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Half Million Killed by America's Global War on Terror 'Just Scratches the Surface' of Human Destruction


#61

Don’t hold your breath, the land of the free and home of the brave must have been referring to the native population, too much comfort among the controlled class for an uprising to occur it seems - nobody wants to “risk it” on behalf of their prodigy anymore.


#62

That has been my over all sense of it too. We are too busy or too well heeled. We never get to the question of who is brave enough , or who is poor enough, or who has been stepped on enough, or who has not slept out of the rain enough, or piss off enough?
The question needs to be, who is leader enough?


#63

To clarify: Lola is Trump and the friend is his “deplorables.”


#64

Things haven’t changed much on how we feel about nukes in the last 50 years


#65

Israel has always fought its own battles.

How many American soldiers did we send to help Israel in the 1948 war? ZERO!

How many American soldiers did we send to help Israel in the 1956 war? ZERO!

How many American soldiers did we send to help Israel in the 1967 war? ZERO!

How many American soldiers did we send to help Israel in the 1973 war? ZERO!


#66

The point made by Vijay Prashad.

It’s as if they are wound up killing machines and cannot stop on their own accord.

Very true. Chilling to view such wanton murders as video games from afar and to realize the US has a “Commander-in-Chief” who not only avoided serving on account of bone spurs but sees warfare as an economic opportunity.


#67

I’ve always scoffed at the notion that Saddam should be hung for gassing one or two hundred thousand kurds, but Bush should go home and paint pictures for killing a million.


#68

Thankfully, the entire Democratic Party Leadership (some now re-installed) has fully supported every one of these death dealing American enterprises.


#69

Indeed.

From the Haudenosonee (Iroquois):

https://therealnews.com/stories/what-can-humanity-learn-from-the-great-law-of-peace-1-2


#70

To the victims the development of the US is more “a chronicle of declension, not progress”. Eric Foner.


#71

When there is no food in the supermarkets.


#72

Until then we just keep getting more and more angry until some day we may become one of those mass you know whats along the way.


#73

According to the columnist who wrote the opinion piece below, 13% of the US population are veterans and 43% of mass shooters are veterans. Seems to indicate that they are bringing the war on terror home with them. The war doesn’t just end when they arrive in the US. For many of them, it is still going on. So quite a few of the mass shooting deaths here in the US should be considered to be a result of the war on terror as well.

That is one of the hidden costs of war. We still have a huge population of Vietnam veterans living homeless on the streets, mostly elderly by now. When they return from the stresses of war, they spend the rest of their lives incapable of holding jobs or being in relationships. They have nightmares and insomnia and many of them need drugs just to maintain the illusion that they are coping better than they really are. Many you are probably not old enough to remember the summer of 1981, but a song made the top 40 that summer called Still In Saigon, written about the experience of Vietnam veterans who were still in the war in their minds more than ten years after they left there.
Still In Saigon


#74

I have never been so ashamed to be an American. I live in an ever increasingly fascist, war-mongering, bully state. I will continue to resist the Fuck-Wad-in-Chief and resist!


#75

Can we not just agree to resolve our differences by not killing each other ?


#76

Requires conflict resolution, anger management, even headedness, things in short supply these days in our hecktic, helter skelter world.


#77

Don’t forget who was selling him the gas either, or the fact that immediately after gassing the Kurds Donald Rumsfeld himself shook hands with Saddam Hussein, and told him not to worry about the international outrage for what he had done, and that he would enjoy continued support from the United States.


#78

Well they get you with the pledge of allegiance in grade school, the national anthem at ball games, and applaud when your soldiers march past in our parades. We are all locked in.


#79

Donald Rumsfeld himself shook hands with Saddam Hussein, and told him not to worry about the international outrage for what he had done, and that he would enjoy continued support from the United States…

Exactly like what is happening right now in Yemen, With Saudi Arabia. Its a massive humanitarian nightmare, as bad as the gassing of the Kurds if not worse, and its been taking place now and for years with American support, armament, and full political backing. Even while the Saudi Prince overthrows the regime and orders political assassinations, and it’s all in the name of American Arms dealers rights to profit from weapons trafficking contracts, apparently a right that outweighs human rights, international law, and the rights of sovereign nations civilian populations not to be murdered en-masse by what are in effect proxy armies operating with the Full approval and support of the United States.


#80

To conservatives, people are worth more dead than alive.