The BBC continues to shamefully underestimate the number of Iraqi deaths due to the US-UK illegal and criminal war and occupation see: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/politics/7064475.stm
It mentions “100.000 or so” Iraqi civilians dead, while the number of Iraqi deaths due to the illegal and criminal anglo-saxon war is estimated at minimum 1.096.367.
Gabriele Zamparini has written to the BBC on this subject:
From: The Cat's Dream firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: Mon, 29 Oct 2007
Cc: Media Lens editor email@example.com
Subject: 1,220,580 deaths as a result of the conflict in Iraq since 2003
Dear John Ware,
In No plan, no peace in Iraq, you write:
That contrasts starkly with the 100,000 or so civilians dead, four million refuges inside and outside Iraq, 4,141 coalition soldiers who have died and the cost to the UK of well in excess of £5bn.
May I ask you where you got that figure, “100,000 or so”?
A recent Opinion Research Business (ORB) study suggests a total of 1,220,580 deaths as a result of the conflict in Iraq since 2003 (ie as a result of violence rather than a natural death such as old age).
The results of this ORB poll are consistent with the results of a study published last year in the British medical journal the Lancet. That study estimated 655,000 excess Iraqi deaths as a consequence of the war.
Please, will you correct your article on the BBC News website and make sure to give your readers/viewers the correct information in the future?
Thank you for your time
Also see Gabriele Zamparini's Action Alert:-
Monday, October 29, 2007
Action Alert: BBC’s fairy tales, genocide denial and how to win the lottery!
"England’s always gotten credit for having invented hypocrisy" once said Gore Vidal. Nobody knows better than the BBC whose News website presents its readers with a masterpiece of this fine art:
How did the US come to invade Iraq with no post-war plan for governing Iraq - and how much did Tony Blair know of the matter?
John Ware reports in the first of two articles linked to a new TV series. A frequent Media Lens Message Board’s contributor, John Hilley, made this excellent comment that encapsulates the BBC’s fairy tale:
One for the gallery.
A classic illustration of the 'good warmonger - bad warmonger' BBC version of Iraq, replete with Ware's feigned gravitas and a cast of self-serving denialists (ie, Powell's ex aide, Colonel Larry Wilkinson, Sir Christopher Meyer et al) lining up to denounce 'the crazies' and telling of their stern warnings about the 'problems of occupation'.
A model example of liberal revisionist propaganda posing as cutting-edge reportage. BBC’s John Ware writes:
“That contrasts starkly with the 100,000 or so civilians dead, four million refugees inside and outside Iraq, 4,141 coalition soldiers who have died and the cost to the UK of well in excess of £5bn.”
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) must of course deny the Iraqi genocide the British government is co-responsible for. This genocide denial business is really a piece of cake for the BBC (among others) can safely rely on the meticulous count of the British Iraq Body Count. The reality must be suppressed and the readers-viewers-voters-taxpayers are presented with all the news that’s fit to print, which do not include:- a recent Opinion Research Business (ORB) study suggesting a total of 1,220,580 deaths as a result of the conflict in Iraq since 2003 (ie as a result of violence rather than a natural death such as old age).- the studies conducted by the world leaders in the field of epidemiology and published last year as peer-reviewed scientific papers in the world's leading medical journal, the Lancet; [link PDF]-
Please, see also:
1) IRAQ BODY COUNT: “A VERY MISLEADING EXERCISE” by MediaLens
2) Iraq: Genocide by all definition by Gideon Polya
3) US Genocide in Iraq by Ian Douglas
4) None Dare Call It Genocide by Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr.
5) and my two latest blogs:- Iraq is still the issue - Part 1: Waiting for the partition- Iraq is still the issue - Part 2: Amerika’s New Iraq - The Quiz