- Aug 12, 2006
stevebaby said:Foot fault actually...you put it in your mouth again.
BTW,I'm not English...and I'm not your friend. Can't you get anything
OK...so I'm a drunk.Tomorrow I'll be sober and you'll still be a fool.
So...for the benefit of the slow learner who is holding the whole class back...I'll start back at the beginning with one of the three examples previously cited.
Despite Billy-bub's attempt to divert the issue from whether the US has committed acts of aggressive war to the size of the war...as if that made any difference...the fact is that the US attacked the Republic of the Philippines.
The Republic of the Philippines declared independence on the 12th of June,1898.
Us troops invaded the Philippines on the 14th of August,1898. In January 1899 the first Filipino President was declared and the Americans attacked a month later.
4,324 American soldiers were killed in the subsequent war.16,000 Filipino soldiers were killed and civilian deaths have been estimated to be from 250,000 to1,000,000. The population of the Philippines was estimated to be 7 million at the time of the American invasion.
So,more American troops were killed in the Philippine war than in the first and second Oil Wars and the War in Afghanistan combined.The Philippines could not possibly have been a threat to the security of the US. By any standard,that makes it an "aggressive war"...a war crime. It was not the only war crime...the war was notable for the killing of unarmed prisoners by US troops,the use of concentration camps and...the use of "water torture" by US troops. Sound familiar?
Getting back to whether the US government regards wars as "major" or not is beside the point.War is not defined by the number of casualties.War is defined by the act of aggression against another country.
The Philippines war was an act of aggression by the US against the Philippines Republic.
Many American officers and soldiers referred to it as "a ****er-killing business".
Game still over...you said 100 years. 1898 believe it or not....was more than 100 years ago and I am only going by the parameters that YOU set.
Also...it isn't the US government that determined them to be major...it is historians in general....of which many likely contributed to YOUR link.
He shoots....he scores....again.
If we want to open it up beyond 100 years my drunken non friend...then I guess we could open it up to the bloodletting that took place in Europe back in the day. That would dwarf anything America might have done.
This is fun.