The United States has spent nearly $6 trillion on counter-terrorist wars that have directly led to the deaths of around 500,000 people.
The United States has continually exhibited its diabolical quest for global dominance through investing obscene amounts of money into global wars. Ever since the 9/11 attacks in 2001, the US has spent nearly $6 trillion on wars which have led to the deaths of around half a million people.
According to a report titled "Costs of War" published by Brown University's Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs last year, it was revealed that the US has spent an estimated $5.9 trillion on the war on terror.
"The United States has appropriated and is obligated to spend an estimated $5.9 trillion (in current dollars) on the war on terror through Fiscal Year 2019, including direct war and war-related spending and obligations for future spending on post 9/11 war veterans."
"In sum, high costs in war and war-related spending pose a national security concern because they are unsustainable," the report concluded. "The public would be better served by increased transparency and by the development of a comprehensive strategy to end the wars and deal with other urgent national security priorities."
It just speaks volumes about the lengths which the US stretches to in order to satisfy its insatiable sinister agendas and desires. To say the US is a beacon of democracy is clearly a travesty of justice.
After the 9/11 terror attacks which resulted in the deaths of nearly 3,000 people, being engineered by the al-Qaeda, the United States launched a serious war on terror. It began with the invasion of Afghanistan (which was controlled by Taliban, the al-Qaeda ally), and then the overthrow of Sadam Hussein who was the leader of Iraq. The US accused Hussein of developing weapons of mass destruction and "harbouring US-designated terrorist organizations." It was a cleverly crafted pretext by the Bush administration to seize Iraq's oil.
Ever since, the Middle East region and other Arabic countries have been unstable, seeing the US expand its devastating military activities to Libya, Syria, Pakistan, Somalia and Yemen.
Heartlessness, and ruthlessness is what typifies the American military activities in various regions around the world. In total, the US military is "conducting counterterror activities in 76 countries, or about 39 percent of the world's nations, vastly expanding [its mission] across the globe." In an expected fashion, these activities are accompanied by gross "violations of human rights and civil liberties, in the US and abroad."
"Between 480,000 and 507,000 people have been killed in the United States’ post-9/11 wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan." However this is not inclusive of the more than 500,000 in Syria as a result of the civil war raging there.
"While we often know how many US soldiers die, most other numbers are to a degree uncertain. Indeed, we may never know the total direct death toll in these wars. For example, tens of thousands of civilians may have died in retaking Mosul and other cities from ISIS but their bodies have likely not been recovered," the report said.
It added, "In addition, this tally does not include 'indirect deaths.' Indirect harm occurs when wars' destruction leads to long term, 'indirect,' consequences for people’s health in war zones, for example because of loss of access to food, water, health facilities, electricity or other infrastructure."
The Trump administration is currently mulling to overthrow the government in Venezuela through a military coup. The US will not stop at anything to get what it wants. These wars, which Trump said have cost "$7 trillion" are just a reflection of how warped American foreign policy is.
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