You mean all the way back to the beginning?
Sheez… how about just after WWII…
The link you gave that shows the list is not from that site. Its from some guy in the forums on Huffington Post social comment section who made the
list but did not support the list with any facts. He just made a list of nations that have had military encounters with the US, and even then he
failed to explain the context of each..
Anti War Socialist with a taste for freedom
List of countries the USA has bombed since the end of World War II:
Belgian Congo 1964
Dominican Republic 1965-66
El Salvador 1981-92
Croatia 1994 (only Serbian areas of Croatia)
Bosnia 1995 (only Serbian areas of Bosnia)
Iran 1998 (airliner)
30 Mar 2011 8:58 PM
The list does not support your position - respectfully.
You can't rightly say we won any of these conflicts as empires don't actually win their conquests over so to speak. That's not the intent
The US is not enacting the Charlemagne doctrine. Some of the countries in the list have been to war with the US (WWII). They were occupied by US
forces until governments could get back up and running, at which point we left. What does it say about a country that helps rebuild a nation they just
won a war against? What does it say that they are some of our closest allies, even today?
For argument sake assume the list is accurate - How many of those countries ceased to exist and have been annexed into the US?
What were the circumstances for the action the US took with regards to the list?
How many on that list have received assistance / aid / military from the US?
how many on the list foes the US not have diplomatic relations with?
Syria lobbed some artillery shells into Turkey, injuring / killing some people. Turkey responded - Does that make Turkey's actions comparable to the
list for the US above?
Russia invaded Chechnya - twice. Does that make Russia's actions comparable to the list for the US above?
World conquest is about destabilizing a region (or the whole world for that matter) so as to make it impossible or nearly impossible for enemies
to fight BACK
Like Russia is doing in former soviet republics? Ukraine, Moldova etc etc. If we go back to the end of WWII / Cold War the number of countries
Russia destabilized is sizable as well.
We are good at it. Sir George said it better than me. You can see my other post this thread…
The thing about war is to wage it in the name of defense or "Humanitarian" grounds all the while full knowing what is really going on is whole sale
murder and exploitation of peoples and their countries resources. Its a "pretend we are the good guys game" and denying there is any wrong doing.
Kind of like your posts…
I get what you are saying however I reject the notion that all of the blame lies at the doorstep of the US. The US is no angel and we all know that.
For me, the bulk comes down to what was the purpose of taking actions and are those justifications valid?
Its one thing to hate the US for whatever reason. Its something else entirely when that hate / dislike of the US causes a person to reject facts out
of hand for the sole purpose of wanting to see the US taken to task, even if those facts support US actions.
As for your last comment I am not sure how to take that. Was that an insult or?
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