According to an analysis of Defense Department data from the Council on Foreign Relations, a non-partisan think tank, the majority of the bombs were dropped in Iraq and Syria. The United States leads an international coalition fighting the Islamic State group in both countries and has conducted air operations to try to reduce the area controlled by the terrorist organization. The same amount of bombs was dropped in Syria (12,192) and Iraq (12,095) last year. That’s an average of just under 72 bombs a day for the year.
What makes this achievement even more remarkable is that most of these munitions would have been dropped on DAESH, a terrorist organization that even US congressional members claim to be secretly funded by the United States. At present, the United States is not legally at war with a nation, so all bombs fell on nations and people who are not engaged in open conflict against the United States.
It’s amazing … the United States is not technically at war with a country right now, but they dropped more than 26,000 bombs in 2016 under an “anti-war” president. We have a whole generation of Americans who have only lived under a system of “perpetual war”. It is high time to redefine these problems. -Ben Swann
Finally, what makes this achievement even more remarkable is the cognitive dissonance associated with the fact that the United States retains the illusion of being a peaceful nation and that all these bombs dropped over the past eight years have been done so during administration of a Nobel Peace Prize. .
I should welcome almost any war because I think this country needs it. – President Theodore Roosevelt
Theodore Roosevelt’s statement is even more startling now, when one considers the attitude of defense contractors, who view the possibility of the Third World War as a potentially formidable business opportunity.
The American public and the world have long been warned of the danger of letting the industrial-military complex become an integral part of our economic survival. The United States is the self-proclaimed angel of democracy in the world, but as George Orwell warned, war is the state’s health, and in the language of the newspaper, democracy is the term we use to hide the reality of nature. of our state of war.