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Lies about Iraq, same lies about Iran.

12 Sep

Number of countries Iran has invaded in the last 200 years: zero.

 

A CENTURY OF U.S. MILITARY INTERVENTIONS
by Dr. Zoltan Grossman

The following is a partial list of U.S. military interventions from 1890 to 2011.
Below the list is a Briefing on the History of U.S. Military Interventions.
The list and briefing are also available as a powerpoint presentation.
This guide does not include:
•    mobilizations of the National Guard
•    offshore shows of naval strength
•    reinforcements of embassy personnel
•    the use of non-Defense Department personnel (such as the Drug Enforcement Administration)
•    military exercises
•    non-combat mobilizations (such as replacing postal strikers)
•    the permanent stationing of armed forces
•    covert actions where the U.S. did not play a command and control role
•    the use of small hostage rescue units
•    most uses of proxy troops
•    U.S. piloting of foreign warplanes
•    foreign or domestic disaster assistance
•    military training and advisory programs not involving direct combat
•    civic action programs
•    and many other military activities.

Among sources used, beside news reports, are the Congressional Record (23 June 1969), 180 Landings by the U.S. Marine Corp History Division, Ege & Makhijani in Counterspy (July-Aug, 1982), “Instances of Use of United States Forces Abroad, 1798-1993” by Ellen C. Collier of the Library of Congress Congressional Research Service, and Ellsberg in Protest & Survive.[…]

COUNTRY OR STATE/ Dates of intervention
Forces
Comments

SOUTH DAKOTA  1890 (-?)
Troops
300 Lakota Indians massacred at Wounded Knee.
ARGENTINA 1890
Troops
Buenos Aires interests protected.
CHILE 1891
Troops
Marines clash with nationalist rebels.
HAITI 1891
Troops
Black revolt on Navassa defeated.
IDAHO 1892
Troops
Army suppresses silver miners’ strike.
HAWAII 1893 (-?)
Naval, troops
Independent kingdom overthrown, annexed.
CHICAGO 1894
Troops
Breaking of rail strike, 34 killed.
NICARAGUA 1894
Troops
Month-long occupation of Bluefields.
CHINA 1894-95
Naval, troops
Marines land in Sino-Japanese War
KOREA 1894-96
Troops
Marines kept in Seoul during war.
PANAMA 1895
Troops, naval
Marines land in Colombian province.
NICARAGUA 1896
Troops
Marines land in port of Corinto.
CHINA 1898-1900
Troops
Boxer Rebellion fought by foreign armies.
PHILIPPINES 1898-1910 (-?)
Naval, troops
Seized from Spain, killed 600,000 Filipinos
CUBA 1898-1902 (-?)
Naval, troops
Seized from Spain, still hold Navy base.
PUERTO RICO 1898 (-?)
Naval, troops
Seized from Spain, occupation continues.
GUAM 1898 (-?)
Naval, troops
Seized from Spain, still use as base.
MINNESOTA 1898 (-?)
Troops
Army battles Chippewa at Leech Lake.
NICARAGUA 1898
Troops
Marines land at port of San Juan del Sur.
SAMOA 1899 (-?)
Troops
Battle over succession to throne.
NICARAGUA 1899
Troops
Marines land at port of Bluefields.
IDAHO 1899-1901
Troops
Army occupies Coeur d’Alene mining region.
OKLAHOMA 1901
Troops
Army battles Creek Indian revolt.
PANAMA 1901-14
Naval, troops
Broke off from Colombia 1903, annexed Canal Zone; Opened canal 1914.
HONDURAS 1903
Troops
Marines intervene in revolution.
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC 1903-04
Troops
U.S. interests protected in Revolution.
KOREA 1904-05
Troops
Marines land in Russo-Japanese War.
CUBA 1906-09
Troops
Marines land in democratic election.
NICARAGUA 1907
Troops
“Dollar Diplomacy” protectorate set up.
HONDURAS 1907
Troops
Marines land during war with Nicaragua
PANAMA 1908
Troops
Marines intervene in election contest.
NICARAGUA 1910
Troops
Marines land in Bluefields and Corinto.
HONDURAS 1911
Troops
U.S. interests protected in civil war.
CHINA 1911-41
Naval, troops
Continuous occupation with flare-ups.
CUBA 1912
Troops
U.S. interests protected in civil war.
PANAMA 1912
Troops
Marines land during heated election.
HONDURAS 1912
Troops
Marines protect U.S. economic interests.
NICARAGUA 1912-33
Troops, bombing
10-year occupation, fought guerillas
MEXICO 1913
Naval
Americans evacuated during revolution.
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC 1914
Naval
Fight with rebels over Santo Domingo.
COLORADO 1914
Troops
Breaking of miners’ strike by Army.
MEXICO 1914-18
Naval, troops
Series of interventions against nationalists.
HAITI 1914-34
Troops, bombing
19-year occupation after revolts.
TEXAS 1915
Troops
Federal soldiers crush “Plan of San Diego” Mexican-American rebellion
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC 1916-24
Troops
8-year Marine occupation.
CUBA 1917-33
Troops
Military occupation, economic protectorate.
WORLD WAR I 1917-18
Naval, troops
Ships sunk, fought Germany for 1 1/2 years.
RUSSIA 1918-22
Naval, troops
Five landings to fight Bolsheviks
PANAMA 1918-20
Troops
“Police duty” during unrest after elections.
HONDURAS 1919
Troops
Marines land during election campaign.
YUGOSLAVIA 1919
Troops/Marines
intervene for Italy against Serbs in Dalmatia.
GUATEMALA 1920
Troops
2-week intervention against unionists.
WEST VIRGINIA 1920-21
Troops, bombing
Army intervenes against mineworkers.
TURKEY 1922
Troops
Fought nationalists in Smyrna.
CHINA 1922-27
Naval, troops
Deployment during nationalist revolt.
MEXICO and HONDURAS 1923, 1924-25
Bombing
Troops
Airpower defends Calles from rebellion
Landed twice during election strife.
PANAMA 1925
Troops
Marines suppress general strike.
CHINA 1927-34
Troops
Marines stationed throughout the country.
EL SALVADOR 1932
Naval
Warships send during Marti revolt.
WASHINGTON DC 1932
Troops
Army stops WWI vet bonus protest.
WORLD WAR II 1941-45
Naval, troops, bombing, nuclear
Hawaii bombed, fought Japan, Italy and Germay for 3 years; first nuclear war.
DETROIT 1943
Troops
Army put down Black rebellion.
IRAN 1946
Nuclear threat
Soviet troops told to leave north.
YUGOSLAVIA 1946
Nuclear threat, naval
Response to shoot-down of US plane.
URUGUAY 1947
Nuclear threat
Bombers deployed as show of strength.
GREECE 1947-49
Command operation
U.S. directs extreme-right in civil war.
GERMANY 1948
Nuclear Threat
Atomic-capable bombers guard Berlin Airlift.
CHINA 1948-49
Troops/Marines
evacuate Americans before Communist victory.
PHILIPPINES 1948-54
Command operation
CIA directs war against Huk Rebellion.
PUERTO RICO 1950
Command operation
Independence rebellion crushed in Ponce.
KOREA 1951-53 (-?)
Troops, naval, bombing , nuclear threats
U.S./So. Korea fights China/No. Korea to stalemate; A-bomb threat in 1950, and against China in 1953. Still have bases.
IRAN 1953
Command Operation
CIA overthrows democracy, installs Shah.
VIETNAM 1954
Nuclear threat
French offered bombs to use against seige.
GUATEMALA 1954
Command operation, bombing, nuclear threat
CIA directs exile invasion after new gov’t nationalized U.S. company lands; bombers based in Nicaragua.
EGYPT 1956
Nuclear threat, troops
Soviets told to keep out of Suez crisis; Marines evacuate foreigners.
LEBANON 1958
Troops, naval
Army & Marine occupation against rebels.
IRAQ 1958
Nuclear threat
Iraq warned against invading Kuwait.
CHINA 1958
Nuclear threat
China told not to move on Taiwan isles.
PANAMA 1958
Troops
Flag protests erupt into confrontation.
VIETNAM 1960-75
Troops, naval, bombing, nuclear threats
Fought South Vietnam revolt & North Vietnam; one million killed in longest U.S. war; atomic bomb threats in l968 and l969.
CUBA 1961
Command operation
CIA-directed exile invasion fails.
GERMANY 1961
Nuclear threat
Alert during Berlin Wall crisis.
LAOS 1962
Command operation
Military buildup during guerrilla war.
CUBA 1962
Nuclear threat, naval
Blockade during missile crisis; near-war with Soviet Union.
IRAQ 1963
Command operation
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.
PANAMA 1964
Troops
Panamanians shot for urging canal’s return.
INDONESIA 1965
Command operation
Million killed in CIA-assisted army coup.
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC 1965-66
Troops, bombing
Army & Marines land during election campaign.
GUATEMALA 1966-67
Command operation
Green Berets intervene against rebels.
DETROIT 1967
Troops
Army battles African Americans, 43 killed.
UNITED STATES 1968
Troops
After King is shot; over 21,000 soldiers in cities.
CAMBODIA 1969-75
Bombing, troops, naval
Up to 2 million killed in decade of bombing, starvation, and political chaos.
OMAN 1970
Command operation
U.S. directs Iranian marine invasion.
LAOS 1971-73
Command operation, bombing
U.S. directs South Vietnamese invasion; “carpet-bombs” countryside.
SOUTH DAKOTA 1973
Command operation
Army directs Wounded Knee siege of Lakotas.
MIDEAST 1973
Nuclear threat
World-wide alert during Mideast War.
CHILE 1973
Command operation
CIA-backed coup ousts elected marxist president.
CAMBODIA 1975
Troops, bombing
Gassing of captured ship Mayagüez, 28 troops die when copter shot down.
ANGOLA 1976-92
Command operation
CIA assists South African-backed rebels.
IRAN 1980
Troops, nuclear threat, aborted bombing
Raid to rescue Embassy hostages; 8 troops die in copter-plane crash. Soviets warned not to get involved in revolution.
LIBYA 1981
Naval jets
Two Libyan jets shot down in maneuvers.
EL SALVADOR 1981-92
Command operation, troops
Advisors, overflights aid anti-rebel war, soldiers briefly involved in hostage clash.
NICARAGUA 1981-90
Command operation, naval
CIA directs exile (Contra) invasions, plants harbor mines against revolution.
LEBANON 1982-84
Naval, bombing, troops
Marines expel PLO and back Phalangists, Navy bombs and shells Muslim positions. 241 Marines killed when Shi’a rebel bombs barracks.
GRENADA 1983-84
Troops, bombing
Invasion four years after revolution.
HONDURAS 1983-89
Troops
Maneuvers help build bases near borders.
IRAN 1984
Jets
Two Iranian jets shot down over Persian Gulf.
LIBYA 1986
Bombing, naval
Air strikes to topple Qaddafi gov’t.
BOLIVIA 1986
Troops
Army assists raids on cocaine region.
IRAN 1987-88
Naval, bombing
US intervenes on side of Iraq in war, defending reflagged tankers and shooting down civilian jet.
LIBYA 1989
Naval jets
Two Libyan jets shot down.
VIRGIN ISLANDS 1989
Troops
St. Croix Black unrest after storm.
PHILIPPINES 1989
Jets
Air cover provided for government against coup.
PANAMA 1989 (-?)
Troops, bombing
Nationalist government ousted by 27,000 soldiers, leaders arrested, 2000+ killed.
LIBERIA 1990
Troops
Foreigners evacuated during civil war.
SAUDI ARABIA 1990-91
Troops, jets
Iraq countered after invading Kuwait. 540,000 troops also stationed in Oman, Qatar, Bahrain, UAE, Israel.
IRAQ 1990-91
Bombing, troops, naval
Blockade of Iraqi and Jordanian ports, air strikes; 200,000+ killed in invasion of Iraq and Kuwait; large-scale destruction of Iraqi military.
KUWAIT 1991
Naval, bombing, troops
Kuwait royal family returned to throne.
IRAQ 1991-2003
Bombing, naval
No-fly zone over Kurdish north, Shiite south; constant air strikes and naval-enforced economic sanctions
LOS ANGELES 1992
Troops
Army, Marines deployed against anti-police uprising.
SOMALIA 1992-94
Troops, naval, bombing
U.S.-led United Nations occupation during civil war; raids against one Mogadishu faction.
YUGOSLAVIA 1992-94
Naval
NATO blockade of Serbia and Montenegro.
BOSNIA 1993-?
Jets, bombing
No-fly zone patrolled in civil war; downed jets, bombed Serbs.
HAITI 1994
Troops, naval
Blockade against military government; troops restore President Aristide to office three years after coup.
ZAIRE (CONGO) 1996-97
Troops
Troops at Rwandan Hutu refugee camps, in area where Congo revolution begins.
LIBERIA 1997
Troops
Soldiers under fire during evacuation of foreigners.
ALBANIA 1997
Troops
Soldiers under fire during evacuation of foreigners.
SUDAN 1998
Missiles
Attack on pharmaceutical plant alleged to be “terrorist” nerve gas plant.
AFGHANISTAN 1998
Missiles
Attack on former CIA training camps used by Islamic fundamentalist groups alleged to have attacked embassies.
IRAQ 1998
Bombing, Missiles
Four days of intensive air strikes after weapons inspectors allege Iraqi obstructions.
YUGOSLAVIA 1999
Bombing, Missiles
Heavy NATO air strikes after Serbia declines to withdraw from Kosovo. NATO occupation of Kosovo.
YEMEN 2000
Naval
USS Cole, docked in Aden, bombed.
MACEDONIA 2001
Troops
NATO forces deployed to move and disarm Albanian rebels.
UNITED STATES 2001
Jets, naval
Reaction to hijacker attacks on New York, DC
AFGHANISTAN 2001-?
Troops, bombing, missiles
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.
YEMEN 2002
Missiles
Predator drone missile attack on Al Qaeda, including a US citizen.
PHILIPPINES 2002-?
Troops, naval
Training mission for Philippine military fighting Abu Sayyaf rebels evolves into combat missions in Sulu Archipelago, west of Mindanao.
COLOMBIA 2003-?
Troops
US special forces sent to rebel zone to back up Colombian military protecting oil pipeline.
IRAQ 2003-?
Troops, naval, bombing, missiles
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.
LIBERIA 2003
Troops
Brief involvement in peacekeeping force as rebels drove out leader.
HAITI 2004-05
Troops, naval
Marines & Army land after right-wing rebels oust elected President Aristide, who was advised to leave by Washington.
PAKISTAN 2005-?
Missiles, bombing, covert operation
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.
SOMALIA 2006-?
Missiles, naval, troops, command operation
Special Forces advise Ethiopian invasion that topples Islamist government; AC-130 strikes, Cruise missile attacks and helicopter raids against Islamist rebels; naval blockade against “pirates” and insurgents.
SYRIA 2008
Troops
Special Forces in helicopter raid 5 miles from Iraq kill 8 Syrian civilians
YEMEN 2009-?
Missiles, command operation
Cruise missile attack on Al Qaeda kills 49 civilians; Yemeni military assaults on rebels
LIBYA 2011-?
Bombing, missiles, command operation
NATO coordinates air strikes and missile attacks against Qaddafi government during uprising by rebel army.

http://academic.evergreen.edu/g/grossmaz/interventions.html

List not updated since last year.  There are several more countries to be added to the list since Libya, 2011.  These would include Pakistan (drone bombings), Philippines (drone bombing and CIA/US Army training of the Filippino forces in the use of drone technology against Muslims in southern Philippines), Somolia (drone bombings), Yemen (continued drone bombings), and Syria (covert CIA operations in coordination with al Qaeda  in civilian uprising).

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2 Comments

Posted by on September 12, 2012 in Iran, MIC

 

2 responses to “Lies about Iraq, same lies about Iran.

  1. Morning's Minion

    September 12, 2012 at 1:58 pm

    Wow. Talk about the power of a list, Teri. I think this would go a very long way toward undoing the myth that we’ve been a peaceful nation. It makes me realize how naive and gullible I’ve been, and I consider myself critical of the US, but to some degree, I had bought into the notion that there was a Golden Age (excepting of course slavery and the genocide of Native Americans). This list makes it impossible to sustain that fairy tale.

    Really thought-provoking material. Thanks for enlightening us!

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  2. Teri

    September 13, 2012 at 9:06 am

    Morning’s Minion,
    When I first saw the list, what got to me was the very act of scrolling through it. I kept thinking, “there’s an end to this somewhere – surely, I’m near the end”, but it takes a really long time to get to the end of the list. And as I added at the bottom, this list only goes through last year. Plus, it doesn’t cover covert ops, the permanent stationing of military forces in foreign countries and the times proxy forces have been used (think Libya, Syria at present). Sadly, there are so many more to add just to include this year so far.

    Why do people think we are hated “for our freedoms”? Seems much more obvious that we might be hated because we keep killing people all over the place.

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