( Kurds live in Turkey and were in Iraq - before it was effectively broken up. Saddam repressed their drive for an independent homeland - and Turkey suffers from fighting because of its large and central Kurdish population. Assyrian Independent News - aina - has a static column of articles which includes stories of Kurdish genocide campaigns against Iraqi Christian pacifists
The major wars the United States has fought since the surrender of Japan in 1945 — in Korea, Indochina, Iraq and Afghanistan — have produced colossal carnage. For most of them, we do not have an accurate sense of how many people died, but a conservative estimate is at least 6 millioncivilians and soldiers.The wars in Korea and Indochina were extremely deadly. While estimates of Korean War deaths are mainly guesswork, the three-year conflict is widely believed to have taken 3 million lives, about half of them civilians. The sizable civilian toll was partly due to the fact that the country’s population is among the world’s densest and the war’s front lines were often moving.
The war in Vietnam and the spillover conflicts in Laos and Cambodia were even more lethal. These numbers are also hard to pin down, although by several scholarly estimates, Vietnamese military and civilian deaths ranged from 1.5 million to 3.8 million, with the U.S.-led campaign in Cambodia resulting in 600,000 to 800,000 deaths, and Laotian war mortality estimated at about 1 million.
(Actually, that stat in the sidebar doesn't seem to have moved for a long while.
From 'Lost Topical Lists'
Deaths from military actions
Iran added on Monday that it had also enriched uranium up to 20 percent in an underground facility, explaining that the isotopes were to be used to help cancer patients.
( Canada supplied the world with such for decades - until the old facility virtually disintegrated from age, unreplaced to fill a demand for isotopes for nuclear imaging diagnostics. Nor could one fairly place blame solely on either Lie-berals or Con-serve-a-cliques : it took both.
Chalk River makes 1st isotopes in 15 months". CBC.ca. August 18, 2010.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chalk_River_
Enriching uranium to 95% is hard. There is zero evidence Iran can do it.
Some can )
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( When I submitted a comment to a wonderful thread knocking the very Devil out of lies obscuring subterfuge and black ops against Iran...they were gone on return !
Iran will be completely familiar with the destruction of academia in Iraq, not only the wrecking of infrastructure but prevention of repairs or training of technicians or access to technology. That was partly accomplished by the ‘rebuilding’ of Iraq -where ‘no bid’ contracts were squandered and resources that might have gone to rebuilding deliberately pilfered.
So Clinton or other officials might be conveniently unaware that private company operatives outnumber the military and are so uncontrolled as to rape their own employees – but we should not be so naive.
Nor do you generally find reporting about U.S. forces guarding Chinese mining operations in Afghanistan.
Meanwhile Agent Orange has been replaced by Depleted Uranium or an analogue – which is also reported – and the mass suicides of returning troops are attributed to PTSD.
Dead men tell no tales. Some blogs written by returnees are horrors of their health situation, destitution and social isolation.
That info can be hard to come by. I made some notes to spur research.
It really sells well, positioning the people who host conferences promoting nuclear disarmament - who signed on to a verification program to assure this which was fiscally strangled - as the 'real danger'....as opposed to those ( like Russia ) who have lots of weapons systems....and supply such.)
James O’Keefe's Group Appears To Commit Voter Fraud In Order To Gin Up Hysteria Over Non-Existent Fraud Problemthinkprogress.org - James O’Keefe’s latest video features surrogates appearing to commit voter fraud in yesterday’s New Hampshire primary election, all in an attempt to highlight voter fraud, a problem which is by-and...
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NEW DELHI: Hungary is eyeing investments from India in different sectors such as automobile, auto components.
War and Natural Gas: The Israeli Invasion and Gaza’s Offshore Gas Fields
by Michel Chossudovsky
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Federal government wants to jab healthy children with untested anthrax vaccine just to see if it works
Shock vaccine study reveals influenza vaccines only prevent the flu in 1.5 out of 100 adults (not 60% as you've been told)
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