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US Has Killed More Than 21 Million People in 37 “Victim Nations” Since World War II

23/09/2018

White House at Night 1792 Washington, DC, USAAfter the catastrophic attacks of September 11 2001 monumental sorrow and
a feeling of desperate and understandable anger began to permeate the
American psyche. A few people at that time attempted to promote a balanced
perspective by pointing out that the United States had also been
responsible for causing those same feelings in people in other nations,
but they produced hardly a ripple.

Although Americans understand in the
abstract the wisdom of people around the world empathizing with the
suffering of one another, such a reminder of wrongs committed by our
nation got little hearing and was soon overshadowed by an accelerated “war
on terrorism.”

But we must continue our efforts to develop understanding and compassion
in the world. Hopefully, this article will assist in doing that by
addressing the question “How many September 11ths has the United States
caused in other nations since WWII?” This theme is developed in this
report which contains an estimated numbers of such deaths in 37 nations as
well as brief explanations of why the U.S. is considered culpable.

The causes of wars are complex. In some instances nations other than the
U.S. may have been responsible for more deaths, but if the involvement of
our nation appeared to have been a necessary cause of a war or conflict it
was considered responsible for the deaths in it. In other words they
probably would not have taken place if the U.S. had not used the heavy
hand of its power. The military and economic power of the United States
was crucial.

US Military © AFP 2015/ Noorullah Shirzada / FILES

This study reveals that U.S. military forces were directly responsible for
about 10 to 15 million deaths during the Korean and Vietnam Wars and the
two Iraq Wars. The Korean War also includes Chinese deaths while the
Vietnam War also includes fatalities in Cambodia and Laos.

The American public probably is not aware of these numbers and knows even
less about the proxy wars for which the United States is also responsible.
In the latter wars there were between nine and 14 million deaths in
Afghanistan, Angola, Democratic Republic of the Congo, East Timor,
Guatemala, Indonesia, Pakistan and Sudan.

But the victims are not just from big nations or one part of the world.
The remaining deaths were in smaller ones which constitute over half the
total number of nations. Virtually all parts of the world have been the
target of U.S. intervention.

The overall conclusion reached is that the United States most likely has
been responsible since WWII for the deaths of between 20 and 30 million
people in wars and conflicts scattered over the world.

To the families and friends of these victims it makes little difference
whether the causes were U.S. military action, proxy military forces, the
provision of U.S. military supplies or advisors, or other ways, such as
economic pressures applied by our nation. They had to make decisions about
other things such as finding lost loved ones, whether to become refugees,
and how to survive.

And the pain and anger is spread even further. Some authorities estimate
that there are as many as 10 wounded for each person who dies in wars.
Their visible, continued suffering is a continuing reminder to their
fellow countrymen.

It is essential that Americans learn more about this topic so that they
can begin to understand the pain that others feel. Someone once observed
that the Germans during WWII “chose not to know.” We cannot allow history
to say this about our country. The question posed above was “How many
September 11ths has the United States caused in other nations since WWII?”
The answer is: possibly 10,000.

Comments on Gathering These Numbers

Generally speaking, the much smaller number of Americans who have died is
not included in this study, not because they are not important, but
because this report focuses on the impact of U.S. actions on its
adversaries.

An accurate count of the number of deaths is not easy to achieve, and this
collection of data was undertaken with full realization of this fact.
These estimates will probably be revised later either upward or downward
by the reader and the author. But undoubtedly the total will remain in the
millions.

The difficulty of gathering reliable information is shown by two estimates
in this context. For several years I heard statements on radio that three
million Cambodians had been killed under the rule of the Khmer Rouge.
However, in recent years the figure I heard was one million. Another
example is that the number of persons estimated to have died in Iraq due
to sanctions after the first U.S. Iraq War was over 1 million, but in more
recent years, based on a more recent study, a lower estimate of around a
half a million has emerged.

Often information about wars is revealed only much later when someone
decides to speak out, when more secret information is revealed due to
persistent efforts of a few, or after special congressional committees
make reports

Both victorious and defeated nations may have their own reasons for
underreporting the number of deaths. Further, in recent wars involving the
United States it was not uncommon to hear statements like “we do not do
body counts” and references to “collateral damage” as a euphemism for dead
and wounded. Life is cheap for some, especially those who manipulate
people on the battlefield as if it were a chessboard.

To say that it is difficult to get exact figures is not to say that we
should not try. Effort was needed to arrive at the figures of 6six million
Jews killed during WWI, but knowledge of that number now is widespread and
it has fueled the determination to prevent future holocausts. That
struggle continues.

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37 VICTIM NATIONS

Afghanistan

The U.S. is responsible for between 1 and 1.8 million deaths during the
war between the Soviet Union and Afghanistan, by luring the Soviet Union
into invading that nation. (1,2,3,4)

The Soviet Union had friendly relations its neighbor, Afghanistan, which
had a secular government. The Soviets feared that if that government
became fundamentalist this change could spill over into the Soviet Union.

In 1998, in an interview with the Parisian publication Le Novel
Observateur, Zbigniew Brzezinski, adviser to President Carter, admitted
that he had been responsible for instigating aid to the Mujahadeen in
Afghanistan which caused the Soviets to invade. In his own words:

According to the official version of history, CIA aid to the
Mujahadeen began during 1980, that is to say, after the Soviet army
invaded Afghanistan on 24 December 1979. But the reality, secretly
guarded until now, is completely otherwise. Indeed, it was July 3,
1979 that President Carter signed the first directive for secret aid
to the opponents of the pro-Soviet regime in Kabul. And that very day,
I wrote a note to the President in which I explained to him that in my
opinion this aid was going to induce a Soviet military intervention.
(5,1,6)

Brzezinski justified laying this trap, since he said it gave the Soviet
Union its Vietnam and caused the breakup of the Soviet Union. “Regret
what?” he said. “That secret operation was an excellent idea. It had the
effect of drawing the Russians into the Afghan trap and you want me to
regret it?” (7)

The CIA spent 5 to 6 billion dollars on its operation in Afghanistan in
order to bleed the Soviet Union. (1,2,3) When that 10-year war ended over
a million people were dead and Afghan heroin had captured 60% of the U.S.
market. (4)

The U.S. has been responsible directly for about 12,000 deaths in
Afghanistan many of which resulted from bombing in retaliation for the
attacks on U.S. property on September 11, 2001. Subsequently U.S. troops
invaded that country. (4)

Angola

An indigenous armed struggle against Portuguese rule in Angola began in
1961. In 1977 an Angolan government was recognized by the U.N., although
the U.S. was one of the few nations that opposed this action. In 1986
Uncle Sam approved material assistance to UNITA, a group that was trying
to overthrow the government. Even today this struggle, which has involved
many nations at times, continues.

U.S. intervention was justified to the U.S. public as a reaction to the
intervention of 50,000 Cuban troops in Angola. However, according to Piero
Gleijeses, a history professor at Johns Hopkins University the reverse was
true. The Cuban intervention came as a result of a CIA – financed covert
invasion via neighboring Zaire and a drive on the Angolan capital by the
U.S. ally, South Africa1,2,3). (Three estimates of deaths range from
300,000 to 750,000 (4,5,6)

Argentina: See South America: Operation Condor

Bangladesh: See Pakistan

Bolivia

Hugo Banzer was the leader of a repressive regime in Bolivia in the 1970s.
The U.S. had been disturbed when a previous leader nationalized the tin
mines and distributed land to Indian peasants. Later that action to
benefit the poor was reversed.

Banzer, who was trained at the U.S.-operated School of the Americas in
Panama and later at Fort Hood, Texas, came back from exile frequently to
confer with U.S. Air Force Major Robert Lundin. In 1971 he staged a
successful coup with the help of the U.S. Air Force radio system. In the
first years of his dictatorship he received twice as military assistance
from the U.S. as in the previous dozen years together.

A few years later the Catholic Church denounced an army massacre of
striking tin workers in 1975, Banzer, assisted by information provided by
the CIA, was able to target and locate leftist priests and nuns. His
anti-clergy strategy, known as the Banzer Plan, was adopted by nine other
Latin American dictatorships in 1977. (2) He has been accused of being
responsible for 400 deaths during his tenure. (1)

Also see: See South America: Operation Condor

Brazil: See South America: Operation Condor

Cambodia

U.S. bombing of Cambodia had already been underway for several years in
secret under the Johnson and Nixon administrations, but when President
Nixon openly began bombing in preparation for a land assault on Cambodia
it caused major protests in the U.S. against the Vietnam War.

There is little awareness today of the scope of these bombings and the
human suffering involved.

Immense damage was done to the villages and cities of Cambodia, causing
refugees and internal displacement of the population. This unstable
situation enabled the Khmer Rouge, a small political party led by Pol Pot,
to assume power. Over the years we have repeatedly heard about the Khmer
Rouge’s role in the deaths of millions in Cambodia without any
acknowledgement being made this mass killing was made possible by the the
U.S. bombing of that nation which destabilized it by death , injuries,
hunger and dislocation of its people.

So the U.S. bears responsibility not only for the deaths from the bombings
but also for those resulting from the activities of the Khmer Rouge – a
total of about 2.5 million people. Even when Vietnam latrer invaded
Cambodia in 1979 the CIA was still supporting the Khmer Rouge. (1,2,3)

Also see Vietnam

Chad

An estimated 40,000 people in Chad were killed and as many as 200,000
tortured by a government, headed by Hissen Habre who was brought to power
in June, 1982 with the help of CIA money and arms. He remained in power
for eight years. (1,2)

Human Rights Watch claimed that Habre was responsible for thousands of
killings. In 2001, while living in Senegal, he was almost tried for crimes
committed by him in Chad. However, a court there blocked these
proceedings. Then human rights people decided to pursue the case in
Belgium, because some of Habre’s torture victims lived there. The U.S., in
June 2003, told Belgium that it risked losing its status as host to NATO’s
headquarters if it allowed such a legal proceeding to happen. So the
result was that the law that allowed victims to file complaints in Belgium
for atrocities committed abroad was repealed. However, two months later a
new law was passed which made special provision for the continuation of
the case against Habre.

Chile

The CIA intervened in Chile’s 1958 and 1964 elections. In 1970 a socialist
candidate, Salvador Allende, was elected president. The CIA wanted to
incite a military coup to prevent his inauguration, but the Chilean army’s
chief of staff, General Rene Schneider, opposed this action. The CIA then
planned, along with some people in the Chilean military, to assassinate
Schneider. This plot failed and Allende took office. President Nixon was
not to be dissuaded and he ordered the CIA to create a coup climate: “Make
the economy scream,” he said.

What followed were guerilla warfare, arson, bombing, sabotage and terror.
ITT and other U.S. corporations with Chilean holdings sponsored
demonstrations and strikes. Finally, on September 11, 1973 Allende died
either by suicide or by assassination. At that time Henry Kissinger, U.S.
Secretary of State, said the following regarding Chile: “I don’t see why
we need to stand by and watch a country go communist because of the
irresponsibility of its own people.” (1)

During 17 years of terror under Allende’s successor, General Augusto
Pinochet, an estimated 3,000 Chileans were killed and many others were
tortured or “disappeared.” (2,3,4,5)

Also see South America: Operation Condor

China An estimated 900,000 Chinese died during the Korean War.

For more information, See: Korea.

Colombia

One estimate is that 67,000 deaths have occurred from the 1960s to recent
years due to support by the U.S. of Colombian state terrorism. (1)

According to a 1994 Amnesty International report, more than 20,000 people
were killed for political reasons in Colombia since 1986, mainly by the
military and its paramilitary allies. Amnesty alleged that “U.S.- supplied
military equipment, ostensibly delivered for use against narcotics
traffickers, was being used by the Colombian military to commit abuses in
the name of “counter-insurgency.” (2) In 2002 another estimate was made
that 3,500 people die each year in a U.S. funded civilian war in Colombia.
(3)

In 1996 Human Rights Watch issued a report “Assassination Squads in
Colombia” which revealed that CIA agents went to Colombia in 1991 to help
the military to train undercover agents in anti-subversive activity. (4,5)

In recent years the U.S. government has provided assistance under Plan
Colombia. The Colombian government has been charged with using most of the
funds for destruction of crops and support of the paramilitary group.

Cuba

In the Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba on April 18, 1961 which ended after 3
days, 114 of the invading force were killed, 1,189 were taken prisoners
and a few escaped to waiting U.S. ships. (1) The captured exiles were
quickly tried, a few executed and the rest sentenced to thirty years in
prison for treason. These exiles were released after 20 months in exchange
for $53 million in food and medicine.

Some people estimate that the number of Cuban forces killed range from
2,000, to 4,000. Another estimate is that 1,800 Cuban forces were killed
on an open highway by napalm. This appears to have been a precursor of the
Highway of Death in Iraq in 1991 when U.S. forces mercilessly annihilated
large numbers of Iraqis on a highway. (2)

Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly Zaire)

The beginning of massive violence was instigated in this country in 1879
by its colonizer King Leopold of Belgium. The Congo’s population was
reduced by 10 million people over a period of 20 years which some have
referred to as “Leopold’s Genocide.” (1) The U.S. has been responsible for
about a third of that many deaths in that nation in the more recent past.
(2)

In 1960 the Congo became an independent state with Patrice Lumumba being
its first prime minister. He was assassinated with the CIA being
implicated, although some say that his murder was actually the
responsibility of Belgium. (3) But nevertheless, the CIA was planning to
kill him. (4) Before his assassination the CIA sent one of its scientists,
Dr. Sidney Gottlieb, to the Congo carrying “lethal biological material”
intended for use in Lumumba’s assassination. This virus would have been
able to produce a fatal disease indigenous to the Congo area of Africa and
was transported in a diplomatic pouch.

Much of the time in recent years there has been a civil war within the
Democratic Republic of Congo, fomented often by the U.S. and other
nations, including neighboring nations. (5)

In April 1977, Newsday reported that the CIA was secretly supporting
efforts to recruit several hundred mercenaries in the U.S. and Great
Britain to serve alongside Zaire’s army. In that same year the U.S.
provided $15 million of military supplies to the Zairian President Mobutu
to fend off an invasion by a rival group operating in Angola. (6)

In May 1979, the U.S. sent several million dollars of aid to Mobutu who
had been condemned 3 months earlier by the U.S. State Department for human
rights violations. (7) During the Cold War the U.S. funneled over 300
million dollars in weapons into Zaire (8,9) $100 million in military
training was provided to him. (2) In 2001 it was reported to a U.S.
congressional committee that American companies, including one linked to
former President George Bush Sr., were stoking the Congo for monetary
gains. There is an international battle over resources in that country
with over 125 companies and individuals being implicated. One of these
substances is coltan, which is used in the manufacture of cell phones. (2)

Dominican Republic

In 1962, Juan Bosch became president of the Dominican Republic. He
advocated such programs as land reform and public works programs. This did
not bode well for his future relationship with the U.S., and after only 7
months in office, he was deposed by a CIA coup. In 1965 when a group was
trying to reinstall him to his office President Johnson said, “This Bosch
is no good.” Assistant Secretary of State Thomas Mann replied “He’s no
good at all. If we don’t get a decent government in there, Mr. President,
we get another Bosch. It’s just going to be another sinkhole.” Two days
later a U.S. invasion started and 22,000 soldiers and marines entered the
Dominican Republic and about 3,000 Dominicans died during the fighting.
The cover excuse for doing this was that this was done to protect
foreigners there. (1,2,3,4)

East Timor

In December 1975, Indonesia invaded East Timor. This incursion was
launched the day after U.S. President Gerald Ford and Secretary of State
Henry Kissinger had left Indonesia where they had given President Suharto
permission to use American arms, which under U.S. law, could not be used
for aggression. Daniel Moynihan, U.S. ambassador to the UN. said that the
U.S. wanted “things to turn out as they did.” (1,2) The result was an
estimated 200,000 dead out of a population of 700,000. (1,2)

Sixteen years later, on November 12, 1991, two hundred and seventeen East
Timorese protesters in Dili, many of them children, marching from a
memorial service, were gunned down by Indonesian Kopassus shock troops who
were headed by U.S.- trained commanders Prabowo Subianto (son in law of
General Suharto) and Kiki Syahnakri. Trucks were seen dumping bodies into
the sea. (5)

El Salvador

The civil war from 1981 to1992 in El Salvador was financed by $6 billion
in U.S. aid given to support the government in its efforts to crush a
movement to bring social justice to the people in that nation of about 8
million people. (1)
During that time U.S. military advisers demonstrated methods of torture on
teenage prisoners, according to an interview with a deserter from the
Salvadoran army published in the New York Times. This former member of the
Salvadoran National Guard testified that he was a member of a squad of
twelve who found people who they were told were guerillas and tortured
them. Part of the training he received was in torture at a U.S. location
somewhere in Panama. (2)

About 900 villagers were massacred in the village of El Mozote in 1981.
Ten of the twelve El Salvadoran government soldiers cited as participating
in this act were graduates of the School of the Americas operated by the
U.S. (2) They were only a small part of about 75,000 people killed during
that civil war. (1)

According to a 1993 United Nations’ Truth Commission report, over 96 % of
the human rights violations carried out during the war were committed by
the Salvadoran army or the paramilitary deaths squads associated with the
Salvadoran army. (3)

That commission linked graduates of the School of the Americas to many
notorious killings. The New York Times and the Washington Post followed
with scathing articles. In 1996, the White House Oversight Board issued a
report that supported many of the charges against that school made by Rev.
Roy Bourgeois, head of the School of the Americas Watch. That same year
the Pentagon released formerly classified reports indicating that
graduates were trained in killing, extortion, and physical abuse for
interrogations, false imprisonment and other methods of control. (4)

Grenada

The CIA began to destabilize Grenada in 1979 after Maurice Bishop became
president, partially because he refused to join the quarantine of Cuba.
The campaign against him resulted in his overthrow and the invasion by the
U.S. of Grenada on October 25, 1983, with about 277 people dying. (1,2) It
was fallaciously charged that an airport was being built in Grenada that
could be used to attack the U.S. and it was also erroneously claimed that
the lives of American medical students on that island were in danger.

Guatemala

In 1951 Jacobo Arbenz was elected president of Guatemala. He appropriated
some unused land operated by the United Fruit Company and compensated the
company. (1,2) That company then started a campaign to paint Arbenz as a
tool of an international conspiracy and hired about 300 mercenaries who
sabotaged oil supplies and trains. (3) In 1954 a CIA-orchestrated coup put
him out of office and he left the country. During the next 40 years
various regimes killed thousands of people.

In 1999 the Washington Post reported that an Historical Clarification
Commission concluded that over 200,000 people had been killed during the
civil war and that there had been 42,000 individual human rights
violations, 29,000 of them fatal, 92% of which were committed by the army.
The commission further reported that the U.S. government and the CIA had
pressured the Guatemalan government into suppressing the guerilla movement
by ruthless means. (4,5)

According to the Commission between 1981 and 1983 the military government
of Guatemala – financed and supported by the U.S. government – destroyed
some four hundred Mayan villages in a campaign of genocide. (4)
One of the documents made available to the commission was a 1966 memo from
a U.S. State Department official, which described how a “safe house” was
set up in the palace for use by Guatemalan security agents and their U.S.
contacts. This was the headquarters for the Guatemalan “dirty war” against
leftist insurgents and suspected allies. (2)

Haiti

From 1957 to 1986 Haiti was ruled by Papa Doc Duvalier and later by his
son. During that time their private terrorist force killed between 30,000
and 100,000 people. (1) Millions of dollars in CIA subsidies flowed into
Haiti during that time, mainly to suppress popular movements, (2) although
most American military aid to the country, according to William Blum, was
covertly channeled through Israel.

Reportedly, governments after the second Duvalier reign were responsible
for an even larger number of fatalities, and the influence on Haiti by the
U.S., particularly through the CIA, has continued. The U.S. later forced
out of the presidential office a black Catholic priest, Jean Bertrand
Aristide, even though he was elected with 67% of the vote in the early
1990s. The wealthy white class in Haiti opposed him in this predominantly
black nation, because of his social programs designed to help the poor and
end corruption. (3) Later he returned to office, but that did not last
long. He was forced by the U.S. to leave office and now lives in South
Africa.

Honduras

In the 1980s the CIA supported Battalion 316 in Honduras, which kidnapped,
tortured and killed hundreds of its citizens. Torture equipment and
manuals were provided by CIA Argentinean personnel who worked with U.S.
agents in the training of the Hondurans. Approximately 400 people lost
their lives. (1,2) This is another instance of torture in the world
sponsored by the U.S. (3)

Battalion 316 used shock and suffocation devices in interrogations in the
1980s. Prisoners often were kept naked and, when no longer useful, killed
and buried in unmarked graves. Declassified documents and other sources
show that the CIA and the U.S. Embassy knew of numerous crimes, including
murder and torture, yet continued to support Battalion 316 and collaborate
with its leaders.” (4)

Honduras was a staging ground in the early 1980s for the Contras who were
trying to overthrow the socialist Sandinista government in Nicaragua. John
D. Negroponte, currently Deputy Secretary of State, was our embassador
when our military aid to Honduras rose from $4 million to $77.4 million
per year. Negroponte denies having had any knowledge of these atrocities
during his tenure. However, his predecessor in that position, Jack R.
Binns, had reported in 1981 that he was deeply concerned at increasing
evidence of officially sponsored/sanctioned assassinations. (5)

Hungary

In 1956 Hungary, a Soviet satellite nation, revolted against the Soviet
Union. During the uprising broadcasts by the U.S. Radio Free Europe into
Hungary sometimes took on an aggressive tone, encouraging the rebels to
believe that Western support was imminent, and even giving tactical advice
on how to fight the Soviets. Their hopes were raised then dashed by these
broadcasts which cast an even darker shadow over the Hungarian tragedy.“
(1) The Hungarian and Soviet death toll was about 3,000 and the revolution
was crushed. (2)

Indonesia

In 1965, in Indonesia, a coup replaced General Sukarno with General
Suharto as leader. The U.S. played a role in that change of government.
Robert Martens,a former officer in the U.S. embassy in Indonesia,
described how U.S. diplomats and CIA officers provided up to 5,000 names
to Indonesian Army death squads in 1965 and checked them off as they were
killed or captured. Martens admitted that “I probably have a lot of blood
on my hands, but that’s not all bad. There’s a time when you have to
strike hard at a decisive moment.” (1,2,3) Estimates of the number of
deaths range from 500,000 to 3 million. (4,5,6)
From 1993 to 1997 the U.S. provided Jakarta with almost $400 million in
economic aid and sold tens of million of dollars of weaponry to that
nation. U.S. Green Berets provided training for the Indonesia’s elite
force which was responsible for many of atrocities in East Timor. (3)

Iran

Iran lost about 262,000 people in the war against Iraq from 1980 to 1988.
(1) See Iraq for more information about that war.

On July 3, 1988 the U.S. Navy ship, the Vincennes, was operating withing
Iranian waters providing military support for Iraq during the Iran-Iraq
war. During a battle against Iranian gunboats it fired two missiles at an
Iranian Airbus, which was on a routine civilian flight. All 290 civilian
on board were killed. (2,3)

Iraq

A. The Iraq-Iran War lasted from 1980 to 1988 and during that time there
were about 105,000 Iraqi deaths according to the Washington Post. (1,2)

According to Howard Teicher, a former National Security Council official,
the U.S. provided the Iraqis with billions of dollars in credits and
helped Iraq in other ways such as making sure that Iraq had military
equipment including biological agents This surge of help for Iraq came as
Iran seemed to be winning the war and was close to Basra. (1) The U.S. was
not adverse to both countries weakening themselves as a result of the war,
but it did not appear to want either side to win.

B: The U.S.-Iraq War and the Sanctions Against Iraq extended from 1990 to
2003.

Iraq invaded Kuwait on August 2, 1990 and the U.S. responded by demanding
that Iraq withdraw, and four days later the U.N. levied international
sanctions.

Iraq had reason to believe that the U.S. would not object to its invasion
of Kuwait, since U.S. Ambassador to Iraq, April Glaspie, had told Saddam
Hussein that the U.S. had no position on the dispute that his country had
with Kuwait. So the green light was given, but it seemed to be more of a
trap.

As a part of the public relations strategy to energize the American public
into supporting an attack against Iraq the daughter of the Kuwaiti
ambassador to the U.S. falsely testified before Congress that Iraqi troops
were pulling the plugs on incubators in Iraqi hospitals. (1) This
contributed to a war frenzy in the U.S.

The U.S. air assault started on January 17, 1991 and it lasted for 42
days. On February 23 President H.W. Bush ordered the U.S. ground assault
to begin. The invasion took place with much needless killing of Iraqi
military personnel. Only about 150 American military personnel died
compared to about 200,000 Iraqis. Some of the Iraqis were mercilessly
killed on the Highway of Death and about 400 tons of depleted uranium were
left in that nation by the U.S. (2,3)

Other deaths later were from delayed deaths due to wounds, civilians
killed, those killed by effects of damage of the Iraqi water treatment
facilities and other aspects of its damaged infrastructure and by the
sanctions.

In 1995 the Food and Agriculture Organization of the U.N. reported that
U.N sanctions against on Iraq had been responsible for the deaths of more
than 560,000 children since 1990. (5)

Leslie Stahl on the TV Program 60 Minutes in 1996 mentioned to Madeleine
Albright, U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. “We have heard that a half million
children have died. I mean, that’s more children than died in Hiroshima.
And – and you know, is the price worth it?” Albright replied “I think this
is a very hard choice, but the price – we think is worth it.” (4)

In 1999 UNICEF reported that 5,000 children died each month as a result of
the sanction and the War with the U.S. (6)

Richard Garfield later estimated that the more likely number of excess
deaths among children under five years of age from 1990 through March 1998
to be 227,000 – double those of the previous decade. Garfield estimated
that the numbers to be 350,000 through 2000 (based in part on result of
another study). (7)

However, there are limitations to his study. His figures were not updated
for the remaining three years of the sanctions. Also, two other somewhat
vulnerable age groups were not studied: young children above the age of
five and the elderly.

All of these reports were considerable indicators of massive numbers of
deaths which the U.S. was aware of and which was a part of its strategy to
cause enough pain and terror among Iraqis to cause them to revolt against
their government.

C: Iraq-U.S. War started in 2003 and has not been concluded

Just as the end of the Cold War emboldened the U.S. to attack Iraq in 1991
so the attacks of September 11, 2001 laid the groundwork for the U.S. to
launch the current war against Iraq. While in some other wars we learned
much later about the lies that were used to deceive us, some of the
deceptions that were used to get us into this war became known almost as
soon as they were uttered. There were no weapons of mass destruction, we
were not trying to promote democracy, we were not trying to save the Iraqi
people from a dictator.

The total number of Iraqi deaths that are a result of our current Iraq
against Iraq War is 654,000, of which 600,000 are attributed to acts of
violence, according to Johns Hopkins researchers. (1,2)

Since these deaths are a result of the U.S. invasion, our leaders must
accept responsibility for them.

Israeli-Palestinian War

About 100,000 to 200,000 Israelis and Palestinians, but mostly the latter,
have been killed in the struggle between those two groups. The U.S. has
been a strong supporter of Israel, providing billions of dollars in aid
and supporting its possession of nuclear weapons. (1,2)

Korea, North and South

The Korean War started in 1950 when, according to the Truman
administration, North Korea invaded South Korea on June 25th. However,
since then another explanation has emerged which maintains that the attack
by North Korea came during a time of many border incursions by both sides.
South Korea initiated most of the border clashes with North Korea
beginning in 1948. The North Korea government claimed that by 1949 the
South Korean army committed 2,617 armed incursions. It was a myth that the
Soviet Union ordered North Korea to attack South Korea. (1,2)

The U.S. started its attack before a U.N. resolution was passed supporting
our nation’s intervention, and our military forces added to the mayhem in
the war by introducing the use of napalm. (1)

During the war the bulk of the deaths were South Koreans, North Koreans
and Chinese. Four sources give deaths counts ranging from 1.8 to 4.5
million. (3,4,5,6) Another source gives a total of 4 million but does not
identify to which nation they belonged. (7)

John H. Kim, a U.S. Army veteran and the Chair of the Korea Committee of
Veterans for Peace, stated in an article that during the Korean War “the
U.S. Army, Air Force and Navy were directly involved in the killing of
about three million civilians – both South and North Koreans – at many
locations throughout Korea…It is reported that the U.S. dropped some
650,000 tons of bombs, including 43,000 tons of napalm bombs, during the
Korean War.” It is presumed that this total does not include Chinese
casualties.

Another source states a total of about 500,000 who were Koreans and
presumably only military. (8,9)

Laos

From 1965 to 1973 during the Vietnam War the U.S. dropped over two million
tons of bombs on Laos – more than was dropped in WWII by both sides. Over
a quarter of the population became refugees. This was later called a
“secret war,” since it occurred at the same time as the Vietnam War, but
got little press. Hundreds of thousands were killed. Branfman make the
only estimate that I am aware of , stating that hundreds of thousands
died. This can be interpeted to mean that at least 200,000 died. (1,2,3)

U.S. military intervention in Laos actually began much earlier. A civil
war started in the 1950s when the U.S. recruited a force of 40,000
Laotians to oppose the Pathet Lao, a leftist political party that
ultimately took power in 1975.

Also See Vietnam

Nepal

Between 8,000 and 12,000 Nepalese have died since a civil war broke out in
1996. The death rate, according to Foreign Policy in Focus, sharply
increased with the arrival of almost 8,400 American M-16 submachine guns
(950 rpm) and U.S. advisers. Nepal is 85 percent rural and badly in need
of land reform. Not surprisingly 42 % of its people live below the poverty
level. (1,2)

In 2002, after another civil war erupted, President George W. Bush pushed
a bill through Congress authorizing $20 million in military aid to the
Nepalese government. (3)

Nicaragua

In 1981 the Sandinistas overthrew the Somoza government in Nicaragua, (1)
and until 1990 about 25,000 Nicaraguans were killed in an armed struggle
between the Sandinista government and Contra rebels who were formed from
the remnants of Somoza’s national government. The use of assassination
manuals by the Contras surfaced in 1984. (2,3)

The U.S. supported the victorious government regime by providing covert
military aid to the Contras (anti-communist guerillas) starting in
November, 1981. But when Congress discovered that the CIA had supervised
acts of sabotage in Nicaragua without notifying Congress, it passed the
Boland Amendment in 1983 which prohibited the CIA, Defense Department and
any other government agency from providing any further covert military
assistance. (4)

But ways were found to get around this prohibition. The National Security
Council, which was not explicitly covered by the law, raised private and
foreign funds for the Contras. In addition, arms were sold to Iran and the
proceeds were diverted from those sales to the Contras engaged in the
insurgency against the Sandinista government. (5) Finally, the Sandinistas
were voted out of office in 1990 by voters who thought that a change in
leadership would placate the U.S., which was causing misery to Nicaragua’s
citizenry by it support of the Contras.

Pakistan

In 1971 West Pakistan, an authoritarian state supported by the U.S.,
brutally invaded East Pakistan. The war ended after India, whose economy
was staggering after admitting about 10 million refugees, invaded East
Pakistan (now Bangladesh) and defeated the West Pakistani forces. (1)

Millions of people died during that brutal struggle, referred to by some
as genocide committed by West Pakistan. That country had long been an ally
of the U.S., starting with $411 million provided to establish its armed
forces which spent 80% of its budget on its military. $15 million in arms
flowed into W. Pakistan during the war. (2,3,4)

Three sources estimate that 3 million people died and (5,2,6) one source
estimates 1.5 million. (3)

Panama

In December, 1989 U.S. troops invaded Panama, ostensibly to arrest Manuel
Noriega, that nation’s president. This was an example of the U.S. view
that it is the master of the world and can arrest anyone it wants to. For
a number of years before that he had worked for the CIA, but fell out of
favor partially because he was not an opponent of the Sandinistas in
Nicaragua. (1) It has been estimated that between 500 and 4,000 people
died. (2,3,4)

Paraguay: See South America: Operation Condor

Philippines

The Philippines were under the control of the U.S. for over a hundred
years. In about the last 50 to 60 years the U.S. has funded and otherwise
helped various Philippine governments which sought to suppress the
activities of groups working for the welfare of its people. In 1969 the
Symington Committee in the U.S. Congress revealed how war material was
sent there for a counter-insurgency campaign. U.S. Special Forces and
Marines were active in some combat operations. The estimated number of
persons that were executed and disappeared under President Fernando Marcos
was over 100,000. (1,2)

South America: Operation Condor

This was a joint operation of 6 despotic South American governments
(Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay) to share
information about their political opponents. An estimated 13,000 people
were killed under this plan. (1)

It was established on November 25, 1975 in Chile by an act of the
Interamerican Reunion on Military Intelligence. According to U.S. embassy
political officer, John Tipton, the CIA and the Chilean Secret Police were
working together, although the CIA did not set up the operation to make
this collaboration work. Reportedly, it ended in 1983. (2)

On March 6, 2001 the New York Times reported the existence of a recently
declassified State Department document revealing that the United States
facilitated communications for Operation Condor. (3)

Sudan

Since 1955, when it gained its independence, Sudan has been involved most
of the time in a civil war. Until about 2003 approximately 2 million
people had been killed. It not known if the death toll in Darfur is part
of that total.

Human rights groups have complained that U.S. policies have helped to
prolong the Sudanese civil war by supporting efforts to overthrow the
central government in Khartoum. In 1999 U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine
Albright met with the leader of the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA)
who said that she offered him food supplies if he would reject a peace
plan sponsored by Egypt and Libya.

In 1978 the vastness of Sudan’s oil reservers was discovered and within
two years it became the sixth largest recipient of U.S, military aid. It’s
reasonable to assume that if the U.S. aid a government to come to power it
will feel obligated to give the U.S. part of the oil pie.

A British group, Christian Aid, has accused foreign oil companies of
complicity in the depopulation of villages. These companies – not American
– receive government protection and in turn allow the government use of
its airstrips and roads.

In August 1998 the U.S. bombed Khartoum, Sudan with 75 cruise míssiles.
Our government said that the target was a chemical weapons factory owned
by Osama bin Laden. Actually, bin Laden was no longer the owner, and the
plant had been the sole supplier of pharmaceutical supplies for that poor
nation. As a result of the bombing tens of thousands may have died because
of the lack of medicines to treat malaria, tuberculosis and other
diseases. The U.S. settled a lawsuit filed by the factory’s owner. (1,2)

Uruguay: See South America: Operation Condor

Vietnam

In Vietnam, under an agreement several decades ago, there was supposed to
be an election for a unified North and South Vietnam. The U.S. opposed
this and supported the Diem government in South Vietnam. In August, 1964
the CIA and others helped fabricate a phony Vietnamese attack on a U.S.
ship in the Gulf of Tonkin and this was used as a pretext for greater U.S.
involvement in Vietnam. (1)

During that war an American assassination operation,called Operation
Phoenix, terrorized the South Vietnamese people, and during the war
American troops were responsible in 1968 for the mass slaughter of the
people in the village of My Lai.

According to a Vietnamese government statement in 1995 the number of
deaths of civilians and military personnel during the Vietnam War was 5.1
million. (2)

Since deaths in Cambodia and Laos were about 2.7 million (See Cambodia and
Laos) the estimated total for the Vietnam War is 7.8 million.

The Virtual Truth Commission provides a total for the war of 5 million,
(3) and Robert McNamara, former Secretary Defense, according to the New
York Times Magazine says that the number of Vietnamese dead is 3.4
million. (4,5)

Yugoslavia

Yugoslavia was a socialist federation of several republics. Since it
refused to be closely tied to the Soviet Union during the Cold War, it
gained some suport from the U.S. But when the Soviet Union dissolved,
Yugoslavia’s usefulness to the U.S. ended, and the U.S and Germany worked
to convert its socialist economy to a capitalist one by a process
primarily of dividing and conquering. There were ethnic and religious
differences between various parts of Yugoslavia which were manipulated by
the U.S. to cause several wars which resulted in the dissolution of that
country.

From the early 1990s until now Yugoslavia split into several independent
nations whose lowered income, along with CIA connivance, has made it a
pawn in the hands of capitalist countries. (1) The dissolution of
Yugoslavia was caused primarily by the U.S. (2)

Here are estimates of some, if not all, of the internal wars in
Yugoslavia. All wars: 107,000; (3,4)

Bosnia and Krajina: 250,000; (5) Bosnia: 20,000 to 30,000; (5) Croatia:
15,000; (6) and

Kosovo: 500 to 5,000. (7)

NOTES

Afghanistan

1.Mark Zepezauer, Boomerang (Monroe, Maine: Common Courage Press, 2003),
p.135.

2.Chronology of American State Terrorism
http://www.intellnet.org/resources/american_
terrorism/ChronologyofTerror.html

3.Soviet War in Afghanistan
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soviet_war_in_Afghanistan

4.Mark Zepezauer, The CIA’S Greatest Hits (Monroe, Maine: Common Courage
Press, 1994), p.76

5.U.S Involvement in Afghanistan, Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soviet_war_in Afghanistan)

6.The CIA’s Intervention in Afghanistan, Interview with Zbigniew
Brzezinski, Le Nouvel Observateur, Paris, 15-21 January 1998, Posted at
globalresearch.ca 15 October 2001,
http://www.globalresearch.ca/articles/BRZ110A.html

7.William Blum, Rogue State (Monroe, Maine: Common Courage Press, 2000), p.5

8.Unknown News, http://www.unknownnews.net/casualtiesw.html

Angola

1.Howard W. French “From Old Files, a New Story of the U.S. Role in the
Angolan War” New York Times 3/31/02

2.Angolan Update, American Friends Service Committee FS, 11/1/99 flyer.

3.Norman Solomon, War Made Easy, (John Wiley & Sons, 2005) p. 82-83.

4.Lance Selfa, U.S. Imperialism, A Century of Slaughter, International
Socialist Review Issue 7, Spring 1999 (as appears in Third world Traveler
www. thirdworldtraveler.com/American_Empire/Century_Imperialism.html)

5. Jeffress Ramsay, Africa , (Dushkin/McGraw Hill Guilford Connecticut),
1997, p. 144-145.

6.Mark Zepezauer, The CIA’S Greatest Hits (Monroe, Maine: Common Courage
Press, 1994), p.54.

Argentina : See South America: Operation Condor

Bolivia

1. Phil Gunson, Guardian, 5/6/02,
http://www.guardian.co.uk/archive /article/0,4273,41-07884,00.html

2.Jerry Meldon, Return of Bolilvia’s Drug – Stained Dictator,
Consortium,www.consortiumnews.com/archives/story40.html.

Brazil See South America: Operation Condor

Cambodia

1.Virtual Truth Commissiion http://www.geocities.com/~virtualtruth/ .

2.David Model, President Richard Nixon, Henry Kissinger, and the Bombing
of Cambodia excerpted from the book Lying for Empire How to Commit War
Crimes With A Straight Face, Common Courage Press, 2005,
paperhttp://thirdworldtraveler.com/American_Empire/Nixon_Cambodia_LFE.html.

3.Noam Chomsky, Chomsky on Cambodia under Pol Pot,
etc.,http//zmag.org/forums/chomcambodforum.htm.

Chad

1.William Blum, Rogue State (Monroe, Maine: Common Courage Press, 2000),
p. 151-152 .

2.Richard Keeble, Crimes Against Humanity in Chad, Znet/Activism
12/4/06http://www.zmag.org/content/print_article.cfm?itemID=11560&sectionID=1).

Chile

1.Parenti, Michael, The Sword and the Dollar (New York, St. Martin’s
Press, 1989) p. 56.

2.William Blum, Rogue State (Monroe, Maine: Common Courage Press, 2000),
p. 142-143.

3.Moreorless: Heroes and Killers of the 20th Century, Augusto Pinochet
Ugarte,

http://www.moreorless.au.com/killers/pinochet.html

4.Associated Press,Pincohet on 91st Birthday, Takes Responsibility for
Regimes’s Abuses, Dayton Daily News 11/26/06

5.Chalmers Johnson, Blowback, The Costs and Consequences of American
Empire (New York: Henry Holt and Company, 2000), p. 18.

China: See Korea

Colombia

1.Chronology of American State Terrorism, p.2

http://www.intellnet.org/resources/american_terrorism/ChronologyofTerror.html).

2.William Blum, Rogue State (Monroe, Maine: Common Courage Press, 2000),
p. 163.

3.Millions Killed by Imperialism Washington Post May 6,
2002)http://www.etext.org./Politics/MIM/rail/impkills.html

4.Gabriella Gamini, CIA Set Up Death Squads in Colombia Times Newspapers
Limited, Dec. 5,
1996,www.edu/CommunicationsStudies/ben/news/cia/961205.death.html).

5.Virtual Truth Commission, 1991

Human Rights Watch Report: Colombia’s Killer Networks–The
Military-Paramilitary Partnership).

Cuba

1.St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture – on Bay of Pigs
Invasionhttp://bookrags.com/Bay_of_Pigs_Invasion.

2.Wikipedia http://bookrags.com/Bay_of_Pigs_Invasion#Casualties.

Democratic Republic of Congo (Formerly Zaire)

1.F. Jeffress Ramsey, Africa (Guilford Connecticut, 1997), p. 85

2. Anup Shaw The Democratic Republic of Congo,
10/31/2003)http://www.globalissues.org/Geopolitics/Africa/DRC.asp)

3.Kevin Whitelaw, A Killing in Congo, U. S. News and World
Reporthttp://www.usnews.com/usnews/doubleissue/mysteries/patrice.htm

4.William Blum, Killing Hope (Monroe, Maine: Common Courage Press, 1995),
p 158-159.

5.Ibid.,p. 260

6.Ibid.,p. 259

7.Ibid.,p.262

8.David Pickering, “World War in Africa, 6/26/02,
www.9-11peace.org/bulletin.php3

9.William D. Hartung and Bridget Moix, Deadly Legacy; U.S. Arms to Africa
and the Congo War, Arms Trade Resource Center, January ,
2000www.worldpolicy.org/projects/arms/reports/congo.htm

Dominican Republic

1.Norman Solomon, (untitled) Baltimore Sun April 26, 2005
http://www.globalpolicy.org/empire/history/2005/0426spincycle.htm
Intervention Spin Cycle

2.Wikipedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Power_Pack

3.William Blum, Killing Hope (Monroe, Maine: Common Courage Press, 1995),
p. 175.

4.Mark Zepezauer, The CIA’S Greatest Hits (Monroe, Maine: Common Courage
Press, 1994), p.26-27.

East Timor

1.Virtual Truth Commission, http://www.geocities.com/~virtualtruth/date4.htm

2.Matthew Jardine, Unraveling Indonesia, Nonviolent Activist, 1997)

3.Chronology of American State
Terrorismhttp://www.intellnet.org/resources/american_terrorism/ChronologyofTerror.html

4.William Blum, Killing Hope (Monroe, Maine: Common Courage Press, 1995),
p. 197.

5.US trained butchers of Timor, The Guardian, London. Cited by The Drudge
Report, September 19, 1999.
http://www.geocities.com/~virtualtruth/indon.htm

El Salvador

1.Robert T. Buckman, Latin America 2003, (Stryker-Post Publications
Baltimore 2003) p. 152-153.

2.William Blum, Rogue State (Monroe, Maine: Common Courage Press, 2000),
p. 54-55.

3.El Salvador,
Wikipediahttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/El_Salvador#The_20th_century_and_beyond)

4.Virtual Truth Commissiion http://www.geocities.com/~virtualtruth/.

Grenada

1.Mark Zepezauer, The CIA’S Greatest Hits (Monroe, Maine: Common Courage
Press, 1994), p. 66-67.

2.Stephen Zunes, The U.S. Invasion of
Grenada,http://wwwfpif.org/papers/grenada2003.html .

Guatemala

1.Virtual Truth Commissiion http://www.geocities.com/~virtualtruth/

2.Ibid.

3.Mark Zepezauer, The CIA’S Greatest Hits (Monroe, Maine: Common Courage
Press, 1994), p.2-13.

4.Robert T. Buckman, Latin America 2003 (Stryker-Post Publications
Baltimore 2003) p. 162.

5.Douglas Farah, Papers Show U.S. Role in Guatemalan Abuses, Washington
Post Foreign Service, March 11, 1999, A 26

Haiti

1.Francois
Duvalier,http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fran%C3%A7ois_Duvalier#Reign_of_terror).

2.Mark Zepezauer, The CIA’S Greatest Hits (Monroe, Maine: Common Courage
Press, 1994), p 87.

3.William Blum, Haiti 1986-1994: Who Will Rid Me of This Turbulent
Priest,http://www.doublestandards.org/blum8.html

Honduras

1.William Blum, Rogue State (Monroe, Maine: Common Courage Press, 2000),
p. 55.

2.Reports by Country: Honduras, Virtual Truth
Commissionhttp://www.geocities.com/~virtualtruth/honduras.htm

3.James A. Lucas, Torture Gets The Silence Treatment, Countercurrents,
July 26, 2004.

4.Gary Cohn and Ginger Thompson, Unearthed: Fatal Secrets, Baltimore Sun,
reprint of a series that appeared June 11-18, 1995 in Jack
Nelson-Pallmeyer, School of Assassins, p. 46 Orbis Books 2001.

5.Michael Dobbs, Negroponte’s Time in Honduras at Issue, Washington Post,
March 21, 2005

Hungary

1.Edited by Malcolm Byrne, The 1956 Hungarian Revoluiton: A history in
Documents November 4,
2002http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB76/index2.htm

2.Wikipedia The Free Encyclopedia,
http://www.answers.com/topic/hungarian-revolution-of-1956

Indonesia

1.Virtual Truth Commission http://www.geocities.com/~virtualtruth/.

2.Editorial, Indonesia’s Killers, The Nation, March 30, 1998.

3.Matthew Jardine, Indonesia Unraveling, Non Violent Activist Sept–Oct,
1997 (Amnesty) 2/7/07.

4.Sison, Jose Maria, Reflections on the 1965 Massacre in Indonesia, p.
5.http://qc.indymedia.org/mail.php?id=5602;

5.Annie Pohlman, Women and the Indonesian Killings of 1965-1966: Gender
Variables and Possible Direction for Research,
p.4,http://coombs.anu.edu.au/SpecialProj/ASAA/biennial-conference/2004/Pohlman-A-ASAA.pdf

6.Peter Dale Scott, The United States and the Overthrow of Sukarno,
1965-1967, Pacific Affairs, 58, Summer 1985, pages
239-264.http://www.namebase.org/scott.

7.Mark Zepezauer, The CIA’S Greatest Hits (Monroe, Maine: Common Courage
Press, 1994), p.30.

Iran

1.Geoff Simons, Iraq from Sumer to Saddam, 1996, St. Martins Press, NY p.
317.

2.Chronology of American State
Terrorismhttp://www.intellnet.org/resources/american_terrorism/ChronologyofTerror.html.

3.BBC 1988: US Warship Shoots Down Iranian
Airlinerhttp://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/default.stm )

Iraq

Iran-Iraq War

1.Michael Dobbs, U.S. Had Key role in Iraq Buildup, Washington Post
December 30, 2002, p A01
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn/A52241-2002Dec29?language=printer

2.Global Security.Org , Iran Iraq War
(1980-1980)globalsecurity.org/military/world/war/iran-iraq.htm.

U.S. Iraq War and Sanctions

1.Ramsey Clark, The Fire This Time (New York, Thunder’s Mouth), 1994, p.31-32

2.Ibid., p. 52-54

3.Ibid., p. 43

4.Anthony Arnove, Iraq Under Siege, (South End Press Cambridge MA 2000).
p. 175.

5.Food and Agricultural Organizaiton, The Children are Dying, 1995 World
View Forum, Internationa Action Center, International Relief Association,
p. 78

6.Anthony Arnove, Iraq Under Siege, South End Press Cambridge MA 2000. p. 61.

7.David Cortright, A Hard Look at Iraq Sanctions December 3, 2001, The
Nation.

U.S-Iraq War 2003-?

1.Jonathan Bor 654,000 Deaths Tied to Iraq War Baltimore Sun , October
11,2006

2.News http://www.unknownnews.net/casualties.html

Israeli-Palestinian War

1.Post-1967 Palestinian & Israeli Deaths from Occupation & Violence May
16, 2006
http://globalavoidablemortality.blogspot.com/2006/05/post-1967-palestinian-israeli-deaths.html)

2.Chronology of American State Terrorism

http://www.intellnet.org/resources/american_terrorism/ChronologyofTerror.html

Korea

1.James I. Matray Revisiting Korea: Exposing Myths of the Forgotten War,
Korean War Teachers Conference: The Korean War, February 9,
2001http://www.truman/library.org/Korea/matray1.htm

2.William Blum, Killing Hope (Monroe, Maine: Common Courage Press, 1995),
p. 46

3.Kanako Tokuno, Chinese Winter Offensive in Korean War – the Debacle of
American Strategy, ICE Case Studies Number 186, May,
2006http://www.american.edu/ted/ice/chosin.htm.

4.John G. Stroessinger, Why Nations go to War, (New York; St. Martin’s
Press), p. 99)

5.Britannica Concise Encyclopedia, as reported in
Answers.comhttp://www.answers.com/topic/Korean-war

6.Exploring the Environment: Korean
Enigmawww.cet.edu/ete/modules/korea/kwar.html)

7.S. Brian Wilson, Who are the Real Terrorists? Virtual Truth
Commissonhttp://www.geocities.com/~virtualtruth/

8.Korean War Casualty Statistics www.century
china.com/history/krwarcost.html)

9.S. Brian Wilson, Documenting U.S. War Crimes in North Korea (Veterans
for Peace Newsletter) Spring, 2002) http://www.veteransforpeace.org/

Laos

1.William Blum Rogue State (Maine, Common Cause Press) p. 136

2.Chronology of American State
Terrorismhttp://www.intellnet.org/resources/american_terrorism/ChronologyofTerror.html

3.Fred Branfman, War Crimes in Indochina and our Troubled National Soul

www.wagingpeace.org/articles/2004/08/00_branfman_us-warcrimes-indochina.htm).

Nepal

1.Conn Hallinan, Nepal & the Bush Administration: Into Thin Air, February
3, 2004

fpif.org/commentary/2004/0402nepal.html.

2.Human Rights Watch, Nepal’s Civil War: the Conflict Resumes, March 2006 )

http://hrw.org/english/docs/2006/03/28/nepal13078.htm.

3.Wayne Madsen, Possible CIA Hand in the Murder of the Nepal Royal Family,
India Independent Media Center, September 25,
2001http://india.indymedia.org/en/2002/09/2190.shtml.

Nicaragua

1.Virtual Truth Commission
http://www.geocities.com/~virtualtruth/.

2.Timeline Nicaragua
www.stanford.edu/group/arts/nicaragua/discovery_eng/timeline/).

3.Chronology of American State Terrorism,
http://www.intellnet.org/resources/american_terrorism/ChronologyofTerror.html.

4.William Blum, Nicaragua 1981-1990 Destabilization in Slow Motion

www.thirdworldtraveler.com/Blum/Nicaragua_KH.html.

5.Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia,
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iran-Contra_Affair.

Pakistan

1.John G. Stoessinger, Why Nations Go to War, (New York: St. Martin’s
Press), 1974 pp 157-172.

2.Asad Ismi, A U.S. – Financed Military Dictatorship, The CCPA Monitor,
June 2002, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
http://www.policyaltematives.ca)www.ckln.fm/~asadismi/pakistan.html

3.Mark Zepezauer, Boomerang (Monroe, Maine: Common Courage Press, 2003),
p.123, 124.

4.Arjum Niaz ,When America Look the Other Way by,

www.zmag.org/content/print_article.cfm?itemID=2821&sectionID=1

5.Leo Kuper, Genocide (Yale University Press, 1981), p. 79.

6.Bangladesh Liberation War , Wikipedia, the Free
Encyclopediahttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bangladesh_Liberation_War#USA_and_USSR)

Panama

1.Mark Zepezauer, The CIA’s Greatest Hits, (Odonian Press 1998) p. 83.

2.William Blum, Rogue State (Monroe, Maine: Common Courage Press, 2000),
p.154.

3.U.S. Military Charged with Mass Murder, The Winds
9/96,www.apfn.org/thewinds/archive/war/a102896b.html

4.Mark Zepezauer, CIA’S Greatest Hits (Monroe, Maine: Common Courage
Press, 1994), p.83.

Paraguay See South America: Operation Condor

Philippines

1.Romeo T. Capulong, A Century of Crimes Against the Filipino People,
Presentation, Public Interest Law Center, World Tribunal for Iraq Trial in
New York City on August 25,2004.
http://www.peoplejudgebush.org/files/RomeoCapulong.pdf).

2.Roland B. Simbulan The CIA in Manila – Covert Operations and the CIA’s
Hidden Hisotry in the Philippines Equipo Nizkor Information – Derechos,
derechos.org/nizkor/filipinas/doc/cia.

South America: Operation Condor

1.John Dinges, Pulling Back the Veil on Condor, The Nation, July 24, 2000.

2.Virtual Truth Commission, Telling the Truth for a Better
Americawww.geocities.com/~virtualtruth/condor.htm)

3.Operation
Condorhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Condor#US_involvement).

Sudan

1.Mark Zepezauer, Boomerang, (Monroe, Maine: Common Courage Press, 2003),
p. 30, 32,34,36.

2.The Black Commentator, Africa Action The Tale of Two Genocides: The
Failed US Response to Rwanda and Darfur, 11 August
2006http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/091706X.shtml.

Uruguay See South America: Operation Condor

Vietnam

1.Mark Zepezauer, The CIA’S Greatest Hits (Monroe, Maine:Common Courage
Press,1994), p 24

2.Casualties – US vs NVA/VC,
http://www.rjsmith.com/kia_tbl.html.

3.Brian Wilson, Virtual Truth Commission
http://www.geocities.com/~virtualtruth/

4.Fred Branfman, U.S. War Crimes in Indochiona and our Duty to Truth
August 26, 2004

www.zmag.org/content/print_article.cfm?itemID=6105&sectionID=1

5.David K Shipler, Robert McNamara and the Ghosts of
Vietnamnytimes.com/library/world/asia/081097vietnam-mcnamara.html

Yugoslavia

1.Sara Flounders, Bosnia Tragedy:The Unknown Role of the Pentagon in NATO
in the Balkans (New York: International Action Center) p. 47-75

2.James A. Lucas, Media Disinformation on the War in Yugoslavia: The
Dayton Peace Accords Revisited, Global Research, September 7, 2005
http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=
viewArticle&code=LUC20050907&articleId=899

3.Yugoslav Wars in 1990s
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yugoslav_wars.

4.George Kenney, The Bosnia Calculation: How Many Have Died? Not nearly as
many as some would have you think., NY Times Magazine, April 23, 1995

http://www.balkan-archive.org.yu/politics/
war_crimes/srebrenica/bosnia_numbers.html)

5.Chronology of American State Terrorism

http://www.intellnet.org/resources/american_terrorism/
ChronologyofTerror.html.

6.Croatian War of Independence, Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Croatian_War_of_Independence

7.Human Rights Watch, New Figures on Civilian Deaths in Kosovo War,
(February 7, 2000) http://www.hrw.org/press/2000/02/nato207.htm.


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