Short study of US crimes across world in 1980s (Part IV) Posted by author Date: July 14, 2017 in: politics, top Leave a comment 6 Views BlackHouse, Jul. 14 – The United States felonies and war crimes reached its height during the 1980s. Panama, Libya, and Iran were of the major targets of the US crimes in the final years of 1980s. In the last part of the American felonies in 1980s, the years between 1987 to 1989 will be surveyed shortly. June 1987 On June 6, 1987, “Saratoga” aircraft carrier along with 14 other US Navy cruisers joined the country’s Navy fleets in Persian Gulf. June 1987 On June 17, 1987, the US decided to reinforce its military presence in Persian Gulf by deploying 6 other cruisers to the region. March 1988 On March 11, 1988, Raegan, then the US President, ordered monthly payments be made to Panama in order for Panama Canal to be used by the US. He then went further to impose trade punishments on Panama government depriving the country of its assets and unowned properties. March 1988 On March 15, 1988, the US sent a Navy unit to Panama in order to provide support for American institutions and organizations and more than 50,000 US citizen inhabiting in Panama. March 1988 On March 17, 1988, the US deployed 4 military units comprised of 3,200 American soldiers to Honduras. The measure was taken only hours after the attack of Nicaragua against Honduras. April 1988 On April 2, 1988, the US Defense Secretary, Pentagon, decided to reinforce its military presence in panama to assure the security of its forces in Panama Canal and US citizens in the country. April 1988 On April 18, 1988, the US military cruisers attacked Iranian two oil platforms in southern Persian Gulf. April 1988 On April 26, 1988, Raegan extended the trade sanctions against Nicaragua for the fourth successive year. July 1988 On July 3, 1988, one of the US Navy cruisers in Persian Gulf targeted an Iranian passenger plane leading to the death of all its 298 passengers and crews. July 1988 On July 11, 1988, the US government opposed the Republicans’ political plan to set up a national homeland for Palestinians. September 1988 On September 14, 1988, the United States Department of State accused Libya of founding plants to produce chemical weapons, nerve agent and sulfur mustard. September 1989 On September 20, 1989, the US military forces, ordered by George Bush then the US president, occupied Panama. They detained General Manuel Noriega and put him in trial in the US.