Geeeeeze .. another big-bad-America thread. Who'da thunk it?
Let's just post military events ... forget the REASONS for them, eh?
Oh freak'n brother .
Sometimes you guys are a real hoot.
1950-1953 Korea - Invited so as to keep Korea free from Communists.
1960-1975 Vietnam, Laos - tried to clean up the mess France left. (failed)
1983 Grenada (Operation Urgent Fury) - Getting Americans out of
harms way during unrest in that country.
1990-1991 Iraq (Desert Shield/Desert Storm) Invited by Kuwait and
Saudi Arabia to get Saddams invading forces out of Kuwait and
protect Saudi Arabia from invasion (Saddam had his forces lined
up on the Saudi border) The UN agreed to this action as long as
Bush 41 didn't go into Bagdad and take out Saddam. That's what
he did - what the UN said to do.
1992-1993 Somalia (Operation Restore Hope) The world screamed
'Stop the Warlords from starving the children' So we attempted
to do so.
1992-1998 Yugoslavia (Operation Provide Promise, MaritimeMonitor/Guard,
Sharp Guard, Deny Flight) Did ya' see the cover of either Time or
Newsweek? The men behind barbed wire being starved to death.
Genocide was taking place. Clinton went in and stopped it. The UN
wasn't involved in this decision. If the USA had waited for them to
figure it out .. hundreds of thousands more would have been
1998 Iraq (Desert Fox) Upholding UN resolutions.
2001-xxxx Afghanistan (Operation Enduring Freedom) - We were attacked
first from UBL's terrorist camps in this country. Going in was in
response to our being attacked first. It was the correct response.
2003-xxxx Iraq (Operation Iraqi Freedom) Terrorist camps in the North.
Mass murders of hundreds of thousands of people. WMD used on
tens of thousands of Kurds. Mass rape and torture. Saddam constantly
threatening his neighbors (and our alleged allies). Violations by
Saddam of UN resolutions at the end of the first Gulf War - which
Saddam lost. A Coalition of the Willing (45 Nations) agreed to go in ...
the UN Security Council that was bought off by Saddam with Oil for Food
Money said not to go in (they didn't want their illegal funds to stop).