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Al-Qaida in the Heart of Africa

HermanBB Wrote: Jan 18, 2013 9:29 AM
What are we doing getting into pillar-to-post fighting with Islamic terrorists? We should just concentrate on keeping them out of the U.S.
RyanM Wrote: Jan 18, 2013 12:36 PM
That would make too much sense, Herman.
IvanKaramazov Wrote: Jan 18, 2013 1:18 PM
Good luck with that hateful, anti-immigrant stance...the libs in the country won't allow an idea that actually could yield results...
"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...