Lucky 20 ?!?!
It might be interesting to note
that since the Second World War, the US government has bombed 20
countries: China in 1945-46 and again in 1950-53, Korea in 1950-53,
Guatemala in 1954, 1960, and 1967-69, Indonesia in 1958, Vietnam in
1961-73, Congo in 1964, Laos in 1964-73, Peru in 1965, Cambodia in
1969-70, El Salvador throughout the 1980s, Nicaragua throughout the
1980s, Lebanon in 1983-84, Grenada in 1983, Bosnia in 1985, Libya in
1986, Panama in 1989, Iraq in 1991-20??, Sudan in 1998, Former Yugoslavia
in 1999, and Afghanistan in 1998 and 2002.
"What might be the effect upon the American psyche if
the true-believers were compelled to witness the
consequences of the past half-century of US foreign
policy close up? What if all the nice, clean-cut,
wholesome American boys who dropped an infinite tonnage
of bombs, on a dozen different countries, on people they
knew nothing about - characters in a video game - had to
come down to earth and look upon and smell the burning
flesh?" From the book 'Killing Hope: U.S. Military and
CIA Interventions Since World War II' by William Blum.
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