The US Counter-terrorism and anti-ISIS Efforts Equal ZERO

Mandatory Credit: Photo by REX USA (2642870a)  Hayat Boumeddiene, far right  Hayat Boumeddiene 'appears in Islamic State film' - 06 Feb 2015  The latest video released by French-speaking Islamic state (ISIS), fighters may be Hayat Boumeddiene, who is believed to have knowledge about the deadly January 9, 2015 attack on a Paris kosher grocery,The video, titled "Blow Up France 2," was released Tuesday and shows an ISIS fighter praising previous attackers in France and calling for new attacks. The video shows a woman standing next to the speaker, wearing camouflage clothing and holding a weapon. French authorities are investigating the possibility this woman could be Hayat Boumeddiene. Her husband, Amedy Coulibaly, killed four hostages January 9 at a kosher grocery in Paris, authorities said. He was killed by police in a rescue and the remaining hostages fled to safety.

After 9/11, Washington increased its anti-terrorism efforts around the world. Before that, the USA treated this problem indirectly and didn’t attach much attention to this. The Department of Homeland Security was established in 2002 to fight terrorism. The Department has incorporated efforts of other agencies and their budget appropriated from the US Treasury for counter-terrorism campaigns.

According to various economic sources, the American taxpayers have already paid dozens of trillions dollars to counter terrorism. The Nobel Laureate in Economics Professor of Columbia University Joseph Stiglitz estimates 3 trillion dollars were spent during 5-year war in Iraq.

A year ago, Barack Obama announced another campaign now against new world threat – “the Islamic State”. Since that there were more than six thousand airstrikes costed about 4 billion dollars. Nevertheless, according to the officials, the number of ISIS fighters became unchanged. Besides the media reported the American Armed Forces were dropping weapons which supposedly were intended for combined forces against ISIS. However, more than 60% of dropped weapons were captured by IS terrorists and this is just the official numbers.

After Washington’s involvement, terrorists only forced their positions with the help of the USA.

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