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  •  Since 2001 is just the latest chapter... (6+ / 0-)

    Though some may begin this story with the creation of Israel, i think the more damning moment was the backing of the Coup to overthrow the Democratic (and fairly secular) Iranian government.

    This hollowed all our claims of 'fighting for democracy' from then on (specially among Sunnis) This lead to the hostage crisis which then lead to the Iran-Contra Affair which then lead, our then ally, Saddam Hussein to realize we were selling weapons to both sides and he was just being played (adding the Shiites). Which of course leads us to the 2 Iraq wars and all the hatred of the U.S. government to the point people will suicide to hurt it.  Etc...

    Our 'War on Terrorism' is but a single chapter in a much longer and more jaded story to those of the region.

    The greatest shortcoming of the human race is our inability to understand the exponential function [Albert A. Bartlett]

    by fToRrEeEsSt on Mon Jun 10, 2013 at 03:32:26 PM PDT

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