posted on Feb, 24 2012 @ 10:18 AM
reply to post by TinkerHaus
I think the extremists saying its blowback is an excuse, not that there is ever a valid excuse for the acts of terror they've done, but I don't
think it a real reason they're doing this. They try to link it to the holy crusades, and use that as an excuse. We pulled out of the middle east
and let them have their (our) holy lands, we thought to defend them ok, but they thought back, it was a war with two participants. America went into
Iraq, thats used an excuse for terror, even then they waited after we went in again before they were pissed off about it. Whatever the reasons were
(oil etc) we liberated their people, gave them freedom of choice of their leader, if they wanted another dictator again they can elect one. People
died, troops (mainly US) did some horrible things, but horrible things were happening anyway. We eventually pulled out and now we're in Afghanistan.
Terorr attacks have decreased.
I think the sole reason behind terroris is to spread their message of hate. I think even if we pulled out of the middle east completly and had no
interests there and left them to theirselve, they'd still commit acts of terror to spread their message of hate against Christianity and atheism.
I'd like to point out we're not hated in the middle east, there are alot of people out there with common sense, and an understanding of what went
on. It is only extremism we are fighting.
I don't want this to sound racist or anything, but I think certain aspects of the Muslim religion are extreme, and encourages reactionary responses.
Like the accidental burning of Korans, caused rioting and extreme backlash for an honest oversight. (I'd also like to point out that Afghan workers
who noticed this, worked there and let Korans burn before making a big deal about it.) I understand that the Koran is sacred, but nobody is
condemning the people who are rioting, so its acceptable that people should react this.
Now, my point is, that this sort of extreme actions which make little sense to us, are the way they're defending their religion and way of life.
I don't think we can beat an ideal that is inbred into a faith. It would be as difficult as wiping out the religion.