who has caused more violent deaths in iraq...saddam or george??
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
U.S. is responsible for the deaths of over 250,000 civilians in Iraq as I am writing these lines.
Since March 2003, the war on Iraq by U.S.-led racist crusaders has been responsible for the death of at least 150,000 civilians (not including certain of Iraq), reveals a compilitation of scientific studies and corroborated eyewitness testimonies.
The majority of these deaths, which are in addition those normally expected from natural causes, illness and accidents, have been among women and children, documents a well-researched study, that had been released by The Lancet Medical Journal.
The report in the British journal is based on the work of teams from the Johns Hopkins University and Columbia University in the U.S., and the Al-Mustansiriya University in Baghdad.
A similar methodology was used in the late 1990's to calculate the number of deaths from the war in Kosovo, put at 10,000.
The information was obtained as Iraqi interviewers surveyed 808 families, consisting of 7,868 people, in 33 different "clusters" or neighbourhoods spread across the country.
In each case, they asked how many births and deaths there had been in the home since January 2002.
That information was then compared with the death rates in each neighbourhood in the 15 months before the invasion that toppled president Saddam Hussein, adjusted for the different time frames, and extrapolated to cover the entire 24.4 million population of Iraq.
The most common cause of death is as a direct result of a worsening 'culture of violence', mostly caused by indiscriminate U.S. co-ordinated air strikes, and related military interventions, reveals the study of almost 1000 households scattered across Iraq. And the risk of violent death just after the invasion was 58 times greater than before the war. The overall risk of death was 1.5 times more after the invasion than before.
The on-going American Occupation has also created worsened civil strife as well as mass environmental destructions and related public health problems that is associated with American bomb-related released radioactive and other life-threatening pollutions. The American Occupation has also prevailed over the neglect to the repairing of vital public services-related infrastructure, which include U.S.-led destructions of water systems.
The figure of 100,000 had been based on somewhat "conservative assumptions", notes Les Roberts at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, U.S., who led the study.
That estimate excludes Falluja, a hotspot for violence. If the data from this town is included, the compiled studies point to about 250,000 excess deaths since the outbreak of the U.S.-led war.
- 1 decade ago
- ZenLv 41 decade ago
- Silent KninjaLv 41 decade ago
I would imagine Saddam, but George seems to be catching up fast.
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- tsopollyLv 61 decade ago
Saddam -- and Saddam caused what is happening there now. It's his insurgents that are taping bombs to themselves and blowing up people at the cafes.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
If saddam killed his own people than Bush went there and said "who the hell r u to have killed so many without my permission? I'll show u a different way to kill own people", and he sent his Country men to Iraq,Afghanistan.....to die.....and made the country believe that its for their own safety. AND the whole World watched and will keep watching until thousands die..........The world Must Wake up......We must wake up.......and see how can we live in Peace with others.
- 1 decade ago
Saddam. He and his sons ran people through shredding machines and dipped them in acid. That's unimaginably violent.
- TMLv 41 decade ago
ummm Saddam by about x999999999999999999999999.
- celticwoman777Lv 61 decade ago
That's easy ... Saddam.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
saddam, his brothers, and his higher officers has killed, tortured, and rape iraq citizens and others, longer than most of us on this yahoo answers have been alive, and for you to even asked this question shows how ingnorant you really are.