An average of 46 bombs have actually been dropped on other nations daily by the United States and its allies because 2001, a current research study by anti-war group CODEPINK has actually exposed.
According to the research study by Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J.S. Davies of the U.S.-based group, which was released Thursday on the Common Dream site, the United States and its allies have actually dropped a minimum of 326,000 bombs and rockets on other nations because 2001, consisting of over 152,000 in Iraq and Syria.
The conclusion was made mostly on main U.S. armed force releases, along with information from the Bureau of Investigative Journalism, the Yemen Data Project, and the New America Foundation, the research study stated, including because the Trump administration stopped publishing figures of its battle projects in 2020, the overall number was ignored.
Moreover, the information likewise had actually not consisted of bombs or rockets utilized in helicopter strikes, AC-130 gunship attacks, strafing runs from U.S. bombers, or any counter-insurgency or counter-terrorism operations in other parts of the world, the research study stated.
“The United States has been at war for nearly every year of its existence as an independent nation, fighting in 227 years of its 244-year history,” it checked out. “The American public and the world are left almost completely in the dark about the death and destruction our country’s leaders keep wreaking in our name,” it included.
The research study was released after U.S. flying force drop 7 500-pound bombs in eastern Syria onFeb 25, apparently eliminating 22 individuals.
“President (Joe) Biden has foolishly tried to use airstrikes in Syria as ‘leverage’ with Iran, instead of simply rejoining the Iran nuclear agreement as he promised during the election campaign,” the authors stated, keeping in mind “the U.S. airstrike has predictably failed to halt rocket attacks on deeply unpopular U.S. bases in Iraq.”
“Biden cannot restore the world’s respect for American leadership, or the American public’s support for our foreign policy, by piling more lies, secrets and atrocities on top of those he has inherited,” the research study concluded.
CODEPINK, developed in November 2002 by about 100 ladies, is a grassroots company working to end U.S. wars and militarism on the planet.