With Suharto out of power, Bill Clinton became the world's leading war criminal. More blood was on his hands than anyone else’s, at least for those who were still adding to their tally, and he was racking up the deaths at a much faster rate than Suharto did. Clinton bombed Baghdad in 1993 as bizarre retribution for an alleged plot to kill George Bush when he was president. With that debut in international violence, Clinton was an able successor to George Bush the First's criminal ways.
The purpose of our bombing campaign was officially stated as driving Iraq from Kuwait. America was "liberating" Kuwait. When the imperial powers pulled out of the Middle East in the 1920s, the governments left behind were dictatorships that could be controlled and would control the public in those nations. Kuwait was and is a bloody and brutal dictatorship, although relatively “free” as far as the Middle East goes. Saudi Arabia, the other nation that America theoretically defended, in 2014 still has one of Earth’s most brutal and oppressive regimes. The Saudis are notorious for executing political prisoners, keeping their women in virtual slavery, flogging children, kangaroo courts, etc. Saudi Arabia's method of public execution is using a sword to decapitate their prisoners, which sometimes requires a few whacks to get the job done.
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Largely because of epidemics, widowed lands were easier to relinquish than occupied ones, such as the Wampanoag welcome to the Puritans. The wars, epidemics, and continually encroaching settlers created massive displacements among native tribes. Tribes were forced away from the eastern coastline and intruded upon neighboring tribes. Sometimes inland tribes would allow the coastal tribes to settle with them, and other times they might resist or otherwise give less than a friendly welcome. Surviving tribes would be crowded together, and formerly friendly relations would degenerate into hard feelings and warfare, as each tribe tried surviving. The Creek and Cherokee shared hunting grounds in today’s northern Georgia, but settler pressures led to them fighting a war that began in 1752.
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In post-9/11 America, white people might begin developing comprehension of what North America's natives were facing back then. History has shown that cultures unravel when subjected to catastrophes that kill off large fractions of the population, such as what the in the 1340s. Although and gang bit the hand that fed them, nobody seriously thinks that waves of Islamic settlers will come across the oceans to invade and exterminate Americans; Native Americans faced just that, except from Christians. By the American Revolution, the natives of Eastern North America clearly saw the trends; many eastern tribes were already extinct, and an inexorable march westward by the white invaders destroyed everything in its path in the name of “progress.” Not only were the forests, creatures, and natives disappearing under the boots and axes of the white juggernaut, but also there was active, exterminatory hatred directed at the natives from the very beginning of the white invasion…and it was successful. Invasion, disease, and environmental devastation were inflicted in never-ending waves upon the natives. was perhaps the first North American native to begin to understand, but he was far from the last. The sages clearly saw the disintegration of Native American culture, and as they were violently dispersed from their homelands they influenced many inland tribes, and ’s Ottawa tribe among them. Pontiac’s efforts influenced Tecumseh’s, and the confederacy that the during the American Revolution.
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Even though early “settlers” ran off and lived with the natives, and had high appreciation for the native way of life, and the spectacle of the “Unredeemed Captive” played itself out in the early 18th century, by the time of the American Revolution, the new elites had carved out estates in the settled east and were the forerunners of today’s Eastern Establishment. The opportunities for free land and dreams of estates lay on the frontiers of English/British encroachment, and were pursued by the losers of colonial life. Trappers, traders, and soldiers were the early English vanguard, followed by settlers. While frontiersmen might wear buckskins and take native wives, they rarely thought like Indians, and native behavior toward nature was in stark contrast to how frontiersmen behaved. Eastern North America was completely deforested by those frontier settlers, which wiped out both native humans and animals. White invaders would rarely make enlightened contact with the natives, and the genocidal aspirations in letters to his men (a sentiment that was missing in his writings about his French adversaries) were more literate versions of the scalp-hunting attitudes of frontier settlers.