Edward Horgan on Boycott Shannon Airport facebook page
Lest we forget - but then most people don't know - just how many people (most of them innocent civilians, and the vast majority of them Muslims) have been killed in Afghanistan, Iraq and Pakistan.
This recent very credible researchentitled "Body Count, Casualty Figures after 10 Years Of the “War on Terror” Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan" puts the figure at not less than one million and possibly as high as two million. "This investigation comes to the conclusion that the war has, directly or indirectly, killed around 1 million people in Iraq, 220,000 in Afghanistan and 80,000 in Pakistan, i.e. a total of around 1.3 million. Not included in this figure are further war zones such as Yemen. The figure is approximately 10 times greater than that of which the public, experts and decision makers are aware of and propagated by the media and major NGOs. And this is only a conservative estimate. The total number of deaths in the three countries named above could also be in excess of 2 million, whereas a figure below 1 million is extremely unlikely." Even taking the lowest figure from this very detailed and credible research of one million deaths in Afghanistan, Iraq and Pakistan, and taking a very conservative estimate that 10% of these deaths were children, we arrive at the truly shocking statistic that 100,000 children have been killed in Afghanistan, Iraq and Pakistan between 2001 and 2014.
YES THAT'S ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND CHILDREN DEAD BECAUSE OF US AND NATO LED WARS IN THE MIDDLE EAST.
Jjust reading this report is traumatising - how difficult must it be then for the families and communities of all those people killed to come to terms with this slaughter? Is it any wonder that some of them retaliate violently? These figures do not include deaths in Libya, Syria, and Yemen.
The full report is available at this website. http://www.psr.org/assets/pdfs/body-count.pdf, I regret having to share this with you - I really wish it was untrue. and we in Ireland are actively complicit in these war crimes by allowing US military through Shannon airport