Thursday, November 10, 2005

Part 7

On September 11, 2001, the president spoke to the nation in a televised address and stated that “America was targeted for attack because we're the brightest beacon for freedom and opportunity in the world. And no one will keep that light from shining.” Although we are the brightest beacon for freedom and opportunity in the world, we did not get attacked because of those reasons. It is quite cynical and naïve to think that we were attacked because we were sitting here in our homes, office buildings and malls enjoying our freedom and had nothing to do with what is going on in the Middle East. At best this is unlikely to happen but, really, we are a de facto power in the Middle East. We make decisions that directly affect the lives of Middle Easterners and we are frequent interventionists in Arab affairs and usually on the wrong side of human rights, democracy and freedom. The United States has traditionally been for democracy and freedom around the world but the Middle East has been an exception because of realpolitik policies that tend to be “practical” and “realistic” which in the case of the Middle East means American support and legitimization of monarchs and dictators for the sake of stability. The support comes in many forms including direct financial aid as in the case of Egypt and Jordan but also in valuable intelligence that keeps these regimes afloat as in the case of Saudi Arabia and many Gulf states. President Bush explicitly admitted America’s traditional anti-democratic stance in the Middle East when he spoke of aiding and abetting regimes that are hostile to popular participation in the political process.


Blogger Sillie Lizzie said...

you are brainwashed by the Leftist axis of America hating weasels.

the fact is that islamic/muslim countries would still be living in tents and riding on camels if it wasn't for America. their civilization was murdered by their evil religion, which kills Christians, Jews and anybody else that reminds them of their demon possessed impotence. they kill out of sheer envy and rage, without rationality, especially any nation that identifies itself with those they murder and enslave in their own. if you don't know that Islam calls for the total subjugation of the world under its banner, and that Osama bin laden threatened us to "convert or die", then you don't know a damn thing.

that's the real reason they hate America... because we're not muslim and they don't control us.

they are at war with the whole damn world for that reason, including other muslims that don't share their bloodlust as the means of achieving it. but don't get confused, the "moderates" differ only the means, not the end, of their islamic jihad.

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