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We came, we saw, we destroyed, we forgot

An updated summary of the charming record of US foreign policy. Since the end of the Second World War, the United States of America has …

  1. Attempted to overthrow more than 50 governments, most of which were democratically-elected.[1]
  2. Attempted to suppress a populist or nationalist movement in 20 countries.[2]
  3. Grossly interfered in democratic elections in at least 30 countries.[3]
  4. Dropped bombs on the people of more than 30 countries.[4]
  5. Attempted to assassinate more than 50 foreign leaders.[5]

In total: Since 1945, the United States has carried out one or more of the above actions, on one or more occasions, in the following 69 countries (more than one-third of the countries of the world):

  • Afghanistan
  • Albania
  • Algeria
  • Angola
  • Australia
  • Bolivia
  • Bosnia
  • Brazil
  • British Guiana (now Guyana)
  • Bulgaria
  • Cambodia
  • Chad
  • Chile
  • China
  • Colombia
  • Congo (also as Zaire)
  • Costa Rica
  • Cuba
  • Dominican Republic
  • East Timor
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • Fiji
  • France
  • Germany (plus East Germany)
  • Ghana
  • Greece
  • Grenada
  • Guatemala
  • Honduras
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Italy
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Kuwait
  • Laos
  • Lebanon
  • Libya
  • Mongolia
  • Morocco
  • Nepal
  • Nicaragua
  • North Korea
  • Pakistan
  • Palestine
  • Panama
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Portugal
  • Russia
  • Seychelles
  • Slovakia
  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • Soviet Union
  • Sudan
  • Suriname
  • Syria
  • Thailand
  • Uruguay
  • Venezuela
  • Vietnam (plus North Vietnam)
  • Yemen (plus South Yemen)
  • Yugoslavia

US Interventions Map

Notes

1. http://killinghope.org/essays6/othrow.htm

2. http://killinghope.org/bblum6/suppress.html

3. See chapter 18 of Rogue State: A Guide to the World’s Only Superpower – add Palestine, 2006 to the list

4. http://killinghope.org/superogue/bomb.htm

5. http://killinghope.org/bblum6/assass.htm


About the Author

William Blum

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William Blum is an author, historian, and renowned critic of U.S. foreign policy. He is the author of numerous books, including "Killing Hope: U.S. Military and CIA Interventions Since World War II" and "Rogue State: A Guide to the World’s Only Superpower". 
  • Edward

    The truth at last.

  • THE

    It looks like EULUX that was supposed to be Status Neutral, and was Supposedly Designed to clean up Crime, has become a Criminal, by deviating from their Status Neutral position that they signed with Serbia.

    It is a Fact that if People associate with Criminals for too long, then they too will become Criminals, although given the Fact that they come from NATO Countries, means that EULUX was and is able to teach even the Kosovo Albanians in the Ways of Criminality.

    I think that if there is to be Unity, then the DSS Resolution should be the one that all other Parties agree to.

    Tadic and his DS will make a virtue out of necessity in order to deceive the Gullible, but they are true Puppets of America and NATO

    Tadic and his DS always knew that after The Hague indictees were betrayed, then the next thing the America wants is Kosovo.

    It would have been better to have kept The Hague indictees, because then the latest Criminal move would not have been approved by England, France, and America.

    This is why America and the Leading European Union Countries are trying to steal Kosovo with their latest scheme, because Tadic an his DS for some Mental Sickness Reasons, or for some Blackmail Reasons from England, France, and America have on all their Puppets, it seems that Tadic and his are Desperate to join the Titanic called the European Union.

    This is all timed for the next Election, and Tadic and the DS are Desperate that Kosovo not be an Election issue, and so this is why the Serbs must never put up with a Double Dealing Government.

    This latest Kosovo situation is becoming just like the time of Berlin Air Lift of years ago.

    EULUX which stands for European Union Law and Order Mission, should properly be called NAZILUX.

    NAZILUX wants the Serbian Population to only buy Food and Drink Products from the Kosovo Albanians, and the Albanians do not want Non-Albanians in Kosovo.

    Any and All Food and Drink Products must be tested for cancer causing chemicals and contraceptives, and for depleted uranium, that was used in Kosovo.

    This is why it is necessary for the United Nations to do an Air Lift of Food and Drink Products on Kosovo, and to provide every Serb Household with a Geiger Counter.

    Serbia will pay for tis by Defaulting on all IMF and World Bank Loans, and borrowing the Money from Respected Sources.

  • Paul Craig Roberts

    If only 10% of this is true, the record is still horrible. Indeed, unmatched.

  • Rumman faridi

    Thanx to dare to tell truth.

  • THE

    The time has come for Continental European Democratic Forces in cooperation with Russia to Liberate the People of Continental Europe, and I provide the method to help the People of Continental Europe.

    There can be no solution, unless the problem is known, and it is because at least 50% of Continental European Politicians are Puppetized to extent that they cannot freed, except for someone who is honest, courageous, and Patient.

    It is optional that Russia admits that the Soviet Union have being a Puppet of Anglo-America, but it would give comfort to the other Puppets if they know that Russia understands their predicament, but this is optional.

    Once Puppetship is firmly entrenched, there will not be any slowly, slowly, catch a monkey type approach, or hope and change, because the Puppets will give some hope and change, but it will all be smoke and mirrors, and they will only undermine you, until you are also a Puppet.

    This is because Puppets will only allow other Puppets to become the Leaders of the Puppetized Country, and they will offer you one step forward, but scheme that you take two steps backward, because they are more cunning than others, because they follow America’s Cunning Script.

    America runs a Mafia Protection Racket, and if a Country like Norway appeared to be breaking free from Puppetship, then America can organize Secretly to have the Politicians Children murdered to get the rest of Continental Europe as their Puppets.

    The Continental European Politicians will resent it for a while, but the People of Continental Europe will vote for proper Candidates.

    Russia needs to switch off the gas to Continental Europe for two days, and this will be the platform to prepare the People of Continental Europe and Georgia to understand certain things.

    Continental Europe and Georgia need to know that their Leading Politicians have sold themselves to the American Plutocrats, and that they have voluntarily agreed to be Filmed in Acts of Bestiality and Paedophilia because they Lusted for the Elites Dirty Money.

    These Puppets will always obey orders of their Plutocratic Masters, even at the expense of their own Citizens.

    They will be denials of course, but this is a tug of war between the new Democratic Forces in Continental Europe and the yet to be Liberated People of Continental Europe.

    America can have no part in this new Democracy for Continental Europe, because even most of America’s Politicians have also sold themselves to the Plutocrats of America, because they will always find People who Lust for Dirty Money.

    America is an Evil Dictatorship, and America should be asked to leave Continental Europe as a friend, even though America is no one’s friend, because that is better than being shown the door.

    America should not take Politeness for a Lack of Resolve; neither should they take it as a licence for slowness.

    This might take a year to achieve, but you must be Determined not to take No for an answer, and America will be where it rightfully belongs in its own Country, trying to solve the many pressing problems of the American People.

  • THE

    I know that even those who agree with what I am saying, will accuse me of racism, but I am sure that there are many Black people in America who fully agree with this comment, and the others will secretly agree with this comment.

    I do not think that America should ever have another Black President, unless the Congress tells Barack Obama that the Congress will Impeach him, for reasons that are stated in the American Constitution.

    America will never be a post racial Country, until the Congress does Impeach Obama for future transgressions; that is, future transgressions, and if the Senate does not do a Clinton, and Convicts Obama if he is guilty.

    If Obama is guilty, then those Senators that do not Convict him are the ones who do not wish America to be a post racial Country, regardless of the carefully crafted lies that will give as their excuses.

    I think that the playing of the Race Card should be over in America, and I think that Black People should admit, at least privately that they are happy to be in America rather than in Africa, and that they are Secretly more than glad that their ancestors paid that price.

    I will admit that their will be a few percent of Black Americans who would be willing to suffer in Africa today, if they could reverse the injustices of the past, that enabled them to be Americans.

    Those who understand Human Nature know that such a percentage, if it should exist, is very small, but others are trying to profit of guilt of White People with their constant referrals to past injustices.

    We see that America is debating how to solve it Financial Problems, and as usual the Politicians have left this for the last minute.

    There is no doubt that America’s Debt is huge, and I want to say that I do not know what the best way forward economically is for America.

    I know next to nothing about Economics, Banking, and Finance, but I hear conflicting views from Experts, and America has many of its own Experts.

    There are Black American Democrat Politicians who say that if Obama cannot put more Debt on the American People, then it is because of racism.

    For those that want to know what their wrong claims of Racism looks like, then they need to look no further than this http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/americas/what-does-143-trillion-look-like/article2113681/?from=2112716 .