America have been in 33 wars and battles the last 70 years, whereas Iran only had 2?
Between 1945 and 1998, the U.S have tested 1032 nuclear explosions worldwide, whereas Iran have set off 0.
So can someone explain how exactly Iran are a bigger threat than the U.S? If you want the list of all 33 wars and battles America has embarked on the past 70 years, I'll gladly do so.
1950: Puerto Rican revolts
1950-1953: Korean war
1950-1954: First Indochina war
1953: Merklin battle
1953-1975: Vietnam war
1953-1974: Laos civil war
1958: Lebanon intervention
1960-1965: Congo intervention
1961: Bay of Pigs attack
1964-present: Colombian conflict
1965-1966: Invasion of Dominican Republic
1966-1969: Korean DMZ Conflict
1970-1975: Cambodian civil war
1979-1989: First Afghanistan war
1981: Gulf of Sidra attack
1982-1984: Lebanese Civil War
1983: Invasion of Grenada
1986: Bombing of Libya
1987-1988: Operation Earnest Will
1989: Second attack on Gulf of Sidra
1989-1990: Invasion of Panama
1990-1991 Gulf war
1992-1994: Attack on Somalia
1993-1995: Bosnian war
1994-1995: Attack on Haiti
1998: Operation Infinite Reach
1999: Kosovo war
2001-present: Second Afghanistan war
2002-present: Attack on the Philippines
2002-present: Attack on horn of Africa
2003: Attack on Liberia
2003-2011: Iraq war
2004-present: War in North-west Pakistan
2006-2009: War in Somalia
- JackLv 77 years agoFavorite Answer
"America have been in 33 wars and battles the last 70 years, whereas Iran only had 2?"
Yes well, the USA has been the world hegemon, whereas Iran has never been more than a regional player.
"So can someone explain how exactly Iran are a bigger threat than the U.S?"
Threat is a relative concept, isn't it? If Americans are talking about the bigger threat to themselves, most are invariably going to identify Iran as the bigger threat because of Iran's connection to various factions that are known to carry out terrorist attacks on American allies...like Hezbollah and Hamas.
If you were talking to an Israeli civilian, naturally Iran is the bigger threat because it has called for the annihilation of Israel (something that, to my knowledge, no US President has ever called for...the annihilation of another nation off the face of the earth), and because Iran is known to arm Hezbollah and Hamas, which in turn carry out proxy conflicts in Israel and, to a lesser extent, Lebanon.
If you were talking to a Yemeni civilian on the other hand, they likely would point to the USA as the bigger threat because they have no direct knowledge of any Iranian actions taken in Yemen...but they probably can recall US drone strikes that have killed people in Yemen.
But hey, I'd bet that if you polled people in every nation, outside of Europe, I suspect most would view the U.S. as a bigger threat than Iran...and inside Europe, the results would probably be pretty surprising.
- Common SenseLv 77 years ago
Obviously Iran has a different philosophy and different circumstances - Have a war, have it last a long time and kill a whole lot more people during one conflict.
Recent conflicts/battles Iran has been in:
1967 Kurdish revolt in Iran
1979 Kurdish rebellion in Iran
KDPI insurgency (1989–96)
The Dhofar Rebellion
that may not be 33, but it's more than the 2 you claim.
Kurdish rebellion of 1983
- Lisbeth SalanderLv 67 years ago
It's 1054 nuclear bombs that the US has detonated, in the name of nuclear testing-
Also, the US is seen as a bigger threat to peace than Iran-
- MHLv 57 years ago
Zionist propaganda against Iran.
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- RAWRLv 67 years ago
the difference is, america threatens brown people, and iran threatens white people. therefore white people like america, and hate iran.
- Anonymous7 years ago
You must provide a source/reference for such a question.
- Anonymous7 years ago
Yeah can i see that list? Thanks