Thursday, September 12, 2013


I have stated before that the normal condition for the United States is war and that the intervals between are used to produce new and better weapons and to grow a new crop of cannon fodder.


Let’s look at a list of the major wars the United States has fought: this is by no means a complete list as there are perhaps a hundred skirmishes with nations large and small all over the world that don’t amount to a war; supplying war technology and training to numerous third world nations; and memberships in coalitions that don’t count as wars.    

1.     American Revolution                       1774-1783
2.     Barbary Coast War                          1785-1795
3.     Franco – American War                   1798-1800
4.     War of 1812                                    1812-1815
5.     Mexican American War                    1846-1848
6.     Civil War                                         1861-1865
7.     Spanish American War                     1898
8.     Philippine – American War               1899-1902
9.     World War One                               1917-1918
10.  World War Two                              1941-1945
11.   Korean War                                    1950-1953
12.  Vietnam War                                   1960-1975
13.   Grenada                                                    1983
14.   Invasion of Panama                         1989
15.    Persian Gulf War                            1990-1991
16.    Invasion of Afghanistan                   2001
17.    Invasion of Iraq                              2003-2011
Did I miss some?  I don’t doubt it. 

In the early days, before the World Wars, we honed our war skills with Indian campaigns.   No wonder the Native Americans still hold a grudge against the government and white men in particular.

1.     King Philips War                              1675-1676
Wampanoga, Narragansett and Nipumuck against New England colonist.
2.   Numerous scrimmages with Indians throughout the colonies.
3.   Cherokee War                                      1761
4.   Indians that sided with the British during the Revolutionary war (an enemy of my enemy is my friend):                             1784-1783
 Iroquois, Cherokee, Shawnee, Seminole, Ojibwa, Creek, Chickamauga, Meskwaki, Miami, Mingo, Kickapoo, Lenape, Mascoutah, Potawatomi, Sauk, Wyandot, Choctaw.
5.  Tecumseh War                               1811
Assisting the British in the War of 1812:  
Shawnee, Red Stick, Ojibwa, Chickamauga, Meskwaki, Iroquois, Miami, Mingo, Odawa, Kickapoo, Lenape, Mascoutah, Potawatomi, Sauk, Wyandot.
6.   Creek War                                    1813
7.   First Seminole War                        1817-1818
8.   Black Hawk War                           1832
Ho-Chunk, Potawatomi
9.   Second Seminole War                   1835-1842
10.   Pitt River Expedition                      1850
Tolowa, Nomlaki, Chimariko, Wintun.
11.  Apache War                                 1849-1886
Apache, Ute, Yavapai
12.  Puget Sound War                          1855-1856
Nisqually, Muckleshoot, Payullup, Klickitat, Haida, Tlingit
13.  Rogue River Wars                         1855-1856
Rogue River People
14.  Third Seminole War                       1855-1858
Yakima War                                         1855-1858
15. Navajo War                                     1856-1858
16.  Paiute War                                      1860
Paiute, Bannock, Shoshone
17.  Dakota War                                    1862
Dakota Sioux
18.  Colorado War                                 1863-1865
Cheyenne, Arapaho
19.  Snake War                                       1864-1868
Paiute, Bannock, Shoshone
20.  Powder River Expedition                  1865
Sioux, Cheyenne, Arapaho
21.  Red Cloud War                               1866-1868
Lakota, Cheyenne, Arapaho
22.  Comanche War                               1867-1875
Comanche, Cheyenne, Arapaho, Kiowa
23.  Red River War                                1874-1875
Cheyenne, Arapaho, Comanche, Kiowa
24.  Black Hills War (Little Big Horn.)     1876-1877
Lakota, Cheyenne, Arapaho
25.  Nez Perce War                                1877
26.  Bannock War                                  1878
Bannock, Shoshone
27.  Cheyenne War                                1878-1879
28.  Sheepeater Indian War                     1879
29.  White River War                              1879
30.  Ghost Dance War                             1890-1891

By 1900 there is no one left to war in this country so we turn our sights to other countries.  

In this day and age we have bases and troops and Naval ships scattered all over the world.  If we are not in a perpetual state of war we are in perpetual readiness – just waiting for the next one. 

the Ol’Buzzard



  1. I tried like hell to align the dates in this post, but Google Blogger had other plans.

  2. War is good for the economy and the 1%. I think that is sufficient explanation?

  3. Those that run America do not only love wars, they love to find expensive ways to fight them to kill people. There is good money in that for them.

  4. My attitude toward war has definately taken a 180 degree turn since Iraq and Debra is right about the 1% - their son's never get sent into battle (Romney's three peanuts for balls punks never wore a uniform).

    Excellent post my man, excellent!



  5. An excellent compilation that tells the nasty truth.


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