Originally posted by bigwig22
reply to post by steveknows
I understand what you mean. But, the fact is, the supposed "terrorist", are they acting under the name of their country or religion? Religion I guess.
So why attack a country that have a lot of people that had probably no clue about "Bin Laden"'s plan before it happened?
Was "Bin Laden" the president or someone of high authority elected by the people in that country? Maybe not elected, but in charge? NO. It's just
supposed to be the head of a terrorist group.
So why attack an entire country for years? What has it done good?
Obama and Bush were "elected", so they represent USA. All their actions represent the people of the USA just as the flag do. I know a lot of people
disagree (me first) with their actions but the fact is they represent the USA.
So, unfortunatly, for once I agree with these guys being mad and burning the US flag.
I understand your point but this is how it is to my understanding. The Taliban were the governing body of Afghanistan , well the ruling tribe as
they're tribal. Al-Qaeda which is an islamic fundumentalist terrorist group had links to the Taliban and were being harboured by the Taliban after
9/11 which affectivally put the Taliban in the cross hairs. Bin Laden wasn't the highest up in Al-Qaeda but being a Saudi prince he was a bank roller
for Al-Qaeda, at least until his mega wealth had been frozen, and high up and apparently one of the master minds behind the attack.
So by harbouring Al-Qaeda the Taliban put Afghanistan, and it's population in the line of fire. like the japanese attack on pearl harbor put the
population of japan in the line of fire. People are always the victims but fault does lay with their governing body.
Now because of the tribal aspect and naturaly waring faction which are a part of the region and always have been the coalition can't just walk away
now that Al-Qaeda or the Taliban aren't running the show or else it would be a civil war which would go on forever or until the biggest baddest most
cruel tribal warlord took power.
That's how I understand it anyway.
I don't know about Irag but I think perhaps some old scores were being settled more so than the claim about the oil. And the U.S arguably had scores
to settle. It's well known that Hussan did have a hand in funding and training terrorist in the past which did go on to kill westerners mainly
edit on 13-9-2011 by steveknows because: (no reason given)