Monday, August 18, 2008

Military Losses

> Military Losses, 1980 thru 2007
>
> Whatever your politics, however you lean, and however you feel
> about the current administration, this report should open some eyes.
> Military losses from 1980 through 2007.
>
> 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 - by any cause.
>
> 1980 .......... 2,392 (Carter Year)
> 1981 .......... 2,380 (Reagan Year)
> 1984 .......... 1,999 (Reagan Year)
> 1988 ........... 1,819 (Reagan Year)
> 1989 .. ........ 1,636 (George H W Year)
> 1990 .......... 1,508 (George H W Year)
> 1991 .......... 1,787 (George H W Year)
> 1992 .......... 1,293 (George H W Year)
> 1993 .......... 1,213 (Clinton Year)
> 1994 .......... 1,075 (Clinton Year)
> 1995 .......... 2,465 (Clinton Year)
> 1996 ........... 2,318 (Clinton Year)
> 1997 ........... 817 (Clinton Year)
> 1998 .......... 2,252 (Clinton Year)
> 1999 .......... 1,984 (Clinton Year)
> 2000 ...........1,983 (Clinton Year)
> 2001 ............. 890(George W Year)
> 2002 ........... 1,007 (George W Year)
> 2003 .......... 1,410 (George W Year)
> 2004 .......... 1,887 (George W Year)
> 2005 .............. 919 (George W Year)
> 2006.............. 920 (George W Year)
> 2007............. 899 (George W Year)
>
> Clinton years (1993-2000): 14,107 deaths
>
> George W years (2001-2007): 7,932 deaths
>
> If you are surprised when you look at these figures, so was I.
> These figures mean that the loss from the two latest conflicts in the
> Middle East are LESS than the loss of military personnel during Bill
> Clintons presidency; when America wasn't even involved in a war! (Unless
> you include Bosnia or the disgrace of Mogadishu, Somalia when Clinton
> failed to respond to terrorists; Remember 'Blackhawk Down'?)
>
> And, I was even more shocked when I read that in 1980, during
> the reign of President (Nobel Peace Prize winner) Jimmy Carter, there
> were 2,392 US military fatalities! From what? How?
>
> I think that these figures indicate that many members of our
> Media and our politicians will pick and choose the information on which
> they report. Of course we all know that they present only those FACTS,
& gt; which support their agenda-driven reporting.
>
>
>
> But why do so many of them march in lock step to twist the
> truth? Where do so many of them get their agenda? Obviously there is
> one shared agenda. Could it be from the most powerful Democratic family
> of the decade?
>
> Do you want further proof? Consider the latest census of
> Americans. It shows the following FACTS about the distribution of
> American citizens,by race:
>
> European descent ............................69.12%
> Hispanic.......................................12.5%
> Black .................... .........................12.3%
> Asian............................................ 3.7%
> Native American............................1.0%
> Other.............................................2.6%
>
> Many media lead us to feel the military death ratio is off
> balanced compared to the di str ibution by race in America. Here are the
> fatalities by RACE over the past three years in Iraqi Freedom. Do the
> comparison yourself.
>
> European descent (white) ............74.31%
> Hispanic....................................10.74%
> Black ......................................... 9.67%
> Asian........................................ 1.81%
> Native American....................... 1.09%
> Other........................................ 0.33%
>
> Our mainstream media continues to spin these figures (for political gain). Nothing more. It's all about politics.
>
> I hope that during the time between now and November,
> intelligent Americans can decipher: the facts from the spin, the
> spinners from the leaders, those who seek even more power from those
> that seek justice, and the dividers from the uniters.
>
> Over the next months let's be good listeners and see and hear
> who tries to divide our nation; and who wants to unite our nation. Who
> wants to control how our money is spent and who wants our money spent
> the way we would spend it. Who seeks power and who seeks justice? Who
> spins the facts and who is genuine?
>
> (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)
>
> 'History does not entrust the care of freedom to the weak or
> timid.' - Dwight D. Eisenhower