1/25th of all Iraq War fatalities have occurred in the last 6 months?

1/25th of all Iraq War fatalities have occurred in the last 6 months?

According to this article in the Guardian newspaper, one of many newspapers which uncritically and editorially accepts the IBC figure of 100,000 – 120,000 killed by violence since 2003, there have been 4,000 deaths since April of this year in Iraq.

Amid worst violence since 2008, many fear country is returning to same level of killing that drove it to brink of civil war…


A wave of car bombings and other attacks in Iraq killed at least 53 people on Sunday. The recent increase in violence, the worst since 2008, has raised fears that the country is returning to the level of killing that pushed it to the brink of civil war after the 2003 US-led invasion. More than 4,000 people have died since the start of April, including 804 just in August, according to the UN.

So let’s just ‘do the math’:

100,000 total / 4,000 since April = 25.

So, according to the oft-repeated calculus that the death toll in Iraq after 10 years of war and a full blown invasion by a military coalition of the most powerful armies in all history followed by a protracted civil war could very easily be the same or lower than the death toll from 2 years of sectarian fighting in Syria, that same calculus would seem to indicate that as many as 1 in 25 of the victims of the Iraq War have lost their lives in the last 6 months…?

Professor, can we start back at the beginning again?

My sums hurt.


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