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 Post subject: U.S. military interventions since 1890..
PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2008 10:13 pm 
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This is interesting.. a list of military actions we've taken since Wounded Knee. This is just a partial list:

http://academic.evergreen.edu/g/grossma ... tions.html

One of the most dangerous ideas of the 20th century was that "people like us" could not commit atrocities against civilians.

* German and Japanese citizens believed it, but their militaries slaughtered millions of people.
* British and French citizens believed it, but their militaries fought brutal colonial wars in Africa and Asia.
* Russian citizens believed it, but their armies murdered civilians in Afghanistan, Chechnya, and elsewhere.
* Israeli citizens believed it, but their army mowed down Palestinians and Lebanese.
* Arabs believed it, but suicide bombers and hijackers targeted U.S. and Israeli civilians.
* U.S. citizens believed it, but their military killed hundreds of thousands in Vietnam, Iraq, and elsewhere.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2008 4:59 pm 
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Ollie wrote:
This is interesting.. a list of military actions we've taken since Wounded Knee. This is just a partial list:

http://academic.evergreen.edu/g/grossma ... tions.html

One of the most dangerous ideas of the 20th century was that "people like us" could not commit atrocities against civilians.

* German and Japanese citizens believed it, but their militaries slaughtered millions of people.
* British and French citizens believed it, but their militaries fought brutal colonial wars in Africa and Asia.
* Russian citizens believed it, but their armies murdered civilians in Afghanistan, Chechnya, and elsewhere.
* Israeli citizens believed it, but their army mowed down Palestinians and Lebanese.
* Arabs believed it, but suicide bombers and hijackers targeted U.S. and Israeli civilians.
* U.S. citizens believed it, but their military killed hundreds of thousands in Vietnam, Iraq, and elsewhere.


Civilians die any war, but most of the civilians died in Iraq because the enemy entrenched themselves in amongst them, a cowardly action. And if Sadam was so concerned about his civilians, maybe he shouldn't have killed millions of them himself.

In Vietnam, who were civilians, and who were military? Friends of mine that were there couldn't tell, so it was easy to just kill them all.


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