Many famous Americans, including Helen Keller, Mark Twain, George Orwell, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Albert Einstein, were radical socialists. The US public (and government) have downplayed these people’s political views over the years due to the common fear of far leftism in the country.
The US gives Israel a combined $15-20 billion in aid every year, despite Israel being one of the wealthiest nations.
When a military drone crashed in Iran and the US government asked for it back, the Iranian government sent them a toy replica instead.
In 1960, Japanese Socialist Party chairman Inejiro Asanuma was assassinated during a televised debate. With a Samurai sword.
Swedish Navy detected underwater sounds suspected to be hostile Russian submarines in the 80s. The suspicion escalated to a diplomatic conflict between Sweden and Russia. It turned out later that these sounds came from fish farts, a discovery which led to the Ig Nobel Prize.
There’s an act called the “Read the Bills Act,” which requires U.S. Congress to read the legislation before they vote on it. It has been in limbo since 2006…
A German citizen was arrested by the CIA, taken in secret to Afghanistan, tortured, sodomized, and held captive for 5 months. His lawsuit against the U.S./CIA was dismissed to “preserve state secrets”.
US taxpayers paid more to Israeli defense budget than Israelis.
The town of Tikrit in Iraq erected a monument of the shoe thrown at Geroge W Bush.