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America Is In Trouble !!

Did you know that:

The President of the United States has the power to lock us up forever without trial or charges.More

The president also has the power toassassinate anyone (including us) he determines to be dangerous. More

In less than 4 years the North Pole may be totally free of summer ice. More

Our government is continually watching all of us. Even you.More

The world economy teeters near collapse. More

We may already be screwed. 5 Charts About Climate Change That Should Have You Very, Very Worried. More

The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have cost the American taxpayers more than $5 TRILLION, yet we are cutting Social Security and Medicare to pay down the deficit. More

We never intended to bring democracy to Iraq. More More

We were lied to about Iraq’s“weapons of mass destruction”. More More

We didn’t invade Afghanistan to fight al qaeda. More More

Tax cuts to the rich do not help the economy for all. More More


Exceptional America ?

When President Obama, speaking at the 2014 West Point commencement, said, “I believe in American exceptionalism with every fiber of my being “ - I wondered if we lived in the same country. I have come to realize that we ARE exceptional, but for all the wrong reasons.

Among industrialized nations, the United States has the :

highest poverty rate, both generally and for children.

greatest inequality of incomes.

lowest government spending on social programs for the disadvantaged.

lowest number of days for paid holiday, annual leaves and maternity leaves.

worst score on the United Nations gender inequality index.

lowest social mobility.

highest public/private expenditures on health care as percentage of GDP.

highest infant mortality rate.

highest proportion of population without health care due to cost.

second lowest birth-weight for children per capita, behind only Japan.

highest consumption of antidepressants per capita.

third shortest life expectancy at birth, behind Denmark and Portugal.

highest CO2 emissions and water consumption per capita.

highest rate of failure to ratify international agreements.

lowest spending on development and humanitarian assistance.

highest military spending as a portion of GDP.

largest international arms sales.

third-lowest scores for student performance in math.

second-highest high school dropout rate, behind only Spain.

highest homicide rate.

largest prison population per capita, more than China and China has 4 times the population.

Hedges, Chris; Sacco, Joe (2014-04-08). Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt

Randy McMahon




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How much is a trillion dollars?

Every twelve months the United States government spends about a trillion dollars on defenseand defense-related stuff. See War Resisters Leaguefor an explanation.

Any idea how much money that is?

Well, I’ll tell you.

Atrillion one dollar bills placed end to end will go for 83,509,952miles - or sort of closeto the sun. MORE

Stacked flat, the same amount will make a pile 57,429 miles high, or more than twice the length of the Earth’s equator.

And we do this each and every year while millions of Americans go hungry, or lose their homes, their jobs, their health-care, and their dignity.


What else could we get for $1.14 trillion?

Ronald Reagan spent $1.14 trillion on defense from 1984 to 1987. In 1988, for one trillion dollars, you could:

  • Build a $75,000 house.
  • Place it on $5,000 worth of land.
  • Furnish it with $10,000 worth of furniture.
  • Put a $10,000 car in the garage.

And give all this to every family in Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Colorado, and Iowa.

Having done this, you would still have enough money left to build a $10 million hospital and a $10 million library ineach of 250 cities and towns throughout the six-state region.

And after having done that, you would still have enough money left to build 500 schoolsaside, at 10% annual interest,a sum that would:

  • Pay a salary of $25,000 per year for 10,000 nurses.
  • Pay a salary of $25,000 per year for 10,000 teachers.
  • Give an annual cash allowance of $5,000 for each and every family throughout the six-state region - forever.

(Source: SANE World Freeze Focus Summer 1988)

Total cost of the cold war (1948 - 1991)

$13.1 trillion


America the Assassin

The following is a list of prominent foreign individuals whose assassination (or planning for same) the United States hasbeen involved in since the end of the Second World War.

1949 - Kim Koo, Korean opposition leader.

1950s - CIA/ Neo-Nazi hit-list of numerous political figures in West Germany.

1950s - Cho En-lai, Prime Minister of China, several attempts on his life.

1950s1962 - Sukarno, President of Indonesia.

1951 - Kim ll Sung, Premier of North Korea.

1953 - Mohammed Mossadegh, Prime Minister of iran.

1950s - Claro M. Recto, Philippines opposition leader.

1955 - Jawaharla lNehru, Prime Minister of India.

1957 - Gamal Abdul Nasser, President of Egypt.

1959, 1963, 1969 - Norodom Sihanouk, leader of Cambodia.

1960 - Brig. Gen. Abdul Karim Kassem, leader of Iraq.

1950s - 1970s - Jose Figueres, President of Costa Rica, 2 attempts on his life.

1961 - Francois “Papa Doc” Duvalier, leader of Haiti.

1961 - Patrice Lumumba, Prime Minister of the Congo (Zaire).

1961 - Gen. Rafael Trujillo, leader of the Dominican Republic.

1963 - Ngo Dinh Diem, President of South Vietnam.

1960s - Fidel Castro, President of Cuba, many attempts on his life.

1960s - Raul Castro, high govt. official of Cuba.

1963 - Francisco Camano - Dominican Republic opposition leader.

1965-66 - Charles de Gaulle, President of France.

1967 - Che Guevara, Latin American revolutionary.

1970 - Salvador Allende, President of Chile.

1970 - Gen. Rene Schneider, Commander-in-Chief of the Army, Chile.

1970s, 1981 - Gen. Omar Torrijos, leader of Panama.

1972 - Gen. Manuel Noriega, Chief of Panamanian Intelligence.

1975 - Mobutu Sese Seko, President of Zaire.

1976 - Michael Manley, Prime Minister of Jamaica.

1980-86 - Muammar Qaddafi, leader of Libya, several attempts on his life.

1982 - Ayatollah Khomeini, leader of Iran.

1983 - Gen. Ahmed Diimi, Moroccan Army commander.

1983 - Miguel de’Escoto, Foreign Minister of Nicaragua.

1984 - The 9 commandantes of the Sandinista National Directorate.

1985 - Sheikh Mohammed Hussein Fadallah, Lebanese Shiite leader.

1991 - Saddam Hussein, leader of Iraq.

Taken from Killing Hope: U.S. Military and CIA Interventions Since World War ll by William Blum, bblum6@aol.com

Use of U.S. Armed Force - 1766 - 2015


1776 - American Revolutionary War

1776 - Chickamagua Wars

1776 - Second Cherokee War

1776 - Pennamite-Yankee War

1777 - American Revolutionary War

1777 - Chickamauga Wars

1777 - Second Cherokee War

1777 - Pennamite-Yankee War

1778 - American Revolutionary War

1778 - Chickamauga Wars

1778 - Pennamite-Yankee War

1779 - American Revolutionary War

1779 - Chickamauga Wars

1779 - Pennamite-Yankee War

1780 - American Revolutionary War

1780 - Chickamauga Wars

1780 - Pennamite-Yankee War

1781 - American Revolutionary War

1781 - Chickamauga Wars

1781 - Pennamite-Yankee War

1782 - American Revolutionary War

1782 - Chickamauga Wars

1782 - Pennamite-Yankee War

1783 - American Revolutionary War

1783 - Chickamauga Wars

1783 - Pennamite-Yankee War

1784 - Chickamauga Wars

1784 - Pennamite-Yankee War

1784 - Oconee War

1785 - Chickamauga Wars

1785 - Northwest Indian War

1786 - Chickamauga Wars

1786 - Northwest Indian War

1787 - Chickamauga Wars

1787 - Northwest Indian War

1788 - Chickamauga Wars

1788 - Northwest Indian War

1789 - Chickamauga Wars

1789 - Northwest Indian War

1790 - Chickamauga Wars

1790 - Northwest Indian War

1791 - Chickamauga Wars

1791 - Northwest Indian War

1792 - Chickamauga Wars

1792 - Northwest Indian War

1793 - Chickamauga Wars

1793 - Northwest Indian War

1794 - Chickamauga Wars

1794 - Northwest Indian War

1795 - Northwest Indian War

1796 – No major war

1797 – No major war

1798 - Quasi-War

1799 - Quasi-War

1800 - Quasi-War

1801 - First Barbary War

1802 - First Barbary War

1803 - First Barbary War

1804 - First Barbary War

1805 -First Barbary War

1806 - Sabine Expedition

1807 – No major war

1808 – No major war

1809 – No major war

1810 - U.S. occupies Spanish-held West Florida

1811 - Tecumseh’s War

1812 - War of 1812

1812 - Tecumseh’s War

1812 - Seminole Wars

1812 - U.S. occupies Spanish-held Amelia Island

1812 - U.S. occupies parts of East Florida

1813 - War of 1812

1813 - Tecumseh’s War

1813 - Peoria War

1813 - Creek War

1813 - U.S. expands its territory in West Florida

1814 - War of 1812

1814 - Creek War

1814 - U.S. expands its territory in Florida

1814 - Anti-piracy war

1815 - War of 1812

1815 - Second Barbary War

1815 - Anti-piracy war

1816 - First Seminole War

1816 - Anti-piracy war

1817 - First Seminole War

1817 - Anti-piracy war

1818 - First Seminole War

1818 - Anti-piracy war

1819 - Yellowstone Expedition

1819 - Anti-piracy war

1820 - Yellowstone Expedition

1820 - Anti-piracy war

1821 - Anti-piracy war

1822 - Anti-piracy war

1823 - Anti-piracy war

1823 - Arikara War

1824 - Anti-piracy war

1825 - Yellowstone Expedition

1825 - Anti-piracy war

1826 – No major war

1827 - Winnebago War

1828 – No major war

1829 – No major war

1830 – No major war

1831 - Sac and Fox Indian War

1832 - Black Hawk War

1833 - Cherokee Indian War

1834 - Cherokee Indian War

1834 - Pawnee Indian Territory Campaign

1835 - Cherokee Indian War

1835 - Seminole Wars

1835 - Second Creek War

1836 - Cherokee Indian War

1836 - Seminole Wars

1836 - Second Creek War

1836 - Missouri-Iowa Border War

1837 - Cherokee Indian War

1837 - Seminole Wars

1837 - Second Creek War

1837 - Osage Indian War

1837 - Buckshot War

1838 - Cherokee Indian War

1838 - Seminole Wars

1838 - Buckshot War

1838 - Heatherly Indian War

1839 - Cherokee Indian War

1839 - Seminole Wars

1840 - Seminole Wars

1840 - U.S. naval forces invade Fiji Islands

1841 - Seminole Wars

1841 - U.S. naval forces invadeMcKean Island

1841 - U.S. naval forces invade Gilbert Islands

1841 - U.S. naval forces invade Samoa

1842 - Seminole Wars

1843 - U.S. forces clash with Chinese

1843 - U.S. troops invade African coast

1844 - Texas-Indian Wars

1845 - Texas-Indian Wars

1846 - Mexican-American War

1846 - Texas-Indian Wars

1847 - Mexican-American War

1847 - Texas-Indian Wars

1848 - Mexican-American War

1848 - Texas-Indian Wars

1848 - Cayuse War

1849 - Texas-Indian Wars

1849 - Cayuse War

1849 - Southwest Indian Wars

1849 - Navajo Wars

1849 - Skirmish between 1st Cavalry and Indians

1850 - Texas-Indian Wars

1850 - Cayuse War

1850 - Southwest Indian Wars

1850 - Navajo Wars

1850 - Yuma War

1850 - California Indian Wars

1850 - Pitt River Expedition

1851 - Texas-Indian Wars

1851 - Cayuse War

1851 - Southwest Indian Wars

1851 - Navajo Wars

1851 - Apache Wars

1851 - Yuma War

1851 - Utah Indian Wars

1851 - California Indian Wars

1852 - Texas-Indian Wars

1852 - Cayuse War

1852 - Southwest Indian Wars

1852 - Navajo Wars

1852 - Yuma War

1852 - Utah Indian Wars

1852 - California Indian Wars

1853 - Texas-Indian Wars

1853 - Cayuse War

1853 - Southwest Indian Wars

1853 - Navajo Wars

1853 - Yuma War

1853 - Utah Indian Wars

1853 - Walker War

1853 - California Indian Wars

1854 - Texas-Indian Wars

1854 - Cayuse War

1854 - Southwest Indian Wars

1854 - Navajo Wars

1854 - Apache Wars

1854 - California Indian Wars

1854 - Skirmish between 1st Cavalry and Indians

1855 - Seminole Wars

1855 - Texas-Indian Wars

1855 - Cayuse War

1855 - Southwest Indian Wars

1855 - Navajo Wars

1855 - Apache Wars

1855 - California Indian Wars

1855 - Yakima War

1855 - Winnas Expedition

1855 - Klickitat War

1855 - Puget Sound War

1855 - Rogue River Wars

1855 - U.S. forces invade Fiji Islands

1855 - U.S. forces invade Uruguay

1856 - Seminole Wars

1856 - Texas-Indian Wars

1856 - Southwest Indian Wars

1856 - Navajo Wars

1856 - California Indian Wars

1856 - Puget Sound War

1856 - Rogue River Wars

1856 - Tintic War

1857 - Seminole Wars

1857 - Texas-Indian Wars

1857 - Southwest Indian Wars

1857 - Navajo Wars

1857 - California Indian Wars

1857 - Utah War

1857 - Conflict in Nicaragua

1858 - Seminole Wars

1858 - Texas-Indian Wars

1858 - Southwest Indian Wars

1858 - Navajo Wars

1858 - Mohave War

1858 - California Indian Wars

1858 - Spokane-Coeur d’Alene-Paloos War

1858 - Utah War

1858 - U.S. forces invade Fiji Islands

1858 - U.S forces invade Uruguay

1859 - Texas-Indian Wars

1859 - Southwest Indian Wars

1859 - Navajo Wars

1859 - California Indian Wars

1859 - Pecos Expedition

1859 - Antelope Hills Expedition

1859 - Bear River Expedition

1859 - John Brown’s raid

1859 - U.S. forces attack Paraguay

1859 - U.S. forces invade Mexico

1860 - Texas-Indian Wars

1860 - Southwest Indian Wars

1860 - Navajo Wars

1860 - Apache Wars

1860 - California Indian Wars

1860 - Paiute War

1860 - Kiowa-Comanche War

1861 - American Civil War

1861 - Texas-Indian Wars

1861 - Southwest Indian Wars

1861 - Navajo Wars

1861 - Apache Wars

1861 - California Indian Wars

1861 - Cheyenne Campaign

1862 - American Civil War

1862 - Texas-Indian Wars

1862 - Southwest Indian Wars

1862 - Navajo Wars

1862 - Apache Wars

1862 - California Indian Wars

1862 - Cheyenne Campaign

1862 - Dakota War of 1862

1863 - American Civil War

1863 - Texas-Indian Wars

1863 - Southwest Indian Wars

1863 - Navajo Wars

1863 - Apache Wars

1863 - California Indian Wars

1863 - Cheyenne Campaign,

1863 - Colorado War

1863 - Goshute War

1864 - American Civil War

1864 - Texas-Indian Wars

1864 - Navajo Wars

1864 - Apache Wars

1864 - California Indian Wars

1864 - Cheyenne Campaign

1864 - Colorado War

1864 - Snake War

1865 - American Civil War

1865 - Texas-Indian Wars

1865 - Navajo Wars

1865 - Apache Wars

1865 - California Indian Wars

1865 - Colorado War

1865 - Snake War

1865 - Utah’s Black Hawk War

1866 - Texas-Indian Wars

1866 - Navajo Wars

1866 - Apache Wars

1866 - California Indian Wars

1866 - Skirmish between 1st Cavalry and Indians

1866 - Snake War

1866 - Utah’s Black Hawk War

1866 - Red Cloud’s War

1866 - Franklin County War

1866 - U.S. invades Mexico

1866 - Conflict with China

1867 - Texas-Indian Wars

1867 - Long Walk of the Navajo

1867 - Apache Wars

1867 - Skirmish between 1st Cavalry and Indians

1867 - Snake War

1867 - Utah’s Black Hawk War

1867 - Red Cloud’s War

1867 - Comanche Wars

1867 - Franklin County War

1867 - U.S. troops occupy Nicaragua

1867 - U.S. troops attack Taiwan

1868 - Texas-Indian Wars

1868 - Long Walk of the Navajo

1868 - Apache Wars

1868 - Skirmish between 1st Cavalry and Indians

1868 - Snake War

1868 - Utah’s Black Hawk War

1868 - Red Cloud’s War

1868 - Comanche Wars

1868 - Battle of Washita River

1868 - Franklin County War

1869 - Texas-Indian Wars

1869 - Apache Wars

1869 - Skirmish between 1st Cavalry and Indians

1869 - Utah’s Black Hawk War

1869 - Comanche Wars, Franklin County War

1870 - Texas-Indian Wars

1870 - Apache Wars

1870 - Skirmish between 1st Cavalry and Indians

1870 - Utah’s Black Hawk War

1870 - Comanche Wars

1870 - Franklin County War

1871 - Texas-Indian Wars

1871 - Apache Wars

1871 - Skirmish between 1st Cavalry and Indians

1871 - Utah’s Black Hawk War

1871 - Comanche Wars

1871 - Franklin County War

1871 - Kingsley Cave Massacre

1871 - U.S. forces invade Korea

1872 - Texas-Indian Wars

1872 - Apache Wars

1872 - Utah’s Black Hawk War

1872 - Comanche Wars

1872 - Modoc War

1872 - Franklin County War

1873 - Texas-Indian Wars

1873 - Comanche Wars

1873 - Modoc War

1873 - Apache Wars

1873 - Cypress Hills Massacre

1873 - U.S. forces invade Mexico

1874 - Texas-Indian Wars

1874 - Comanche Wars

1874 - Red River War

1874 - Mason County War

1874 - U.S. forces invade Mexico

1875 - Conflict in Mexico

1875 - Texas-Indian Wars

1875 - Comanche Wars

1875 - Eastern Nevada

1875 - Mason County War

1875 - Colfax County War

1875 - U.S. forces invade Mexico

1876 - Texas-Indian Wars

1876 - Black Hills War

1876 - Mason County War

1876 - U.S. forces invade Mexico

1877 - Texas-Indian Wars

1877 - Skirmish between 1st Cavalry and Indians

1877 - Black Hills War

1877 - Nez Perce War

1877 - Mason County War

1877 - Lincoln County War

1877 - San Elizario Salt War

1877 - U.S. forces invade Mexico

1878 - Paiute Indian conflict

1878 - Bannock War

1878 - Cheyenne War

1878 - Lincoln County War

1878 - U.S. forces invade Mexico

1879 - Cheyenne War

1879 - Sheepeater Indian War

1879 - White River War

1879 - U.S. forces invade Mexico

1880 - U.S. forces invade Mexico

1881 - U.S. forces invade Mexico

1882 - U.S. forces invade Mexico

1883 - U.S. forces invade Mexico

1884 - U.S. forces invade Mexico

1885 - Apache Wars

1885 - Eastern Nevada Expedition

1885 - U.S. forces invade Mexico

1886 - Apache Wars

1886 - Pleasant Valley War

1886 - U.S. forces invade Mexico

1887 - U.S. forces invade Mexico

1888 - U.S. show of force against Haiti

1888 - U.S. forces invade Mexico

1889 - U.S. forces invade Mexico

1890 - Sioux Indian War

1890 - Skirmish between 1st Cavalry and Indians

1890 - Ghost Dance War

1890 - Wounded Knee

1890 - Argentina, protect U.S. interests

1890 - U.S. forces invade Mexico

1891 - Sioux Indian War

1891 - Haiti, put down revolt on Navassa

1891 - Chile, Marines fight nationalist rebels

1891 - Ghost Dance War

1891 - U.S. forces invade Mexico

1892 - Johnson County War

1892 - Idaho, troops suppress miners strike

1892 - U.S. forces invade Mexico

1893 - U.S. forces invade Mexico

1893 - U.S. forces invade Hawaii

1894 - U.S. forces invade Mexico

1894 - China: naval, Marines, troops

1894 - Korea: troops kept in Seoul

1894 - Nicaragua, month-long occupation

1894 - Chicago, troops break rail strike

1895 - U.S. forces invade Mexico

1895 - Panama: troops, naval, Marines

1895 - Bannock Indian Disturbances

1896 - U.S. forces invade Mexico

1896 - Nicaragua: Marines land in Corinto

1897 – No major war

1898 - Spanish-American War

1898 - Cuba: seized from Spain

1898 - Puerto Rico: seized from Spain

1898 - Guam: seized from Spain

1898 - China: Troops, Boxer Rebellion

1898 - Battle of Leech Lake

1898 - Chippewa Indian Disturbances

1898 - Nicaragua: Marines invade

1899 - Samoa: Battle over succession to throne

1899 - Philippines: seized from Spain

1899 - Nicaragua: Troops at Bluefields

1899 - Banana Wars

1899 - Idaho: Troops occupy mining region

1900 - Philippine-American War

1900 - Banana Wars

1901 - Philippine-American War

1901 - Oklahoma: Creek Indian revolt

1901 - Banana Wars

1901 - Panama: Naval, troops

1902 - Philippine-American War

1902 - Banana Wars

1903 - Philippine-American War

1903 - Honduras: Marines interven in revolution

1903 - Banana Wars

1904 - Philippine-American War

1904 - Banana Wars

1905 - Philippine-American War

1905 - Banana Wars

1906 - Philippine-American War

1906 - Banana Wars

1907 - Philippine-American War

1907 - Banana Wars

1908 - Philippine-American War,

1908 - Banana Wars

1909 - Philippine-American War

1909 - Banana Wars

1910 - Philippine-American War

1910 - Banana Wars

1911 - Philippine-American War

1911 - Banana Wars

1912 - Philippine-American War

1912 - Nicaragua: 20 yr. occupation, fought rebels

1912 - Banana Wars

1913 - Philippine-American War

1913 - Banana Wars

1913 - Mexico: Troops evacuate Americans

1913 - New Mexico Navajo War

1914 - Banana Wars

1914 - Colorado: Breaking of miners’ strike

1914 - Dominican Republic: Troops fight rebels

1914 - U.S. invades Mexico, fights nationalists

1914 - Haiti: 19 yr. occupation

1915 - Banana Wars

1915 - U.S. invades Mexico

1915 - Colorado Paiute War

1916 - Banana Wars

1916 - U.S. invades Mexico

1916 - Dominican Republic: 8 yr. occupation

1917 - Banana Wars

1917 - Cuba: Occupation, economic protectorate

1917 - World War I

1917 - U.S. invades Mexico

1918 - Banana Wars

1918 - Russia: 5 landings, fight Bolsheviks

1918 - World War I

1918 - U.S invades Mexico

1918 - Panama: “Police duty” after elections

1919 - Banana Wars

1919 - U.S. invades Mexico

1919 - Yugoslavia: Intervening for Italy

1919 - Honduras: Marines land during election

1920 - Banana Wars

1920 - Guatemala: 2 week intervention against unions

1920 - West Virginia: Troops against mineworkers

1921 - Banana Wars

1922 - Banana Wars

1922 - China: Naval, troops against nationalists

1922 - Turkey: Troops against nationalists

1923 - Banana Wars

1923 - Posey War

1924 - Banana Wars

1924 - Honduras: Troops landed twice during election

1925 - Banana Wars

1925 - Panama: Marines suppress general strike

1926 - Banana Wars

1927 - Banana Wars

1927 - China: Marines occupying China for 7 years

1928 - Banana Wars

1930 - Banana Wars

1931 - Banana Wars

1932 - Banana Wars

1932 - El Salvador: Warships sent during revolt

1932 - Washington, DC: WW1 vet bonus protest

1933 - Banana Wars

1934 - Banana Wars

1935 – No major war

1936 – No major war

1937 – No major war

1938 – No major war

1939 – No major war

1940 – No major war

1941 - World War II

1942 - World War II

1943 - Wold War II

1943 - Detroit: Troops put down Black rebellion

1944 - World War II

1945 - World War II

1946 - Cold War - U.S. occupies the Philippines

1946 - U.S. occupies South Korea

1946 - Iran: Soviet troops told to leave, nuclear threat

1946 - Yugoslavia: Naval response to shooting U.S. plane

1947 - Cold War - U.S. occupies South Korea

1947 - U.S. forces land in Greece to fight Communists

1947 - Uruguay: Nuclear threat, bombers deployed

1947 - Greece: U.S. supports extreme right in civil war

1948 - U.S. forces aid Chinese Nationalist Party

1948 - Germany: Nuclear threat, bombers guard airlift

1948 - Philippines: CIA directs war against Huk Rebellion

1949 - U.S. forces aid Chinese Nationalist Party

1950 - Korean War

1950 - Puerto Rico: Independence rebellion crushed

1950 - Jayuga Uprising

1951 - Korean War

1952 - Korean War

1953 - Korean War

1953 - Iran: CIA crushes democracy, installs Shah

1954 - Covert War in Guatemala, directed by CIA

1955 - Vietnam War, bombs offered to French

1956 - Vietnam War

1956 - Egypt: Nuclear threat, Soviets told to leave Suez

1957 - Vietnam War

1958 - Vietnam War

1958 - Lebanon: Marine occupation against rebels

1958 - China: Nuclear threat, told not to move on Taiwan

1958 - Iraq: Nuclear threat, warned about invading Kuwait

1958 - Panama: Flag protests erupt into confrontation

1959 - Vietnam War

1959 - Conflict in Haiti

1960 - Vietnam War

1961 - Vietnam War

1961 - Cuba: CIA invasion fails

1961 - Germany: Nuclear threat, Berlin Wall crisis

1962 - Vietnam War

1962 - Nuclear threat, Cuban Missile Crisis

1962 - U.S. marines in Thailand

1962 - Laos: Military buildup during guerrilla war

1963 - Vietnam War

1964 - Vietnam War

1964 - Panama: Troops sent to stop riots over canal

1965 - Vietnam War

1965 - Indonesia: Million killed in CIA assisted coup

1965 - U.S. occupation of Dominican Republic

1966 - Vietnam War

1966 - U.S. occupation of Dominican Republic

1966 - Guatemala: U.S. troops intervene against rebels

1967 - Vietnam War

1967 - Detroit: Army battles Blacks, 43 killed

1968 - Vietnam War

1968 - U.S.A.: 21,000 soldiers in cities after M.L.K. death

1969 - Vietnam War, invasion, bombing of Cambodia

1970 - Vietnam War

1971 - Vietnam War, invasion, bombing of Laos

1972 - Vietnam War

1973 - Vietnam War

1973 - U.S. aids Israel in Yom Kippur War

1973 - South Dakota: Army directs Wounded Knee siege

1973 - Chile: CIA-backed coup ousts elected president

1974 - Vietnam War

1975 - Vietnam War

1976 - Angola: CIA assists South African backed rebels

1977 – No major war

1978 – No major war

1979 - Cold War - CIA proxy war in Afghanistan

1980 - Cold War - CIA proxy war in Afghanistan

1980 - Iran: Nuclear threat, aborted embassy rescue

1981 - Cold War - CIA proxy war in Afghanistan

1981 - CIA proxy war in Nicaragua

1981 - El Salvador: Troops, advisors, overflights

1981 - Naval jets, first Gulf of Sidra Incident

1982 - Cold War CIA proxy war in Afghanistan

1982 - CIA proxy war in Nicaragua, Contra invasions

1982 - Conflict in Lebanon, bombing, troops expel PLO

1983 - Cold War - CIA proxy war in Afghanistan

1983 - CIA proxy war in Nicaragua

1983 - Invasion of Grenada

1983 - Conflict in Lebanon

1983 - Honduras: Troops, maneuvers, base-building

1984 - Cold War - CIA proxy war in Afghanistan

1984 - CIA proxy war in Nicaragua

1984 - Conflict in Persian Gulf, 2 Iranian jets shot down

1985 - Cold War - CIA proxy war in Afghanistan

1985 - CIA proxy war in Nicaragua

1986 - Cold War - CIA proxy war in Afghanistan

1986 - CIA proxy war in Nicaragua

1986 - Libya: Bombing, naval air strikes to topple govt.

1986 - Bolivia: Troops raid cocaine region

1987 - Conflict in Persian Gulf, aids Iraq in war on Iran

1988 - Conflict in Persian Gulf

1988 - U.S. occupation of Panama

1989 - Second Gulf of Sidra Incident

1989 - U.S. occupation of Panama

1989 - Philippines: air cover for govt. against coup

1989 - Virgin Islands: Black unrest in St. Croix after storm

1990 - First Gulf War

1990 - U.S. occupation of Panama, bombing, 2,000+ killed

1990 - Liberia: Foreigners evacuated during civil war

1991 - First Gulf War, jets, 540,000 troops

1992 - Conflict in Iraq

1992 - Troops deployed, anti-police uprising, L.A.

1992 - Somalia, troops, naval bombing

1993 - Conflict in Iraq

1994 - Conflict in Iraq

1994 - U.S. invades Haiti

1995 - Conflict in Iraq

1995 - U.S. invades Haiti

1995 - NATO bombing of Bosnia

1995 - NATO bombing of Herzegovina

1996 - Conflict in Iraq

1996 - Zaire: Marines at Rwandan Hutu refugee camp

1997 - No major war

1998 - Bombing of Iraq, 4 days of intensive attacks

1998 - Missile strikes against Afghan training camps

1998 - Missile strikes against Sudan pharmaceutical plant

1999 - Kosovo War, bombing, missiles

2000 - No major war

2001 - War on Terror in Afghanistan

2002 - War on Terror in Afghanistan

2002 - War on terror in Yemen

2003 - War on Terror in Afghanistan

2003 - War on terror in Iraq

2004 - War on Terror in Afghanistan

2004 - War on terror in Iraq

2004 - War on terror in Pakistan

2004 - War on terror in Yemen

2005 - War on Terror in Afghanistan

2005 - War on terror in Iraq

2005 - War on terror in Pakistan

2005 - War on terror inYemen

2006 - War on Terror in Afghanistan

2006 - War on terror in Iraq

2006 - War on terror in Pakistan

2006 - War on terror in Yemen

2007 - War on Terror in Afghanistan

2007 - War on terror in Iraq

2007 - War on terror in Pakistan

2007 - War on terror in Somalia

2007 - War on terror in Yemen

2008 - War on Terror in Afghanistan

2008 - War on terror in Iraq

2008 - War on terror in Pakistan

2008 - War on terror in Yemen

2009 - War on Terror in Afghanistan

2009 - War on terror in Iraq

2009 - War on terror in Pakistan

2009 - War on terror in Yemen

2010 - War on Terror in Afghanistan

2010 - War on terror in Iraq

2010 - War on terror in Pakistan

2010 - War on terror in Yemen

2011 - War on Terror in Afghanistan

2011 - War on terror in Iraq

2011 - War on terror in Pakistan

2011 - War on terror in Somalia

2011 - War on terror in Yemen

2011 - Libya bombed by U.S. and NATO jets

2012 - War on terror in Afghanistan

2012 - War on terror in Pakistan

2012 - War on terror in Yemen

2013 - War on terror in Afghanistan

2013 - War on terror in Yemen

2013 - War on terror in Pakistan

2013 - War against ISIS - Iraq, Syria

2014 - War against ISIS - Iraq, Syria

2015 - War against ISIS - Iraq, Syria, Libya

Alumni of the School of the Americas

The following were trained at the School of the Americas and we paid their tuition.

General Raoul Cedras - Dictator of Haiti, ousted 1994.

General Hugo Banzer - Dictator of Bolivia from 1971 - 78.

Manuel Noriega - Drug runner and dictator of Panama.

Colonel Roberto D’Aubuisson - Dictator of El Salvador and a death-squad leader who carried out the assassinationof Archbishop Oscar Romero of El Salvador in 1980.

The soldiers who raped and murdered the American nuns in El Salvador in 1980.

Colonel Francisco Elena Fuentes - With 19 soldiers he killed 6 Jesuit priests, their housekeeper and her teenagedaughter in San Salvador in 1989.

A colonel charged in the 1998 killing of Guatemala's Bishop Gerardi.

Colonel Juan Alpirez - A CIA-paid operative who was found responsible for the slayings of an American citizen and a Guatemalan rebel leder.

General Juan Lopez Ortiz - Led a massacre on unarmed peasants in Chiapas, Mexico.

8 of 12 officers - El Mozote massacre where over 1,000 unarmed civilians - including women and children - were murdered.

Hector Gramalo - Former Defense Minister of Guatemala, accused of torture and war crimes against Guatemalan people.

Major Joseph-Michel Francois - Chief of police in Haiti, played a key role in the coup that ousted democratically elected President Jean-Bertrand Aristide.


How fair is America?

Today, the top .001% of the U.S. population owns 976 times more than the entire bottom 90%.

Half of all American children will be dependent upon food stamps at some point during their childhood.

The size of America’s income disparity is nearly twice that of the average of other nations.

Half of America has 2.5% of the wealth.

Real average earnings have not increased in 50 years.

Despite the myth of social mobility, poor Americans have a SLIM CHANCE of rising to the upper middle class.

One fourth of the country’s largest corporations - including General Electric, ExxonMobil and Bank of America -paid NO federal income taxes in 2010. This goes on while President Obama cuts home heating aid in half.

Corporate taxes used to account for 30% of revenue collected by the government - today that number is 7%.

20 Facts About U.S. Inequality that Everyone Should Know. Press here.

See the video, The American Dream by The Provocateur Network. Press here.


Not Fair At All

class warfare



Some "projects" of the U.S. Military and the CIA

Freedom and Democracy?


Guatemala - A CIA-led coup removed the democratically elected government in 1954. U.S. supported and trained dictators ruled Guatemala with the widespread use of death-squads, torture, murder, abduction, and imprisonment. When Guatemala's 35 year civil war finally ended 160,000 were dead and 40,000 were "disappeared" - 93% at the hands of the Guatemalan security forces.


Chile - A CIA-led coup murdered Salvador Allende, the democratically elected president in 1973. General Agusto Pinochet, the newly installed leader of Chile, led a reign of terror with assassinations, disappearances, abductions, torture, and far-reaching death squads. It has recently come to light how much support Pinochet received from the Nixon Administration, particularly from Henry Kissinger. There is evidence that the head of the Chilean secret police (DINA) was on the CIA payroll.


Panama - The Panama story is a familiar one. Manuel Noriega, a criminal and graduate of the School of the Americas had been a cohort ofPanamanian president Torrijos and U.S. intelligence. Noriega became president when Torrijos was killed in a suspicious plane crash and remained Washington's friend until he began to act mildly independent and worried his masters to the north. Economic sanctions followed by a coup attempt failed to dislodge him. Panama was invaded in December 1989 by U.S. military forces and thousands of Panamanians paid with their lives. Noriega was arrested and sentenced to a federal prison in the United States.


El Salvador - Our murderous behavior was stepped up in El Salvador. When peasant, labor and church groups began organizing in the 70s to help the poor the Salvadoran military and death-squads marched in violent obedience to theirpaymasters and trainers in Washngton. The result was a bloodbath largely ignored by the mainstream American press. Tens of thousands of mostly poor civilians were murdered, and more than a million turned into refugees. As in most Latin American nations the assassins and torturers were trained at the School of the Americas.


Nicaragua - When U.S. supported dictator Anastasio Somoza was ousted by the Sandanistas in 1979 the United States was not happy with the results. The new government was a bad role model for U.S. interests in the area. The Sandanistas fed the hungry, rebuilt infrastructure, began literacy and health programs for the poor, and didn't seem very corrupt - certainly not the clients we wanted in the region. Presidents Carter and Reagan pushed through economic sanctions, trained Somoza's former national guard troops into the contras, spread lies, mined a Nicaraguan harbor and pressured other nations to withdraw support. The contras, funded by drug sales, spread terror and death throughout the land, but despite huge amounts of money from the U.S. they never succeeded in overthrowing the Sandanistas or garnering much support from the people of Nicaragua. Nicaragua remains a broken and very poorcountry.


Colombia - Another government with a death-squad problem, Colombia has been receiving billions in U.S. aid. Colombia is knee-deep in a long-running civil war where drug profits fund all the parties involved. Caught in the middle are the people of Colombia who long for peace. The U.S. is pushing Plan Colombia, a poorly disguised attempt to crush the two groups of leftist rebels. The U.S. claims to be only interested in stemming the flow of drugs, but shows little interest in intercepting the profits of the paramilitary groups.


Peru - When Alberto Fujimori, the president of Peru,dissolvedthe parliament, suspended the constitution, issued fascist decrees, dismissed 75% of the judges, promoted murderous attacks in villages throughout the country and arrested hundreds of opponents the U.S. was delighted - Fujimori was our man in Peru. The CIA funneled millions of dollars to Fujimori's closest "advisor", a shadowy and corrupt character named Valdimiro Montesinos despite his ties to drugtraffickers and death squads. This chapter in Peru's history ends with Montesinos being caught on video bribing a legislator and Fujimori fleeing to Japan.


Haiti - We would support the Devil himself if he was good for business, and in Haiti we came close to such an agreement. After years of the U.S.-supported Duvalier family of dictators democracy began toblossom when Jean-Bertrand Aristide, a leftist priest, won in a landslide in Haiti's first democratic election in 1990. Less than two years later Aristide was forced out of office in a CIA-supported military coup. The torture, death-squads, and terror of the Duvalier era returned. It was only after international pressure and an armada of Haitian boat people fleeing their homeland that the Clinton administration sent in troops to undo the injustice. Aristide's return was conditioned on the adoption of a structural adjustment program that aided investors, but hurt the poor. Haiti has recently slipped back into a dictatorship with the U.S. government's help. The Haitian people bravely struggle to survive after an earthquakes, hurricanes, and extreme poverty.


Iraq - Iraq is a broken, corrupt, dangerous, undemocratic and miserable place now and a good example of what happens when our client thugs step out of line. Hussein murdered his own people and we didn't really care. When he stepped too far out of line we lied to the world about what a threat he had become so that we could attack Iraq. More tonnage of bombs fell in the 42 days of the first Gulf War than in the 45 months of World War II. Crippling sanctions killed more than one million Iraqis, most of them children. Millions demonstrated against the second Gulf War, but George W. Bush attacked anyway. Hundreds of thousands died and millions were displaced - all from a lie. Nearly 5,000 American troops died, many of them believing that it was all for freedom. "Meet the new boss, same as the old boss." Iraq's new government is remarkably similar to Iraq's old government. The lies continue.


Israel and Palestine - In direct violation of international law Israel is occupying Palestinian land, curbing civil rights, using death-squads and torture, building illegal settlements, and the United States is making all of this possible by giving Israel enormous amounts of foreign aid, weapons, and diplomatic support. When Iraq illegally occupied Kuwait we invaded. When Israel does the same in Lebanon and Palestinian land we send them cash.

The mainstream press in this country has done an excellent job of portraying the Palestinians as terrorists and the Israelis as the democratic defenders of their homeland. The Palestinian's struggle continue as their land is stolen and they are attacked by Israel's U.S.-supported military.


Indonesia - In 1965 General Suharto of Indonesia ousted the legally elected government in a coup and masterminded the killing of what Amnesty International estimated to be more than one half-million Indonesians, mostly landless peasants, ethnic Chinese and trade unionists. U.S. State Department documents from that period clearly indicate that the CIA provided "hit lists" to the Indonesian security forces.

Ten years later Suharto invaded and annexed East Timor, a former Belgian colony, and slaughtered one-third of its residents. Presidents Ford and Carter not only didn't condemn this practice, but supplied arms and tactical support.

In the late nineties Suharto's greed and corruption was even too much for his American supporters and he was cut loose and ousted from power.

President Obama recently re-continued military aid to some of Indonesia's more thug-like military units.


Illegally and brutally applied force against: Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, The Philippines, Grenada, Afghanistan, Iran, Syria, Argentina, Mexico, Lebanon, Cuba, Brazil, Saudi Arabia, Honduras, Dominican Republic, British Guiana, Congo, Sudan, Yugoslavia, Ghana, Egypt, Uruguay, Costa Rica, Australia, Zaire, Angola, Morocco, Libya, Albania, Ecuador, Algeria, Bolivia, Jamaica, Somalia, Yemen, Bahrain, Suriname, and Pakistan.




Randy McMahon 2013