The Violent States of America.
This week in Unf*cking the Republic® we dive into U.S. interventions in the post-Vietnam War era. Starting with our recent meddling in Bolivia we work our way through the past few decades to review how the United States has either directly invaded, bombed, helped overthrow the governments of Laos, Cambodia, Lebanon, Syria, Grenada, Haiti, Cuba, Chile, Panama, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Iran, Guatemala, Afghanistan, Bosnia, Venezuela, Iraq, Pakistan, Somalia, Sudan, Indonesia and Yemen. Don’t worry, it’s just our way of spreading democracy and showing how much we love you.
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- 00:00:00 | C-SPAN: President Dwight Eisenhower Farewell Address
- 00:02:37 | Benny Hill Theme
- 00:09:56 | Edwin Starr: War
- 00:10:06 | John McCain: "Bomb Iran"
- 00:10:11 | Reagan Library: President Reagan's Remarks on the Grenada Rescue Mission on October 25, 1983
- 00:10:22 | AP Archive: US President gives Saddam 48 hour ultimatum
- 00:10:27 | AP Archive: President Clinton US Peacekeeping Mission in Bosnia Speech
- 00:10:36 | Al Jazeera: Obama defends illegal drone attacks
- 00:10:54 | AP Archive: U.S. Invades Panama - 1989
- 00:11:02 | Reagan Library: President Reagan's Address to the Nation on the Situation in Nicaragua on March 16, 1986
- 00:11:15 | Reagan Library: President Reagan's Address to the Nation on the bombing of Libya, April 14, 1986
- 00:11:28 | The Obama White House: President Obama's Statement on Libya
- 00:11:35 | C-SPAN: President George H.W. Bush Announces Persian Gulf War 1-16-91
- 00:11:41 | CBS News: 2003: President Bush announces invasion of Iraq
- 00:11:55 | VOA News: 18 Years Ago, President Bush Announced First Strike on Afghanistan
- 00:15:07 | A Few Good Men: You Can't Handle the Truth!
- 00:18:39 | Stripes: We're Mutants
- 00:19:17 | Warren Zevon: Lawyers, Guns and Money
- 00:19:37 | Dead Kennedys: Stars and Stripes of Corruption
- 00:20:03 | Rage Against The Machine: Killing In the Name
- 00:20:36 | Immortal Technique: Impeach The President
- 00:21:15 | Sneakers: It's All About The Information
- 00:21:36 | Terminator 2: The Genesis of Skynet
- 00:21:50 | C-SPAN: Mr. Speaker, the President of the United States!
- 00:21:55 | CNN: Trump: I'm going to bomb ISIS
- Associated Press: A look at foreign military bases across the Persian Gulf