Dr. Firoz Mahboob Kamal
The US power proved themselves, sadists. Sadism is an incurable mental disease. Since its root is ideological and racial, no medicine works against it. Sadism has robust behavioural and cultural symptoms. Ordinary people get grieved with pain, death, and the sufferings of others. But a sadist enjoys and celebrates the death, destruction, and miseries of others. They love war and invest massively in wars. So the war of occupation, ethnic cleansing, genocide, indiscriminate bombing are parts of the sadists' culture. They hate other people's happiness and pleasure. Hence, they distaste putting money in peace, stability, and other people's welfare.
The sadists don't simply kill other people, rather torture, lynch and even burn alive to death. They invent more brutal ways of torturing even the hand-cuffed powerless prisoners. So waterboarding of prisoners is a US invention. That is why Abu Gharib prison in Iraq, Baghram prison in Afghanistan, and Guantanamo Bay in Cuba could become torture industries. These prisons proved to be regular practicing grounds for the sadists. They urinated on the Qur'an –the holy book of the Muslims. They made people naked and made pyramids with their naked bodies and took selfies with the pyramid. These are done only to get an orgy of sadistic pleasure. For the same sadism, the USA dropped nuclear bombs on Nagasaki and Hiroshima. Powerful Germany surrendered without nuclear bombs. Japan was close to surrender, too. But the American sadists were not happy with mere surrender. They wanted a wild celebration by burning hundreds of thousands of Japanese alive to death with nuclear fire.
Toxic venoms of racism, supremacism and poisonous hatred against people of other faith, race, and skin colour are causing such violent sadism.
The Red Indians and the African Blacks became the worst victims of such sadism in the USA. In India, the Muslims face the same wild sadism of the Hindu supremacist RSS and BJP thugs. They can't enjoy the simple death of Muslims. They celebrate lynching Muslims in public, raping their women in gangs, and throwing the Muslim men and women alive in the fire. In 2002, such a celebration of massacre happened in Gujrat in a week-long anti-Muslim pogrom under the watch of Norendal Modi –then the chief minister of Gujrat. Even the Indian media depicted horrendous pictures of such sadistic carnage. And it is very endemic in India.
The US President Joe Biden told in his White House speech on 31/08/2021 that the USA has spent 2 trillion US dollars in 20 years' war in Afghanistan. He also said that the USA had spent 300 million per day over 20 years. But Afghanistan is not the only war front of the USA. After 9/11, the USA launched the war in Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Somalia, Libya, and Pakistan. Recently the Brown University –a leading American research university, published a report on the USA's war cost. It estimates that the USA has spent $8 trillion in the war since 9/11 and has killed directly at least 897,000 to 929,000 people. The researchers mentioned that it is a conservative estimate of deaths. The deaths may be more than a million.
The Brown University gave the following breakdown of $8 trillion war investment:
- $2.3 trillion spent in Afghanistan and Pakistan sector.
- $2.1 trillion in Iraq and Syria.
- $ 355 billion in Libya, Somalia, Yemen, and other war zones.
- $1.1 trillion on the USA Homeland Security
- $2.2 trillion is estimated as the cost for taking future care of war veterans.
Of those killed, 387,000 are civilians, 207,000 are the Army and police personnel, and 301,000 are opposition fighters killed by the troops of the USA and the allies.
About 15 000 US servicemen and contractors are also killed, along with a similar number of deaths of the western allies. Prime Minister Imran Khan claims that 70,000 Pakistanis died because of Pakistan's participation as an ally of the USA's war on the Taliban. But there is a difficulty in calculating the actual number of deaths because the USA Army - the leading agent in killings- didn't account for the deaths.