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False Pretexts of War

Is it not unusual that nearly every war America engages in, is based upon a false or manufactured pretext?

Timeline

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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