Saturday, December 22, 2018

I want you to think about the fact that, in response to the 9/11 attacks in which 3000 Americans were killed, the U.S. government has gone on a war-spree that has killed hundreds of thousands of people. Called the War on Terror, it has actually been a War of Terror.  

A recent report out of Brown University claims that the death toll is half a million, but they admit that that only includes the direct deaths, not the indirect ones.

This report, out of the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, came out only last month, November 2018, and it is receiving wide publicity. I went to their website and found more specific numbers:

So, they claim that over twice as many civilians have been killed as combatants. But, we should recognize that when Iraqi soldiers were killed, they weren't terrorists. They were mostly young men, serving in the military of their nation, just as our young men (and women) do here. There is no reason to consider them terrorists. After all, WE crossed an ocean to attack them, not vice versa. So, their deaths are just as wrong, just as victimized, as those of civilians. They did not deserve to die. 

Fortunately, this Brown report is getting a lot of attention, but is it because their numbers are so low? 

The Physicians for Social Responsibility claim that U.S. wars in response to 9/11 have killed at least 1.3 million, and they think the number could be over 2 million. And, they claim that the U.S. (and its allies) have killed 4 million Muslims since 1990.

And, they claim that this does not include over 500,000 dead in Syria from the war in which U.S. has been aiding and abetting the rebels fighting the Assad government. 

Our government has committed genocide, and what I want to know is: What are Americans going to do about it? 

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