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wherismymind:

In the case of Israel, terrorists who committed massacres and terrorized a people out of their own land are celebrated and even granted the position of president in the illegal state. This is the state of israel. A state built on massacre and murder.

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maarnayeri:

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maarnayeri:

Who should be afraid of who, exactly?

This chart is misleading. I do believe American has a part in the civilian deaths but how many are taken out by suicide bombers, car bombs. Yes the most deaths have occured in Iraq but there isn’t a number saying who done the killing. I am a person believes that we shouldn’t be there in the first place but I also believe we shouldn’t destroy everything and leave it either. 

(As disgusting as it feels to speak of murders so frankly…)
I think I’m going to have to disagree with you on that — there is a lot of data available for deaths in Iraq, much of it verifiable (ACLU, Costs of War, Antiwar.com, iCasualties, Iraqi Body Count though they are often also criticized), including counts of who has been responsible and the specific causes of death. There are public trackers everywhere. IBC also has interactive, detailed graphs. I’m going to make a bigger post about it on my main blog (and link to it here later) because I went a bit overboard with the statistics and research, but a well known study found that about only 11% (about 12,000) of Iraqi civilian deaths between 2003 and 2010 were caused by suicide bombers. Most of the casualties occurred in 2003, as a result of US air raids, according to IBC. As for civilian deaths specifically attributed to al Qaeda/Taliban - 66% of all civilian deaths in Afghanistan [source]. US coalition aerial bombing accounted for the other 44%.
[And honestly, in any case, I think a lot of that is likely partially our fault. Maybe this sounds arrogant, but the majority of those deaths in Afghanistan were in retaliation to what we were doing. They attacked civilians because of the US, attacked people who supported the government and our military coalition. Out of the 1003 reported suicide bombings in Iraq, how many of those were probably a direct response to our invasion (and destruction) of their countries? Not that things weren’t… um, messy, before we escalated the violence, but I think it’s ridiculous to assume none of them had to do with us.) I’m including Afghanistan in that as well. I think it would be worse for us to just leave everything as it is, but at the same time, it feels just as arrogant… especially since it seems like rebuilding appears more to American taste rather than theirs… IMO.]
Anyway, as for the chart being misleading - depends on the sources, but so far, my numbers are pretty similar:
9/11 - 3000
US deaths in both Iraq & Afghanistan - 6489 (4486 in Iraq, 2003 in Afghanistan, as reported by antiwar.com)
Civilian Casualities in Afghanistan - 12,793 as reported by the Guardian
Civilian Casualities in Iraq - between 115,000 and 700,000 (from the most reliable of various sources, cited in the second link above)
Percentages are coming out a bit higher, but a) it’s an old chart and my numbers include more recent data, and b) entirely depends upon where they got their numbers.
In any case, I think the raw data really doesn’t lie - the our country is responsible for the deaths of over a million people since 2001.

Welp…

maarnayeri:

wordstomeawhisper:

pink-mama:

maarnayeri:

Who should be afraid of who, exactly?

This chart is misleading. I do believe American has a part in the civilian deaths but how many are taken out by suicide bombers, car bombs. Yes the most deaths have occured in Iraq but there isn’t a number saying who done the killing. I am a person believes that we shouldn’t be there in the first place but I also believe we shouldn’t destroy everything and leave it either. 

(As disgusting as it feels to speak of murders so frankly…)

I think I’m going to have to disagree with you on that — there is a lot of data available for deaths in Iraq, much of it verifiable (ACLU, Costs of War, Antiwar.com, iCasualties, Iraqi Body Count though they are often also criticized), including counts of who has been responsible and the specific causes of death. There are public trackers everywhere. IBC also has interactive, detailed graphs. I’m going to make a bigger post about it on my main blog (and link to it here later) because I went a bit overboard with the statistics and research, but a well known study found that about only 11% (about 12,000) of Iraqi civilian deaths between 2003 and 2010 were caused by suicide bombers. Most of the casualties occurred in 2003, as a result of US air raids, according to IBC. As for civilian deaths specifically attributed to al Qaeda/Taliban - 66% of all civilian deaths in Afghanistan [source]. US coalition aerial bombing accounted for the other 44%.

[And honestly, in any case, I think a lot of that is likely partially our fault. Maybe this sounds arrogant, but the majority of those deaths in Afghanistan were in retaliation to what we were doing. They attacked civilians because of the US, attacked people who supported the government and our military coalition. Out of the 1003 reported suicide bombings in Iraq, how many of those were probably a direct response to our invasion (and destruction) of their countries? Not that things weren’t… um, messy, before we escalated the violence, but I think it’s ridiculous to assume none of them had to do with us.) I’m including Afghanistan in that as well. I think it would be worse for us to just leave everything as it is, but at the same time, it feels just as arrogant… especially since it seems like rebuilding appears more to American taste rather than theirs… IMO.]

Anyway, as for the chart being misleading - depends on the sources, but so far, my numbers are pretty similar:

  • 9/11 - 3000
  • US deaths in both Iraq & Afghanistan - 6489 (4486 in Iraq, 2003 in Afghanistan, as reported by antiwar.com)
  • Civilian Casualities in Afghanistan - 12,793 as reported by the Guardian
  • Civilian Casualities in Iraq - between 115,000 and 700,000 (from the most reliable of various sources, cited in the second link above)

Percentages are coming out a bit higher, but a) it’s an old chart and my numbers include more recent data, and b) entirely depends upon where they got their numbers.

In any case, I think the raw data really doesn’t lie - the our country is responsible for the deaths of over a million people since 2001.

Welp…

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ayothewuisback:

White peoples’ definition of racism is hurt feelings, instead of what it actually is, and that’s systematic destruction of an ethnic group. Understand that, and then you’ll understand why racism doesn’t “go both ways”.

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Anonymous said: I just wish to bring you this thought in peace. The quote about the 4yo that was shot, more info is needed to say whether that should be publicized. My fiancé is a veteran and in one mission he accidentally caused the death of a young girl. This event has altered everything about him. He doesn't sleep without nightmares and is constantly filled with remorse. If that boy was shot by accident publicizing it could cause so much remorse in them leading to suicide. They protect us at a high cost.

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maarnayeri:

Your fiance participated in killing a child and you’re asking me to empathize and appreciate such efforts? You American patriots are quite the breed. I’m actually speechless. I would’ve preferred virulent hate mail to this unbelievable display of heartlessness and moral bankruptcy. Inshallah, he and you suffer tomented nights to come, though it doesn’t stand against the pain you inflicted on innocent families.

Wallahi, the entitlement of Westerners and their utter disregard for Afghan lives never fails to astound me. Your fiancé is merely reaping what he’s sown. The fact that he hasn’t been brought to justice for killing an innocent child should be offensive and repulsive to you, not his remorse, PTSD or tendency to commit suicide.

"getting killed must suck but let me tell you my fiance is having mental problems after killing an innocent girl and you know what’s the real issue here"

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