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Most sources agree that Trump ordered 59 Tomahawk missiles launched against one Syrian airfield. The approximate cost per missile is $1 million. (Such a Bargain!). Buy stock in Raytheon, because they manufacture them.
Seriously, the attack cost (not counting overhead for the ships and crews) about $60 million.  It's hard to get an accurate casualty figure --after all, Syria would naturally want to inflate the number, yet even the Syrians are saying 15 died. That would be approximately $4 million per person killed.

By coincidence, someone drove a hijacked beer truck into a crowd in Stockholm, killing 4 and wounding many. As a former prime minister of Sweden said, "Steal a lorry or a car and then drive it into a crowd. That seems to be the latest terrorist method. Berlin. London. Now Stockholm."

Cost to international organization sponsoring terrorist per person killed. Zero. This wasn't even a suicide bomber, since the driver apparently jumped to safety--at least if that IS the driver they have in custody.

Date: 2017-04-09 08:05 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] steepholm.livejournal.com
I'm actually surprised the former PM didn't mention Nice! It was much less than a year ago.

Date: 2017-04-10 02:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] negothick.livejournal.com
Word is out (though I haven't authenticated it) that Trump owns stock in Raytheon.

Date: 2017-04-11 12:44 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] futureyesterdaz.livejournal.com
But even if only a few planes were destroyed, that's hundreds of millions of $ these days. And the attack wasn't intended to either kill or destroy - it was a warning to Putin and Assad that this prez won't be so cautious as Obama (whose slow response to the Syrian war is one of his low points).

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