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90-percent's Journal
90-percent's Journal
January 16, 2016

The remarkably stupid unintended consequences of our "War on Dandruff, uh, I mean, TERROR"

This may be a dupe, but the stats on this are remarkable in terms of unnecessary human suffering and wasteful military spending in the TRILLIONS OF DOLLARS. Plus we are planting the seeds of hatred that will terrorize all of us for generations to come!

Hey, America! How’s that WAR ON TERROR working out for you? Some profound info from this video link:

“The war on terror has brought us more war and more terror.”

Ted Cruz: “The Middle East was better off with Saddam Hussein and Muammar Gaddafi in power.”

In Pakistan there was one suicide attack in the fourteen years prior to 9-11. There have been 486 suicide attacks there since 9-11.

Fourteen years after the War on Terror was started the U.S.A. has spent SIX TRILLION DOLLARS ($6,000,000,000,000) on the Iraq and Afghanistan Invasions alone! This is $75,000 per American household.

According to reports from our own government, deaths from terrorism have increased 1,400% between 2002 and 2014.

Suicide attacks in Iraq before the invasion: NONE.

Since the 2003 invasion: 1,892.

Christians in Iraq before 2003 Invasion: 1.5 million.

After invasion: one million fled to a hard life in Syria. The remaining half million Christians are now being exterminated by groups like ISIS.

My conclusion:

The “WAR ON TERROR” is a war against a concept, not an army, militia, nation state, or any organized group of people. And based on the above stats, we are really really loosing this “W.O.T.” It’s almost as if THE POWERS THAT BE are conducting themselves in a way to insure PERPETUAL TERRORISM and the more we try to bomb “terrorism” back to the Stone Age, the more people at the receiving end of our W.O.T. will become terrorists. America has created a “blow back factory” that, from a distance, looks like JOB ONE is perpetual war! So the w.o.t. appears to be extremely stupid and counterproductive, unless you’re a fan of perpetual war. And I propose that our totally berserk MILITARY-INDUSTRIAL-CONGRESSIONAL- SURVEILLANCE-COMPLEX has very very strong incentives to keep war going as if their very existence and six, seven, eight, and perhaps even nine figure salaries depended on it.

Now, watch this drive.

-90% Jimmy

"The towers are gone now, reduced to bloody rubble, along with all hopes for Peace in Our Time, in the United States or any other country. Make no mistake about it: We are At War now -- with somebody -- and we will stay At War with that mysterious Enemy for the rest of our lives." - Hunter Thompson, September 12, 2001


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Gee - my profile info didn't migrate from the old DU I guess? The main thing - 90% refers to the maximum allowable percentage of nitromethane fuel permitted in modern NHRA Top Fuel and Funny cars. Which is what makes current "nostalgia nitro" so cool - you can still "tip the can" and run straight nitro, if you want to. I'm an aging northeast liberal with an overdeveloped justice gland. OUR INSTITUTIONS ARE INFESTED WITH GREEDY AND CORRUPT SOCIOPATHS
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