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Myth of American Moral Superiority
The point of this is to show, beyond reasonable doubt, that any moral judgement the United States people and government passes on any foreign entity is absolutely unjustified. Certainly there are no shortage of cases in the world where someone should make a moral judgement, but the United States is not and never has been on such moral high ground to do so. It is pointless and a waste of resources for an extremely corrupted group to pass moral judgements on another corrupted group. Not only this, but it breeds further deception and ignorance. The United States is not any more civil than an average country of barbarians in relation to our technological age. It is one thing to act like a barbarian, it is another to say you are righteous and then continually behave like a barbarian.

The list below is only a partial list of crimes, it is by no means complete. Many defend the United States saying that at least in the United States can talk about these issues and give them exposure with our freedoms, but this is highly unsatisfactory. It would be one thing if crimes were far and few between, which they are not, and if there were sufficient punishments and reparations, but there rarely is. Also, relative “good behavior” compared to countries with terrible records is also an unsatisfactory defense as it sets a low bar for a claimed objective. Lastly, I would like to make my point very clear. The purpose of this list is not necessarily to crusade for human rights, but to call out blatant hypocrisy. It should also be noted that the United States has generally used the moral argument as propaganda against opponents, and not as a realistic argument, as it is beyond obvious that the government of the United States has always had many ethical issues in their decision making process. Below I will provide typical arguments in the defense of the criminal actions by the United States as well as an explanation of why they are wrong.

Failed Arguments in Defense of Crimes Committed by the United States
Argument regarding illegal business with known criminal states and regimes: “But it is necessary to conduct such dirty business for our own safety.”
Truth: In very rare situations could this argument be used. The biggest problem with it is that the United States does so much illegal business with so many states and regimes and on such a regular basis that the argument can’t be taken seriously.

Argument Regarding Illegal Business With Unknown Criminal States And Regimes: “But we didn’t know, it’s not our fault.”
Truth: Certainly this can be used in certain situations. But the problem is that the unethical practices often continue even when crimes become known. And this type of argument cannot be taken seriously in the case of the United States because in so many instances the United States is the initiator of the unethical activity.

Argument Regarding Crimes By The United States: “But it’s the United States government that did this, not the people.”
Truth: Private interests are often involved in ethical crimes by the United States. Often these private interests are corporate, and often they are communal. Often was the case with invasion of the Native Americans was groups of individuals illegally entering the lands of the Native Americans, and then the United States government would come in and try to resolve the issue that the settlers had created. Businesses and corporations are often responsible for funding lobbyists to advance certain governmental policies (often foreign) that benefit them. Lastly, the United States government is decided by the people, which makes the people even more at fault than in a situation where people don’t choose the government. Businesses and the general population also often willingly benefit from these policies that are detrimental to others. Blaming all (or most) crimes on the United States government is just not realistic to any degree. The United States government, United States businesses, and the people of the United States all share great blame in many of these ethical crimes. Now if you wanted to make the argument that common people are not capable of self government do to either a lack of intelligence, ethics, courage, or even time, I then could certainly sympathize with you. The only realistic defense common people have in this type of situation is the defense of incompetence.

Argument Regarding Crimes Against Native Americans: “But the United States did not kill as many Native Americans as the Spanish did.”
Truth: This is only because the land settled by the United States was much more sparsely populated by Native Americans than the land that was conquered by the Spanish. It is much more appropriate in judgments like this to look at percentage of people killed rather than total numbers. Crimes against the Native Americans by the United States, Spain, and other countries are only marginal in difference.

Argument Regarding Genocide Against Native Americans: “But most Native Americans were killed by disease, not the United States.”
Truth: So what you are saying is that since most of the Native Americans were wiped out by diseases we brought we are somehow morally justified in conquering the rest of them and taking their land without it being considered one of the largest crimes in world history?

Argument Regarding A Comparison Of Fascist And Communist Crimes To Crimes By The United States: “But we didn’t cause as much harm as the fascists and communists.”
Truth: Of course the United States has caused a similar amount of harm as the fascists and communists (perhaps more), the differences are marginal. They may not seem so at first observation because of the vastly different scenarios each of these forces were in. If they were both in a similar scenario, their crimes would look very similar. We can look at this from many angles, but I will stick with three. 1. Efficiency in murder: In a period of 3 years the United States incinerated over one million North Korean civilians purposefully, leaving millions more mentally and physically maimed from these actions. This alone certainly measures closely to fascist and communist levels. 2. Slavery and genocide: Although slightly different, chattel slavery in the United States as well as the extermination of Native Americans certainly measures up to the labour camps used by fascists and communists. You couldn’t honestly say that the differences aren’t negligible. On top of this is the well documented exportation of slave labour in modern times by the United States. This is done through the dirty practice of influencing foreign governments by regime or debt in order to receive cheap resources and labour for U.S. businesses and citizens. Often in these known sweatshops human rights abuses are rampant. 3. Environmental destruction: The United States has certainly exceeded the fascists and communists in this department, hands down.

Argument Regarding Purposeful Bombing Of Civilians: “But we were just trying to end the war sooner to reduce suffering.”
Truth: By this token the National Socialists could have used this defense for their labour camps. Certainly the labour camps were assisting their war effort, and therefore the war could be ended more quickly with them than without. A different strategy? Yes. The same concept? Yes. For the last deceitful part of the argument they are implying that they are the ultimate good. We could look at the National Socialists for instance, if they had won the war we can speculate how many more crimes they would commit. We could either overestimate or underestimate this. Regardless, we know of many terrible ethical crimes the United States has committed since the end of World War 2, so any “reduction of suffering” defense is absolutely destroyed by this abominable record that the United States has created for itself.

List of Ethical Crimes Commited by the United States
In the context below state sponsored crime will refer to crime that was enacted by policy, high level administration, or criminal actions of qualified individuals that administration attempted to cover-up. Satisfactory action afterwards accounts for appropriate reparations, justice, and change in policy to avoid a similar event. It is important to note that there is a huge amount of unknown cases that will never see the light of day due to cover-ups and silenced witnesses. Contact me with any documented information that should be added regarding new or current listings. Note: This list does not include crimes by private individuals unless the crimes were carried out while on duty. This list does not include crimes by private or foreign institutions unless they were sponsored by the United States to fulfill a particular crime or were allowed to commit crimes due to policy. This is not a complete list of known crimes by the United States, it is only a partial list that I have had time to research. Lastly, this list is not necessarily meant to target government action, as many of these government crimes were highly influenced by private organizations.

1979-PRESENT DATE: The United States continuously sponsors the known criminal state of Egypt, total sponsorship is tens of billions of dollars. The Egyptian government routinely oppresses different people within the country. Crimes by the Egyptian government include, but are not limited to: murder, illegal arrest, torture, and rape.
STATE SPONSORED CRIME? Yes. SATISFACTORY ACTION AFTERWARDS? No.

1974-PRESENT DATE: The United States continuously sponsors the known criminal state of Israel, total sponsorship is over 150 billion dollars (over 3 billion dollars per year and 9 million dollars per day). Israel routinely tests weapons on and murders Palestinians, as well as committing a list of many other well documented crimes. 07APR2017 (Shayrat Missile Strike): Under president Donald Trump, the United States Navy illegally bombs the Shayrat Airbase in Syria on a highly questionable and unproven pretext. At least 16 people were killed in the attack including 9 civilians, 4 of which were children.
STATE SPONSORED CRIME? Yes. SATISFACTORY ACTION AFTERWARDS? No.

03OCT2015 (Kunduz Hospital Airstrike): The United States military deliberately bombed a hospital killing 42 people and injuring approximately 30, victims were staff and patients. CNN deliberately obscured reporting on who was responsible for the attack within the first 36 hours of the event. $3,000 for each injured person and $6,000 per dead person was paid as reparations. 5.7 million dollars were reserved for the rebuilding of the hospital. Justice was not brought to any of the criminals involved.
STATE SPONSORED CRIME? No. SATISFACTORY ACTION AFTERWARDS? Partially (some reparations were paid).

20MAR2003-18DEC2011: The United States military illegally invades and conquers Iraq on false pretense. Millions of Iraqi citizens were killed or severely injured through either violence or lack of supplies as a result from the war.
STATE SPONSORED CRIME? Yes. SATISFACTORY ACTION AFTERWARDS? No.

1994: Against treaty obligations, the United States allowed illegal weapon drops from various countries to known Bosnian war criminals who committed thousands of atrocities. The United States also directly aided these same Bosnian war criminals with other supplies.
STATE SPONSORED CRIME? Yes. SATISFACTORY ACTION AFTERWARDS? No.

24DEC1992: President George H.W. Bush pardons convicted criminals of the Iran-Contra affair. STATE SPONSORED CRIME? Yes. SATISFACTORY ACTION AFTERWARDS? No. 15OCT1979-16JAN1992: The United States, under direction of president Ronald Reagan, sponsors a murderous military regime in El Salvador to support American business interests and economic manipulation in the country. The United States also sponsored paramilitary groups in El Salvador during this time. The Contras committed many atrocities such as targeting healthcare workers for assassination, kidnapping and torturing civilians, executing civilians (including children), raping women, and stealing or destroying property. STATE SPONSORED CRIME? Yes. SATISFACTORY ACTION AFTERWARDS? No. 25FEB1991-27FEB1991 (Highway of Death): The United States military illegally bombs a retreating Iraqi convoy. Refugees, prisoners, and foreign workers from various countries were also part of the convoy. An unknown thousands of people were murdered or maimed by this act of the United States. STATE SPONSORED CRIME? Yes. SATISFACTORY ACTION AFTERWARDS? No. 10OCT1990 (Nayirah Testimony): Members of the United States government, including George H.W. Bush, used false testimony of alleged Iraqi war crimes in Kuwait to support the invasion of Iraqi forces. STATE SPONSORED CRIME? Yes. SATISFACTORY ACTION AFTERWARDS? No. 20DEC1989-21JAN1990: The United States illegally invades Panama to overthrow Manuel Noriega, a dictator that the CIA previously illegally sponsored. STATE SPONSORED CRIME? Yes. SATISFACTORY ACTION AFTERWARDS? Partially (some civilian victims received reparations from the United States). 1981-1990: The United States illegally sponsors militants in Nicaragua who commit many atrocities. Around 50,000 people were murdered with many additional instances of rape and torture. The United States refused to pay reparations. STATE SPONSORED CRIME? Yes. SATISFACTORY ACTION AFTERWARDS? No. 22SEP1980-20AUG1988: The United States was among the main countries sponsoring the Iran-Iraq War. The United States military also launched direct attacks against the Iranian military and illegally shot down an Iranian civilian airliner, killing all on board. The United States was among several countries who supplied Iraq with a great amount of illegal chemical weapons. These weapons were launched against both Iranian military and civilian targets. The entire war claimed around 1,000,000 immediate casualties (both dead and severely injured) with a cost of over one-trillion dollars in damages for both Iran and Iraq. Hundreds of thousands of people required continual medical treatment from the use of illegal chemical weapons, including around 100,000 civilians. STATE SPONSORED CRIME? Yes. SATISFACTORY ACTION AFTERWARDS? No. 25OCT1983-15DEC1983: The United States illegally invades and occupies Grenada for the purpose of American business interests and economic manipulation of the country. STATE SPONSORED CRIME? Yes. SATISFACTORY ACTION AFTERWARDS? No. 1981-1983: The United States, directed under president Ronald Reagan, sponsors the oppressive regime in Guatemala for the benefit of American business interests and economic manipulation of the country. The regime was responsible for the deaths of well over 100,000 civilians including the genocide of Mayan people in Guatemala. STATE SPONSORED CRIME? Yes. SATISFACTORY ACTION AFTERWARDS? No. 24MAR1976: The United States sponsored a military coup in Argentina for the benefit of American business interests and economic manipulation of the country. Tens of thousands of people were tortured and or murdered. The United States secretary of state Henry Kissinger visited the military regime and urged them to destroy their opponents quickly before an outcry of human rights abuses grew in the United States. STATE SPONSORED CRIME? Yes. SATISFACTORY ACTION AFTERWARDS? No. 1965-1975: An unknown thousands of Vietnamese civilians and surrendered combatants were murdered and or tortured by soldiers or other personnel in the United States military (not including the My Lai Massacre). This does not include the even bigger number of those murdered and or tortured by South Vietnamese soldiers who were sponsored and sometimes even directed by the United States. Very few United States war criminals were ever prosecuted, and none were given any significant sentence. STATE SPONSORED CRIME? Partially (large scale cover-up and sponsorship of known foreign criminals). SATISFACTORY ACTION AFTERWARDS? No. 1965-1975: Approximately 50,000 Laos civilians have been killed by illegal bombings of the United States military (this number includes deaths caused by unexploded bombs, but does not include economic regression caused by destruction of property or number of serious injuries and survivors mentally scarred by the events who number well over 100,000). Illegal chemical weapons were also used by the United States. After spending millions of dollars to bomb Laos, the United States has spent millions more dollars to finally begin removing unexploded bombs. STATE SPONSORED CRIME? Yes. SATISFACTORY ACTION AFTERWARDS? Partially. 27JUN1973: The CIA sponsored a military coup to overthrow the government of Uruguay for the benefit of American business interests and economic manipulation of the country. After the event most trade union leaders were dead, jailed, or exiled. Political parties in Uruguay were then made illegal until 1984. STATE SPONSORED CRIME? Yes. SATISFACTORY ACTION AFTERWARDS? No. 1969-1973: Approximately 40,000 to 150,000 Cambodian civilians were illegally bombed to death by the United States military (this does not include economic regression caused by destruction of property or number of serious injuries and survivors mentally scarred by the events which is certainly in the hundreds of thousands). Little effort was made by the United States military to distinguish military and civilian targets. Thousands more have been killed or injured from unexploded bombs dropped by the United States since the end of the war. Illegal chemical weapons were also used by the United States. STATE SPONSORED CRIME? Yes. SATISFACTORY ACTION AFTERWARDS? Partially (United States has paid millions of dollars to finally begin removing unexploded bombs). 1953-1973: The CIA commits various crimes during Project MKUltra including the use of unwitting Canadian and American test subjects for experimentation. An unknown thousands of citizens were involved. The total number of crimes and aftermath are unknown due to destroyed documentation by the CIA. It is very possible that similar programs are still active to present day under other names. STATE SPONSORED CRIME? Yes. SATISFACTORY ACTION AFTERWARDS? No. 1965-1972: Under the Phoenix Program tens of thousands of Vietnamese were tortured and killed or assassinated, always without a proper trial. These crimes were normally committed by South Vietnamese under administration of United States special forces and the CIA, however, instances involving United States marines were also reported. Torture involved morbid forms of rape, beatings, starvation, electric and water torture, and other bizarre forms of torture (as well as murder). STATE SPONSORED CRIME? Yes. SATISFACTORY ACTION AFTERWARDS? No. 1932-1972 (Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment): 128 citizens of the United States were killed in a medical experiment conducted by the United States Public Health Service. Many of their wives and children also suffered health complications as the result of infections. Hundreds of black American males were tricked into the study and lied to by United States officials. STATE SPONSORED CRIME? Yes. SATISFACTORY ACTION AFTERWARDS? Partially (significant policy change). 1961-1971: Tens or hundreds of thousands of Vietnamese civilians and soldiers were killed or severely injured from the use of illegal chemical weapons (including Agent Orange) by the United States. Birth defects are common in the areas it they were used on. STATE SPONSORED CRIME? Yes. SATISFACTORY ACTION AFTERWARDS? No. 1970: The CIA sponsors opponents of Salvador Allende before and after his election as President of Chile for the benefit of American business interests and economic manipulation of the country. STATE SPONSORED CRIME? Yes. SATISFACTORY ACTION AFTERWARDS? No. 1944-1970: The United States military dumps both conventional and illegal weapons into various waters. This includes 64 million pounds of nerve and mustard agents, 400,000 tons of chemical filled bombs, and 500 tons of radioactive waste. STATE SPONSORED CRIME? Yes. SATISFACTORY ACTION AFTERWARDS? No. 16MAR1968 (My Lai Massacre): Between 400 and 504 people in My Lai and My Khe were murdered by 26 members of the United States Army (this does not include serious injuries or number of survivors mentally scarred by the event). Victims were also raped, beaten, and tortured. Most victims were women and children. The United States unsuccessfully attempted to cover-up the event. 3 members of the army who tried to stop the massacre were shunned, threatened, and denounced as traitors, even by United States Congressmen, including Mendel Rivers, chairman of the House Arms Services Committee. William Calley was the only soldier punished, he received a couple years house arrest for this event of mass murder. The United States failed to uphold the laws they largely helped establish in the kangaroo courts of the Nuremberg Trial and the Tokyo War Crimes Trial. STATE SPONSORED CRIME? Partially (large scale cover-up). SATISFACTORY ACTION AFTERWARDS? No. 1965-1966: The United States provides economic assistance, military training, weapons, and intelligence to factions in Indonesia that sparked mass murder of over 500,000 people in Indonesia. STATE SPONSORED CRIME? Yes. SATISFACTORY ACTION AFTERWARDS? No. 1965: The United States illegally invaded the Dominican Republic to protect American business interests and economic manipulation of the country. STATE SPONSORED CRIME? Yes. SATISFACTORY ACTION AFTERWARDS? No. 31MAR1964-01APR1964: A military coup in Brazil supported by the United States overthrows president João Goulart to protect American business interests and economic manipulation of the country. STATE SPONSORED CRIME? Yes. SATISFACTORY ACTION AFTERWARDS? No. 25SEP1963: President of the Dominican Republic Juan Bosch is overthrown by a CIA backed coup to protect American business interests and economic manipulation of the country. STATE SPONSORED CRIME? Yes. SATISFACTORY ACTION AFTERWARDS? No. 1945-1962: The United States secretly and negligently conducts over 200 high altitude nuclear tests. The impact on environment and human health is unknown to this date. STATE SPONSORED CRIME? Yes. SATISFACTORY ACTION AFTERWARDS? No. 07NOV1961: Elected president of Ecuador J. M. Velasco Ibarra is overthrown by a coup that is backed by the CIA to support American business interests and economic manipulation of the country. STATE SPONSORED CRIME? Yes. SATISFACTORY ACTION AFTERWARDS? No. 17APR1961-19APR1961: The United States Air Force and a paramilitary group backed by United States president John F. Kennedy and the CIA illegally and unsuccessfully invades Cuba. STATE SPONSORED CRIME? Yes. SATISFACTORY ACTION AFTERWARDS? No. 1960: Backed by the CIA and the president of the United States Dwight D. Eisenhower, guerrillas in Cuba perform acts of industrial sabotage, burn sugar fields, bomb boats, and launch failed assassination attempts against Fidel Castro. STATE SPONSORED CRIME? Yes. SATISFACTORY ACTION AFTERWARDS? No. 03SEP1955 (Yumiko-chan incident): 6 year old Yumiko Nagayama was raped and murdered by Sergeant Isaac J. Hurt. He was convicted of the crime, but it was later appealed and he was set free in the United States. STATE SPONSORED CRIME? No. SATISFACTORY ACTION AFTERWARDS? No. 18JUN1954-27JUN1954: The CIA sponsors a military coup in Guatemala to protect American business interests and economic manipulation of the country. The CIA backs the new regime who terrorizes the country for several decades (forces were also trained by the United States during this period). Over 100,000 people are killed in this time, this figure does not include all who were tortured. STATE SPONSORED CRIME? Yes. SATISFACTORY ACTION AFTERWARDS? No. 01MAR1954 (Castle Bravo): The United States negligently tested a nuclear weapon in the Marshal Islands that caused known contamination, illness, and death in the Marshal Islands and Japan. STATE SPONSORED CRIME? Yes. SATISFACTORY ACTION AFTERWARDS? Partially (some victims compensated) 1953-1954: The United States Department of State and the CIA secretly provided Egyptian leaders with intelligence training regarding internal political rivals and propaganda campaigns. STATE SPONSORED CRIME? Yes. SATISFACTORY ACTION AFTERWARDS? No. 15AUG1953-19AUG1953: United States joins Britain with violently meddling in the affairs of Iran for their own interests, causing further destabilization in the country. STATE SPONSORED CRIME? Yes. SATISFACTORY ACTION AFTERWARDS? No. 1950-1953: 1 to 3 million North Korean civilians were murdered by aerial bombings of the United States military that deliberately chose civilian targets (this does not include economic regression caused by destruction of property or number of serious injuries and survivors mentally scarred by the events, which is certainly in the millions). Illegal chemical weapons were also used. In addition, dams were purposely bombed to ruin rice fields in order to cause mass starvation. STATE SPONSORED CRIME? Yes. SATISFACTORY ACTION AFTERWARDS? No. 26JUL1950 - 29JUL1950 (No Gun Ri Massacre and similar events): The United States military deliberately attacked South Korean refugees by air. Approximately 250 to 300 people were killed (this does not include serious injuries or number of survivors mentally scarred by the event). About 70% of the victims were children, women, or men over the age of 61. The United States denied allegations of the incident not being an accident until evidence was made public. This did not appear to be an isolated incident during the Korean War, but a relatively common procedure. Approximately 200 similar events of the United States military attacking South Korean refugees from 1950 to 1951 have been documented, leaving an untold thousands dead or severely wounded. Nothing was ever done about these incidences of mass murder. The United States failed to uphold the laws they largely helped establish in the kangaroo courts of the Nuremberg Trial and the Tokyo War Crimes Trial. STATE SPONSORED CRIME? Yes. SATISFACTORY ACTION AFTERWARDS? No. 1946-1948 (Guatemala Syphilis Experiment): At least 83 people were killed when United States funded medical experiments were done on them by official United States medical personnel in conjunction with Guatemalan authorities. STATE SPONSORED CRIME? Yes. SATISFACTORY ACTION AFTERWARDS? No. 1945-1950: Under President Franklin Roosevelt the United States helped orchestrate and took part in the Potsdam Agreement. This resulted in the biggest ethnic cleansing event the world had ever seen in such a short period of time. About 12 million ethnic Germans migrated into Germany and Austria, many of whose families were living in eastern European countries for centuries, and most of which who were forced to migrate. Their property was taken without any reimbursement, and an unknown hundreds of thousands or millions of Germans were killed as well as tortured. STATE SPONSORED CRIME? Yes. SATISFACTORY ACTION AFTERWARDS? No. 1945-1946: Dozens to hundreds of Japanese women were raped per day by members of the United States military for at least several weeks immediately after the beginning of the occupation of Japan (total number is well into the thousands). Looting and assaulting of Japanese civilians, including murder, were also common. There was even an instance of United States soldiers invading a hospital to commit rape and murder (this included an instance of infanticide). These numbers do not count the unknown thousands of Japanese women who were forced into prostitution by the United States occupiers. The criminals who perpetrated these acts were often prosecuted but rarely brought to justice, nor were there ever any reparations for the victims’ suffering and injuries. Most of the criminals who were brought to justice were black soldiers, while the white soldiers usually received far lesser or no punishments. The Japanese media was also censored by General MacArthur and the United States occupiers in attempts to hide the full reality of mass rape and other crimes. STATE SPONSORED CRIME? Partially (large scale cover-up, forced prostitution, and censorship of media). SATISFACTORY ACTION AFTERWARDS? No. 1943-1946: The United States government appoints known mobsters to positions of power in Italy. This reinstalled organized crime throughout the country, especially in Sicily, after being wiped out by Benito Mussolini. The consequence of this was an untold number of violent and white collar crimes that have strongly persisted until recent decades. STATE SPONSORED CRIME? Yes. SATISFACTORY ACTION AFTERWARDS? No. 22JUN41-02SEP45: Under Lend-Lease and similar deals, the United States provides a vast amount supplies to the Soviet Union, that was under a regime that has committed an untold amount of atrocities, many of which were well known and documented at the time. These previous crimes resulted in the deaths of an unknown millions along with an unknown thousands of cases of human rights abuses, including torture. This support from the United States led to the continuation of the regime which led to a monstrous number of further murders and humans rights abuses in the immediate years and decades to come. The crimes not only took place within the Soviet Union, but within all conquered Eastern European countries as well as East Germany, and stunted or reversed the economic, social, and technological progress of these regions. STATE SPONSORED CRIME? Yes. SATISFACTORY ACTION AFTERWARDS? No. 10JUL1945 (Midnight Massacre): Despite his known hatred of Germans, Private Clarence V. Bertucci was still assigned to guard a prisoner of war camp in Salina, Utah. He opened fire on German prisoners of war killing 9 and injuring 20. STATE SPONSORED CRIME? No. SATISFACTORY ACTION AFTERWARDS? No. 1942-1945: An unknown thousands of British and French women were raped by United States military personnel. In France United States soldiers often looted and sometimes even murdered French civilians. Mostly only black American soldiers were seriously prosecuted for such crimes while white American soldiers were not punished or received lesser punishments. STATE SPONSORED CRIME? Partially (large scale cover-up). SATISFACTORY ACTION AFTERWARDS? No. 30MAR1944: The United States illegally bombs non-military targets in Sofia, Bulgaria with 370 aircraft using over 30,000 bombs. Over 130 people were killed with an unknown number of severely wounded and maimed. Historic buildings in the downtown area were destroyed during the air raid. STATE SPONSORED CRIME? Yes. SATISFACTORY ACTION AFTERWARDS? No. 1943-1944 (Little Pearl Harbor): During a successful German bombing mission the Germans unknowingly struck secretly held chemical weapons that the United States military had in storage. The United States Military kept this a secret until 1959 which resulted in the prolonged suffering and additional deaths of Allied military personnel and Italian civilians. STATE SPONSORED CRIME? Yes. SATISFACTORY ACTION AFTERWARDS? No. 11JUL1937: Local police in Massillon, Ohio unlawfully destroyed local union headquarters and killed 2 trade unionists. STATE SPONSORED CRIME? No. SATISFACTORY ACTION AFTERWARDS? No. 30MAY1937 (Memorial Day Massacre of 1937): Chicago police killed 10 and seriously injured 37 unarmed protesters during the Little Steel Strike. No police officers were prosecuted and a newsreel on the event was suppressed. STATE SPONSORED CRIME? Partially (cover-up). SATISFACTORY ACTION AFTERWARDS? No. 21MAR1937 (Ponce Massacre): 19 Puerto Rican civilians were killed and 235 others injured when police opened fire into an unarmed crowd and continued to shoot them as they retreated. STATE SPONSORED CRIME? Partially (large scale cover-up). SATISFACTORY ACTION AFTERWARDS? No. 12SEP1934: During the Textile Workers’ Strike of 1934 1 person was killed and 3 others injured when the National Guard opened fire on strikers at the Rayon plant in Woonsocket, Rhode Island after the governor placed the area under martial law. STATE SPONSORED CRIME? Yes. SATISFACTORY ACTION AFTERWARDS? No. 06SEP1934: During the Textile Workers’ Strike of 1934 7 people were killed and 30 others injured when deputies opened fire on picketing workers at the Chiquola Mill in Honea Path, South Carolina. STATE SPONSORED CRIME? No. SATISFACTORY ACTION AFTERWARDS? No. 28JUL1915-01AUG1934: The United States illegally invades and occupies Haiti for the cause of American business interests and economic manipulation of the country. Unknown hundreds or thousands of Haitians were killed and seriously wounded in atrocities committed by the armed forces of the United States. STATE SPONSORED CRIME? Yes. SATISFACTORY ACTION AFTERWARDS? No. 20JUL1934: 50 police officers opened fire on picketers after they were cut off by a truck full of picketers during an escort during the Minneapolis General Strike of 1934. Police unlawfully fired upon the truck as well as picketers in the street killing 2 and injuring 67. STATE SPONSORED CRIME? No. SATISFACTORY ACTION AFTERWARDS? No. 12JUL1934: During the West Coast Waterfront Strike a police chief in Portland, Oregon ordered his force to shoot to kill picketers at the dock. 4 were shot and 1 killed. STATE SPONSORED CRIME? No. SATISFACTORY ACTION AFTERWARDS? No. 23MAY1934-24MAY1934 (Battle of Toledo): During the Auto-Lite strike in Toledo, Ohio after arrests were made, a deputy began beating an elderly man. In response the crowd then began throwing stones and rocks at sheriff's deputies. The next day the National Guard was brought in and battled with the aggressive crowd. STATE SPONSORED CRIME? No. SATISFACTORY ACTION AFTERWARDS? No. 05OCT1933: 1 striker was killed and 21 injured when deputies recruited by Jones and Laughlin Steel in Pennsylvania opened fire on them. STATE SPONSORED CRIME? No. SATISFACTORY ACTION AFTERWARDS? No. 1912-1933: The United States illegally invades and occupies Nicaragua for American business interests and economic manipulation of the country. STATE SPONSORED CRIME? Yes. SATISFACTORY ACTION AFTERWARDS? No. 07MAR1932 (Ford Massacre): Dearborn Police and Ford security guards opened fire on marchers, even as they retreated, killing 5 and injuring over 60. STATE SPONSORED CRIME? No. SATISFACTORY ACTION AFTERWARDS? No. 21NOV1927 (Columbine Mine Massacre): After a striker was assaulted by a Colorado Ranger other strikers started to riot. Colorado Rangers fired into the crowd causing fatalities and injuries. STATE SPONSORED CRIME? No. SATISFACTORY ACTION AFTERWARDS? No. 05MAY1916-27DEC1924: The United States illegally invades and occupies the Dominican Republic for the sake of American business interests. STATE SPONSORED CRIME? Yes. SATISFACTORY ACTION AFTERWARDS? No. 1849-1924: The United States military illegally invades Ute and Apache land. STATE SPONSORED CRIME? Yes. SATISFACTORY ACTION AFTERWARDS? No. 31MAY1921-01JUN1921 (Tulsa Race Riot): 39 to 300 black American citizens were murdered, over 800 injured, and much of their property was destroyed by white citizens in cooperation with local authorities. STATE SPONSORED CRIME? Partially. SATISFACTORY ACTION AFTERWARDS? No. 16MAY1918-13DEC1920: Over 1,000 American citizens were convicted for a violation of the Sedition Act of 1918 which criminalized disloyal, profane, scurrilous, or abusive language about the United States government, the United States flag, the United States armed forces and conscription into them, or such language that caused others to view the United States government and United States institutions with contempt. Those convicted generally received prison sentences between 5 and 20 years. STATE SPONSORED CRIME? Yes. SATISFACTORY ACTION AFTERWARDS? No. 1918: United States marines enforce martial law in Cuba for the purpose of American business interests and economic manipulation of the country. STATE SPONSORED CRIME? Yes. SATISFACTORY ACTION AFTERWARDS? No. 1917-1918: Vigilante terrorist groups, often working with federal law enforcement, took part in the harassment of many German Americans within the United States. Groups such as the Knights of Liberty and American Protective League would intimidate German Americans into proving their loyalty through humiliation or by forcing them to purchase Liberty bonds. This resulted in mob violence, forced migration and an unknown amount of murders (including confirmed cases of the medieval act of tarring and feathering). During this criminal activity local government response varied. In many cases local government officials would turn a blind eye or even support the actions. There were even instances of speaking German being outlawed by officials. Justice was only served in a handful of instances. STATE SPONSORED CRIME? Partially. SATISFACTORY ACTION AFTERWARDS? No. 05NOV1916 (Everett Massacre): The Sheriff of Everett and citizen deputies opened fire on union members killing 5 and injuring 27. STATE SPONSORED CRIME? No. SATISFACTORY ACTION AFTERWARDS? No. 20APR1914 (Ludlow Massacre): The Colorado National Guard and Colorado Fuel and Company armed guards attacked a camp of striking miners and their families killing in between 19 and 25 people. STATE SPONSORED CRIME? Yes. SATISFACTORY ACTION AFTERWARDS? No. 1903: After failed attempts of tricking Gran Colombia into an unequal treaty regarding the future Panama Canal, the French and American Panama Canal Company and the United States sponsor Panama’s independence from Gran Colombia. Against the desire of many Panamanian citizens Panama agreed to an unequal treaty regarding the future Panama Canal. STATE SPONSORED CRIME? Yes. SATISFACTORY ACTION AFTERWARDS? No. 04FEB1899-04JUL1902: During the illegal military occupation of the Philippines numerous atrocities were committed by the United States. Hundreds of thousands of Filipinos were placed in concentration camps and were subjected to torture and murder. Some camps had a death rate of around 20%. An unknown thousands of Filipinos perished (this does not include economic regression caused by destruction of property or number of serious injuries and survivors mentally scarred by the events). One example is when at least 4 people in the Philippines were killed after United States Army doctors infected 5 prisoners with Bubonic Plague and induced Beriberi on 29 prisoners. STATE SPONSORED CRIME? Yes. SATISFACTORY ACTION AFTERWARDS? No. 1901: The United States was part of the Eight-Nation Alliance that was illegally occupying China. After the Boxer rebellion the United States and their allies took part in an orgy of looting, raping, and torture. Further unfair reparations were then forced upon the Chinese by the United States and their allies. STATE SPONSORED CRIME? Yes. SATISFACTORY ACTION AFTERWARDS? No. 1776-1900: Various forms of debt slavery are legal in the United States, some of which infringe upon human rights and lead to atrocities. STATE SPONSORED CRIME? Yes. SATISFACTORY ACTION AFTERWARDS? No. 21APR1898: United States declares war on Spain, under a pretense that has proven to be false, for the purpose of illegal conquest. STATE SPONSORED CRIME? Yes. SATISFACTORY ACTION AFTERWARDS? No. 10SEP1897 (Lattimer Massacre): 19 unarmed striking miners were killed and up to 49 injured when the Sheriff's posse opened fire on retreating strikers. STATE SPONSORED CRIME? No. SATISFACTORY ACTION AFTERWARDS? No. 11NOV1887: 8 labour leaders were wrongly accused of a bombing due to corruption regarding a McCormick Harvesting machine workers strike in Illinois. Police bribed and threatened witnesses to gather desired testimony. 4 of the defendants were executed and 1 committed suicide before execution. STATE SPONSORED CRIME? Yes. SATISFACTORY ACTION AFTERWARDS? No. 05MAY1886 (Bay View Massacre): National Guard opened fire on strikers and children killing at least 7 and injuring an unknown amount at the Milwaukee Iron Company rolling mill in Bay View, Wisconsin. Troops were ordered to shoot to kill. STATE SPONSORED CRIME? Yes. SATISFACTORY ACTION AFTERWARDS? No. 21JUN1877-09OCT1879: 20 strikers were executed in Pennsylvania, some for a crime they did commit as the result of corruption. STATE SPONSORED CRIME? Yes. SATISFACTORY ACTION AFTERWARDS? No. 1845-1875: The United States military illegally invades Comanche lands. STATE SPONSORED CRIME? Yes. SATISFACTORY ACTION AFTERWARDS? No. 29NOV1864 (Sand Creek Massacre): The military of the United States under Army Colonel John Chivington murdered civilians of the Cheyenne and Arapaho, killed their wounded warriors after the invasion, and looted their villages. United States soldiers decorated their equipment with the scalps of the fetuses and genitalia of their victims. STATE SPONSORED CRIME? Yes. SATISFACTORY ACTION AFTERWARDS? No. 25AUG1863-JAN1864: General Order Number 11 (1863) unlawfully forced the evacuation of civilians in 4 counties in Missouri until it was partially repealed. President Abraham Lincoln approved the expulsion. STATE SPONSORED CRIME? Yes. SATISFACTORY ACTION AFTERWARDS? No. 17DEC1862-03JAN1863: Major-General Ulysses S. Grant issued an order to remove Jews from his military district in parts of Mississippi, Tennessee, and Kentucky until the order was revoked by president Abraham Lincoln. STATE SPONSORED CRIME? No. SATISFACTORY ACTION AFTERWARDS? Yes. 1849-1864: The United States Army illegally invades Navajo lands and commit pillaging, massacre, and land theft against the Navajo. The United States Army continually chases the Navajo population until they surrender from exhaustion due to harsh conditions. STATE SPONSORED CRIME? Yes. SATISFACTORY ACTION AFTERWARDS? No. 1776-1861: Chattel slavery of blacks was legal in many states. About 300,000 slaves were brought from Africa to the United States that survived the journey. There were 4,000,000 black slaves by 1860. Slaves were often subject to torture, rape, and murder. STATE SPONSORED CRIME? Yes. SATISFACTORY ACTION AFTERWARDS? No. 24JUN1859: United States aided the British and French in the illegal invasion known as the Second Opium War against China. This conflict ended with further unequal treaties against China which led to even more severe economic manipulation of China by criminal foreign countries, including the United States. This led to severe regression in China’s development along with limited sovereignty for China. STATE SPONSORED CRIME? Yes. SATISFACTORY ACTION AFTERWARDS? No. 19SEP1856 (Watermelon War): United States armed forces illegally invaded Panama in New Grenada after a drunken American citizen stole watermelon from a local vendor which caused a fight that led to a riot. The United States intentionally misinterpreted an active treaty with New Grenada to justify the invasion. Afterwards, New Granada was forced into an unequal treaty. STATE SPONSORED CRIME? Yes. SATISFACTORY ACTION AFTERWARDS? No. 1847-1855: After Americans illegally settle on Cayuse lands, the Cayuse are illegally invaded by the United States military. STATE SPONSORED CRIME? Yes. SATISFACTORY ACTION AFTERWARDS? No. 08JUL1853: United States president Millard Fillmore sent the United States Navy to force Japan to open Japanese ports to American trade. The Japanese refused until a threat of violence against Japan was made. This paved the way for further unequal treaties against Japan. STATE SPONSORED CRIME? Yes. SATISFACTORY ACTION AFTERWARDS? No. 1850-1853: After American settlers illegally trespass on their land, the United States military illegally invade lands of the Yuma, Mohave, Cocopah, Cahuilla, and Cupeno nations. STATE SPONSORED CRIME? Yes. SATISFACTORY ACTION AFTERWARDS? No. 15MAY1850 (Bloody Island Massacre): 135 to 475 Pomo civilians were massacred by the 1st Dragoons Regiment of the United States Army. STATE SPONSORED CRIME? Yes. SATISFACTORY ACTION AFTERWARDS? No. 1850: The United States Government forced many Pomo citizens into reservations. In addition, settlers enslaved, tortured, starved, murdered, and raped Pomo citizens. STATE SPONSORED CRIME? Yes. SATISFACTORY ACTION AFTERWARDS? No. 25APR1846: The United States military enters Mexico for the purpose of illegal conquest. STATE SPONSORED CRIME? Yes. SATISFACTORY ACTION AFTERWARDS? Partially (some reparations were paid to Mexico). 1835-1842: During the illegal Second Seminole War the United States expelled the Seminoles out of their reservation to lands further west. STATE SPONSORED CRIME? Yes. SATISFACTORY ACTION AFTERWARDS? No. 1838: The United States military expelled the Cherokee west and plundered their villages. Thousands of Cherokee perished during the expulsion as they were not prepared for the journey. STATE SPONSORED CRIME? Yes. SATISFACTORY ACTION AFTERWARDS? No. 1831-1833 (Choctaw Trail of Tears): After the United States bribed corrupt Choctaw leaders and signed unequal treaties with them, the Choctaw people were forcibly expelled from their lands. During the forced migration thousands perished. STATE SPONSORED CRIME? Yes. SATISFACTORY ACTION AFTERWARDS? No. MAY1832-AUG1832: The United States military illegally invades Sawk, Ho-Chunk, and Potawatomi land. STATE SPONSORED CRIME? Yes. SATISFACTORY ACTION AFTERWARDS? No. 1827: The United States allows thousands of illegal American miners into Ho-Chunk land. STATE SPONSORED CRIME? Yes. SATISFACTORY ACTION AFTERWARDS? No. 1816-1819: During the illegal First Seminole War under General Andrew Jackson the United States forced the Seminoles into a reservation. The reason president Andrew Jackson had for this reason was to attempt to capture runaway slaves that were living amongst the Seminoles. STATE SPONSORED CRIME? Yes. SATISFACTORY ACTION AFTERWARDS? No. 1813-1814: During the illegal Creek War under General Andrew Jackson the United States military burned down Red Stick Creek villages and killed their civilians. The United States achieved victory with their Creek allies, and the Red Sticks as well as Creeks allied with the United States were forced to cede 20 to 22 million acres of land to the United States in an unequal treaty. STATE SPONSORED CRIME? Yes. SATISFACTORY ACTION AFTERWARDS? No. 1813: The United States military illegally invades Peoria lands. STATE SPONSORED CRIME? Yes. SATISFACTORY ACTION AFTERWARDS? No. 1798-1800: Several American citizens were convicted for a violation of the Sedition Act which criminalized making statements that were critical of the federal government. STATE SPONSORED CRIME? Yes. SATISFACTORY ACTION AFTERWARDS? No. 1785-1795: The United States illegally invades lands of the Western Confederacy. STATE SPONSORED CRIME? Yes. SATISFACTORY ACTION AFTERWARDS? No. 1776-1795: The United States illegally invades Cherokee lands. STATE SPONSORED CRIME? Yes. SATISFACTORY ACTION AFTERWARDS? No. 1785: The United States begins an illegal invasion against the Oconee. STATE SPONSORED CRIME? Yes. SATISFACTORY ACTION AFTERWARDS? No.