The huge financial cost of Israel to Americans has now reached trillions in today’s dollars. However the human cost involves the preventable deaths of millions of Americans – passive mass murder of Americans in an American Holocaust inflicted by the fiscal perversion of American Neoconcervative and Zionists committing $8-10 trillion to ethnic cleansing and active and passive mass murder of Muslims abroad in support of Apartheid Israel instead of keeping Americans alive at home.
1. $3 trillion cost of Israel to America, 1948-2003.
In 2003 Dr. Thomas R. Stauffer (1935-2005; a respected energy analyst, author, educator, consultant, and graduate of 144-Nobel-Laureate Harvard University's Center for Middle Eastern Studies (CMES)), estimated that the 1948-2003 cost of Israel to the US was over $3 trillion in 2002 dollars: “Conflicts in the Middle East have been very costly to the U.S., as well as to the rest of the world. An estimate of the total cost to the U.S. alone of instability and conflict in the region—which emanates from the core, Israeli-Palestinian conflict—amounts to close to $3 trillion, measured in 2002 dollars. This is an amount almost four times greater than the cost of the Vietnam war, also reckoned in 2002 dollars… Total identifiable costs come to almost $3 trillion. About 60 percent, well over half, of those costs—about $1.7 trillion—arose from the U.S. defense of Israel, where most of that amount has been incurred since 1973.” .
2. $4-6 trillion cost to America of the Zionist-promoted Iraq and Afghan Wars.
The Zionist-promoted illegal invasions of Iraq, the Iraq, and the Afghan War have been associated with a huge ongoing cost commitment of $4-6 trillion. Thus Professor Joseph Stiglitz (professor of economics at 98-Nobel-Laureate Columbia University, chairman of President Bill Clinton's Council of Economic Advisers and winner of the Nobel Prize in economics in 2001) and Dr. Linda J. Bilmes (Daniel Patrick Moynihan senior lecturer in public policy at 144-Nobel-Laureate Harvard University) estimated a long-term cost of the Iraq war at $3 trillion in their 2008 book “The Three Trillion Dollar War: The True Cost of the Iraq Conflict” .
However in 2010 Professors Stiglitz and Bilmes revised this estimate upwards: “Writing in these pages in early 2008, we put the total cost to the United States of the Iraq war at $3 trillion. This price tag dwarfed previous estimates, including the Bush administration's 2003 projections of a $50 billion to $60 billion war. But today, as the United States ends combat in Iraq, it appears that our $3 trillion estimate (which accounted for both government expenses and the war's broader impact on the U.S. economy) was, if anything, too low... There is no question that the Iraq war added substantially to the federal debt. This was the first time in American history that the government cut taxes as it went to war. The result: a war completely funded by borrowing. U.S. debt soared from $6.4 trillion in March 2003 to $10 trillion in 2008 (before the financial crisis); at least a quarter of that increase is directly attributable to the war. And that doesn't include future health care and disability payments for veterans, which will add another half-trillion dollar to the debt.” .
Professor Michael Intriligator (a senior fellow at the US Milken Institute and professor emeritus of economics, political science and public policy at the 13-Nobel-Laureate University of California at Los Angeles, UCLA) has indicated a long-term cost of $1.5 to 2.0 trillion for the war in Afghanistan .
Dr. Linda Bilmes (2013): “The Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts, taken together, will be the most expensive wars in US history – totaling somewhere between $4 to $6 trillion. This includes long-term medical care and disability compensation for service members, veterans and families, military replenishment and social and economic costs. The largest portion of that bill is yet to be paid. Since 2001, the US has expanded the quality, quantity, availability and eligibility of benefits for military personnel and veterans. This has led to unprecedented growth in the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense budgets. These benefits will increase further over the next 40 years. Additional funds are committed to replacing large quantities of basic equipment used in the wars and to support ongoing diplomatic presence and military assistance in the Iraq and Afghanistan region. The large sums borrowed to finance operations in Iraq and Afghanistan will also impose substantial long-term debt servicing costs. As a consequence of these wartime spending choices, the United States will face constraints in funding investments in personnel and diplomacy, research and development and new military initiatives. The legacy of decisions taken during the Iraq and Afghanistan wars will dominate future federal budgets for decades to come.” .
Pamela Olsen (a President's Scholar at 54-Nobel-Laureate Stanford University 1998-2002 with a major in Physics, a minor in Political Science, lived and worked in the Palestinian West Bank, worked as a researcher in Moscow, Siberia, and China , research analyst at the Institute for Defense Analysis, and the author of “Fast Times in Palestine” ) has recently commented critically on the huge cost of Israel to the US (2013): “Israel's cost to American taxpayers has remained high since Stauffer's 2003 study. The US currently gives Israel an average of $3 billion a year in military aid, under an agreement signed by the Bush administration to transfer $30 billion to Israel over ten years, starting in 2009… And if, as many experts believe, the US would not have invaded Iraq without intense and sustained pressure from Washington insiders who advocate actively on behalf of Israel, this adds yet another dimension of staggering cost to the equation… The Israel lobby and partisans are currently gunning for a war with Iran with the same zeal they showed in the run-up to the 2003 invasion of Iraq. By all estimates, the costs of a war with Iran will be much higher than the Iraq war. In addition to the loss of life, analysts predict, for example, that if Iran's oil production were taken out of the world market, gas prices would raise 25-70 percent… So now we are back to the question of why America continues to pour money into a state that commits daily human rights violations, defies US strategic interests, provokes rage and resentment among billions of people, competes with and crowds out US interests using technology subsidized by US taxpayers, and sells America's military secrets to its enemies. The answer is simple and summed up well by professors Stephen Walt and John Mearsheimer in their ground-breaking article in the London Review of Books , "The Israel Lobby" and their book “The Israel Lobby and US Foreign Policy”… AIPAC, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, is consistently ranked in the top two most powerful lobbies in Washington. And it is only one arm of the much larger, multi-faceted, and well-financed Israel lobby” .
3. $0.7 trillion VSL-based costing of 88,000 US veteran suicides since September 11, 2001 in the era of the Zionist-promoted War on Terror.
There is growing concern over the high rate of US veteran suicides that constitute about 20% of the 30,000 annual suicides in the US . Over the last dozen years, there have been roughly 20 US veteran suicides every day .i.e. 365.25 x 20 = 7,305 per year and about 88,000 since the start of the Zionist-promoted War on Terror in September 2001 . This horrendous death toll of 88,000 dead US veterans linked to traitorous and racist Zionist-promoted wars for the benefit of Apartheid Israel is about 3,000 times greater than the 34 US servicemen deliberately murdered by Apartheid Israel in its1967 attack on the USS Liberty [7, 10].
It is impossible to value a life but one crude approach is through the Value of a Statistical Life (VSL) which can be defined as the value placed on changes to the likelihood of death . The US Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has recently estimated the Value of a Statistical Life (VSL) at $8 million, this indicating the average social investment in hospitals, security, workplace safety etc. to keep a person safe. The VSL can be seen, for example, as an accounting estimates of the cost of life-saving government regulations i.e. a risk-avoidance-based cost of preserving a human life in a given group . On this measure the assumed war-related suicide of 88,000 US veterans obviates a social expenditure of $8 million per person x 0.088 million persons = $0.7 trillion.
4. A $125 trillion cost associated with 15.6 million preventable American deaths since September 2001, of which about $30 trillion can be attributed to US fiscal perversion supporting Apartheid Israel.
About 1.3 million Americans die preventably each year, the breakdown being as follows: 15,000 Americans are violently murdered annually; 21,000 avoidable under-5 year old US infant deaths annually; 21,000 US opiate drug-related deaths annually from US restoration and protection of the Taliban-destroyed Afghan opium industry; 30,000 Americans suicide annually, with 1 in 5 being US veterans; 31,000 gun-related US deaths annually; 33,000Americans killed by motor vehicles each year; 45,000 US deaths annually from lack of medical insurance; 70,000 Americans die annually from air pollution (e.g. from coal burning, vehicle exhaust, carbon burning in general); 75,000 American alcohol-related deaths annually; 225,000 deaths per year in the US from iatrogenic (medical personnel-related) causes; 300,000 Americans die from obesity-related causes; and 443,000 Americans die from smoking-related causes (roughly 1 in 5 of all deaths and 49,000 or about 10% from passive smoking) [13, 14]. Some qualifications can be offered e.g. it should be noted that some of these areas overlap e.g. homicides and suicides overlap with gun-related deaths, and smoking-related deaths would take a long time to stop after nationally legislated cessation of smoking.
This huge carnage of 15.6 million preventable American deaths since September 2001 must be seen in the context of a fiscal perversion outlined in section #1-3 above in which $8-10 trillion in roughly today’s dollars has been committed in this period by the Neocon American and Zionist Imperialist One Percenter American Establishment to the strategic interests of nuclear terrorist, democracy-by-genocide Apartheid Israel. The World Health Organization (WHO) informs us that in 2011 the total US health expenditure was 17.9% of the GDP  and the US GDP in 2011 was $14.4 trillion  i.e. the 2011 annual total health expenditure of the US was 0.179 x $14.4 trillion = $2.6 trillion. Thus the upper estimate of a $10 trillion cost of Apartheid Israel to America is equivalent to about 4 years of the post- September 2001 total health expenditure of America. Alternatively, this $10 trillion fiscal perversion could have otherwise been used to increase the total American health expenditure since September 2001 from about $30 trillion to $40 trillion.
The estimate of 1.3 million preventable American deaths per year means 12 x 1.3 million = 15.6 million preventable deaths since September 2001. Applying a VSL of $8 million person yields a notional cost of 15.6 million x $8 million = $125 trillion. If we accept the estimate that 25% of these preventable deaths can be attributed to 25% less US health funding (i.e. the total American health expenditure being $30 trillion since September 2001 rather than $40 trillion due to the pro-Zionist, pro-Apartheid Israel fiscal perversion) then we can add a further $125/4 or about $30 trillion to the cost of Apartheid Israel to America.
Zionist-subverted American Government support for Apartheid Israel in circa 2008 dollars totals about $40 trillion, the breakdown being (1) $3 trillion (1948-2003), (2) $4-6 trillion (Zionist-promoted Iraq and Afghan Wars), (3) $0.7 trillion (the VSL-based cost of 88,000 US veteran suicides since September 2001) and (4) about $30 trillion (one quarter of the VSL-based cost of 15.6 million preventable American deaths since September 2001).
Like the other Western democracies, the United States is a Murdochcracy, Lobbyocracy and Corporatocracy in which Big Money buys people, politicians, policies, parties, public perception of reality, votes and political power. Lying Mainstream media simply won’t report the 2 million Palestinian deaths since 1936 in the Palestinian Genocide from violence (0.1 million) and violently-imposed derivation (1.9 million) , the 12 million Muslims who have been killed through violence (3.5 million ) or war-imposed deprivation (8.9 million) in the post-1990, Zionist-promoted US War on Muslims  , or the 10 million Muslims who have died from violence (3 million) or from war-imposed deprivation (7 million) since the US Government (with likely Zionist and Israeli involvement) almost certainly committed the 9-11 atrocity against the American people (see “Experts: US did 9-11”, ) - indeed the larger the crime, the more assiduous the Mainstream media censorship and Mainstream media lying [20-27].
The US has invaded 70 countries since 1776  and is now evidently getting ready to war criminally invade and devastate Syria after several years of supplying one side of the civil war. However US hegemony over the world has come at a huge price. Thus each year about 18 million people die avoidably from deprivation on Spaceship Earth with the US in charge of the flight deck. Indeed it is estimated that 1.3 billion people have died from deprivation since 1950, this including 1.2 billion non-Europeans and 0.6 billion Muslims, the latter Muslim Holocaust being 100 times greater in death toll than in the WW2 Jewish Holocaust (5-6 million killed, 1 in 6 dying from deprivation) or the “forgotten” WW2 Bengal Holocaust in which the British with Australian complicity deliberately starved 6-7 million Indians to death for strategic reasons [29-31].
The horrendous human cost to America of support for Apartheid Israel by the Neocon American and Zionist Imperialist One Percenters can be quantified in terms of a $40 trillion committed financial cost in circa 2008 dollars since 1948 and some 4 million preventable American deaths in this century alone – a Zionist-imposed American Holocaust that goes unreported because of Neocon American and Zionist Imperialist-perverted Mainstream media, politicians and academics. 99% of Congress are pro-Zionists and 20% are Jewish Zionists (although the Jewish population of America is only about 2% of the total). In contrast, about 80% of African American males in Chicago (a city with a Jewish Zionist mayor, the son of an Irgun Zionist terrorist involved in the ethnic cleansing of Palestine)  and 27.4 % of African Americans live and die in poverty .
What can decent people do? Decent people are obliged to speak out against all human rights abuse and the horrendous, genocidal crimes of Apartheid Israel and its US Alliance supporters in particular. Decent, patriotic Americans, and indeed all decent people who care for ordinary Americans and their fellow human beings in general, should inform everyone they can about the Zionist-imposed American Holocaust and Zionist perversion of an America in which 1.3 million Americans die preventably each year linked to the Neocon American and Zionist Imperialist One Percenter fiscal perversion of committing trillions of dollars to killing Muslims abroad rather than saving American lives at home. Americans must wake up to the deadly perversion of their society by the traitorous and genocidal racist Zionists and their neocon supporters. The Zionists and their neoconservative supporters should be exposed and sidelined from public life as have been like racists such as the Nazis, neo-Nazis, and KKK.
- Dr. John Gault, “Dr. Thomas R. Stauffer, 1935-2005: some personal reflections”, Harvard University Center for Middle Eastern Studies, 16 February 2006.
- Thomas R. Stauffer, “The costs to the American taxpayers id the Israeli-Palestinian conflict: $3 trillion”, Washington Report on Middle East Affairs, June 2003, pages 20-23.
- Joseph Stiglitz and Linda Bilmes, “The Three Trillion Dollar War: The True Cost of the Iraq Conflict” (W.W. Norton, 2008).
- Joseph Stiglitz and Linda Bilmes, “The true cost of the Iraq war: $3 trillion and beyond”, Washington Post, 5 September 2010.
- Eli Clifton, “Bill for Afghan War could run into trillions”, Information Clearing House, 18 May 2010.
- Linda Bilmes, “The Financial Legacy of Iraq and Afghanistan: How Wartime Spending Decisions Will Constrain Future National Security Budgets”, Harvard John F. Kennedy School of Government Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP13-006, March 2013.
- Pamela Olsen, “The staggering cost of Israel to Americans”, Information Clearing House, 2 April 2013.
- Rob Hotakainen, “Concern grows over “epidemic” veteran suicide rate”, The Tribune, 26 May 2011.
- Dr. Janet Kemp and Dr. Robert Bossarte, “Suicide data report, 2012”, Department of Veterans Affairs, Mental Health Services, Suicide Prevention Program, especially Figure 3 .
- “USS Liberty incident”, Wikipedia.
- “Value of Life”, Wikipedia”.
- Gabriel Nelson, “EPA plans to visit a touchy topic – the value of saved lives”, New York Times, 18 January 2011.
- Gideon Polya, “One Million Americans Die Preventably Annually In USA”, Countercurrents, 18 February 2012.
- Barbara Starfield, “Medical errors – a leading cause of death”, Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), vol. 284, no. 4, 26 July 2000 .
- “World Health Organization”, USA data.
- “US GDP”.
- “Palestinian Genocide”.
- “Muslim Holocaust Muslim Genocide”.
- “Experts: US did 9-11”.
- “Boycott Murdoch media”.
- “Censorship by The Conversation”.
- “Mainstream media censorship”.
- “Mainstream media lying”.
- “Censorship by The Age”.
- “Censorship by ABC Late Night Live”.
- “Censorship by ABC Saturday Extra".
- “Censorship by the BBC”.
- Gideon Polya, “US has invaded 70 nations. Make 4 July Independence from America Day”, MWC News, 5 July 2013.
- Gideon Polya, “Body Count. Global avoidable mortality since 1950”, now available for free perusal on the web.
- Gideon Polya, “Jane Austen and the Black Hole of British History”, now available for free perusal on the web.
- Gideon Polya, “Bengal Famine. How Australia & UK killed 6-7 million Indians in WW2”, MWC News, 27 September 2011.
- Michelle Alexander, “The New Jim Crow. Mass incarceration in an age of color blindness”.
- Trymaine Lee, “Number of Americans living in poverty hits 52-year high, 27.4 percent of Blacks under the poverty line”, Huffington Post, Black Voices.
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