Global Research, September 14, 2021Internationalist 360 11 September 2021
After the atomic bombing of Japan, the U.S. dropped powerful, more sophisticated deadly bombs.
It is 20 years since the criminal attack on the Twin Towers in New York and the world’s mass media remember those unique and unthinkable acts with justified pain and dismay.
However, while they forget and gloss over the horrendous crimes of the U.S. empire throughout history, they beat their chests. It is as if the innocent deaths of other nations do not have the same value as the citizens of the United States of America (USA).
Let us also remember from the most recent history, the countries bombed by the USA, after the abhorrent attack with atomic bombs against the civilian population of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on August 6 and 9, 1945. Thus ended the Second World War and provoked the surrender of Japan.
These powerful bombings, never before or since carried out by any power, were ordered by Harry S. Truman, President of the United States. It is estimated that around 150 to 200 thousand people were killed.Video: The Hiroshima and Nagasaki Film They Didn’t Want You to See
Tens of thousands more were burned by radiation and seriously injured, suffering from terminal illnesses such as cancer. The entire Japanese citizenry was traumatized by this barbaric imperial act, unprecedented in the history of mankind.
After the atomic bombing of Japan, the USA dropped powerful, more sophisticated but deadly bombs on this list of countries, causing millions of deaths and injuries.
No exact official figures are known, but in Vietnam and Iraq alone it is estimated that more than a million people died, mostly defenseless people and civilians.
More than 30 nations have been bombed by the U.S. between 1950 and 2021:
- Korea and China- 1950 to 1953
- Indonesia- 1958
- Cuba 1959-1961
- Guatemala- 1960
- Congo- 1964
- Laos 1964 to 1973
- Vietnam-1961 to 1973
- Cambodia-1969 and 1970
- Guatemala- 1967 and 1969
- Grenada- 1983
- Lebanon- 1983 and 1984
- Libya- 1986
- El Salvador- 1980
- Nicaragua- 1980
- Iran- 1987
- Panama- 1989
- Iraq- 1991 (Persian Gulf)
- Kuwait- 1991
- Somalia- 1993
- Bosnia- 1994 and 1995
- Sudan- 1998
- Afghanistan- 1998
- Yugoslavia- 1999
- Yemen- 2002
- Iraq- 1991 to 2003
- Iraq- 2003 to 2015
- Pakistan- 2007 to 2015
- Somalia- 2007 to 2011
- Yemen- 2009 to 2011
- Libya- 2011 to 2015
- Syria- 2014 to 2016
The lives of all human beings have the same value and imperial barbarism has a first and last name. Nature has also suffered the onslaught of the US military-industrial-financial complex.
In truth, it is a disgusting business that has left more than a trillion dollars in profits in Afghanistan alone.
Let us not be fooled by the crocodile tears of rulers manipulated by big capital. They have no morals to accuse anyone when they are the main cause of the pain and suffering of millions of people, innocent victims of their wars.
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