On the 4th anniversary of the illegal US, UK and Australian invasion of Iraq the post-invasion Iraqi excess deaths total 1 million as determined from top US epidemiological data – evidence of immense US-UK-Oz war crimes.
The estimate of 1 million post-invasion excess deaths in Iraq follows inexorably and arithmetically from the findings of top US medical epidemiology group in the World's top Public Health School (the Nobel Laureate-containing Bloomberg School of Public Health) at the top US Johns Hopkins University, published peer-reviewed in the top UK medical journal The Lancet and endorsed by 27 top Australian medical experts (for the primary medical literature reference see: link and for its endorsement by 27 top Australian medical experts: link ).
Taking the 2006 Johns Hopkins data but using a Jordan/Syria baseline of 4 deaths per 1,000 (as opposed to a baseline of 5.5 deaths/1,000 for Iraq after 12 years of crippling Sanctions) gives an "annual excess death rate" of 9.3 per 1,000, 9,300/million and post-invasion excess deaths totalling 9,300 x 27 x 4 = 1,004,400 i.e. 1.0 million as of March 2007 (for detailed analysis see: http://mwcnews.net/content/view/12904/42/ ).
This is evidence of an immense war crime committed by the US and its racist, war criminal Coalition allies. Inspection of the Geneva Convention Relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War (especially articles 38, 55 and 56; see: http://www1.umn.edu/humanrts/instree/y4gcpcp.htm ) reveals that the Occupier is obliged "to the fullest extent of the means available to it" to preserve the lives of its conquered subjects..
Indeed in 2004 and 2005 I sent a detailed formal complaints to the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court and his colleagues re US-UK war crimes in iraq (see: http://www.countercurrents.org/us-polya211205.htm ). I subsequently received detailed replies (in French and English) indicating that they were investigating my complaint to see whether they should mount a full scale investigation.
It has now been reported that the Chief Prosecutor is willing to launch such investigations (see: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2007/03/18/nirq118.xml ), QUOTE: "Tony Blair faces the prospect of an International Criminal Court investigation for alleged coalition war crimes in Iraq. The court's chief prosecutor told The Sunday Telegraph that he would be willing to launch an inquiry and could envisage a scenario in which the Prime Minister and American President George W Bush could one day face charges at The Hague."
Indeed the Nobel Laureate Harold Pinter has called for the arraignment of Bush and Blair before fthe International Criminal Court (see his Nobel Prize Acceptance speech: http://www.countercurrents.org/arts-pinter081205.htm ), QUOTE: "How many people do you have to kill before you qualify to be described as a mass murderer and a war criminal? One hundred thousand? More than enough, I would have thought. Therefore it is just that Bush and Blair be arraigned before the International Criminal Court of Justice. But Bush has been clever. He has not ratified the International Criminal Court of Justice. Therefore if any American soldier or for that matter politician finds himself in the dock Bush has warned that he will send in the marines. But Tony Blair has ratified the Court and is therefore available for prosecution. We can let the Court have his address if they're interested. It is Number 10, Downing Street, London."
ONE MILLION? More than enough, I would have thought.
In 1945 ordinary Germans said that "they didn't know" that the Jewish Holocaust was happening. The same excuse CANNOT be used by the citizens of the US Alliance over the carnage in Occupied Iraq and Occupied Afghanistan , notwithstanding the continuing lying by commission and omission of racist, holocaust-ignoring Mainstream media – the awful truth is only several mouse clicks away.
Below is a detailed LETTER summarizing the carnage in Iraq and sent to Mainstream media around the world on the occasion of the Fourth Anniversary of the Invasion of Iraq – they will mostly no doubt continue to IGNORE the carnage but they cannot say that "they didn't know".
Four years after the illegal US-UK-Australian invasion of Iraq, how many Iraqis have died post-invasion?
Post-invasion Occupied Iraqi excess deaths (avoidable deaths, deaths that did not have to happen) now total ONE MILLION as of March 2007, after 4 years of war and as estimated from data from the top US medical epidemiology group in the World's top Public Health School (the Nobel Laureate-containing Bloomberg School of Public Health) at the top US Johns Hopkins University, published peer-reviewed in the top UK medical journal The Lancet and endorsed by 27 top Australian medical experts. [1-3]
Consonant with post-invasion excess deaths in the Occupied Iraqi and Afghan Territories totalling 1.0 million and 2.4 million, respectively, the post-invasion under-5 year old infant deaths total 0.5 million and 1.9 million, respectively; the number of refugees total 3.8 million and 3.8 million, respectively; and, according to WHO, the annual per capita medical expenditures permitted by the Occupiers are $64 and $23, respectively, as compared to $2,874 (Australia), $2,389 (UK) and $5,711 (US). [4-10]
The accrual cost (i.e. the long-term committed cost) of the Bush Iraq and Afghan Wars is now $2.5 TRILLION, this estimate coming from 2001 Economics Nobel Laureate and former Chief Economist of the World Bank US Professor Stiglitz (Columbia) and Professor Linda Bilmes (Harvard), who also estimate a cost of $6.5 million for each US soldier killed. Assuming the "all men are created equal" this leads to a Reparations Bill of $ 6.5 million x 3.4 million = $22 trillion. [11 -12]
These horrendous outcomes indicate gross violation by the US Alliance of the Geneva Convention Relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War (notably Articles 38, 55 and 56), UN Genocide Convention (specifically Article 2) as well as of the UN Charter, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Rights of the Child Convention. Peace is the only way but silence kills and silence is complicity. We are inescapably obliged to inform everyone about horrendous abuses of humanity. [13-16]
Dr Gideon Polya
Credentials: 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), 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 websites: http://globalavoidablemortality.blogspot.com/ , http://gpolya.newsvine.com/ and http://mwcnews.net/content/view/1375/247/ ). As a radical alternative to dispassionate scientific analysis on behalf of humanity, he has painted some huge paintings demanding respect for Woman and Mother and Child: Sydney Madonna: http://mwcnews.net/content/view/10865/26/ , Manhattan Madonna: http://mwcnews.net/content/view/10766/26/ , Truelove: http://mwcnews.net/content/view/11031/254/ and Qana: http://mwcnews.net/content/view/9547/26/ .
Peace is the only way but silence kills and silence is complicity. We are obliged to inform everyone about gross abuses of humanity.