posted on Aug, 29 2006 @ 08:28 AM
I agree with your thesis, except with one slight change: 'Is the West going to make the same mistake...?'
As I understand it, Arab Muslims have been angry with us (the US, England, France, etc) since the Allies gave Palestine to the Jews. Therefore, we,
the West, have been pissing them off since 1947. More specifically, we, the US, have been arming their enemy. The mistake has already been made.
I'm sure I've said this before, somewhere else in ATSland, but, I've thought about it, and I've surmised that, whenever the US, or 'the West',
comes into contact with other people, they totally disregard the wishes of those other people. I don't have to give examples, we all know what
happened to the Native Americans.
So, at the end of the day, when those other people get fed up, and they start rebelling, and our governments need intelligence, not too many people
are going to rush to volunteer I would assume. Why should they offer information? The concerns of the Arab Muslim community have been known for
decades. No one ever listened to them then, when the problem could have been avoided.