Let's play, "Cite the attack"

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    The rules:

    You have to give an example of an attack on the US, it's military or US interests that wasn't the result of US intervention in some area and I have to prove it was caused by US interference.

    The American civil war doesn't count as it was American on American.

    I'll accept Pearl harbour as a given.

    Who would like to go first? :)
     
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    Your fishing for 9/11 so here it is: 9/11.
     
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    We were not interfering with Japanese colonial expansion prior to Pearl Harbor?
     
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    I don't know if you can consider Pearl Harbor as a "given", after the things Roosevelt was doing to deliberately piss off the Japanese.
     
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    Kaiser Wilhelm's call for unfettered sub warfare leading to the sinking of the Lusitania.
    We were arming both sides in WWI up to that point and making serious bank doing it.
     
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    Wasn't the Lusitania a British ship? The OP was looking for attacks against the US.
     
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    Over 150 Americans were attacked on the Lusitania of which 128 perished.
    That was the attack that changed America's views on the war and led to our involvement.
    I get what you're saying but I'd consider that an attack on America or at least Americans.
     
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    How are you defining US interests?
     
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    Not fishing for 9/11 as that's in another thread.
    I mean any attacks, say US embassy in Beirut.

    What have you got?
     
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    America was supplying Britain in loans and war materials.
    Germany sank as many of those ships as it could to stop those supplied.
    Has the US not supplied the UK, no lost ships.

    Sinking of the Lusitania

    The ships was an arms ship, thus, a legitimate target.
    The US was supplying arms to Britain. Interference in a foreign war.

    That was really easy. Any harder ones?
     

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