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Posts Tagged ‘Code Pink’

World cop, world hit man, world bully…

Posted by G.A. Matiasz on September 4, 2013

There is no nice way to say it. Apropos to my last post, there’s another American experience we need to acknowledge. The United States of America is the world’s bully, the world’s hit man, the world’s cop. Let’s begin with this necessarily incomplete list of US interventions around the world since 1890:

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4US Interventions_Page_045US Interventions_Page_056US Interventions_Page_06

7US Interventions_Page_078US Interventions_Page_089US Interventions_Page_09

10US Interventions_Page_1011US Interventions_Page_1112US Interventions_Page_12

13US Interventions_Page_13

This doesn’t include anything before 1890, which can be covered on this website, by which we can infer the expansion of the United States from its original colonies to roughly 1860:

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This Wikipedia article is more comprehensive regarding the numerous Indian wars by which the American settlers gradually took the entire continent. This map covers Indian wars in the continental United States:

TRANS_map_of_indian_battles

While this map depicts only the Indian wars west of the Mississippi:

Indian wars map

Then there are the much more recent graphic documentations of American intervention around the globe since 1945, covered here and here.

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interventions_map

There are gaps in this chronology, but you get the gist. America is an empire, in addition to a bully, a hit man and a cop. And you wonder why Code Pink is shadowing Secretary of State Kerry with red hands dyed to symbolize blood?

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