties that have been reported mention the fact that the soldier was fatally injured in Iraq but had dies in Germany, or somewhere else.

    Examples:
    Washington, DC
    http://www.defenselink.mil/releases/2003/nr20031204-0722.html
    Kuwait
    http://www.defenselink.mil/releases/2003/nr20031204-0724.html
    http://www.defenselink.mil/releases/2005/nr20050124-2005.html
    Bethesda, MD
    http://www.defenselink.mil/releases/2005/nr20050614-3685.html
    http://www.defenselink.mil/releases/2005/nr20050103-1921.html
    http://www.defenselink.mil/releases/2004/nr20041129-1681.html
    http://www.defenselink.mil/releases/2004/nr20041127-1662.html
    http://www.defenselink.mil/releases/2004/nr20041122-1623.html
    San Antonio, Texas
    http://www.defenselink.mil/releases/2005/nr20050512-3101.html
    http://www.defenselink.mil/releases/2005/nr20050513-3143.html
    http://www.defenselink.mil/releases/2005/nr20050419-2701.html
    http://www.defenselink.mil/releases/2005/nr20050107-1937.html
    Houston, Texas
    http://www.defenselink.mil/releases/2004/nr20041007-1360.html
    Germany
    http://www.defenselink.mil/releases/2005/nr20050310-2221.html
    http://www.defenselink.mil/releases/2004/nr20041202-1765.html
    http://www.defenselink.mil/releases/2004/nr20041015-1392.html
    http://www.defenselink.mil/releases/2004/nr20041122-1623.html
    http://www.defenselink.mil/releases/2004/nr20041122-1623.html
    At sea
    http://www.defenselink.mil/releases/2005/nr20050131-2045.html
    Tampa Florida
    http://www.defenselink.mil/releases/2004/nr20041023-1436.html
    West Virginia
    http://www.defenselink.mil/releases/2005/nr20050106-1932.html

    These soldiers are included in the 1700+ casualties that have actually happened. The other 7300 are pure fantasy.

    As for the desertions. That sounds plausible. But this source hasn't established much credibility.
     
  4. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    The site TRBNews.com hasn't even published the source document from the Pentagon that supposedly supports their allegation. Credibility assigned as deserved.

    The ratio of killed to wounded isn't so surprising when you consider that all soldiers now wear body armor.
     
  5. miloblithe macrumors 68020

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    And the type of war this is. Lots of IEDs and suicide bombings are very likely to take off a hand or a leg or leave people full of shrapnel.
     
  6. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    Yes, and soldiers are surviving incidents that would have killed them had they not been wearing body armor, but often with the loss of limbs, head wounds, etc. I believe we are seeing significantly more soldiers with profound injuries from this war than from previous combat situations.
     
  7. mactastic macrumors 68040

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    I flatly do not believe this. No way you can prevent families of the KIAs from accessing the goverment lists of war dead, and no way you can prevent them from speaking out if their kid was killed.
     

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