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As Cost of ‘War on Terror’ Hits $6 Trillion, NY Grand Jury Looks Anew at 9/11

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With fewer than half the US population believing the official World Trade Center narrative, a New York Grand Jury is being called to investigate unprosecuted 9/11 crimes.

Since September 11, 2001, the price for America’s war on terror has hit $6 trillion, and more than 480,000 people have been killed, according to a 2017 study released by the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs at Brown University.

The casualties include 7,000 US troops, more than 100,000 military and police from other countries, and more than 244,000 civilians. The collateral cost of the “war on terror” is a tenfold increase in airport security, government spying on civilians, and war costs in Iraq and Afghanistan. War appropriations are funded by deficit spending and borrowing (not new taxes or war bonds) which add to interest costs totaling trillions.

The US is conducting counterterror operations in 76 countries while US troops are fighting and dying from Afghanistan to Niger, nearly two decades after the Twin Towers attack.

It is not clear what a victory in the War on Terror would be, but a deeper investigation into the official 9/11 story may help define it.

Sources:

Claudia Grisales, “The Cost of Post 9/11 Wars Hit $5.9 Trillion, 480,000 Lives Lost, Study Says,” Stripes, November 14, 2018, https://www.stripes.com/news/us/the-cost-of-post-9-11-wars-hit-5-9-trillion-480-000-lives-lost-study-says-1.556646.

Ilana Novick, “The VA Is Stiffing Countless Vets on Their Benefits,” Truthdig, November 12, 2018, www.truthdig.com/articles/the-va-is-stiffing-countless-vets-on-their-benefits.

John Haltiwanger, “America’s ‘War on Terror’ Has Cost the US Nearly $6 Trillion and Killed Roughly Half a Million People, and There’s No End in Sight,” Business Insider, November 14, 2018, www.businessinsider.com/the-war-on-terror-has-cost-the-us-nearly-6-trillion-2018-11

Lawyers’ Committee for 9/11 Inquiry, “Sept. 11th Legal Breakthrough: U.S. Attorney for The Southern District Of New York Agrees to Comply with Federal Law Requiring That He Submit Evidence of Still-Unprosecuted Federal Crimes at Ground Zero On 9/11 to A Special Criminal Grand Jury.” PR Newswire, November 28, 2018, https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/sept-11th-legal-breakthrough-us-attorney-for-the-southern-district-of-new-york-agrees-to-comply-with-federal-law-requiring-that-he-submit-evidence-of-still-unprosecuted-federal-crimes-at-ground-zero-on-911-to-a-special-crimin-300756486.html.

Paul Craig Roberts, “A Majority of Americans Do Not Believe the Official 9/11 Story,” 911Truth, January 11, 2019, http://911truth.org/americans-do-not-believe-official-911-story/.

Student Researcher: Tyler Meinhofer and Amber Yang (San Francisco State University)

Faculty Evaluator: Kenn Burrows (San Francisco State University)

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