The ‘War on Terror’ has cost US taxpayers at least $1.46 trillion since September 11, 2001

The “War on Terror” declared by George W. Bush after 9/11 has cost the American tax payer nearly a trillion and a half ($1.45 trillion) dollars since 2001. This according to a Department of Defense’s cost of war report. That 74-dossier report was released by The Federation of American Scientists’ Secrecy (FAS) News, a non-profit research institute that monitors government secrecy.

As you many of you know who follow my posts, I firmly believe, as do a majority of Americans, that 9/11 was in inside job. By “inside” I mean that elements within the United States government had prior knowledge of the attack and in all probability participated in the planning and execution of 9/11. Furthermore, that these elements collaborated with foreign allies to change the landscape of U.S. foreign policy from one of negotiated peace and benign global leadership to constant escalating war, anywhere, anytime – and without the need for approval by the United States Congress.

The best evidence suggests that Saudi Arabia, a long time ally of the United States and Israel conspired to blame terrorist organizations for the attack on the Twin Towers. The elements within the U.S. Government were the “Neocons” or Neo-Conservatives that view America’s destiny as being the greatest superpower in world history. It’s empire building, folks. Among the neocons that surrounded and influenced Bush were Dick Cheney, Paul Wolfowitz, Richard Perle, Condoleezza Rice, and Donald Rumsfeld.

Having said that, it seems plausible to assume that those responsible for the attack sought to create a an unstable world situation that would give justification to the invasion of sovereign nations of the Middle East and control over their natural gas and oil reserves. Not since the colonial conflicts among European powers throughout the 15th and 16th centuries has a superpower fought to control the the world and all its occupants so aggressively. Truly an Orwellian nightmare.

Below are some statistics on the rise of terrorism and its causes since September 11, 2001.

This excerpt comes from the Center on Research on Globalization:

Our Wars In the Middle East Have Created More Terrorists

Security experts – including both conservatives and liberals – agree that waging war in the Middle East weakens national security and increases terrorism … Killing innocent civilians is one of the main things which increases terrorism. As one of the top counter-terrorism experts (the former number 2 counter-terrorism expert at the State Department) told me, starting wars against states which do not pose an imminent threat to America’s national security increases the threat of terrorism because:

One of the principal causes of terrorism is injuries to people and families. And top CIA officers say that drone strikes increase terrorism (and see this)

The Iraq war wasn’t even fought to combat terrorism. And Al Qaeda wasn’t even in Iraq until the U.S. invaded that country.

Furthermore, James K. Feldman – former professor of decision analysis and economics at the Air Force Institute of Technology and the School of Advanced Airpower Studies – and other experts say that foreign occupation is the main cause of terrorism

University of Chicago professor Robert A. Pape – who specializes in international security affairs – points out: Extensive research into the causes of suicide terrorism proves Islam isn’t to blame — the root of the problem is foreign military occupations.

These statistical charts show the dramatic increase in terrorism throughout the middle east and Asia since 9/11.

Middle East

 

Global

 

Africa

 

Iraq

 

Afghanistan

 

Asia

 

  • Who really benefits as the result of the War on Terror?
  • Are the people of the countries most affected by ISIS suppose to forgive the U.S. and its allies for killing non-combatant families, women and children?
  • Why is the U.S. failing to acknowledge that returning servicemen and women are seriously ill due to exposure to toxic nuclear weaponry (depleted uranium rounds) and PTSD (manifest by the suicide of 22 veterans per day)?
  • How many congressmen receive substantial contributions from the Military/Industrial Complex in exchange for favorable contracts?
  • Why did the U.S. provide arms and ammunition to ISIS after Muammar Kadafy of Lybia was murdered?
  • Why does the Trump administration want no limits on war authorization (2018 National Defense Authorization Act)?

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