Isn't this an interesting "coincidence"??  3500 Afghan *civilians*, dead
from U.S bombs.
3500 is roughly the official death toll from the  WTC. Remember Bush's words
in the
days immediately following  Sept. 11 (before his spin doctors slightly
sanitized his language)
when he spoke constantly of "retaliation" and "revenge". Look's like George
"Dub'ya"  has
gotten his pound of flesh. Justice?? This is simply murder and hi-tech
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 Subject: [R-G] 3,500 Civilians Killed in Afghanistan by U.S. Bombs

 DECEMBER 10, 2001
 10:00 AM
     CONTACT: Marc Herold
 Marc Herold (603) 862-3375
 Andrea Buffa (510) 839-8911

 3,500 Civilians Killed in Afghanistan by U.S. Bombs
 University of New Hampshire Economics Professor Releases Study of Civilian
 Casualties in Afghanistan Monday Morning on Democracy Now! Radio/TV Show

 DURHAM, NEW HAMPSHIRE - December 10 - More than 3,500 civilians have been
 killed in Afghanistan by U.S. bombs, according to a study to be released
 December 10 by Marc W. Herold, Professor of Economics, International
 Relations, and Women's Studies at the University of New Hampshire.
 Herold will announce his findings on Monday, December 10 in a discussion
 award-winning journalist, Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! in Exile's War and
 Peace Report (

 Professor Herold has been gathering data on civilian casualties since
 7 by culling information from news agencies, major newspapers, and
 accounts. "I decided to do the study because I suspected that the modern
 weaponrywas not what it was advertised to be. I was concerned that there
 would be significant civilian casualties caused by the bombing, and I was
 able to find some mention of casualties in the foreign press but almost
 nothing in the U.S. press," said Herold.

 Herold's data will be available at

For each day since October 7, when the U.S. bombing of Afghanistan began, he
 lists the number of casualties, location, type of weapon used, and
 of information. Following are several examples from his daily calculations:

 *   On October 11, two U.S. jets bombed the mountain village of Karam,
 comprised of 60 mud houses, during dinner and evening prayer time, killing
 100-160 people. Sources: DAWN, (English language Pakistani daily
 the Guardian of London, the Independent, International Herald Tribune, the
 Scotsman, the Observer, and the BBC News.

 *   On October 13, in the early morning, an F-18 dropped 2,000 lb. JDAM
 on the Qila Meer Abas neighborhood, 2 kms. South of the Kabul airport,
 killing four people. Sources: Afghan Islamic Press, Los Angeles Times,
 Frontier Post, Pakistan Observer, the Guardian of London, and the BBC News.

 *   On October 31, in a pre-dawn raid, an F-18 dropped a 2,000 lb. JDAM
 on a Red Crescent clinic, killing 15 - 25 people. Sources: DAWN, the Times
 London, the Independent, the Guardian, Reuters, Associated Press, and
 France Presse.

 Professor Herold has sought whenever possible to cross-corroborate accounts
 of civilian casualties. He relied upon British, Canadian, and Australian
 newspapers; Indian newspapers, especially The Times of India; three
 daily newspapers; the Singapore News; Afghan Islamic Press; Agence France
 Press; Pakistan News Service; Reuters; BBC News Online; Al Jazeera; and a
variety of other reputable sources, including the United Nations and other
 relief agencies.

 The Pentagon has repeatedly denied reports of civilian casualties in
 Afghanistan, and most U.S. media outlets have qualified their reports of
 casualties with the statement "could not be independently confirmed." But
 Professor Herold has been able to confirm the number of casualties and has
 found that the number is climbing toward 4,000. "People have to know that
 there is a human cost to war, and that this is a war with thousands of
 casualties," said Herold. "These were poor people to begin with, and, on
 of that, they had absolutely nothing to do with the events of September


 Hunter Gray [Hunterbear] (social justice)

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