Why is America Hated?
The destruction of the world trade center and the attack on the
pentagon has been described as the greatest act of terrorism. However
history demonstrates that the most horrific acts of Terrorism has been
carried out by the freedom loving democratic nation, the United States
of America. According to their own Official FBI definition of
"Terrorism is the unlawful use of force or violence against persons or
property to intimidate or coerce a government, the civilian
population, or any segment thereof, in furtherance of political or
In 1991 during the Gulf War 177 million pounds of bombs were dropped
on the ummah of Iraq in the most concentrated aerial bombardment in
the history of the world. In the 110,000 sorties of the six-week
onslaught the cowardly American and British pilots (and the kufr
alliance) mass-murdered at least 200,000 people, using depleted
uranium missiles, napalm, cluster-bombs, fuel-air bombs, cruise
missiles and other so-called "smart bombs."
The slaughter of civilian people in the Amariyah bomb shelter was a
prime example of this American/British state terrorism. Most of them
were women, children, elderly, and invalids from a new housing
The cowardly U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force jet pilots bombed and
machine gunned a sixty-mile-long column of fleeing Iraqi muslim
soldiers and Palestinian muslim families in vehicles on the Kuwait to
Basra highway. The road, clogged by four lanes of one-way,
bumper-to-bumper traffic, was carpet bombed by B-52s dropping
1,000-pound bombs, and repeatedly hit with laser-guided missiles and
"smart" bombs. All the Iraqi soldiers, as well as Palestinian workers
and their families, were slaughtered without mercy. The bloodthirsty
American pilots gleefully described the massacre as "shooting in a
During the Desert Storm terror campaign at least 944,000 rounds of
Depleted Uranium ammo were fired from American A-10 Warthogs all over
Iraq and Kuwait. When a depleted uranium tipped shell strikes a tank
or armored personnel carrier it easily penetrates the armor and burns
the crew alive. The impact also vaporizes the depleted uranium,
creating an aerosol of radioactive heavy-metal particles which can
spread as far as 190 miles on the wind. When inhaled or ingested, the
depleted uranium particles cause chemical and radioactive damage to
the bronchial tree, kidneys, liver and bones. Cancer often results,
and the effects can even include genetic damage. The Dutch Laka
Foundation estimates that the United States terror campaign left
behind 300-800 tons of radioactive waste from this ammunition all over
Kuwait and Iraq — poisoning the air, the land, the water and the
people everywhere. Afterwards, wherever the depleted uranium firing
had been concentrated, there were cancer epidemics among Iraqi
civilians living nearby. In the ten years since then, sanctions,
polluted water and depleted uranium together have killed somewhere
between 1,000,000 and 2,000,000 Iraqi civilian people. At least
600,000 of the dead are children. Cancer rates have quadrupled in
areas of southern Iraq bombed by the American and British state
terrorists.Since it began, thousands of Iraqi babies have been born
with horrible birth defects. This is something that has never before
been seen in Iraq.
Over the course of only 43 days and nights, approximately
62,000-80,000 air-delivered cluster bombs were dropped on the Iraqi
people by the American-led state terrorists. In addition, 10,000 MLRS
rockets and 100,000 "Dual Purpose Improved Conventional Munition"
artillery shells were fired. All this translates to about 24-30
million "submunitions" or bomblets. Assuming a dud rate of 5%, it is
estimated that the number of dangerous land-mine cluster bomblets
lying on or just under the surface of the ground in Iraq and Kuwait
would be from 1.2 to 1.5 million. At least.
In the desert, however, the percentage of these duds rose to 30%. So
the number of unexploded ordnance still lying in wait for unsuspecting
Iraqi children and civilian people could be as high as 7 to 9 million
bomblets. A Human Rights Watch report says that of the estimated 24 to
30 million bomblets dropped during the Desert Storm terror campaign,
the 1.2 to 1.5 million (at least) that did not immediately explode led
to the bloody deaths of 1,220 Kuwaiti and 400 Iraqi people —
mostly children — and over 2,500 maimed. And that was in just
the first two years after the end of the "war."
So the American/British systematically targeted Iraq's civilian
infrastructure. Schools, hospitals, factories and every industry
connected to food production, water purification and irrigation were
targeted for destruction. U.S. Air Force and Navy pilots destroyed a
baby formula plant, food warehouses, pharmaceutical plants, fertilizer
plants, pesticide plants, storage facilities, refrigeration
facilities, electrical generation and communication plants and every
single grain silo in the country. All these were destroyed in order to
intensify the impoverishing effect of the sanctions. In the process,
U.S. and British pilots slaughtered at least 200,000 Iraqi men, women
and children. And of course all these murdered human beings were
dismissed by the Pentagon as "collateral damage."
In the 10 years since that carnage, the United Nations estimates that
over one million Iraqi civilians — including 600,000 children
below the age of five — have died as a result of American
sanctions alone. One of the most important strategies of the 1991
terror-campaign against the civilian Iraqi people was the bombing of
numerous water-purification plants. After that the American sanctions
prevented Iraqis from getting enough replacement parts to repair most
of the plants. So, just as the evil U.S. and British governments
planned, the lack of clean drinking water in Iraq has caused a massive
human catastrophe. It is contaminated water, more than anything else,
that is killing Iraqi babies and small children, by the thousands,
every month. Because they are the most vulnerable they are dying from
diarrhea and dysentery primarily, and also diseases such as typhoid,
hepatitis, cholera and polio — all caused by bacteria and
viruses within the contaminated water. And just to make the whole
diabolical scheme complete, the American sanctions also prevent the
Iraqis from acquiring sufficient medicine to treat these deadly
In an interview of Secretary of State Madeleine Albright on CBS's 60
Minutes, correspondent Lesley Stahl asked her if the death of these
600,000 Iraqi children was "worth it."
"...we think the price is worth it."
General Colin Powell
when asked about the number of Iraqi people who were slaughtered by
Americans in the 1991 "Desert Storm" terror campaign
"It's really not a number I'm terribly interested in."
"If they turn on the radars we're going to blow up their goddamn SAMs
[surface-to-air missiles]. They know we own their country. We own
their airspace... We dictate the way they live and talk. And that's
what's great about America right now. It's a good thing, especially
when there's a lot of oil out there we need."
U.S. Brig. General William Looney
Washington Post, August 30, 1999 - referring, in reality, to the
brutal mass-murder of hundreds of civilian Iraqi men, women and
children during 10,000 sorties by American/Britishi..
Since September 29, 2000 the Israeli Army, together with violent gangs
of Israeli "settlers," have launched a massive military assault on the
Palestinian people. In this latest onslaught the Israelis have
murdered over 600 people so far, including many children, and injured
over 15,000, many severely. Of these 15,000 people, over 1000 have
sustained serious physical or neurological injuries requiring
long-term health care. The Israelis have surrounded all Palestinian
villages and blocked all exits, refusing to allow those with severe
injuries to get medical help outside.
Meanwhile the Israeli Army fires into the villages with missiles from
Cobra helicopter gunships and with shells and heavy-gauge ammo from
tanks. Israeli invaders of the West Bank, who are given the misleading
name of "settlers," actually live in hilltop fortresses above many of
the Palestinian villages. From these fortresses the "settlers" fire at
will down on the unarmed Palestinian people below.
In addition to murdering people, the Israeli military is extensively
targeting infrastructure, with the intention of destroying the
Palestinian economy. Under the guise of "retaliation," "destroying
sniper hiding places" or "protecting Israeli settlers," Israeli
helicopter gunships have fired missiles into Gaza TV studios,
factories, office suites, police stations and administrative centers
of the Palestinian Authority, destroying them all.
American Genocide of the Vietnamese People, 1945-1974
"I would like to say that several months ago in Detroit we had an
investigation at which over 150 honorably discharged veterans
testified to war crimes committed in Southeast Asia. They told stories
that at times they had personally raped, cut off ears, cut off heads,
taped wires from portable telephones to human genitals and turned up
the power, cut off limbs, blown up bodies, randomly shot at civilians,
razed villages in a fashion reminiscent of Genghis Khan, shot cattle
and dogs for fun, poisoned food stocks and generally ravaged the
countryside of South Vietnam, in addition to the normal ravage of war
and the normal and very particular ravaging which is done by the
applied bombing power of this country."
Navy lieutenant, leader of Vietnam Veterans Against the War in
testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee 1971
During the Kennedy and Johnson administrations the number of murderous
U.S. military personnel invading Vietnam jumped from 23,000 in 1963 to
184,000 in 1966. During 13 years of America's war against the people
of Vietnam 8000,000 Tons of bombs (like Napalm and cluster bombs) and
defoliants (Agent Orange) were dropped in total — and at least 3
MILLION Vietnamese people were slaughtered During the Vietnam Genocide
there was even an official CIA program of systematic terror, torture
and mass-murder called Operation Phoenix.
The direct American genocide of the Cambodian people lasted from 1969
to 1975. After that the Khmer Rouge, America's covert clients, took
over the job. Estimated civilian deaths: 2,000,000 — 2,500,000
people From the U.S. Air Force carpet-bombing and the Khmer Rouge
From Derailing Democracy by Dave McGowan:
Not content with the destruction being wrought upon Southeast Asia,
the U.S. began a massive covert bombing campaign against Cambodia,
resulting in famine, economic chaos, and a staggeringly high death
The desperate conditions created by the bombing set the stage for the
rise to power of the Khmer Rouge, resulting in yet another round of
death and destruction for the besieged country.
From Rogue State by William Blum:
Cambodian Prince Sihanouk was yet another leader who did not fancy
being an American client. After many years of hostility toward his
regime, including assassination plots and the infamous Nixon/Kissinger
secret "carpet bombings" of 1969-70, Washington finally overthrew
Sihanouk in a coup in 1970.
This was all that was needed to impel Pol Pot and his Khmer Rouge
forces to enter the fray. Five years later, they took power. But the
years of American bombing had caused Cambodia's traditional economy to
vanish. The old Cambodia had been destroyed forever.
Incredibly, the Khmer Rouge were to inflict even greater misery upon
this unhappy land. And to multiply the irony, the United States
supported Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge after their subsequent defeat by
The United States Air Force dropped the equivalent of a planeload of
bombs every eight minutes for nine years on the people of Laos, from
1965 to 1973 — over 2,000,000 tons. This was some of the
heaviest aerial bombing in world history.
Estimated civilian deaths: 500,000 people
The United States dropped an estimated 285 million cluster bomblets
all over Southeast Asia during the course of the Vietnam War —
seven bomblets for every man, woman and child. By 1973 it was
estimated that there were at least nine million unexploded bomblets
still lying on Laotian territory. As much as half a million tons of
unexploded ordnance (primarily cluster-bombs) remains littered all
over the Laotian countryside — 35 years later.
Every year, throughout all these past 35 years, hundreds of innocent
Laotian children and civilian people are murdered or maimed by
American cluster-bombs. Bombs dropped by United States Air Force
From Rogue State
by William Blum:
The Laotian left, led by the Pathet Lao, tried to effect social change
peacefully, making significant electoral gains and taking part in
But the United States would have none of that.
The CIA and the State Department, through force, bribery and other
pressures, engineered coups in 1958, 1959 and 1960. Eventually, the
only option left for the Pathet Lao was armed force.
The CIA created its infamous "Arme Clandestine" — totaling
30,000, from every corner of Asia — to do battle, while the US
Air Force, between 1965 and 1973, rained down more than two million
tons of bombs upon the people of Laos, many of whom were forced to
live in caves for years in a desperate attempt to escape the monsters
falling from the sky.
After hundreds of thousands had been killed, many more maimed, and
countless bombed villages with hardly stone standing upon stone, the
Pathet Lao took control of the country, following on the heels of
events in Vietnam.
Between 1950 and 1953 the greatest devastation was of course inflicted
upon the civilian people of North Korea. The United States Corporate
Mafia Government and military were terribly frustrated by the heroic
determination of the Korean people and their Chinese allies to be free
of American domination. To teach them the "virtues" of the American
way, the Pentagon began a deliberate campaign of bloody genocide from
the air and on the ground beginning in June 1950, using 20 times more
napalm against the Korean people than it used in World War II.
It was during the Korean Genocide that American military personnel
first started using the term "gook." Many subhuman Americans felt it
was okay to slaughter Korean children and rape Korean women because
they were all just "gooks." This sort of bestial racism is a tradition
in the bloodthirsty United States military. War criminals always
attempt to justify their own evil inhumanity by imagining their
victims as being less than human.
by the end of America's genocidal assault nearly 3 million civilian
people in North Korea had died horribly, either directly from American
bombing and massacres or from war-related causes such as starvation
The events in Sinchon County are a typical example of American war
crimes in Korea. Sinchon was considered a Communist stronghold when
American troops occupied the town in September 1950. By the time a
North Korean and Chinese counter-offensive was able to drive them out
in early December 1950, racist American troops had already managed to
mass-murder 35,383 people — one out of every four of the
county's 140,000 inhabitants.
To this day a local museum carefully chronicles the extent of U.S. war
crimes in Sinchon: Americans burned 5,484 dwellings and destroyed 618
factories, public buildings and irrigation facilities, committing the
cold-blooded murder of tens of thousands of people in the process.
Then, when American troops were forced to retreat, they took revenge
on women and children. In order to make the world safe for democracy,
American troops murdered 900 helpless civilian people in an air-raid
shelter by pouring gasoline into the shelter's ventilation hole and
setting it on fire.
In Wonam-ri, North Korea, American troops locked 502 women and their
children in two storehouses and then burned them all alive too. This
was done in December 1950, while American politicians and military
leaders preached from every pulpit about the terrible threat of
"No refugees to cross the front line. Fire everyone trying to cross
8th Cavalry Regiment communications log two days before the No Gun Ri
"American soldiers played with our lives like boys playing with
Chun Choon-ja - a 12-year-old Korean girl in 1950 survivor of the No
Gun Ri massacre
In August, 1945 there was the truly unnecessary atomic-bomb genocide
of hundreds of thousands of Japanese CIVILIAN men, women and children
in Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
dropping the first atomic bomb, leaving perhaps 100,000 Japanese dead,
and tens of thousands more slowly dying from radiation poisoning.
Three days later, a second atomic bomb was dropped on the city of
Nagasaki, with perhaps 50,000 killed.
The ruthless use of this genocidal weapon was the greatest "psy-op" of
all time — a major example of psychological warfare. The
genocides of the people of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were America's
supreme acts of international terrorism. By dropping The Bomb the U.S.
Corporate Mafia Government was introducing the world to its new
1989 American Invasion of Panama
From Rogue State by William Blum:
Less than two weeks after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the United
States showed its joy that a new era of world peace was now possible
by invading Panama, as Washington's mad bombers struck again. On
December 20, 1989, a large tenement barrio in Panama City was wiped
out; 15,000 people were left homeless. Counting several days of ground
fighting between U.S. and Panamanian forces, 500 natives dead was the
official body count — i.e., what the United States and the new
U.S.-installed Panamanian government admitted to. Other sources,
examining more evidence, concluded that thousands had died.
Additionally, some 3,000 Panamanians were wounded, 23 Americans died,
324 were wounded.
Question from reporter: "Was it really worth it to send people to
their death for this? To get Noriega?"
George Bush: "Every human life is precious, and yet I have to answer,
yes, it has been worth it."
The era of "The Ugly American" was announced on August 6, 1945. It
continues to this day:
"The hidden hand of the market will never work without a hidden fist
— McDonald's cannot flourish without McDonnell-Douglas, the
designer of the F-15."
Thomas Friedman Ugly American columnist for the New York Times
In addition, the terrorist U.S. military and CIA have trained, armed,
funded, provided intelligence and direct military support for fascist
puppet-regimes and right-wing death-squads around the world.
It was just nine years after the United States Army Seventh Cavalry
slaughtered 300 helpless Lakota children, women and men at Wounded
Knee, South Dakota, in 1890:
In a major yet little-known campaign of the Spanish-American war, all
branches of the U.S. military committed the mass-murder of 200,000
civilian men, women and children in the Philippines. This genocide was
accomplished by a viciously racist United States Army, Navy and
Marines, from 1899 to 1902.
Why? Corporate profit. The Philippine islands were a profitable part
of the old Spanish Empire. They also provided a valuable base of
operations for the exploitation of China — which was far more
When the Filipinos resisted us — with the curious idea that they
had a right to control their own country — American soldiers,
sailors and Marines slaughtered and tortured them. Heroic American
soldiers even murdered ten-year-old Filipino boys.
This was the point in American history when the emphasis shifted from
the domestic abuse and exploitation of Indians and Africans to the far
more profitable field of international terrorism.
Mark Twain condemned the genocide in scathingly cynical terms. So did
others among that small percentage of Americans possessed of a human
President William McKinley, however, was of the official opinion that
the cruel bloodshed was "God's Will."
Saving Private Power:
The Hidden History of "The Good War"
by Michael Zezima
Soft Skull Press; ISBN 1-887128-45-x
Saving Private Power is the most provocative history of the "Good War"
ever published. It questions the ultra-patriotic assumptions we have
been taught since birth.
The U.S. did not enter WWII to end the Holocaust, to make the world a
safer place, or to stop fascism. The opposite is true. The U.S.
business class traded with Hitler and Mussolini up to and even during
the war. Henry Ford and Charles Lindbergh's public Hitlerphilia were
symbolic of the admiration of big business for Hitler's anticommunism.
Using techniques gleaned from modern advertising, the U.S. Office of
War Information injected anti-Japanese bloodlust and hysteria into the
population. When the U.S. killed 672,000 Japanese through
indiscriminate bombing, even Secretary of War Henry Stimson wondered
why "there has never been a protest over...such extraordinarily heavy
loss of life. There is something wrong with a country where no one
The Indian Genocide
"The destruction of the Indians of the Americas was, far and away, the
most massive act of genocide in the history of the world."
— David E. Stannard
In spite of that fact, the typical, mentally-sleeping American remains
only vaguely aware of the horrific holocaust of American Indians. Yet
every single locality where Americans make their homes today is
consecrated to the cause of cruel, racist inhumanity — with the
blood of Indian people. Every single locality where Americans make
their homes today is the scene of the murder, rape, torture and
impoverishment of the Indian people who lived there first.
But mainstream Americans would choke on their apple pie if they dared
to think about that. Too many Americans would rather stick their heads
in the sand about our evil history — just as they stick their
heads in the sand about what is happening today.
In the centuries after Christopher Columbus the Butcher, more than 100
million native people fell under the sadistic, racist rule of the