I don't disagree with any of this. And, I have said as much on this board.neo wrote:
You mean the terrorists that were trained and funded via CIA and let loose on Russian forces? The blued eyed OBL who had dinners at white house?
You averting your eyes from the central truth that America funded and organized terrorist factions when it suited them and when after the fall of USSR their services were no longer needed they let them go rouge. Saddam and Qadaffi were terrible leaders but they kept vicious people like ISIS in check and in control. Eliminating these leaders left a power vaccum which ISIS filled.
I don't disagree with any of this, except your putting the blame on the west. These terrorists are hell bent on destroying anyone who disagrees with their ideology. Blaming the west is just an excuse to justify their actions. If it wasn't one thing the west did, they'd find something else to justify terrorism.I am pointing the finger at West because it seems to have forgotten that it has illegitimate children in the east. The west bred those terrorists here so that is why the east have them mostly. And why shouldn't the people fund these guys? they have reason in lots of cases. You crippled Iraq and destabilised the entire region including Syria and Libya, their economies are dead. Your govt kills more civilians than terrorists via drone strikes. It attacks weddings where out of 200 people there is only one terrorist but the rest are labeled as collateral damage and you seem to agree that that is the suitable option. And if that is so then you should consider that your strikes are producing a new generation of people who see you as a bully and a murderer and it is easy to justify their hatred then when they have a dead body in their home, someone who is collateral damage.
Neo,That hate you see is a result of American foreign policy in most cases. The west is to blame for its part so I am sorry if that hurts your feelings but I am not sure if looking at only one side of the picture helps anyone.
First off, your opinion about the west being to blame does not hurt my feelings. And I don't look at only one side of the picture. I've said that I don't always agree with some of the things my government has done. But to say that the hate shown by Muslim terrorists is the result of American foreign policy, ignores the fundamental teachings of Islam, and puts the blame on secular governments. As a Christian, I hope you realize how utterly evil, Islam is. From its founding, to Muhammad, to its teachings. You aren't sticking your head in the sand, are you?
That would be ignorant, if I did deny that the west had no blame in this. And since I've never even insinuated that, I'm confused as to where you got that.It takes two to tango. You can say that perhaps this is not as bad as I have put it but to deny that the west had nothing to do with it just ignorant.
And it seems you're ignoring how evil Islam really is. Living where you do, I'd think you'd understand that.BTW, I have not talked about radical vs moderate as I don't think it affects my point. My point rests on your foreign policies and your meddling with other countries elections and internal processes.