Nobel Peace Prize-Winning Obama Dropped 26,000 Bombs in 2016

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(ANTIMEDIA | Darius Shahtahmasebi) According to an estimate conducted by Micah Zenko, a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), and national security expert Jennifer Wilson, a CFR research associate, President Obama dropped over 26,000 bombs in 2016.

Syria was hit with 12,192 bombs, the highest number of any country on Obama’s hit list. Iraq came in a close second, receiving 12,095 bombs. Altogether, the peace prize laureate dropped at least 26,171 bombs in seven countries last year.

As noted by Zenko and Wilson, the estimates are relatively conservative:

“In President Obama’s last year in office, the United States dropped 26,171 bombs in seven countries. This estimate is undoubtedly low, considering reliable data is only available for airstrikes in Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia, and Libya, and a single “strike,” according to the Pentagon’s definition, can involve multiple bombs or munitions. In 2016, the United States dropped 3,027 more bombs—and in one more country, Libya—than in 2015.”

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  • This is an interesting news article, both by its title and content. The title sarcastically begs the question; How could Obama, a Noble Peace Prize winner, permit 26,000 bombs to be dropped in the Middle-east? However, the story line cites statistics from Micah Zenko and Jennifer Wilson members of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) and I was unable to find a single line in the article where either of them rebuffed Obama for his part in the destruction. Therefore, I can only assume they and the council approved of Obama’s approval to the Department of Defense for the bombings. Personally, I believe the CFR is ‘singing’ the praises of Obama’s actions by reiterating the numbers.

    It should be noted that the CFR and its members adhere to the principal of a New World Order, which President Bush (senior) professed in a speech, during his presidency. They are also part of the group who appoint the leaders for the United States. The CFR is simply one member of a giant ‘Club’ and as George Carlin said, “You (American citizens) ain’t in it!”.