Recalling the Hundreds of Thousands of Civilian Victims of Americas Endless 'War on Terror'
Date Written: 17/09/2019
Year Published: 2019
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX23801
According to very conservative estimates, as reported by the "Costs of War" project of Brown Universitys Watson Institute on International and Public Affairs, nearly 250,000 civilians have been killed during the 8 years since September 2001 in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan in wars or attacks that were instigated by the United States.
According to some accounts, civilian deaths caused by Americas permanent war in the Middle East since 2001 could exceed one million. And remember, none of those deaths, occurring in places ruled by dictators, authoritarian governments or armed groups in the case of Pakistans border region with Afghanistan, had any involvement in attacks on the US. Their deaths, whether caused directly or indirectly by the US military, can in no way be construed as retribution for the attacks of 9-11.