By Jay Shaft- Editor of Coalition For Free Thought In Media
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WARNING: THIS VIDEO CONTAINS VERY GRAPHIC AND BLOODY SCENES OF WOUNDED AND DEAD CHILDREN!
This is a video I made to show the price of three years of occupation by US-Coalition forces in Iraq.
Over 100,000 children have been killed or died a a result of disease, bad water, starvation and lack of medical care.
Over 150,000 deaths have been reported by like Christian Peacemakers Team, Red Cross, UNICEF, UNESCO, Catholic Relief Workers, and many other humanitarian groups. Some groups estimate that there have been between 200-300,000 total civilian deaths since March 19, 2003.
“Obviously, every day I pray there is less casualty, but I know what we are doing in Iraq is right.” — George. W. Bush Fort Hood, Texas, Apr. 11, 2004
THE TIME HAS COME WHEN SILENCE IS BETRAYAL AND MURDER! IT IS UP TO EVERY AMERICAN WITH A CONSCIENCE TO HELP PUT A STOP TO ANY MORE KILLING AND MAIMING OF INNOCENTS!
“Killing one person is murder, but killing 100,000 has become accepted US foreign policy.” – Jay Shaft
“Death has a tendency to encourage a depressing view of war.” —Donald Rumsfeld
Please read my article on the situation for a more detailed explanation and overview.
When Silence Becomes Betrayal
Iraqi Children Paying High Price for Freedom: Thousands are Dying, Thousands are Dead!
Since the US invaded Iraq on 3/20/03 at least 50000-100000 civilians have been killed. A great majority of those casualties have been women and children.
Also see Iraq Body Count for recorded incidents and estimates of all casualties. I cannot emphasize it enough that they only report the 37,774 casualties that were reported in the news. For every one that is reported there are an estimated 5-10 people who never get their deaths noted or recognized.
“Where is their justice? Where is their freedom? Who will speak for the innocents in Iraq? Who will speak for all the children who will never grow up to see the promised democracy and freedom?”- Jay Shaft
Named and identified victims of the war in Iraq:
a memorial, February 2006
Almost since the beginning of our project, concerned individuals and citizen’s groups have drawn attention to Iraqi victims of the war in public readings and displays using names compiled by Iraq Body Count (IBC). These lists have been based on media reported civilian deaths and an on-the-ground survey conducted in 2003 by CIVIC.
There is no organised effort to name all victims of the war. Only when all have been identified and duly recorded can there be any talk of respecting their memory.
To those who knew and loved them, and are in no need of reminding, we offer our condolences.
“Every nation has its war party. It is not the party of democracy. It is the party of autocracy. It seeks to dominate absolutely… Before the war is ended, the war party assumes the divine right to denounce and silence all opposition to war as unpatriotic and cowardly.” —Senator Robert M. La Follette
“The worst crimes were dared by a few, willed by more and tolerated by all.” —Tacitus
“Liberty and democracy become unholy when their hands are dyed red with innocent blood.” —Mahatma Gandhi
“In times of universal deceit, telling the truth will be a revolutionary act.” —George Orwell
“The worst barbarity of war is that it forces men collectively to commit acts against which individually they would revolt with their whole being.” —Ellen Key
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A HUGE THANK YOU TO SOCKBOB SQUAREFOOT! IF IT WASN’T FOR YOU I WOULD NOT HAVE A COMPUTER OR THE HELP TO MAKE THINGS LIKE THIS POSSIBLE.
I RAISE A GLASS TO YOU BOB! CHEERS MATE! THANK YOU FOR HELPING TO MAKE THIS TYPE OF INDYMEDIA POSSIBLE!
I WOULD ALSO LIKE TO THANK ST. PETE FOR PEACE AND CHRIS ERNESTO FOR HOSTING THE PREVIOUS VIDEOS THAT I HAVE RELEASED!
AN ADDITIONAL THANKS TO EVERYONE ELSE WHO HAS HELPED OUT. WITHOUT ALL THE SUPPORT AND ENCOURAGEMENT I WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO DO THIS AT ALL.