Since 1945, Moscow has been involved in a military action on average every 2 years

Masked Russian servicemen blockading a Ukrainian military base in Crimea. March 2014

Masked Russian servicemen blockading a Ukrainian military base in Crimea. March 2014 

Analysis & Opinion, Politics, Russia

Arkady Babchenko, Russian military expert and journalist (Image: Facebook)

Arkady Babchenko, Russian military expert and journalist (Image: Facebook)

Among the many messages the Kremlin wants Russians to take away from its celebrations of Victory Day is that Moscow has arranged things so that they have lived in peace for 72 years. But in fact, Arkady Babchenko points out, the Kremlin has involved the country in military operations on average once every two years over that period.

The Moscow commentator offers a useful list for those who have forgotten that tragic reality.

From 1945 to the mid-1950s, Moscow engaged in operations against the Forest Brothers on the territory of the USSR that Stalin had absorbed as a result of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact. Then, it did the following:

  • In 1946, Soviet forces provided military assistance to the Chinese Communists in Manchuria.
  • In 1950, Soviet air forces participated in the Korean War.
  • In 1956, Soviet forces invaded Hungary.
  • In 1960, 1964, and 1969, Soviet forces were active in Laos.
  • In 1962, Soviet forces were involved in Algeria.
  • In 1962 and 1967, Soviet forces were involved in Yemen.
  • In 1965, Soviet forces were involved in Vietnam.
  • In 1967-1974, Soviet forces supported Egypt in the Arab-Israeli wars.
  • In 1967, Soviet forces were in Syria.
  • In 1967, 1975, and 1984, Soviet forces were involved in Mozambique.
  • In 1968, Soviet forces invaded Czechoslovakia.
  • In 1969, Soviet forces clashed with the Chinese army on Damansky Island.
  • In 1970, Soviet forces were involved in Cambodia.
  • In 1974, Soviet forces were involved in Bangladesh.
  • In 1975-1979, Soviet forces were involved in Angola.
  • In 1977, Soviet forces were involved in Ethiopia.
  • In 1978, Soviet forces were involved in Nicaragua.
  • In 1979, Soviet forces invaded Afghanistan and remained there for ten years.
  • In 1982, Soviet forces were involved in Syria and Lebanon.
  • In 1987, Soviet forces were involved in Chad.
  • In 1988, Soviet forces were involved in Karabakh.
  • In 1989, Soviet forces killed 19 and wounded 291 Georgians in Tbilisi.
  • In 1991, Soviet forces were involved in South Ossetia.
  • In 1991, Soviet forces killed 15 Lithuanians in Vilnius and attacked demonstrators in other Lithuanian cities.
  • In 1991, Soviet forces killed seven Latvians.
  • In 1991, Soviet forces killed three in Moscow.
  • In 1991, irregular Russian forces dispatched by Moscow participated in the war in Yugoslavia.
  • In 1992, Russian forces were involved in Abkhazia.
  • In 1992, Russian forces were involved in Tajikistan.
  • In 1992, Russian forces were involved in Moldova’s Trandniestria.
  • In 1993, Russian forces killed approximately 150 people in Moscow alone.
  • In 1994, Russian forces began the first Chechen war.
  • In 1999, Russian forces began the second Chechen war.
  • In 2008, Russian forces invaded Georgia.
  • In 2014, Russian forces invaded and annexed Crimea and occupied part of the Donbas.
  • In 2015, Russian forces became involved in Syria.

And this listing does not include the 1962 Caribbean crisis or Moscow’s peacekeeping operations under UN auspices in Sierra Leon, Sudan, Burundi, Kosovo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Liberia, Chad and Angola, Babchenko points out.

But even leaving those out, he concludes, “the USSR and Russia in one or another degree took part in approximately 30 conflicts, that is, one war every two years,” a pattern that is hardly consistent with Moscow’s claims about peace since 1945. And it took losses: 17,000 killed in Soviet times, and an unknown but mounting number in Russian ones.


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  • Alex George

    The amazing thing is that they try to deny this. Why not just be honest and own up to it?

    Perhaps because it carries implications for other nations. Like the war in Afghanistan to which many countries in the former USSR were forced to contribute troops.

    There are Afghan vets in Ukraine, particularly in Kharkiv, and some of them have had a rough time from their experiences there. The Kremlin has a lot to answer for.

    • veth
      • Alex George

        Yes, well no surprise that the Kremlin is trying to interfere in democratic elections in France, is it.

        Putin apparently paid 9 million EUR to bankroll Marine Le Pen’s campaign. Imagine how many starving Russians missed out just to pay for that. .

      • Murf

        This should be a sobering reminder to the French people of who is their real enemy.

      • Andrew Chmile

        Alex George is a LYING Ruski **MOLE**
        who is AGAINST making Ukrainian the **SOLE** language of instruction. — Like it is in his beloved COMMIE RUSSIA! — the lying little faqqot!

        • Alex George

          Andrew Chmile is a lying ruski mole who does Putin’s work. He does not care about the Ukrainian language – he does not speak it, he does not live in Ukraine, and he is not Ukrainian.

          But he wants the same thing putin wants – for Ukraine to ban the Russian language, so that it will offend those Ukrainians who speak Russian as their first language.

          Like his master putin, Andrew wants Russian-speaking Ukrainians and Ukrainian-speaking Ukrainians to fight each other – NOT to fight putin.

          • Mick Servian

            Orthodox Ukrainians don’t want to fight Ukraine.
            They just don’t want to be a part of it anymore.
            And I don’t see why they have to be.

    • Mr. Jackson

      YEAR-BY-YEAR TIMELINE OF AMERICA’S MAJOR WARS (1776-2011)
      1776 – American Revolutionary War, Chickamagua Wars, Second Cherokee War, Pennamite-Yankee War
      1777 – American Revolutionary War, Chickamauga Wars, Second Cherokee War, Pennamite-Yankee War
      1778 – American Revolutionary War, Chickamauga Wars, Pennamite-Yankee War
      1779 – American Revolutionary War, Chickamauga Wars, Pennamite-Yankee War
      1780 – American Revolutionary War, Chickamauga Wars, Pennamite-Yankee War
      1781 – American Revolutionary War, Chickamauga Wars, Pennamite-Yankee War
      1782 – American Revolutionary War, Chickamauga Wars, Pennamite-Yankee War
      1783 – American Revolutionary War, Chickamauga Wars, Pennamite-Yankee War
      1784 – Chickamauga Wars, Pennamite-Yankee War, Oconee War
      1785 – Chickamauga Wars, Northwest Indian War
      1786 – Chickamauga Wars, Northwest Indian War
      1787 – Chickamauga Wars, Northwest Indian War
      1788 – Chickamauga Wars, Northwest Indian War
      1789 – Chickamauga Wars, Northwest Indian War
      1790 – Chickamauga Wars, Northwest Indian War
      1791 – Chickamauga Wars, Northwest Indian War
      1792 – Chickamauga Wars, Northwest Indian War
      1793 – Chickamauga Wars, Northwest Indian War
      1794 – Chickamauga Wars, Northwest Indian War
      1795 – Northwest Indian War
      1796 – No major war
      1797 – No major war
      1798 – Quasi-War
      1799 – Quasi-War
      1800 – Quasi-War
      1801 – First Barbary War
      1802 – First Barbary War
      1803 – First Barbary War
      1804 – First Barbary War
      1805 – First Barbary War
      1806 – Sabine Expedition
      1807 – No major war
      1808 – No major war
      1809 – No major war
      1810 – U.S. occupies Spanish-held West Florida
      1811 – Tecumseh’s War
      1812 – War of 1812, Tecumseh’s War, Seminole Wars, U.S. occupies Spanish-held Amelia Island and other parts of East Florida
      1813 – War of 1812, Tecumseh’s War, Peoria War, Creek War, U.S. expands its territory in West Florida
      1814 – War of 1812, Creek War, U.S. expands its territory in Florida, Anti-piracy war
      1815 – War of 1812, Second Barbary War, Anti-piracy war
      1816 – First Seminole War, Anti-piracy war
      1817 – First Seminole War, Anti-piracy war
      1818 – First Seminole War, Anti-piracy war
      1819 – Yellowstone Expedition, Anti-piracy war
      1820 – Yellowstone Expedition, Anti-piracy war
      1821 – Anti-piracy war (see note above)
      1822 – Anti-piracy war (see note above)
      1823 – Anti-piracy war, Arikara War
      1824 – Anti-piracy war
      1825 – Yellowstone Expedition, Anti-piracy war
      1826 – No major war
      1827 – Winnebago War
      1828 – No major war
      1829 – No major war
      1830 – No major war
      1831 – Sac and Fox Indian War
      1832 – Black Hawk War
      1833 – Cherokee Indian War
      1834 – Cherokee Indian War, Pawnee Indian Territory Campaign
      1835 – Cherokee Indian War, Seminole Wars, Second Creek War
      1836 – Cherokee Indian War, Seminole Wars, Second Creek War, Missouri-Iowa Border War
      1837 – Cherokee Indian War, Seminole Wars, Second Creek War, Osage Indian War, Buckshot War
      1838 – Cherokee Indian War, Seminole Wars, Buckshot War, Heatherly Indian War
      1839 – Cherokee Indian War, Seminole Wars
      1840 – Seminole Wars, U.S. naval forces invade Fiji Islands
      1841 – Seminole Wars, U.S. naval forces invade McKean Island, Gilbert Islands, and Samoa
      1842 – Seminole Wars
      1843 – U.S. forces clash with Chinese, U.S. troops invade African coast
      1844 – Texas-Indian Wars
      1845 – Texas-Indian Wars
      1846 – Mexican-American War, Texas-Indian Wars
      1847 – Mexican-American War, Texas-Indian Wars
      1848 – Mexican-American War, Texas-Indian Wars, Cayuse War
      1849 – Texas-Indian Wars, Cayuse War, Southwest Indian Wars, Navajo Wars, Skirmish between 1st Cavalry and Indians
      1850 – Texas-Indian Wars, Cayuse War, Southwest Indian Wars, Navajo Wars, Yuma War, California Indian Wars, Pitt River Expedition
      1851 – Texas-Indian Wars, Cayuse War, Southwest Indian Wars, Navajo Wars, Apache Wars, Yuma War, Utah Indian Wars, California Indian Wars
      1852 – Texas-Indian Wars, Cayuse War, Southwest Indian Wars, Navajo Wars, Yuma War, Utah Indian Wars, California Indian Wars
      1853 – Texas-Indian Wars, Cayuse War, Southwest Indian Wars, Navajo Wars, Yuma War, Utah Indian Wars, Walker War, California Indian Wars
      1854 – Texas-Indian Wars, Cayuse War, Southwest Indian Wars, Navajo Wars, Apache Wars, California Indian Wars, Skirmish between 1st Cavalry and Indians
      1855 – Seminole Wars, Texas-Indian Wars, Cayuse War, Southwest Indian Wars, Navajo Wars, Apache Wars, California Indian Wars, Yakima War, Winnas Expedition, Klickitat War, Puget Sound War, Rogue River Wars, U.S. forces invade Fiji Islands and Uruguay
      1856 – Seminole Wars, Texas-Indian Wars, Southwest Indian Wars, Navajo Wars, California Indian Wars, Puget Sound War, Rogue River Wars, Tintic War
      1857 – Seminole Wars, Texas-Indian Wars, Southwest Indian Wars, Navajo Wars, California Indian Wars, Utah War, Conflict in Nicaragua
      1858 – Seminole Wars, Texas-Indian Wars, Southwest Indian Wars, Navajo Wars, Mohave War, California Indian Wars, Spokane-Coeur d’Alene-Paloos War, Utah War, U.S. forces invade Fiji Islands and Uruguay
      1859 Texas-Indian Wars, Southwest Indian Wars, Navajo Wars, California Indian Wars, Pecos Expedition, Antelope Hills Expedition, Bear River Expedition, John Brown’s raid, U.S. forces launch attack against Paraguay, U.S. forces invade Mexico
      1860 – Texas-Indian Wars, Southwest Indian Wars, Navajo Wars, Apache Wars, California Indian Wars, Paiute War, Kiowa-Comanche War
      1861 – American Civil War, Texas-Indian Wars, Southwest Indian Wars, Navajo Wars, Apache Wars, California Indian Wars, Cheyenne Campaign
      1862 – American Civil War, Texas-Indian Wars, Southwest Indian Wars, Navajo Wars, Apache Wars, California Indian Wars, Cheyenne Campaign, Dakota War of 1862,
      1863 – American Civil War, Texas-Indian Wars, Southwest Indian Wars, Navajo Wars, Apache Wars, California Indian Wars, Cheyenne Campaign, Colorado War, Goshute War
      1864 – American Civil War, Texas-Indian Wars, Navajo Wars, Apache Wars, California Indian Wars, Cheyenne Campaign, Colorado War, Snake War
      1865 – American Civil War, Texas-Indian Wars, Navajo Wars, Apache Wars, California Indian Wars, Colorado War, Snake War, Utah’s Black Hawk War
      1866 – Texas-Indian Wars, Navajo Wars, Apache Wars, California Indian Wars, Skirmish between 1st Cavalry and Indians, Snake War, Utah’s Black Hawk War, Red Cloud’s War, Franklin County War, U.S. invades Mexico, Conflict with China
      1867 – Texas-Indian Wars, Long Walk of the Navajo, Apache Wars, Skirmish between 1st Cavalry and Indians, Snake War, Utah’s Black Hawk War, Red Cloud’s War, Comanche Wars, Franklin County War, U.S. troops occupy Nicaragua and attack Taiwan
      1868 – Texas-Indian Wars, Long Walk of the Navajo, Apache Wars, Skirmish between 1st Cavalry and Indians, Snake War, Utah’s Black Hawk War, Red Cloud’s War, Comanche Wars, Battle of Washita River, Franklin County War
      1869 – Texas-Indian Wars, Apache Wars, Skirmish between 1st Cavalry and Indians, Utah’s Black Hawk War, Comanche Wars, Franklin County War
      1870 – Texas-Indian Wars, Apache Wars, Skirmish between 1st Cavalry and Indians, Utah’s Black Hawk War, Comanche Wars, Franklin County War
      1871 – Texas-Indian Wars, Apache Wars, Skirmish between 1st Cavalry and Indians, Utah’s Black Hawk War, Comanche Wars, Franklin County War, Kingsley Cave Massacre, U.S. forces invade Korea
      1872 – Texas-Indian Wars, Apache Wars, Utah’s Black Hawk War, Comanche Wars, Modoc War, Franklin County War
      1873 – Texas-Indian Wars, Comanche Wars, Modoc War, Apache Wars, Cypress Hills Massacre, U.S. forces invade Mexico
      1874 – Texas-Indian Wars, Comanche Wars, Red River War, Mason County War, U.S. forces invade Mexico
      1875 – Conflict in Mexico, Texas-Indian Wars, Comanche Wars, Eastern Nevada, Mason County War, Colfax County War, U.S. forces invade Mexico
      1876 – Texas-Indian Wars, Black Hills War, Mason County War, U.S. forces invade Mexico
      1877 – Texas-Indian Wars, Skirmish between 1st Cavalry and Indians, Black Hills War, Nez Perce War, Mason County War, Lincoln County War, San Elizario Salt War, U.S. forces invade Mexico
      1878 – Paiute Indian conflict, Bannock War, Cheyenne War, Lincoln County War, U.S. forces invade Mexico
      1879 – Cheyenne War, Sheepeater Indian War, White River War, U.S. forces invade Mexico
      1880 – U.S. forces invade Mexico
      1881 – U.S. forces invade Mexico
      1882 – U.S. forces invade Mexico
      1883 – U.S. forces invade Mexico
      1884 – U.S. forces invade Mexico
      1885 – Apache Wars, Eastern Nevada Expedition, U.S. forces invade Mexico
      1886 – Apache Wars, Pleasant Valley War, U.S. forces invade Mexico
      1887 – U.S. forces invade Mexico
      1888 – U.S. show of force against Haiti, U.S. forces invade Mexico
      1889 – U.S. forces invade Mexico
      1890 – Sioux Indian War, Skirmish between 1st Cavalry and Indians, Ghost Dance War, Wounded Knee, U.S. forces invade Mexico
      1891 – Sioux Indian War, Ghost Dance War, U.S. forces invade Mexico
      1892 – Johnson County War, U.S. forces invade Mexico
      1893 – U.S. forces invade Mexico and Hawaii
      1894 – U.S. forces invade Mexico
      1895 – U.S. forces invade Mexico, Bannock Indian Disturbances
      1896 – U.S. forces invade Mexico
      1897 – No major war
      1898 – Spanish-American War, Battle of Leech Lake, Chippewa Indian Disturbances
      1899 – Philippine-American War, Banana Wars
      1900 – Philippine-American War, Banana Wars
      1901 – Philippine-American War, Banana Wars
      1902 – Philippine-American War, Banana Wars
      1903 – Philippine-American War, Banana Wars
      1904 – Philippine-American War, Banana Wars
      1905 – Philippine-American War, Banana Wars
      1906 – Philippine-American War, Banana Wars
      1907 – Philippine-American War, Banana Wars
      1908 – Philippine-American War, Banana Wars
      1909 – Philippine-American War, Banana Wars
      1910 – Philippine-American War, Banana Wars
      1911 – Philippine-American War, Banana Wars
      1912 – Philippine-American War, Banana Wars
      1913 – Philippine-American War, Banana Wars, New Mexico Navajo War
      1914 – Banana Wars, U.S. invades Mexico
      1915 – Banana Wars, U.S. invades Mexico, Colorado Paiute War
      1916 – Banana Wars, U.S. invades Mexico
      1917 – Banana Wars, World War I, U.S. invades Mexico
      1918 – Banana Wars, World War I, U.S invades Mexico
      1919 – Banana Wars, U.S. invades Mexico
      1920 – Banana Wars
      1921 – Banana Wars
      1922 – Banana Wars
      1923 – Banana Wars, Posey War
      1924 – Banana Wars
      1925 – Banana Wars
      1926 – Banana Wars
      1927 – Banana Wars
      1928 – Banana Wars
      1930 – Banana Wars
      1931 – Banana Wars
      1932 – Banana Wars
      1933 – Banana Wars
      1934 – Banana Wars
      1935 – No major war
      1936 – No major war
      1937 – No major war
      1938 – No major war
      1939 – No major war
      1940 – No major war
      1941 – World War II
      1942 – World War II
      1943 – Wold War II
      1944 – World War II
      1945 – World War II
      1946 – Cold War (U.S. occupies the Philippines and South Korea)
      1947 – Cold War (U.S. occupies South Korea, U.S. forces land in Greece to fight Communists)
      1948 – Cold War (U.S. forces aid Chinese Nationalist Party against Communists)
      1949 – Cold War (U.S. forces aid Chinese Nationalist Party against Communists)
      1950 – Korean War, Jayuga Uprising
      1951 – Korean War
      1952 – Korean War
      1953 – Korean War
      1954 – Covert War in Guatemala
      1955 – Vietnam War
      1956 – Vietnam War
      1957 – Vietnam War
      1958 – Vietnam War
      1959 – Vietnam War, Conflict in Haiti
      1960 – Vietam War
      1961 – Vietnam War
      1962 – Vietnam War, Cold War (Cuban Missile Crisis; U.S. marines fight Communists in Thailand)
      1963 – Vietnam War
      1964 – Vietnam War
      1965 – Vietnam War, U.S. occupation of Dominican Republic
      1966 – Vietnam War, U.S. occupation of Dominican Republic
      1967 – Vietnam War
      1968 – Vietnam War
      1969 – Vietnam War
      1970 – Vietnam War
      1971 – Vietnam War
      1972 – Vietnam War
      1973 – Vietnam War, U.S. aids Israel in Yom Kippur War
      1974 – Vietnam War
      1975 – Vietnam War
      1976 – No major war
      1977 – No major war
      1978 – No major war
      1979 – Cold War (CIA proxy war in Afghanistan)
      1980 – Cold War (CIA proxy war in Afghanistan)
      1981 – Cold War (CIA proxy war in Afghanistan and Nicaragua), First Gulf of Sidra Incident
      1982 – Cold War (CIA proxy war in Afghanistan and Nicaragua), Conflict in Lebanon
      1983 – Cold War (Invasion of Grenada, CIA proxy war in Afghanistan and Nicaragua), Conflict in Lebanon
      1984 – Cold War (CIA proxy war in Afghanistan and Nicaragua), Conflict in Persian Gulf
      1985 – Cold War (CIA proxy war in Afghanistan and Nicaragua)
      1986 – Cold War (CIA proxy war in Afghanistan and Nicaragua)
      1987 – Conflict in Persian Gulf
      1988 – Conflict in Persian Gulf, U.S. occupation of Panama
      1989 – Second Gulf of Sidra Incident, U.S. occupation of Panama, Conflict in Philippines
      1990 – First Gulf War, U.S. occupation of Panama
      1991 – First Gulf War
      1992 – Conflict in Iraq
      1993 – Conflict in Iraq
      1994 – Conflict in Iraq, U.S. invades Haiti
      1995 – Conflict in Iraq, U.S. invades Haiti, NATO bombing of Bosnia and Herzegovina
      1996 – Conflict in Iraq
      1997 – No major war
      1998 – Bombing of Iraq, Missile strikes against Afghanistan and Sudan
      1999 – Kosovo War
      2000 – No major war
      2001 – War on Terror in Afghanistan
      2002 – War on Terror in Afghanistan and Yemen
      2003 – War on Terror in Afghanistan, and Iraq
      2004 – War on Terror in Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, and Yemen
      2005 – War on Terror in Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, and Yemen
      2006 – War on Terror in Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, and Yemen
      2007 – War on Terror in Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Somalia, and Yemen
      2008 – War on Terror in Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, and Yemen
      2009 – War on Terror in Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, and Yemen
      2010 – War on Terror in Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, and Yemen
      2011 – War on Terror in Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Somalia, and Yemen; Conflict in Libya (Libyan Civil War)
      In most of these wars, the U.S. was on the offense. Danios admits that some of the wars were defensive. However, Danios also leaves out covert CIA operations and other acts which could be considered war.
      Let’s update what’s happened since 2011:
      2012 – War on Terror in Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia, Syria and Yemen
      2013 – War on Terror in Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia, Syria and Yemen
      2014 – War on Terror in Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia, Syria and Yemen; Civil War in Ukraine
      2015 – War on Terror in Somalia, Somalia, Syria and Yemen; Civil War in Ukraine

      • Alex George

        Yes, it’s very impressive, isn’t it?

  • Brent

    Interesting list…either it was a Russian INVASION or they picked the losing side!!!

    All those brave Russian soldiers gave their life for nothing!!! But in each case they had to kill innocent people for their stupidity. What a pathetic nation Russia is!!!

    • veth

      Macron, elected President of France! He is staunch anti-Russia!

      • MichaelA

        Putin screwed up again
        9 million macron documents hacked and mixed with fake ones
        but le pen still lost
        macron now has even more reason to hate russia

    • Mick Servian

      Bullshit list.
      “Participated in Yugoslav wars”…..bullshit..
      Most other entries also bs.
      Nice try though.

  • Andrew Chmile

    DO NOTE!!!

    RUSSIAN **MOLES** LIKE ALEX GEORGE HATE THE UKRAINIAN LANGUAGE…

    • Alex George

      Do note!!!

      Russian moles like Andrew Chmile hate the Ukrainian language.

  • Mr. Jackson

    The project to include Ukraine in NATO failed; because of the resentment, the alliance froze relations with Moscow.. so sorry!! SO SORRY TROLLS!!

    • Alex George

      No need to apologise to your fellow putin trolls, even though you are giving them false reassurance – nothing has “failed”, because Ukraine couldn’t not possibly be included in NATO yet. A lot of work still has to be done to make its forces NATO-compatible. But when it is, rest assured that Ukraine will be in NATO.

      And look on the bright side – Ukraine doesn’t even need NATO to stop the oh-so-great Russian army!

  • Mr. Jackson

    YAWN…. GOBBLES-STYLE PROPAGANDA…. AMERICA HAS BEEN AT WAR 93% OF THE TIME – 222 OUT OF 239 YEARS – SINCE 1776!!

    To put this in perspective:
    * Pick any year since 1776 and there is about a 91% chance that America was involved in some war during that calendar year.
    * No U.S. president truly qualifies as a peacetime president. Instead, all U.S. presidents can technically be considered “war presidents.”
    * The U.S. has never gone a decade without war.
    * The only time the U.S. went five years without war (1935-40) was during the isolationist period of the Great Depression.
    * * *
    http://i1.wp.com/www.loonwatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/US-war-graph.jpg?zoom=1.5&resize=426%2C386

    • Alex George

      Yes, mainly fighting for freedom – unlike Russia.

      By the way, who is “gobbles”?

      • Mr. Jackson

        LOL… “freedom to allow MIC to rip-off the U.S. taxpayers”? This is correct!