The following is an addition to the ETTW Terror Industrial Complex Q&A. Find the complete list here.
25. How many countries has US invaded in the past 14 years?
A: Operation Active Endeavor was activated by the U.S.-NATO alliance on Oct 4, 2001.  We mustn’t ignore full spectrum dominance (please see question #16 for additional info). As the starting Operation following 9/11, this has implicated countries nearby the Mediterranean Strait of Gibraltar. 21 countries in all border the Mediterranean, implicating them for invasions, false flags, or other dirty warfare tactics – that includes states deemed as “Allies.”  Next, Operation Enduring Freedom – Afghanistan began on October 7, 2001.  Neighboring countries were egged on by the Bush administration to join in the fight to topple the Taliban and their questionable allegiance with Al Qaeda. Among these were: (1) Uzbekistan, (2) Turkmenistan, (3) Tajikistan, (4) Iran via the now-defunct Northern Alliance, and lastly (5) Pakistan and (6) India.  Ironically, the NA was drastically opposed to the Taliban and Al Qaeda, but Washington saw them as competition rather than a productive partner to legitimately counter terrorists in the region. So within a 4-day separation period (Oct 4-7) between Active Endeavor & Enduring Freedom – Afghanistan, up to TWENTY-SEVEN COUNTRIES have either been invaded, co-opted, or compliant. And that’s just the start! It gets much worse. In January 2002, Operation Freedom Eagle/Enduring Freedom – Phillipines began.  As a Pacific Ocean country, the counterterror operations done within the isles of the Phillipines can have drastic affects on it’s southern and western neighbors: (1) Indonesia, (2) East Malaysia, (3) Singapore, (4) East Timor, (5) Brunei, (6) Christmas Island, (7) Cambodia, (8) Laos, (9) Myanmar/Burma, (10) Thailand, (11) West Malaysia, and (12) Vietnam.  All Southeast Asian countries are implicated by the Terror Industrial Complex. Totaling the number of countries again, we come to FORTY COUNTRIES (including the Phillipines themselves). Next in line is Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa, begun on October 2, 2001.  Although it’s titled “Horn of Africa”, it has military operations within Central African states as well. Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) bears the following countries under it’s umbrella: (1) Sudan, (2) Somalia, (3) Djibouti, (4) Ethiopia, (5) Eritrea, (6) Seychelles, (7) Kenya, (8) Mauritius, (9) Comoros, (10) Liberia, (11) Rwanda, (12) Uganda and (13) Tanzania. That brings us up to FIFTY THREE COUNTRIES. Next we will examine Enduring Freedom – Trans Sahara (OEF-TS).  The following countries are implicated: (1) Algeria, (2) Chad, (3) Mali, (4) Mauritania, (5) Niger, (6) Senegal, (7) Nigeria, and (8) Morocco. That’s SIXTY ONE COUNTRIES. Then there’s the war on Iraq, which implicated Syria with a refugee crisis and Kurdistan to fight it’s battle of independence. Relations with Iran and Turkey tensed up, and Zarqawi’s offspring by ideology – ISIS – came among. Discounting ISIS as a “victim” to U.S. invasions, rather than a creation of U.S. foreign policy, FIVE COUNTRIES were severely damaged by the Iraq war including Iraq itself. Yemen and Kashmir are hot spots as well, knocking the number up to SIXTY EIGHT COUNTRIES. When we apply the Bush “with us or against us”  ultimatum to the standards of the above question, no countries are considered genuine Allies and any could be falsely accused of harboring terrorists that the U.S. government wants to go after. Because of the convergence of the War on Terror with the War on Drugs, even all of South America is implicated, which also damages the rest of the Western Hemisphere.  It’s much more difficult to count what countries HAVEN’T been invaded, coerced to play along, or worse. Practically speaking, the whole world has been invaded by the U.S. government, and redefining North America as yet another “battlefield” and American civilians as “suspected terrorists” completes the whole globalization of ‘terroristization’ of populations across the whole planet.  I don’t know about anybody else, but this “War on Terror” looks like a depopulationist racket, and people across the planet have fallen for it at their own peril.
1) Wikipedia: Operation Active Endeavour.
2) Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia, Cyprus, Israel/Palestine, Lebanon, Syria, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, France, Greece, Italy, Malta, Monaco, Montenegro, Slovenia, Spain and Turkey.
Source: List of the 21 Countries Bordering the Mediterranean Sea by Amanda Briney.
3) Wikipedia: Operation Enduring Freedom, combat operations start.
4) Wikipedia: Northern Alliance.
5) Wikipedia: Operation Freedom Eagle.
6) Wikipedia: Southeast Asia.
7) Wikipedia: Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa.
8) Wikipedia: Operation Enduring Freedom – Trans Sahara.
9) Wikipedia: War on Iraq.
10) “Americans are asking: How will we fight and win this war? We will direct every resource at our command – every means of diplomacy, every tool of intelligence, every instrument of law enforcement, every financial influence, and every necessary weapon of war – to the disruption and to the defeat of the global terror network. This war will not be like the war against Iraq a decade ago, with a decisive liberation of territory and a swift conclusion. It will not look like the air war above Kosovo two years ago, where no ground troops were used and not a single American was lost in combat. Our response involves far more than instant retaliation and isolated strikes. Americans should not expect one battle, but a lengthy campaign, unlike any other we have ever seen. It may include dramatic strikes, visible on TV, and covert operations, secret even in success. We will starve terrorists of funding, turn them one against another, drive them from place to place, until there is no refuge or no rest. And we will pursue nations that provide aid or safe haven to terrorism. Every nation, in every region, now has a decision to make. Either you are with us, or you are with the terrorists. From this day forward, any nation that continues to harbor or support terrorism will be regarded by the United States as a hostile regime.”-White House, Address to a Joint Session of Congress and the American People – September 20, 2001. Given the behavior of the Terror Industrial Complex, Bush’s words are full of rich hypocrisy and irony. The U.S. government never considers itself a ‘hostile regime’, even when it supports terrorists itself. For an in-depth explanation of this hypocrisy, please read question #6, which addresses U.S. support of terrorists.
 Wikipedia: War on Drugs.
 Please read question #13 on this subject.
26. When will the War on Terror end?
A: According to Bush’s 9/20/01 speech: “It will not end until every terrorist group of global reach has been found, stopped, and defeated.”  However, since the War on Terror began terrorism has been on the rise , and a vast array of groups having nothing to do affiliations to Islamic terrorism, much less Al Qaeda specifically are also deemed terrorist groups , this entraps humanity in an indefinite war. To make things much worse, Greenwald reports that senior Obama officials will extend the War on Terror several more decades.  He makes a case for what it may take to put this indefinite war on standstill, if not stopping permanently altogether: “This war will end only once Americans realize the vast and multi-faceted costs they are bearing so that the nation’s political elites can be empowered and its oligarchs can further prosper. But Washington clearly has no fear that such realizations are imminent. They are moving in the other direction: aggressively planning how to further entrench and expand this war.” The notion that the U.S. President is granted authority to kill anybody, WITHOUT charges against them, or WITHOUT review, and certainly WITHOUT due process in court proceedings, tells us all we need to know about the dangers of being an ‘accused terrorist’ in America today.  It’s a frightening prospect that has nothing to do with public safety or the well-being of the nation, just the dictatorial whims of the chief executive. The War on Terror, and the Terror Industrial Complex, end when active military protest terrorizing others (foreign and domestic), when intelligence agencies stop goading genuine terrorist groups into action , when agencies like the FBI stop creating their own stupid terror plots to eventually foil later for public consumption , when everybody across the world declares that they’ve had enough of this nonsense. Because I seriously doubt we’ll see the day when a U.S. President announces the end of the GWOT any time soon in a public address and legislative repealment of all anti-civil liberties so-called ‘counterterror’ laws. People have got to fight for it themselves, because Washington is an apathetic, reckless, den of vipers that couldn’t care less about the average Americans suffering. Either everyone joins hands across the planet to end it, that includes resistance to terrorists themselves , or it will end us – let’s NOT allow that to happen. Ending the War on Terror also means resisting terrorists themselves , there is no favoritism between state and non-state terror. Retaliation against terrorists can still exist, without the “War on Terror” and all the horrible things tied to it’s legacy of death and destruction without limits. The War on Terror ends when combatants (state and non-state actors) stop fighting each other, and people stop endorsing it across the world.
1) CNN, Transcript of President Bush’s address – September 21, 2001.
2) Please read question #8.
3) Please read question #13.
4) The Guardian, Washington gets explicit: its ‘war on terror’ is permanent – May 17, 2003.
5) Almost ANY American Could Be Arbitrarily Labeled a “Terrorist” – December 21, 2011.
6) Wikipedia: Proactive, Preemptive Operations Group (P2OG).
7) Trevor Aaronson, The Terror Factory: Inside the FBI’s Manufactured War on Terrorism.
8) Kurdish forces push ISIS out of town – January 26, 2015.
9) ETTW gives no free pass to any acts of terrorism by any entity.