The U.S. Government Is Run By Mass Murderers
President Bill Clinton committed mass murder by using sanctions to deliberately degrade the water supply of Iraq, knowing that the consequences would include the possibility of epidemics of cholera, diarrhea, diphtheria, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, kwashiorkor, measles, meningitis, pertussis, and typhoid. Bill Clinton's Secretary of State, Madeleine Albright, famously told Leslie Stahl that she thought the killing of 500,000 Iraqi childen by the U.S. imposed sanctions "was worth it."
The War on Terror conducted by the United States government is killing innocent civilians in huge numbers for no justifiable reason--repeat, for no justifiable reason. Even if one believes the far-fetched official story that the U.S. government gives about 9/11, there was no justification for the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq. All of the American intelligence agencies knew that the so-called "evidence" of WMD was unpersuasive at best. And everybody in high office knew that Saddam Hussein had nothing to do with 9/11, as even President G.W. Bush later admitted. So Iraqi deaths due to the U.S. invasion are as much deaths of innocent people from mass murder as are the deaths of Americans in the Aurora theater. According to a very conservative estimate based on a rigorous scientific method, and published in a prestigious peer-reviewed scientific journal (Lancet):
The U.S invasion of Afghanistan with its related attacks on people in Pakistan was also completely without justification, even if one accepts the official 9/11 story. President G.W. Bush, right after 9/11, told the Taliban to hand over Osama bin Laden. The Taliban said they would turn bin Laden over to a third country to be tried for the crime of 9/11 if Bush would provide evidence that Osama bin Laden was involved. Bush flatly refused. He even refused to negotiate the issue. In fact, the FBI has no evidence linking bin Laden to 9/11 and that is why they do not charge him with that crime on their own FBI web site. Even Vice President Cheney admitted that, "We've never made the case, or argued the case, that somehow Osama Bin Laden was directly involved in 9/11."
The U.S. invasion of Afghanistan was completely unjustified, and the deaths of civilians that resulted from it are as much deaths of innocent people due to mass murder as are the deaths of the Americans killed in the Aurora theater.
The Asian Tribune gives these estimates of civilian deaths due to U.S. attacks in Pakistan:
According to the United States Congressional Research Service:
The U.S. government kills innocent Americans too
Because the invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan were without any justification, the American soldiers placed into harm's way by the American government were wrongly put at risk of harm. Their deaths were caused by the wrongful actions of the U.S. government, and wrongful killing is murder. How many Americans have been murdered by the U.S. government this way?
The United States Congressional Research Service reports that 2,030 American soldiers died in the invasion of Afghanistan ("Operation Enduring Freedom"). The Washington Post reports that 6, 448 American service men have died in "Operation Iraqi Freedom."
All told, the U.S. government, since 9/11, has committed mass murder of at least 667,000 innocent non-American civilians and 8,000 American service men.
A strong argument can also be made that the U.S. government orchestrated 9/11 itself. This would add about 3,000 to the number of innocent Americans it killed. But even without this additional number the point is clear: the U.S. government is mass murdering innocent people by the hundreds of thousands.
Postscript February 22, 2013: How Reagan Promoted Genocide
Postscript April 18, 2013: Bill Clinton's mass murders of Serbs described here
Postscript October 12, 2014 John Pilger describes Nixon's mass murder in Cambodia and Bill Clinton's mass murder in Iraq here.
Postscript April 2, 2016: The U.S. War on Terror Leaves 1.3 Million Dead in Three Countries.
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