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Al-Qaida in the Heart of Africa

codgerelle Wrote: Jan 18, 2013 9:31 AM
The problem is that we're not even trying to save OURSELVES from the radical Islamists who are waging jihad against us and against everybody and everything that they consider anathema, which covers a lot of territory. Instead, we’re force-fed the propaganda about Islam being a “peaceful” religion, when those Muslims who actually DO espouse a moderate view of their religion are cowed into silence for fear of retribution. Instead, we have a president whose administration welcomes members of the Muslim Brotherhood, a worldwide, highly sophisticated organization that by no stretch of the imagination could be considered “moderate". God help us.
Corbett_ Wrote: Jan 18, 2013 10:20 AM
Codgerelle:

If we leave them alone, they will go back to doing what they have done for centuries -- killing each other.
"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...