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After 9/11: The Staggering Economic and Human Cost of the War on Terror


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After 9/11: The Staggering Economic and Human Cost of the War on Terror

Benjamin Dangl

“Our war on terror begins with Al Qaeda, but it does not end there,” President George W. Bush announced on September 20th, 2001, following the 9/11 attacks.

Bush’s “War on Terror” did not end with Al Qaeda – it has roared on into an endless conflict spanning the globe, costing hundreds of thousands of lives and trillions of US taxpayers’ dollars.


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Let’s remember that the MIC’s Doxology ends with the following phrase:

“As it was in the beginning, and now, and ever shall be, War without end, Amen.”


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Eternal wars and occupations equal eternal revenue for the military industrial media infotainment complex (MIMIC).

With tens of trillions of dollars squandered on MIMIC and bankster bailout schemes with no end in sight to this level of corporate welfare its a wonder that the US still has ANY programs that benefit the 99%.


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The people need to know why the Israel agents knew about and were complicit (dancing Israelis, Youtube)(orig. report by ABC News), and did not help prevent or warn about 911. In fact they filmed it and celebrated it. Also, why Al Queida was used in multiple conflicts from Afghanistan to Yugoslavia-Bosnia and the largely Saudi Suni Wahabist extremists who perpetrated the attacks were not only on the CIA payroll and well known, even allegedly checking into naval bases weeks before the attack, but that Iran was being scapegoated then as it is now when they have clearly fought and defeated Al Queda and ISIS for us and the other countries who are actually against terrorism.


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If King William had anything to do with it-
he will suffer the same fate as those savages who brought down Building 7.


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Russia and China now conducting the largest joint military exercises since the cold war. Step One.


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Project For a New American Century said in '98 that Americans would never accept a war in the Middle East unless “We have a Pearl Harbor Event.” 9/11 was an inside deep state job and we have been at war ever since. This corporatocracy is corrupt beyond words, infinitely far worse than King George III that kicked off the American revolution. We need a way to stop electing criminals to office - ideas? Gopherit


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Probably the only truthful statement made by Bush in those days was the banner on the aircraft carrier proudly announcing “Mission Accomplished”. Perhaps a sort of Freudian slip, indeed the mission to plunder the US Treasury in the name of the GWOT was very much accomplished. The magnificent deception of the American people was very much accomplished.

17 years later many still believe the great lie told incessantly by the most complicit mainstream media. Goebbels was right–tell the lie often enough and the people will believe it.


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The actual number of deaths caused by the Global War on Terror is far in excess of the figure indicated in the piece. According to Professor Gideon Polya the total avoidable Afghan deaths since 2001 under ongoing war and occupation-imposed deprivation in Afghanistan alone amount to around three million people, about 900,000 of whom are infants under the age of five (see Professor Gideon Polya at La Trobe University in Melbourne book, ‘ Body Count: Global Avoidable Mortality Since 1950 ’ and Washington DC-based Physicians for Social Responsibility study). Add to this the numbers killed in Iraq, Libya, Syria, Pakistan, Yemen and elsewhere and we may be looking at anywhere upwards of seven million.


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Duh. Endless war was the idea from the start.

Expose the lies of 9/11. Independent investigation. Full subpoena powers. And no, not Robert Mueller. I want to see him in the dock this time.


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Keeping MIMIC


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Cui Bono? That was the whole idea!

The U.S. war profiteering scenario has never changed.
ENDLESS ENEMIES; FOR ENDLESS WARS; FOR ENDLESS WAR PROFITS!


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What would happen if millions of Americans hit the streets protesting peacefully for 9-11 truth and for the end of endless wars? Sadly enough we will never find out with the carefully managed permanent division that kills all hope for change.


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“Americans should not expect one battle,” Bush continued, “but a lengthy campaign unlike any other we have ever seen.”

And the CEO’s, officers, and shareholders in Lockheed Martin Boeing Raytheon Northrop Grumman and General Dynamics stood to their feet, cheered wildly, then ran to their phones to order their new Lamborghinis and Porsches.


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Well, just one pensive and rather obvious suggestion:

Next time our “fearless leaders” decide to wage a war on another WORD
(War on Drugs------War on Terror)

that’s when we hit the streets in protest.

(And let’s keep in mind that both of these “wars” always punish mostly innocent women and children more than any drug king or terror warlord.)


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The author should use the full declaration as it was announced, a global war on terror, which to everyone’s great surprise, turned out to be a global war of terror.
That they were declaring war on america’s most commonly used tactic is less important than the global bit.
They were outright declaring a world wide war, also known as a word war.
If you deconstruct that declaration you will note it is a war without an obtainable goal, and therefore without end. An unending world war.
Many would argue that for all intents and purposes, America had been waging ww3 for a long time when 9/11 happen, but that is when it officially started.
We are already over a decade into ww3, and since only one side is fighting, another favorite American tactic, America has been able to attack country after country unopposed with a legion of lapdogs at their side, all hoping that they wont be next if they join in the slaughter.
Ask Iraq, one of America’s greatest allies less then a generation ago, how well that tactic works.


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1996 Bill Clinton received and approved a demand letter–7 middle East countries need to be destroyed for security of israel. USA has a serious problem—Majority of the media are zionist owned. get ready to hide–WWIII is about to happen!