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    near 6 TRILLION dollars in cost!

    WASHINGTON — The price tag of the ongoing “war on terror” in the Middle East will likely top $6 trillion next year, and will reach $7 trillion if the conflicts continue into the early 2020s, according to a new report out Wednesday.

    The annual Costs of War project report, from the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs at Brown University, puts the full taxpayer burden of fighting in Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria over the last 17 years at several times higher than official Defense Department estimates, because it includes increases in Homeland Security and Veterans Affairs spending, as well as new military equipment and personnel.

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    I, for one, would like to know the real reason for the second invasion of Iraq. It literally made no sense from a strategic point of view.
    How didn't the people in charge figure out that blood isn't water and that at some point Iraqi Shias and Iranian Shias would get together over shisha and come to a conclusion that goes something along the lines of "FUUUU Uncle Sam".

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    • #3
      Who thinks the so-called "Global War on Terror" is an actual war on terror? I do not.

      Who thinks the so-called "Global War on Terror" is a political technique to gain full control over everyone on this planet? I do.

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      • #4
        US taxpayer money spent on building the Afghan Air Force...and its STILL struggling!? (17 years, 3 months, & 2 days...the US has been there)

        https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/10/w...air-force.html

        MOGHKHAIL, Afghanistan — The A-29 attack plane was a white speck in the bright skies over eastern Afghanistan as it launched a dummy bomb that exploded just yards from the target, a wrecked truck. “Spot on!” said an American adviser watching the exercise.

        The plane’s Afghan pilot had been guided by an Afghan coordinator on the ground — but only after previous bombing runs had struck well wide of the truck.

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        • #5
          Well, they fight what they consider terrorism.
          In the mean time the tactic terrorism is used by allmost every party.
          AQ and Daesh never were the top priority, what ever it was it helped the Iranians and Shia's to gain a lot of influence.
          It's not really clear what is achieved at al..if it wasnt the intention to distabalize the region.
          Weakening regimes to give AQ and Daesh room..intended or not.
          Some industries and companies benefit at least.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Mastermind View Post
            Who thinks the so-called "Global War on Terror" is an actual war on terror? I do not.

            Who thinks the so-called "Global War on Terror" is a political technique to gain full control over everyone on this planet? I do.
            Ah, I'm not American yet generally pretty pro-US and without disparaging the US forces or members here who have served in Astan and Iraq, one can only acknowledge that either wars have been a complete waste of time, money and lives. Over 15 years of war for both countries for what? Ah yes we wanted to bring ''democracies'' in the land of camels, cut-throats backward barbaric people? Or at least thats what Bush... no sorry the neo-cons wanted since bush was just a tool.

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