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Blowback: Where, why, and how has, in both world history and in the US, direct involvement created negative results?

I am doing a research project on the concept of Blowback. I'm trying to find examples of how our involvement in conflicts in the past has created more problems then solutions. I would also like to find information on other civilizations in the past who have had similar results. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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    Mar 6 2012: We, the US, are babes in diplomatic relations. We become involved for political gain. We see nations as needing domocracy. We attenpt to buy loyality. We see nations as what can they do for us. In almost all of these instances we lose. Secreatary of State is a political appointee who seeks political gain and has little interest in the country involved. We enter a country expecting change to christianty and clean elections in a democratic government. We have "installed" leaders that will promote our desires and have failed over and over. England is somewhat more successful. All middle East wars and conflicts. Troy, Rome, Hannabal, Alexander, Greeks, all of these were limited successes and a case could be made for the impending failures and hence Blowbacks. Good luck. Bob
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    Mar 6 2012: Ok i'll have a crack at it.I can only judge it from an outsiders point of view as in my memory of world events as they played out on the news networks.

    The war in iraq under bush jnr,i was too young to pay attention to the war in kuwait.The war in iraq i supported up to a point where once the regime was toppled america should of pulled out,it may seem like abandonment but in the end they would of had the respect of the iraqi people though at the cost of alot of civilian life as the factions vied for control.If the american forces had retreated to set desert camps and setup huge refugee shelters to receive civilians in flight alot of young americans would still be alive today as they could of defended the positions more effectively.This is how i thought back in 2003.