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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by leov, Nov 14, 2019.

  1. leov

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    Sputniknews? I doubt that number is accurate. Currently its about 12% of gross domestic product (yearly income tax), and that is about 1 trillion. That is 1 trillion while we are involved in several conflicts. I hope this decreases. Sputniknews is exaggerating. Deaths? No, its not 800,000 but about 1% of that number. The US Defense Analysis Casualty System reports casualties including US, hostiles and other casualties to be about seven thousand. That includes the period where US soldiers remained in Iraq. I don't know if you have access to the US DACS system where you live, but sputniknews appears to be pulling news out of their butt.

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  3. Lyndon

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    what total BS, 7000 dead from the whole conflict, what obvious fake news!!
     
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    They referred to Budgetary Costs of Post-9/11 Wars Through FY2020: $6.4 Trillion | Figures | Costs of War
     
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    Nah man nah.
    Here is a more reasonable source.
    America has spent $5.9 trillion on wars in the Middle East and Asia since 2001, a new study says

    We don’t send navy, airforce, and tens of thousands of ground troops to kill 7000 enemy. :rolleyes: And enemy armies with hundreds of thousands of troops don’t surrender after only 7000 get killed. And this doesn’t begin to address civilian deaths due to the bombings, drones, missiles, etc....
     
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    Maybe, maybe not. The MSNBC doesn't give its source for its accounting, while I'm reporting what the military directly reports. It reports about 7,000 casualties; and it reports about 60,000 wounded. I could accept this, because the US and its allies focus on strategic strikes which go after leaders and seek surrender rather than complete destruction. This has been considered good military strategy since WWII. Good war strategy takes into account the psychology of people on the field, and if you give people a chance to surrender in the face of overwhelming military strength they often will do so rather than fight to the death. Its just how brains work. So you focus on supply lines, infrastructure and communications; and you go after the leadership. I can accept a number 7000, mainly because of that and because of our space tech and intelligence networks.
     
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    sputnic is fine
     
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    Nope they are not. I don't trust them and no one else should either.

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    Yeah, your zero’s are right.

    Doubt the article is, though.
     
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    In Putin's Russia where no outlet dares to publish anything he does not want published? Not me. Not in the slightest.
     
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    Not sure I trust the military reporting either.

    "My hands are tied.
    The billions shift from side to side.
    And the wars go on with brainwashed pride
    For the love of God and our human rights."

    -"Civil War," by Guns N' Roses
     
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    Not counting money spent by EU supporting thousands of war refugees.
     
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    $23 trillion national debt may be confirming war money.
     
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