America’s No. 1 Export
June 13, 2012 by Bob Livingston
What does America export more than anything else? It’s terrorism.
In fact, America is arguably the world’s No. 1 exporter of terrorism. According to the Bureau of Investigative Journalism, between 2004 and 2012 the United States used unmanned drones to strike between 364 and 436 times. There were also another couple of hundred strikes by U.S. aircraft and covert operations teams.
The resulting carnage:
- Total killed: 2,854-4,182
- Civilians killed: 551-1,834
- Children killed: 200-203
The strikes have occurred in places you’d expect — Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia — and in places you wouldn’t — like the Philippines. And these numbers don’t count U.S. and NATO strikes in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and Syria.
In Libya, NATO forces killed thousands of innocents directly by dropping bombs in cities and indirectly by funding, arming and providing logistical support to the al-Qaida-backed “opposition” group that ousted Moammar Gadhafi. The same logistical support and arming is now being provided to the Syrian al-Qaida terror group.
President Barack Obama and his campaign guru David Axelrod personally oversee a weekly powwow in which targets are identified, indicating that political considerations may trump “security” considerations in decisions on who is killed. And to ensure that he kills only “terrorists,” Obama has redefined who qualifies. Now it’s any male in the neighborhood. U.S. citizens aren’t safe from Obama’s wrath either — just ask Anwar al-Awlaki. Unfortunately, he’s no longer able to answer.
And not only is the regime enabling terrorists, it has trained them as well.
We are told we are in constant danger from terrorists. But there have been no terror attacks in the United States that were not enabled by the FBI, CIA or shadow government entities. These include 9/11, the first underwear bomber, the second underwear bomber, the amateurish attempt to fly a radio-controlled airplane into the Pentagon and the so-called “hit” on a Saudi Arabian ambassador by a Mexican drug cartel.
And to keep us safe we are watched by drones in the sky, cameras on street corners and agents from the Department of Homeland Security — an agency that employs pedophiles, perverts and thieves — who want to frisk and search us everywhere we go.
Rather than trucks loaded with fertilizer, the new terror weapon of choice is the unmanned drone. Obama’s finger is on the trigger, and the United States has a monopoly.