Q ▶ What has been the true cost of US Post-911 Wars?
Over 480,000 have died due to direct war violence, and several times as many indirectly
Over 244,000 civilians have been killed as a result of the fighting
21 million — the number of war refugees and displaced persons
The US federal price tag for the post-9/11 wars is over $5.9 trillion dollars
The US government 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 ▶ SOURCE
The so-called truth finders in the mainstream media and the world wide web have much fodder for content creation when they examine and test the statements of political leaders like the 45thPOTUS.
With the recent Trump proclamation that U.S. troups will be taken out of Afghanistan and Syria, combined with the Trump request for $5.6 billion to build a Southern Border Wall, focus is given on how past and current defense spending may allow for the wall expenditure. See wall (wôl)
Consider this: $5.7 trillion proposed for the Southern Border Wall by President Trump is 0.00096610169% of the estimated actual funds spent on Post911 wars.
▶ FLIP① ▶Checks sent to border wall GoFundMe will be picked up in Colorado town by unnamed ‘business associates’ of Florida fundraiser
In the SocialCurrentSee of today, the term, “wall,” connotes the Southern Border barriers between the United States and Mexico. As of January 2009, U.S. Customs and Border Protection reported that it had more than 580 miles (930 km) of barriers in place. The total length of the continental border is 1,989 miles (3,201 km). SEARCH ▶ #SouthernBorderWall #MigrantCaravan
▶ FLIP② ▶We The People are taking this GoFundMe very seriously! Since our lawmakers will never come to an agreement on border wall funding, Americans are doing it themselves. The “We The People Will Fund The Wall” campaign started…
According to this SOURCE, the Mexico–United States barrier (Spanish: barrera México–Estados Unidos) is a series of walls and fences along the Mexico–United States border aimed at preventing illegal crossings from Mexico into the United States. The barrier is not one contiguous structure, but a grouping of relatively short physical walls, secured in between with a “virtual fence” which includes a system of sensors and cameras monitored by the United States Border Patrol. #Wall
SOURCE ▶ Howard Graham Buffett(see below) is an American businessman, former politician, philanthropist, photographer, farmer, and conservationist. He is the middle child of billionaire investor Warren Buffett. He is named after Howard Buffett, his grandfather, and Benjamin Graham, Warren Buffett’s favorite professor.
▶ FLIP③ ▶Since the launch of this campaign on Dec. 16 the voluntary efforts to raise money for President Donald Trump’s wall along the U.S.-Mexico border exceeds $16 million…
The 1,954-mile (3,145 km) border between the United States and Mexico traverses a variety of terrains, including urban areas and deserts. The barrier is located on both urban and uninhabited sections of the border, areas where the most concentrated numbers of illegal crossings and drug trafficking have been observed in the past. These urban areas include San Diego, California and El Paso, Texas. As of August 29, 2008, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security had built 190 miles (310 km) of pedestrian border fence and 154.3 miles (248.3 km) of vehicle border fence, for a total of 344.3 miles (554.1 km) of fence. The completed fence is mainly in New Mexico, Arizona, and California, with construction underway in Texas. @ALTALOMAN
From one of America’s most prominent philanthropists, an eye-opening, myth-busting new perspective on the crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Howard G. Buffett has seen first-hand the devastating impact of cheap Mexican heroin and other opiate cocktails across America. Fueled by failing border policies and lawlessness in Mexico and Central America, drugs are pouring over the nation’s southern border in record quantities, turning Americans into addicts and migrants into drug mules–and killing us in record numbers.
Politicians talk about a border crisis and an opioid crisis as separate issues. To Buffett, a landowner on the U.S. border with Mexico and now a sheriff in Illinois, these are intimately connected. Ineffective border policies not only put residents in border states like Texas and Arizona in harm’s way, they put American lives in states like Oregon, Pennsylvania, and Vermont at risk.
Mexican cartels have grown astonishingly powerful by exploiting both the gaps in our border security strategy and the desperation of migrants–all while profiting enormously off America’s growing addiction to drugs. The solution isn’t a wall. In this groundbreaking book, Buffett outlines a realistic, effective, and bi-partisan approach to fighting cartels, strengthening our national security, and tackling the roots of the chaos below the border. ▶ AMAZON XNG … Just Amazing!
Could this happen? Private philanthropy via an internet-waged campaign to help build the Southern Border Wall with a goal of $1billion and $14.5 given by some 238,000 donors as of 21Dec18. But a major roadblock to success may happen when Democrats take control of Congress in January.
My 40-some-year experience in nonprofit hospital development (fund-raising and philanthropy) taught me numerous times that charity imparted through government largess is a dicey matter, not always what seems, nor giving granted without certain control.
Time will tell if this effort to raise private funds for the Southern Border Wall will be successful. Most likely, a portion of the $5 billion will be raised this way. But then again, a public-private partnership in this endeavor just may be the ticket to bring the project to fruition.
Incredible is the snapshot GIF (inset above) that affirms the GoFundMe drive to help pay for the Southern Border Wall, but also a competing effort by others to raise funds to buy ladders to scale the wall. As our 4-year old granddaughter might say, “AMAZING!”
Chicks On The Right – Dec 19 – Hannah Bleau I mean…why not? Sarah Sanders said on Tuesday that the Trump administration was looking for other ways to fund the border wall. I’m not sure if she was counting this, but maybe! Air Force veteran Brian Kolfage Jr. is promoting a.