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The U.S. War On Terrorism

Published on 21 October 2014, by M. Tomazy.
Not only did the “world change” on that day, but the lexicon of that world changed as well. Phrases like ‘war on terror’ and ‘axis of evil’ became the new stereotypes of American foreign policy. Al-Qaeda went from legitimate enemy to a scapegoat-like collective term for anything the White House and Pentagon wanted to achieve. More money? Yes, it’s necessary to continue the war on terror. More troops? Yes, to battle Al- Qaeda and prevent attacks on American soil. Since 2001, the military’s cumulative spending has reached a staggering $6 TRILLION. The war in Iraq has so far cost the United States $140 billion just in interest.
The U.S. war on terrorism / causalities (RT ©)
Many were content to blame all this on the war machine of the Bush administration, and many Americans hoped that with Barack Obama a new, more peaceful, era would begin. But despite their differences, there are just too many eerie similarities between the two.

Both men sought United Nations approval for their attacks – and each justified their pre-emptive attacks on “humanitarian” grounds. Both called their actions ‘pre-emptive’ – saving the world from weapons of mass destruction purportedly hidden by Saddam Hussein, and a potential slaughter in Libya. Interestingly enough, both Iraq and Libya have vast oil reserves, both Hussein and Gaddafi were very much anti-Israeli in their policies and neither Bush nor Obama presented clear-cut exit strategies for their campaigns.

Source: RT