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U.S. war in Iraq costs more than $2 trillion: study

Source : Reuters / 15 Mar 2013

The U.S. war in Iraq has cost $1.7 trillion with an additional $490 billion in benefits owed to war veterans, expenses that could grow to more than $6 trillion over the next four decades counting interest, a study released on Thursday said.

The war has killed at least 134,000 Iraqi civilians and may have contributed to the deaths of as many as four times that number, according to the Costs of War Project by the Watson Institute for International Studies at Brown University.

 

Children are children whether in Connecticut or elsewhere

 by Gareth Bryant / 19 Dec 2012

This recent shooting tragedy in Connecticut, where almost 30 persons, Human beings, mostly children, were savagely cut-down by gunfire, reminds me of the malice that occurs the world over. There are places in this world, where people would probably say, “Almost 30 killed, and that’s it?!!! We get that in about 1/2 hour, everyday.”. It’s very morbid for me to even put that out there, I know. But, for a lot of people, in places like Somalia, Palestine, Iraq, Pakistan, Afghanistan, these atrocities occur on a daily-basis, and much like what happened recently in Connecticut, most of the victims, at least 70-90% are in fact children.

 

Video games are American propaganda to legitimise going to war, an academic says

By Malavika Kamaraju | Gulfnews | 14 Apr 2012

Battle-themed entertainment video games act as American propaganda to legitimise going to war and shape public consent, an academic says.

 

‘Iran can hit US interests worldwide if attacked’

By Reuters | Moscow | Tehran | 8 Feb 2012

Iran is capable of carrying out military strikes on US interests all around the world if the country is attacked by the United States, Iran’s ambassador to Moscow said on Wednesday.

 

Israel and Iran Agree on Nuclear Ambiguity

By Pierre Klochendler |AntiWar.com| 7 Feb 2012

JERUSALEM – Will Israel attack Iran’s nuclear facilities this spring? That is a question dominating the international agenda. Meanwhile, the grand project of a nuclear weapon–free Middle East is relegated to the utopian “day after” a solution is found to the Islamic republic’s atomic program.

 

The Next War on Washington’s Agenda

By Paul Craig Roberts |Counterpunch| 12 Jan 2012

Only the blind do not see that the US government is preparing to attack Iran. Washington has deployed missiles directed at Iran in its oil emirate puppet states, Oman and the UAE, and little doubt in the other US puppet states in the Middle East. Washington has beefed up Saudi Arabia’s jet fighter force.

 

US: Land of War

By Michael Carmichael |Informationclearinghouse|1 Jan 2012

December 28, 2011 “Planetary Movements” — Good afternoon. I am delighted to be here amongst all of you lovely people working together for peace. In fact, since we are the Elders for Peace, we are all veterans of the perpetual war against peace. Our side never wins, but we still keep working just the same. Never winning, because peace versus war is not a game. We are working for the survival of not only the human race, or even our tiny planet.

 

Pakistan – An ally or an enemy?

By Shafi A. Khaled | Islamicity | 26 Dec 2011

Are we now into the third war in our decade old serial wars? Is Pakistan the latest recipient of our belligerent capacities or was it all foggy night visions, and errant bombs, missiles and messages?

 

All religions not immune to being used to justify “holy” war

By Kamran Pasha |Huffington Post| 24 Dec 2011

Can war ever be holy? It is a question that continues to confront us as terror in the name of religion remains very much a tragic part of the human experience. While the news primarily focuses on Muslim fanatics who justify violence through religion, 2011 was also the year that Christian extremists shared their brand of madness.

 
 

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