(quote) Steven-706921 said: Some good counterrevolutionaries.
However, that's exactly what they were. They fought to defend their country from invasion and unjust usurpation on legitimate authority.
As to counter-revolutionaries against internal usurpation, you have the examples of the Christeros in Mexico, the Pilgrimage of Grace in Henrican England, which I've mentioned, and the Vndee.
I wasn't so foolish as you've accused me of being, John. OTOH, allow me to offer some solid Catholic teaching about the distinctions of revolution versus counter-revolution, and when a people may legitimately rise up.
I see we're changing the question rather than answering it.
The following statement was made:Haven't we armed rebels much to our regret? When will we ever learn!
Obviously examples from a quarter of a millennia before the U.S. was even a nation can be nothing but red herrings. Likewise the distinction between revolutionary, counter-revolutionary, and non-revolutionary are all irrelevant.
The contention has been made that the U.S. consistently regrets the rebels it has armed. Name those rebel groups.