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Posted: Apr 7, 2019 - 10:27am

still relevant?

you decide!


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Posted: Mar 26, 2019 - 3:58pm



 Red_Dragon wrote:
We Have Spent $32 Million Per Hour on War Since 2001, but we can't afford education, health care, etc. etc. etc.
 
Worse yet, once upon a time, spending well over 5% of GDP on military expenditures could be justified by the real existential threat posed by the industrially powerful Soviet Union and some communist ideologies.

Since the Soviet Union imploded, what is the purpose of the US military budget?   Provide support for the Israeli occupation and settlement of the West Bank?  Defend Israel's annexation of Jerusalem and the Golan Heights?  

To the extent Americans believe in a) using force and violence to procure land and resources and b) discriminating against peoples based on ethnicity, race or some other sectarian differences, then the money is well spent.

As long as most Americans support the Israeli nuclear weapons backed, affirmative action ethnic cleansing terrorist nation-building process then those expenditures can be easily justified even if some of us might find the resulting cost-benefit equation to be absolutely insane.  

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Posted: Mar 26, 2019 - 3:46pm

We Have Spent $32 Million Per Hour on War Since 2001, but we can't afford education, health care, etc. etc. etc.
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Posted: Mar 17, 2019 - 2:13pm

US to deny visas for ICC members investigating alleged war crimes
Washington also threatened economic sanctions if war crimes court goes ahead with inquiry into US troops in Afghanistan



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Posted: Feb 19, 2019 - 2:02pm

Mapping the American War on Terror
Now in 80 Countries, It Couldn’t Be More Global
(...) As co-director of the Costs of War Project at Brown University’s Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, I’m all too aware of the costs that accompany such a sprawling overseas presence. Our project’s research shows that, since 2001, the U.S. war on terror has resulted in the loss — conservatively estimated — of almost half a million lives in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan alone. By the end of 2019, we also estimate that Washington’s global war will cost American taxpayers no less than $5.9 trillion already spent and in commitments to caring for veterans of the war throughout their lifetimes.

In general, the American public has largely ignored these post-9/11 wars and their costs. But the vastness of Washington’s counterterror activities suggests, now more than ever, that it’s time to pay attention. Recently, the Trump administration has been talking of withdrawing from Syria and negotiating peace with the Taliban in Afghanistan. Yet, unbeknownst to many Americans, the war on terror reaches far beyond such lands and under Trump is actually ramping up in a number of places. That our counterterror missions are so extensive and their costs so staggeringly high should prompt Americans to demand answers to a few obvious and urgent questions: Is this global war truly making Americans safer? Is it reducing violence against civilians in the U.S. and other places? If, as I believe, the answer to both those questions is no, then isn’t there a more effective way to accomplish such goals? (...)


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Posted: Feb 15, 2019 - 6:59am

Yet another domestic terrorist...
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Posted: Nov 9, 2018 - 10:54am

US 'war on terror' has killed 500,000 people: study
About half a million people have died violently in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan due to the US "war on terror" that was launched following the September 11 attacks in 2001, according to a study released Thursday.

The report by Brown University's Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs put the death toll at between 480,000 and 507,000 people — but said the actual number is likely higher.

The new toll "is a more than 110,000 increase over the last count, issued just two years ago in August 2016," Brown said in a statement.

"Though the war on terror is often overlooked by the American public, press and lawmakers, the increased body count signals that, far from diminishing, this war remains intense."

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Posted: Nov 8, 2018 - 7:07pm

How a Sri Lankan student’s arrest on terror charges exposes a system built to suspect minorities
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Posted: Oct 25, 2018 - 8:19am

They are as “American as Apple Pie”
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Posted: May 18, 2018 - 1:17pm

We think the price is worth it
The United States has spent at least $2.8 trillion on counterterrorism since 9/11
The task still consumes a sixth of America’s annual discretionary spending
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Posted: May 2, 2018 - 10:40am

White House ignores executive order requiring count of civilian casualties in counterterrorism strikes

The Trump administration has chosen to ignore an executive order that requires the White House to issue an annual report on the number of civilians and enemy fighters killed by American counterterrorism strikes.

The mandate for the report, which was due May 1, was established by former president Barack Obama in 2016 as part of a broader effort to lift the veil of secrecy surrounding drone operations in places such as Yemen, Somalia and Libya. The White House has not formally rescinded the Obama-era executive order but has chosen not to comply with some aspects of it.

“The executive order that requires the civilian casualty report is under review” and could be “modified” or “rescinded,” a White House spokesman said. The White House declined to say who is conducting the review, how long it has been ongoing and when it is expected to be completed.

The decision on the civilian casualty report is part of a broader shift in U.S. counterterrorism policy to withhold more information about U.S. drone strikes and the rules governing them, reversing Obama-era policies dating to 2013.

At the time, Obama sought to impose restrictions on drone strikes that allowed the United States to kill enemy fighters almost anywhere in the world without putting U.S. personnel at risk.

“The same human progress that gives us the technology to strike half a world away also demands the discipline to constrain that power or risk abusing it,” Obama said in 2013 when he announced new rules of engagement governing drone operations.

The Obama-era rules required “near certainty” that civilian bystanders would not be harmed in the strikes and mandated that the targeted militants pose a “continuing and imminent threat” to Americans. The tougher standards did not apply to areas such as Iraq, Afghanistan or Syria where U.S. troops were involved in regular combat.

Trump is reported to have relaxed the latter requirement last summer, but his administration has not publicly acknowledged the change. “There is no change to the U.S. commitment to protecting civilian life,” said the White House spokesman, who was authorized to speak only on the condition of anonymity.

A separate requirement, imposed as part of last year’s defense budget, requires the Pentagon to submit to Congress by May 1 a list of all U.S. military operations that caused civilian deaths. The Pentagon plans to deliver the report to Congress by June 1, or one month behind schedule, a Pentagon spokesman said late Tuesday after the May 1 deadline had expired.

Former U.S. counterterrorism officials expressed surprise at the Trump administration’s failure to deliver either report on time. “It is pretty remarkable that they would simply ignore an executive order that remains on the books and also a statutory requirement passed by Congress,” said Joshua Geltzer, a visiting law professor at Georgetown University and former senior counterterrorism official in the Obama administration. “That is just bad governance.” (...)


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Posted: Apr 26, 2018 - 2:17pm

Gina Haspel’s CIA Torture File
Washington, D.C., April 26, 2018 – The Trump administration’s nominee to be CIA director, Gina Haspel, personally supervised the torture of a CIA detainee in 2002 leading to at least three waterboard sessions, subsequently drafted the cable that ordered destruction of the videotape evidence of torture, and served as a senior CIA official while the Agency was lying to itself, Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, the Congress, and the public about the effectiveness of torture in eliciting useful intelligence, according to declassified documents posted today by the National Security Archive at George Washington University. (...)

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Posted: Mar 19, 2018 - 2:10pm

 R_P wrote:
Middle East civilian deaths have soared under Trump. And the media mostly shrug.

The numbers are shocking — or at least they should be.

2017 was the deadliest year for civilian casualties in Iraq and Syria, with as many as 6,000 people killed in strikes conducted by the U.S.-led coalition, according to the watchdog group Airwars.

That is an increase of more than 200 percent over the previous year.

It is far more if you add in countries like Yemen, Afghanistan, Somalia and many others.

But the subject, considered a stain on President Barack Obama’s legacy even by many of his supporters, has almost dropped off the map.

Obsessed with the seemingly daily updates in the Stormy Daniels story or the impeachment potential of the Russia investigation, the American media is paying even less attention now to a topic it never focused on with much zeal.

“The media has unfortunately been so distracted by the chaos of the Trump administration and allegations of the president’s collusion with Russia that it’s neglected to look closely at the things he’s actually doing already,” said Daphne Eviatar, a director of Amnesty International USA.

That includes, she said, “hugely expanding the use of drone and airstrikes, including outside of war zones, and increasing civilian casualties in the process.”

Trump, of course, was a candidate who promised to “bomb the shit out of ’em,” and has since declared victory over the terrorist organization, while continuing to drop bombs.

But at what human cost?

Eviatar, and others who monitor these issues, deplore not only the deaths of innocent people but also the government secrecy that has worsened significantly over the past year.

The Pentagon no longer reveals, she said, “even the legal and policy framework the U.S. uses to guide these lethal strikes.”

That makes the role of dogged reporting even more important.

A recent New York Times article revealed that the United States launched eight airstrikes against the Islamic State in Libya, but disclosed only four.

The story noted that military commanders have decided to reveal strikes only if a reporter specifically asked about them — the Pentagon even has a name for this policy: “responses to questions.”

Too often, the questions never come.

“Drone strikes are more prevalent than ever before, and we are hearing about it less,” said Stephanie Savell, co-director of the Costs of War project at Brown University. (...)



 

the media is focused on important stuff

like his penis, her emails and russiaphobia

most people avoid this conversation like the plague 

meanwhile innocent people are being killed...

{#Sad}
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Posted: Mar 19, 2018 - 11:11am

Middle East civilian deaths have soared under Trump. And the media mostly shrug.

The numbers are shocking — or at least they should be.

2017 was the deadliest year for civilian casualties in Iraq and Syria, with as many as 6,000 people killed in strikes conducted by the U.S.-led coalition, according to the watchdog group Airwars.

That is an increase of more than 200 percent over the previous year.

It is far more if you add in countries like Yemen, Afghanistan, Somalia and many others.

But the subject, considered a stain on President Barack Obama’s legacy even by many of his supporters, has almost dropped off the map.

Obsessed with the seemingly daily updates in the Stormy Daniels story or the impeachment potential of the Russia investigation, the American media is paying even less attention now to a topic it never focused on with much zeal.

“The media has unfortunately been so distracted by the chaos of the Trump administration and allegations of the president’s collusion with Russia that it’s neglected to look closely at the things he’s actually doing already,” said Daphne Eviatar, a director of Amnesty International USA.

That includes, she said, “hugely expanding the use of drone and airstrikes, including outside of war zones, and increasing civilian casualties in the process.”

Trump, of course, was a candidate who promised to “bomb the shit out of ’em ,” and has since declared victory over the terrorist organization, while continuing to drop bombs.

But at what human cost?

Eviatar, and others who monitor these issues, deplore not only the deaths of innocent people but also the government secrecy that has worsened significantly over the past year.

The Pentagon no longer reveals, she said, “even the legal and policy framework the U.S. uses to guide these lethal strikes.”

That makes the role of dogged reporting even more important.

A recent New York Times article revealed that the United States launched eight airstrikes against the Islamic State in Libya, but disclosed only four.

The story noted that military commanders have decided to reveal strikes only if a reporter specifically asked about them — the Pentagon even has a name for this policy: “responses to questions.”

Too often, the questions never come.

“Drone strikes are more prevalent than ever before, and we are hearing about it less,” said Stephanie Savell, co-director of the Costs of War project at Brown University. (...)


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Posted: Mar 10, 2018 - 4:15pm

As the Trial of Omar Mateen’s Wife Begins, New Evidence Undermines Beliefs About the Pulse Massacre, Including Motive
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Posted: Dec 22, 2017 - 8:39am

Trump’s Pentagon Admits to ‘Multiple Ground Missions’ in Yemen
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Posted: Nov 2, 2017 - 5:58pm

 islander wrote:

Only counts in Manhattan.

 
Oh, right. Silly me.
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Posted: Nov 2, 2017 - 5:55pm

 Red_Dragon wrote:

So far in 2017:

Killed by Islamic terrorists: 8
Killed by lunatic gun nut in Vegas: 58
Killed by police: 998



 
Only counts in Manhattan.
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Posted: Nov 2, 2017 - 5:45pm

So far in 2017:

Killed by Islamic terrorists: 8
Killed by lunatic gun nut in Vegas: 58
Killed by police: 998


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Posted: Oct 23, 2017 - 5:02am

Home-grown terrorist
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