Of course, Peter Scholl-Latour’s book, "Allah is with the Steadfast (Allah is with the Steadfast)" was a standard repertoire for any student of journalism. I read the book for the first time when it was published in 1983 and I felt Scholl-Latour's "Crescent Theory" - Islam had established itself from the Philippines to Morocco a bit “risky”.
At that time I thought he had deliberately exaggerated this thesis because at the time so much was being ranted about the Ayatollahs in Iran. The Saudis were still considered as nice little nomads playing in the sandpit. They were described by our MainstreamMedia of the pre-internet area as dear, super-rich camel riders, as new-rich, uneducated nomads, the orientalist romance story. The rabid Wahhabi regime was completely hidden from the reality.
A very naive assumption, such as the later disclosed involvement in the financing of the Taliban and the fact that 19 Saudis were the assassins of the 9/11 attack. And even today, such people as Benjamin Netanyahu in the same chorus with Mohammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud are blaming Iran for everything ... This lie is untenable, whether Netanyahu sees ducks waddling in his sleep or illegally bombing so many Syrian airfields. Its a plain lie!
This lie is so costly that it seems it is ruining the Western democracies as much as it was Zbigniew Brzezinski's plan to ruin the Soviet Union until its final implosion. And, that this plan was a revenge for Soviet interference in the Vietnam War is certain. This very much suggests that we initiate war because of a war. A vicious circle now based on the biggest lie of the century: George Bush's weapons-of-mass-destruction-lie and its result the war on Iraq. Since then we find ourselves in the self-destructive circle of the "war on terror “, or “generational wars”.
Now, the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs at Brown University has now presented a project and provided on its website extensive information for anyone who can not be deported as "fake news". Its “The Costs Of War”.
76 Countries Are Now Involved in Washington’s War on Terror
- 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
BROWN UNIVERSITY WEBSITE: http://watson.brown.edu/costsofwar/