The Unseen Costs of the War on Terror

Source: American Consequences
by Kim Iskyan

“It’s similar (for generations before mine) to when Japan attacked Pearl Harbor, or the moment that President John F. Kennedy was shot. For me… it was early evening (Moscow is seven hours ahead of New York), and I had wandered over to the trading floor of the investment bank to chat with a trader. Strangely, the TV in the corner (usually ignored, with the volume turned down) was the center of attention… And it was immediately clear why. Twenty years later, we’re remembering 9/11 and the 2,977 victims of the four terrorist attacks by the militant Islamist terrorist group Al Qaeda on American soil… and the people — in total, a multiple of the number of Americans who died on that day — who have died of illnesses stemming from being exposed to the debris of the attacks.” (09/10/21)