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'Horrifically Catastrophic': Report Finds So-Called US War on Terror Has Displaced as Many as 59 Million People

Originally published at http://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/09/08/horrifically-catastrophic-report-finds-so-called-us-war-terror-has-displaced-many-59

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we can congratulate (NOT) ourselves on being the world’s number one rogue state terrorists --for many decades --no more war -reduce the military budget by at least 50%–and start a program of mitigation and reconciliation for our decades of criminal behavior(just to point out–the invasion of Iraq was a war crime --and everything done by our military since is simply a continuation of those Crimes Against Humanity)–we have NO shame–this is the legacy of BOTH our political establishments --voting for a major party candidate who did NOT vote against those war crimes makes us accomplices for those crimes

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A War on Terror has to be one of the biggest oxymorons ever. Brought to you by the world’s biggest terrorist nation in the history of the world. At least it now appears the USA is going down for the final count now. Karma’s a bitch, eh, USA.

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Don’t rule out exponential climate catastrophe.

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Who cares it enriched a few folks by millions of dollars .

Survival of the fittest no Âż

The thought that war can solve humanitys problems persists .

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Hey as long as Biden “saves social security” his supporters do not care how many people killed or displaced abroad. After all they are not Americans.

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During the Raygun regime the military industrial media infotainment complex (MIMIC) created a new language to sanitize voter perception of the US’ pre-emptive occupancies and wars, including “collateral damage” to dehumanize civilian casualties.

Meanwhile, never ending occupancies and wars assure never ending growing revenue for MIMIC, courtesy of US taxpayers.

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It is no a war ON terror but a war OF terror. And you are right, the U.S. is the biggest, most nefarious terrorist organization in the world.

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As far as the neocons are concerned, the alliance between the R/D establishment wings to oppose Trump’s far too peacenik foreign policy agenda couldn’t be sweeter.

Here’s your Washington consensus, as confirmed by every civil servant who testified against Trump during the Ukrainegate impeachment farce: The GWOT is necessary (and who cares how many refugees we create or peons we kill), Russia must be confronted (and if we have to engineer fake poisonings, that’s fine), all diplomacy should focus on relationships with partners in war.

The sad part is, people like Col Vindman and Fiona Hill are good at their jobs. I even want to believe that they have faith in the righteousness of their missions. But damn, they kill a lot of people.

Worth a read:

~https://publicseminar.org/essays/the-rotten-alliance-of-liberals-and-neocons-will-likely-shape-u-s-foreign-policy-for-years-to-come-biden-kagan/

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The blob assumes there’s something fundamentally wrong with the Middle East.

Few acknowledge America’s role in the instability and refugee flows.

It’s massive…

US America is a criminal enterprise of global reach. It is a ponderous chain we are building…

For all its babble–yes, babble–about “freedom” it is creating oppressive, enslaving conditions at home and abroad.

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Maybe a slight name change is appropriate. “the Global War OF Terror” is more accurate…

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And We tortured some Folks too. Oh Well, vote Blue no matter who.

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And yet, even the most leftist of the progressives even give our f#cking “war on terror” a passing mention. It is a problem and an evil that runs at least as deep as any economic or social issue. As long as this stinking war, aka American inflicted genocide, is out of sight, it is entirely out of mind for most Americans. Rev.Wright was spot on when he said, years ago, that our “chickens are coming home to roost.”

Be sure to hug a soldier and thank him/her for their contribution to genocide – I mean, for their service. Such heroes.

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An interesting Twitter thread:

~https://twitter.com/davidsess/status/1297995927312117765

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Is there any doubt whatsoever that the USA is an Imperialist country. All we really need to do is look at the fate of Native Americans to understand. ~http://resistir.info/livros/john_perkins_confessions_of_an_economic_hit_man.pdf

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" Major General Smedley Darlington Butler was a United States Marine Corps major general, the highest rank authorized at that time, and at the time of his death the most decorated Marine in U.S. history."
Twice recipient of the US Congressional Medal of Honor, knew war and the fraud of war as only a soldier who has lived it can!

" War is just a racket. * It is possibly the oldest, easily the most profitable, surely the most vicious. It is the only one international in scope. It is the only one in which the profits are reckoned in dollars and the losses in lives. A racket is best described, I believe, as something that is not what it seems to the majority of people. Only a small inside group knows what it is about." - Smedley Butler

~https://ratical.org/ratville/CAH/warisaracket.html Read the classic anti-war indictment by Maj Gen Smedley Butler

the MICC has twisted our national priorities to serve the war-machine and for-profit wars - such as exactly the “War on Terror” a manufactured fraud and racket to enrich a few and displace or kill millions! All politicians with very rare exceptions, the media, and most civilians have no clue how America has been suckered into diverting our future to the MICC and away from civilian needs and priorities - ALL the much-needed social uplift programs and those that should-be could easily be funded, but for the manipulated worship of the military and demonization of civilian priorities! ENOUGH!!

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No, no! Fifty-nine million people were not “displaced” by the “so-called war on terror.” They were invited to participate in the globalization of neoliberal economic opportunity. Don’t they understand that they just have to recognize the newly leveled playing field on which they now stand, pull themselves up by their bootstraps, make a plan, and get rich? Why do we keep going to the trouble of exporting the American way of life when it just doesn’t seem to stick?

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That saying is right out of Orwell’s 1984. To be correct it needs to be called: A WAR OF****TERROR!

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This has been going on for centuries now. Only the names and faces change, but the perps remain the same-European invaders. Whether it’s Turtle Island, Mother Africa, the Indus Valley, even China and Japan, wherever the Europeans invaded, chaos and death followed. So much of the rationale of the invaders was religious language, hiding the greed beneath it. So many cultures destroyed or only remnants remain. The story of Ladakh, in the high Himalayas, is typical and so recent. Ancient Futures, by Helena Norberg-Hodge, documents the ancient culture and peoples both before and after Western ways bulldozed their way into their isolated home. Yet, they fought back. Just like the Lakota and other Indigenous peoples. I have little hope they will regain their former balance with Gaia until the Western way of life dies out.
This latest report makes me both weep and roar. Every day, I see the US war against Gaia in the trash tossed out onto roadways and berms. Today, someone tossed a styro foam cooler out on the roadway and cars were veering to avoid it. No one found a safe place to park and remove the hazard. Me, the gimp and the blind, hobbled over and picked it up, properly disposing of it. It was a product of the petro industry, one more disposable object made from forever chemicals and not meant for reuse.
The reason the American way of life doesn’t stick in other cultures is that they see how fundamentally sick it is, with its obsession with personal individualism with no responsibility for the common good. That the motto is “what’s in it for me?”
The sooner this monster is put down, the sooner what’s left can heal and form a kinder and more connected society.

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Rather than learning from the events of 911, our government furthered the causes of terrorism around the world in response. Iraq had nothing to do with 911, but I guess having a “q” in their nation’s name aligned them with al Qaida despite being a secular islamic nation (which we radicalized by our actions!). We do not learn and will have to face the consequences of our ignorance. This has brought us Biden/Trump. LOTE voting has brought us this because back in 2000 we also had 2 neos running against one another (Gore-Lieberman are in the same Clinton/Biden/Obama mold). I seriously doubt Gore would have handled 911 much differently. We’ve been screwed by LOTE for so long…and the purpose IS to keep up the wars and carnage for the benefit of the .001%.

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