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war crimes, who's the terrorists?, LC transfer

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post Oct 21 2006, 11:23 AM
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i wonder how many human lives our country has taken, in the name of "greed" and "money"

keep in mind we have spent BILLIONS of dollers to KILL at all corners of the planet!....... we have NEVER been in danger.....

i love my country, but im so ashamed of the crimes against human beings we commit....





Korean War (1951-1957)
The Cold War-era conflict was a proxy war between the United States and its allies and the Communist powers of the People's Republic of China (PRC) and the Soviet Union.

* 11.1% of the total population of North Korea perished, which indicates that 1,130,000 people were killed.

* 1 million Chinese soldiers were either killed in action or died of disease, starvation, exposure


Bay of Pigs Invasion- April 15 - April 19, 1961
was a United States-planned and funded attempted invasion by armed Cuban exiles in southwest Cuba. An attempt to overthrow the government of Fidel Castro
* 1,800 casualties caught on an open causeway in civilian buses and hit by napalm.

* a total of around 2,000 Cuban soldiers fighting for Castro may have been killed, wounded, and missing in action.


Vietnam War-1957–1975
Cold War escalation.

* 1.1 million fighters—Viet Cong guerrillas and North Vietnamese soldiers—and nearly 2 million civilians in the north and 2 million in the south were killed between 1954 and 1975.

* U.S. soldiers' massacre of Vietnamese villagers at My Lai.



* Between 1961 and 1967 the US Air Force sprayed 20 million gallons of concentrated herbicides (mainly Agent Orange) over 6 million acres of crops and trees, affecting an estimated 13% of South Vietnam's land. In 1997, an article published by the Wall Street Journal reported that up to half a million children were born with dioxin related deformities, and that the birth defects in South Vietnam were fourfold those in the North.

* A 1967 study by the Agronomy Section of the Japanese Science Council concluded that 3.8 million acres of land had been destroyed, killing 1000 peasants and 13,000 livestock.


secret war in El Salvador 1981-1992
1981, President Reagan dispatched 55 Green Beret trainers to El Salvador to teach the Salvadoran army better techniques for defeating a resilient band of Marxist-led guerrillas.

* President Reagan and CIA director William J. Casey detected instead an insidious Soviet plot to surround and conquer the United States. In one memorable formulation of this theme, Reagan conjured up the image of Harlingen, Texas, under threat from Central American peasant armies. At another point, a top Pentagon official warned that there was nothing to stop Nicaragua's Sandinista army from marching south, conquering Costa Rica, invading Panama and seizing the Panama Canal.

*

Invasion of Grenada-October 25, 1983 - December 15, 1983
Both Cuba and Grenada, when they saw that American ships were heading for Grenada, sent urgent messages promising that American students were safe and urging that an invasion not occur. [...] There is no indication that the administration made a determined effort to evacuate the Americans peacefully. [...] Officials have acknowledged that there was no inclination to try to negotiate with the Grenadian authorities."


* the American troops withdrew after a new government was appointed by the governor-general. Nineteen U.S. soldiers were killed and 106 were injured in the fighting.[3] Cuban and Grenadian losses were reported to be approximately 100 dead and 350 wounded.



United States invasion of Panama--December 20, 1989–January 3, 1990
The United States invasion of Panama, codenamed Operation Just Cause, was the invasion of Panama by armed forces of the United States that deposed general and de facto military leader Manuel Noriega in December 1989, during the administration of U.S. President George H. W. Bush.


* an Independent Commission of Inquiry on the U.S. Invasion of Panama estimated Panamanian deaths at 1000-4000

* and that "relief efforts were inadequate to meet the basic needs of thousands of civilians made homeless by the invasion". The report estimated the number of displaced civilians to be over 15,000


Gulf War--2 August 1990–28 February 1991
This war began with the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait on August 2, 1990, following unproven Iraqi contentions that Kuwait was illegally "slant-drilling" oil across Iraq's border

* civilian death toll--3,500

* The Iraqi military suffered more than 100,000 casualties


1995 American intervention in Bosnia--1995

Sending 20,000 American troops to Bosnia as part of a NATO-led peacekeeping contingent to enforce


* By Gary Wilson, Workers World, 11 September 1997. The U.S. military and U.S.-led NATO forces in Bosnia have increased their repression against the Serbian population. These acts are justified, U.S. officials claim, because they say the Bosnian Serb president, Biljana Plavsic, asked them to do them. However, it is the U.S. government who is calling the shots.


United States war in Afghanistan--October 7, 2001–(conflict still ongoing)
The United States war in Afghanistan started in October 2001, in the wake of the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States, marking the beginning of its "War on Terrorism" campaign,


* at least 3700 and probably closer to 5000 civilians were killed as a result of U.S. bombing

* al-Qaeda dead: unknown

* Taliban dead: unknown


2003 invasion of Iraq--March 20, 2003– [hmm]
The 2003 invasion of Iraq, termed "Operation Iraqi Freedom" by the US administration, began on March 20. It was originally coined "Operation Iraqi Liberation"[1][2]. The United States and the United Kingdom supplied 98% of the invading forces.


* The initial act that sparked this cycle of violence is the illegal US-led invasion of March and April 2003 which resulted in 7,312 civilian deaths and 17,298 injured in a mere 42 days.

* On 1 July 2006 it put the total number of civilian dead at 36,980 to 41,446






arent we great?.....................

the soveit union wanted the afghan oil fields........so we helped the afghans against russia,.....just to turn around and steel it ourselves....

iraq invaded a weaker nation, to steel its resources.....so we call him evil for that? isnt that our job??
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