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Al-Qaida in the Heart of Africa

Corbett_ Wrote: Jan 18, 2013 10:19 AM
But Pat, these people on TH hold it as an article of faith that blowback doesn't exist. They don't hate us for propping up dictators, invading their countries, killing their families, imposing crippling economic sanctions, torturing their fellow countrymen, terrorizing them with drones and generally acting as if we were the lords of creation. They hate us because of our freedom...
traitorbill Wrote: Jan 18, 2013 3:48 PM
The problem isn't blow back. The problem is Islam.
csadowski Wrote: Jan 18, 2013 3:43 PM
Corbett--I couldn't help it, I thought I was reading a line from the new Sec of State.
OneForFreedom Wrote: Jan 18, 2013 1:35 PM
Corbett - speaking of blowback, I was wondering what your take is on this (Gov't bills introduced to de-privatize IRAs/401K's):

Here, the blow back is at our savings accounts, to pay for all this $hit...
Corbett_ Wrote: Jan 18, 2013 3:37 PM

Of course it is only a matter of time before they seize all retirement accounts and other wealth. They will either do it outright, or print until the dollar is worthless.
RyanM Wrote: Jan 18, 2013 1:00 PM
Of course they don't believe in blowback. If Sean and Rush don't say it, it can't be true.
traitorbill Wrote: Jan 18, 2013 3:49 PM
Really? We're the problem? Not Islam? You are Islam's useful idiots.
"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...