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Invasion of Iraq, 15 years after, Trauma, Destruction & Violence

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It was 15 years ago today when the U.S. invaded Iraq on the false pretense that Iraqi President Saddam Hussein was hiding weapons of mass destruction. The attack came despite worldwide protest and a lack of authorization from the United Nations Security Council. At around 5:30 a.m. in Baghdad on March 20, 2003, air raid sirens were heard as the U.S. invasion began. The fighting has yet to end, and the death toll may never be known. Conservative estimates put the Iraqi civilian death toll at 200,000. But some counts range as high as 2 million. In 2006, the British medical journal Lancet estimated 600,000 Iraqis died in just the first 40 months of the war.

The war in Iraq has also destabilized much of the West Asia. Former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan and others have directly blamed the U.S. invasion of Iraq for the rise of ISIS
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I am a native of Iran, pronounced Eeran NOT Eye-ran. Iran has been in the region properly termed 'West Asia' -- not the 'Middle East' for thousand of years. The term 'Middle East' is a fake and artificial term invented in the 20th (more...)
 

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