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    Default US 'war on terror' has killed over half a million people: Study

    US 'war on terror' has killed over half a million people: Study

    Between 480,000-507,000 people were killed in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq in the wake of 9/11 attacks, study says.

    US 'war on terror' has killed over half a million people: Study
    Between 480,000-507,000 people were killed in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq in the wake of 9/11 attacks, study says.

    The death toll includes civilians, armed fighters, local police and security forces, and US and allied troops [Andrew Burton/Reuters]

    The report by the Brown University's Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs put the death toll between 480,000 and 507,000.

    But the paper acknowledged that the numbers of people killed is an "undercount" due to limitations in reporting and "great uncertainty in any count of killing in war".




    https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/...080620011.html
    Seems to me that- after killing half a million people- you can either put your hand up and take what's coming to you- or just continue killing until there's nobody left to hold you to account.
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    although I agree many people have been lost in the war on terror.

    but here's the thing, everytime a tree hugger get's asked what is the alternative to fighting the war on terror they make fools of themselves.

    But here we are, you have your own thread to change that.
    Let's hear it lefty, you're up?
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    Quote Originally Posted by moon View Post
    Seems to me that- after killing half a million people- you can either put your hand up and take what's coming to you- or just continue killing until there's nobody left to hold you to account.
    Moon, the Arabs are not children. The US didn't overthrow the government of Afghanistan or Libya or Syria or Egypt or Yemen. The US doesn't run Israel...or Iran.

    Who are your role models? What sort of governance do you want?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Getin the ring View Post
    although I agree many people have been lost in the war on terror.

    but here's the thing, everytime a tree hugger get's asked what is the alternative to fighting the war on terror they make fools of themselves.

    But here we are, you have your own thread to change that.
    Let's hear it lefty, you're up?
    I've said my piece. The object was to publicize the death-toll . You can think for yourself from here.
    ProSemitism is racist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kudzu View Post
    Moon, the Arabs are not children. The US didn't overthrow the government of Afghanistan or Libya or Syria or Egypt or Yemen. The US doesn't run Israel...or Iran.

    Who are your role models? What sort of governance do you want?
    Eh? The USA has invaded most countries in the Middle East and seems to have common citizenship with Nazi 'Israel'. Let the yanks piss off out and let them decide for themselves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iolo View Post
    Eh? The USA has invaded most countries in the Middle East and seems to have common citizenship with Nazi 'Israel'. Let the yanks piss off out and let them decide for themselves.
    Actually we invaded Iraq and that was a huge blunder. What other country did we invade?

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    Quote Originally Posted by moon View Post
    I've said my piece. The object was to publicize the death-toll . You can think for yourself from here.

    I thought you wouldn't answer.

    You do realize that one of the most annoying personality traits one can possess is to criticize someones effort toward a problem without offering a solution of ones own
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    Quote Originally Posted by moon View Post
    Seems to me that- after killing half a million people- you can either put your hand up and take what's coming to you- or just continue killing until there's nobody left to hold you to account.
    for clarification, 95% were killed by the terrorists we were fighting.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by kudzu View Post
    Actually we invaded Iraq and that was a huge blunder. What other country did we invade?
    Somalia, Iran, Lebanon, Pakistan, plus pulling strings for Libya and Syria.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iolo View Post
    Somalia, Iran, Lebanon, Pakistan, plus pulling strings for Libya and Syria.
    So you do think the Arabs and Africans are children? Do you know why we invaded Somalia?

    We never invaded Iran although 1953 Operation Ajax was stupid beyond reason.
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    Why Somalia?


    The United States Army has a long tradition of humanitarian relief.


    No such operation has proven as costly or shocking, however, as that undertaken in Somalia from August 1992 to March 1994. Greeted initially by Somalis happy to be saved from starvation, U.S. troops were slowly drawn into interclan power struggles and ill-defined "nation-building" missions.

    The American people woke up one day in early October 1993 to news reports of dozens of our soldiers killed or wounded in fierce fighting in the streets of the capital city Mogadishu. These disturbing events of a decade ago have taken on increasing meaning after the horrific attacks of 11 September 2001.

    The Army began by assisting in relief operations in Somalia, but by December 1992 it was deeply engaged on the ground in Operation RESTORE HOPE in that chaotic African country.

    In the spring of the following year, the initial crisis of imminent starvation seemed to be over, and the U.S.-led Unified Task Force (UNITAF) turned over the mission to the United Nations, leaving only a small logistical, aviation, and quick reaction force behind to assist.

    The American public seemed to forget about Somalia. That sense of "mission accomplished" made the evens of 3-4 October 1993 more startling, as Americans reacted to the spectacle of dead U.S. soldiers being dragged through the streets by cheering Somali mobs-the very people Americans thought they had rescued from starvation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Getin the ring View Post
    I thought you wouldn't answer.

    You do realize that one of the most annoying personality traits one can possess is to criticize someones effort toward a problem without offering a solution of ones own
    That 's exactly what you are doing. It was me that made the effort via posting a thread. You've offered zilch .
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    US Foreign aid to Yemen.

    09/06/12 AT 6:11 AM
    Yemen will receive $6.4 billion in foreign aid to help stabilize the impoverished country as it goes through a shaky political transition and faces rising extremism amidst widespread food and water shortages.

    Yemen's Government of National Reconciliation, which was established through democratic elections in February 2012 following a yearlong popular uprising against the government of former President Ali Abdullah Saleh, has said it will ultimately need $11.9 billion in foreign aid to support the country's economic recovery over a two-year period.

    The Yemeni government has outlined a recovery plan aimed at creating jobs as unemployment rates reach 40 percent among young people, and to provide sorely needed services such as education, health care, access to sanitation and food aid with nearly 1 million children under the age of five suffering from acute malnutrition, according to UNICEF.

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    https://www.ibtimes.com/yemen-receiv...-unrest-780759

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    Quote Originally Posted by PostmodernProphet View Post
    for clarification, 95% were killed by the terrorists we were fighting.....
    You're a common-or-garden liar- specializing in trollshit. Excellent Trumpista qualifications.
    ProSemitism is racist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moon View Post
    You're a common-or-garden liar- specializing in trollshit. Excellent Trumpista qualifications.
    why can't you just admit the truth?......

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