After the Israeli invasion of Lebanon, the U.S. Marines intervened
directly in the Lebanese Civil War, taking the side of Israel and the
right-wing Falange militia.
Which had just massacred 2000 Palestinian civilians.
U.S. Marines marching into Beirut, 1983.
241 Marines paid for this intervention with their lives when their
barracks were blown up by a truck bomb. 
About 110,000 people live on the tiny Caribbean island of Grenada.
About the same number that live in Peoria, Illinois.
But, according to Ronald Reagan, Grenada represented a threat to U.S.
security. So he ordered the Pentagon to seize the island and install a
new government more to his liking. 
"A lovely piece of real estate." (Secretary of State George Schultz,
[George Schultz says:] I'm a Bechtel man and a Pentagon fan.
Washington loved King Idris, the Libyan monarch who happily turned over
his country's oil reserves to Standard Oil for next to nothing. It hates
Col. Qadhafi, who threw the King out. In 1986, Reagan ordered U.S.
warplanes to bomb the Libyan capital, Tripoli, claiming that Qadhafi was
responsible for a bomb attack at a German disco that killed two U.S.
soldiers. It's unlikely that very many of the hundreds of Libyans killed
or injured on the U.S. bombing raid knew anything about the German
The nerve of those terrorists--bombing those poor people! 
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