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Wednesday, 16 November 2016 15:54

The REAL Cost Of The War Of Terror Featured

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We all know by now that the real terrorists, the politicians in the suits and ties and the "banksters" that pull their strings are waging the War of Terror on multiple fronts and for multiple reasons.
Domestically, it serves to rally the population around the flag keeping the "flock" in check, at the same time, it justifies the buildup of the "police state" control grid to catch any "thought criminals" that resist, it also writes a blank check for the illegal wars of aggression abroad, simply place your terrorist "Boogeyman" in the square of the chessboard you're looking to occupy and presto, you've got yourself an excuse to invade, even if you accidentally end up supporting them.... right Uncle Sam? (With recent headlines reading "U.S. attack on Syrian Army helps ISIS gain ground" or "U.S. Airstrike Helps ISIS.... A mistake?")
But of course the politicians, their string pullers, and fellow partners benefit from the war of Terror anymore straightforward sence, the get to use the terrorist scares that they themselves create, to drum up billions and billions of dollars to fight the "Boogeyman".
We were all heard of the $640 toilet seats and other ridiculous examples of pentagons overspending. But these stories tend to trivialize the abuses by the military contractors whose entire industry is built on providing overpriced Solutions to made up problems.
After all the Pentagon itself just admitted two months ago, it could cut up to 2 billion dollars of its budget by shutting down some of the needless bases in defense facilities that have been built around the globe, in the name of the American Empire.
But $2 billion chump change, in the 15 years since 9/11, 1 trillion dollars has been spent building up the police state in the America Homeland itself.
Meanwhile the defense department has been spending 600 billion dollars per year maintaining the American Military in the post 9/11 era. 4 - 6 trillion dollars was spent on the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars alone, the most expensive Wars in US history.
Combined defense spending, including Homeland Security, DOD, State Department, defense-related debt interest and other defense costs have reached the highest level in modern history over the past decade.
From a cold war-era high in the 1980's of $3,500 per every man woman and child in the United States, to a 1992 low of $2,500, India even though the population has gone up 95 million people the figure since the 80's it has since breached $4,000 per every man woman and child today.
You can see in the chart exactly when the trend reversed, and the good times begin to flow for the military industrial contractors.
It was 9-11, the birthday of the War on Terror, and the new era of Homeland Security.
There are other numbers we can throw in here, the billions upon billions of military aid that have been sent to the co-perpetrators of the war on terror or the 38 billion dollars that has been promised Israel over the next 10 years, the 1.5 trillion dollar joke known as the F-35 fighter jet, the 6.5 trillion dollars of years and adjustments in the ongoing never ending Saga of the Pentagon'' missing trillions.
Still we have to be careful not to fall into the Psychopaths trap.
The real cost of the war on terror cannot be measured in dollars and cents. They cannot be tallied in a ledger, they are not about money at all!
The real cost is paid in blood, the blood of a million dead Iraqis, the blood of hundreds of thousands of murdered men women and children in Afghanistan and Pakistan. The blood that is being shed right now in Syria, in Lybia, in Yemen and in all of the countries that have crossed through the crosshairs of the Nato, American and Israeli terrorists.
Is measured in the devastation of towns and cities that once bustled with life. In the families torn apart by drone bombings, in the headache of hundreds of thousands of forced to flee their homes, leave their families in their Homeland and their former life behind, as everything they do has been torn to shreds.
It’s measured in the blood of the servicemen and women themselves, lied to, propagandized and indoctrinated their entire lives, giving a ticket out of grinding poverty by the military, shot up with experimental vaccines, and shoved into the meat grinder for Tour of Duty after Tour of Duty.
And then, upon returning home, left to rot in rundown hospitals and ignored by the glad-handing politicians and the industrial cronies as the suicide epidemic gradually thins their ranks.
This is the true cost of the War of Terror and it is incalculable and none of it, absolutely none of it will come to an end until the public stop believing the false narrative and the lies that have brought it about.
Just like Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny the War of Terror can only survive.... if you believe in it.

James Corbett
www.activistpost.com

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