Courtesy of Buck Sexton and the Hill, President Donald J Trump lobs a rocket into Fort Bush
The only reason I saw this was it was mentioned in the Infowars newsletter. The limited reaction seems to be that people question the $7 trillion number that President Trump put out. They respond with – but the Pentagon says we only spent $1.5 trillion, completely missing the President’s point. President Trump is counting the economic damage and lives lost of all parties, not just government expenditures.
Here is the source of the $5.6 trillion in direct US government expenditures
While this analysis only talks about the expenditures after 9/11, the events of 9/11 alone were around $1 trillion. At least in part, President Trump is a 9/11 truther, which is why Alex Jones was very close to the campaign. While I don’t believe the elaborate Alex Jones conspiracy, I do believe the 9/11 attack was a direct consequence of the older Bush’s decision to liberate Kuwait in 1991.
In 2000, I was making management at NASDAQ uncomfortable by pointing out that our computer center was extremely unprepared for a terrorist attack, and our backup facility plan was little more than a show for the SEC with gaping holes like assuming key people were not killed in the attack, and it was possible to fly on a commercial flight from Connecticut to Maryland carrying magnetic tapes that would be created in the facility after the truck bomb destroyed the computer center. While the events of 9/11 were staggering in their success, I apparently was less surprised than most.