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Wow! All I can say is wow! Someone actually had the balls to vocalize that which most everyone knows but is afraid to say aloud. It wasn't just the Israel thing, but his outline of American hegemony in the world as a primary motivating factor; a hegemony that supports totalitarian rulers who enslave and and keep a good portion of the Muslim population in destitution with unemployment levels reaching 30, 40 even 50%.
A rather intense discourse complete with a list of six reasons he believes causes most Islamist terrorist activity.
I'd disagree with a lot of what he says - as a bit myopic - but he raises a lot of solid points. Certainly entertaining to see the debate in any case. -Mags
You really have no idea on what he was speaking about, do you? Does the Sunni/Shia conflict have anything to do with US security in the homeland? Maybe you need to read more on the subject.
reply to post by Insurrection
The guy is a moron, or trying to sell books. Has he written any books? It won't be long. I suppose Sunni vs Shiite conflicts are because of American Ideology. Blah blah blah quack quack, Alex Jones business model gearing up soon.
What has been the goal of Al-Qaeda since it was formed? To bankrupt the United States. Who's winning today sir? We're done like dinner...
And it all shows that the real loser is ... you. It is the American people and their economy.
Transcript bin Ladin speech
The western media is totally to blame for this unflattering description of Islam-as to who forced them into this position-I'll keep my feelings to myself on that.
Oh I don't doubt and as a matter of fact, fully understand the West pits one faction against another to create chaos, control and a need for intervention. Proxy wars do the same.
reply to post by Bilk22
A good source would be the BBC documentary The Ottomans Europe's Muslim Emperors, it covers the "modern" schism of Sunni and Shia and how the antagonism was very early used as a for of instrumentalization of the conflict (as often conflicts are, to foment conflict as a way to control from the outside or as to justify ones actions).