Tuesday, September 05, 2006

The ‘war on terror’ in figures

1,000… approximate number of secret flights directly linked to the CIA that used European airspace between 2001 and 2005, some of which may have carried prisoners
100s… estimated number of persons who may have been subject to ‘extraordinary rendition’ around the world
6… number of European countries implicated in the rendition of 14 individuals to countries where they were tortured
1717… number of days since the USA opened the Guantánamo Bay prison camp for ‘war on terror’ suspects on 11 January 2002
759… total number of people who have been detained at Guantánamo Bay
13… age of Mohammed Ismail Agha when taken into US custody in Afghanistan in late 2002 before later being transferred to Guantanamo
0… the number of detainees at Guantánamo Bay who have been convicted of a criminal offence
43,846… estimated number of Iraqi civilians killed since March 2003
57… average number of car bombs a month in Iraq
127,000… number of US military personnel in Iraq
117… number of British dead in Iraq
800… the average number of attacks of all types in Iraq a week
5000… the official number of terrorist insurgents in Iraq In November 2003
20000… official number of terrorist insurgent in Iraq in 2006
$312,284,350,000… US spending so far on war in Iraq
£3.5 billion… cost of the war in Iraq to British taxpayers so far
2647… US soldiers killed in Iraq
48100… estimated number of US soldiers wounded
10500… number of NATO troops in Afghanistan
3… number of Acts of Parliament passed in the name of the ‘war on terror’ that eliminate or restrict human rights.
1%… number of British of voters think the government’s foreign policies – such as the invasion of Iraq and Afghanistan - have made Britain safer.

1 comment:

Robbie said...

43,846… estimated number of Iraqi civilians killed since March 2003
- I presume that this figure is from Iraq Body Count - a highly dubious outfit which is quoted by the government when it refutes the figures of 100,000 published in the Lancet in 2004. We should at least quote this figure.