The extent of U.S killing since WWII.
When writing the history books for the early part of the 21st century, you would probably say that terrorist killings in the West are one of the worst atrocities.
Terrorist attacks appear to be on the rise, as the media in the West takes pleasure in sensationalizing their reports.
Of course, the ‘crazy loners’ who usually carry out these attacks are something to be feared, their seeming lack of respect for life is something which threatens most normal people’s way of life.
But the media has a ingrained bias, they are slow to report on the wrongdoings of their own country, and of systems they have put all of their belief in, like the U.S foreign policy, for example.
One terrorist killing a handful of people will get a thousand times more press coverage than when the U.S military kills civilians in the Middle East, because the bias runs deep and is ingrained in the American psyche.
War and the death that comes with it is seen as ‘brave’ no matter what crazy reasons the politicians had behind it this time, soldiers are programmed to kill and to never question why.
The shocking statistic that reveals since WWII the U.S has been responsible for 20 million deaths in 37 different countries suddenly puts the terror attacks on home soil into perspective.
In the Korean and Vietnam wars alone, U.S troops were responsible for between 10 and 15 million deaths, how many 9/11’s does that equate to?
These statistics are not talked about, and they are certainly not taught in schools. History is written by the winners and the U.S media and the government are well adept at bending the truth slightly so that the death tolls match up with the need for that particular war to happen.
When murder is seen as ‘protecting freedom’ in the U.S then it is seen to have a green light from U.S citizens, the politicians who control the troops, and sadly the troops themselves.
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