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The global menace that is America

Balatarin

 

Simple truths need no hyperbole for they speak for themselves.

 

It may make your blood boil - as it does mine - when you consider just how vile a menace USA has been to billions of people worldwide since the end of WWII some 70 years or so ago. 

 

But in case it doesn't, here's a list of countries that have 'enjoyed' USA's 'democracy export' in the shape of aerial bombardment and other types of mass murder since then:

 

- China 1945-1946

- Korea 1950-1953

- China 1950-1953

- Guatemala 1954

- Indonesia 1958

- Cuba 1959-1960

- Guatemala 1960

- Belgian Congo 1964

- Guatemala 1964

- Dominican Republic 1965-1966

- Peru 1965

- Laos 1964-1973

- Vietnam 1961-1973

- Cambodia 1969-1970

- Guatemala 1967-1969

- Lebanon 1982-1984

- Grenada 1983-1984

- Libya 1986

- El Salvador 1981-1992

- Nicaragua 1981-1990

- Iran 1987-1988

- Libya 1989

- Panama 1989-1990

- Iraq 1991

- Kuwait 1991

- Somalia 1992-1994

- Bosnia 1995

- Iran, 1998

- Sudan, 1998

- Afghanistan, 1998

- Serbia 1999

- Afghanistan, 2001

- Iraq in 2003

- Libya 2011 ..... 

...... A 'GRAND' TOTAL OF 34

 

The American dream is a nightmare to humanity and an affront to decency in the world.

 

The American regime's record makes yesteryear's fascist regimes look good.

 

This is why public opinion polls consistently show USA to be the greatest threat to world peace in the minds of most people in the world.

 

I wonder how it is possible for some to have become such apologists for the global nightmare that is America, often seen here speaking for the latter against Iran.

 

Can anyone explain the possible motives of such people?

Balatarin

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varjavand

varjavand Reza Varjavand (Ph.D., University of Oklahoma) is associate professor of economics and finance at the Graham School of management, Saint Xavier University, of Chicago.

If US is such a menace, why its government has to build barriers and guard its borders 24/7 so other people cannot enter it illegally, while the countries you beat your chest for have to build all sorts of barriers so their population would not scape to other countries?

NiloufarParsi

Niloufar Parsi http://niloufarparsi.wordpress.com

it's a lie that has you all fooled.


Iran has the record for the highest number of refugees received by any country in mofdern history. 4 million Afghans, Iraqis and Azeris in one go from three different borders. no international help whatsoever either.

Israel has an ugly wall too. funny, no?

BehrouzBahmani

Behrouz Bahmani Doves may Cry, but Chickens Bleed.

And Iran persecutes every last one of them... no international help whatsoever.

NiloufarParsi

Niloufar Parsi http://niloufarparsi.wordpress.com

quite the opposite. refugees in Iran are relatively well treated.

NiloufarParsi

Niloufar Parsi http://niloufarparsi.wordpress.com

and now you are quoting al jazeera? lol

BehrouzBahmani

Behrouz Bahmani Doves may Cry, but Chickens Bleed.

Only because I know you believe/worship it as fact. If your own sources say it, and you still don't accept it, then you're in denial.

Which I know you are not. You're just hung up on this "Dandeh" for some reason. I can only guess is personal. Ad you have a right to that.

The day you admit Iran is seriously flawed, and far less than the perfect ideal we ALL have in our hearts for her, that day, my job will be done.

I concede, that may take a long time! :)

AbbasEsfahani

Abbas Esfahani

First, Israel's wall is to keep people out, not in. Not to be confused with East Germany, North Korea, Cuba, etc, which have or had policies to prevent people from leaving. There's a big difference.

Second, Pakistan has the highest number of refugees (link below). Who knows, maybe we can consider Pakistan the world's real migrant magnet? Or maybe, Iran and Pakistan have large numbers of Afghan refugees because the Workers Paradise "liberated" their country in 1979, and they fled to the easiest places to get on foot, in trucks, cars, etc, i.e. Pakistan and Iran. I'm sure most people, if given the means and opportunity, would choose to immigrate to Pakistan and Iran, not those awful hellholes in Western Europe and North America.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_refugee_population

dale

dale 72, radical egalitarian, vegan

Immigration reform would make immigrant workers legal and there would be no need to build a fence around the US. Republicans, pandering both to their corporate sponsors and their racist base, have opposed reform because "illegal" workers can be paid substandard wages and exploited with no rights or benefits.

The fact that undocumented workers from the south can find work in the US has nothing to do with the US military aggression abroad.

Your logic is illogical. IF we destroy Iraq, and force millions to flee, how does that imply that the attackers are superior?

Why is reporting on US military aggression "beat(ing) your chest" for the victim nations?

Most American think the country is headed in the wrong direction and most Americans oppose the war in Afghanistan and arming the rebels in Syria.

As an American, I hate my country's current neo-con foreign policy which has caused half a million deaths and trillions in debt in the past 15 years, bringing not democracy or peace but chaos and violence.

A worker without papers who comes to work in a restaurant in Los Angeles in order to feed his children back in Mexico does not do so because the US is bombing in 5 nations or has troops in 140 nations.

Those who flee the chaos created by US mliitarism in Afghanistan, Iraq, or Syria are not tourists but refugees.

US foreign policy exists to promote the economic interests of the dominant US corporations and banks, which profit from war and the control it allows the US to exert on behalf of the corporations. War is a racket, based on lies.

The US is also a menace to its own population: lack of rational gun laws leads to 31,000 gun deaths a year, 90% higher than the other 34 advanced nations, and the US has more prisoners than any other nation by far, including such "police states" as China or Iran. Your chances of being locked up in America is ten times higher than in most nations and 5 times higher than in so-called police states.

We weep for the decline of our nation into perpetual war and a fascist merging of the interests of the security state and the corporations, including those w ho profit from war, with unending, unwinnable wars being the best business model, with the ultimate purpose of transferring public funds into private hands.

The US is a war racket disguised as a nation. It is now turning its military model of economic development inward on its own population, which is why most Americans are very unhappy with this direction.



Shirzadegan

Siavash

"- Iran, 1998" ? ?

Do you know what happened to Pinocchio when he lied ?

Shirzadegan

Siavash

Traitors ? Are you saying that taking side with filthy terrorist Arabs considered to be royal to Iran and Iranians ?
That tells me you don't know what happened between Persians and Arabs throughout history.
Below link will educate you about Iranians true feeling of Arabs.
I understand that you lived in 4 different Arab countries, so Farsi may not be your native language, but you can ask your relatives, friend or "Iranian spouse" to translate it for you.

http://iranian.com/posts/view/post/29401

BehrouzBahmani

Behrouz Bahmani Doves may Cry, but Chickens Bleed.

He went to donkey town. Good analogy.

Shirzadegan

Siavash

No, this is what happened when he lied.


MerkMan

MerkMan

I think he's referring to the shoot down of the Iran Air jetliner that strayed off course in a no fly zone.

BehrouzBahmani

Behrouz Bahmani Doves may Cry, but Chickens Bleed.

Yep. US admitted to the investigated incident which determined a radio operator mistake in using a military channel to hail the plane instead of the civilian channel. US had been shot at by Iranian gunboats before shooting down what it mistakenly thought was a military aircraft not responding to numerous attempts to communicate with it. The US paid the families $61.8 Billion dollars or 750 million tomans per victim.

How much did Iran pay the embassy hostages?

FaramarzFathi

Faramarz Fathi



Behrouz:

“Yep. US admitted to the investigated incident which determined a radio operator mistake in using a military channel to hail the plane instead of the civilian channel.”

This is the epitome of shallowness.

Faramarz Fathi

AnonymousObserver

Anonymous Observer

Related question: did Russia ever pay compensation to the victims of the Korean Airliner that it shot down?

yolanda

yolanda

I think she probably refers to the 1988 (not 1998) downing of the Iranian commercial airline flight 655 by USS Vincennes?

Shirzadegan

Siavash

How about
"- Lebanon 1982-1984" ?

There was NOT U.S bombing Lebanon in 1982-1984
Quite contrary, it was Hezbollah along with filthy Arabs who carried out suicide attack in U.S embassy in Lebanon and killed over 250 American service men/women.
Anyway, I don't have time to go through each one of these "list of LIES" Thanks for internet. We can detect lies right away. We didn't have such a technology back in 70's. As a result, our people being deceived by smart alecks and our nation went through misery and poverty for 35 years.
Here is a tip for Lebanon:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1984_United_States_embassy_annex_bombing

NiloufarParsi

Niloufar Parsi http://niloufarparsi.wordpress.com

how about you stop making pathetic excuses for american corporate fascism?

Shirzadegan

Siavash

How about you and your Palestinian buddies stop making false stories and allegations about America ?

BehrouzBahmani

Behrouz Bahmani Doves may Cry, but Chickens Bleed.

There is no excuse for corporate fascism. That's simply what it does. You know, just like Islamic fascism...

varjavand

varjavand Reza Varjavand (Ph.D., University of Oklahoma) is associate professor of economics and finance at the Graham School of management, Saint Xavier University, of Chicago.

I am not a blind supporter of capitalism or imperialism, every system is subject to misuse and abuse. But, I believe, the self-correcting mechanisms built into democratic systems would work in the long term to correct the problems and in most cases it does. With all its problems, vulgarities, and shortcomings, America is still the best, most welcoming, country for immigrants and prosperity if you have what it takes.
Attempt to demonize the US is just an unsuccessful ploy to make other countries, the countries you beat your chest for, look better.

BehrouzBahmani

Behrouz Bahmani Doves may Cry, but Chickens Bleed.

I would offer that no one should be a blind supporter of any -ism...

NiloufarParsi

Niloufar Parsi http://niloufarparsi.wordpress.com

it's been one long story of rampage and loot for 7 decades. when inshallah will they 'self-correct'?

BehrouzBahmani

Behrouz Bahmani Doves may Cry, but Chickens Bleed.

It's an ongoing process. Unlike Iran, which is an ongoing cattle prod.

NiloufarParsi

Niloufar Parsi http://niloufarparsi.wordpress.com

and you call yourself Iranian? lol

BehrouzBahmani

Behrouz Bahmani Doves may Cry, but Chickens Bleed.

This is not Iran. This is Islamic Iran. You now all of that. You're just baiting.

MerkMan

MerkMan

In order to try and maintain some sanity and perspective I put forth this rebuttal of the poor idiotic Niloufar's childish attempt at stringing together a coherent thought. Really Niloufar, you should get a different hobby. You're insanity is getting worse! - China 1945-1946 – US invited by the legitimate government to help defeat the Communists
- Korea 1950-1953 – US invited by the legitimate government to help repel an illegal invasion by the Communist North.
- China 1950-1953 – Didn’t happen, the war was in Korea
- Guatemala 1954 – CIA coup, no bombings and the majority of those killed were killed by their countrymen
- Indonesia 1958 – Another CIA coup, no bombings and the majority of those killed were killed by their countrymen
- Cuba 1959-1960 – Nobody was killed by the US, Cuban citizens did all the killing to their fellow countrymen
- Guatemala 1960 – This was a civil war. 200,000 died and all them at the hands of their fellow citizens.
- Belgian Congo 1964 – The Belgians did that not the US
- Guatemala 1964 – Again, a continuance of the civil war. Brother killing brother can hardly be blamed on the USA
- Dominican Republic 1965-1966 – Again, another civil war and in this one the US interposed its forces between the rebels and those of the junta, thereby effecting a cease-fire. The United States could then asked the Organization of American States to negotiate a political settlement between the opposing factions. Nobody was killed by Americans.
- Peru 1965 – Civil war Thousands may have died but not at the hands of the USA. This is getting boring!
- Laos 1964-1973 – Laos was occupied byt the Vietnamese and to a large part were allys to the USA. Any casualties in Laos were collateral and no where near the “BILLIONS” you claim.
- Vietnam 1961-1973 – Yup! We did that alright! But it should be noted that more died after the USA pulled out and stopped fighting the Communists. See a pattern here?
- Cambodia 1969-1970 – Yup! We did that too. But things were soooo much better under Pol Pot, don’t you think?
- Guatemala 1967-1969 – Civil War again, no US involvement other than supporting our allies with material.
- Lebanon 1982-1984 - That was Israel, don’t you know geography? Besides, the PLO needed to be destroyed. If only the Arabs in the area would have treated the Palestinians with humanity instead of keeping them in ghettos maybe the world would be a better place today?
- Grenada 1983-1984 – Yup! We did that! Americans were being held hostage and, again, Communists were trying to take over a sovereign nation. No apologies, justifiable use of force.
- Libya 1986 – Kaddafi killed American soldiers! He deserved to die! Only military targets hit. No Apologies, justifiable use of force. He later went on to kill more people on that Pan Am 747 than died in the bombings of Tripoli. I can’t believe you think this was not justified.
- El Salvador 1981-1992 – Another civil war. The USA may have taken sides but the Salvadorians did all the killing.
- Nicaragua 1981-1990 – See above
- Iran 1987-1988 – Seriously? You fire at the USA in international waters and you don’t expect to be attacked in return? Perhaps all nations should just roll over when their citizens are killed and maimed. You fire on the USA at your own peril. Completely justified.
- Libya 1989 – Seriously? The Gulf of Sidra? An act of self defense. The Libyans ( Kaddafi again) attacked our people in international waters and we shot them down. Good riddance to bad rubbish!
- Panama 1989-1990 – This was actually a real Police Action. Drug trafficker and evil dictator, General Manuel Noriega, who was brutalizing his own people was pursued and captured. Although there were deaths the number was in the hundreds, not the hundreds of millions.
-Iraq 1991 – Under the auspices of the UN a coalition comprised of many nations, Saudi Arabia and Syria among them all went to war against another evil dictator. Are you telling me destroying Saddam’s forces was a bad thing? Are you Iranian or just stupid?
- Kuwait 1991 – Deaths of soldiers illegally occupying a sovereign nation is justified in my opinion. Perhaps we should have let Saddam go all the way to Mecca?
- Somalia 1992-1994 – Not much bombing going on there, lots of ground fighting though. And although many hundreds were killed many more tens of thousands have died through neglect or force of arms before and after the USA was in country. Also, it’s hardly fair to call Somalia a country don’t you think? More of a congregation of criminal tribes that exist just for their own power and control. ( Not unlike the mullahs in Tehran!)
- Bosnia 1995 – UN sanctioned and very targeted bombings. Of all the countries in history the USA has taken the greatest care to avoid civilian casualties. Imagine if the UN had asked Russia to help out? Do you think they would be more considerate than the USA? Can you say Chechnya?
- Iran, 1998 - This one I don’t understand. Iran intentionally flies a jet directly at an American cruiser in a war zone and we shoot it down. How is that our fault and not another example of terrible Persian driving?
- Sudan, 1998 – Killing a handful of terrorists isn’t exactly what I would call “Bombing Billions of innocents”, unless, of course, you are one of the terrorists? Something tells me your are very sympathetic to the cause of jihadi murders who kill and maim infidels…..
- Afghanistan, 1998 – See above
- Serbia 1999 – So, taking action against Genocide is not a good idea? Can you say Sarajevo? Pec? “Ethnic Cleansing” ???
- Afghanistan, 2001- Really? You blow up the tallest building in the Western hemisphere, kill 3000 innocent Jews, Christians, Muslims, Buddhists and who know what other ethnic and religious persons and blame us for retaliating? What planet do you live on????
- Iraq in 2003 – Yeah, it would have been better to leave Saddam and his Bathist Bastard Buddies to keep raping, killing and torturing. Perhaps taking him out was a mistake but now Iran has a chance to make it right! We’ll see how civil you are in dealing with the Sunni’s that threaten you there now. Good Luck!
- Libya 2011 ..... UN sponsored and primarily NATO run. I was against that but one must honor ones treaties or they’re not worth the paper they’re printed on.

In closing I must conclude that many millions more have died in the last 70 years at the hands of Communists, Terrorists and Religious fanatics than have died at the hands of the USA. If you’re so outraged at the conduct of the USA please publish a list similar to this listing those deaths. And don’t forget to include the MILLIONS that died attacking Iraq after they sued for peace. The Ayatollah was a very kind, humane and compassionate leader, don’t you think? Certainly fewer Iranians died under his benevolent hand than did under the hated Shah, yes?
Your perspective makes me sick Niloufar

FaramarzFathi

Faramarz Fathi

Merk:

I completely understand what could make one sick.

Faramarz Fathi

ghourbagheh

ghourbagheh

America is an exceptional land with an absolute right to destroy, rape, massacre, and torture other people. In every case, there is a legitimate reason for American government interfering and murdering others. The others are terrorists and Americans are great, because US government and Hollywood say so! USA! USA! USA!

AbbasEsfahani

Abbas Esfahani

Dear @MerkMan, the example of "Iran, 1998" is pure fiction (not to be confused with the other examples on the "list" of half-fiction, quasi-fiction, semi-fiction, fictionesque, etc) that you have so ably debunked). I think the US lost to Iran 1-2 in a soccer game in 1998, so the reference may be to the one goal scored by the US during that match.

BehrouzBahmani

Behrouz Bahmani Doves may Cry, but Chickens Bleed.

American Fascism, 202 years (War of 1812) and counting.
Persian Fascism, 2,614 years (Cyrus 600 BC) and counting.

Both built their vast empires on slavery.

US abolished Slavery in 1865.
Iran re-instituted it only for women in 1979.

NiloufarParsi

Niloufar Parsi http://niloufarparsi.wordpress.com

you have more people in prison that any other country on earth.

you have racisms so alive and well in USA that your president is a slave to neocons, even in the 'white' house.

you have hundreds of military bases in occupation of other lands.

your numbers of political prisoners in the world is second only to Israel, which is totally dependent on your taxes for its continued apartheid.

well done with your 'democracy'!

IRANLOVESISRAEL

IRANLOVESISRAEL Shlomo would love to entertain you and your significant other at his Kabab-Hammoom parlor in your next trip to Tel Aviv.

Please forgive me if I sound like a broken record - the sooner US & Israel attack the IRI and obliterate it the better it is for humanity and peace around the world.

Let's get this IRI cancer removed ASAP.

Godspeed.

NiloufarParsi

Niloufar Parsi http://niloufarparsi.wordpress.com

why did the West want to help the zionists and the nazis get rid of all the Jews from Europe and dump them on poor old Palestine?

NiloufarParsi

Niloufar Parsi http://niloufarparsi.wordpress.com

They are in the main allowed to work, marry and live freely in Iran.

I have witnessed the discrimination they face on the streets in some places, and was shamed by some ordinary Iranians, but am quite proud of the way the government has handled the chronic refugee crisis faced by Iran.

AbbasEsfahani

Abbas Esfahani

Whoa! Let me get this straight. They are "in the main" allowed to work....and marry....and "live freely" (when "The Iranian government is splitting up Afghan refugee families, abusing children and subjecting adults to forced labour and beatings"). Now, if the Mollah Regime splitting up families, abusing children, and subjecting adults to forced labour and beatings is not something to be "quite proud" of, then I don't know what is.

newsjunkie4

newsjunkie news,news,news

Question: Were there Iranian refugees before the Islamic Republic of hell? How many Iranians lived everything behind so they could live abroad before the Islamic Republic of hell?

NiloufarParsi

Niloufar Parsi http://niloufarparsi.wordpress.com

it was said during the Shah's time that there were more Iranian doctors in American than there were in Iran.

Thousands of Iranian students abroad participated in embarrassing the shah every time he travelled.

the mujahedin were active terrorists for the longest time too before the revolution.

HoshangTarehgol5

Hoshang Tarehgol An injury to one is an injury to all.

Mullahs have served the interests of US by supporting US invasions & occupations of both Afghanistan & Iraq.
As the ongoing crisis in Iraq demonstrates, sectarianism, & military intervention only prolongs crisis, not resolve them.
By supporting military intervention & sectarianism in Iraq & else where mullahs have repeatedly shown their interests are in contradiction with interests of Iranian people.

NiloufarParsi

Niloufar Parsi http://niloufarparsi.wordpress.com

Iran says no need to negotiate with Washington over Iraq crisis

"Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said on June 16 that his country has not held any talks with the United States over the situation in Iraq.

"There is no need to hold any such talks as well," Amir-Abdollahian said, Iran's ISNA News Agency reported.

"Iraqi nation and the country's army are fully capable of handling the crisis," he explained."

http://en.trend.az/regions/iran/2285651.html

HoshangTarehgol5

Hoshang Tarehgol An injury to one is an injury to all.

Can't deny the fact that mullahs supported, aided & abetted US invasions & occupations of Iraq & Afghanistan, starting the vicious circle that continues to this very day.
Mullahs are begging Western multi-nationals to penetrate Iranian markets. Mullahs have imposed poverty wages on Iranian workers precisely to make Iranian sweatshops attractable for Western multi-nationals.
Mullahs have demonstrated over & over again their interests are in contradiction & in opposition to the interests of Iranian people.

newsjunkie4

newsjunkie news,news,news

Iran instead of being a pistachio exporters, now, it imports Pistachio from Great Satan! Instead of industrializing this unique sector of economy to diversify the fragile oil-based economy?

http://iranian.com/posts/view/post/34096

HoshangTarehgol5

Hoshang Tarehgol An injury to one is an injury to all.

Islamic Republic of Hell has also been "exporting" young Iranian women to Dubai in recent years.
Another "claim to fame" for theocracy in Iran is Iran's current status as the #1 producer & exporter of synthetic hard drugs (crack, meth,...) in Middle East.
It's as clear as day light that none of such "exports" could be accomplished without approval & cooperation of high-level security official; Sepah,...

NiloufarParsi

Niloufar Parsi http://niloufarparsi.wordpress.com

united states of hell, don't you mean?

NiloufarParsi

Niloufar Parsi http://niloufarparsi.wordpress.com

iran has exported all its nuts to usa it seems

AbbasEsfahani

Abbas Esfahani

Oh, how true! It's not as if the IRI is a mollah-led regime that executes people for being "at war with God". That is the very picture of sanity.

NiloufarParsi

Niloufar Parsi http://niloufarparsi.wordpress.com

whereas they should be mass murdering people around the globe in the name of democracy? that's your kind of sanity?

AbbasEsfahani

Abbas Esfahani

US policy does not excuse the Mollah Regime's execution of tens of thousands of Iranian men and women. If "your kind of sanity" (to use your own words) is a regime based on the idea that the Supreme Leader-for-Life is the earthly representative of the Hidden Emam, pending his "return" from ghaybat, then you have the right to believe that living in a country that affords one free speech. However, Iranians don't have the right to openly criticize their Supreme Leader-for-Life without fear of grievous bodily harm. Regards.

AbbasEsfahani

Abbas Esfahani

Unlike some people, I don't use US policies with which I disagree as an excuse to support the regime which has executed tens of thousands of Iranian men and women, a regime which is based on the idea that its Supreme Leader-for-Life is the earthly representative of the Hidden Emam, pending his "return" from ghaybat. If "that's your kind of sanity", then a very loud Allaho Akbar and Alhamdolallah to you.

irajkhan

iraj khan Peace Is The Way

"Iran exporting nuts to US"
:)

AbbasEsfahani

Abbas Esfahani

Can you please provide the original source for your "list". A link would be quite helpful. Thank you.

P.S. The US bombed Iran in 1998???

NiloufarParsi

Niloufar Parsi http://niloufarparsi.wordpress.com

that's right kid. focus on some minor detail, just like the last blog. there's a good boy.

G.Rahmanian

G. Rahmanian


Arvand Jaan,

I'll make sure to add "LOL" at the end of funny each sentence I write from now on just to show I'm being sarcastic. Thanks for reading my comment, anyways.

P.S. As for the visa thug, you are preaching to the choir, I'm afraid. I was actually telling someone the other day that while an Anerican can travel to 130 countries without needing a visa, an Iranian can only travel to 13. And added, I would not travel to those 13 countries even if they paid me.