U.S. Currently Fighting 74 Different Wars … That It Will Publicly Admit

And Many More Covert Wars Without Congressional Oversight … Let Alone Public Knowledge

Fire Dog Lake’s Kevin Gosztola notes:

Linda J. Bilmes and Michael D. Intriligator, ask in a recent paper, “How many wars is the US fighting today?”

Today US military operations are involved in scores of countries across all the five continents. The US military is the world’s largest landlord, with significant military facilities in nations around the world, and with a significant presence in Bahrain, Djibouti,Turkey, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Iraq, Afghanistan, Kosovo, and Kyrgyzstan, in addition to long-established bases in Germany, Japan, South Korea, Italy, and the UK.  Some of these are vast, such as the Al Udeid Air Force Base in Qatar, the forward headquarters of the United States Central Command, which has recently been expanded to accommodate up to 10,000 troops and 120 aircraft.

Citing a page at US Central Command’s (CENTCOM) website, they highlight the “areas of responsibility” publicly listed:

The US Central Command (CENTCOM) is active in 20 countries across the Middle Eastern region, and is actively ramping-up military training, counterterrorism programs, logistical support, and funding to the military in various nations. At this point, the US has some kind of military presence in Afghanistan, Bahrain, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, U.A.E., Uzbekistan, and Yemen.

US Africa Command (AFRICOM), according to the paper, “supports military-to-military relationships with 54 African nations.”

[Gosztola points out that the U.S. military is also conducting operations of one kind or another in Syrian, Jordan, South Sudan, Kosovo, Libya, Yemen, the Congo, Uganda, Mali, Niger and other countries.]

Altogether, that makes 74 nations where the US is fighting or “helping” some force in some proxy struggle that has been deemed beneficial by the nation’s masters of war.

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A Congressional Research Service (CRS) provides an accounting of all the publicly acknowledged deployments of US military forces

But those are just the public operations.

Gosztola notes that the covert operations are uncountable:

Beyond that, there are Special Operations forces in countries. Jeremy Scahill in Dirty Wars: The World is a Battlefield, writes, “By mid-2010, the Obama administration had increased the presence of Special Operations forces from sixty countries to seventy-five countries.

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Scahill also reports, based on his own “well-placed special operations sources”:

…[A]mong the countries where [Joint Special Operations Command] teams had been deployed under the Obama administration were: Iran, Georgia, Ukraine, Bolivia, Paraguay, Ecuador, Peru, Yemen, Pakistan (including in Baluchistan) and the Philippines. These teams also at times deployed in Turkey, Belgium, France and Spain. JSOC was also supporting US Drug Enforcement Agency operations in Colombia and Mexico

Since President Barack Obama has been willing to give the go ahead to operations that President George W. Bush would not have approved, operations have been much more aggressive and, presumably, JSOC has been able to fan out and work in way more countries than ever expected.

Global assassinations have been embraced by the current administration, opening the door to night raids, drone strikes, missile attacks where cluster bombs are used, etc. Each of these operations, as witnessed or experienced by the civilian populations of countries, potentially inflame and increase the number of areas in the world where there are conflict zones.

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The world is literally a battlefield with conflicts being waged by the US (or with the “help” of the US). And, no country is off-limits to US military forces.

Of course, JSOC is not accountable to Congress … let alone the public:

JSOC operates outside the confines of the traditional military and even beyond what the CIA is able to do.

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But it goes well beyond the war zones. In concert with the Executive’s new claims on extra-judicial assassinations via drone strikes, even if the target is an American citizen, JSOC goes around the world murdering suspects without the oversight of a judge or, god forbid, granting those unfortunate souls the right to defend themselves in court against secret, evidence-less government decrees about their guilt. As Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Seymour Hersh said at a speaking event in 2009:

Congress has no oversight of it. It’s an executive assassination ring essentially, and it’s been going on and on and on.

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There are legal restrictions on what the CIA can do in terms of covert operations. There has to be a finding, the president has to notify at least the “Gang of Eight” [leaders of the intelligence oversight committees] in Congress. JSOC doesn’t have to do any of that. There is very little accountability for their actions. What’s weird is that many in congress who’d be very sensitive to CIA operations almost treat JSOC as an entity that doesn’t have to submit to oversight. It’s almost like this is the president’s private army, we’ll let the president do what he needs to do.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/NewtonsBob Bob Kavanagh

    We’re #1

    • Susan Campbell

      Nice to see JC.

  • wunsacon

    If Murdoch News wanted to “get to the bottom of” what happened in Benghazi, ultimately this is the kind of discussion they’d have to have. I know they’ll never do it. That’s why their bullshit is so annoying.

    • wunsacon

      To add to this:

      >> That’s why their bullshit is so annoying.

      Instead of them acting “crazy”, I guess I prefer they roll over and play dumb like CNN. ;-)

      • Sparky McFarland

        Or H. Clinton.

  • Carpenter13

    Very informative story, thank you!

    You know, the U.S. government never allows national referendums. The
    people are kept silent. But let’s say there was a national referendum on
    this issue:

    (1) Should the U.S. government keep a military base in Kyrgyzstan, or should that money be used domestically instead?

    At least 80 percent of people would choose to use the money for the
    American people instead. But the government needs to control the Middle
    East, and therefore also Central Asia, to prevent Middle Eastern nations
    from giving support to the Palestinian armed resistance. That is the
    one deciding factor in everything Washington does in the Middle East.

    They will support the oppressive tyrants in Saudi Arabia, Egypt,
    Tunisia, Algeria, Yemen, Bahrain etc, on condition that they keep quiet
    about Palestine. But they will attack the democratic Iran because that
    country has given money to the Shia Hezbollah in Lebanon (which fought
    back when Israel invaded Lebanon to attack Palestinian PLO camps and
    started killing the poor Shias who lived close to the camps and did
    business with them.)

    President Hussein loved the U.S., he was anti-Islamist … but he had
    given money to the families of Palestinian suicide bombers. And so the
    Israeli lobby wanted Iraq invaded.

    For or against Israel. Against or for the Palestinians. That is the
    one deciding factor in whether a Middle Eastern country will be
    tolerated or sanctioned and attacked. And THAT is why all these military
    bases have slowly expanded over the Middle East.

    It is not because of oil. The Arabs have oil, but they are all too
    willing to sell it to the West. The U.S. oil lobby is pro-Arab and
    pro-peace, war is bad for business.

    • pragmatron

      Why would the US government have a national referendum – It’s a federal government there fore the states elected representatives vote on your state views of national issues. A state referendum to decide a state’s position on it, yes, okay. But a national referendum which would overrule the political positions of the elected representatives would seem a bit unconstitutional…
      And may I remind you that this website’s security notices state: “Rather than trying to subvert the constitution, we are calling for its enforcement”.

      So there might be a reason why there are no referendums in the USA. Maybe you should do your homework prior to your next rant.

      • Korky_Day

        Pragmatron seems to have skipped the homework of learning that the USA could amend its constitution to bring it up to world standards, that is, with national referenda, which would be a small step toward making the USA a democracy.

        • Brillante

          A true democracy would have every citizen voting on every decision the government ever made. That is why we are a constitutional republic. we elect representatives and senators to represent the main population in the House and Senate. These representatives are supposed to support and represent the will of the people in their districts. They are voted in by a “majority” vote. So the referendum is technically done via proxy of the representatives that we have chosen by a majority to represent our areas of the U.S.

          • Korky_Day

            Not working out in the USA, is it? Study the Swiss way.

      • jereme robert

        why would the us have a referendum DUHHJRRR

        • Korky_Day

          Please use English.

    • Speck

      WHERE do your figures come from? Are you sure 80% of taxpaying Americans would rather spend it on the American people? Maybcke some of them actually have an acute understanding of geopolitics, appreciate cheap gas, have actually fought in a war and therefore don’t make decisions based on conversations they had while sharing a spliff.

      • ghost_0351

        They should put this on the “Move to America” posters.

        “We’ll kill countless foreigners to make sure you have cheap gas”.

        • http://www.facebook.com/tim.mullins.5686 Tim Mullins

          Cheap gas? You’re kidding, right? Every time I hear somebody trying to link this to oil I wind up spending an hour explaining why it’s not about oil, but power.

          By the way, just so everybody knows ….. JSOC is fully accountable. They are no black budget entity. But while the author chose the wrong target, they did identify a very real threat. I just wish the press would check their stories better these days.

        • Dennis R

          shut up….without oil you’d be begging to invade another country….even if i bet you were to drive a hybrid or electro car…you would BEG to go invade a country to get oil…which=gas for our whole nation (alaska drilling aint going to be enough). Whats the big deal about fighting arab fanatics for oil?? they’d use it for weapons against us FOR SURE…they admit it on AP and Al Jazeera almost weekly. Its not conjecture…this is fact…look it up. Algeria, Mali, EVEN EGYPT!!!…let alone Libya, Nigeria, etc…so get over yourselves. War has been about resources before…and sometimes the jihadist-run governments against USAFRICOM deserve to be handled.

          • Meowz

            You sir are an absolute baffoon who will obviously die out while the rest of humanity evolves

          • Brillante

            or the oil companies and auto industries would be forced to relent and make energy efficient vehicles that do not rely on oil.

      • http://www.facebook.com/patrick.radomsky Patrick Radomsky

        Sharing a spliff or cheap gas…hmmm, let me see.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Samuel-Sprayberry/100000654668408 Samuel Sprayberry

      You want to know how to stop America from being in wars? Simple, have EVERY male over the age of 18 be in the military, no matter what. Sweden does this. That is the reason Sweden is neutral:The men have no reason to do die for a Somali. And this includes having bill gates in the military. And going to school will not excuse you from service.

  • Washington76

    It continues: The Boston Bombing Coverup Continues – 3 More People Framed

  • EarlyMedievalSerf

    This is not my government.

    • gungho jon

      Exactly. Mine neither. This isn’t even my country. I am from earth, not a specific area of it. And yes, a military presence in a country dos equal a war punt face. A war of coercion. This ussa is merely about being bullying and terrorizing the whole world:
      http://rathbonezvizionz.wordpress.com/2013/05/03/enemies-amongst-us/

      • Richard

        Your a piece of shit, no one is being bullied. Where u from Russia? And u are in the US, love it or leave it, i hate scum bags, who will not fight for there beliefs, in that i mean ur life, what good has any other country done for the world besides the UK and Israel. Nothing. We do what we do, because if you know anything about history we saved the world twice! So spair me with that bully and terrorism bullshit. My last words are kiss my red white and blue ass oh and i am a American Mexican.

        • James

          Richard from North Carolina? O-O

        • Robert Barsocchini

          Throughout the world, on any given day, a man, woman, or child is likely to be displaced, tortured, killed or “disappeared”, at the hands of governments or armed political groups. More often than not, the United States shares the blame. – Amnesty International, 1996

        • Calder

          When have you ever seen outside the sanctuary that is the united states? It’s hard to be “good” or “civilized” when your children are raped and tortured to death, and all they can see is American soldiers and terrorists combined. They don’t have schooling, they don’t have food, and they have not rights, and all they know is what the people around them say. Im not saying that U.S troops are corrupt, but I do think we should approach things differently

          • Psuedo

            The problem here is not coming from the troops, rather the chaim of command. America has one of yhe worlds most restrained armies, unless they are instructed otherwise. You could park a battalion of men in yhe middle of an iranian orphanage and there’d be no problems (military people are people too) but tell them to destroy that orphanage and they’ll do it. Not because they are sadistic or power mad but because the chain of command dictates they do so. Complain about politicians not the grunts that die for us.

        • FlyOnWall

          US bullies the world, get used to it.

  • http://ifthethunderdontgetya.blogspot.com/ ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®©
    • wunsacon

      Although I consider us a plutocracy rather than a communist country, I nevertheless prefer chanting USSA! USSA! USSA! to mock our “police state” qualities. ;-)

      • changling

        American Reich would be closer.

    • colinjames71

      We’re #1 in child birth mortality. I knew we could do it!

  • http://www.facebook.com/wwlee4411 William Lee

    “Sequestration?”

  • gragor11a

    The Industrial Military Oil Complex has consumed the vast majority of the world’s available resources. Is it any wonder there is such poverty in this world?

    It was an interesting experiment in humanity, but as they were not capable of controlling their capacity to kill, the experiment ended as a dismal failure.

  • Puntface

    How does a military presence equal a war? Answer: it doesn’t and this article represents the easiest way to misrepresent facts to support your agenda. So much for unbiased reporting.

    • Son Of Liberty

      Really, it represents the ability to ‘threaten to make war’.

      Only a nation bent upon occupation established ‘Garrisons’ – I’d refer you to the epic movie ‘Braveheart’ to view the purpose of a Garrison.

      In this case, of Britain’s in the sovereign nation of Scotland, and it’s sole purpose is to project military police power & domination over other lands.

      In no sense have myself, my children or my neighbors been asked whether they want to be taxed or regulated to support the military domination of other lands.

      Actually, I suppose those who uncritically support the military & have unGodly fear of ‘dark swarthy furenirs’, do sort of lend their support.

      But, nevertheless, the Constitution of the US gives no power to the Executive branch to direct covert war.

      So, puntface, I guess you’ll have to PUNT, on your historically & factually incorrect answer !

      The nice thing is that God alone is Sovereign (see Psalm 2, 110, 149 & Matthew 28:18-20) and is in the business of overthrowing Tyrants – the USA Fed Gov might dominate the Earth at this moment, but that moment is fleeting & fading.

      We & our children are REFUSING to bow allegiance to this false god – be it under the
      ‘leadership’ of the Demopublicans or the Republicrats – the two false faces of decepton presented to us, to divide us.

      May the LORD be glorified and the original, limited Lawful government – Self Government, under Him, be re-established in this land.

      We’ll be starting in Texas…..meet us in the middle !

      Son of Liberty !

      • changling

        Theocracy isn’t about liberty. I would not like to see an even more religious leader than our president. Too much so.

        Beware the Plutocrats bearing gifts and preachers.

    • http://www.facebook.com/patrick.radomsky Patrick Radomsky

      Ok…how fast do you think the drums of war would beat here if the Chinese built permanent bases in Mexico? Do you think the blood and treasure squandered uh these 60 or so countries are so YOU can have a better shot at happiness? Didn’t think so.

  • Kropotkin

    Isn’t it enough to point out the fact that US forces are deployed, openly or secretly, to virtually every corner and end of the Earth at a time when employment, healthcare and the rule of law in this country are in shambles? And that meanwhile, the kleptocratic pigs keep squealing for more and more austerity for everything but their own troughs and for the authority to kill or imprison anyone on Earth for any (secret) reason? It just isn’t necessary to stretch the facts to claim that every deployment qualifies as an active “war”, and it will immediately turn off anyone who isn’t already singing in the choir.

    • Jude

      You don’t need to make up the term “kleptocratic”. It’s capitalism, and capitalism is what we need to fight.

      • AntieQ

        Capitalism does not exist in a vacuum. It is a human construct that we can choose to construct as we see fit. We just need for human people to wrest control of it from the “corporation people” and make the rules fair for all people.

    • poontofview

      Kropotkin, I think you’ve pointed out exactly what the U.S. Government/Military agenda is, to take complete control of the world. There’s one main problem which is the U.S. is so arrogant and egotistical it will end up destroying itself, because the American people are pulling their support from the U.S. Military Machine more and more as each day passes and there will be a point where the U.S. Government/Military is standing alone with very little to no support from the American people. At this point will be the biggest conflict between the American People and the U.S. Government and there’s a strong possibility the People will move to retake control of the Government which is rightfully ours in the first place. I hope I’m still around to witness this event.

  • goingnowherefast

    Latter stage empire is an ugly thing to behold. Let us hope it collapses before it can take the whole world down with it.

    • changling

      You are mistaken. We are seeing the latter stage Republic falling into empire. Similar to what the Roman republic did. External empire and shaky Republic. Both can’t exist for long one or both must fall. I see the Republic falling into full Plutocratic empire mode.

      • http://www.facebook.com/tim.mullins.5686 Tim Mullins

        Correction, some faction was moving to turn this republic into an empire. For the moment, they seem to have been caught. If the public would wise up and exercise their voting right, this probably would have never came up. Something funny about those people who never vote …….. in the last election they all turned up registered. In this county at least. So the bogeyman doesn’t have us yet. But he did just get way too close for comfort.

        • Brillante

          Manifest Destiny stopped at the Hawaiian Islands. The U.S. foreign policy is not about creating and building empires such as the past, the U.S. is focused more on influential imperialism if anything. Though they have been using hard power since 2001, the general consensus is of soft power using economic politics to create influence among other nations. As we saw in Iraq and Afghanistan, War does not lead to stability. It is better for the U.S. to have controlled stability where they can influence the politics of other States than Chaos

  • http://media.nola.com/tpphotos/photo/9346409-standard.jpg bondmen

    The military industrial complex is firmly ensconced in the District of Corruption. One ought ask who it is that benefits from these vast and continual expenditures of men and material. Why has the Founders’ prescient admonition to not get entangled in foreign alliances been so thoroughly ignored by both so called political parties? More on domestic Constitutional abuse by an out of control federal government can be found at The War on Guns and Sipsey Street Irregulars.

  • changling

    This is the face of the govt to come. One run totally by the plutocrats who already own or have their agents in office up to the President who is one himself. He is not to be messed with. Even so he is portrayed as if he is an ACLU Liberal which is far from the truth.

    Just imagine us with a Chinese presence including military bases and drones armed and being used to kill suspected “terrorists” with no accounting. That is the USA in all these countries at varying levels. In Yemen the Yemeni president tries to hide US drone kills as being done by the Yemeni military.

    With 600,000 strong special forces they are reputed to be in 120 countries and want to be in all of them eventually. Sooner or later either the external empire will break or our damaged Republic will.

  • NeilBJ

    People still get weepy-eyed when they think of the soldiers who died defending our freedoms — or so they think. As one writer asked, “How does killing brown-skinned people in other countries protect our freedoms?”

    • airman123

      youre a worthless piece of shit if you do not support the Military and all the sacrafices that they have made. Had it not been for them fuck ups like you could not sit on your computer all day. Without our Military, we would be under British rule right now, and the fact that an American citizen would even hint that our soldiers do not deserve the utmost respect, especially our fallen, should get the fuck out of our country, cause you are nothing more than a waste of space

      • NeilBJ

        If you’re talking about the Revolutionary War, that is one war I support. We did fight that one to preserve our freedom. Most of the wars we have fought have been aggressive wars of intervention, which I do not support. A number of them we have entered based on lies the presidents told.

        Tell me what we have gained by our 10 year war in Iraq and the war in Afghanistan. Soldiers and civilians needlessly killed and for what?

  • PappyYokum

    War is the health of the state. The U.S.A. is the healthiest state in all human history.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Samantha-Adams/100002248335491 Samantha Adams

    SAVE AMERICA NOW ARREST BRIGADE

    “When the representative body have lost the confidence of their
    constituents, when they have notoriously made sale of their most
    valuable rights, when they have assumed to themselves powers which
    the people never put into their hands, then indeed their continuing
    in office becomes dangerous to the State, and calls for an exercise
    of the power of dissolution.” ~ Thomas Jefferson

    “If ever time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall possess the
    seats in Government, our country will stand in need of its patriots
    to its ruin.” ~ Samuel Adams (1780)

    We The People will meet at the Capitol Building in Washington DC on September 12, 2013
    at 11 a.m. to make a mass citizens arrest on every member of congress
    - both the house and senate, the Vice President and President and the
    supreme court justices for TREASON against the United States of
    America.

    With the AID of local law enforcement We The People
    will read formal charges of treason against each and every one of
    them and then each will be arrested and given due process. UNLIKE
    what Mr. Obama and congress has stolen from many US citizens -
    killing by drone is one – NO ONE is judge, jury and executioner!

    We The People as American citizens have every right to make a citizens
    arrest if we see a crime being committed or know of a crime that has
    been committed and OUR elected officials are not holding their oaths
    to uphold and protect the U.S. Constitution and they no longer
    represent the people and doing so is TREASON and they must be held
    accountable.

    IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO HELP OR COMMENT -
    ladyliberty245@rocketmail.com

    Thanks Fellow
    Americans!

    https://www.facebook.com/events/211694208972279/?fref=ts

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Samantha-Adams/100002248335491 Samantha Adams

    SAVE AMERICA NOW ARREST BRIGADE

    “When
    the representative body have lost the confidence of their
    constituents, when they have notoriously made sale of their most
    valuable rights, when they have assumed to themselves powers which
    the people never put into their hands, then indeed their continuing
    in office becomes dangerous to the State, and calls for an exercise
    of the power of dissolution.” ~ Thomas Jefferson

    “If
    ever time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall possess the
    seats in Government, our country will stand in need of its patriots
    to its ruin.” ~ Samuel Adams (1780)

    We The People will
    meet at the Capitol Building in Washington DC on September 12, 2013
    at 11 a.m. to make a mass citizens arrest on every member of congress
    - both the house and senate, the Vice President and President and the
    supreme court justices for TREASON against the United States of
    America.

    With the AID of local law enforcement We The People
    will read formal charges of treason against each and every one of
    them and then each will be arrested and given due process. UNLIKE
    what Mr. Obama and congress has stolen from many US citizens -
    killing by drone is one – NO ONE is judge, jury and executioner!

    We
    The People as American citizens have every right to make a citizens
    arrest if we see a crime being committed or know of a crime that has
    been committed and OUR elected officials are not holding their oaths
    to uphold and protect the U.S. Constitution and they no longer
    represent the people and doing so is TREASON and they must be held
    accountable.

    IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO HELP OR COMMENT -
    ladyliberty245@rocketmail.com

    Thanks Fellow
    Americans!

    https://www.facebook.com/events/211694208972279/?fref=ts

    • qbert

      It is January year 2014. There was no report of citizen’s arrests. American citizens are currently under authoritarian rule. We are no longer a free nation. We are waiting for the implementation of FEMA Camp re-education/relocation. America as we knew it-freedom, opportunity, individual rights, semi-justice–is effectively dead. The laws implemented by the ruling government have ensured the enslavement of current populations and all subsequent. Obama has signed agreement with China to render American territories to them as debt will not be paid by deadline. Communist China will legally colonize American homeland. Our descendants, both citizen and undocumented, will be slaves, homeless, abused in the land of their fathers.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bob-Marshall/100001163952013 Bob Marshall

    Our tax dollars at work.

  • Gabriel

    The war mongering U.S. corporate government empire
    needs to be defeated by humanity before it inflicts any more harm and damage.
    There are many more covert wars without Congressional oversight or public
    knowledge. It would be in all countries best interests to expel their CIA
    controlled embassies, any U.S. military bases and installations and all U.S.
    citizens. Then institute major economic sanctions and a global boycott of all
    U.S. based products and commerce. Totally isolate and bankrupt the U.S. until
    they are rendered harmless and have reformed their corrupt political and legal
    systems.

    Yes, it’s wishful thinking but at some point in the
    near future the rest of the world may realize nearly too late the U.S. empire is
    the primary threat to world peace and the environment and decide to collectively
    act in self defence.

    • Brillante

      Gabriel, I would LOVE to see what happens to the World if the U.S. were reduced to the parameters you have indicated. If the U.S. can get off oil and create their own clean energy, They can cease providing aid to all other nations even humanitarian Let the world sort its own problems out. In fact there is a documentary on Netflix about what would most likely happen The world without US.

      • FlyOnWall

        but they cannot because the oil barons run the US, so your point is moot

  • sk1951

    Every country that has attempted to take over the world has failed. America will fail also. We have lost the Republic.

    • თეთრი დრაკონების

      Not yet.

  • http://twitter.com/iResistDe4iAm iResistDe4iAm

    U.S. Currently Fighting 74 Different Wars

    The US will reluctantly withdraw from all its global wars when it starts its 75th war, the US Civil War II.

  • mzungu writes

    So what we have is an un-authorized, constitutionally unqualified Islamic president waging a turf war for Islamic buddies on a global scale. This in turn causes us and allies to be attacked to where we will grow to resemble Syria and its wreckage. Obama sees himself as a messiah that will bring about an Islamic one world government of which the bible mentions. Whereby a statue will be built in Obama’s honor that a simple seagull will poop on his head. Oh now I understand.

    Instead of having a male humanoid with an ambition to own a Harley-Davidson and an RV when he retires we have one bent on world domination.

    This is a very informative story that I will share with my bro.

    • Jö Miller

      “Islamic one world government of which the bible mentions”
      Care to cite the chapter and verse?

  • NFL Madness

    The horror DICK-tator Obama does in our name is absolutely disgusting.

  • Sakit

    and we cant come up with a single reason to invade canada?

  • Richard

    I just got out the USAF, after ten years of service and have been to alot of these places. But ten of these countries have been mentioned twice and so counted twice, and to call our government may i add the greatest government on this planet, regardless of what u say there are just something you or anybody else needs to know for the greater good. I am not a fan of this administration by any means, but please quit miss informing people.

  • Brillante

    So according to this, if there are any U.S. soldiers deployed ANYWHERE in the World even if they are legally in a country on top of a mountain observing weather conditions, they are still considered, at war? Our military bases in England, Italy, and Germany are considered at war with those countries? Given the U.S. offers many secret missions around the world some good some bad, some legal, some not legal, but to say that every soldier deployed over seas is at war? Sounds like someone is fantasizing a bit about how bad they perceive the U.S.

  • Keith Smooth Lefebvre

    “What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans and the homeless,
    whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of
    totalitarianism or in the holy name of liberty or democracy?”


    Mahatma Gandhi

  • flila

    Where’s Libya?

  • Doug

    I’m sorry but whoever contributed to this article is sadly mistaken about 74 wars. You named two of the nine Unified Combatant Commands and guess what, the countries you listed fall under those Combatant Commands responsibility. Just because these Commands are responsible for these countries does not mean there is a war going on in each one. These Commands work with the Ambassador’s of each country to keep up with public relations in each nation and to assist with problems as they arise. Again, this does not mean there is a war going on in every country in Africa and every country in the Middle East, and or Central Asia.

  • sotiredofthebs

    This is not the America that I emigrated to 24 years ago. I originally from South Africa. I am considering moving back there.

 

 

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