The first explorers came to America and started to shut dead Natives. Explorers had to come back home with the prospect of future catches for their countries.
The American Revolutionary War
This war (1775-1783, also American War of Independence) was about America letting go its status as a colony of Great Britain.
The Mexican–American War
This war was an armed conflict between
the United States and Mexico from
1846 to 1848 in the wake of the
1845 U.S. annexation of Texas.
The American Civil War
This war (1861–1865) was between the American South and North.
The Spanish–American War
This war was a
military conflict between Spain and
the United States that took place between
April and August 1898, over the issues
of the liberation of Cuba.
The United States entered the war
after Germany's U-boats sank
the ocean liner Lusitania.
Between the United States entry on
8 December 1941 and the end of the war
in 1945, over 16 million Americans served
in the United States military. Many
others served with the Merchant Marine
and paramilitary civilian units like
The Cold War (1945–1991)
The war was the continuing state of political
conflict, military tension, and economic
competition existing after World War II
(1939–1945), primarily between the USSR
and its satellite states, and the powers
of the Western world, including the United
The war was really a conflict through
military coalitions, strategic conventional
force deployments, a nuclear arms race,
espionage, proxy wars, propaganda, and
technological competition, such as the
Space Race. The USSR and the US disagreed
about the configuration of the post-war
world while occupying most of Europe.
The Soviet Union created the Eastern Bloc
with the eastern European countries it
occupied, annexing some as Soviet Socialist
Republics and maintaining others as
satellite states, some of which were later
consolidated as the Warsaw Pact
(1955–1991). The US and some western
European countries established containment
of communism as a defensive policy,
establishing alliances such as NATO to
Elsewhere, in Latin America and Southeast
Asia, the USSR fostered communist
revolutions, opposed by several western
countries and their regional allies.
The Cold War featured periods of relative
calm and of international high tension: the
Berlin Blockade (1948–1949), the Korean
War (1950–1953), the Berlin Crisis of 1961,
the Vietnam War (1959–1975), the Cuban
Missile Crisis (1962), the Soviet war in
Afghanistan (1979–1989), and the Able
Archer 83 NATO exercises in November
1983. In the 1980s, the United States
increased diplomatic, military, and economic
pressures against the USSR, which had
already suffered severe economic stagnation.
Thereafter, Soviet President Mikhail
Gorbachev introduced the liberalizing reforms
of perestroika ("reconstruction", 1987) and
glasnost ("openness", 1985). The Cold
War ended after the Soviet Union collapsed
in 1991, leaving the United States as the
dominant military power, and Russia
possessing most of the Soviet Union's nuclear
The Korean War
The war was between North Korea
(Democratic People’s Republic of Korea,
DPRK) and South Korea (Republic of Korea,
ROK) that started on 25 June 1950 and
paused with an armistice signed 27 July,
1953. To date, the war has not been officially
ended through treaty, and occasional
skirmishes have been reported in the border
region. The Korean peninsula was politically
divided as a legacy of the geopolitics of
defeating the Japanese Empire on the
peninsula in 1945. Soviet Union forces
fighting the Japanese advanced south to the
38th Parallel, which later became the
political border between the two Koreas.
Despite talks in the months preceding open
warfare, continual cross-border skirmishes
and raids at the 38th Parallel, and the
political frustration of failed all-Korea
elections in 1948, escalated to warfare. The
reunification negotiations ceased when
North Korean forces invaded South Korea
on 25 June 1950. The United States and
the United Nations intervened on the side
of the South. After a rapid UN
counteroffensive that repelled North Koreans
past the 38th Parallel and almost to the
Yalu River, the People's Republic of China
(PRC) came to the aid of the North. With the
PRC's entry into the conflict, the fighting
eventually ceased with an armistice that
restored the original border between the
Koreas at the 38th Parallel and created the
Korean Demilitarized Zone, a 2.5 mile wide
buffer zone between the two Koreas. North
Korea unilaterally withdrew from the
armistice on 27 May 2009, thus returning to
a de facto state of war; as of this date, only
a small naval skirmish has occurred. During
the war, both North and South Korea were
sponsored by external powers, thus
facilitating the war's metamorphosis from a
simple civil war to a proxy war between
powers involved in the larger Cold War.
The Vietnam War
The war, also known as the Second
Indochina War, was a Cold War military
conflict that occurred in Vietnam, Laos, and
Cambodia from September 26, 1959 to
April 30, 1975. The war was fought between
the communist North Vietnam, supported by
its communist allies, and the government of
South Vietnam, supported by the United
States and other anti-communist nations.
The Viet Cong, a lightly armed South
Vietnamese communist-controlled common
front, largely fought a guerrilla war against
anti-communist forces in the region. The
North Vietnamese Army engaged in a more
conventional war, at times committing large
units into battle. U.S. and South Vietnamese
forces relied on air superiority and
overwhelming firepower to conduct search
and destroy operations, involving ground
forces, artillery and airstrikes. The United
States entered the war to prevent a
communist takeover of South Vietnam as
part of their wider strategy of containment.
Military advisors arrived beginning in 1950.
U.S. involvement escalated in the early
1960s, with U.S. troop levels tripling in
1961 and tripling again in 1962. U.S.
combat units were deployed beginning in
1965. Operations spanned boarders, with
Laos and Cambodia heavily bombed.
Involvement peaked in 1968 at the time of
the Tet Offensive. After this, U.S. ground
forces were withdrawn as part of a policy
called Vietnamization. Despite the Paris
Peace Accords, signed by all parties in
January 1973, fighting continued.
The Case-Church Amendment, passed by the
U.S. Congress in response to the anti-war
movement, prohibited direct U.S. military
involvement after August 15, 1973. U.S.
military and economic aid continued until
1975. The capture of Saigon by North
Vietnamese army in April 1975 marked the
end of Vietnam War. North and South
Vietnam were reunified the following year.
The war exacted a huge human cost in terms
of fatalities, including 3 to 4 million
Vietnamese from both sides, 1.5 to 2 million
Laotians and Cambodians, and 58,159 U.S.
The considerable dependence of the
industrialized world on oil, with much of the
proved oil reserves situated in Middle Eastern
countries, became evident to the U.S., first
in the aftermath of the 1973 world oil shock
and later in the second energy crisis of 1979.
Although in real terms oil prices fell back to
pre-1973 levels through the 1980s, resulting
in a windfall for the oil-consuming nations
(especially North America, Western Europe,
and Japan), the vast reserves of the leading
Middle East producers guaranteed the region
its strategic importance. By the early 1990s
the politics of oil still proved as hazardous as
it did in the early 1970s. Conflict in the
Middle East triggered yet another
international crisis on August 2, 1990, when
Iraq invaded and attempted to annex
neighboring Kuwait, as its nineteenth
province. Leading up to the invasion, Iraq
complained to the United States Department
of State about Kuwaiti slant drilling. This had
been ongoing for years, but now Iraq needed
oil revenues to pay off its debts from the
Iran–Iraq War and avert an economic crisis.
Saddam Hussein ordered troops to the
Kuwaiti border, creating alarm over the
prospect of an invasion. April Glaspie, the
United States ambassador to Iraq, met with
Saddam in an emergency meeting, where the
Iraqi president stated his intention to
continue talks. Iraq and Kuwait then met for
a final negotiation session, which failed.
Saddam then sent his troops into Kuwait.
U.S. officials feared that Iraqi President
Saddam Hussein was then on the verge of
armed conflict with oil-rich Saudi Arabia, a
close ally of Washington's since the 1940s.
The Western world condemned the invasion
as an act of aggression; U.S. President
George H.W. Bush compared Saddam to
Adolf Hitler and declared that if the United
States and international community did not
act, aggression would be encouraged
elsewhere in the world. The U.S. and Britain,
two of the five permanent members of the
United Nations Security Council, persuaded
the Security Council to give Iraq a deadline
to leave Kuwait. The Western world was
determined to not let the
Kuwaiti oil supply fall under the control of
Saddam, fearing it would have a dire impact
on the global economy. Saddam was pushing
oil exporting countries to raise prices and cut
back production. Westerners, however,
remembered the destabilizing effects of the
Arab oil embargo of the 1970s. Saddam
deadline and the Security Council declared
war on Iraq. The war began in January 1991,
with U.S. troops forming the majority of the
coalition which participated in Operation
Desert Storm. By the time Iraqi troops
withdrew from Kuwait in late February, Iraq
had lost approximately 20,000 troops, with
some sources citing as many as 100,000
casualties on the Iraqi side.
Arab-Israeli wars: proxy wars for the US.
In the aftermath of World war II there were numerous Arab-Israeli wars namely the:
a) 1948 Palestine war;
b) 1956 Suez war;
c) June 1967 Six-Day war between Israel and Egypt/Syria/Jordan;
d) 1969-70 War of Attrition between Israel and Egypt;
e) October 1973 Yom Kippur war between Israel and Egypt/Syria; and
f) Israel's June 1982 invasion of Lebanon.
g) In 2001, the Jews of Israel declared war against the Palestinian refugees and has been at war ever since.
h) July 2006, Israel-Lebanon war.
These wars are statements of guilt on the part of Israel being the 'US-milpost' (milpost: military post or a proxy of the US) and of the leadership of Israel being of military type, and that in fact, Israel is the Trojan Horse
of the US for the invasion of the Middle East and neighboring nations, including China. All these wars are really proxy wars whereby Israel invaded the land on behalf of the US.
After each war America became gradually committed to the security and well-being of Israel. America maintained Israel's superiority over Muslims through regular
infusions of money and arms, war products, war equipment, war planes, war ships, and weapons of mass destruction including nuclear. During the Cold War
America had a strategic interest in containing
Soviet influence and its expansion in the Middle East. The money and arms given to Israel was used to fend off challenges to American interests from radical,
Islamic, and Soviet-backed forces. The American support of Israel was criticized by the Arab Middle East and the Islamic world and has fed the
radical Islamic fundamentalist movements. Another strategic interest of the United States was the need to preserve access to
two-thirds of the world's known petroleum reserves.
September 11, 2001 freedom fighter attacks
On the morning of September 11, 2001, four
airliners were hijacked; two of them were
flown into the World Trade Center towers in
New York City and another into the Pentagon
in Arlington, Virginia, destroying both towers
and taking just under 3,000 lives. The fourth
plane crashed in southern Pennsylvania after
some passengers fought back and are
believed to have caused the piloting hijackers
to crash. The immense shock, grief and anger
brought on by the attacks profoundly altered
the national mood; it was found that
Osama bin Laden and his al Qaeda terrorist
network sponsored the attacks and President
Bush announced a "war on terror."
Congress approved several measures to
protect against future attacks, including
creating the Department of Homeland
Security and passing the USA PATRIOT Act,
which was criticized by groups such as the
American Civil Liberties Union. The
administration's military response was to
invade Afghanistan on October 7, 2001,
targeting al Qaeda and the Taliban
government that supported and sheltered
them. The U.S. was joined by a coalition
which included forces from more than a
dozen countries, and was successful in
removing the Taliban from power, although
fighting continues between the coalition and
Afghans of various factions. In 2002, the
GDP growth rate rose to 2.8%. A major
short-term problem in the first half of 2002
was a sharp decline in the stock market,
fueled in part by the exposure of dubious
accounting practices in some major
corporations. Another was unemployment,
which experienced the longest period of
monthly increase since the Great Depression.
The robustness of the market, combined with
the unemployment rate, led some economists
and politicians to refer to the situation as a
"jobless recovery." Nevertheless, the United
States between 2003 and 2005 made a
significant economic recovery from the post
What is Canada doing in Afghanistan?
Up until now Canada was on a peace-keeping mission but this was changed to a war-like stand. It looks like we want to show Americans
we can be as they are: big guys with big guns, and ready to kill. Why? What are we really doing in Afghanistan? Why are we in Afghanistan when right here in Canada we
need all the help we can get? We sure dont need to steal the oil and gas. Even if we had no oil and gas reserves, no resources, I would not agree of stealing anything.
So why are we, Canadians, in Afghanistan? Afghans want all foreigners out of Afghanistan so what will it take to understand what they are telling us?
The current war and occupation of Iraq were undertaken in disregard of the most fundamental principles of Global Law
with obvious contempt for truth, posterity, and the morality which should guide all human actions. The result has been the occupation and colonization of Iraq and
the destruction of its economy and increased violence and insecurity for the overwhelming majority of the Iraqi population. The world cannot sit by passively and
watch the continued deterioration of the future of our planet.
Second Iraq War
In his State of the Union address in January
2002, President George W. Bush called Iran,
Iraq, and North Korea an "axis of evil,"
accusing them of supporting terrorism and
seeking to acquire weapons of mass
destruction. The Bush administration began
making a public case for an invasion of Iraq,
since Saddam Hussein supported terrorism,
had violated the 1991 U.N.-imposed
ceasefire, and possessed biological, chemical,
and nuclear weapons, among other charges.
Some important allies of the U.S., including
India, Japan, Turkey, New Zealand, France,
Germany, and Canada, did not believe that
the evidence for the President's accusations
was well-founded enough to justify a
full-scale invasion, especially as military
personnel were still needed in Afghanistan.
The United Nations Security Council did not
approve of the invasion, and the U.S.
therefore provided most of the forces in the
invasion of Iraq. With the support of a
coalition whose major partners included the
United Kingdom, Australia, Poland, Spain,
and Italy, Iraq was invaded on March 20,
2003. After six weeks of combat between
the coalition and the Iraqi army, the invading
forces had secured control of many key
regions; Saddam had fled his palace, his
regime clearly over; on May 1, Bush declared,
under a sign reading "mission accomplished,"
that major ground operations were at an end.
In the name of a preventive strike on Iraq, the US government fabricated a web of lies.
We were told that the war on Iraq was waged because there were weapons of mass
destruction, and that there were linkages between Saddam Hussein and Al-Qua'ida. We were told that the US authorities were deeply concerned for Iraqi people and their
suffering under Saddam Hussein and they longed for their freedom and democracy. If all this were true, then why have no weapons of mass destruction been found?
Bush has been lying to the American people concerning the reason for invading Iraq. He is still lying today to the entire world. Now his excuse is to change the entire
Middle East nations into a democracy. He will see that friendly government officials are elected. The reality is that 'friendly' means that Americans have easy
access to the oil and gas reserves until they use it all. At such a time they will leave Iraq. Well no!
Americans are in Iraq and will stay in Iraq for as long as there is
money to make selling arms and oil and gas to have.
Truly they are there for the long haul. But they said they were there to build a democracy. Well! Ya! That too! Have I missed something?! Gees! No, the idea of building democracy in the Middle East is for the good souls
back home in America, you know those people back home who don't have a clue about what is going on, or pretend that they dont. Americans are in the Middle East for the long haul. The war industry in America needs to be in the
Middle East, that is where the money is. The war industry in America gives jobs to about half of the American population. So it is a matter of survival.
Now, being in Iraq, Americans will have the opportunity to invade China. Invade China...!! Who said that?! Now, now! I did not say bombing
China with thousand of nuclear war heads, which they might do anyway eventually. That would be stupid! No, it will not happen that way. What have I said, money. Ya! Americans will get the Chinese people to work for them. Let the big cow (China) gives all its milk. How is that
possible?? Very simple! And Americans have got very good at that. Get them to buy arms and make sure they kill each others in the process. Americans have mastered the arts of war from way back when. They have already made
trillions of dollars in the Middle East. Everyone has been buying their arms. So China is the biggies. Lots of money to make. First, they will allow China to get their oil and gas from Iran. The chinese economy will be good because they
have energy and the base products, oil and gas, from which they can make plastics. And with plastics they can manufacture all kinds of toys such as computers. Thousands of different products make use of plastics. Now the American
Congress has passed legislation to allow rich, powerful, American corporations to invest in China. Why?! Because of cheap labour! No environmental costs!
Why give a 'real job' to an American when they can give the same job to someone in China who is highly motivated to produce, a 'bee-type of producers'?
Many reasons. The facts are that China now is working for American corporations.
Now this is when the American war industry gets into the picture. They have to sell arms to the Chinese people. And how are they going to do that?! The war industry has had plenty of learning in the Middle East. They will make
sure that a Chinese province or community is at war against another Chinese community. You know, there has to be a reason why people hate each other. So creating hate between the Chinese people will be a priority. Create a
chaos! Remember the Iran-Iraq war... So easy! So well masterminded!
Actually this has nothing to do with intelligence. Americans have done this by pure instinct, that of a predator instinct. Like a bird would fly at high speed between the branches of a tree does
not need intelligence. It is an instinctive maneuver a bird has learned to do naturally throughout its evolution as a species.
Same thing here when the American and British people
create ' hate ' to make money. You only need to listen to your own basic instincts to be successful at making money in our society.
But they would need intelligence to create peace.
To create peace is a much more difficult thing to do! Why!? Because peace goes against
our survival instinct as a people and, as world population increases to 10 billion people, things will get much more difficult to manage.
To create peace by 'destroying and killing' is basic instincts, not intelligence.
Intelligence seems to be what
is missing most from our world leaders. Even the leadership
at the United Nations (UN) is bad, corrupted and subjected to powerful lobbying groups and nations and, guess which nations are doing most of the bullying: America, and Great Britain.
Obama war on Afghanistan
Oil & gas, and not gold, have now become the lifelines of all nations, including China, India and USA. These countries rank first as global consumers of the world’s oil
production and are seeking security of energy supply but they are doing so in different ways. The new world order is characterized by fierce international competition for
dwindling stocks of oil, natural gas,coal,and uranium. Nothing of significance takes place in the Middle East and surrounding nations without a scenario with energy as a
primary focus and goal. The global energy war, or the Blood Oil & Gas War, has pipelines as its bloodstream and includes the major oil & gas resources of the planet.
Global financial crisis or not, oil and natural gas are the long-term keys to an inexorable transfer of economic power from the West to Asia. Even in the worst of
economic times, the energy war has shown a relentless competition between the West and Asia, be it in the Middle East, in the Caspian theater, or in African oil-rich
states like Angola, Nigeria and Sudan. It is crucial for regional powers in Asia to integrate the energy sector via energy pipelines that will link the Persian Gulf,
Central Asia, South Asia, Russia, and China. The Iran-Pakistan-India (IPI) pipeline, also known as the "peace pipeline," whose construction was initiated in 2008.
Both Pakistan and India stood shoulder to shoulder in rejecting relentless pressure from the White House administration to stop this deal. Why Afghanistan matters
is simply not part of the discussion at the White House. Obama and his Administration want the world to believe Americans are invading Afghanistan to liberate Afghan
women. An important goal of U.S. foreign policy since President Richard Nixon's era in the early 1970s has been to split Russia and China. The leadership of the
Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) has been focused on this since the U.S. Congress passed the Silk Road Strategy Act five days before beginning the bombing
of Serbia in March 1999. That act clearly identified Amercan geo-strategic interests from the Black Sea to western China with building a mosaic of American protectorates in Central Asia and militarizing the Eurasian energy
corridor. Afghanistan sits conveniently at the crossroads of any new Silk Road linking the Caucasus to western China, and four nuclear powers (China, Russia, Pakistan,
and India) lurk in the vicinity. "Losing" Afghanistan and its key network of U.S. military bases would, from the Pentagon's point of view, be a disaster. Afghanistan
itself is a lot more than the towering mountains of the Hindu Kush and immense deserts: it's believed to be rich in unexplored deposits of natural gas, petroleum, coal,
copper, chrome, talc, barites, sulfur, lead, zinc, and iron ore, as well as precious and semiprecious stones. It is crucial for the White House to build several important
military bases in Afghanistan for the build up and control of pipelines in the region. The military will see that oil & gas from the Middle East will flow to the West,
including of course to European nations. For decades, Central and South Asia have been considered by American energy strategists crucial places to plant the flag; and
once the Soviet Union collapsed,control of the energy-rich former Soviet republics in the region was quickly seen as essential to future U.S. global power. The invasion
of Afghanistan has made both Russia and China on the defensive.China has vital interests in the region. For some time now China has seen Americans as invading the oil
and gas lands of Central Asia, especially in the Caspian Sea region and so, in June 2001, Chinese leaders joined with Russia to form the Shanghai Cooperation Organization
(SCO), a unique alliance of five non-Western civilizations -- Russian, Chinese, Muslim, Hindu, and Buddhist -- and a multi-layered economic and military regional
cooperation society that would function as a kind of security blanket around the upper rim of Afghanistan. In April 2008, Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India
(TAPI) actually signed an agreement to build a pipeline to deliver natural gas from Turkmenistan to Pakistan and India without the involvement of either Iran or Russia.
It would cut right through the
heart of Western Afghanistan, in Herat, and head south across lightly populated Nimruz and Helmand provinces, where the Taliban, various Pashtun guerrillas and assorted
highway robbers now merrily run rings around U.S. and NATO forces and where the U.S. is now building in Dasht-e-Margo ("the Desert of Death") a new mega-base to host
President Obama's surge troops. TAPI's rival is IPI.The SCO has expanded its aims and scope since 2001. Today, Iran, India, and Pakistan enjoy "observer status" in an
organization that increasingly aims to control and protect not just regional energy supplies, but the build up of pipelines in every direction. This is, of course, the
role the White House ruling elite would have wanted NATO to play across Eurasia. Given that Russia and China expect the SCO to play a similar role across Asia, clashes
of various sorts are inevitable. Beijing's scenario is truly the rising world order of the twenty-first century but will be significantly further defined by a
quadrangle of BRIC nations (Brazil, Russia, India, and China) plus the future Islamic triangle of Iran, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey. Add in a unified South America, no
longer in control by Americans, and you have a global SCO-plus.