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Al-Qaida in the Heart of Africa

Anonymous908 Wrote: Jan 18, 2013 6:42 PM
Bin Laden said he was happy the United States is spread thinnly around the world. That was his plan all along, get the United States bogged down in long, no-win occupations and backrupt us to death. Eventually all empires come to an end. Usually it is not because they have been conquered. It is because they fall apart from the inside. From expanding all over the world until it becomes unsustainable. Our having military in something like 130 countries of the world is UNSUSTAINABLE. It cannot go on, especially when we have to borrow from the Chinese to finance our wars. If we keep down this path, then in a weird kind of way, Bin Laden is still winning.
RyanM Wrote: Jan 18, 2013 6:44 PM
Yes, Anon, but remember, the neocons "create their own reality" and it is up to others to understand their brilliance.
"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...