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Washington’s foreign policy since September 11th, 2001 is one of the most destabilizing factors in the world, a new study by Brown University has found.

A paper titled “Creating Refugees: Displacement Caused by the United States’ Post 9/11 Wars” by Vine, Coffman, et al studied the impact of American forever wars in Afghanistan (2001-Present), Pakistan (2001-Present), Yemen (2002-Present), Somalia (2002-Present), the Philippines (2002-Present), Iraq (2003-Present), Libya (2011-Present), and Syria (2014-Present) has had on civilians over the years.

Vine, et al estimated that roughly 37 million have lost their homes or become refugees due to the fighting and infrastructure damage provoked by American interventions in their land. The last 20 years of the ongoing “War on Terror” has created as many refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) as World War II.

If other nations targeted by American imperial ambitions like Venezuela were to be included, the number of IDPs and refugees balloons to 59 million.

Aside from the human carnage caused locally, US military belligerence and the Pentagon’s arming of terrorist proxy groups abroad also causes blow back and regional instability for allies. 7.8 million people from these conflict zones are classified as asylum seekers and refugees, and the overwhelming majority of people who swamped Europe during the 2015 migrant crisis came from the aforementioned countries.

Only 25.3 million of these 37 million IDPs and refugees have returned home to lives of normalcy.

In recent years, US political officials have struggled to honestly explain to the exhausted and war-weary public why exactly America is permanently entangled in so many foreign combat operations. At a recent campaign rally, President Donald Trump bluntly told his voters, “The fact is, we don’t even have to be in the Middle East, other than we have to protect Israel.”

A drastic withdrawal of US troops from overseas remains a highly popular position with voters. President Trump has been at least superficially trying to wind down American combat operations abroad, but has so far been undermined and blocked by both Republicans and Democrats in Congress and the State Department.

It remains unclear if his most recent announcement of withdrawal from Iraq and Afghanistan is empty rhetoric or sincere, but Trump’s track record on fulfilling this aspect of his 2016 campaign platform is not good. Trump’s biggest 2020 donors, such as Israeli duel citizen and casino mogul Sheldon Adelson, are advocates of permanent war in the Middle East, which they see as a worthwhile trade off in order to incrementally advance the geopolitical goals of Israel.

Besides historic levels of civilian displacement, Brown University’s Costs of War Project has also found that the US has so far spent $6.4 trillion dollars (with an additional $8 trillion in accumulated interest on the war debts over the next 40 years) on these conflicts, caused the death of 800,000 people (largely civilians), lost 15,000 US servicemen and military contractors, and yet somehow managed to leave nation-building projects like Afghanistan and Iraq the same or worse as before.

(Republished from National Justice by permission of author or representative)
 
• Category: Foreign Policy • Tags: 9/11, American Military, Iraq War 
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  1. anonymous[400] • Disclaimer says:

    It’s good to point this out now and then even though the vast majority of Americans care nothing about it and just tune it all out. They care more about some dog being mistreated story than this. The US is truly the permanent war state. Though the Trump administration’s withdrawal success has been anemic it’s always drawn howls of protest and resistance so making any headway is nearly impossible. The economics of the US are tightly bound to the MIC as well as using force for one reason or another against various weaker countries. The US sails around the world like a pirate looking for weak and vulnerable countries to plunder and falls into a rage when its actions are interfered with such as by the Russians in Syria. That some Americans actually believe the ‘nation-building’ and ‘bringing democracy’ lies of the government shows how mentally sub-normal a large part of the American public really is.

    • Replies: @Kali
  2. Chris Moore says: • Website

    This is all about the Zionist “War on Terror” or what neocons call WW3. And Jewish-controlled Dems and neocon Republicans have been all-in for two decades, lining their own pockets with the blood money. How does it feel to be a slave to soulless Zionists, occupied America?

  3. Ivy League Brown should have labelled it American exceptionalism on the taxpayers’ dime.

    RW

  4. Lot says:

    So blame America, side with jihadis and commies

    All anti-semites are the same, no matter if they call themselves left or right, they are all so deranged they can’t help but side with white-hating Arab jihadis and South American commie thugs.

    God says he blesses those who bless his chosen people. For the rest, as Winona Ryder would say, reality bites.

    • Replies: @Adam Smith
    , @Exile
  5. anonymous[116] • Disclaimer says:

    Hey, if it is done by the “exceptional” race of whitevil mofers, it must be for the good of those wretched “displaced” people, right?

    So, let us focus on the greatest scourge mankind has ever known, Islamist terror. Isn’t this the main reason why those muslims should be “displaced”?

    By God, the whitevil race will get their just comeuppance someday, God willing. I know this for sure, it is just that I pray I am around to witness it. That is all.

  6. RVBlake says:

    As U. S. policy makers “honestly struggle” to explain why we are in the Middle East, they need to start with the asinine explanation that we “have to protect Israel.”

  7. @Lot

    God says he blesses those who bless his chosen people.

    God didn’t say that…

  8. Exile says:

    And out of those 37 milllion, how many millions are now here, living off our dime, attending our schools, with many harboring deep (and justified) resentments against us?

    We’ve been on TSA rainbow-alerts for 20 years now because of the Dancing Shlomos and our countries are even more full of angry, culturally incompatible Muslims.

    Between this and the Benedict Akbars we relocated here from the Forever Wars in return for selling out their countrymen, the post-9/11 “invade them all, invite them all” strategy has been a disaster for everyone involved.

  9. Exile says:
    @Lot

    Lot the shameless and prolific Unz Review hasbarist shares his (((Scofield Bible))) version of Christianity for the faithful goyim.

    And lo and behold, God decrees that America and the nations of the world at large must take a knee to Lot’s Chosen tribe.

    This trick isn’t working anymore, Lot. There are thousand of Christians out there who are aware of the “Judeo-Christian” scam your tribe has been working on their faith. And they aren’t happy.

    You’re Chosen, alright. Just not for the throne of Earth, IYKWIM. You might want to keep your chest-beating and demands for submission on the down-low in the future. Or keep crowing and demanding – it’s a great recruiting tool for antisemtism.

    • Replies: @Bill Jones
  10. Kali says:
    @anonymous

    It’s good to point this out now and then even though the vast majority of Americans care nothing about it and just tune it all out. They care more about some dog being mistreated story than this.

    As evidenced by this comment section.

    This article has been up for 3 days already, and barely a peep can be heard from the usually overly opinionated commenters of the exceptional nation.

    Just 9 comments in three days!

    • Replies: @anonymous
  11. anonymous[771] • Disclaimer says:
    @Kali

    Even at this website, most American readers just look away from the war crimes of their Uncle Sam.

    When I’ve asked people over the years if they have ever watched the “Collateral Murder” video leaked by Corporal Manning and published by Mr. Assange, the answer is invariably “No.” Yet many of them passively accept or even endorse the punishment of both. Americans are raised pledging allegiance and drenched in other Exceptional! propaganda to identify with their rulers, such as the pronouns (“we, us, our”) used — again, even at this website — by writers like Buchanan, Derbyshire, and Malkin.

    This also touches on why the Establishment wants people to vote in the Red v Blue elections. Firstly, it’s part of the identification-with-rulers shtick. Secondly, politics channels and harmlessly blows off dissent, shutting people up for at least a while awaiting betrayal after voting for less war. Thirdly, once the broken promise becomes apparent, we see the “Hillary would have been worse” argument and (as predicted by Linh Dinh in his June 12, 2016, column) the other side blamed for blocking the purported agenda. (We don’t see much of them here, but those who voted for Mrs. Clinton have also been able to tell themselves for nearly four years that they are absolved of the war crimes that, in their fantasy, wouldn’t have happened had she been elected.)

    This may explain some of the lack of comments under columns, like this one, that simply tell the painful truth.

  12. @Exile

    It’s not antisemitism It’s Counter-semitism.

    • Replies: @Exile
  13. Exile says:
    @Bill Jones

    I stick with “antisemitism.” It’s true that if it weren’t for constant abuse and (((tricks))) inflicted on White people by Jews I would not be so inclined to oppose them – but that’s not the world we live in.

    “Counter-semitism” is a term also used for those who think Whites should emulate the Jews’ strategies, e.g. those identified by Dr. Kevin MacDonald.

    That’s something I disagree with from the standpoint of adopting something merely “because it works for Jews.” We’re not Jewish – there are a lot of things we don’t care to do that they have no problem doing, thus their vaunted shamelessness, disagreeableness and 109 prior explusions from more decent societies.

    So I think it’s more honest to simply say I’m antisemitic. As the man once said, “I don’t hate ’em, I just don’t like ’em.”

    We certainly don’t need them for any unique positive contribution they make to our society and they don’t like our ways any more than we like theirs, for all that many Jews would prefer we submit rather than simply separate because they believe Jews are Chosen to rule the goyim.

    I’m White – I don’t choose to live under those arrangements.

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