Wednesday, June 29, 2011

The True Face of America

Salaam. This message was posted by akhi Mohd Shoeib. It tells us how tyrant America is; the country which praises herself as the nation that calms even the most violent terrorist. *Talking about irony.. *Anyhow, I could not verify  whether the statistics that he posted proved to be aunthentic. I was just curious and at the same time; disgusted. They have multi-faceted concepts of which, I think, a synonym of hypocrisy. Digest these numbers well.  
Number of People killed by Government of USA. 
For the sake of keeping this out of the realm of the ridiculous, I'm excluding everyone that died as part of legitimate peacekeeping missions and actual Americans. This is like a really rough look at how many NON-AMERICANS we have killed (i.e. not on our side at the time) since the 30s via military and economic intervention, rounded generally down to the nearest thousand (things with <1000 deaths like Grenada bombings not included) or so on conservative or moderate estimates since the dropping of the bombs in Japan. Hold on, this is going to get ugly.
  • 1940s - nuked Japan. Death toll: 145,000 to date in Nagasaki, 250,000 in Hiroshima 
  • 1947-49 - U.S. helps command extreme-right Greece party in Civil War. Death toll: about 70,000 contributed by US-backed forces 
  • 1948-54 - CIA directs war against Huk Rebellion in Philippines. Death toll: about 11,000 
  • 1950 - Independence movement crushed in Ponce, Puerto Rico. Death toll: conservative historians estimated about 8,000 peasants 
  • 1950-53 - Korean War. Death toll: about 1,776,000 
  • 1952 - CIA overthrows Democracy in Iran, installs Shah. Death toll: about 20,000 
  • 1954 - CIA directs invasion of Guatemala after new Democracy there nationalized U.S.-occupied lands. Death toll: about 140,000 missing and dead 
  • 1958 - In Lebanon, marine occupation against rebels. Death toll: about 2,000 
  • 1960-75+ - Vietnam War including Cambodia and Laos. Death toll: about 4,502,000 including civilians and resulting famines (conservative estimates) 
  • 1961 - Cuba's Bay of Pigs Invasion fails. Death toll: about 4,000 
  • 1963 - In Iraq, CIA organizes coup against President and agrees to back formerly exiled Saddam. Death toll: about 7,000 including civilians 
  • 1964 - In Panama, troops kill protesters against US-owned canal. Death toll: about 1,000 
  • 1965 - CIA assists Indonesian coup. Death toll: about 900,000 
  • 1966 - Troops and bombers threaten pro-communist parties in Dominican Republic. Death toll: about 3,000 
  • 1966-96 - Green berets in Guatemala against rebels, US backs pro-American forces in country until 1996. Death toll: about 200,000 
  • 1970 - Directs marine invasion of Oman. Death toll: about 2,000 
  • 1973 - CIA directs coup to oust elected Marxist president in Chile. Death toll: 30,000 and 3,000 later disappeared under US-installed dictator 
  • 1976-92 - CIA assists South-African rebels in Angola. Death toll: median estimate at 550,000 
  • 1981-90 - CIA directs Contra invasions in Nicaragua. Death toll: median estimate at 30,000 
  • 1982-84 - Marines expel Lebanese rebels, aided by Israel. Death toll: 40,000 
  • 1987-88 - US intervenes for Iraq against Iran. Death toll: about 150,000 during time-frame, 100,000 during Desert Storm, 350,000 from resulting famine 
  • 1989 - US invades to oust CIA-installed Panamanian government gone rouge. Death toll: 2,000 
  • 1992-94 - US-led occupation of Somalia during civil war. Death toll: 50,000 in combat, 300,000 by starvation 
  • 2001+ - US Occupies Afghanistan. Death toll: 120,000 including civilians and combatants and resulting Opium Wars 
  • 2003+ - Iraqi War. Death toll: 665,000 also by starvation, displacement 
  • TOTAL: 10,431,000
Even the Australians, know it. So why bother calling Islam as terrorism but not CIA?
Now who's the tough guy, 'round here, huh?

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