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Monday, November 19, 2007

 

Conveniently unreported facts.

Upon receiving this e-mail it is recent, I attempted to verify the information on snopes.com and truthorfiction.com, but I could find no references.  However, the link near the bottom is to a congressional report that displays these results, therefore, I presume this information to be valid.
 
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Military losses for over 2.5 Decades

Pass this along to all of your intelligent friends.  The biased ones will never believe it.  Is not reporting all the facts a form of Media Bias?  Here are some interesting statistics.

These are some rather eye-opening facts:  Since the start of the war on terror in Iraq and Afghanistan, the sacrifice has been enormous.  In the time period from the invasion of Iraq in March 2003 through now, we have lost over 3,000 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:  Here are 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        Clinton years @14,000 deaths
1997 .........    817
1998 ......... 2,252
1999 ......... 1,984
2000 ......... 1,983
2001 .........    890
2002 ......... 1,007
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 and Politicians will pick and choose.  They present only those 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... 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 .................................... 12.50%
Black......................................... 12.30%
Asian ........................................   3.70%
Native American ........................   1.00%
Other ........................................   2.60%

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 .........................................  0.33%
You do the math!  These figures don't lie... but, Media-liars figure... and they sway public opinion!  These statistics are published by Congressional Research Service in the "CRS Report From Congress" and they may be confirmed by anyone at:

 
http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/natsec/RL32492.pdf

Now ask yourself these two questions:

- Why does the mainstream Print and TV Media never print statistics like these?
- Why do we have to find out this information on the web?

Monday, November 5, 2007

 

Great comebacks.

When in England at a fairly large conference, Colin Powell was asked by
the Archbishop of Canterbury if our plans for Iraq were just an example of
empire building' by George Bush.

He answered by saying, "Over the years, the United States has sent many of
its fine young men and women into great peril to fight for freedom beyond
our borders. The only amount of land we have ever asked for in return is
enough to bury those that did not return."

It became very quiet in the room.

Then there was a conference in France where a number of international
engineers were taking part, including French and American. During a break
one of the French engineers came back into the room saying "Have you heard
the latest dumb stunt Bush has done? He has sent an aircraft carrier to
Indonesia to help the tsunami victims. What does he intended to do, bomb
them?"

A Boeing engineer stood up and replied quietly: "Our carriers have three
hospitals on board that can treat several hundred people; they are nuclear
powered and can supply emergency electrical power to shore facilities; they
have three cafeterias with the capacity to feed 3,000 people three meals a
day, they can produce several thousand gallons of fresh water from sea water
each day, and they carry half a dozen helicopters for use in transporting
victims and injured to and from their flight deck.. We have eleven such
ships; how many does France have?"

Once again, dead silence.

A U.S. Navy Admiral was attending a naval conference that included
Admirals from the U.S., English, Canadian, Australian and French Navies. At
a tail reception, he found himself standing with a large group of
Officers that included personnel from most of those countries. Everyone was
chatting away in English as they sipped their drinks but a French admiral
suddenly complained that, 'whereas Europeans learn many languages, Americans
le arn only English.' He then asked, 'Why is it that we always have to speak
English in these conferences rather than speaking French?'

Without hesitating, the American Admiral replied "Maybe it's because the
Brits, Canadians, Aussies and Americans arranged it so you wouldn't have
to speak German."

You could have heard a pin drop


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