EU politicians, Anonymous protest US Wikileaks actions

EU politicians, Anonymous protest US Wikileaks actions.

[newsimage]http://static.rankone.nl/images_posts/2011/01/HzFIZf.jpg[/newsimage]The United States Department of Justice’s (DOJ) handling of the Wikileaks investigation is drawing criticism not only from Anonymous, a vigilante activist group that has been fighting against censorship involving the leak of US diplomatic cables, but also from an 85 member European Parliament group known as the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe.


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The cables should already be public domain, minus identifying information :iagree:

Governments need to be accountable for their actions, much like any professional in any other industry.
For the government to be accountable, there must be transparency,

In the case where actions are questionable, they will be judged by a jury of their peers, and they will be given an opportunity to address the accusations.

To err is human. Sometimes people just make the wrong decision or miscalculate, even with the right information.

What the USA does is it’s own business .
We should mind our own business & keep out of the business of other countries.
We should expect the same from other countries.
Other countries don’t have to extradite anyone to the USA anymore that the USA has to extradite anyone to them. If they do then it is the business of the USA what to do .
For the cables or any communication protect it in the manner it should be.Then it isn’t leaked.
For example how many telephone converstaions of the President of the USA are on the internet ? If the information in the cables was classified then it should have been sent another more protected way.

The solution is obvious. We simply revoke the government’s PRIVLEDGE of classifying any information. While is is true that this may make governing much more difficult, convenience is never a justification for otherwise unjustifiable actions.

At lease here in the United States, we would be living up to the ideals of our founders who boldly stated to the world in our Declaration of Independence “governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed”. Now ask yourself, how can you give your consent to any action that is kept secret from you? How can you revoke consent to any action that is kept secret from you?

I think a lot of clasified information could be released to US citizens . So I agree with you in principal.
Some things should be classified to prevent other countries from having it.
Weapons research & development for example.
For example: If we have attack satellites in outer space . I don’t want other countries to know If that means keeping this classified I agree with that.
So in some things the government has my consent to keep them secret.

“What the USA does is it’s own business . We should mind our own business & keep out of the business of other countries.”

Really, what is the USA doing with military presence in so many countries around the world then? The USA should mind it’s own business and stay out of other countires business on the basis of your argument, then everyone else can mind their own business. The USA invades militarily, economically, politically and socially. Fuck the USA.

@ luap_42 , As a US citizen if it were in my power The USA wouldn’t have a military presence in any other country. That doesn’t mean I don’t support the common US soldiers who don’t have much choice in where they’re sent.
I would demolish every military base the US has in other countries & bring the troops back to the USA.
I would do the same for all US embassies & boot the UN out of the USA.
If a citizen left the USA & went to a foreign country they would be on their own.
The US militaries main job would be to patrol the borders.
We would import or export nothing . Except for exporting nuclear bombs if we were attacked.
We would declare all debts outside the USA null & void. Just consider it payment for being the worlds police for the last century.
I’m not the only citizen that feels this way.
Your last comment is out of line & I don’t think you would say it to my face .

Not blaming soldiers for what is not their decisions.

I will say it to the face of any and every American twat who thinks the world owes them something. The world would’ve been a far safer place but for US foreign policy starting after WW 2. USA has meddled in hundreds of countries since that time. Not even USSR came close to that. And I’m not talking about diplomatic meddling either.

What a pathetic country you are. It’s either imperialism or isolationism, when neither are good for anyone especially the USA. You are a bunch of dangerous interfering fools no matter what you do. The sooner the Chinese are giving you orders the better.

Then China will need to kill me before I take orders from them.
I am armed & intend to stay that way or die.
I also have never interfered with another country .
You make the mistake of putting the average American citizen in with the politicians who have sold us out to the highest bidder . Which might be China.
When enough of us get tired of it you will see the second American revolution.
You don’t even say what your country is so I still doubt you would say it to my face.
What is your country ?
What has it done that is so good for the rest of the world?
If you are now in the USA let me be the first to invite you to leave.
Yes I do support isolationism & feel it would be good for the USA.
Also remember the USA has been asked to “interfere” in most cases & gets blamed when we don’t

[QUOTE=luap_42;2569781]
USA has meddled in hundreds of countries [/QUOTE]
Since the current count of countries is 195 it would be hard to meddle in hundreds of countries.

[QUOTE=luap_42;2569781]I will say it to the face of any and every American twat who thinks the world owes them something. The world would’ve been a far safer place but for US foreign policy starting after WW 2. USA has meddled in hundreds of countries since that time. Not even USSR came close to that. And I’m not talking about diplomatic meddling either.[/QUOTE]

What country are you from? Let us know so we can critique it (assuming you aren’t a US citizen) and assess what it has done for the human condition in comparison to those countries you like to lambaste.

I suggest you study history a good bit more before making more statements like the above. Your anger, jealously, ignorance etc. is not letting you understand history or reality accurately. The moment you call Americans “twats” is when you can no longer be taken seriously or credibly.

“USA has meddled in hundreds of countries” should read: USA has meddled in other countries hundreds of times.

Look at: http://academic.evergreen.edu/g/grossmaz/interventions.html This is all FACT since 1890. It’s all in your own public records, and if you havent looked’ it’s also all well known and documented history of USA foreign policies. There are over 130 invasions documented, so if each one was a different country, US would only have 65 to go to get the full set! By anyone or any countries standards, that is obscene. Large sections of your government, military, secret service and corporate fuckheads should go up against the wall when you have your revolution, then you might have some chance of getting it right.

If your only option is to stay armed or die, then it’s probably better that you die. The planet would be a better place without people like you in it. By the way, I know plenty of intelligent Americans, who also tend not to arm themselves, and have a reasonable outlook on life. So all would not be lost, except that they are in a minority, and your cretinous majority showed their true colours by voting for zombie Bushman twice in a row. Nothing else needs to be said about the majoirty of American voters.

By the way, America is virtually ALWAYS the first offender in foreign action. Anything coming your way is REACTION against previous offense by US, publicly or by secret services. If you think WW2 is an exception think again, Pearl harbour was set up and any fool can see that with a small amount of historical research.

I have no plan to go to your dear country, as I detest so many of your citizens with attidues like yours to life, arms, money etc. Why on earth do you think I would be there or want to be? Is it because like most Americans you are gung-ho and egotistical enough to think that your country is somehow better than all others? You can keep the whole stinking mess mate. I ain’t interested. I am only interested in you fuckers staying the fuck out of everyone elses country and business.

I come from the land where a large section of your forefathers began, and that is NOT something I am proud of either. We are having our own political and economic revolution here at this moment in time, but you see we know how to make changes democratically and live our lives peacefully and without every maniac citizren carrying weapons.

There is ALWAYS a subversive agenda in US foreign policy. ALWAYS. If you had no weapons industry, I can guarantee that USA would not have been involved in even half of these invasions. It is always about expansion of control and resources, and creating more demand for what you produce, even at the cost of tens if not hundreds of thousands of lives.

[QUOTE=UTR;2569817]I suggest you study history a good bit more before making more statements like the above. Your anger, jealously, ignorance etc. is not letting you understand history or reality accurately. The moment you call Americans “twats” is when you can no longer be taken seriously or credibly.[/QUOTE]

I am not jealous you moron, and I am certainly not ignorant of the history of US foreign policy. Like most Americans you are certainly ignornat yourself, and since you don’t know the historical facts of your own foreign policy over the last 100 years, then you are in need of an education. I did not call Americans twats. read it again you twat. It’s a conditional statement, but it will apply to the majority of you cretins.

Since you are such a coward you won’t even state what country you are from your opinion has no value. Your vulgar language proves who the moron & cretin is.
I know my American history pretty well .
What you call invasions were invitations at least most of the time.
If Pearl Harbor was planned & known about by the US government & that has never been proved ; it did not reflect the attitude of most Americans who wanted to stay neutral until the attack. I had a great uncle that was an airman stationed in Pearl Harbor when it was attacked .He said he sure didn’t know it was coming. Fortunately he survived.
So state your country & we will put its actions “under the microscope so to speak.”

[QUOTE=cholla;2569779]@ luap_42 , As a US citizen if it were in my power The USA wouldn’t have a military presence in any other country. That doesn’t mean I don’t support the common US soldiers who don’t have much choice in where they’re sent.
I would demolish every military base the US has in other countries & bring the troops back to the USA.
I would do the same for all US embassies & boot the UN out of the USA.
If a citizen left the USA & went to a foreign country they would be on their own.
The US militaries main job would be to patrol the borders.
We would import or export nothing . Except for exporting nuclear bombs if we were attacked.
We would declare all debts outside the USA null & void. Just consider it payment for being the worlds police for the last century.
I’m not the only citizen that feels this way.
[/QUOTE]
The USA needs military presence in other countries in the world for security, not just for the US, but for everyone. It’s greatly appreciated. Some countries politics are just whacked.

The UN is there to ensure that the USA, and more importantly, other major powers aren’t over-enthusiastic about their “peace keeping” efforts (and I’m hinting more towards expansionist attitudes), as well as co-ordinating common improvements in the general well being of everyone in regards to health, agriculture, human rights & etc/etc. They are also needed.

US embassies are also required. Leaving citizens to their own devices would leave them subject to all sorts of horrific experiences, from being executed for false drug charges, through to being kidnapped/tortured for being perceived as wealthy, when out being a good samaritan, designing/installing utilities in 3rd world countires. Also not a good idea.

Just patrolling the borders? No worries Kim Jong iL … eventually, the lack of frontline experience would make US soldiers flabby & impotent, and I’m not talking about the problem that Viagra might cure … soldiers need experience to stay good.

The US is no longer self-sufficient. 30years ago, maybe. Now … not a chance. Remember the whole globalisation that industry leaders have been spouting … moving production to china? Ouch.
There would be a huge decrease in the standard of Living in the USA if they closed the US borders to trade.

North Korea is a good example of what happens when you implement such polciies. If they had any decent communications technologies, I’m sure the citizens would be complaining vehemently about the poor standard of living.

[QUOTE=UTR;2569817]What country are you from? [/QUOTE]
I suspect the clue lies here :iagree:

[QUOTE=UTR;2569817]“twats”[/QUOTE]

[QUOTE=luap_42;2569820]I come from the land where a large section of your forefathers began, and that is NOT something I am proud of either. We are having our own political and economic revolution here at this moment in time, but you see we know how to make changes democratically and live our lives peacefully and without every maniac citizren carrying weapons.
[/QUOTE]

I wouldn’t … it’s well documented where it’s been :stuck_out_tongue:

[QUOTE=luap_42;2569822]I am not jealous you moron, and I am certainly not ignorant of the history of US foreign policy. Like most Americans you are certainly ignornat yourself, and since you don’t know the historical facts of your own foreign policy over the last 100 years, then you are in need of an education. I did not call Americans twats. read it again you twat. It’s a conditional statement, but it will apply to the majority of you cretins.[/QUOTE]

Blah, blah blah… This is just more psycho-babble from a bitter person that thinks the world owns them something. What is your problem? Your Mommy didn’t let you suck your thumb long enough and now you hate the world?

Come on. Tell us your nationality. Are you a coward or know you can’t win a debate based on sound logic if we know your country of origin? Maybe you’re just a troll or a member here hiding behind a new user name?

Try and take your mentality beyond your third grade mentality and debate me like a person with confidence that their beliefs and statements are defensible.

[QUOTE=debro;2569869]The USA needs military presence in other countries in the world for security, not just for the US, but for everyone. It’s greatly appreciated. Some countries politics are just whacked.
[/QUOTE]
Many times it’s not greatly appreciated & causes the USA problems it otherwise wouldn’t have. Plus we are not paid to do it & since the USA is deep in debt we can no longer afford it.

[QUOTE=debro;2569869]
The UN is there to ensure that the USA, and more importantly, other major powers aren’t over-enthusiastic about their “peace keeping” efforts (and I’m hinting more towards expansionist attitudes), as well as co-ordinating common improvements in the general well being of everyone in regards to health, agriculture, human rights & etc/etc. They are also needed.[/QUOTE]
Move the UN to Switzerland where it should be. The well being of other countries should not be the USA’s problem

[QUOTE=debro;2569869]
US embassies are also required. Leaving citizens to their own devices would leave them subject to all sorts of horrific experiences, from being executed for false drug charges, through to being kidnapped/tortured for being perceived as wealthy, when out being a good samaritan, designing/installing utilities in 3rd world countires. Also not a good idea…[/QUOTE]
No problem US citizens could return to the USA where they would be protected . Only citizens that wanted to live elsewhere would be in danger .That would be their own decision so also their own problem.

[QUOTE=debro;2569869]
Just patrolling the borders? No worries Kim Jong iL … eventually, the lack of frontline experience would make US soldiers flabby & impotent, and I’m not talking about the problem that Viagra might cure … soldiers need experience to stay good.[/QUOTE]
I would no longer use troops to fight ground wars. If anyone attacked the USA they could expect a major nuclear attack. The solution to not being nuked don’t attack the USA & we will stay out of your business. Troops would get the same amount of training so should not get flabby.

[QUOTE=debro;2569869]
The US is no longer self-sufficient. 30years ago, maybe. Now … not a chance. Remember the whole globalisation that industry leaders have been spouting … moving production to china? Ouch.
There would be a huge decrease in the standard of Living in the USA if they closed the US borders to trade.[/QUOTE]
We might suffer temporarily but we would come out better. The USA has the capability to be self-sufficient. US industry leaders would have no choice.
As I have posted before I would declare all debts to other countries void.
US currency would be changed & the new good only in the USA the old would be worthless & only US citizens could exchange old for new. The increased border patrols by the military would throughly search all shipments into the USA. Which I’m sure would soon stop since they wouldn’t be paid for with money foreign countries could redeem.
This would prevent any old currency from coming into the USA. US citizens with foreign bank accounts would lose that money. After a time the old currency would no longer be exchanged . That would also take care of money hidden in safety deposit boxes in the USA.

The history of firearms is the history of Freedom.
When only the military of “royalty” were armed the people were either slaves or almost slaves. Sometimes the slave was better off .

[QUOTE=luap_42;2569820] If your only option is to stay armed or die, then it’s probably better that you die. The planet would be a better place without people like you in it. By the way, I know plenty of intelligent Americans, who also tend not to arm themselves, and have a reasonable outlook on life.[/QUOTE]

This was considered to be important enough to be second in the Bill of Rights in the US Constitution.
Second Amendment
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State [B] , [/B] [B]the right of the people to keep and bear Arms
shall not be infringed. [/B]

This is from :
THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE Made by the Delegates of The People of Texas in General Convention, at Washington,
ON MARCH 2nd, 1836.

When a government has ceased to protect the lives, liberty and property of the people, from whom its legitimate powers are derived, and for the advancement of whose happiness it was instituted; and so far from being a guarantee for their inestimable and inalienable rights, becomes an instrument in the hands of evil rulers for their suppression. When the federal republican Constitution of their country which they have sworn to support, no longer has a substantial existence, and the whole nature of their government has been forcibly changed, without their consent, from a restricted federative republic, composed of sovereign states, to a consolidated central military
despotism, in which every interest is disregarded but that of the army and the priesthood, both the eternal enemies of civil liberty, the ever ready minions of power, and the usual instruments of tyrants. When, long after the spirit of the constitution has departed, moderation is at length so far lost by those in power, that even the semblance of freedom is removed, and the forms themselves of the constitution discontinued, and so far from their petitions and remonstrances being regarded, the agents who bear them are thrown into dungeons, and mercenary armies Sent forth to en-force a new government upon them at the point of the bayonet.

When, in consequence of such acts of malfeasance and abduction on the part of the government, anarchy prevails, and civil society is dissolved into its original elements, in such a crisis, the first law of nature, the right of self-preservation, the inherent and inalienable right of the people to appeal to first principles, and take their political affairs into their own hands in extreme cases, enjoins it as a right towards themselves, and a sacred obligation to their posterity, to abolish such government, and create another in its stead, calculated to rescue them from impending dangers, and to secure their welfare and happiness.

I couldn’t say it better & I’m proud of it as a native Texan.

[QUOTE=cholla;2569845]If Pearl Harbor was planned & known about by the US government & that has never been proved ; it did not reflect the attitude of most Americans who wanted to stay neutral until the attack. I had a great uncle that was an airman stationed in Pearl Harbor when it was attacked .He said he sure didn’t know it was coming. Fortunately he survived.[/QUOTE]
What the powers in your country have been doing has got nothing to do with the majority of your citizens. Especially not your lower level military.

[QUOTE=cholla;2569845]What you call invasions were invitations at least most of the time.[/QUOTE]

Since you didn’t bother to read it,I’ve included it here. How many of these places invited the US to take over by military force exactly? I’ll tell you: NONE, and any that you call “invites” will ONLY be from far right pro-US camp in that place, whether they legally held power or not. You Texans sum it all up. Put on your ten gallon hat and strap on your six shooters like the cowboy arse-bandiots that you all are.

<table bgcolor="#ffffff" border=“1” cellpadding=“5” cellspacing=“2” height=“10078” width=“90%”><tbody><tr><td height=“53” width=“19%”>[B]COUNTRY OR STATE[/B]</td> <td width=“14%”>[B]Dates of intervention[/B]</td> <td width=“18%”>[B]Forces[/B]</td> <td width=“49%”>[B]Comments[/B]</td></tr> <tr> <td height=“66”>[B]SOUTH DAKOTA[/B]</td> <td> [B]1890 (-?)[/B]</td> <td> [B]Troops[/B]</td> <td>[B]300 Lakota Indians massacred at Wounded Knee.[/B]</td></tr> <tr> <td height=“53”>[B]ARGENTINA[/B]</td> <td>[B]1890[/B]</td> <td>[B]Troops[/B]</td> <td>[B]Buenos Aires interests protected.[/B]</td></tr> <tr> <td height=“53”>[B]CHILE[/B]</td> <td>[B]1891[/B]</td> <td>[B]Troops[/B]</td> <td>[B]Marines clash with nationalist rebels.[/B]</td></tr> <tr> <td height=“53”>[B]HAITI[/B]</td> <td>[B]1891[/B]</td> <td>[B]Troops[/B]</td> <td>[B]Black revolt on Navassa defeated.[/B]</td></tr> <tr> <td height=“53”>[B]IDAHO[/B]</td> <td>[B]1892[/B]</td> <td>[B]Troops[/B]</td> <td>[B]Army suppresses silver miners’ strike.[/B]</td></tr> <tr> <td height=“66”>[B]HAWAII[/B]</td> <td>[B]1893 (-?)[/B]</td> <td>[B]Naval, troops[/B]</td> <td>[B]Independent kingdom overthrown, annexed.[/B]</td></tr> <tr> <td height=“40”>[B]CHICAGO[/B]</td> <td>[B]1894[/B]</td> <td>[B]Troops[/B]</td> <td>[B]Breaking of rail strike, 34 killed.[/B]</td></tr> <tr> <td height=“53”>[B]NICARAGUA[/B]</td> <td>[B]1894[/B]</td> <td>[B]Troops[/B]</td> <td>[B]Month-long occupation of Bluefields.[/B]</td></tr> <tr> <td height=“53”>[B]CHINA[/B]</td> <td>[B]1894-95[/B]</td> <td>[B]Naval, troops[/B]</td> <td>[B]Marines land in Sino-Japanese War[/B]</td></tr> <tr> <td height=“53”>[B]KOREA[/B]</td> <td>[B]1894-96[/B]</td> <td>[B]Troops[/B]</td> <td>[B]Marines kept in Seoul during war.[/B]</td></tr> <tr> <td height=“53”>[B]PANAMA[/B]</td> <td>[B]1895[/B]</td> <td>[B]Troops, naval[/B]</td> <td>[B]Marines land in Colombian province.[/B]</td></tr> <tr> <td height=“40”>[B]NICARAGUA[/B]</td> <td>[B]1896[/B]</td> <td>[B]Troops[/B]</td> <td>[B]Marines land in port of Corinto.[/B]</td></tr> <tr> <td height=“53”>[B]CHINA[/B]</td> <td>[B]1898-1900[/B]</td> <td>[B]Troops[/B]</td> <td>[B]Boxer Rebellion fought by foreign armies.[/B]</td></tr> <tr> <td height=“66”>[B]PHILIPPINES[/B]</td> <td>[B]1898-1910 (-?)[/B]</td> <td>[B]Naval, troops[/B]</td> <td>[B]Seized from Spain, killed 600,000 Filipinos[/B]</td></tr> <tr> <td height=“53”>[B]CUBA[/B]</td> <td>[B]1898-1902 (-?)[/B]</td> <td>[B]Naval, troops[/B]</td> <td>[B]Seized from Spain, still hold Navy base.[/B]</td></tr> <tr> <td height=“66”>[B]PUERTO RICO[/B]</td> <td>[B]1898 (-?)[/B]</td> <td>[B]Naval, troops[/B]</td> <td>[B]Seized from Spain, occupation continues.[/B]</td></tr> <tr> <td height=“53”>[B]GUAM[/B]</td> <td>[B]1898 (-?)[/B]</td> <td>[B]Naval, troops[/B]</td> <td>[B]Seized from Spain, still use as base.[/B]</td></tr> <tr> <td height=“53”>[B]MINNESOTA[/B]</td> <td>[B]1898 (-?)[/B]</td> <td>[B]Troops[/B]</td> <td>[B]Army battles Chippewa at Leech Lake.[/B]</td></tr> <tr> <td height=“53”>[B]NICARAGUA[/B]</td> <td>[B]1898[/B]</td> <td>[B]Troops[/B]</td> <td>[B]Marines land at port of San Juan del Sur.[/B]</td></tr> <tr> <td height=“53”>[B]SAMOA[/B]</td> <td>[B]1899 (-?)[/B]</td> <td>[B]Troops[/B]</td> <td>[B]Battle over succession to throne.[/B]</td></tr> <tr> <td height=“53”>[B]NICARAGUA[/B]</td> <td>[B]1899[/B]</td> <td>[B]Troops[/B]</td> <td>[B]Marines land at port of Bluefields.[/B]</td></tr> <tr> <td height=“53”>[B]IDAHO[/B]</td> <td>[B]1899-1901[/B]</td> <td>[B]Troops[/B]</td> <td>[B]Army occupies Coeur d’Alene mining region.[/B]</td></tr> <tr> <td height=“53”>[B]OKLAHOMA[/B]</td> <td>[B]1901[/B]</td> <td>[B]Troops[/B]</td> <td>[B]Army battles Creek Indian revolt.[/B]</td></tr> <tr> <td height=“66”>[B]PANAMA[/B]</td> <td>[B]1901-14[/B]</td> <td>[B]Naval, troops[/B]</td> <td>[B]Broke off from Colombia 1903, annexed Canal Zone 1914.[/B]</td></tr> <tr> <td height=“53”>[B]HONDURAS[/B]</td> <td>[B]1903[/B]</td> <td>[B]Troops[/B]</td> <td>[B]Marines intervene in revolution.[/B]</td></tr> <tr> <td height=“53”>[B]DOMINICAN REPUBLIC[/B]</td> <td>[B]1903-04[/B]</td> <td>[B]Troops[/B]</td> <td>[B]U.S. interests protected in Revolution.[/B]</td></tr> <tr> <td height=“53”>[B]KOREA[/B]</td> <td>[B]1904-05[/B]</td> <td>[B]Troops[/B]</td> <td>[B]Marines land in Russo-Japanese War.[/B]</td></tr> <tr> <td height=“53”>[B]CUBA[/B]</td> <td>[B]1906-09[/B]</td> <td>[B]Troops[/B]</td> <td>[B]Marines land in democratic election.[/B]</td></tr> <tr> <td height=“66”>[B]NICARAGUA[/B]</td> <td>[B]1907[/B]</td> <td>[B]Troops[/B]</td> <td>[B]“Dollar Diplomacy” protectorate set up.[/B]</td></tr> <tr> <td height=“53”>[B]HONDURAS[/B]</td> <td>[B]1907[/B]</td> <td>[B]Troops[/B]</td> <td>[B]Marines land during war with Nicaragua[/B]</td></tr> <tr> <td height=“53”>[B]PANAMA[/B]</td> <td>[B]1908[/B]</td> <td>[B]Troops[/B]</td> <td>[B]Marines intervene in election contest.[/B]</td></tr> <tr> <td height=“53”>[B]NICARAGUA[/B]</td> <td>[B]1910[/B]</td> <td>[B]Troops[/B]</td> <td>[B]Marines land in Bluefields and Corinto.[/B]</td></tr> <tr> <td height=“53”>[B]HONDURAS[/B]</td> <td>[B]1911[/B]</td> <td>[B]Troops[/B]</td> <td>[B]U.S. interests protected in civil war.[/B]</td></tr> <tr> <td height=“53”>[B]CHINA[/B]</td> <td>[B]1911-41[/B]</td> <td>[B]Naval, troops[/B]</td> <td>[B]Continuous occupation with flare-ups.[/B]</td></tr> <tr> <td height=“53”>[B]CUBA[/B]</td> <td>[B]1912[/B]</td> <td>[B]Troops[/B]</td> <td>[B]U.S. interests protected in civil war.[/B]</td></tr> <tr> <td height=“53”>[B]PANAMA[/B]</td> <td>[B]1912[/B]</td> <td>[B]Troops[/B]</td> <td>[B]Marines land during heated election.[/B]</td></tr> <tr> <td height=“53”>[B]HONDURAS[/B]</td> <td>[B]1912[/B]</td> <td>[B]Troops[/B]</td> <td>[B]Marines protect U.S. economic interests.[/B]</td></tr> <tr> <td height=“53”>[B]NICARAGUA[/B]</td> <td>[B]1912-33[/B]</td> <td>[B]Troops, bombing[/B]</td> <td>[B]10-year occupation, fought guerillas[/B]</td></tr> <tr> <td height=“66”>[B]MEXICO[/B]</td> <td>[B]1913[/B]</td> <td>[B]Naval[/B]</td> <td>[B]Americans evacuated during revolution.[/B]</td></tr> <tr> <td height=“53”>[B]DOMINICAN REPUBLIC[/B]</td> <td>[B]1914[/B]</td> <td>[B]Naval[/B]</td> <td>[B]Fight with rebels over Santo Domingo.[/B]</td></tr> <tr> <td height=“53”>[B]COLORADO[/B]</td> <td>[B]1914[/B]</td> <td>[B]Troops[/B]</td> <td>[B]Breaking of miners’ strike by Army.[/B]</td></tr> <tr> <td height=“66”>[B]MEXICO[/B]</td> <td>[B]1914-18[/B]</td> <td>[B]Naval, troops[/B]</td> <td>[B]Series of interventions against nationalists.[/B]</td></tr> <tr> <td height=“54”>[B]HAITI[/B]</td> <td>[B]1914-34[/B]</td> <td>[B]Troops, bombing[/B]</td> <td>[B]19-year occupation after revolts.[/B]</td></tr> <tr> <td height=“40”>[B]TEXAS[/B]</td> <td>[B]1915[/B]</td> <td>[B]Troops[/B]</td> <td>[B]Federal soldiers crush “Plan of San Diego” Mexican-American rebellion[/B]</td></tr> <tr> <td height=“40”>[B]DOMINICAN REPUBLIC[/B]</td> <td>[B]1916-24[/B]</td> <td>[B]Troops[/B]</td> <td>[B]8-year Marine occupation.[/B]</td></tr> <tr> <td height=“66”>[B]CUBA[/B]</td> <td>[B]1917-33[/B]</td> <td>[B]Troops[/B]</td> <td>[B]Military occupation, economic protectorate.[/B]</td></tr> <tr> <td height=“53”>[B]WORLD WAR I[/B]</td> <td>[B]1917-18[/B]</td> <td>[B]Naval, troops[/B]</td> <td>[B]Ships sunk, fought Germany for 1 1/2 years.[/B]</td></tr> <tr> <td height=“40”>[B]RUSSIA[/B]</td> <td>[B]1918-22[/B]</td> <td>[B]Naval, troops[/B]</td> <td>[B]Five landings to fight Bolsheviks[/B]</td></tr> <tr> <td height=“53”>[B]PANAMA[/B]</td> <td>[B]1918-20[/B]</td> <td>[B]Troops[/B]</td> <td>[B]“Police duty” during unrest after elections.[/B]</td></tr> <tr> <td height=“53”>[B]HONDURAS[/B]</td> <td>[B]1919[/B]</td> <td>[B]Troops[/B]</td> <td>[B]Marines land during election campaign.[/B]</td></tr> <tr> <td height=“66”>[B]YUGOSLAVIA[/B]</td> <td>[B]1919[/B]</td> <td>[B]Troops/Marines[/B]</td> <td>[B]intervene for Italy against Serbs in Dalmatia.[/B]</td></tr> <tr> <td height=“66”>[B]GUATEMALA[/B]</td> <td>[B]1920[/B]</td> <td>[B]Troops[/B]</td> <td>[B]2-week intervention against unionists.[/B]</td></tr> <tr> <td height=“53”>[B]WEST VIRGINIA[/B]</td> <td>[B]1920-21[/B]</td> <td>[B]Troops, bombing[/B]</td> <td>[B]Army intervenes against mineworkers.[/B]</td></tr> <tr> <td height=“53”>[B]TURKEY[/B]</td> <td>[B]1922[/B]</td> <td>[B]Troops[/B]</td> <td>[B]Fought nationalists in Smyrna.[/B]</td></tr> <tr> <td height=“66”>[B]CHINA[/B]</td> <td>[B]1922-27[/B]</td> <td>[B]Naval, troops[/B]</td> <td>[B]Deployment during nationalist revolt.[/B]</td></tr> <tr> <td height=“53”>[B]HONDURAS[/B]</td> <td>[B]1924-25[/B]</td> <td>[B]Troops[/B]</td> <td>[B]Landed twice during election strife.[/B]</td></tr> <tr> <td height=“53”>[B]PANAMA[/B]</td> <td>[B]1925[/B]</td> <td>[B]Troops[/B]</td> <td>[B]Marines suppress general strike.[/B]</td></tr> <tr> <td height=“66”>[B]CHINA[/B]</td> <td>[B]1927-34[/B]</td> <td>[B]Troops[/B]</td> <td>[B]Marines stationed throughout the country.[/B]</td></tr> <tr> <td height=“53”>[B]EL SALVADOR[/B]</td> <td>[B]1932[/B]</td> <td>[B]Naval[/B]</td> <td>[B]Warships send during Marti revolt.[/B]</td></tr> <tr> <td height=“53”>[B]WASHINGTON DC[/B]</td> <td>[B]1932[/B]</td> <td>[B]Troops[/B]</td> <td>[B]Army stops WWI vet bonus protest.[/B]</td></tr> <tr> <td height=“92”>[B]WORLD WAR II[/B]</td> <td>[B]1941-45[/B]</td> <td>[B]Naval, troops, bombing, nuclear[/B]</td> <td>[B]Hawaii bombed, fought Japan, Italy and Germay for 3 years; first nuclear war.[/B]</td></tr> <tr> <td height=“40”>[B]DETROIT[/B]</td> <td>[B]1943[/B]</td> <td>[B]Troops[/B]</td> <td>[B]Army put down Black rebellion.[/B]</td></tr> <tr> <td height=“53”>[B]IRAN[/B]</td> <td>[B]1946[/B]</td> <td>[B]Nuclear threat[/B]</td> <td>[B]Soviet troops told to leave north.[/B]</td></tr> <tr> <td height=“53”>[B]YUGOSLAVIA[/B]</td> <td>[B]1946[/B]</td> <td>[B]Nuclear threat, naval[/B]</td> <td>[B]Response to shoot-down of US plane.[/B]</td></tr> <tr> <td height=“66”>[B]URUGUAY[/B]</td> <td>[B]1947[/B]</td> <td>[B]Nuclear threat[/B]</td> <td>[B]Bombers deployed as show of strength.[/B]</td></tr> <tr> <td height=“53”>[B]GREECE[/B]</td> <td>[B]1947-49[/B]</td> <td>[B]Command operation[/B]</td> <td>[B]U.S. directs extreme-right in civil war.[/B]</td></tr> <tr> <td height=“53”>[B]GERMANY[/B]</td> <td>[B]1948[/B]</td> <td>[B]Nuclear Threat[/B]</td> <td>[B]Atomic-capable bombers guard Berlin Airlift.[/B]</td></tr> <tr> <td height=“79”>[B]CHINA[/B]</td> <td>[B]1948-49[/B]</td> <td>[B]Troops/Marines[/B]</td> <td>[B]evacuate Americans before Communist victory.[/B]</td></tr> <tr> <td height=“53”>[B]PHILIPPINES[/B]</td> <td>[B]1948-54[/B]</td> <td>[B]Command operation[/B]</td> <td>[B]CIA directs war against Huk Rebellion.[/B]</td></tr> <tr> <td height=“66”>[B]PUERTO RICO[/B]</td> <td>[B]1950[/B]</td> <td>[B]Command operation[/B]</td> <td>[B]Independence rebellion crushed in Ponce.[/B]</td></tr> <tr> <td height=“132”>[B]KOREA[/B]</td> <td>[B]1951-53 (-?)[/B]</td> <td>[B]Troops, naval, bombing , nuclear threats[/B]</td> <td>[B]U.S./So. Korea fights China/No. Korea to stalemate; A-bomb threat in 1950, and against China in 1953. Still have bases.[/B]</td></tr> <tr> <td height=“53”>[B]IRAN[/B]</td> <td>[B]1953[/B]</td> <td>[B]Command Operation[/B]</td> <td>[B]CIA overthrows democracy, installs Shah.[/B]</td></tr> <tr> <td height=“53”>[B]VIETNAM[/B]</td> <td>[B]1954[/B]</td> <td>[B]Nuclear threat[/B]</td> <td>[B]French offered bombs to use against seige.[/B]</td></tr> <tr> <td height=“119”>[B]GUATEMALA[/B]</td> <td>[B]1954[/B]</td> <td>[B]Command operation, bombing, nuclear threat[/B]</td> <td>[B]CIA directs exile invasion after new gov’t nationalized U.S. company lands; bombers based in Nicaragua.[/B]</td></tr> <tr> <td height=“79”>[B]EGYPT[/B]</td> <td>[B]1956[/B]</td> <td>[B]Nuclear threat, troops[/B]</td> <td>[B]Soviets told to keep out of Suez crisis; Marines evacuate foreigners.[/B]</td></tr> <tr> <td height=“53”>[B]LEBANON[/B]</td> <td>[B]l958[/B]</td> <td>[B]Troops, naval[/B]</td> <td>[B]Marine occupation against rebels.[/B]</td></tr> <tr> <td height=“53”>[B]IRAQ[/B]</td> <td>[B]1958[/B]</td> <td>[B]Nuclear threat[/B]</td> <td>[B]Iraq warned against invading Kuwait.[/B]</td></tr> <tr> <td height=“53”>[B]CHINA[/B]</td> <td>[B]l958[/B]</td> <td>[B]Nuclear threat[/B]</td> <td>[B]China told not to move on Taiwan isles.[/B]</td></tr> <tr> <td height=“53”>[B]PANAMA[/B]</td> <td>[B]1958[/B]</td> <td>[B]Troops[/B]</td> <td>[B]Flag protests erupt into confrontation.[/B]</td></tr> <tr> <td height=“132”>[B]VIETNAM[/B]</td> <td>[B]l960-75[/B]</td> <td>[B]Troops, naval, bombing, nuclear threats[/B]</td> <td>[B]Fought South Vietnam revolt & North Vietnam; one million killed in longest U.S. war; atomic bomb threats in l968 and l969.[/B]</td></tr> <tr> <td height=“53”>[B]CUBA[/B]</td> <td>[B]l961[/B]</td> <td>[B]Command operation[/B]</td> <td>[B]CIA-directed exile invasion fails.[/B]</td></tr> <tr> <td height=“53”>[B]GERMANY[/B]</td> <td>[B]l961[/B]</td> <td>[B]Nuclear threat[/B]</td> <td>[B]Alert during Berlin Wall crisis.[/B]</td></tr> <tr> <td height=“69”>[B]LAOS[/B]</td> <td>[B]1962[/B]</td> <td>[B]Command operation[/B]</td> <td>[B]Military buildup during guerrilla war.[/B]</td></tr> <tr> <td height=“79”> [B]CUBA[/B]</td> <td> [B]l962[/B]</td> <td> [B]Nuclear threat, naval[/B]</td> <td>[B]Blockade during missile crisis; near-war with Soviet Union.[/B]</td></tr> <tr> <td height=“75”> [B]IRAQ[/B]</td> <td>[B]1963[/B]</td> <td>[B]Command operation[/B]</td> <td>[B]CIA organizes coup that killed president, brings Ba’ath Party to power, and Saddam Hussein back from exile to be head of the secret service.[/B]</td></tr> <tr> <td height=“56”>[B]PANAMA[/B]</td> <td>[B]l964[/B]</td> <td>[B]Troops[/B]</td> <td>[B]Panamanians shot for urging canal’s return.[/B]</td></tr> <tr> <td height=“56”>[B]INDONESIA[/B]</td> <td>[B]l965[/B]</td> <td>[B]Command operation[/B]</td> <td>[B]Million killed in CIA-assisted army coup.[/B]</td></tr> <tr> <td height=“53”>[B]DOMINICAN REPUBLIC[/B]</td> <td>[B]1965-66[/B]</td> <td>[B]Troops, bombing[/B]</td> <td>[B]Marines land during election campaign.[/B]</td></tr> <tr> <td height=“56”>[B]GUATEMALA[/B]</td> <td>[B]l966-67[/B]</td> <td>[B]Command operation[/B]</td> <td>[B]Green Berets intervene against rebels.[/B]</td></tr> <tr> <td height=“66”>[B]DETROIT[/B]</td> <td>[B]l967[/B]</td> <td>[B]Troops[/B]</td> <td>[B]Army battles African Americans, 43 killed.[/B]</td></tr> <tr> <td height=“66”>[B]UNITED STATES[/B]</td> <td>[B]l968[/B]</td> <td>[B]Troops[/B]</td> <td>[B]After King is shot; over 21,000 soldiers in cities.[/B]</td></tr> <tr> <td height=“80”>[B]CAMBODIA[/B]</td> <td>[B]l969-75[/B]</td> <td>[B]Bombing, troops, naval[/B]</td> <td>[B]Up to 2 million killed in decade of bombing, starvation, and political chaos.[/B]</td></tr> <tr> <td height=“53”>[B]OMAN[/B]</td> <td>[B]l970[/B]</td> <td>[B]Command operation[/B]</td> <td>[B]U.S. directs Iranian marine invasion.[/B]</td></tr> <tr> <td height=“93”>[B]LAOS[/B]</td> <td>[B]l971-73[/B]</td> <td>[B]Command operation, bombing[/B]</td> <td>[B]U.S. directs South Vietnamese invasion; “carpet-bombs” countryside.[/B]</td></tr> <tr> <td height=“56”>[B]SOUTH DAKOTA[/B]</td> <td>[B]l973[/B]</td> <td>[B]Command operation[/B]</td> <td>[B]Army directs Wounded Knee siege of Lakotas.[/B]</td></tr> <tr> <td height=“56”>[B]MIDEAST[/B]</td> <td>[B]1973[/B]</td> <td>[B]Nuclear threat[/B]</td> <td>[B]World-wide alert during Mideast War.[/B]</td></tr> <tr> <td height=“66”>[B]CHILE[/B]</td> <td>[B]1973[/B]</td> <td>[B]Command operation[/B]</td> <td>[B]CIA-backed coup ousts elected marxist president.[/B]</td></tr> <tr> <td height=“53”>[B]CAMBODIA[/B]</td> <td>[B]l975[/B]</td> <td>[B]Troops, bombing[/B]</td> <td>[B]Gas captured ship, 28 die in copter crash.[/B]</td></tr> <tr> <td height=“66”>[B]ANGOLA[/B]</td> <td>[B]l976-92[/B]</td> <td>[B]Command operation[/B]</td> <td>[B]CIA assists South African-backed rebels.[/B]</td></tr> <tr> <td height=“132”>[B]IRAN[/B]</td> <td>[B]l980[/B]</td> <td>[B]Troops, nuclear threat, aborted bombing[/B]</td> <td>[B]Raid to rescue Embassy hostages; 8 troops die in copter-plane crash. Soviets warned not to get involved in revolution.[/B]</td></tr> <tr> <td height=“56”>[B]LIBYA[/B]</td> <td>[B]l981[/B]</td> <td>[B]Naval jets[/B]</td> <td>[B]Two Libyan jets shot down in maneuvers.[/B]</td></tr> <tr> <td height=“93”>[B]EL SALVADOR[/B]</td> <td>[B]l981-92[/B]</td> <td>[B]Command operation, troops[/B]</td> <td>[B]Advisors, overflights aid anti-rebel war, soldiers briefly involved in hostage clash.[/B]</td></tr> <tr> <td height=“93”>[B]NICARAGUA[/B]</td> <td>[B]l981-90[/B]</td> <td>[B]Command operation, naval[/B]</td> <td>[B]CIA directs exile (Contra) invasions, plants harbor mines against revolution.[/B]</td></tr> <tr> <td height=“106”>[B]LEBANON[/B]</td> <td>[B]l982-84[/B]</td> <td>[B]Naval, bombing, troops[/B]</td> <td>[B]Marines expel PLO and back Phalangists, Navy bombs and shells Muslim positions.[/B]</td></tr> <tr> <td height=“53”>[B]GRENADA[/B]</td> <td>[B]l983-84[/B]</td> <td>[B]Troops, bombing[/B]</td> <td>[B]Invasion four years after revolution.[/B]</td></tr> <tr> <td height=“53”>[B]HONDURAS[/B]</td> <td>[B]l983-89[/B]</td> <td>[B]Troops[/B]</td> <td>[B]Maneuvers help build bases near borders.[/B]</td></tr> <tr> <td height=“56”>[B]IRAN[/B]</td> <td>[B]l984[/B]</td> <td>[B]Jets[/B]</td> <td>[B]Two Iranian jets shot down over Persian Gulf.[/B]</td></tr> <tr> <td height=“56”>[B]LIBYA[/B]</td> <td>[B]l986[/B]</td> <td>[B]Bombing, naval[/B]</td> <td>[B]Air strikes to topple nationalist gov’t.[/B]</td></tr> <tr> <td height=“53”>[B]BOLIVIA[/B]</td> <td>[B]1986[/B]</td> <td>[B]Troops[/B]</td> <td>[B]Army assists raids on cocaine region.[/B]</td></tr> <tr> <td height=“53”>[B]IRAN[/B]</td> <td>[B]l987-88[/B]</td> <td>[B]Naval, bombing[/B]</td> <td>[B]US intervenes on side of Iraq in war.[/B]</td></tr> <tr> <td height=“43”>[B]LIBYA[/B]</td> <td>[B]1989[/B]</td> <td>[B]Naval jets[/B]</td> <td>[B]Two Libyan jets shot down.[/B]</td></tr> <tr> <td height=“53”>[B]VIRGIN ISLANDS[/B]</td> <td>[B]1989[/B]</td> <td>[B]Troops[/B]</td> <td>[B]St. Croix Black unrest after storm.[/B]</td></tr> <tr> <td height=“67”>[B]PHILIPPINES[/B]</td> <td>[B]1989[/B]</td> <td>[B]Jets[/B]</td> <td>[B]Air cover provided for government against coup.[/B]</td></tr> <tr> <td height=“93”>[B]PANAMA[/B]</td> <td>[B]1989 (-?)[/B]</td> <td>[B]Troops, bombing[/B]</td> <td>[B]Nationalist government ousted by 27,000 soldiers, leaders arrested, 2000+ killed.[/B]</td></tr> <tr> <td height=“53”>[B]LIBERIA[/B]</td> <td>[B]1990[/B]</td> <td>[B]Troops[/B]</td> <td>[B]Foreigners evacuated during civil war.[/B]</td></tr> <tr> <td height=“120”>[B]SAUDI ARABIA[/B]</td> <td>[B]1990-91[/B]</td> <td>[B]Troops, jets[/B]</td> <td>[B]Iraq countered after invading Kuwait. 540,000 troops also stationed in Oman, Qatar, Bahrain, UAE, Israel.[/B]</td></tr> <tr> <td height=“199”>[B]IRAQ[/B]</td> <td>[B]1990-91[/B]</td> <td>[B]Bombing, troops, naval[/B]</td> <td>[B]Blockade of Iraqi and Jordanian ports, air strikes; 200,000+ killed in invasion of Iraq and Kuwait; large-scale destruction of Iraqi military.[/B]</td></tr> <tr> <td height=“53”>[B]KUWAIT[/B]</td> <td>[B]1991[/B]</td> <td>[B]Naval, bombing, troops[/B]</td> <td>[B]Kuwait royal family returned to throne.[/B]</td></tr> <tr> <td>[B] IRAQ[/B]</td> <td>[B]1991-2003[/B]</td> <td>[B]Bombing, naval[/B]</td> <td>[B]No-fly zone over Kurdish north, Shiite south; constant air strikes and naval-enforced economic sanctions[/B]</td></tr> <tr> <td height=“70”>[B]LOS ANGELES[/B]</td> <td>[B]1992[/B]</td> <td>[B]Troops[/B]</td> <td>[B]Army, Marines deployed against anti-police uprising.[/B]</td></tr> <tr> <td height=“106”>[B]SOMALIA[/B]</td> <td>[B]1992-94[/B]</td> <td>[B]Troops, naval, bombing[/B]</td> <td>[B]U.S.-led United Nations occupation during civil war; raids against one Mogadishu faction.[/B]</td></tr> <tr> <td height=“57”>[B]YUGOSLAVIA[/B]</td> <td>[B]1992-94[/B]</td> <td>[B]Naval[/B]</td> <td>[B]NATO blockade of Serbia and Montenegro.[/B]</td></tr> <tr> <td height=“80”>[B]BOSNIA[/B]</td> <td>[B]1993-?[/B]</td> <td>[B]Jets, bombing[/B]</td> <td>[B]No-fly zone patrolled in civil war; downed jets, bombed Serbs.[/B]</td></tr> <tr> <td height=“120”>[B]HAITI[/B]</td> <td>[B]1994[/B]</td> <td>[B]Troops, naval[/B]</td> <td>[B]Blockade against military government; troops restore President Aristide to office three years after coup.[/B]</td></tr> <tr> <td height=“107”>[B]ZAIRE (CONGO)[/B]</td> <td>[B]1996-97[/B]</td> <td>[B]Troops[/B]</td> <td>[B]Marines at Rwandan Hutu refugee camps, in area where Congo revolution begins.[/B]</td></tr> <tr> <td height=“67”>[B]LIBERIA[/B]</td> <td>[B]1997[/B]</td> <td>[B]Troops[/B]</td> <td>[B]Soldiers under fire during evacuation of foreigners.[/B]</td></tr> <tr> <td height=“67”>[B]ALBANIA[/B]</td> <td>[B]1997[/B]</td> <td>[B]Troops[/B]</td> <td>[B]Soldiers under fire during evacuation of foreigners.[/B]</td></tr> <tr> <td height=“83”>[B]SUDAN[/B]</td> <td>[B]1998[/B]</td> <td>[B]Missiles[/B]</td> <td>[B]Attack on pharmaceutical plant alleged to be “terrorist” nerve gas plant.[/B]</td></tr> <tr> <td height=“120”>[B]AFGHANISTAN[/B]</td> <td>[B]1998[/B]</td> <td>[B]Missiles[/B]</td> <td>[B]Attack on former CIA training camps used by Islamic fundamentalist groups alleged to have attacked embassies.[/B]</td></tr> <tr> <td height=“107”>[B]IRAQ[/B]</td> <td>[B]1998[/B]</td> <td>[B]Bombing, Missiles[/B]</td> <td>[B]Four days of intensive air strikes after weapons inspectors allege Iraqi obstructions.[/B]</td></tr> <tr> <td height=“120”>[B]YUGOSLAVIA[/B]</td> <td>[B]1999[/B]</td> <td>[B]Bombing, Missiles[/B]</td> <td>[B]Heavy NATO air strikes after Serbia declines to withdraw from Kosovo. NATO occupation of Kosovo.[/B]</td></tr> <tr> <td height=“54”>[B]YEMEN[/B]</td> <td>[B]2000[/B]</td> <td>[B]Naval[/B]</td> <td>[B]USS Cole, docked in Aden, bombed.[/B]</td></tr> <tr> <td height=“80”>[B]MACEDONIA[/B]</td> <td>[B]2001[/B]</td> <td>[B]Troops[/B]</td> <td>[B]NATO forces deployed to move and disarm Albanian rebels.[/B]</td></tr> <tr> <td height=“67”>[B]UNITED STATES[/B]</td> <td>[B]2001[/B]</td> <td>[B]Jets, naval[/B]</td> <td>[B]Reaction to hijacker attacks on New York, DC[/B]</td></tr> <tr> <td height=“136”>[B]AFGHANISTAN[/B]</td> <td>[B]2001-?[/B]</td> <td>[B]Troops, bombing, missiles[/B]</td> <td>[B]Massive U.S. mobilization to overthrow Taliban, hunt Al Qaeda fighters, install Karzai regime, and battle Taliban insurgency. More than 30,000 U.S. troops and numerous private security contractors carry our occupation.[/B]</td></tr> <tr> <td height=“80”>[B]YEMEN[/B]</td> <td>[B]2002[/B]</td> <td>[B]Missiles[/B]</td> <td>[B]Predator drone missile attack on Al Qaeda, including a US citizen.[/B]</td></tr> <tr> <td height=“160”>[B]PHILIPPINES[/B]</td> <td>[B]2002-?[/B]</td> <td>[B]Troops, naval[/B]</td> <td>[B]Training mission for Philippine military fighting Abu Sayyaf rebels evolves into combat missions in Sulu Archipelago, west of Mindanao.[/B]</td></tr> <tr> <td height=“107”>[B]COLOMBIA[/B]</td> <td>[B]2003-?[/B]</td> <td>[B]Troops[/B]</td> <td>[B]US special forces sent to rebel zone to back up Colombian military protecting oil pipeline.[/B]</td></tr> <tr> <td height=“161”>[B]IRAQ[/B]</td> <td>[B]2003-?[/B]</td> <td>[B]Troops, naval, bombing, missiles[/B]</td> <td>[B]Saddam regime toppled in Baghdad. More than 250,000 U.S. personnel participate in invasion. US and UK forces occupy country and battle Sunni and Shi’ite insurgencies. More than 160,000 troops and numerous private contractors carry out occupation and build large permanent bases.[/B]</td></tr> <tr> <td height=“81”>[B]LIBERIA[/B]</td> <td>[B]2003[/B]</td> <td>[B]Troops[/B]</td> <td>[B]Brief involvement in peacekeeping force as rebels drove out leader.[/B]</td></tr> <tr> <td height=“107”>[B]HAITI[/B]</td> <td>[B]2004-05[/B]</td> <td>[B]Troops, naval [/B]</td> <td>[B]Marines land after right-wing rebels oust elected President Aristide, who was advised to leave by Washington.[/B]</td></tr> <tr> <td height=“68”>[B]PAKISTAN[/B]</td> <td>[B]2005-?[/B]</td> <td>[B]Missiles, bombing, covert operation[/B]</td> <td>[B]CIA missile and air strikes and Special Forces raids on alleged Al Qaeda and Taliban refuge villages kill multiple civilians. Drone attacks also on Pakistani Mehsud network.[/B]</td></tr> <tr> <td height=“95”>[B]SOMALIA[/B]</td> <td>[B]2006-?[/B]</td> <td>[B]Missiles, naval, covert operation[/B]</td> <td>[B]Special Forces advise Ethiopian invasion that topples Islamist government; AC-130 strikes and Cruise missile attacks against Islamist rebels; naval blockade against “pirates” and insurgents.[/B]</td></tr> <tr> <td height=“40”>[B]SYRIA[/B]</td> <td>[B]2008[/B]</td> <td>[B]Troops[/B]</td> <td>[B]Special Forces in helicopter raid 5 miles from Iraq kill 8 Syrian civilians[/B]</td></tr> <tr> <td height=“27”>[B]YEMEN[/B]</td> <td>[B]2009-?[/B]</td> <td>[B]Missiles, command operation[/B]</td> <td>[B]Cruise missile attack on Al Qaeda kills 49 civilians; Yemeni military assaults on rebels[/B]</td></tr></tbody></table>

[QUOTE=UTR;2569872]Blah, blah blah…[/QUOTE]
You said it mate…

[QUOTE=UTR;2569872]This is just more psycho-babble from a bitter person that thinks the world owns them something. What is your problem? Your Mommy didn’t let you suck your thumb long enough and now you hate the world?[/QUOTE]

The world owes me nothing. A vast quantity of Americans on the other hand have egos the size of planets when it comes to what they think the world owes them, and in most cases it is a military favour that will not be in the interests of the majority of the population of the compromised country, but definitely be in the interests of the USA. Many have done good in many areas, however this is more than overshadowed by the damage that has been done in many parts of the world. Places where you should have kept your noses out of, but for the greed of the powers that rule you and your compadros.

[QUOTE=UTR;2569872]Come on. Tell us your nationality. Are you a coward or know you can’t win a debate based on sound logic if we know your country of origin? Maybe you’re just a troll or a member here hiding behind a new user name?[/QUOTE]

If you think you have any chance of winning a debate with me based on logic think again. I’ll hang, draw and snooker you every time.

[QUOTE=cholla;2570187]The history of firearms is the history of Freedom. When only the military of “royalty” were armed the people were either slaves or almost slaves. Sometimes the slave was better off .[/QUOTE]

Yeah, stay in the current century why don’t you. If it wasn’t for the US, the above would not hold true in many places in the world today

[QUOTE=cholla;2570187]This was considered to be important enough to be second in the Bill of Rights in the US Constitution.
Second Amendment. A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State [B] , [/B] [B]the right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed. [/B]

This is from :
THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE Made by the Delegates of The People of Texas in General Convention, at Washington,
ON MARCH 2nd, 1836.

When a government has ceased to protect the lives, liberty and property of the people, from whom its legitimate powers are derived, and for the advancement of whose happiness it was instituted; and so far from being a guarantee for their inestimable and inalienable rights, becomes an instrument in the hands of evil rulers for their suppression. When the federal republican Constitution of their country which they have sworn to support, no longer has a substantial existence, and the whole nature of their government has been forcibly changed, without their consent, from a restricted federative republic, composed of sovereign states, to a consolidated central military
despotism, in which every interest is disregarded but that of the army and the priesthood, both the eternal enemies of civil liberty, the ever ready minions of power, and the usual instruments of tyrants. When, long after the spirit of the constitution has departed, moderation is at length so far lost by those in power, that even the semblance of freedom is removed, and the forms themselves of the constitution discontinued, and so far from their petitions and remonstrances being regarded, the agents who bear them are thrown into dungeons, and mercenary armies Sent forth to en-force a new government upon them at the point of the bayonet.

When, in consequence of such acts of malfeasance and abduction on the part of the government, anarchy prevails, and civil society is dissolved into its original elements, in such a crisis, the first law of nature, the right of self-preservation, the inherent and inalienable right of the people to appeal to first principles, and take their political affairs into their own hands in extreme cases, enjoins it as a right towards themselves, and a sacred obligation to their posterity, to abolish such government, and create another in its stead, calculated to rescue them from impending dangers, and to secure their welfare and happiness.[/QUOTE]

The 2nd amendement? From the late 18th century, when men were men, and sheep were dangerous? And now 200 years later where are people stil out-of-control gun-toting twats? In the US that’s where. The 2nd Amendment does not apply to the rest of the planet.

[QUOTE=cholla;2570187]I couldn’t say it better & I’m proud of it as a native Texan.[/QUOTE]

Nuff said… Let the world be your judge.