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Al-Qaida in the Heart of Africa

HermanBB Wrote: Jan 18, 2013 1:56 PM
The U.S. doesn't care about: * The 3.5 billion people in India and China * The constant genocide in sub-Sahara Africa * The continents of South America and Australia But we constantly get involved (usually with disasterous results) in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran, Syria, Libya, ad nauseam. How much of that is because of oil and how much because of our "ally" Israel?
traitorbill Wrote: Jan 18, 2013 3:35 PM
Sure doesn't look like Israel is calling the shots with Obama in the WH.
RyanM Wrote: Jan 18, 2013 6:41 PM
Other than not taking out Iran for Israel they have made out like a fat rat with this administration.
HermanBB Wrote: Jan 18, 2013 1:57 PM
Sorry 2.5 billion in India and China.
"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...