THE SO-CALLED WAR ON TERROR HAS KILLED OVER 801,000 PEOPLE AND COST $6.4 TRILLION: NEW ANALYSIS | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

THE SO-CALLED WAR ON TERROR HAS KILLED OVER 801,000 PEOPLE AND COST $6.4 TRILLION: NEW ANALYSIS

The so-called War on Terror launched by the United States government in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks has cost at least 801,000 lives and $6.4 trillion according to a pair of reports published Wednesday by the Costs of War Project at Brown University's Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs.

"The numbers continue to accelerate, not only because many wars continue to be waged, but also because wars don't end when soldiers come home," said Costs of War co-director and Brown professor Catherine Lutz, who co-authored the project's report on deaths.

"These reports provide a reminder that even if fewer soldiers are dying and the U.S. is spending a little less on the immediate costs of war today, the financial impact is still as bad as, or worse than, it was 10 years ago," Lutz added. "We will still be paying the bill for these wars on terror into the 22nd century."

By the end of 2020, the post-9/11 wars will have cost over 801,000 lives and $6.4 trillion. See our latest figures, released today at https://t.co/6aoJd0LazZ. pic.twitter.com/Ge5S85MmkR

— The Costs of War Project (@CostsOfWar) November 13, 2019
The new Human Cost of Post-9/11 Wars report (pdf) tallies "direct deaths" in major war zones, grouping people by civilians; humanitarian and NGO workers; journalists and media workers; U.S. military members, Department of Defense civilians, and contractors; and members of national military and police forces as well as other allied troops and opposition fighters.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

These are very hard statistics to get one's head around, so the question must be asked; why are the only tools the US government uses to get what it wants are wars; regime changes, and (sometimes successfully) sanctions?!?

Looking at the horrific costs, both in blood and money spent
, why does it appear that the US government doesn't have better, less violent ways of getting what it wants, other than what I have enumerated above?!?

These are the kind of results one can expect from a government of elite sociopaths, who only care about two things; the enhancement of their own financial fortunes, and keeping "We the People" as dumbed down" as humanly possible, so we don't understand that these wars are not for valor; honor, or "protecting the American Way of Life"; and if you have been unlucky enough to have a kid going to public school, where "Common Core" is how teachers "educate" our kids, you understand precisely what I mean.

when Karl Marx made the observation that "all wars are economic in origin", that premise has been absolutely borne out in these endless wars, generated by the American government, ultimately for private profit.

Think about it; there is no 19 year old kid in this country, who has not seen this country at peace, ever, throughout their lifetime.

What's wrong with this picture?!?

BLOODY EVERYTHING!!!

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