Det danske Fredsakademi
Kronologi over fredssagen og international politik 7. februar
2007 / Time Line February 7, 2007
6. Februar 2007, 8. Februar 2007
US Iraqi Holocaust And One Million Excess Deaths
By Dr Gideon Polya
It is nearly the Fourth Anniversary of the illegal
Anglo-American-Australian-Coalition invasion of Iraq. What has been
the economic and human cost of Bush¹s Iraq War?
In short, as of February 2007: (a) the accrual cost has been $2.3
TRILLION; (b) there are 3.7 million Iraqi refugees; (c) the
post-invasion excess deaths (avoidable deaths, deaths that did not
have to happen) total 1.0 million (ONE MILLION); (d) post-invasion
under-5 infant deaths total 0.6 million; (e) there were 1.7 million
excess Iraqi deaths associated with the Western-imposed 1990-2003
Sanctions War; (f) there were 1.2 million under-5 year old infant
deaths in the 1990-2003 Sanctions War
(see: http://mwcnews.net/content/view/12261/42/ );
and (g) Coalition deaths total about 3,360. These horrifying
estimates from authoritative sources are amplified and documented
(a) ECONOMIC COST TO USA. The accrual cost of the Iraq War (i.e.
the total, long-term committed cost, not just the Congressional
allocation as measured by ³cost accounting²) is $2.3
trillion according to the 2001 Economics Nobel Laureate US
Professor Joseph Stiglitz (Columbia University) and his Harvard
colleague Professor Linda Bilmes
(b) IRAQI REFUGEES. The number of Iraqi refugees now total 3.7
million - 2.0 million outside Iraq and 1.7 million inside Iraq
and UNHCR predicts that there will be up to 2.3 million
internally displaced people within Iraq by the end of this
(c) POST-INVASION IRAQI EXCESS DEATHS. In October 2006 an estimate
of ³655,000 post-invasion excess deaths in Occupied Iraq as of
July 2006² came from a top medical epidemiology research team
in America's (and the World's) top Public Health Department (the
Bloomberg School of Public Health) at a top US university (Johns
Hopkins) and was published peer-reviewed in a top medical journal
(The Lancet) and endorsed by 27 top Australian medical experts in
(see: MWC News: http://mwcnews.net/content/view/12163/42/ ;
Consider the following estimate from the Johns Hopkins medical
scientists of "annual death rate per 1,000 of population" of 13.3
(post-invasion Iraq) as compared to (a) 5.5 (for pre-invasion Iraq
after 12 years of crippling Sanctions) and (b) 4.0 (for Iraq's
resource-poor but peaceful neighbours Syria and Jordan; UN
Population Division data: http://esa.un.org/unpp/ ).
The "post-invasion excess death rate/1000 of population" was 13.3 -
5.5 = 7.8 (Comparison A) or 13.3 - 4.0 = 9.3 (Comparison B).
Assuming an average population of 27 million, the "post-invasion
excess deaths" total (over 4 years i.e. as of February 2007) (A)
7.8 x 2,700 x 4 = 842,000 and (B) 9.3 x 2,700 x 4 = 1,004,400 i.e.
(d) POST-INVASION UNDER-5 YEAR OLD INFANT DEATHS. The post-invasion
Iraqi under-5 infant deaths total 0.6 million as determined from UN
Population Division data (see: ). 90% of these under-5 infant
deaths have been avoidable and are due to gross Occupier violation
of the Geneva Conventions
(see: http://esa.un.org/unpp/ ).
(e) SANCTIONS WAR EXCESS DEATHS (1990-2003). Excess deaths in Iraq
during the 1990-2003 Sanctions War totalled 1.7 million (from UN
Population Division data: http://esa.un.org/unpp/ ).
(f) SANCTIONS WAR UNDER-5 INFANT DEATHS (1990-2003). The Iraqi
under-5 infant deaths (1990-2003) totalled 1.2 million as
determined from UN Population Division data (see:
http://esa.un.org/unpp/ ). 90% of these under-5 infant deaths were
(g) POST-INVASION COALITION MILITARY DEATHS. The post-invasion
Coalition military deaths total about 3,360 of whom 3,100 were
American (see: http://icasualties.org/oif/ ).
The carnage in Iraq constitutes a continuing US-driven Iraqi
Genocide (Genocide as clearly defined by Article II subsections (a)
-(d) of the Internationally-agreed UN Genocide Convention:
and an Iraqi Holocaust in comparison with the World War 2 Jewish
Holocaust (5-6 million victims and the man-made World War 2 Bengali
Holocaust in British-occupied India (4 million victims). Most of
the victims have been Women and Children and the carnage is largely
due to gross, war criminal Occupier violation of the Geneva
Conventions which demand that Occupiers do everything within their
power to keep their Conquered Subjects ALIVE (see Articles 55 and
56 in particular of the Geneva Conventions relating to
After 4 years of illegal, violent Occupation the post-invasion
excess deaths in Occupied Iraq total ONE MILLION (from UN
Population Division and medical literature data as outlined above).
Taken together with 1.7 million excess deaths in the 1990-2003
Sanctions War (UN Population Division) and 3.7 million Iraqi
refugees (UNHCR), this constitutes an Iraqi Genocide (as defined by
the UN Genocide Convention) and an Iraqi Holocaust in comparison
with the WW2 Jewish Holocaust (5-6 million victims) and the
³forgotten² WW2 British-caused WW2 Bengali Holocaust (4
million victims). The Iraqi under-5 infant deaths (1990-2007) now
total 1.8 million, 90% having been avoidable and due to Western war
crimes. Total Iraqi excess deaths (1990-2007) total 2.7 million.
The post-invasion excess deaths in Occupied Afghanistan now total
2.2 million and Afghan refugees total about 3.7 million
(see: http://mwcnews.net/content/view/11293/42/ ).
Three quarters of the people of Occupied Iraq and Occupied
Afghanistan are Women and Children the Bush War on Terror is
in horrible reality a cowardly War on Women and Children, a War on
Asian Women and Children and a War on Muslim Women and
Ordinary Germans claimed in 1945 that they ³didn¹t
know² about the Holocaust. Notwithstanding the racism, lying
and holocaust-ignoring of Mainstream media, Americans (and British,
Australian, Coalition and NATO country citizens) do not have the
same excuse the awful truth is only a few mouse-clicks away.
Thus inspection of the UNICEF site
will quickly inform one that 0.5 million under-5 year old children
die each year in the Occupied Iraqi and Afghan Territories i.e.
1,300 each day, ONE PER MINUTE this being largely due to
gross Occupier violation of the Geneva Conventions that demand that
the Occupier keeps its Conquered Subjects ALIVE
(see: http://mwcnews.net/content/view/11968/42/ ).
What should decent people do about the on-going Iraqi Genocide or
Iraqi Holocaust and the on-going Afghan Genocide or Afghan
Peace is the only way but silence kills and silence is complicity.
Decent people are morally obliged to (a) inform others about this
carnage (lying, racist, holocaust-ignoring Mainstream media
certainly won¹t) and (b) act ethically in all their personal
and business dealings with those complicit in this continuing
atrocity. The horrendous magnitude of the carnage in these on-going
holocausts demands international Sanctions and Boycotts against the
US Alliance countries.
Americans, British, Australians and indeed any people
who knowingly ignore, deny, excuse, minimize, obfuscate, advocate,
support or effect gross abuses of Women and Children (as in Iraq
and Afghanistan) or indeed of anyone have crossed the
line separating decent humanity from Nazi-style barbarism. Thus
Westerners should simply NEVER AGAIN vote for those responsible for
the on-going Iraqi Holocaust and the on-going Afghan Holocaust.
Mainstream media notoriously continue to deny the horrendous
actuality of the carnage in Occupied Iraq and Occupied Afghanistan
where the post-invasion excess deaths (avoidable deaths, deaths
that did not have to happen) now total 1.0 MILLION and 2.2 MILLION,
and specifically: and
http://mwcnews.net/content/view/12261/42 ). Decent people should
simply eschew these holocaust-complicit media.
Those primarily responsible for the carnage of the Iraqi Holocaust
and the Afghan Holocaust - Bush, Blair, Dr Rice (Dr Death) and
their Coalition and NATO confreres such as Australia¹s Howard
and Canada¹s Harper - should be arraigned and tried before the
International Criminal Court as demanded by 2005 Literature Nobel
Laureate Harold Pinter
Dr Gideon Polya published some 130 works in a 4 decade scientific
career, most recently a huge pharmacological reference text
"Biochemical Targets of Plant Bioactive Compounds" (Taylor &
Francis, New York & London, 2003). He is a Melbourne scientist
and writer and is currently editing a completed book on global
avoidable mortality (numerous articles on this matter can be found
by a simple Google search for "Gideon Polya" and on his
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