For we rarely do Accountability for the policies 'done in our names'. While we demand Accountability from all others, instantly if not sooner. As we collectively ask 'why do they hate us so?' or 'they're trying to take away or are jealous of our freedoms' as we destructively destroy their individual freedoms and more!!
OCT. 23, 2014 - Adel Ali Mehdi was tending his refreshments kiosk on Baghdad’s Nisour Square on Thursday when one of his regular customers stopped by with some important news: After seven years, Blackwater security contractors who had opened fire on the square had been convicted.
Seventeen Iraqis were killed in that fusillade, and the customer, Hassan Jaber Salman, was among more than 20 wounded. Mr. Mehdi, from his kiosk, had seen the whole thing unfold. Both men became witnesses for American prosecutors, and the trial ended on Wednesday with convictions of four of the former guards.
“Alhamdulillah,” Mr. Mehdi, 53, said to Mr. Salman. “Praise be to God.”
For many of the survivors of that event — the wounded, the witnesses, the relatives of the victims — the verdicts offered some solace after a traumatic event that became synonymous with the worst of the American occupation. read more>>>
The Royal United Services Institute said the UK could face a bill of nearly £65bn, once the cost of long-term care for injured veterans was factored in, with most of the money was spent on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The study, called Wars in Peace, said both conflicts were largely “strategic failures” for the UK, The Guardian reported."
"And when you add up to the Department of Defense, Department of State, CIA, Veterans Affairs, interest on debt, the number that strikes me the most about how much we're committed financially to these wars and to our current policies is we have spent $250 billion already just on interest payments on the debt we've incurred for the Iraq and Afghan wars." 26 September 2014