TheNewYorker,24septiembre2001. Art Spiegelman.
Es la estimación de un especialista, autor de uno de los mejores libros consagrados al tema.
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Tras muchos años trabajando en Al Qaida y otros islamismos:
[ .. ] The approximate overall figure for civilian and military dead is probably near 250,000. If the injured are included – even at a conservative ratio of one to three – the total number of casualties reaches 750,000 [see footnote]. This may be fewer than the losses inflicted on combatants and non-combatants during the murderous major conflicts of the 20th century but still constitutes a very large number of people. Add the bereaved and the displaced, let alone those who have been harmed through the indirect effects of the conflict, the infant mortality or malnutrition rates due to breakdown of basic services, and the scale of the violence that we have witnessed over the past 10 years is clear.
Some day the 9/11 wars will be remembered by another name. Most of the dead will not be remembered at all.
[ .. ] Footnote added on 23 August 2011: The total number of casualties would reach 1 million if the figure for the dead was 250,000 and the injured were included at a ratio of one to three. [ .. ] [Guardian, Jason Burke, Counting the cost of the 9/11 wars].
Las negritas son mías.
El estudio de Jason Burke sobre el 11-S y las guerras que siguieron está considerado como un ensayo de referencia, entre otros:
- El 11-S y Caína.
- 10 Sugerencias para evitar otro 11-S.
- La Cábala, el Zohar, el Holocausto, el 11-S, el comic y nosotros.
- Terror en este Infierno.