Some Numbers for Your Consumption





AFGHANISTAN 1-1.8 million The U.S. recruited young Islamic men to fight the Soviet invaders

and now those recruits are among the terrorists we fight.

ANGOLA 300,000 – 750,000 U.S. gave aid to help overthrow the government.

CHAD 40,000 CIA helped bring to power a leader responsible for killings.

COLOMBIA 87,000 U.S. supported Colombian state terrorism.

CONGO (formerly Zaire) 5 million U.S. helped to assassinate Patrice Lumumba and provided

millions of dollars in arms to all sides.

EAST TIMOR 200,000 U.S. approved use of its arms in Indonesian invasion of East Timor.

EL SALVADOR 75,000 $6 billion was given by the U.S. to crush a social justice movement.

GUATEMALA 200,000 CIA orchestrated a coup to stop the redistribution of land to peasants.

HAITI 30,000 – 100,000 U.S. sent millions of dollars to Duvalier to suppress his opponents.


CAMBODIA, LAOS) 3 – 7 million U.S. blocked a required election to unify North and South Vietnam.

INDONESIA .5 – 3 million CIA provided names to Indonesian death squads.

IRAN-IRAQ WAR (Iran: 262,000 and Iraq: 105,000) U.S. supported both nations at different times.

IRAQ 350,000 (1 st war vs. U.S.); 1,455,000 (2 nd war vs. U.S.) U.S. violated international law.

ISRAEL vs. PALESTINE 100,000 – 200,000 U.S. provides billions of dollars each year in aid to Israel.

KOREA 1.8 – 4.5 million U.S. paranoia about communism was the cause of this war.

LIBYA 100,000 Muammar Gaddafi was assassinated by rebels in 2011. The U.S.

had tried to assassinate him 25 years earlier.

PHILIPPINES 100,000 U.S. helped Philippine government repress indigenous movements.

SUDAN 2 million Human Rights groups said U.S. helped to topple the government.

SYRIA 250,000 – 450,000 U.S. wants to control oil and the route of a future pipeline.

U.S. 80,000-120,000 Deaths due mainly to Korean, Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan wars.

YUGOSLAVIA 100,000 – 300,000 U.S. used coercive methods to promote privatization.


Operation Condor: The U.S. facilitated communication against political opponents in a joint effort with ARGENTINA,

BOLIVIA, BRAZIL, CHILE, PARAGUAY and URUGUAY resulting in 13,000 deaths.

INDIVIDUAL NATIONS: BOLIVIA: 400 – Hugo Banzer, an oppressive leader, was trained in the U.S.; CHILE:

3,000 – CIA plot led to the death of President Salvador Allende; CUBA: 1,800 – 4,000 – U.S. organized the failed

invasion of Cuba to oust Castro; DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: 3,000 – Juan Bosch, advocate of land reform, was

deposed by a CIA coup; GEORGIA: US trained Georgian army invaded South Ossetia, killing several hundred people;

GRENADA: 277 – U.S. deposed Maurice Bishop who opposed the quarantine of Cuba; HONDURAS: 400 – U.S.

supported Battalion 316 which kidnapped, killed and tortured citizens; HUNGARY: 3,000 The U.S. Radio Free Europe

gave rebels against Soviet rule hope for Western aid, but this did not happen; NICARAGUA: 25,000 – U.S. provided

military aid to the Contras to overthrow the government; NEPAL: 8,000 – 12,000 – U.S. provided arms and advisers

to the Nepalese government; PANAMA: 500 – 4,000 – U.S. kidnapped Pres. Noriega, leaving devastation behind in

Panama; SOUTH AFRICA: The CIA was responsible for the capture of Mandela and violated the arms embargo

against S. Africa. 21,000 deaths during apartheid; UKRAINE: 8,000 – Activities of the U.S. ambassador led to the war.

Killer drones: U.S. has used them to kill about 4,700 people in AFGHANISTAN, ALGERIA, IRAN, IRAQ,

LIBYA, PAKISTAN, SOMALIA, and YEMEN, in violation of international law.

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