Thursday, February 21, 2008

Generally Ignored Facts

MILITARY DEATHS FOR TWENTY SIX YEARS

Bet you didn't know the following! I surely did not. These are some rather eye-opening facts: Since the start of the war on terror in Iraq and Afganistan, the sacrifice has been enormous. In the time period from the invasion of Iraq in March 2003 through now, we have lost over 3000 military personnel to enemy action and accidents. As tragic as the loss of any member of the US Armed Forces is, consider the following statistics:

The annual fatalities of military members while actively serving in the armed forces from 1980 through 2006:


>>1980 ......... 2,392
>>1981 ......... 2,380
>>1984 ......... 1,999
>>1988 ......... 1,819
>>1989 ......... 1,636
>>1990 ......... 1,508
>>1991 ......... 1,787
>>1992 ......... 1,293
>>1993 ......... 1,213
>>1994 ......... 1,075
>>1995 ......... 2,465
>>1996 ......... 2,318 8 Clinton years @ 13,417 deaths
>>1997 ......... 817
>>1998 ......... 2,252
>>1999 ......... 1,984

>>2000 ......... 1,983
>>2001 ......... 890
>>2002 ......... 1,007 7 Bush years @ 9,016 deaths
>>2003 ......... 1,410
>>2004 ......... 1,887
>>2005 ......... 919
>>2006.......... 920


If you are confused when you look at these figures...so was I.


Do these figures mean that the loss from the two latest conflicts in the Middle East are LESS than the loss of military personnel during Mr. Clinton 's presidency when America wasn't even involved in a war? And, I was even more confused when I read that in 1980, during the reign of President (Nobel Peace Prize) Jimmy Carter, there were 2,392 US military fatalities!


These figures indicate that many of our Media & Politicians will pick and choose. They present only those 'facts' which support their agenda-driven reporting. Why do so many of them march in lock-step to twist the truth? Where do so many of them get their marching orders for their agenda?


Our mainstream print and TV media and many politicians like to slant that these brave men and women who are losing their lives in Iraq are mostly minorities! Wrong AGAIN! This is just one more media lie! The latest census of Americans shows the following distribution of American citizens, by race:


>>European descent (White) .... 69.12%
>>Hispanic ................................... 12.5%
>>Black.......................................... 12.3%
>>Asian ......................................... 3.7%
>>Native American ...................... 1.0%
>>Other ........................................ 2.6%

Now... here are the fatalities by race over the past three years in Iraqi Freedom:


>>European descent (white) .... 74.31%
>>Hispanic .................................... 10.74%
>>Black .......................................... 9.67%
>>Asian .......................................... 1.81%
>>Native American ...................... 1.09%
>>Other .......................................... 33.00%




These statistics are published by Congressional Research Service, and they may be confirmed by anyone at:


http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/natsec/RL32492.pdf (Please look at this report site if you have the chance.)

Now ask yourself these two questions:


1. Why does the mainstream Print and TV Media never provide statistics like these?

2. Why do the mainstream media hate the web as much as they do?

You do the math! These figures don't lie... but, media-liars figure...and they sway public opinion!


---- The Left-Wing Media Lies Forever-----








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4 comments:

Grisman said...

Merle, I just looked at this before I left work so I couldn't delve into very much, but at first glance it appears your numbers for annual military fatalities might be a little off.
On the link you provided if you look at Table 4 it will show your numbers for 1995-2000 are high and your numbers for 2005-2006 are low.
Maybe there is more to it that I didn't see but it's Friday and the weekends here so I will read a little more on Monday.

Knight in Dragonland said...

It's not a good idea to decry the evils of the liberal media and then use bogus numbers as evidence.

Knight in Dragonland said...

Here's an even better accounting, with sources cited.

AdamB said...

Jeez, Merle, you're really starting to jeopardize your reputation as a researcher.

This is pretty pathetic. First you don't even get the numbers even close to right (although we do appreciate having the original source to verify). Then you conveniently forget to mention that there are much fewer people serving now and that a higher percentage of these are guys getting blown into small pieces rather than having a heart attack in their sleep--a lot more closed casket funerals.

If this is a supposed indictment against the "liberal media", what's that say about YOU?

More likely, you probably got hoodwinked into simply posting a chain letter you got from an acquaintance without doing even the most preliminary fact-checking. In which case you still deserve all the ridicule you can get! For shame!