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The last time the United States government issued a global threat of imminent violence is when Iraq invaded Kuwait in 1990-91. That year alone, there were 7,500 deaths attributed to terrorism around the world. The United States government does not want to hear this story again: in fact, it has made it almost impossible for its citizens to imagine what would happen if the world’s two biggest military powers suddenly started fighting one another.
For the last two years, there have been several threats of world violence: a deadly attack on the U.S. embassy in Kenya last year, a failed attempt to blow up the Eiffel Tower (there’s one still burning in Paris), and a devastating earthquake in South Africa. But despite these risks, Americans remain unwilling to contemplate the prospect of an attack on the U.S. homeland. Rather than face the reality that our military might not be available to respond to an attack on our homeland, citizens are being lulled into a false sense of security by the «precautions» that follow terror attacks.
There is also a persistent reluctance on the part of Americans to realize that they are paying the price for military adventures. During his 2008 presidential campaign, then-Sen. Barack Obama promised to spend $1.5 trillion and rebuild America’s military. The military budget is on pace to rise to $2.7 trillion by 2014. Since the end of the war in Iraq in 2003, the U.S. has poured $10 trillion into the military machine. I포항출장안마t is now the world’s largest arms exporter, buying nearly 90% of the world’s weapons, including more than a dozen nuclear bombs. We have an estimated one trillion dollars invested in the military–more than our whole national budget.
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A new American war on terror is not «just a military issue» for those with a stake in war
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