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When Obama took office we were in 4 Republican wars. Two direct offensives and two via Israel by proxy. Now we are fighting illegal active wars (Bombings, Drones,
Economic Sanctions, Political Repression, and more in Afghanistan, Algeria, Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Cuba, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Gaza, Gulf of Guinea, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Liberia, Libya, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Nicaragua, Pakistan, the Philippines, Somalia, South Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, Uganda, Ukraine, Venezuela, West Bank, & Yemen.
More than 31 Wars of Aggression
During his time in office Obama bombed more than TEN Sovereign NATIONS: Afghanistan, Algeria, Iraq, Libya, Pakistan, the Phillippines, Somalia, South Sudan, Syria, and Yemen.
And these are only the ones we can confirm.
This aggression against smaller and less powerful nations who did not attack us represents more violence than than any of Obama’s predecessors since World War II. Most bombings violate International Treaties, U. S. Federal Law, The War Powers Act and Constitutional Mandates. These are war crimes.
Afghanistan: 1998, 2001-present
President: Clinton, W. Bush, Obama, Trump
Details: In coordination with the UN, NATO orchestrated aggressive air campaigns targeting Bosnian Serb troops due to an escalating humanitarian crisis in which Serbs were claimed to have attacked civilian Muslim populations in Srebrencia and other UN protected enclaves.
Details: Suspected communist base camps
in Cambodia were attacked in 1969-70, and initially kept secret from Congress and the U.S. public. Over 2.7 million tons of bombs were dropped over a 9 year period.
President: Eisenhower, Kennedy
Details: During a failed military invasion known as the “Bay of Pigs,” U.S. B-26 aircrafts camouflaged as Cuban planes assisted ex-patriots in a bombing campaign, with the intention of overthrowing Fidel Castro.
Details: After a military coup and murder of the nation’s prime minister in 1983, the U.S. invaded the island of Grenada. The invasion, which imposed a regime change on Grenada, was later called a “flagrant violation of international law” by the UN.
President: H.W. Bush, Clinton, W. Bush, Obama, Trump
Details: Beginning with the Gulf War in 1991, the U.S. and others bombed Iraq and continued with air strikes in an effort to enforce “no fly zones.” These strikes carried over the course of the decade well into the 2003 Iraq war. In 2014, air strikes have resumed in Iraq.
Details: After military clashes in the Persian Gulf, during which an American ship was damaged by an Iranian mining operation, the U.S. Navy retaliated by bombing Iranian oil platforms, along with several vessels in the aftermath when the Iranian navy fought back. (The attack was called unjustified by the International Court of Justice).
Details: When Northern Korea invaded Southern Korea in an attack supported by Russia and China, the U.S. and others allies rushed to defend the South in an effort to “contain communism.” The result was an aerial bombing campaign, part of a United Nations military effort that helped turn back North Koreans. The war caused massive damage and death to millions of innocent people.
President: H.W. Bush
Details: During the Gulf War in 1991, Iraqi-controlled oil facilities in Kuwait were subject to air strikes by the U.S. An international coalition executed a five-week naval and air bombardment, which eventually lead to Iraqi troops’ withdrawal from Kuwait.
President: Johnson, Nixon
Details: The U.S. dropped about 2.5 million tons of bombs on Laos over a nine year period as part of its “Secret War.” The attacks were to protect U.S. allies from the communist group Pathet Lao and to stop the flow of weapons and soldiers through the Ho Chi Minh Trail.
Details: Upon the Lebanese government’s request, the U.S. authorized military forces to help the Lebanese Army regain control amidst a debilitating civil war. Though U.S. forces did not intend to engage in combat, naval attacks were authorized during the second deployment.
President: Reagan, Obama, Trump
Details: In retaliation to the Libyan bombing of a German discotheque which killed two American servicemen, and other attacks suspected to be carried out by Libyan agents, the U.S. attacked five “terrorist hubs” in operation El Dorado Canyon in 1986.
In 2011, American and European forces struck Libyan air defense systems to enforce a no-fly zone.
President: W. Bush, Obama, Trump
Details: Drone strikes on hundreds of “terrorist targets” in Pakistan began under the Bush administration and have continued through the Obama administration.
President: H. W. Bush
Details: The Bush administration perceived Panama’s declaration of a “state of war” between it and the U.S. (along with the execution of an unarmed U.S. marine) as a direct threat to the American citizens living there. For this reason (along with issues of human rights conditions and drug trafficking), the U.S. invaded and bombed Panama.
President: Clinton, Obama, Trump
Details: In 1993, a bloody civil war in Somalia prompted the U.S. and UN to assist with humanitarian aid. After peacekeepers were threatened, the U.S. lead aerial attacks (off which the Black Hawk Down is based). From 2007-2014, the Obama administration carried out drone strikes against al Qaeda-affiliated groups in Somalia.
President: Clinton, Obama, Trump
Details: A factory thought to be in part owned by Osama Bin Laden in Sudan was destroyed by U.S. missiles in 1998. However, some suggest that what was thought to be a chemical weapon factory was in actuality a medicine factory.
President: Obama, Trump
Details: America’s first bombing of Syria is backed by a coalition backed by over 60 nations. The attacks were in response to the militant group ISIS’ terrorist expansion and ostensible execution of Western journalists. (much of this was the work of the CIA)
Venezuela: 2009 until today
After Chavez came to power and nationalized the oil, America began undermining the nation. This CIA propaganda, economic sanctions and lies continue today, when Trump and his ilk are working to steal the Venezuelan peoples’ oil and resources.
President: Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon
Details: During the Vietnam War, the U.S. invaded South Vietnam. U.S. involvement escalated to a wide-scale bombing campaign in an air war that left South Vietnam devastated.
President: W. Bush, Obama, Trump
Details: The first known counter-terrorist attack on Yemeni soil occurred in 2002, killing 6-7 al Qaeda suspects. Since 2009, Yemen has seen hundreds of U.S. drone strikes.
Details: In response to humanitarian crisis in Yugoslavia, NATO attacked the country without the approval of the UN, even though no members of the alliances were threatened directly. Bombing relied heavily upon the U.S. Air Force and Navy, and included a controversial bombing of the Chinese Embassy there, which some officials claim was an intentional act.
CIA-assisted bombings, covert operations in which U.S. troops allegedly directed or assisted foreign attacks, are believed to have occurred in Congo (1964), El Salvador (1985), Guatemala (1950s), Indonesia (1958), Nicaragua (1981-90), and Peru (1968).
And now, under Donald John Trump, 31 wars continue to expand. We spend trillions killing millions for billionaires like Trump, transnational munitions cartels and war profiteers. These corporate wars for extraction have bankrupted the nation and will lead to global depression before 2030.