1 million civilians killed
In Iraq and Afghanistan over a million civilians have been killed since 2001. They were not killed by Iran, Libya or Syria. They were not killed in a civil war. They were massacred by the United States government.
The United Nations estimates that there are about 4.5 million displaced Iraqis — more than half of them refugees — or about one in every six citizens, 1-2 million widows and 5 million orphans. All a direct result of the U.S.-led invasion.
That number is astounding.
Counter-Infographic of the Day: Ilya Gerner responds to Pleated Jeans’s heavily debated “United States of Shame” with a map outlining each state’s strongest suits. (Embiggen.)
Click here for a breakdown of the data behind each (arguably) awesome trait.
[ilyagerner / buzzfeed.]
I’m confused about whether Iowa’s “sick days taken” means we take more or fewer…I’m guessing the latter.
I don’t like to reblog The Daily What, but Kentucky is best armed. That’s certainly something special, isn’t it?
MOST. AVERAGE. Wow, great stuff.