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Friday, August 26, 2005

I got an email today

From Stuart. Since he was rather polite, I'm keeping his email confidential, as to not have any trolls use it for nefarious purposes.

I don't think you understand that the United States
> invited this terrorism by our intervention in the
> Middle East? I mean the Gulf War and before that,
> for half a century, our relationship with the
> Saudis.
> S.

My response:

No offense, but what planet have you been living on for the past few years? The list of Osama bin Laden's complaints includes the christian domination of Andelusia - as in SPAIN. Do you understand how long ago the Spaniards retook their country? The beliefs and complaints of the terrorists go back long before America was even a nation. The difference of today is that world-wide travel within 24 hours is not only possible but commonplace, allowing the terrorists greater access to the world at large, and the weapons that the terrorists can use are much more destructive. When Al-Queda and the Taliban were in control of Afganistan, they spoke of attacking other Islamic countries because those countries were not Islamic enough! They weren't under Shari'a law, which is what the Facist Islamic terrorists claim they want. Their goals are not limited to just the USA, we're simply a convinient excuse. Try reading what the radical muslims were saying years ago. Their goals were the same, they just blamed their problems on different people.

Perhaps you need to stop reading the Left's talking points and start thinking for yourself. Take a look at every major conflict that is happening in the world today. The terrorists are not just attacking the USA. They also are attacking India, the Phillipines, Australia, everywhere. The two great sources of conflict in the world today are Communist vs. Democracy, and Facist Islam vs. anyone who gets in their way. We didn't "invite" terrorism by our involvement in the ME, we "invited" it by not forcing our women to wear burkahs. We "invited" it by not converting to Islam. We "invited" it by allowing people in this country to have freedoms previously unimaginable in the rest of the world. If it were as simple as just having the USA pack our bags and get the hell out of the Middle East, I'd be all for it. I'm one of the people who's in line to get sent over to the Sandbox, and I don't want to be separated from my family over something that's simple and easy to fix. But it's not that simple, it never has been, and it never will be.

I think that about covers it, don't you?

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