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The cost of war in Kosovo

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Date: Thu, 08 Apr 1999 14:30:53 -0700
From: Sid Shniad <shniad@sfu.ca>
To: ccpa@policyalternatives.ca
Subject: [news] The cost of war in Kosovo

THE MONEY being spent on humanitarian relief for the Kosovan refugees is a
tiny fraction of that being spent on the bombing. NATO's bombs have created
a crisis in one of the poorest areas of Europe.

* The cost of one of the US's B-2 "Stealth" bombers is 1.5 billion. That
is the same as the entire gross domestic product of Albania.

* The US has 21 B-2 bombers.  The money used to produce them could meet the
basic health and nutritional requirements of the starving across the world
for TWO years. That would save the lives of the 30,000 children under the
age of five who die EVERY DAY because of malnutrition and easily treatable
diseases.

* Every cruise missile fired costs $1 million. Experts estimate NATO
dropped at least 120 cruise missiles in the first week of bombing alone.
The cost of EACH ONE could provide the seeds and tools for 50,000 poor
peasants in the Third World to grow their own food for a year.









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