My reply to @FelixDrost

@Arabella raises not just an interesting point, by focusing upon the failure of America’s political/technocratic class to take the necessary action to save 200,000 lives. Not in any way a small matter? What can this New York Times news story offer in terms of an even more catastrophic failure of America’s ‘experts’

Headline: At Least 37 Million People Have Been Displaced by America’s War on Terror

Sub-headline: A new report calculates the number of people who fled because of wars fought by the United States since Sept. 11, 2001.

At least 37 million people have been displaced as a direct result of the wars fought by the United States since Sept. 11, 2001, according to a from Brown University’s Costs of War project. That figure exceeds those displaced by conflict since 1900, the authors say, with the exception of World War II.

The findings were published on Tuesday, weeks before the United States enters its 20th year of fighting the war on terror, which began with the invasion of Afghanistan on Oct. 7, 2001; yet, the report says it is the first time the number of people displaced by U.S. military involvement during this period has been calculated. The findings come at a time when the United States and other Western countries have become increasingly opposed to welcoming refugees, as anti-migrant fears bolster favor for closed-border policies.

The report accounts for the number of people, mostly civilians, displaced in and from Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia, the Philippines, Libya and Syria, where fighting has been the most significant, and says the figure is a conservative estimate — the real number may range from 48 million to 59 million. The calculation does not include the millions of other people who have been displaced in countries with smaller U.S. counterterrorism operations, according to the report, including those in Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Mali and Niger.


https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/08/magazine/displaced-war-on-terror.html


The Refugee Crisis in Europe is a direct result of America’s War on Terror! If the ‘experts’  who produced this crisis, are the same ‘experts’ who now screech about the dangers of  ‘the rise of extraterritoriality’ -it is the voice of the hucksters, that offered the TPP & TTIP as the natural successor to the collapsed Neo-Liberal Swindle! 

StephenKMackSD

Thank you @Arabella !!!!

https://www.ft.com/content/33e23a5b-3e33-4b2e-a8ee-e7b341ef3a30?commentID=fcb1760f-a459-479f-bcfe-883e7c417cb5

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Rootless cosmopolitan,down at heels intellectual;would be writer. 'Polemic is a discourse of conflict, whose effect depends on a delicate balance between the requirements of truth and the enticements of anger, the duty to argue and the zest to inflame. Its rhetoric allows, even enforces, a certain figurative licence. Like epitaphs in Johnson’s adage, it is not under oath.' https://www.lrb.co.uk/v15/n20/perry-anderson/diary
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