9 million dead in US War on Terror
The three most deadly problems facing the world are nuclear weapons, poverty and global warming but US Alliance exploitation of the US-complicit 9-11 atrocity has worsened the threat. 3,000 people died in the 9-11 atrocity but in the subsequent 10 years war-related deaths in Iraq, Somalia and Afghanistan alone have totaled 9 million, global avoidable deaths from deprivation have totaled about 170 million and continued global inaction on man-made climate change threatens destruction of most of humanity and the biosphere, and all this has been enabled by resolute Mainstream media lying in the Western Murdochracies and Lobbyocracies.
The White, Red, Black and Pale Four Horses of the Apocalypse in Revelations of the New Testament of the Holy Bible are commonly are regarded as Victory, War, Famine/Pestilence and Death. However the first disastrous decade of the 21st century requires a modified interpretation. Professor John Holdren of Harvard University is currently President Barack Obama’s’ chief scientific adviser. In 2008 in an address as President of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Professor John Holdren nominated poverty, climate and nuclear proliferation as posing major global risks. However to these we must add lying that prevents rational responses to risk and thus the Four Horses of the Apocalypse are the Victory (of lying over reason) with consequential War (with nuclear war as the ultimate disaster), Poverty (and attendant avoidable mass mortality from deprivation and deprivation-exacerbated disease) and Death (not just of Humanity but of much of the Biosphere due to unaddressed man-made global warming).
With this in mind we can revisit the disastrous events of the first decade of the 21st century and examine how Mainstream media lying about 9-11 and other matters has enabled this worsening catastrophe.
1. Experts: US did 9-11
The 9-11 atrocity involved destruction of 4 passenger planes, 3 World Trade Center buildings (the Twin Towers and the third building known as WTC7) and part of the Pentagon. About 3,000 people, mostly Americans, perished in the attack. FBI warnings of such an attack were ignored and air defenses developed for just such an event were stood down. The Mainstream lying commenced before the atrocity had concluded. Thus the UK BBC reported the collapse of WTC7 at 4.54 pm New York time, 27 minutes before the actual collapse at 5.21pm.
The “official conspiracy theory” of the egregiously dishonest Bush Administration involved the hijacking of 4 passenger jets by 19 Muslim terrorists armed with non-lethal box-cutters with 2 planes flying into the Twin Towers, a third flying into the Pentagon and a fourth crashing in Pennsylvania after an on-board struggle. All of the alleged perpetrators were killed so that no alleged perpetrators were put on trial. In 2011 the alleged master-mind of 9-11, Osama bin Laden, was supposedly murdered by US forces in Pakistan and the body dumped at sea. Most of the alleged perpetrators were Saudis and none were Afghans or Iraqis. The subsequent US investigation by the Bush Administration-appointed 9-11 Commission supported the “official story” and critically concluded that the WTC buildings had collapsed because fires had weakened the steel support columns. The US authorities quickly shipped the steel from the collapsed WTC off to Asia for destruction
The inherent implausibility of the Hollywood-style “official version” of 9-11 led to organization such as Scholars for 9/11 Truth and Justice and Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth who demanded a proper science-based inquiry. They argued that no steel-framed skyscrapers had ever collapsed due to fires and yet here were 3 collapsing in one spot on one day, noting that WTC7 had not been hit by planes and had suffered minor fires. The 9/11 Truthers advanced a hypothesis that is consistent with the available evidence and proposes that the Twin Towers were destroyed by top-to-bottom explosive demolition and WTC7 by bottom-to-top explosive demolition.
Science, engineering, architecture, aviation, military and intelligence experts say that the US did 9-11, with some plausibly suggesting Israeli involvement (see "Experts: US did 9-11"). They reject the "official conspiracy theory" of the pathologically dishonest and violent Bush Administration that, according to the US Center for Public Integrity, told 935 lies about Iraq in the 2 years after 9-11.
Thus Professor Niels Harrit (Chemistry Department, 9-Nobel-Laureate University of Copenhagen) who identified unexploded nano-thermite in all World Trade Center dust samples analyzed: “We haven’t seen the evidence for this person [Osama] actually being guilty in the crime, and he is not wanted by the FBI for this attack on 9/11... There is no doubt that this building [WTC7] was taken down in a controlled demolition ... We know explosives were used... Nano-thermite shouldn’t have been there”.
Similarly, Major General Albert N. Stubblebine (who retired as the Commanding General of the United States Army Intelligence and Security Command, INSCOM): “You look at the buildings falling, they didn’t fall down because of an airplane hit them, they fell down because explosives went off inside. Demolition. Look at Building 7 for God sakes … I do not believe the free press is free anymore… The press is saying what they have been told to say about this. Now do I have proof about this? No. But I believe that all the stories that were told about 9/11 were false…
What is it they do not want the public to know?... One of my experiences in the Army was being in charge of the Army’s Imagery Interpretation for Scientific and Technical Intelligence during the Cold War. I measured pieces of Soviet equipment from photographs. It was my job. I look at the hole in the Pentagon and I look at the size of an airplane that was supposed to have hit the Pentagon. And I said, “The plane does not fit in that hole”. So what did hit the Pentagon? What hit it? Where is it? What's going on?”
The Mainstream media lying by omission and commission over 9-11 can be quickly established by searching using Google or the various media in-house search engines. Thus the almost certainly incorrect mantra “Al Qaeda [Muslim terrorists, Islamic extremists etc] attacked the US on 9-11” is the standard, endlessly repeated Mainstream media line despite nobody having been found guilty of the atrocity in a court of law and indeed the FBI admitting it did not have enough evidence to charge Osama bin Laden with the offence (he was on the FBI Most wanted List” for East Africa and other bombing atrocities that killed about 30 Americans). The ABC is Australia’s equivalent of the UK BBC but search “the entire ABC site” for “Niels Harrit” and you find only 2 results, each being comments from listeners angered over ABC censorship of alternative hypotheses about who did 9-11.
2. War-related dead total 9 million in post-9-11 US Alliance War on Terror
The first act of the Bush Administration was to declare a War on Terror that allowed for endless global war by the US against anyone it didn’t like. Since 9-11 the US has occupied Haiti, Iraq and Afghanistan, its surrogates continue to variously occupy Haiti, Somalia, Syria, Diego Garcia and Palestine and the US and its allies have murderously bombed Libya, Somalia, Palestine, Syria, Lebanon, Yemen, Iraq, Afghanistan and NW Pakistan.
Although no Afghans were involved in the 9-11 atrocity, according to the “official story”, the US promptly invaded Afghanistan post-9-11, rejecting the offer of the Taliban Afghan Government to send Osama bin Laden to a third country for investigation and trial. RAWA , Afghanistan's oldest women's political organization, is opposed to the Taliban, the US-backed war lords and the US Alliance occupiers. On the occasion of the 9th anniversary of the invasion of Afghanistan RAWA published my documented assessment of the horrendous human cost of 3.8 million post-invasion deaths from war-imposed deprivation , 1.2 million violent deaths (from Iraq war comparisons), 2.7 million under-5 infant deaths (90% avoidable and due to US Alliance violation of the Geneva Convention) and 3-4 million refugees. Extension of the war to NW Pakistan generated 2.5 million Pashtun refugees (for details Google Afghan Holocaust, Afghan Genocide).
Although no Iraqis were involved in the 9-11 atrocity according to the “official story”, the US invaded Iraq in 2003 on the basis of a lie that Iraq possessed Weapons of Mass Destruction. The Iraq War came at the horrendous human cost of 1.2 million post-invasion deaths from war-imposed deprivation, 1.5 million violent deaths, 0.8 million under-5 infant deaths (90% avoidable and due to US Alliance violation of the Geneva Convention) and 5-6 million refugees. The continuing occupation of Iraq occurred on top of the Gulf War and Sanctions imposed on Iraq in 1990-2003 that involved 1.7 million avoidable deaths from deprivation, 0.2 million violent deaths and 1.2 million under--5 infant deaths (see Iraqi Holocaust, Iraqi Genocide).
Continuing US and US-backed violence in Somalia post-9-11 has been associated with 1.1 million violent deaths plus non-violent deaths from war-imposed deprivation. The France-UK-US (FUKUS) Coalition bombing campaign and creation of a Libyan civil war has so far killed 30,000 people according to the FUKUS-installed rebel government. Post-9-11war-related Muslim deaths in the US Alliance War on Terror so far total about 9 million, the breakdown being 2.7 million (Iraq), 5.0 million (Afghanistan) and 1 million (Somalia).
Extraordinary Mainstream media and politician lying have enabled this continuing carnage. Thus if Mainstream media report Iraqi deaths at all they quote the Iraq Body Count estimate (currently 102,000-112,000) that underestimates the 4.6 million 1990-2011 Iraq war-related deaths by a factor of 43 an underestimates the 2.5 million 2003-2011 Iraqi war –related deaths by a factor of 23.
3. About 1 million Americans die preventably each year linked to post-9-11, pro-war US fiscal perversion
According to Economics Nobel Laureate Professor Joseph Stiglitz (Columbia University, New York) , the accrual cost of the Iraq War is $3.5 trillion. Dr Michael Intriligator, a senior fellow at the US Milken Institute, has suggested a long-term accrual cost of the Afghan War at $1.5 trillion to $2.0 trillion. The US is crippled by huge debt, has about 10% unemployment and is facing prolonged recession.
US war priorities have killed huge numbers of Americans at home in addition to the 4,474 killed , so far, in Iraq and the 1,760 killed , so far, in Afghanistan. Thus, for example, the US is the richest country n the World but has an infant mortality that is similar to that of impoverished Cuba. This difference alone means that about 20,000 under-5 year old American infants die each year because of warped pro-war fiscal priorities of the US Government which is committed to spending trillions of dollars on killing Muslims rather than to saving American lives at home. Thus, for example, there were about 31,224 firearms-related deaths in the US in 2007; about 20,000 Americans die each year due to lack of medical insurance; over 30,000 Americans die from vehicle crashes each year; about 443,000 American deaths each year are attributable to the long-term effects of smoking (US CDC, 2010); and of 2.5 million annual deaths in the US (CDC) a substantial number are due to obesity, type 2 diabetes and other lifestyle-related problems. If we assume about 0.5 million Americans die annually from lifestyle-related causes in addition to those dying from smoking then about 1 million American die avoidably and potentially preventably each year.
According to the UNODC World Drug Report (2009) “the United States saw 38,400 deaths from illicit drug use in 2006”. This corresponds to 0.6 x 0.9 x 38,400 = 20,740 US opiate drug deaths yearly linked to the US-protected Afghan opiate industry and 201,000 US opiate drug deaths since October 2001 due to US restoration of the Taliban-destroyed Afghan opium industry. Global deaths from US Alliance restoration of the Taliban-destroyed Afghan opium industry now total about 1 million.
Mainstream media lying contributes to this horrendous carnage of Americans due to the pro-war fiscal perversions of the US Government. These shocking statistics are reported by responsible bodies like the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the US Center for Disease Control (CDC) but not by Mainstream media which is obsessed concerned with Zionist-promoted terror hysteria. While about 1 million Americans die preventably each year due to pro-war US fiscal perversion, the UK News Statesman recently reported that “According to state department figures, the number of US citizens killed worldwide in 2010 "as a result of incidents of terrorism" was 15 (down from 25 in 2009). In the same year, 29 Americans died after being struck by lightning."
4. 9-11 and 18 million global avoidable deaths each year from deprivation and deprivation-exacerbated disease
Assuming a conservative ideal baseline of 4 deaths per 1,000 of population annually for high birth rate Developing world countries, one can estimate from UN Population Division mortality data that about 18 million people die avoidably each year from deprivation and deprivation-exacerbated disease in the Developing World (minus China). This is happening on Spaceship Earth with the US in charge of the flight-deck. The US has about 4.5% of the World’s population but consumes about 25% of the World’s resources. The horrendous violence of the US throughout the world and its massive fiscal commitment to war has caused huge devastation coupled with minimal aid. Thus about 20% of US aid goes to Apartheid Israel to support its obscene, continuing Palestinian Genocide.
In the period 1950-2005 avoidable deaths from deprivation have totaled about 1.3 billion for the World, 1.2 billion for the Developing World and 0.6 billion for the Muslim World, these estimates being consonant with independent estimates of under-5 infant deaths in the same period totaling 0.88 billion for the World, 0.85 billion for the Developing World and 0.4 billion for the Muslim World. In the period 1950-2005, avoidable deaths from deprivation in countries occupied in the post-war era by key players in the current US War on Terror have been 727 million (UK), 142 million (France), 82 million (the US), 72 million (Netherlands), 24 million (Apartheid Israel), and 2 million (Australia) (see “Body Count. Global avoidable mortality since 1950”) .
Yet Mainstream media resolutely ignore the worsening global avoidable mortality holocaust. Indeed a search of the Australian ABC for the major term “avoidable mortality” yields only 4 items, of which 2 are thanks to me.
The three most deadly problems facing the world today are poverty, global warming and nuclear weapons proliferation. However US Alliance exploitation of the 9-11 atrocity has worsened the threat. About 3,000 people died in the 9-11 atrocity in which, according to numerous science, engineering military and intelligence experts, the US was complicit.
In the 10 years since, 9-11 war-related deaths in Iraq, Somalia and Afghanistan alone have totaled 9 million; global avoidable deaths from deprivation have totaled about 170 million; and continued global inaction on man-made climate change threatens destruction of most of humanity and the biosphere.
The US-complicit 9-11 atrocity, the subsequent US cover-up, the genocidal US War on Terror (9 million Muslims killed so far) and the US-led, Gadarene to rush fossil-fuel-based climate genocide and terracide have all been enabled by resolute Mainstream media lying in the Western Murdochracies and Lobbyocracies.
On this 10th anniversary of 9-11 what can decent people do? Decent people must inform everyone they can about the 9 million victims of the War on Terror, as well as the initial 3,000 9-11 victims, and the huge threat to the Planet from Mainstream media and politician lying that still enables war and suicidal fossil fuel burning.
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