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April 18, 2018

TEHRAN- This is a special report by the Tehran Times of the 58 wars launched by the 20 U.S. presidents since 1900. Since World War II, the U.S. has killed an estimated 23 million people worldwide.

Harry S. Truman – Democrat (1945 –1953)

The United States detonates the world's first atomic bomb nicknamed the "Gadget” at a test site in New Mexico on July 16, 1945.

With the aim of ending the Japanese Empire, on August 6, an American B-29s dropped Little Boy, an uranium gun-type bomb, on Hiroshima. Three days later, on August 9, a Fat Man plutonium implosion-type bomb was dropped by another B-29 on Nagasaki. During the bombing, hundreds of thousands died instantly. More than 10,000 people lost lives in 1947 during the Chinese-backed Chiang Kai-shek repression (in China), with the full support of the U.S.

Dwight D. Eisenhower – Republican (1953 –1961)
The coup d'état of August 28, 1332 (August 19, 1953) was shaping up in Iran. In July 1954, a popular government in Guatemala was overthrown by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and under the presidency of Eisenhower. In July 1958, the U.S. Navy occupied Lebanon. In the late 1960s, the United States deployed 20,000 troops to occupy parts of the Dominican Republic that lasted until 1965. In 1960 America launched the Vietnam War.

John F. Kennedy – Democrat (1961-1963)
In 1962, the United States again threatened Guatemala with military intervention. In the same year, the United States was getting its troops prepared and subsequently found a military presence in Thailand.

Lyndon B. Johnson – Democrat (1963-1969)
In 1963, the United States with the cooperation of Belgian troops intervened indirectly in the Congo and with the help of domestic actors such as President Musa Chombeh (Patrice Lumumba) overthrew the Congolese government.
In 1964, the United States occupied the country with a re-invasion of Panama. In August 1964, the United States invaded and attacked North Vietnam. In 1965, the United States intervened in Indonesia plotted a coup d’état there.

Richard Nixon – Republican (1969-1974)
In 1969, when the Vietnam War broke out in Cambodia, Nixon dispatched the U.S. Army to Cambodia. In 1971, America supported and led the Bolivian coup. On September 11, 1973, the elected Salvador Allende government in Chile was overthrown by a military coup orchestrated by the CIA.
Allende was killed and more than 30,000 people died in subsequent violence. In 1973, the United States overthrew the government in a military coup in Uruguay. In 1974, with the direct intervention of the CIA, the United States overthrew Marquis in Cyprus through a coup.

Jimmy Carter – Democrat (177-1981)
In 1980, the United States created a military coup in South Korea. In September 1980, the U.S. also led a military coup in Turkey. In May 1980, following the victory of the Islamic Revolution in Iran and the occupation of the U.S. embassy, Washington began to intervene in Iran’s affairs in attempts to release U.S. hostages, which failed in Tabas.

Ronald Wilson Reagan – Republican (1981-1989)
In 1981, the CIA and U.S. Army clashed with revolutionaries in the battle of their beloved state in El Salvador. The war continued until 1992. In 1981, the CIA contributed financial and military assistance to the Contrasts against the Sandinistas. This support lasted nine years.
In September 1982, American troops arrived in Lebanon in the aftermath of the assassination of President Bashir Gemayel in Lebanon. In the same year Beirut was occupied by U.S. troops. On April 14, 1986, the U.S. Air Force attacked five Libyan military bases near Tripoli and Benghazi. On July 3, 1988, the U.S. Navy shot down an Iranian airliner flying over the Persian Gulf.

George Herbert Walker Bush – Republican (1989-1993)
In the first year of George Herbert Walker Bush’s presidency,  U.S. Army forces occupied Panama during Operation Just Cause. On January 17, 1991, Bush’s cabinet attacked Iraq to liberate Kuwait from Saddam Hussein.
 In December 1992, the United States launched an operation to support the outgoing president of Somali and to crack down on dissidents.

Bill Clinton – Democrat (1993-2001)
In 1993, the CIA created a unit inside the agency tasked with interfering in the elections of other countries. In this unit, the “open” factions of the United States have significant names such as Paul Wolfowitz (Deputy Secretary of Defense) and Mark Grossman (Under Secretary of State). This unit, known as the electorate, makes many interventions in world states, especially in Third World countries.
On February 17, 1993, the CIA assassinated General Commander of the Gendarmerie Gen. Ashraf Bethleys who had publicly objected to the establishment of a U.S.-led Iraqi government in Iraq.

In 1995, the U.S. entered the Balkans with other peacekeepers after having kept silent on the Balkan massacre and Serbian genocide in 1991. However, after a while, Washington left the region unambiguously and provided a platform for genocide (especially Muslims from Bosnia, Herzegovina and Kosovo).
In 1999, during the coup d'état of Pervez Musharraf in Pakistan, the U.S. clearly backed Pakistan.

In August 1998, the U.S. targeted Khartoum with 75 cruise missiles. In September 1994, American troops entered Haiti to change the ruling body.  InDecember 1998, the U.S. and the United Kingdom (UK) conducted a bombing operation called “Sahara Fox Operation”, after United Nations personnel left Baghdad, to destroy Saddam's biological, nuclear and chemical weapons’ program.

George Walker Bush - Republican (2001 – 2009)
The attack on Afghanistan began on October 7, 2001, on the pretext of fighting Al-Qaeda. The U.S. and its allies attacked Iraq in March 2003 on the ground to disarm the Ba'ath regime. All the post-assault control agencies stated that there was no evidence of WMD. The number of Iraqi people killed is estimated at up to a million.
In April 2002, the Bush administration supported a coup in Venezuela against President Hugo Chavez. In November 2003, Washington won with its support (the Orange Revolution) in Georgia.

In December 2004, following the crisis in Ukraine, Leonid Kuchma's government was overthrown by a U.S.-led velvet revolution. In 2004, the United States announced its public support for assassination of senior Palestinian resistance leaders by assassination squads under the leadership of Ariel Sharon.
In March 2005, and in the wake of the Ukrainian revolution, the U.S. also created a color revolution in Kyrgyzstan. In May 2005, the United States created unrest in the state of Andijan (Uzbekistan) following its apparent intervention.

Barack Obama – (2009-2017)
Obama is the first U.S. president to engage the United States in an eight-year long war. During 2016, the United States dropped 26,121 bombs at weddings, on mourners and funerals, children's football games, hospitals, schools and homes in seven countries. The people of Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, Libya, Yemen, Somalia and Pakistan were targeted by the U.S. bombs in the streets and agricultural fields.
Libya was probably an exception for the European and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) forces and their air bombardments.
However, it was the United States who drummed the support to overthrow the former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi in March 2011.
On March 19, 2011, military intervention in Libya began after a Security Council resolution was issued by a coalition of several countries in response to the Libyan civil war. On March 19, a military operation began with the firing of more than 110 cruise missiles by the U.S. and the UK. The intervention continued until late October when Muammar Gaddafi was killed. NATO ended the operation on October 31, 2011. According to reports, since 2004, there have been 390 drone strikes in Pakistan. The attacks left four thousand dead, about a quarter of them civilians.
When Barack Obama took office, U.S. attacks on Yemen increased dramatically. Human Rights Watch reported in 2013 that 57 of the 82 people who died in an air strike were civilians. The command to launch an air strike in Iraq in 2011 was due to the killing of dozens of civilians under the pretext of an attack on ISIS.

Donald Trump from 2017 till now
On January 29, 2017, the U.S. in a lame excuse to fight al-Qaeda launched its first international attack during Trump’s presidency and intervened in Yemen through U.S. Special Forces for naval, air and land. The international crisis group in a report has said that the U.S. Army's Special Forces attacked al-Qaeda-linked militants in the Arabian Peninsula in al-Bayda province in southwestern Yemen with heavy civilian casualties. A military missile attack on a Syrian Arab Air Force Base on April 7, 2017 was carried out. During the attack, 59 missiles hit the base. The U.S. claimed that Bashar al-Assad's government during a chemical strike on Khan Shaykhun in 2017, killed a number of civilians, and this was the reason for the attack on the base. Attacks on areas of Syria on Saturday were the second official military offensive against Syria by Trump.

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