Which country is more prone to violence, war, occupation, "nation building", nuclear attacks - US or Iran?
Here's what the US has been up to since 1890:
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 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.
HONDURAS 1924-25 Troops 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 bas
Sorry, I could only fit US military interventions up to 1950 in the question space. But please still let me know if you think it's Iran that's the war mongering threat to the world.
- 10 years agoBest Answer
US obviously. Empires don't build themselves and all that.
It's cute how some Americans are completely oblivious to the factual truth about WW2 and US involvement in it, I wonder if they know how dumb they sound when they something like we saved you from the Germans in WW2 when the US didn't enter the war until the very end, and profited off of the destruction of Europe at the hands of Germany until it was no longer politically expedient.
- 10 years ago
In your question you forgot the actions the CIA has taken to topple democratically elected governments:
E.g : Salvador Allende, Juan Bosch, Patrice Lumumba, Jose Velasco, Mohammed Mossadegh, Jacob Arbenz, Joao Goulart, Juan Torres, Edward Whitlam and Manuel Zelaya. And tried but failed with Hugo Chavez.
Each and every time we've said that they are the enemies of America or denied that we were involved at all. Same thing we're trying to do with Ahmadinejad.
- ...Lv 710 years ago
Great list only I wished you'd started with 1920-current as this might connect better with your question of what's Iran doing now that USA-AOK is finding so annoying?
So a rose by any other name? You say tomatoe, I say tomato.
Bullying just isn't a good policy.
- andyLv 710 years ago
Wow, one sided aren't you? Have you forgotten that the middle east has been at war off and on for over 5000 years and that the modern nation of Iran is less then a hundred years old?
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- CarmenLv 44 years ago
None, but the propaganda war by the government against our own people continues. The media and government have been selling us this new war for some time now. The criminals behind it care not if oil goes to $300. The agenda is new world order, just like Daddy Bush wanted. New world order = 2 classes of people, elites and poor people. To the criminals behind the war agenda, it would be a convenience for their agenda if by taking out Iran, they also destroy the middle class. It should come as no surprise that the EU is cooperating. EU is a creation of the new world order gang. We are not being told the truth about Iran by the government or the media. Even on the rare occasion that a truthful statement (unsupportive of war) comes out of the Pentagon, the media either blacks it or minimizes it. DAR says it all. We may be in serious trouble here folks. It behooves me how we did not learn from the Iraq war. We know that the government and media provided false and misleading information. We see the consequences of that, yet most of our people are falling into the same propaganda trap. What happened to us as a people? When did we stop doing our own thinking? Why are we so gullible to believe everything we hear in the media even though we now know what they persuaded us about Iraq was not true. God help us! I implore people to get their news about Iran from independent news sources. Google it! At the very least, take the time to read some different views. I answered a question here today about martial law. Half of the people answering believe it "conspiracy theory" that the president has authority to declare martial law without congressional approval. If that indicates the level of awareness of half the population, then there is no stopping this Iran war. There are criminals in the government, controlling our foreign policy. If we don't tune in to that soon, we are done like dinner, and so are the Iranians.
- 10 years ago
- 10 years ago
Well, America's army is bigger. They can afford to bomb more things than Iran can. Heck, Iran tries anything, and they will get pelted by Israel, before the West comes to back the latters up.
- Anonymous10 years ago
They had their reasons to interfere alot of countries have done that
Your list is one sided as well
- oohhbotherLv 710 years ago
Only Sarah Palin calls for war with Iran, and she is a nutcase.
(Your list is exaggerated)
- Anonymous10 years ago
The one's that threaten their neighbors with "annihilation"