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#303790 - 11/08/17 11:27 PM US spent $5.6 trillion on wars since 9/11
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US spent $5.6 trillion on wars since 9/11

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Washington has expended a whopping $5.6 trillion on wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and Pakistan since 2001, according to a new study. That figure is more than three times what the Pentagon has claimed in official estimates.

Research from the Watson Institute of International and Public Affairs at Brown University found that as of late September, the US wars combined with "additional spending on Homeland Security and the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs" had totaled more than $4.3 trillion since the 9/11 attacks in 2001. That number surged to $5.6 trillion once likely costs were added for fiscal year 2018, along with estimated future spending on veterans.

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The total population of Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Yemen, Jordan, and Palestine is about 100,000,000.

Dividing 5.6 trillion by 100 million would give $56,000 for every man, woman, and child in the Middle East --- more than enough to turn them and their countries into rich, developed nations and enthusiastic supporters of the USA.

But, of course, that would not have given obscene profits to the Satanic American War Machine!
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#303836 - 11/10/17 06:55 AM Re: US spent $5.6 trillion on wars since 9/11 [Re: matthew]
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Imagine what spending five and a half trillion could have done for the USA.
Most likely we would have already cracked the nuclear fusion problem, provided healthcare and higher education to all who are willing to do the work, refreshed our aging infrastructure, made ridiculously glorious advancements in renewable and eco friendly food production for the world, maybe even cured every type of cancer currently known and a few yet to come, eradicated AIDS...five and a half trillion dollars is a lot of solutions.
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#303843 - 11/11/17 12:02 AM Re: US spent $5.6 trillion on wars since 9/11 [Re: matthew]
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But supporting the War Machine is far more important to our not-so-democratic rulers!
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