American Killers -Or- Russian Killers
In last night's interview with President Trump (see below), Bill O'Reilly has accused Vladimir Putin of being a killer. Which is kind of funny, considering that Mr. Putin hasn't been officially accused, let alone convicted of a murder.
Yet, President Trump has managed to spark another controversy by speaking the truth. In particular, in response to Bill O'Reilly's statement above he said....“There are a lot of killers. We’ve got a lot of killers,” Trump said. “What, you think our country’s so innocent?”
As you can imagine, this statement has sent neocons, warmongers and politicians on both side of the fence into a frenzy. Lawmakers reject Trump’s claim that U.S. is no better than Russia
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) rejected the comparison. “Putin is a former KGB,” McConnell said in an interview Sunday with CNN. “He’s an agent. He’s a thug. He was not elected in a way that most people would consider a credible election. The Russians annexed Crimea, invaded Ukraine, and messed around in our elections. No, I don’t think there is any equivalency between the way the Russians conduct themselves and the way the United States does.”
Bare with me for a second more. Let's see who is a better killer.....
- Bush Illegal Wars: Various estimates put deaths related to 2003-2009 Bush wars at between 150,000 to 1 Million. Let's try to be impartial at put that figure at 500K Casualties of the Iraq War
- Obama Illegal Drone Wars: No direct data available. Yet, we can really on this Civilian casualties from US drone strikes and this Thousands of US airstrikes unaccounted for in Syria, Iraq & Afghanistan So, let's just use a low ball figure of 5,000 people. Personally I believe that number to be 10 times higher.
- Putin Wars: What wars??? Crimea was taken without a shot fired. There has been no direct link to the uprising in the Ukraine. Syria? Well, it appears Syrian government has asked for Russian support. But let's count those deaths anyway. Although these numbers cannot be verified and based upon propaganda reporting from both sides. Syria's war: 'Russian air raids kill 9,400 in one year'
In summary, it appears that the last two American presidents have killed, at the very least, 500K people, started a number of illegal wars and destabilized the entire middle east. It can be argued that Putin is responsible for 10K casualties.
So, Mr.O'Reilly, who is a better killer here?