Study: US Wars Cost $4 Trillion, Killed 258,000

137,000 Civilians ‘Directly’ Killed in Iraq, Afghanistan
A new study from Brown University’s Watson Institute has set an estimated that the post 9/11 costs of the assorted wars of the Bush and Obama Administrations has been in the realm of $4 trillion and has directly killed 258,000 people.

If this death toll seems a tad low, its because it is. The study readily admits that it is only calculating “direct” kills, and not the indirect deaths from shoddy healthcare, lack of access to food and water, etc in the various occupied nations.

The toll includes 137,000 civilians directly killed in Afghanistan and Iraq and notes that there are no reliable figures for the number of civilians killed in Pakistan, but says 35,000 more there is a conservative estimate.

The cost of the wars includes direct appropriations as well as the increased liability for long term care for wounded soldiers, etc. It does not include the CIA’s drone wars, because the cost of those is not known.

  1. #1 by rocky caldera on 06/30/2011 - 9:34

    How can those fukkas in the western countries sleep at nyte.

  2. #2 by B.A.Frémaux-Soormally on 06/30/2011 - 9:34

    Killed 258,000

    Western Jewish and Zionist civilisation in action!

  3. #3 by funky d on 07/01/2011 - 9:34

    seems that this brown institute is deliberately trying to confuse people about the true scale of mass murder committed by the americans/british as part of the jewish holocaust tour of the arab/islamic world. various studies and the body bags have shown over a million murdered in iraq alone. the figure of 258,000 is probably the number murdered by the jews in afghanistan. if they included the numbers murdered as a result of uranium poisoning it would be in the multiples of millions.

  4. #4 by Ingrid B. on 07/01/2011 - 9:34

    @rocky caldera : they probably sleep like babies, because they are doped to the eyeballs..

  5. #5 by Llyn Kidner-Williams on 07/01/2011 - 9:34


  6. #6 by Llyn Kidner-Williams on 07/01/2011 - 9:34

    give john bolten and ileana who loves him so much a gun each and a flack jacket and drop them both somewhere near the Afghan Border and point them in the general direction of Perspolis and tell them to go find a Nuclear Weapons Plant and start the fight themselves.

  7. #7 by on 07/01/2011 - 9:34

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  8. #8 by Wally D. on 07/03/2011 - 9:34

    Islam must be destroyed because it is the only faith, on earth, which mandates a response to Israeli war crimes, rather than turning the other cheek and popping open a cold one.

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