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Al-Qaida in the Heart of Africa

Anonymous908 Wrote: Jan 18, 2013 6:25 PM
Its pretty straigforward actually. When 9/11 happened some tapes of Bin Laden were released that shows him taking credit for the attack and explaining their reasons. It doesn't mean he was justified, it doesn't make it right by any means. But we would be stupid not to pay attention to the motives of our enemy. Very clearly, he claimed that 9/11 was retaliation for the santions the US placed on Iraq which contributed to the death of hundreds of thousands of children and for putting military bases on their holy land.
True Conservative! Wrote: Jan 18, 2013 11:27 PM
And bin Laden was INSANE! Should our foreign policy be determined by every insane fanatic in the Arab world?
"For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction" is Newton's third law of physics.

Its counterpart in geopolitics is "blowback," when military action in one sphere produces an unintended and undesirable consequence in another.

September 11, 2001, was blowback.

George H.W. Bush had sent an army of half a million to hurl Saddam Hussein out of Kuwait, a triumph. He proceeded to impose severe sanctions on the Iraqis and to build U.S. bases in Saudi Arabia.

"Infidel" soldiers on sacred Islamic soil and the suffering of the Iraqi people under American sanctions were two of the causes Osama bin...