False Pretexts of War
Is it not unusual that nearly every war America engages in, is based upon a false or manufactured pretext?
|13 May 1846||Manufactured border disputes used as a false pretext for the U.S. to declare war on Mexico.|
|15 Feb 1898||Sinking of the U.S.S. Maine used as a false pretext for the Spanish-American War.|
|7 May 1915||Sinking of the Lusitania used as a false pretext for the United States to enter World War I. Purportedly a luxury cruise liner, Lusitania also contained 6 millions rounds of ammunition -- a munitions cargo for Britain, making it a warship and a legitimate target for attack.|
|1 Sep 1939||Fake Polish intrusion into Germany used as a false pretext for Adolf Hitler to invade Poland.|
|7 Aug 1964||Gulf of Tonkin resolution used as a false pretext for the Vietnam War.|
|25 Oct 1983||Saving American medical students used as a false pretext to invade Grenada.|
|16 Dec 1989||A purported attack on a U.S. soldier by Panamanian forces used as a false pretext for the invasion of Panama.|
|20 Mar 2003||Weapons of Mass Destruction used as a false pretext to invade Iraq.|
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