Berto Jongman: Costs of War — Domestic Jobs Alternatives…

01 Poverty, 02 Infectious Disease, 03 Environmental Degradation, 04 Inter-State Conflict, 05 Civil War, 06 Genocide, 07 Other Atrocities, 08 Proliferation, 09 Terrorism, 10 Transnational Crime
Berto Jongman

Summary

  • Over 370,000 people have died due to direct war violence, and at least 800,000 more indirectly
  • 200,000 civilians have been killed as a result of the fighting at the hands of all parties to the conflict
  • 10.1 million — the number of war refugees and displaced persons
  • The US federal price tag for the post-9/11 wars is about $5.6 trillion dollars
  • The US military is conducting counterterror activities in 76 countries
  • The wars have been accompanied by violations of human rights and civil liberties, in the US and abroad

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Eagle: 37% of Millennials Unemployed or Underemployed for Past Eight Years….

01 Poverty, 03 Economy, 11 Society
300 Million Talons...
300 Million Talons…

The infographic is worthy of close study.

Mapping Millennials: Over-Educated, Under-Employed, Debt-Ridden, & “Looking To Make A Difference” In The World

  • 48% of those with college degrees are in jobs not requiring a college degree.
  • 37% 18-29 year old have been underemployed or out of work during the recession

Robert Steele: Snap-Shot on Gold & Off-Ledger Accounts

01 Poverty, 02 China, 03 Economy, 04 Indonesia, 06 Russia, 07 Other Atrocities, 10 Transnational Crime, Commerce, Commercial Intelligence, Ethics, Federal Reserve, Government, Officers Call, Peace Intelligence
Robert David Steele
Robert David Steele

It never occurred to me that accidentally becoming the top Amazon reviewer for non-fiction, partially associated with my being the lead for Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) for 25 years across 66+ countries, would be vastly more important than everything I ever learned across multiple graduate degrees, as a former spy, and as co-founder of the Marine Corps Intelligence Activity (MCIA).

As I encounter disbelief about Neil Keenan and his role as the main juncture between the Dragon Society and the West as we move toward a global economic re-set, I have to remind myself that 80% of the public still thinks JFK was assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald; J. Edgar Hoover was a moral man; the Israelis attacked the USS Liberty by accident, and 9/11 was carried out by a bunch of “rag heads” armed with box cutters.

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Jean Lievens: World Economy in Deep Trouble

01 Poverty, 03 Economy, 10 Transnational Crime, Commerce, Commercial Intelligence, Corruption
Jean Lievens
Jean Lievens

Don’t listen to the ruling elite: the world economy is in real trouble

Andy Xie says those attending the G20, Davos and other wasteful meetings are wrong to try to pin the blame for the turmoil on people’s psychology; all signs point to a prolonged period of global stagnation and instability

Berto Jongman: Populist Uprising in Europe with Frame Breakdown of Humanitarian Assistance System

01 Poverty, 04 Inter-State Conflict, 05 Civil War, 07 Other Atrocities, 08 Wild Cards, 09 Justice, 10 Transnational Crime, 11 Society, Corruption, Government, Ineptitude
Berto Jongman
Berto Jongman

Europe migrant crisis: EU faces ‘populist uprising’

Europe faces a “populist uprising” if it is unable to show people it can control the migrant crisis, former MI6 head Sir Richard Dearlove has said.

Angelina Jolie Pitt: Refugee system breaking down

Ms Jolie Pitt said that more than 60 million people – one in 122 – were displaced globally – more than at any time in the past 70 years. “This tells us something deeply worrying about the peace and security of the world,” she said, adding: “The average time a person will be displaced is now nearly 20 years.”

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Mongoose: Is Israel Uniting Muslims Against Apartheid of Palestinians?

01 Poverty, 04 Inter-State Conflict, 05 Civil War, 06 Genocide, 07 Other Atrocities
Mongoose
Mongoose

Indonesia Leader Calls on Muslim World to Unite on Palestine

Indonesia’s president on Monday urged a summit of Muslim nations to be part of the solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict rather than part of the problem. President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, who heads the most populous Muslim nation, said the entire world is concerned by the deterioration of the situation in Palestine and criticized what he called Israel’s “unilateral and illegal policies.” Officials from 57 countries are meeting in the Indonesian capital, Jakarta, for a special summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation that is focused on Palestine and Jerusalem.

Worth a Look: Empire, Racism, and Genocide – A History of U.S. Foreign Policy

01 Poverty, 02 Infectious Disease, 03 Environmental Degradation, 04 Inter-State Conflict, 05 Civil War, 06 Genocide, 07 Other Atrocities, 08 Proliferation, 09 Terrorism, 10 Transnational Crime, IO Deeds of War, Peace Intelligence
Amazon Page
Amazon Page

In its entire history, there has been very little time when the United States has been at peace. As it wages its many wars and ‘interventions’, the stated goal is always something few people could argue with: fostering democracy when a struggling people are resisting tyranny, removing threats to U.S. security, or punishing a cruel dictator for unspeakable misdeeds.

Yet on closer scrutiny, these reasons are seldom valid. They simply hide the true purposes of U.S. military involvement, which are power and wealth. Starting with the barbarous destruction of Native American culture in order to gain farmlands, right through to the Iraqi invasion for oil, money and power have always motivated U.S. foreign policy decisions. Dictators with appalling records of human rights violations are upheld by the U.S.  if they agree to whatever economic or strategic demands the U.S. makes. Conversely, democratically elected leaders are overthrown if they don’t.

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Yoda: Poverty in America – Severe

01 Poverty

yoda with light saber21 Facts About The Explosive Growth Of Poverty In America That Will Blow Your Mind

What you are about to see is more evidence that the growth of poverty in the United States is wildly out of control.  It turns out that there is a tremendous amount of suffering in “the wealthiest nation on the planet”, and it is getting worse with each passing year.  The following are 21 facts about the explosive growth of poverty in America that will blow your mind… Read and weep.

William Blum: USA – Exporting War & Repression

01 Poverty, 02 Infectious Disease, 03 Environmental Degradation, 04 Inter-State Conflict, 05 Civil War, 06 Genocide, 07 Other Atrocities, 08 Proliferation, 09 Terrorism, 10 Transnational Crime, Corruption, Government, Military, Officers Call
William Blum
William Blum

Since the end of World War 2, the United States has:

  • Attempted to overthrow more than 50 foreign governments, most of which were democratically-elected.
  • Dropped bombs on the people of more than 30 countries.
  • Attempted to assassinate more than 50 foreign leaders.
  • Attempted to suppress a populist or nationalist movement in 20 countries.
  • Grossly interfered in democratic elections in at least 30 countries.
  • Plus … although not easily quantified … more involved in the practice of torture than any other country in the world … for over a century … not just performing the actual torture, but teaching it, providing the manuals, and furnishing the equipment.

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