Dmitri August 3rd, 2007
This brief and to the point piece is dedicated to all those Americans who believe that their nation is out there for global peace, security, humanity and all those ideals which their government claims to strive for but acts differently. Don’t believe a word of this article till you have done a bit of search on facts and found out the details by yourself. Feel free to point out and mercilessly criticize (without insults and swearwords) if you find anything misleading or false in this brief history.
A cartoon made by an artist ~glogauer highlighting the ideological similarities that dictators like Saddam and US presidents like Bush have in common when it comes to genocidal wars.
The Rise of United States of America - From Independence to Hawaii to the World Wars
After the Declaration of Independence in 1772 as the foundation stone of modern United States, the US has been involved in dozens of acts of aggression in the American continent and Pacific Islands. The most notable among them were the mass massacre of Red Indians in the Indian Wars (1775), the subjugation of Mexico after the Mexican American War (1848), the annexation of Hawaii by backing an armed revolutionary coup against the rulers in 1893, the annexation of Philippines after the colonial US-Philippine War (1899), the Opium War against China for resisting Anglo-US smuggling of drugs into Chinese territory (1900) and the list is endless. Apart from these wars there were dozens of other conflicts, a few of them could be justified but a majority of them would have been war crimes in today’s world, even by fairly liberal standards. The US also participated World War I in support of it’s ally Britain and World War II against the Axis forces, after Japan attacked Hawaii. In conclusion of World War 2, US shocked the world by dropping two atomic bombs in Japan killing off over 300000 people despite the Japanese offer of conditional surrender.
The Post World War 2 era - Vietnam, Korea and beyond
With the end of World War 2, the United Nations was formed in hopes of peace and prevention of further massive conflicts which could lead to a World War or Nuclear Holocaust. But the hopes were shattered, when the US went to wars against Vietnam and North Korea (1950-1980), killing over 5,000,000 people and justifying the act of mass genocide as ‘fight against the evil of communism’. After these genocides where WMDs (Weapons of Mass Destruction) were used, Vietnam and Cambodia were left in ruins and sanctions were passed to prevent recuperation, killing even more people in the process. These wars were however not the end as the US pushed Iraq into a decade long and bloody war against Iran (1980-1989). After the conclusion of this war, the US administration decided to dispose off its partner-in-crime Saddam with the First Gulf War against the weakened Iraqi forces. After defeating Iraq, several blockades and sanctions were passed against Iraq which ended up killing 1.2 million children.
The effects of Clinton Administration - Shock and Awe In Kosovo
The Clinton administration, widely acknowledged as the most anti-war among US governments, went into a bombing campaign at Kosovo (aided by NATO allies) in 1991 against Serb guerillas which resulted in over 60,000 civilian casualties and highlighted the defects in US military technologies after ’smart bombs’ missed targets and several combat aircrafts including at least one ’stealth’ F 117 was downed by ground based Serb guerillas. The Kosovo conflict was hardly resolved by the NATO carpet bombings and the place was left in ruins and destruction, now the land being a heaven for prostitution, driven by NATO forces.
The downfall of an old Partner in Crime: Osama Bin Laden and Al Qaeda
George Bush was voted the US president in January 2001 and barely 8 months into his Presidentship, the US faced a massive strike against its heartland (September 11). The twin towers of World Trade Centre on New York were hit by two hijacked Boeing 767 aircrafts, collapsing the building and killing over 3500 people. Two other planes were used to attack the Pentagon and the White House, one hit the Pentagon while the other crashed into a forest in Pennsylvania. In reaction to this attack George Bush launched an unending war named as War on Terrorism starting off with bombing Afghanistan to weed out Osama Bin Laden and his Al Qaeda mercenaries (which ironically was made and trained by US to bring down the pro-USSR Afghan government and end the Soviet occupation of Northern Afghan territories). The war on Afghanistan had widespread global support because of atrocities and excesses of the Islamic Taliban regime which made Bush and his supporters very happy.
The Bush War in Iraq and a can of International lies
Barely two years into the Afghan War, Bush went to a war against Iraq with claims that the CIA ‘discovered’ Saddam possessed WMDs and committed crimes against humanity with them. What was missed was the fact that most of these WMDs were provided by US and its allies to be used on Iranians and have been exhausted years ago. The CIA ‘report’ later turned out to be a verbatim copy of a Ph.D. student’s doctoral thesis and the WMD report was discredited leaving Bush red faced. To end the war in Iraq, Bush pushed the pro-US interim government to execute Saddam Hussein which was promptly done. However this hardly brought any change, the war rages on with massive casualties on Iraqi civilians and smaller casualties on US forces and a lot of rapes, plunder and murders in between. The war in Iraq is hardly the last war by US, history is a proof that the American people will soon forget it after it gets over and find some new nations where they can carry on their legacy…
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