Is the USA a bully?
I wish you unearth some of your history that still remains kidnapped in the archives of U.S National Security. As an example let me remind you of the embarrassing episode of the - unprovoked - invasion at Bay of Pigs, Cuba. Where a CIA-led, trained and equipped brigade of Cuban renegades hit the beach at Bahia de Cochinos and was quickly defeated.
The final arrogance, CIAs failure to inform themselves about Castros strength and his peoples spirit or even to inform their own infiltration teams, I attribute to the "gook syndrome". American policy makers suffer from it chronically. They tend to underestimate grossly the capabilities and determination of people who committed the sin of not having been born Americans, especially "gooks" whose skins are less than white. It was fatal in Vietnam. It could have been fatal off the Bay of Pigs where one of the five American escort destroyers was bracketed by 2 tank shells. As the Essex jet carrier launched and retrieved UNMARKED Skyhawk jet fighters and as shots were being fired at the beach, the American Ambassador had the nerve to stand before the U.N. General Assembly and denied any American intervention in that ongoing aggression. After this immoral intervention, Cuba was forced to seek shelter under the Soviet wing. That is right, the USA succeeded only in driving Cuba into a closer alliance with Moscow in exchange of a defense pact and accepted the installation of nuclear missiles on Cuban soil. It was only then that Cuba declared itself a Communist state.
World war III or even a nuclear holocaust could have been unleashed by the subsequent nuclear stand off provoked by the USA. The whole world looked down "the gun barrel of nuclear war". Thank you. My parents loved every day of it. And if that was not enough, USA proceeded to infiltrate even more CIA agents and indulged on sabotage over the decades, including placing of land mines which to date, STILL claim lives of Cuban peasants. But who cares if a 4 year old girl blown up by American land mineshe was only Cuban, she was a gook.
In the years following the Bay of Pigs, one president after another has pursued a goal of ILLEGITIMATE aggression to (eg. Guatemala - twice, Salvador, Nicaragua, Panama to name a few). They all chose to use covert operations operations that in numerous cases, consequently came back to do far more harm to the USA than the targeted "enemy" ever could.
Still, I am hopeful of your Nation. Why? Because the alternative is too painful to experience over and over.
Yes, Hussein has to be taken out either now or later but unfortunately, foreign policy towards paceful countries is often less than fair and often abusive and a
cceptance of being a political "bulley" is the first step to change. I know you can make your policy makers change for good. Vote acordingly and write to your elected heads.
Power comes with responsibility.