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News :: War and Militarism
Afghanistan: Longest War in US History .. and a Litany of Its Heinous Effects
16 Jun 2010
the deaths of millions, the blinding, burning,
impotence, dismemberment of untold numbers,
the deaths of animals, destruction of the
environment, 50 million in US on food stamps,
26 million unemployed, 10 million on unemployment
benefits, library, postal service, hospital
services cut, mass transit gutted
Afghanistan: A Litany Of The Side Effects Of This Diastrous Illegal War
by Antiwar9
Wednesday Jun 16th, 2010 5:03 PM
deaths of untold numbers, burnings, blindings, maiming,
environmental destruction, deaths of animals, bankruptcy,
postal service cutbacks, library cutbacks, 50 million on food stamps etc
The War in Afghanistan, the Longest War in American History
… an illegal war begun by an unelected president in response to a black
op, the bombing of the World Trade Center. The Afghan war is longer than the

Revolutionary War
War of 1812
Mexican War
Civil War
Spanish American War
World War I
World War II
Korean War
War in Vietnam
Bush I Invasion of Iraq (absurdly called Desert Storm)
Bush II Invasion of iraq (absurdly called Enduring Freedom)
War in Afghanistan

This list does not include more than 2 centuries of war against
Native Americans, more than 2 centuries of slavery of African Americans, the invasions of Grenada, Lebanon, etc., the many coups of the CIA

What Are The Effects Of The Trillions Of Dollars Spent by Bush, Bush and Obama In Killing and Maiming Millions of Iraqis, Afghanis, Pakistanis, as well as American soldiers, animals, birds, plants?

1. the deaths of millions
2. injuries of burns, blinding, impotence, dismemberment, suicide to untold
3. the diversion of trillions of dollars to killing
a. US postal services cut
b. US library services cut
c. US hospitals denying care
d. 50 million Americans on food stamps
e. 26 million Americans unemployed
f. 10 million Americans on unemployment benefits
g. millions of foreclosures and evictions by Wall St. banks
h. the gutting of mass transit
i. thousands of bridges in dangerous shape
j. the bankrupting of the US
k. the underwriting of illegal wars by the Chinese, in effect the selling
of America’s real security interests by war profiteers
l. the corruption of the people by a media which silences them
m. the conducting of American foreign and domestic policy by Zionist
senators tied to the agenda of Benjamin Netanyahu… essentially that
American soldiers die fighting Muslims
n. a lack of money for investment in wind, solar, methane, and many
other forms of less violent energy than oil
o. the destruction of the environment of Iraq.. with the highest concentration of depleted uranium in the world
p. destruction of the socialist economics of Iraq… as farmers were forbidden to save their own seeds and required to buy those of Monsanto and other “American approved” seeds…. An end to free medical care
q. a culture of lies regarding 911
r. Oligarchy strengthened..

(Today NPR's The World chose to focus on 1 death in Iran rather than millions of
deaths caused by unelected US presidents)

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