By Michael Rivero
Since the 1979 Iranian revolution and the downfall of the US Puppet Ruler the Shah, Iran has been an Islamic state. In that interval of time, 1979 to the present, Iran has not invaded anyone. Not once. In fact Iran has not launched a war of aggression against another nation in 200 years. War is not their nature. People of all religions live in peace in Iran, even Jews, who find life so comfortable in Iran they refused an offer by the government of Israel to emigrate!
In the same period of time, Israel, a self-declared Jewish state, attacked Iraq in 1981, bombing the power station at Osirik, claiming it was a clandestine weapons factory. Subsequent examination of the ruins following the 2003 invasion proved Israel had lied. In 1982, Israel invaded Lebanon. This led to the Massacres at Sabra and Shatilla. In February 2003 Israel staged incursions into Gaza and Nablus. In September 2007 Israel bombed Syria, again insisting they were destroying a clandestine weapons laboratory. Again there was no evidence to support Israel’s claims. In 2006, Israel attacked Lebanon, killing 1200, mostly civilians, several UN observers, and littering the landscape with land mines on their way out. In February 2008 Israel again raided Gaza, killing over 100. HAMAS agreed to a cease fire and kept it for 6 months until November 4, when Israel again attacked without warning, killing 6 HAMAS members, and launching operation CAST LEAD. 1300 Gazans, mostly civilians, were killed. Israel lost 13 soldiers. Violations of international law included the use of White Phosphorus incendiary bombs against civilians and non-military targets. The United Nations investigated, but Israel refused to cooperate. In May 2010, Israel attacked an international aid flotilla bringing food and medical supplies to Gaza in international waters. 9 people were murdered including an American from New York. In June 2014, citing as their excuse the murder of three teenagers in the West Bank (which even the West Bank police said were not linked to HAMAS), Israel launched operation PROTECTIVE EDGE, bombing Gaza into rubble, again refusing to cooperate with UN investigators, and ultimately refusing to keep to the terms of the cease fire.
In the same period of time, the United States, officially a secular nation but predominantly Christian, attacked El Salvador (1980), Libya (1981), Sinai (1982), Lebanon (1982 1983), Egypt (1983), Grenada (1983), Honduras (1983), Chad (1983), Persian Gulf (1984), Libya (1986) , Bolivia (1986), Iran (1987), Persian Gulf (1987), Kuwait (1987), Iran (1988), Honduras (1988), Panama (1988), Libya (1989), Panama (1989), Colombia, Bolivia, and Peru (1989), Philippines (1989), Panama (1989-1990), Liberia (1990), Saudi Arabia (1990), Iraq (1991), Zaire (1991), Sierra Leone (1992), Somalia (1992), Bosnia-Herzegovina (1993 to present), Macedonia (1993), Haiti (1994), Macedonia (1994), Bosnia (1995), Liberia (1996), Central African Republic (1996), Albania (1997), Congo/Gabon (1997), Sierra Leon (1997), Cambodia (1997), Iraq (1998), Guinea/Bissau (1998), Kenya/Tanzania (1998 to 1999), Afghanistan/Sudan (1998), Liberia (1998), East Timor (1999), Serbia (1999), Sierra Leon (2000), Yemen (2000), East Timor (2000), Afghanistan (2001 to present), Yemen (2002), Philippines (2002) , Cote d’Ivoire (2002), Iraq (2003 to present), Liberia (2003), Georgia/Djibouti (2003), Haiti (2004), Georgia/Djibouti/Kenya/Ethiopia/Yemen/Eritrea War on Terror (2004), Pakistan drone attacks (2004 to present), Somalia (2007), South Ossetia/Georgia (2008), Syria (2008), Yemen (2009 and 2015), Haiti (2010), Libya (2011), Syria (2011), Ukraine (2014), Iraq (2015), etc. etc. etc. etc.
So, who is the danger to world peace?
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THE MOTHER OF ALL TERRORISTS
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Ever since the United States Army massacred 300 Lakotas in 1890, American forces have intervened elsewhere around the globe 100 times. Indeed the United States has sent troops abroad or militarily struck other countries’ territory 216 times since independence from Britain. Since 1945 the United States has intervened in more than 20 countries throughout the world.
Since World War II, the United States actually dropped BOMBS ON 23 COUNTRIES. These include: China 1945-46, Korea 1950-53, China 1950-53, Guatemala 1954, Indonesia 1958, Cuba 1959-60, Guatemala 1960, Congo 1964, Peru 1965, Laos 1964-73, Vietnam 1961-73, Cambodia 1969-70, Guatemala 1967-69, Grenada 1983, Lebanon 1984, Libya 1986, El Salvador 1980s, Nicaragua 1980s, Panama 1989, Iraq 1991-1999, Sudan 1998, Afghanistan 1998, and Yugoslavia 1999.
Post World War II, the United States has also assisted in over 20 different coups throughout the world, and the CIA was responsible for half a dozen assassinations of political heads of state.
The following is a comprehensive summary of the imperialist strategy of the United States over the span of the past century:
Argentina-1890-Troops sent to Buenos Aires to protect business interests.
Chile-1891- Marines sent to Chile and clashed with nationalist rebels.
Haiti-1891-American troops suppress a revolt by Black workers on United States-claimed Navassa Island.
Hawaii-1893-Navy sent to Hawaii to overthrow the independent kingdom-Hawaii annexed by the United States.
Nicaragua-1894-Troops occupied Bluefields, a city on the Caribbean Sea, for a month.
China-1894-95-Navy, Army, and Marines landed during the Sino-Japanese War.
Korea-1894-96-Troops kept in Seoul during the war.
Panama-1895-Army, Navy, and Marines landed in the port city of Corinto.
China-1894-1900-Troops occupied China during the Boxer Rebellion.
Philippines-1898-1910-Navy and Army troops landed after the Philippines fell during the Spanish-American War; 600,000 Filipinos were killed. Cuba-1898-1902-Troops seized Cuba in the Spanish-American War; the United States still maintains troops at Guantanamo Bay today.
Puerto Rico-1898-present-Troops seized Puerto Rico in the Spanish-American War and still occupies Puerto Rico today.
Nicaragua-1898-Marines landed at the port of San Juan del Sur.
Samoa-1899-Troops landed as a result over the battle for succession to the throne.
Panama-1901-14-Navy supported the revolution when Panama claimed independence from Colombia. American troops have occupied the Canal Zone since 1901 when construction for the canal began.
Honduras-1903-Marines landed to intervene during a revolution.
Dominican Rep-1903-04-Troops landed to protect American interests during a revolution.
Korea-1904-05-Marines landed during the Russo-Japanese War.
Cuba-1906-09-Troops landed during an election.
Nicaragua-1907-Troops landed and a protectorate was set up.
Honduras-1907-Marines landed during Honduras’ war with Nicaragua.
Panama-1908-Marines sent in during Panama’s election.
Nicaragua-1910-Marines landed for a second time in Bluefields and Corinto.
Honduras-1911-Troops sent in to protect American interests during Honduras’ civil war.
China-1911-41-Navy and troops sent to China during continuous flare-ups.
Cuba-1912-Troops sent in to protect American interests in Havana.
Panama-1912-Marines landed during Panama’s election.
Honduras-1912-Troops sent in to protect American interests.
Nicaragua-1912-33-Troops occupied Nicaragua and fought guerrillas during its 20-year civil war.
Mexico-1913-Navy evacuated Americans during revolution.
Dominican Rep-1914-Navy fought with rebels over Santo Domingo.
Mexico-1914-18-Navy and troops sent in to intervene against nationalists. Haiti-1914-34-Troops occupied Haiti after a revolution and occupied Haiti for 19 years.
Dominican Rep-1916-24-Marines occupied the Dominican Republic for eight years.
Cuba-1917-33-Troops landed and occupied Cuba for 16 years; Cuba became an economic protectorate.
World War I-1917-18-Navy and Army sent to Europe to fight the Axis powers.
Russia-1918-22-Navy and troops sent to eastern Russia after the Bolshevik Revolution; Army made five landings.
Honduras-1919-Marines sent during Honduras’ national elections.
Guatemala-1920-Troops occupied Guatemala for two weeks during a union strike.
Turkey-1922-Troops fought nationalists in Smyrna.
China-1922-27-Navy and Army troops deployed during a nationalist revolt.
Honduras-1924-25-Troops landed twice during a national election.
Panama-1925-Troops sent in to put down a general strike.
China-1927-34-Marines sent in and stationed for seven years throughout China.
El Salvador-1932-Naval warships deployed during the FMLN revolt under Marti.
World War II-1941-45-Military fought the Axis powers: Japan, Germany, and Italy.
Yugoslavia-1946-Navy deployed off the coast of Yugoslavia in response to the downing of an American plane.
Uruguay-1947-Bombers deployed as a show of military force.
Greece-1947-49-United States operations insured a victory for the far right in national “elections.”
Germany-1948-Military deployed in response to the Berlin blockade; the Berlin airlift lasts 444 days.
Philippines-1948-54-The CIA directed a civil war against the Filipino Huk revolt.
Puerto Rico-1950-Military helped crush an independence rebellion in Ponce.
Korean War-1951-53-Military sent in during the war.
Iran-1953-The CIA orchestrated the overthrow of democratically elected Mossadegh and restored the Shah to power.
Vietnam-1954-The United States offered weapons to the French in the battle against Ho Chi Minh and the Viet Minh.
Guatemala-1954-The CIA overthrew the democratically elected Arbenz and placed Colonel Armas in power.
Egypt-1956-Marines deployed to evacuate foreigners after Nasser nationalized the Suez Canal.
Lebanon-1958-Navy supported an Army occupation of Lebanon during its civil war.
Panama-1958-Troops landed after Panamanians demonstrations threatened the Canal Zone.
Cuba-1961-The CIA-directed Bay of Pigs invasions failed to overthrow the Castro government.
Cuba-1962-The Navy quarantines Cuba during the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Laos-1962-Military occupied Laos during its civil war against the Pathet Lao guerrillas.
Panama-1964-Troops sent in and Panamanians shot while protesting the United States presence in the Canal Zone.
Indonesia-1965-The CIA orchestrated a military coup.
Dominican Rep-1965-66-Troops deployed during a national election.
Guatemala-1966-67-Green Berets sent in.
Cambodia-1969-75-Military sent in after the Vietnam War expanded into Cambodia.
Oman-1970-Marines landed to direct a possible invasion into Iran.
Laos-1971-75-Americans carpet-bomb the countryside during Laos’ civil war.
Chile-1973-The CIA orchestrated a coup, killing President Allende who had been popularly elected. The CIA helped to establish a military regime under General Pinochet.
Cambodia-1975-Twenty-eight Americans killed in an effort to retrieve the crew of the Mayaquez, which had been seized.
Angola-1976-92-The CIA backed South African rebels fighting against Marxist Angola.
Iran-1980-Americans aborted a rescue attempt to liberate 52 hostages seized in the Teheran embassy.
Libya-1981-American fighters shoot down two Libyan fighters.
El Salvador-198-92-The CIA, troops, and advisers aid in El Salvador’s war against the FMLN.
Nicaragua-1981-90-The CIA and NSC directed the Contra War against the Sandinistas.
Lebanon-1982-84-Marines occupied Beirut during Lebanon’s civil war; 241 were killed in the American barracks and Reagan “redeployed” the troops to the Mediterranean.
Honduras-1983-89-Troops sent in to build bases near the Honduran border.
Grenada-1983-84-American invasion overthrew the Maurice Bishop government.
Iran-1984-American fighters shot down two Iranian planes over the Persian Gulf.
Libya-1986-American fighters hit targets in and around the capital city of Tripoli.
Bolivia-1986-The Army assisted government troops on raids of cocaine areas.
Iran-1987-88-The United States intervened on the side of Iraq during the Iran-Iraq War.
Libya-1989-Navy shot down two more Libyan jets.
Virgin Islands-1989-Troops landed during unrest among Virgin Island peoples.
Philippines-1989-Air Force provided air cover for government during coup.
Panama-1989-90-27,000 Americans landed in overthrow of President Noriega; over 2,000 Panama civilians were killed.
Liberia-1990-Troops entered Liberia to evacuate foreigners during civil war.
Saudi Arabia-1990-91-American troops sent to Saudi Arabia, which was a staging area in the war against Iraq.
Kuwait-1991-Troops sent into Kuwait to turn back Saddam Hussein.
Somalia-1992-94-Troops occupied Somalia during civil war.
Bosnia-1993-95-Air Force jets bombed “no-fly zone” during civil war in Yugoslavia.
Haiti-1994-96-American troops and Navy provided a blockade against Haiti’s military government. The CIA restored Aristide to power.
Zaire-1996-97-Marines sent into Rwanda Hutus’ refugee camps in the area where the Congo revolution began.
Albania-1997-Troops deployed during evacuation of foreigners.
Sudan-1998-American missiles destroyed a pharmaceutical complex where alleged nerve gas components were manufactured.
Afghanistan-1998-Missiles launched towards alleged Afghan terrorist training camps.
Yugoslavia-1999-Bombings and missile attacks carried out by the United States in conjunction with NATO in the 11-week war against Milosevic.
Iraq-1998-2001-Missiles launched into Baghdad and other large Iraq cities for four days. American jets enforced “no-fly zone” and continued to hit Iraqi targets since December 1998.
These*100*instances of American military intervention did not include times when the United States:
(1) Deployed military police overseas;
(2) Mobilized the National Guard;
(3) Sent Navy ships off the coast of numerous countries as a show of strength;
(4) Sent additional troops to areas where Americans were already stationed;
(5) Carried out covert actions where American forces were not under the direct rule of an American command;
(6) Used small hostage rescue units;
(7) Used American pilots to fly foreign planes;
(8) Carried out military training and advisory programs, which did not involve direct combat.
U. S. Government Assassination Plots
Following is a list of prominent foreign leaders whose assassination (or planning for same) the United States has been involved in since the end of Second World War. The list does not include several assassinations in various parts of the world carried out by anti-Castro Cubans employed by CIA and headquartered in the United States:
LIST A: NON MUSLIMS
1949 – KIm Koo, Korean opposition leader
1950’s – CIA/Neo-Nazi hit list of numerous political figures in West Germany
1950’s Chou En-lai, Prime Minister of China, several attempts on his life
1950s (mid) – Claro M. Recto, Philippines opposition leader
1951 – Kim Il Sung, Premiere of North Korea
1955 – Jose’ Antonio Remon, President of Panama
1955 – Jawar Lal Nehru, Prime Minister of India
1959 and 1963 – Norodom Sihanouk, leader of Cambodia
1950s-70s – Jose Figueres, President of Costa Rica, two attempts on his life
1961 – Francois “Papa Doc” Duvalier, leader of Haiti
1961 – Patrice Lumumba , Prime Minister of Congo (Zaire)
1961 – Gen. Rafael Trujillo, leader of Dominican Republic
1963 – Ngo Dinh Diem, President of South Vietnam
1960s – Fidel Castro, President of Cuba, more than15 attempts on his life
1960s – Raul Castro, high official in government of Cuba
1965 – Francisco Caamanao, Dominican Republic opposition leader
1965 – Pierre Ngendandumwe, Prime Minister of Burundi
1965-6 – Charles de Gaulle, President of France
1967 – Che Guevara, Cuban leader
1970 – Salvadore Allende, President of Chile
1970 – General Rene Schneider, Commander-in-Chief of Army, Chile
1970s and 1981 – Gen. Omar Torrijos, leader of Panama
1972 – General Manuel Noriega, Chief of Panama Intelligence
1975 – Mobutu Sese Seko, President of Zaire
1976 – Michael Manley, Prime Minister of Jamaica
1983 – Miguel d’Escoto, Foreign Minister of Nicaragua
1984 – The nine commandantes of the Sandanista National Directorate
1980’s – Dr. Gerald Bull, Canadian Ballistics Scientist assassinated by Mossad in Belgium.
Partial List Of Muslim Leaders Assassinated Or Attempted Assassinations
1950’s Sukarno, President of Indonesia
1957 Gamal Abdul Nasser, President of Egypt
1960 Brigadier General, Abdul Karim Kassem, Leader of Iraq
1980-86 Muammar Qaddafi, Leader of Libya, several plots and attempts upon his life
1982 Ayatullah Khomeini, Leader of Iran
1983 General Ahmed Dlimi, Moroccan army Commander
1985 Sheikh Mohammed Hussein Fadllallah, Lebanese Shiite Leader (80 people killed in that attempt)
1991 Saddam Hussein, Leader of Iraq
Reference: Blum, William, “KILLING HOPE – U.S. Military and CIA Interventions Since World War II,” Appendix III U.S. Government Assassination Plots, page 453, Common Courage Press, Monroe, Maine 1995. ISBN 1-56751-052-3 Very likely Victims :
April 4, 1979 – Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, Leader of Pakistan, for pursuing making of Nuclear Bomb.
August, 1988. General Ziaul Haq, Military Leader of Pakistan.
1995 – Murtaza Bhutto, Son of ZUlfiqar Ali Bhutto, Anti-American would-be Leader – Pakistan.
March 25, 1975 – King Faisal of Saudi Arabia through his Nephew, Saudi Arabia for imposing 1973 Oil Embargo.
August 24, 1999. Mullah Mohammad Omar, in Kandhar, Afghanistan.
1950’s Sukarno, President of Indonesia
1957 Gamal Abdul Nasser, President
2001 40 Palestinian leaders assassinated through surrogate