Study: Jewish Lobby Neocon US Wars Have Cost $5.9 trillion, 1 Million Dead Since 2001

The wars waged by America on behalf of the pro-Israel Jewish lobby neocons since 2001 have cost $5.9 trillion and killed at least one million people, including nearly 15,000 Americans, a new study has revealed.

Issued by the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs at Brown University and titled “The most recent study from the Costs of War Project, United States Budgetary Costs of the Post-9/11 Wars Through FY2019: $5.9 Trillion Spent and Obligated,” the study said that the “US military is conducting counterterror activities in 76 countries, or about 39 percent of the world’s nations, vastly expanding [its mission] across the globe.”

In addition, these operations “have been accompanied by violations of human rights and civil liberties, in the US and abroad.”

Overall, researchers estimated that “between 480,000 and 507,000 people have been killed in the United States’ post-9/11 wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan.”

This toll “does not include the more than 500,000 deaths from the war in Syria, raging since 2011” when a West-backed rebel and jihadi terrorist uprising challenged the government.

That same year, the U.S.-led NATO Western military alliance intervened in Libya and helped insurgents overthrow longtime leader Muammar el-Qaddafi, leaving the nation in an ongoing state of civil war.

The combined human cost for the U.S. throughout its actions in Afghanistan, Iraq and Pakistan was 6,951 troops, 21 civilians and 7,820 contractors.

“While we often know how many US soldiers die, most other numbers are to a degree uncertain. Indeed, we may never know the total direct death toll in these wars. For example, tens of thousands of civilians may have died in retaking Mosul and other cities from ISIS but their bodies have likely not been recovered,” the report noted.

“In addition, this tally does not include ‘indirect deaths.’ Indirect harm occurs when wars’ destruction leads to long term, ‘indirect,’ consequences for people’s health in war zones, for example because of loss of access to food, water, health facilities, electricity or other infrastructure,” it added.

The $5.9 trillion U.S. cost includes Pentagon spending through fiscal year 2019, such as direct and indirect spending as well as future war-related costs for post-9/11 war veterans. It represents U.S. spending in the war zones of Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan and other locations designated as “overseas contingency operations.”





It also includes war-related spending by other agencies, such as the State Department and the Department of Homeland Security, costs of veterans care as well as debt used to pay for the wars.

“Veterans benefits and disability spending, and the cost of interest on borrowing to pay for the wars, will comprise an increasingly large share of the costs,” said Neta Crawford, a political science professor at the institute, who authored the study.

Even if the wars were to end by 2023, the United States is on track to spend an additional $808 billion, bringing the overall tally to at least $6.7 trillion, according to the study. That doesn’t include future interest payments on the spending.

War appropriations for Iraq and Afghanistan are funded by deficit spending and borrowing, and not new taxes or war bonds, the study notes. This adds to interest costs, it concludes.

Those interest payments could shift with the winds of the economy and other factors, with some experts estimating those fees alone could total trillions.

“The U.S. continues to fund the wars by borrowing, so this is a conservative estimate of the consequences of funding the war as if on a credit card, in which we are only paying interest even as we continue to spend,” Crawford said.

“In sum, high costs in war and war-related spending pose a national security concern because they are unsustainable,” Crawford said.

“The public would be better served by increased transparency and by the development of a comprehensive strategy to end the wars and deal with other urgent national security priorities.”

The study also tallied the number of soldiers and sailors injured in the wars. Since 2001, more than 53,700 U.S. service members have been injured in Iraq and Afghanistan. Of those injuries, 62 percent were hurt in Iraq, while 38 percent were injured in Afghanistan.

The wars started after Muslims attacked America on September 11, 1991, an event that the controlled media still plays dumb as to the cause.


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6 Comments

  1. It is of course essential to study costs of wars and the cost/benefit analysis. It’s also absolutely necessary to separate out Jews from the rest of the USA, since they command money through the Jewish fed fraud, and as a result command propaganda and weapons profits, and bribery and promotion in politics. This means of corse that the report quoted cannot report truthfully on Jews. It’s essential that others do their best to disentangle Jews from non-Jews. If Jews continue to profit from wars, they will continue. Anyone serious about understanding wars and debt must separate Jews from Americans as though they are an independent, foreign, coutry, pursuing what it thinks are its interests, such as causing 9/11.
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    Come on! It can’t be that difficult. Please.

  2. I am coming to the conclusion that it was mainly the influence of Israel and the Jewish lobby that brought about the invasion of Iraq in 2003 by the US led coalition. I say that because we see the same pattern repeating itself with the Trump administration’s renewed sanctions against Iran. In this case ‘Weapons of Mass Destruction’ are clearly a code word for long range tactical ballistic missiles capable of reaching Israel. As with Iraq this has led to sanctions being imposed, except this time there is no longer international solidarity with the US with China and others continue to buy Iranian oil. However, one should not become fixated on the sinister machinations of the Zionists because to a large extent their interests are congruent with the interests of the neo-cons and the globalists, and they all act in concert.
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    It is a well known fact that the invasion of Iraq in 2003 was the most expensive war that the US has ever waged, but few people could have considered how interest payments on increased government borrowing to fund the war could one day be comparable to the money borrowed. So far the United States has been able to afford this profligacy due to low interest rates and the willingness of the Chinese to buy US Treasury bills, but interest rates are rising and the Chinese cannot be relied upon to fund the US national debt indefinitely. As if the US public finances were not in a perilous enough state as it is the Trump administration has made things worse by reducing taxes and increasing military spending. The future looks grim for the United States.

  3. For neocon Jews who lack any shred of integrity, the media should be required to label them at the bottom of the television screen whenever they pop up, e.g. Bill Kristol is “Jewish and an outspoken supporter of the state of Israel.”

  4. I hate to say this, but it’s cost far more than a million lives. They only give the “One Million” estimate because anything higher would seem too ridiculous.

  5. I am fixated on the lies put out by the jew and its media about ‘weapons of mass destruction’ Bought -off liars like Bush Cheney Powell Rumsfeld walked when in reality they should be behnd bars doing hard labor .

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