Came across this list of American invasions that have occurred since the end of World War II. It’s not a complete list since I can think of a couple of others, and to give Vietnam a single line is to diminish its significance. Personally, I was happy with the anti-communist efforts, although that may be a view I developed perhaps post-1975. But it is an amazing list.
1948 PHILIPPINES – CIA directs war against Huk Rebellion.
1950 PUERTO RICO – Independence rebellion crushed in Ponce.
1951 KOREA – USA and South Korea fight China and North Korea to stalemate.
1953 IRAN – CIA overthrows democracy deposes President Mossadegh, installs Shah.
1954 GUATEMALA – CIA directs exile invasion.
1958 LEBANON – US Marine occupation against rebels.
1960 VIETNAM – Fought South Vietnam revolt and North Vietnam; 1-2 million killed.
1961 CUBA – CIA-directed exile invasion fails.
1962 CUBA – Naval blockade during missile crisis; near-war with USSR.
1964 PANAMA – Panamanians shot by US troops for urging canal’s return.
1965 INDONESIA – Million people killed in CIA-assisted army coup.
1965 DOMINICAN REPUBLIC – US Marines land during election campaign.
1966 GUATEMALA – Green Berets intervene against rebels.
1969 CAMBODIA – Up to 2 million killed in decade of US bombing, starvation and political chaos.
1970 OMAN – USA directs Iranian marine invasion.
1971 LAOS – USA directs South Vietnamese invasion; carpet-bombs countryside.
1973 CHILE – CIA-backed coup ousts elected President Allende, installs Augusto Pinochet.
1975 CAMBODIA – US troops captured ship, 28 die in helicopter crash.
1976 ANGOLA – CIA assists South African-backed rebels.
1981 LIBYA – Two Libyan jets shot down in manoeuvres.
1981 EL SALVADOR – Overflights aid anti-rebel war, soldiers briefly involved in hostage clash.
1981 NICARAGUA – CIA directs exile (Contra) invasions, plants mines in Managua Harbour.
1982 LEBANON – US Marines expel PLO and back Phalangists, US Navy bombs and shells.
1983 GRENADA – US invasion deposes elected Prime Minister Maurice Bishop.
1984 IRAN – Two Iranian jets shot down over Persian Gulf.
1986 LIBYA – Air strikes to topple nationalist government.
1987 IRAN – US intervenes on side of Iraq in war.
1989 LIBYA – Two Libyan jets shot down.
1989 VIRGIN ISLANDS – St Croix Black unrest after storm.
1989 PHILIPPINES – Air cover provided for government against coup.
1989 PANAMA – Nationalist government ousted by 27,000 soldiers. More than 2000 people killed.
1990 IRAQ – More than 200,000 people killed in invasion of Iraq and Kuwait.
1992 SOMALIA – US-led UN occupation during civil war; raids against one Mogadishu faction.
1992 YUGOSLAVIA – NATO blockade of Serbia and Montenegro.
1993 BOSNIA – No-fly zone patrolled in civil war; USA downed jets, bombed Serbs.
1994 HAITI – Blockade against military government; troops restore President Aristide to office.
1995 CROATIA – Krajina Serb airfields attacked by USA before Croatian offensive.
1998 SUDAN – US attack on pharmaceutical plant alleged to be ‘terrorist’ nerve gas plant.
1998 AFGHANISTAN – Missile attack on former CIA training camps used by Islamic fundamentalist groups.
1998 IRAQ – Four days of intensive air strikes after weapons inspectors allege Iraqi obstructions.
1999 YUGOSLAVIA – Heavy NATO air strikes after Serbia declines to withdraw from Kosovo.
2001 AFGHANISTAN – US attack and invasion, deposes government and installs US puppet President Karzai.
2003 IRAQ – US attack and invasion, deposes President Saddam Hussein.
2007 IRAN – US Congress allocates $400 million to overthrow elected government, mounts covert infiltration.
2011 LIBYA – USA and allies attack Gaddafi government assets in civil war using cruise missiles.
And while the present American administration is hopefully an anomaly, for we in the West American power remains indispensable. Nevertheless, I also think this is undeniably true: Joe Biden ‘in bed’ with Chinese Communist Party.
When the New York Post published its blockbuster reports on the evidence from the laptop just three weeks before the 2020 election – indicating Joe Biden not only had knowledge of his son’s business dealings, contrary to his claims, but also profited from them – the CEO of the company formed to deal with CEFC China Energy, Tony Bobulinski, came forward.
Bobulinski, Devine said, “verified, corroborated the material that we had published and had a whole slew of his own emails and documents and WhatsApp messages with Hunter Biden referencing Joe Biden.”
“And Tony Bobulinski had also met with Joe Biden twice when the former vice president was vetting him to be the CEO of this new joint venture with a Chinese energy company,” Devine noted.
I don’t think I ever thought any politician ever did what they did out of pure altruism, but the corruption that is evident at every turn across most of the West at the present time is astounding.