None of the countries you listed were in the Middle East.I was trying to keep my arguments to the Middle East region because that's what you wanted to argue about,
We didn't install any of those people they came to power through their own means, though the U.S. may have supported them to various degrees after they were already in power.but that region certainly doesn't contain the best examples. Historically, our puppet dictators have been installed in other parts of the world -- places like Honduras (Roberto Cordova) and Taiwan (Chiang Kai-shek), El Salvador (Cristiani), South Vietnam (Ngo Dinh Diem), and in Africa -- Liberia (Samuel Doe), Zaire (Mobuto Sese Seko) and Morocco (Hassan II).
We didn't install him, in fact he actually came to power democratically though became increasingly authoritarian due to reactionary policies implemented in response to Communist forces.The Carter Administration inserted Ferdinand Marcos in the Phillipines.
We may have backed a coup against another authoritarian I have seen no evidence for direct U.S. involvment though.The CIA backed Efrain Rios Montt's campaign to oust the leadership in Guatemala.
No we didn't. Noriega manipulated U.S. foreign policy to suit his own agenda and the CIA turned a blind eye to his drug trafficing but we didn't install him, we in fact ousted him from power.We inserted Noriega in Panama.
We didn't install him.We continued to support Ozal in Turkey despite the fact that he committed many of the same crimes we criticized Saddam Hussein for.
Yes we backed the Shah in his counter-coup against Mossadeq after Mossadeq dissolved parliament through a fraudulent referendum in which he garnered a 99.9% yay vote and then proceeded to legislate by decree, because (survey says) the Parliament refused to grant him direct control over the military.For 20 years, we backed Pahlevi in Iran, with the CIA managing daily operations to support his tactics of torture and violent suppression.
Pinochet was ordered by the Chilean Chamber of Deputies and Chilean Supreme Court to oust Allende from power for his numerous violattions of the Constitution. There is no evidence demonstrating that the U.S. directly supported the Pinochet coup.And remember Pinochet in Chile? Guess who led the effort to overthrow his predecessor?
They're not actually.These are not all examples of dictators that the United States flat out "installed," but most of them are,
With the exception of Turkey and Iran none of those have anything to do with the Muslim world whatsoever and Iran isn't even the same type of Islam that attacked us on 9-11.and we financially supported every single one of them.
So now the U.S. is at fault for other peoples perceptions whether true or untrue?And the President in Azerjiban is widely viewed as a product of American influence, although it's hard to say what is and isn't true there.
The 18 million figure is listed as THE highest credible estimate and it's from the 1960's but even so states that it wasn't the result of genocide but disease.As to the population of Native Americans, perhaps you should read more carefully. The estimate of 900,000 was credible at the time -- 100 years ago.
Prove it.Since then, no attempt to discern the actual number has used such primitive methodology (they were estimates that were based on multiplying previously recorded estimates) and none have ever estimated the number to be so low. That's why I used the number 12 million, all of the most credibly studies hover around 12 million.
They didn't own the land, they did not even have the concept of land ownership, they were nomadic, there was not a single permanent settlment in North America at the time the Europeans arrived.It's funny that you "clarified" that 18 million is the highest estimate, since my post SAID that's the highest estimate. Either way, there's a more important number -- .8%. Native Americans used to comprise 100% of this country, now they are .8% of the nation's demographic. We took their land,
The vast majority of deaths have been attributed to disease.brutally killed their men, women, and children,
Really? When did the U.S. ever forcefully convert anyone? When did the British use forced conversions?and subsequently destroyed major portions of their languages and cultural traditions, then we forced them to convert to Christianity.
Anyways this is a very good description of the Arabization of the lands conquered by Islam.
I'm not sure why you would want to defend these actions. It removes any credibility you might otherwise retain.