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Submitted by JustMe (United States), Mar 7, 2006 at 21:47

I thought you might need some help on this looooooooong list of American 'atrocities'. I guess
we're arguing with a guy who would love to live in a communist world. I got tired after eight.

1. China 1945-46 U.S. assists China because Japan was invading China.

2. Korea 1950-53 U.S. assists South Korea because North Korea invaded South Korea.

3. China 1950-53 U.S. assists S. Korea against China and North Korea's invasion

4. Guatemala 1954 U.S. assists overthrow of Arbenz due to Communist threat (Guatemala's military and private sector believed that Arbenz represented a Communist threat and supported his overthrow.)

5. Indonesia 1958 U.S. tried to prevent spread of communism by helping insurgents against Sukarno, but was unsuccessful. Now that he's dead, Indonesia has its hand out to the U.S., needing help now because Sukarno's communism made Indonesia a very poor place to exist. This will just cost us more money for not getting the job done in the first place.

6. Cuba 1959-60 U.S. President Eisenhower approves a covert action plan against Cuba designed to overthrow Castro (another communist pig). The plan includes:
a) the termination of sugar purchases
b) the end of oil deliveries
c) continuation of the arms embargo in effect since mid-1958
d) the organization of a paramilitary force of Cuban exiles to invade the island.

7. Guatemala 1960 U.S. provides B-26 bombers to bomb rebel bases in Guatemala
8. Belgian Congo 1964 U.S. rescues 1,600 European hostages taken by Simba Rebels

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