He's probably right. Most killed in modern wars are civilians. - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Michael
    • 05.09.09 | 19:28 (IDT)

    90 per cent of people killed in the recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are also civilians. That's exactly what happens when a modern western army uses fighter jets, artillery and tanks to tackle an insurgency with stronng roots among the local community. There is no reason Cast Lead would have killed less civilians than US and UK troops in Iraq and Afghanistan and only the IDF claims it killed less. This doctor and other sources suggest the big majority killed in Gaza were civilians. Incidentally, that's why the UK and US have half lost the Iraq war, why they're losing the Afghan war, and why Israel won't win against the Pals. High civilian casualties always cause big anger and are hugely counter-productive.

    from the article: Doctor: 90% of war casualties at Gaza hospital were civilians
    First published 18:09 05.09.09 | Last updated 18:21 05.09.09
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