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Who has been bombed by the United States over the past 30 years and what has this led to

As you know, Washington can not stay away from the events taking place in the world. Over the past 30 years, the US military has conducted more than 10 large-scale military operations for the sake of world peace. The politics of Washington, which tried on the role of the world gendarme and does not want to part with it, can safely apply the well-known joke: "There will be no war, but there will be such a struggle for peace that there will be no stone unturned." But, in fairness, it is worth noting that part of the military operations against independent states of the United States was carried out with the approval of the UN Security Council. However, in this case, no one guaranteed the positive effect of military intervention.

This topic is relevant primarily because of the situation around Syria, where the fact of the use of chemical weapons against the civilian population, however, it is not completely clear by whom. For the intervention in Iraq in 2003, the Americans had enough of a fake accusation that Saddam Hussein has weapons of mass destruction, which was then never found. In the current situation for Damascus, everything is much worse, Syria does have chemical weapons and has already massively used it once. Currently, the NATO military operation against Syria has been prevented. Washington supported the unexpected proposal of Russia for the complete destruction of the Damascus chemical weapons arsenal under the supervision of international observers. However, no one can with 100% surely guarantee that the aggravation of the situation around Syria will end there.

US military operations over the past 30 years

Grenada, 1983 year. Unilateral intervention by the United States.

After the military coup that took place in Grenada in 1979, the left-wing New JEWEL Movement came to power in the country. In October, 1983, under the pretext of protecting several hundred US medical students from the country, as well as at the request of a number of countries from the Organization of American States - Antigua and Barbuda, Saint Lucia, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Dominica - US President Ronald Reagan ordered the start of a military operation, code-named "Outbreak of Rage."

Who has been bombed by the United States over the past 30 years and what has this led to
Downed American helicopter on the beach of Grenada

The American army quickly managed to suppress the weak, poorly equipped armed forces of Grenada, who did not exceed 1000 people. It was one of the few cases when the US did not support even the allies. The United Kingdom, France, Sweden, the countries of the socialist bloc and the state of Latin America spoke against the military operation. In this case, the invasion of Grenada was the first in stories US military operation abroad after the Vietnam War. Despite some local failures, the operation was successful. This military operation played a role in restoring the lost prestige of the American army. Lessons learned from it were used in the preparation of a much larger invasion of Panama. Moreover, for Grenada itself, with the exception of regime change, the operation did not have any special consequences. The United States even provided 110 with a million dollars in compensation for damage caused during the operation.

Panama, 1989 year. Unilateral intervention by the United States.

In the middle of the 1980, relations between Panama and the United States began to deteriorate. The cause of the looming conflict was the conditions for the transfer of control over the Panama Canal, which is of strategic importance. At that moment, when the government of Panama began to implement a foreign policy that was independent of the United States, and began to strengthen ties with the countries of South and Central America, serious economic, diplomatic and informational pressure began on the part of Washington. The introduction of economic sanctions against Panama was followed by a coup attempt prepared by the United States, which ended in failure. As a result, in December 1989, US President George W. Bush ordered the start of the “Just Cause” military operation.

The result of the operation was the change of the pro-American government of Panama. The new president, Guillermo Endar Galimani, almost immediately began the process of combating the memory of the former president of the country, Torihos, who advocated the nationalization of the Panama Canal. The US military operation in Panama was the first American intervention in history when Washington used the slogans of “preserving and restoring democracy” as a theoretical rationale for the operation.

In the course of the military operation in Panama, the American army launched air and artillery strikes on urban areas. Destroyed many civilian infrastructure, residential buildings. The total damage to the economy of Panama amounted to about 1 billion dollars. Another effect of the US invasion was the deterioration of the living conditions of the population. The statement of the International Committee of the Red Cross noted a shortage of medicines, essential goods, which caused the death of several people, and the disorganization of the work of public utilities in the country caused an epidemic. Also, during the fighting, the movement of ships along the Panama Canal was stopped, which in turn caused damage to the economies of states that were not involved in the conflict.

Libya, 1986 year. Military operation "Canyon Eldorado."

The military operation, code-named "Eldorado Canyon," was carried out against Libya in April 1986. The operation provided for a short-lived bombing attack on important military and administrative facilities of the country. The strike was made using tactical aircraft aviation. All targets designated for destruction were hit. 17 Libyan fighters and 10 Il-76 military transport aircraft were destroyed on the ground. The reason for the operation was the accusation of Libya in supporting international terrorism. In particular, Tripoli was accused of organizing a series of terrorist attacks against American citizens in Europe (an explosion on board a Rome-Athens flight on April 2, 1986, an explosion at a La Belle disco in West Berlin, which was visited by American soldiers).

Most likely, Libya was not involved in any major terrorist attack until 1988, when a Pan Am aircraft exploded in the sky over Lockerbie in Scotland. This attack claimed the lives of 259 passengers and crew members, as well as 11 people who died on the ground. In 2003, Libya recognized the responsibility of its officials for the explosion on board the Pan Am 103 flight.

Iraq, 1991 year. The military operation of the Multinational Force (MNF) with the approval of the UN.

The reason for the military conflict was the attack of Iraq on Kuwait. In July, 1990, Baghdad declared Kuwait in that it is waging an economic war against Iraq by lowering oil prices on the world market, as well as in illegal oil production on Iraqi territory from the large Rumaila border field. As a result, in August 1990, the Iraqi army invaded Kuwait and easily occupied the country. Baghdad announced the annexation of the country, which became the 19-th province within Iraq and was named Al-Saddamia. In response to the regime of Saddam Hussein, sanctions were imposed. The UN Security Council convened urgently, which condemned the actions of Iraq and made a proposal to organize an international coalition led by the United States. It was announced the start of the operation under the code name "Desert Shield", which provided for the concentration of coalition troops in the region. In January 1991, the Ministry of Taxes and Tax Collection started the operation “Desert Storm”, as well as “Desert Saber” (for the liberation of Kuwait).

"Highway of Death" section between Kuwait and Basra

The bombing of Iraq by the forces of the international coalition, the backbone of which was the US military, began in January 1991, in February, an operation of ground forces took place, which ended in a crushing defeat of the Iraqi army. By April 1991, the fighting was completely stopped. In total, 665,5 thousands of US troops managed to take part in the conflict. The US Army lost 383 people killed and 467 injured, Iraq’s losses amounted to 40 thousands killed and about 100 thousands injured. After a long air offensive, the coalition forces defeated the Iraqi units within a few days, and a complete crushing victory was won. All resolutions of the UN Security Council regarding the conflict were able to be fulfilled, Kuwait was liberated.

Somalia, 1993 year. Intervention by the United States and several other states with the approval of the United Nations.

The operation in Somalia is one of the inglorious pages of US history, along with the military conflict in Vietnam. She is familiar to many inhabitants in the film The Fall of the Black Hawk. At the beginning of the 1980s, a civil war broke out in Somalia, the Somali opposition launched a struggle against the country's legitimate government. By the beginning of the 1990s, a large-scale civil war was in full swing in the country, Somalia was on the verge of a humanitarian catastrophe. According to expert estimates, the famine in Somalia at the beginning of the 1990s caused the death of nearly a thousand 300 residents. In December 1992, the UN peacekeeping force was introduced into the country, which operated as part of the operation called “Return of Hope”. In reality, this operation began with the landing of US marines in the capital, Mogadishu. In 1993, Operation Continued Hope was launched. The purpose of this operation was to capture one of the leaders of a local armed group that claimed power in the country, Mohammed Farrah Aidid.

However, they failed to catch him, and the attempt to arrest his supporters ended in a city battle in Mogadishu. The fighting continued from 3 to 4 in October 1993, and ended with unreasonably large losses of peacekeepers. The Americans lost 18 people killed and 84 injured, 1 people were captured, the rebels managed to shoot down the 2 helicopter and destroy several cars. The operation ended in complete failure and caused the United States to decide to withdraw its troops from the country. The conflict in Somalia is still not resolved.

Yugoslavia, 1995 year. NATO military operation without UN approval.

The first large-scale military operation in the history of the NATO bloc was held in violation of the principles of international law. The UN Security Council did not adopt a resolution that authorized the use of military force by the countries of the North Atlantic Alliance. As part of the Bosnian war that unfolded in 1992, Washington and its NATO allies openly took an anti-Serb position, speaking in support of the Bosnian Muslims. In 1995, NATO conducted Operation Deliberate Force, which was accompanied by air strikes against Bosnian Serb positions. For the first time after World War II, combat aircraft of the German Air Force took part in this operation. As a result of the operation, the military potential of the Bosnian Serbs was significantly undermined, which led their leaders to agree to the path of peace negotiations.

Afghanistan and Sudan, 1998 year. Unilateral US military strike.

In 1998, large-scale terrorist attacks were committed against US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania. According to American intelligence, the blow was struck earlier by a little-known terrorist group Al-Qaeda. In response to these attacks, US President Bill Clinton responded with air strikes using cruise missiles at Al Qaeda camps in Afghanistan and a pharmaceutical factory in Sudan. The factory, according to the American authorities, produced chemical weapons. Missile strikes were carried out as part of Operation Unlimited Reach. It is worth noting that this factory was the largest manufacturer of medicines in Sudan.

At the explosion site of the embassy in Nairobi

At present, historians and analysts say that this operation was regarded by Bin Laden, who joked that as a result of air strikes only chickens and camels died, as the inability of the US to engage in open confrontation with its forces. That only provoked the activity of terrorists. In October, an al-Qaida bomber bomber blew up the USS Cole destroyer while he was refueling in the port of Aden in Yemen. The explosion killed 2000 US military. A year later, the September 77 attacks in New York and Washington caused the death of almost 11 thousands of civilians.

Yugoslavia, 1999 of the year. NATO intervention without UN approval.

The Kosovo war, which began in the 1996 year, was the pretext for the start of armed intervention by the United States and the NATO bloc. Under the pretext of committing crimes against humanity and ethnic cleansing in the province, as well as failure to comply with the requirements for the withdrawal of the Serbian army from the Serbian autonomous region of Kosovo and Metohija, in March 1999, the military operation “Allied force” began. The United States participated in this campaign as part of Operation Noble Anvil. Like the airstrikes on the Bosnian Serb positions in 1995, this operation was positioned by Washington as a “humanitarian intervention.” As part of this “humanitarian intervention,” NATO aircraft for almost 2,5 months struck not only military infrastructure, but also Serbian cities, civilian objects, bridges and industrial enterprises. Belgrade and other major cities of the country were subjected to rocket fire and air strikes.

A series of air strikes led to the final collapse of Yugoslavia. The total damage from the raids was estimated at 1 billion dollars. The country's economy has suffered tremendous damage. A total of 1991 attack was carried out on the industrial and social infrastructure facilities. As a result of the bombing were completely destroyed or damaged 89 factories, 14 airfields, 120 energy facilities, 128 facilities industry of services, 48 hospitals and clinics, 82 bridge, 118 sake and TV repeaters, 61 tunnel and road junction, 35 churches and 29 monasteries, 18 kindergartens, 70 schools, 9 university faculties buildings, 4 hostels. About 500 thousands of people in the country were left without work. Civilian casualties were at least 500 people, including 88 children (excluding the injured).

Kosovo during the operation almost gained independence. Currently, this state is recognized by 103 countries from 193 UN member states (53,4%). At the same time, 2 permanent members of the UN Security Council (Russia and China), as well as more 1 / 3 countries belonging to the UN, refuse to recognize the independence of Kosovo, for this reason the country cannot take its place in the UN.

Afghanistan, 2001 year - our days. NATO intervention without UN approval.

After the horrific 11 attacks of September 2001, US President George W. Bush demanded that the Taliban move the extradition of Osama bin Laden. At the same time, the Taliban re-responded to the US authorities with a refusal, as in the 1998 year after the terrorist attacks in Kenya and Tanzania. After that, the US government initiated the military operation "Unlimited Justice", which was quickly renamed to "Enduring Freedom." In October, 2001 began the bombing and rocket bombardment of the positions of the Taliban troops. Sanctions by the UN Security Council on the introduction of military troops in Afghanistan - the International Security Assistance Force - were adopted after the actual start of the operation. This armed conflict is the longest in US history. Currently, the US land force is in the process of leaving the country.

The operation cannot be called successful, since it was completely impossible to unite Afghanistan and bring it back to peaceful life. During the operation, about 500 thousands of inhabitants of the country became refugees, from 14 to 34 thousands of people died. At the same time, not only residents of Afghanistan, but also neighboring states are becoming victims of the conflict. Americans are actively using their UAVs for strikes on terrorists in Pakistan, in some cases civilians are killed by these air strikes. Also, with the fall of the Taliban regime, the production of raw opium significantly increased in the country.

Iraq, 2003 year, the intervention of the United States and a number of allies without issuing sanctions from the UN.

Washington, with the help of fabricated evidence and incorrect intelligence, tried to convince the countries of the world that Iraq was actively developing weapons of mass destruction and possessed chemical weapons. However, the vote on the version of the resolution proposed by the United States did not take place. The representatives of Russia, France and the PRC made it clear that they would veto any draft resolution that would contain an ultimatum with the possibility of using force against Iraq. Despite this, the United States and its allies launched Operation Iraqi Freedom in March 2003. Already in May of the same year, US President George W. Bush announced the end of the active phase of hostilities. As in 1991, the Iraqi army was quickly defeated, the regime of Saddam Hussein fell, and he himself was later executed.

The official date for the end of the Iraq war is 2011, the year when the last US military were withdrawn from the country. The military campaign in Iraq cost the United States 4423 dead and 31 935 injured, the civilian population of Iraq is hard to estimate the loss, but the number of dead has exceeded 100 thousands of people. After the overthrow of the regime of Saddam Hussein, a wave of terror swept the country. Major terrorist attacks in Iraq occur to this day. It is worth noting that the United States not only overthrew the Hussein regime, but also invested heavily in the reconstruction of the country. By 2010, the volume of US investments in the construction of social and industrial infrastructure in Iraq amounted to 44,6 billion.

Libya, 2011 year. NATO intervention with UN Security Council approval.

In February, 2011 began a riot in Libya that escalated into a full-scale armed conflict between opposition groups and government forces led by Muammar Gaddafi. On the basis of the unproven use of aviation to suppress peaceful protests at the end of February 2011, the UN Security Council adopted a resolution that introduced sanctions against the official Tripoli. In March, 2011, another resolution was adopted that established an unmanned zone over Libyan territory. After the adoption of this resolution, NATO aviation began to bombard the positions of government troops and military infrastructure. Officially, the civil war in Libya ended with the murder in October 2011 of Muammar Gaddafi. However, armed clashes between paramilitary groups and various militias continue to this day.

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  1. waisson
    waisson 24 September 2013 08: 24
    nothing good it didn’t
    1. Stiletto
      Stiletto 24 September 2013 09: 08
      Quote: waisson
      nothing good it didn’t

      But Lockheed Martin, Raytheon and other US tricks, a colleague, you probably would not agree with))))
    2. Geisenberg
      Geisenberg 24 September 2013 09: 51
      Quote: waisson
      nothing good it didn’t

      For the attacked, yes. The Americans, due to the war, solved their minor problems.
      1. RussianRu
        RussianRu 24 September 2013 12: 50
        They solve their minor problems and their conscience does not torment them.
      2. 31231
        31231 24 September 2013 14: 22
        Alas, during these wars their public debt sharply grew. As a result: the current sequestration.
    3. alone
      alone 24 September 2013 23: 04
      these attacks led to mass destruction, the death of a large number of civilians. later in some countries it raised the degree of terrorism and interethnicity. in a word, where the American military appeared there was one sheer sorrow !!
    4. 755962
      755962 25 September 2013 00: 07
      Obama vs. the Fed. Will there be a civil war in the States?
      24.09.2013 // 14: 28

      The situation that has developed in America after the G20 forum is paradoxical. For the first time since the financiers in the person of the Fed took complete control of America, America decided to try to free itself from the captivity of the Fed. Yes Yes exactly.
  2. holding
    holding 24 September 2013 08: 45
    Loafers in one word.
    1. Algor73
      Algor73 24 September 2013 10: 10
      Well, why bezpredelshchiki? They are "peace bearers". Only the world in them has a different understanding.
  3. Golosey
    Golosey 24 September 2013 09: 15
    Here! 30 years of unrestrained, not counting the Vietnam War.
    1. Praetorian
      Praetorian 24 September 2013 09: 29
      But is the Vietnam War not a mess? They have accumulated them, having fabricated an Vietnamese attack on their ship.
      1. Ivan_Ivanov
        Ivan_Ivanov 24 September 2013 09: 54
        It’s just that Viet Nam was earlier, considered in the article of a time period.
  4. Ivan_Ivanov
    Ivan_Ivanov 24 September 2013 09: 47
    Libya, 2011 year. NATO intervention with UN Security Council approval.

    There was no UN sanction on intervention in Libya.
  5. The Indian Joe
    The Indian Joe 24 September 2013 10: 01
    America is a rabid beast that rushes at all the weak, refusing to obey it.
  6. 222222
    222222 24 September 2013 10: 09
    Fascist Americanism .. The disease of pseudo states, without history, the traditions of the people ,,,,
  7. 0255
    0255 24 September 2013 10: 34
    A cool downed helicopter looks on the Cote d'Azur. More such pictures smile Interestingly, the US wrote it off for non-combat reasons?
  8. smiths xnumx
    smiths xnumx 24 September 2013 10: 37
    About Grenada:
    ... during the landing, about a hundred transport helicopters were shot down. And almost all the downed helicopters had on board from 15 to 30 people and 3-5 crew members each. Thus, even if not everyone on the downed helicopters died, then even the death toll only on the downed helicopters should have been about 2 thousand. It is known for certain that a group of special forces "Delta" in the amount of two hundred people perished in ten helicopters shot down in Grenada in full force, not having time to join the battle. The Delta Group was called the elite of the American special forces. But in the entire history of its existence, this group has never been able to engage in battle with a real enemy. In Grenada, the Delta group died completely. Survived staff and maintenance personnel who did not leave the United States. The most interesting thing is that all American helicopters and planes were shot down in Grenada by Soviet weapons from the Second World War: heavy machine guns DShK model 1938 and 37-mm automatic anti-aircraft guns "61-K" model 1939 Although also used in small quantities of 57-mm automatic anti-aircraft guns "S-60" mod. November 1951, XNUMX In two weeks of fighting in Grenada, Americans lost as many helicopters as Soviet troops did in the first six years of the war in Afghanistan. Such large losses in people (3 killed) and equipment (100 transport and 20 combat helicopters, 10 combat aircraft) were caused by the fact that the 30th US forces clashed with about a thousand Cubans, around which about 3 soldiers and officers united the Grenadian army and police who wanted to fight, and armed party activists. At the same time, out of a thousand Cubans, only two hundred were officers (army, police, state security) who trained the Grenadians from the corresponding power structures. The remaining 800 Cubans are civilian builders who have modernized the Grenada International Airport and previously served in the army. While most of the Cuban military advisers organized and led the resistance of those parts of the army and police that wished to fight, the Cuban workers, picking up small arms abandoned by most of the Grenadian army, as well as large-caliber DShK machine guns, 37-mm anti-aircraft guns "61-K", mortars and recoilless guns gave an organized rebuff to the invading forces. First, they shot several hundred parachuting soldiers from the 82nd Airborne Division right in the air, then shot down dozens of transport and combat helicopters and several attack aircraft from aircraft carriers. Despite the overwhelming superiority in firepower and manpower, the Americans could not break the resistance of the Cubans until they ran out of ammunition. Having destroyed about 2 thousand Americans in a few days of fighting in the airport area, the Cubans during this time, according to the Americans themselves, lost 50 people killed. This loss ratio suggests that in 1983 American officers also did not know how to control artillery fire and airstrikes, as during the First and Second World Wars.

    1. Andrey57
      Andrey57 24 September 2013 11: 48
      Well done Cubans - they don’t have the experience of exterminating rabid mattress dogs, starting from the Gulf of Pigs in Cuba and further down the list: Angola, Mozambique, Namibia, Ethiopia, Grenada - there were not all mattress troops, but everywhere there were their instructors and special forces, but in Grenada they wiped the vaunted mattress warriors to the fullest !!!
      1. smiths xnumx
        smiths xnumx 24 September 2013 13: 29
        To begin with, many North Koreans and Chinese wiped off mattresses during the Korean War of 1950-1953, Vietnamese in Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, even Somali pirates in 1993, when poorly trained militants of General Aidid, by the way in 1960-1963 years of training in Moscow, defeated an elite American special forces, which lost 19 people dead (18 Americans and 1 Malaysian), about 80 people injured, 1 person captured (pilot “Super 64” Mike Durant, subsequently released), two helicopter and several cars.
        EE_% 281993% 29

        the corpse of one of the killed Americans sergeant David William Cleveland Somalis dragged along the streets of Mogadishu
    2. Avenger711
      Avenger711 24 September 2013 14: 12
      You yourself are not funny about a few hundred helicopters?
      1. smiths xnumx
        smiths xnumx 24 September 2013 16: 14
        I’m not, it’s not funny for you to count losses in the same Korea as the ratio of losses of 15 MiG-15s to 1 Saber, and Israel, won, counted in 1982, as many as 81 Syrian aircraft shot down, with the loss of only one of its own. However, the Israeli Air Force does not acknowledge the loss of ANY of its aircraft in air combat, even officially confirmed ones.
    3. roial
      roial 24 September 2013 16: 22
      Comrade Kuznetsov you are not tired of distributing different garbage. Where did you get that more than a hundred helicopters were shot down there ????
      The main landing was carried out using aircraft and amphibious means.

      And there is no need to tell tales about the destruction of the "Delta" group and the fact that it has never been able to engage in battle with a real enemy
      1. smiths xnumx
        smiths xnumx 24 September 2013 16: 45
        The fact that the many thousands of losses of American troops killed during the fighting in Grenada are a reality and that the cause of these losses were Cubans is evidenced by the behavior of American troops in Grenada in relation to the building of the Cuban embassy and Cuban diplomats. A few hours after the start of the American invasion, Cuban diplomats, knowing well the nature of their northern neighbor, hastily left their embassy building and took refuge with their Soviet colleagues. A few days later, completely angry at their unexpectedly gigantic losses, the Americans literally smashed the building of the Cuban embassy brick by brick. But American losses from Cuban fire continued to skyrocket, and American anger grew just as rapidly. And when, after the capture of Grenada, the evacuation of all who was in the building of the Soviet embassy began from the island, American soldiers and officers formed a "living corridor" in the airport hall and, passing the evacuees through it, awarded generous slaps and kicks to all men who had at least the slightest signs of Hispanic appearance. Since the Americans, for all the mass of their negative qualities, still cannot be called sadists, such, to put it mildly, unusual behavior could only be caused by unusually high losses. But something is still wrong with the Americans' heads. With the Cubans captured at the airport, who sent a couple of thousand of their compatriots to the next world, they treated, in general, observing the international conventions on prisoners of war, and the Cuban diplomats, who did not touch them with a finger, were beaten. The Americans, of course, did not learn any lessons from their next mistakes and fundamental flaws in the structure of the armed forces, revealed by the battles in Grenada - due to the complete absence of a tendency to self-criticism in the Anglo-Saxon nature.

    4. Aaron Zawi
      Aaron Zawi 24 September 2013 22: 09
      Do you yourself believe in all this?
    5. Turtles
      Turtles 28 September 2013 15: 42

      the invasion of US troops (forces) in Grenada in order to establish a proamer in the country. mode. Under the pretext of ensuring security Amer. Citizens in Grenada, made in the USA 21.10.1983/7/400 decided with the support of 70 countries of the Caribbean bass. (allocated only 35 troops) to invade its ter. The operation was carried out unification. interventionist forces supported by aircraft carriers. beats US Navy groups (an aircraft carrier - 1800 military units, a helicopter carrier - 5 helicopters, an amphibious assault force. A group - 1200 naval infantrymen and 43 corps guards). They were opposed by approx. 25 people Nar.-revolution. Army (NRA) and units Nar. Grenada police, 900 cubic meters. military personnel. Oct 1600 in the worsening situation inside the country, the Americans landed an air force in Grenada. landing (St. 15 people). In the beginning. The operation involved 27 people. invasion forces, to con. her - up to XNUMX thousand people. Having broken the resistance of the NRA and the police, Amer. troops October XNUMX captured the capital of Grenada - St. George's and established control over the country.
      And where are hundreds of helicopters here?
  9. Grigorich 1962
    Grigorich 1962 24 September 2013 11: 03
    Only Russia is able to stop this American outrage
    1. VARCHUN
      VARCHUN 23 October 2013 17: 39
      Something about Bukhara, Yeltsin thought completely friendly, they dragged the country away, cut everything that threatened or posed a threat to macaques, I’m sure that now in the Russian Armed Forces everything is not so good, although I have an understanding of the eastern neighbor.
  10. v.lyamkin
    v.lyamkin 24 September 2013 11: 04
    Unmanned zone. I noticed a long time ago that something was wrong with the English language. What is written does not match what is read. But I never would have thought that "unmanned" means: bomb and shoot.
    1. bif
      bif 24 September 2013 11: 50
      An unmanned zone means drones flying and bombing residential areas with civilians ... and whoever has no drones sits on the ground.
      1. vladstro
        vladstro 24 September 2013 18: 12
        Yes, and there’s another concept: humanitarian bombardment is the same from users
  11. Wii
    Wii 24 September 2013 11: 55
    Quote: Native American Joe
    America is a rabid beast that rushes at all the weak, refusing to obey it.

    It would be nice for this beast to bite itself!
  12. nod739
    nod739 24 September 2013 13: 23
    over the past 30 years - it's interesting

    but it would be even more interesting to compare the last 30 military operations abroad (well, or in disputed territories) of the USSR / Russia, where there were casualties (it doesn’t matter which ones - civilian military, opposition, or someone accidentally crushed)
    IMHO with us this list will stretch over centuries, but the Yankees will fit into the second half of the 20th century
  13. Farvil
    Farvil 24 September 2013 16: 17
    The time will come and an American court will be held over the American fascists.
  14. Alikovo
    Alikovo 24 September 2013 17: 17
    Operation against Iraq-Iraqi freedom. Under the Saddam, freedom was more in Iraq than now.
  15. xomaNN
    xomaNN 24 September 2013 17: 32
    I very much hope that the Americans, who are very sensitive to the loss of even a dozen of their soldiers (see the Somali events), will not go into Syria. And if they do climb, their victory will be "Pyrrhic" by the results!
    1. VARCHUN
      VARCHUN 23 October 2013 17: 43
      So look at their tactics. First, reconnaissance (espionage, bribery), then bombardment of everything in the warehouses was overloaded, and only then gathered the NATO brothers, since the infantry was planted in the gut themselves. Saddam could put them in their place, but the venality of his generals nullified everything.
  16. Avdy
    Avdy 24 September 2013 18: 34
    Quote: Alikovo
    Operation against Iraq-Iraqi freedom. Under the Saddam, freedom was more in Iraq than now.

    Like in Libya under Gaddafi ...
  17. Bersaglieri
    Bersaglieri 24 September 2013 21: 33
    Quote: smiths xnumx
    About Grenada:
    ... during the landing, about a hundred transport helicopters were shot down.

    About 100 helicopters, a fairy tale, of course. Especially, taking into account the fact that their total in the composition of the attacking forces was 3 times less.

    5 or 6 Sea Knights with marines were knocked out (due to underestimation of the enemy US Marines) (which, however, does not diminish the courage of the local Melisionas and Cubans, who, in conditions of complete superiority of the enemy, managed to inflict losses on him).
    VARCHUN 23 October 2013 17: 50
    Dear forum users, as one well-known one said, there will be a holiday on our street. It is no secret that the USA is not such a strong power anymore and our Slavic mentality with our ancient technologies has always borne fruit, so wait and see. That's just one bad thing the venality of country officials remained.
  19. onavii
    onavii 10 February 2015 08: 40
    it is a nation of exiled convicts and rapists; they don’t even have the name of the country as such. and today they bring peace and democracy !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Someone will stop them someday !!!!!!!!!
  20. Sergey_12
    Sergey_12 19 June 2020 00: 49
    No matter how much the rope twists, the end will be!