“We came, We saw, We destroyed, We forgot” by William Blum
An updated summary of the charming record of US foreign policy. Since the end of the Second World War, the United States of America has …
1. Attempted to overthrow more than 50 governments, most of which were democratically-elected.
2. Attempted to suppress a populist or nationalist movement in 20 countries.
3. Grossly interfered in democratic elections in at least 30 countries.
4. Dropped bombs on the people of more than 30 countries.
5. Attempted to assassinate more than 50 foreign leaders.
In total: Since 1945, the United States has carried out one or more of the above actions, on one or more occasions, in the following 69 countries (more than one-third of the countries of the world):
If you’re American and aren’t aware of why your government isn’t popular with the rest of the world here is why!
And the majority of Americans still don’t get this? Oh, by the way, for the 37% of Americans that don’t know where they are in the world, that’s you in the centre in plain grey, just below that really big country called Canada. The reason there’s no red shading or black lines or any of that crap is because your government exports its terrorism to the rest of the world in the name of democracy and protecting your freedoms that we’re all so jealous of. But we all should be afraid of Iran, huh?
Come to think of it, one big black explosive symbol needs to be placed right on the spot of the map that marks ground zero. Go figure!