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Started: 12/10/2013 Category: Politics
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pats128775

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Do You think that the U.S. prevents terrorism by invoving them selves in foreign conflicts
Mikefromaccounting

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No not at all. You can't fight terror with terror. Before the US was in Iraq the number of terror attacks was almost virtually non existent. It has gone up to 1,200 acts of terror in 2010 alone in just Iraq. Afghanistan since US intervention has gone up to 450 acts of terror.[1] Afghanistan also has an estimated 16,000-19,000 Civilian casualties since 2001.[2] The war on terror is not actually a war on terror, it's a war for oil. According to CNN.com," Before the 2003 invasion, Iraq's domestic oil industry was fully nationalized and closed to Western oil companies. A decade of war later, it is largely privatized and utterly dominated by foreign firms."[3] The total cost of war in Iraq and Afghanistan alone has cost the American people almost $1.5 Trillion dollars. This war on terror is a war on the American people as well and has drove us into debt. In World War 2 the US spent only $341 billion dollars. The world was at war and we didn't even spend as nearly as much in ww2 as we did today even though there was a lot more terror and casualties.[4]

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[1] http://www.washingtonsblog.com...
[2] http://costsofwar.org...
[3] http://www.cnn.com...
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