In 2003 some 72% of Americans fully supported the Abandoning of the Missions and those Sent to Accomplish so extremely Quickly after 9/11!!

At least some 95%, if not more as less then 1% serve them, not only still support the, just below, total lack of Sacrifice, they ran from any and all Accountability and left everything still on the table to be continually used if the political/military want was still in play in future executive/legislative wants!!
DeJa-Vu: “With no shared sacrifices being asked of civilians after Sept. 11", Decades and War From, All Over Again!!

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Friday, June 24, 2011

Afghan. & Iraq: Nearly Half of All Refugees Worldwide

Collateral damage

June 24, 2011 - Refugees are an inevitable part of war. Yet the costs associated with caring for them are too seldom factored into war's calculus, especially once refugees are safely outside the theater of war.

According to a report released this week by the U. N. High Commissioner for Refugees, the number of refugees and other forcibly displaced people is at a 15-year high. Nearly 44 million people were driven from their homes in 2010 — a figure roughly equal to the entire population of South Korea or Colombia. The majority of these were children, some of whom have been separated from their families.

When a country determines military action is justified to address an untenable situation, it takes upon itself a grave moral responsibility not only for casualties of war, but also for the inevitable collateral damage — a phrase increasingly used as a euphemism for civilian casualties. Collateral damage also includes refugees forced to flee their homes.

Nearly half of all refugees worldwide are from Afghanistan and Iraq — the two countries where the U.S. has waged war in recent years. Most have fled to neighboring countries, as do the majority of refugees overall. As a result, more than 80 percent of refugees are hosted in developing countries, with developed countries shouldering relatively little of the burden.

U.N. High Commissioner Antonio Guterres has called on wealthier countries to help.

"Developing countries cannot continue to bear this burden alone, and the industrialized world must address this imbalance," he said at the release of the report. "We need to see increased resettlement quotas. We need accelerated peace initiatives in long-standing conflicts so that refugees can go home." {read more}

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