Berto Jongman: The Costs of War — Human Costs, Economic Costss, Social + Political Costs with Alternatives and Recommendations

Berto Jongman

Berto Jongman

Over 350,000 Killed by Violence, $4.4 Trillion Spent and Obligated

The wars begun in 2001 have been tremendously painful for millions of people in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Pakistan, and the United States, and economically costly as well. Each additional month and year of war adds to that toll. Moreover, the human costs of these conflicts will reverberate for years to come in each of those four countries. There is no turning the page on the wars with the end of hostilities, and there is even more need as a result to understand what those wars’ consequences are and will be.

The goal of the Costs of War Project has been to outline a broad understanding of the domestic and international costs and consequences of those wars. A team of 30 economists, anthropologists, political scientists, legal experts, and physicians were assembled to do this analysis. Their research papers are posted and summarized on this website.

We asked:

  • What have been the wars’ costs in human and economic terms?
  • How have these wars changed the social and political landscape of the United States and the countries where the wars have been waged?
  • What have been the public health consequences of the wars?
  • What will be the long term legacy of these conflicts for veterans?
  • What is the long term economic effect of these wars likely to be?
  • Were and are there alternative less costly and more effective ways to prevent further terror attacks?

Some of the project’s findings:

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Aug 16

SchwartzReport: One Nation Under SWAT — Police Militarization and the Occupation of America

Stephan A. Schwartz

Stephan A. Schwartz

The militarization of the police in the United States is a major sociological change in the way our country operates, as this report spells out very clearly. What concerns me as much as the war toys, is that the use of such equipment and the context in which it is used attracts exactly the wrong type of personality for law enforcement. It exerts a siren call to the bully, the thug, the s! hoot first and ask questions later type of individual. And, as Ferguson makes clear, that is exactly who signs up, and how they behave.

One Nation Under SWAT: How America’s Police Became an Occupying Force
MATTHEW HARWOOD – Salon

Jason Westcott was afraid.

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Aug 16

Berto Jongman: Ukrainian Military Jet Shot Down MH17 – First an Air to Air Missile, then Machine Gun Fire

Berto Jongman

Berto Jongman

Malaysian press charges Ukraine government shot down MH 17

A Thursday article in the New Straits Times, Malaysia’s flagship English-language newspaper, charged the US- and European-backed Ukrainian regime in Kiev with shooting down Malaysian Airlines flight MH 17 in east Ukraine last month. Given the tightly controlled character of the Malaysian media, it appears that the accusation that Kiev shot down MH17 has the imprimatur of the Malaysian state.

The US and European media have buried this remarkable report, which refutes the wave of allegations planted by the CIA in international media claiming that Russian president Vladimir Putin was responsible for the destruction of MH17, without presenting any evidence to back up this charge.

The New Straits Times article, titled “US analysts conclude MH17 downed by aircraft,” lays out evidence that Ukrainian fighter aircraft attacked the jetliner with first a missile, then with bursts of 30-millimeter machine gun fire from both sides of MH17. The Russian army has already presented detailed radar and satellite data showing a Ukrainian Sukhoi-25 fighter jet tailing MH17 shortly before the jetliner crashed. The Kiev regime denied that its fighters were airborne in the area, however.

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Aug 10

Berto Jongman: US Intelligence Veterans Slam Obama for Lies Against Russia in Relation to MH17 and the Ukraine

Berto Jongman

Berto Jongman

The MH17 Crash: US Veteran Intelligence Officers Slam the Flimsy “Intelligence” Against Russia

Senior U.S. Intelligence Officers: Obama Should Release Ukraine Evidence

Preface: With the shoot-down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over Ukraine turning a local civil war into a U.S. confrontation with Russia, former high-level U.S. intelligence veterans released a statement today urging President Obama to release what evidence he has about the tragedy and silence the exaggeration and rush to judgment. (The whole post is a must-read; but we at Washington’s Blog have added bolding for emphasis.)

Entire memorandum below the fold.

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Aug 4

Berto Jongman: THREAT is Too Many Humanitarian Crises — Along with Corrupt Governments and Totally Inept International Aid System

Berto Jongman

Berto Jongman

Too many humanitarian crises, not enough global resources

Commentary: An overwhelming number of crises means the international community cannot respond well.

WASHINGTON — Humanitarian crises in the world today — Syria, Iraq, Central African Republic, South Sudan and now Gaza — all demand immediate and massive humanitarian response.

The crises are not only large-scale, affecting millions, but the conflicts also are complex, each with unique political realities and on-the-ground difficulties.

They are not alone among crises competing for our attention. They are simply the biggest, pushing off the front pages other crises where human needs remain urgent: Darfur, Central America, Pakistan, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Somalia.

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Aug 3

Berto Jongman: Theory of US-Ukraine Failed False Flag Operation

Berto Jongman

Berto Jongman

This is the most detailed analysis I have come across so far and makes the theory of a failed false flag operation likely. It also details the ridiculous attempts by Kiev and Washington to cover up their failed plan. It contradicts everything MSM are telling us and our governments are trying to impress on us.

MH17 Verdict: Real Evidence Points to US-Kiev Cover-up of Failed False Flag

Until this past Monday, the downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 on July 17th, 2014, was a potential game changer for global geopolitics and the New Cold War. However, a funny thing happened on the way to the Kremlin…

In this report, we will lay out the facts based on a wide breadth of available information and data surrounding MH17. We will also present and give critique to Washington and Kiev’s “mountain of evidence” that has saturated US and European-based media coverage since the incident took place. 21WIRE has compiled this report with the help of many contributors and references from English-speaking media, as well as material translated from Russian and Ukrainian media sources, along with other historical references to provide context. Our objective is to get as close to the truth as possible. Although many revelations will appear to be self-evident, we still encourage the public to draw their own conclusions regarding this pivotal event.

There are other well-known anomalies surrounding this event which have been covered at 21WIRE, as well as connections to MH370, but for the purposes of this investigation we will focus on both factual and speculative evidence brought forth by the US, Ukraine and Russia.

As we will clearly demonstrate, the only wild conspiracy theories being pushed right now, are those coming out of the US State Department, and the government in Kiev, Ukraine, which are being repeated by CNN, BBC, FOX-NewsCorp, ABC, CBS and NBC…

Read full analysis with graphics and links — most extraordinary.

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Jul 26

Berto Jongman: Ukraine MH-17 Shoot-Down – Washington Lies, Kiev Silent, Russia Provides Compelling Evidence

Berto Jongman

Berto Jongman

Confrontational, deserves a full read.

Boeing Disaster: Washington’s Lies and Kiev’s Silence

Boris NOVOSELTSEV | 25.07.2014 | 00:00

On July 21 the Russian Ministry of Defense held a briefing and displayed the data to prove the fact that a number of Ukrainian Buk-M1 air defense systems were deployed in the vicinity of Donetsk at the time of Malaysian aircraft disaster. The 9С18 «Kupol» radar activities were especially intensive. It became known that a Ukrainian Su-25 was scrambled to accompany the airliner… The Russian system of air control detected the Ukrainian Air Force aircraft, supposedly the Su-25, ascending to the level of Malaysian Boeing-777. The distance between the aircraft was 3-5 kilometers. The Su-25 specifications allow it to fly at the altitude of 10000 meters for a short period of time. The plane is armed with air-to-air missile R-60 with a range of 12 kilometers, the operational range to make a sure hit is 5 kilometers. Why did the combat aircraft have to get up and fly along the civilian aviation route – that is the question to make clear.

and this

MH17 crash: sanctions against Russia are illegal, ambassador claims

Moscow insists documents that show Russians armed the separatists who shot down Malaysia Airlines plane are forged

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Jul 26

Berto Jongman: Ukraine Update – Distracting from Gaza Atrocities

Berto Jongman

Berto Jongman

America’s Hypocrisy on Ukraine

Do Americans remember the Iranian civilian airliner the world’s most sophisticated U.S. Aegis air defense system blew out of the sky, without an apology, in the Persian Gulf during U.S. meddling in the Iran-Iraq war in the 1980s on behalf of Saddam Hussein’s Iraq? Of course not, because the sad fact is that most Americans don’t care about history.

US Intelligence: No Evidence Russia Did It

INSANE: 1 in 10 Americans Wants War With Russia Over Downed Airliner

85 percent believe Russia is responsible for missile attack.

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Jul 25

Mini-Me: Special Russian (Truth) – US (Lies) – Ukraine (Atrocity Central) SitRep + Ukraine RECAP

Who?  Mini-Me?

Who? Mini-Me?

Huh?

SPECIAL RUSSIAN FEDERATION SITREP 23 July 2014

I’ve been doing these Sitreps for 14 years; I have never done a special before. But I have never felt that we were close to war before either. To go to war is bad enough, but to go to war over lies…

RUSSIAN MILITARY BRIEFING. The key points are 1. There was a Ukrainian fighter plane at the same altitude and 3-5 kilometres away from MH17; the radar traces are shown. It stayed on station as the Boeing was shot down; the radar traces are shown. 2. Ukrainian Buk air defence systems were in range; satellite pictures are shown. 3. The film supposedly showing a Russian Buk TEL being taken back to Russia was in fact taken in a city under Kiev’s control as is proven by a background billboard. 4. The US was watching and the device doing the watching is named. The original full briefing; RT summary; another summary. Your local media outlet probably hasn’t even mentioned it.

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Jul 23

Owl: Zionist Loaded MH17 with Infected Cadavers — Did Putin Prevent Bio-War? US Complicit with Zionists? Berto Jongman References & Wayne Madsen Latest

Who?  Who?

Who? Who?

NEW (Repeated in Reference Section):

NEW: What We Don’t Know About Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 . . .

NEW: Downed Airliner: Fake Audio Tape Shows US-Backed Hit to Frame Russia

NEW: Wayne Madsen MH-17: Beware of the «Chameleon»

Did Putin Prevent Israeli-Originated World War Z?

Long comment and multiple additional references below the fold. All evidence points to Israeli false flag and Ukrainian Ministry of the Interior collaboration in shooting down “pigeon,” with the full active complicity of the US Government particularly CIA and the Department of State. Ethics? We don’t need no stinkin’ ethics!

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Jul 21