Costs of War: 17 Years After 9/11, Nearly Half a Million People Have Died in Global “War on Terror”



– Nearly half a million people have died from violence in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan since George W. Bush declared a “war on …

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  1. To quote, Emmanuel Goldstein
    "The theorys and practices of the collective oligarchy"

     
    "War, it will be seen, is now a purely internal affair.
     
    In the past, the ruling groups of all countries, although they might recognize their common interest and therefore limit the destructiveness of war, did fight against one another, and the victor always plundered the vanquished. In our own day they are not fighting against one another at all.
     
    The war is waged by each ruling group against its own subjects, and the object of the war is not to make or prevent conquests of territory, but to keep the structure of society intact. The very word 'war', therefore, has become misleading. It would probably be accurate to say that by becoming continuous war has ceased to exist.
     
    The peculiar pressure that it exerted on human beings between the Neolithic Age and the early twentieth century has disappeared and been replaced by something quite different.
     
    The effect would be much the same if the three super-states, instead of fighting one another, should agree to live in perpetual peace, each inviolate within its own boundaries. For in that case each would still be a self-contained universe, freed for ever from the sobering influence of external danger.
     
    A peace that was truly permanent would be the same as a permanent war.
     
    This – although the vast majority of Party members understand it only in a shallower sense – is the inner meaning of the Party slogan: WAR IS PEACE."

  2. Hey according to the saudls and ireal not near enough dead. I,m serious!! The whispers about whst really happened on 9.11 are true.16 saudi,s and two egyptian and a saudi prince as leader. Out in the open and in the news at the time. We attack afghanistan and irag!! Now we are being manipulated by the saudi,s and isreal to take out iran. My god we are a fucking stupid people. I,m so fed up i don,t live in america anymore. I thank turkey for ramping up the issue and not letting people get away with more war crimes and mass murder.

  3. "How many September 11ths has the United States caused in other nations since WWII?"  Have Americans out Hitlered Hitler?  "The overall conclusion reached is that the United States most likely has been responsible since WWII for the deaths of between 20 and 30 million innocent people (babies, children, the handicapped, grandparents, etc.) in wars and conflicts scattered over the world. To the families and friends of these victims it makes little difference whether the causes were U.S. military action, proxy military forces, the provision of U.S. military supplies or advisors, or other ways, such as economic pressures applied by our nation. They had to make decisions about other things such as finding lost loved ones, whether to become refugees, and how to survive. And the pain and anger is spread even further. Some authorities estimate that there are as many as 10 wounded for each person who dies in wars. Their visible, continued suffering is a continuing reminder to their fellow countrymen. It is essential that Americans learn more about this topic so that they can begin to understand the pain that others feel. Someone once observed that the Germans during WWII "chose not to know." We cannot allow history to say this about our country. The question posed above was "How many September 11ths has the United States caused in other nations since WWII?" The answer is: possibly 10,000. " source: James A. Lucas CounterCurrents.org

  4. I believe this author seriously underestimates the death toll.
    Please search: "Washington Post – Study Claims Iraq's Death Toll Has Reached 655,000". (As of October, 2006) (""survey…done by Iraqi physicians and overseen by epidemiologists at Johns Hopkins…"
    And that is just in Iraq. As of 2006.
    I urge you to search Dr. Gideon Polya for some more shocking figures.
    But before looking at his figures, please check his credentials.
    If you do, you will understand why I say this.

  5. You have very little credibility left Democracy Now, you can't get anything right. Putting all the race baiting and misandry to one side, this figure of 500,000 really isn't credible. Physicians for Social Responsibility issued a report three and a half years ago on the death toll in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan. It's the most credible study available, and they put the figure at 1.3 million. That's 1 million in Iraq, 220,000 in Afghanistan, and 80,000 in Pakistan. If anyone is interested you can find the study here:
    https://www.psr.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/body-count.pdf
    What the hell happened to this channel?

  6. How wonderful it would be for Amy and her Democracy Now! crew to reveal to the public that 9/11 is a Big Lie. It would be monumental for her to reveal the collapses of the WTC Towers and Building 7 were clearly result of controlled demolition, explosives expertly placed in the months before 9/11 so the collapses were so close to free fall speed. She could point to virtually all the concrete flooring of the towers having turned into extraordinarily fine dust and in the dust scientists finding a new high tech super explosive, nanothermate along with millions of microspheres of pure iron, the tell-tale byproduct of that explosive. She could reveal so many pieces of structural steel coming down with the collapse that were already cut to lengths about 30 feet for conveniently fitting on flatbed trucks, hundreds of which were loaded each night, starting early on. She could point to whistle-blower former CIA agent Susan Lindauer speaking out publicly revealing the CIA directed her in April 2001 to tell the Iraq foreign ministry that the US was expecting an Arab hijacked airliner to crash into the World Trade Center later in the year. There's the executive director of the 9/11 Investigation Committee, Philip Zelikow stating for his skill set online, "creation and maintenance of public myth." The creation part refers to his leading a seminar around April 1998, Catastrophic Terrorism, Elements of a National Policy, that the future Bush administration attended. Amy, you have the power to expose the big lie that has already caused so much needless death and wasted trillions. Consider a show sitting down with Prof David Ray Griffin, for example, or me.

  7. False flag 9/11 was from the beginning. The rich only prosper from these kinds of attacks while we all suffer. I too would like to see justice served against the criminal elite who orchestrate and manipulate everyday people. I am tired of hearing about the opioid crises to mental health being ignored while we keep sending our tax money to the Saudis and Israelites. We are the true axis of evil.

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