a reply to: Profusion
Funny how the US accuses Iran of being war-like when Iran has not invaded any other country in 100 years +
Found this in recent days and my, what a comparison:
US MILITARY INTERVENTIONS 1898 to 2011
1898 PHILIPPINES - Seized from Spain, killed 600,000 Filipinos.
1898 CUBA - Seized from Spain, USA still holds Navy base at Guantanamo.
1898 PUERTO RICO - Seized from Spain, occupation continues.
1898 GUAM - Seized from Spain, USA still uses as military base.
1898 NICARAGUA - US Marines land at port of San Juan Del Sur.
1899 SAMOA - Battle over succession to throne.
1899 NICARAGUA - US Marines land at port of Bluefields.
1901 PANAMA - Broke off from Colombia 1903, annexed Canal Zone 1914-99.
1903 HONDURAS - US Marines intervene in revolution.
1903 DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - US interests protected in Revolution.
1904 KOREA - US Marines land in Russo-Japanese War.
1906 CUBA - US Marines land in democratic election.
1907 NICARAGUA - 'Dollar Diplomacy' protectorate established.
1907 HONDURAS - US Marines land during war with Nicaragua.
1908 PANAMA - US Marines intervene in election contest.
1910 NICARAGUA - US Marines land in Bluefields and Corinto.
1911 HONDURAS - US interests protected in civil war.
1912 CUBA - US interests protected in Havana.
1912 HONDURAS - US Marines protect US economic interests.
1912 NICARAGUA - 20-year occupation, fought guerrillas.
1914 DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - Fight with rebels over Santo Domingo.
1914 MEXICO - Series of interventions against nationalists.
1914 HAITI - 19-year occupation after revolts.
1916 DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - 8-year US Marine occupation.
1917 CUBA - Military occupation, made into economic protectorate.
1918 RUSSIA - Five landings to fight Bolsheviks after end of World War 2.
1918 PANAMA - 'Police duty' during unrest after elections.
1919 YUGOSLAVIA - US Marines intervene for Italy against Serbs in Dalmatia.
1919 HONDURAS - US Marines land during election campaign.
1920 GUATEMALA - 2-week intervention against unionists.
1922 TURKEY - Fought nationalists in Smyrna (Izmir).
1922 CHINA - Deployment during nationalist revolt.
1924 HONDURAS - Landed twice during election strife.
1925 PANAMA - US Marines suppress general strike.
1927 CHINA - US Marines stationed throughout the country.
1932 EL SALVADOR - Warships sent during Faribundo Marti revolt.
1948 PHILIPPINES - CIA directs war against Huk Rebellion.
1950 PUERTO RICO - Independence rebellion crushed in Ponce.
1951 KOREA - USA and South Korea fight China and North Korea to stalemate; Atomic bomb threat in 1950 and against China in 1953. USA still has bases
in South Korea.
1953 IRAN - CIA overthrows democracy deposes President Mossadegh, installs Shah.
1954 GUATEMALA - CIA directs exile invasion after new government nationalises US company
land; bombers based in Nicaragua.
1958 LEBANON - US Marine occupation against rebels.
1960 VIETNAM - Fought South Vietnam revolt and North Vietnam; 1-2 million killed; atomic bomb threats in 1968 and 1969.
1961 CUBA - CIA-directed exile invasion fails.
1962 CUBA - Naval blockade during missile crisis; near-war with USSR.
1964 PANAMA - Panamanians shot by US troops for urging canal's return.
1965 INDONESIA - Million people killed in CIA-assisted army coup.
1965 DOMINICAN REPUBLIC – US Marines land during election campaign.
1966 GUATEMALA - Green Berets intervene against rebels.
1969 CAMBODIA - Up to 2 million killed in decade of US bombing, starvation and political chaos.
1970 OMAN - USA directs Iranian marine invasion.
1971 LAOS - USA directs South Vietnamese invasion; carpet-bombs countryside.
1973 CHILE - CIA-backed coup ousts elected President Allende, installs Augusto Pinochet.
1975 CAMBODIA - US troops captured ship, 28 die in helicopter crash.
1976 ANGOLA - CIA assists South African-backed rebels.
1980 IRAN - Raid to rescue embassy hostages; 8 troops die in helicopter and aircraft crash.
1981 LIBYA - Two Libyan jets shot down in manoeuvres.
1981 EL SALVADOR - Overflights aid anti-rebel war, soldiers briefly involved in hostage clash.
1981 NICARAGUA - CIA directs exile (Contra) invasions, plants mines in Managua Harbour against revolution.
1982 LEBANON - US Marines expel PLO and back Phalangists, US Navy bombs and shells
Muslim and Syrian positions.
1983 HONDURAS - Manoeuvres help build bases near borders.
1983 GRENADA - US invasion deposes elected Prime Minister Maurice Bishop.
1984 IRAN - Two Iranian jets shot down over Persian Gulf.
1986 LIBYA - Air strikes to topple nationalist government.
1987 IRAN - US intervenes on side of Iraq in war.
1989 LIBYA - Two Libyan jets shot down.
1989 VIRGIN ISLANDS - St Croix Black unrest after storm.
1989 PHILIPPINES - Air cover provided for government against coup.
1989 PANAMA - Nationalist government ousted by 27,000 soldiers, President Manuel Noriega arrested, more than 2000 people killed.
1990 IRAQ - Iraq countered after invading Kuwait; 540,000 troops also stationed in Oman, Qatar, Bahrain, UAE, Israel. Blockade of Iraqi and Jordanian
ports, air strikes; more than 200,000 people killed in invasion of Iraq and Kuwait; no-fly zone over Kurdish north, Shiite south, large-scale
destruction of Iraqi military.
1992 SOMALIA - US-led UN occupation during civil war; raids against one Mogadishu faction.
1992 YUGOSLAVIA - NATO blockade of Serbia and Montenegro.
1993 BOSNIA - No-fly zone patrolled in civil war; USA downed jets, bombed Serbs.
1994 HAITI - Blockade against military government; troops restore President Aristide to office three years after coup.
1995 CROATIA - Krajina Serb airfields attacked by USA before Croatian offensive.
1998 SUDAN - US attack on pharmaceutical plant alleged to be 'terrorist' nerve gas plant.
1998 AFGHANISTAN - Missile attack on former CIA training camps used by Islamic fundamentalist groups alleged to have attacked embassies.
1998 IRAQ - Four days of intensive air strikes after weapons inspectors allege Iraqi obstructions.
1999 YUGOSLAVIA - Heavy NATO air strikes after Serbia declines to withdraw from Kosovo.
2001 AFGHANISTAN - US attack and invasion, deposes government and installs US puppet
2003 IRAQ - US attack and invasion, deposes President Saddam Hussein.
2007 IRAN - US Congress allocates $400 million to fund overthrow of elected government, funds terrorist group Jundullah, USA mounts covert
infiltration and surveillance missions by US
2011 LIBYA - USA and allies attack Gaddafi government assets in civil war using cruise missiles, impose a no-fly zone.