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Al-Qaida in the Heart of Africa

MariansMusings Wrote: Jan 18, 2013 9:48 AM
Shades of Jimmy Carter, right down to the hostages. Looks like our illustrious leader has not only re-created the economics of Roosevelt, his Carter-based foreign policy is having the same results Carter got; which of course laid the foundation for all the problems we are having in Iran. All this masks his doubling down on Bush policies he so roundly criticized when he was a Senator. MusingsbyMarian dot com
"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...