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Cost of Wars Since 9/11

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by wing2000, Sep 11, 2019 at 12:59 PM.

  1. wing2000

    wing2000 E pluribus unum Supporter

    United States
    After 18 years, I suggest we may want to reconsider our response to 9/11:
    • Over 480,000 have died due to direct war violence, and several times as many indirectly
    • Over 244,000 civilians have been killed as a result of the fighting
    • 21 million — the number of war refugees and displaced persons
    • The US federal price tag for the post-9/11 wars is over $5.9 trillion dollars
    • The US government is conducting counterterror activities in 80 countries
    • The wars have been accompanied by violations of human rights and civil liberties, in the US and abroad
    Costs of War
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  2. Jonathan Walkerin

    Jonathan Walkerin Well-Known Member

    Not a bad yield for operation expending 19 men, some knives and payment for flying lessons. Very cost effective.
  3. Desk trauma

    Desk trauma Atheist Capitalist Supporter

    The terrorists got exactly what they wanted.
  4. wing2000

    wing2000 E pluribus unum Supporter

    United States

    How long are we going to continue this madness? Or is weekly casualty counts going to be the new norm for the rest of our lives?
  5. Nithavela

    Nithavela confused

    Other Religion
    I want to congratulate the terrorists, and especially the september 11 attackers, for their comprehensive victory over the western world in general and the USA in particular.
  6. Kalevalatar

    Kalevalatar Veteran

    The costs of the foreign ventures for the US taxpayer may be 6 trillion dollars and counting, but it is essentially a business investment that creates jobs for Americans. War is business and national security and warfare are big and profitable business. The $6 trillion is paid to someone and someone gets to pocket all that money, the likes of Lockheed Martin, Bechtel, Pratt & Whitney, General Dynamics, Raytheon. Of course, these companies and their wealthy shareholders pay it back, or at least, pay some of it back in taxes. Right?