The Phony Mystery of Why “They” Hate Us - Sheldon Richman

Posted by freedomforall 7 years, 11 months ago to Government
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"Let’s give these members of the American elite their due: one has to work hard to make a mystery of anti-American (and anti-Western) terrorism emanating from the Middle East. It takes prodigious effort to maintain an air of innocence about San Bernardino and Paris, because no one who claims to be informed can plead ignorance of the long history of U.S. and Western imperialism in the Muslim world. This includes the CIA’s subversion of Iranian democracy in 1953, the U.S. government’s systematic support of compliant autocratic and corrupt Arab monarchies and dictatorships, its empowering of Iraqi Shi’ite Muslims, and its unconditional backing of Israel’s brutal anti-Palestinian policies. (The savage 2014 war on Gaza killed many noncombatants.)"

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  • Posted by Mapleman67 7 years, 11 months ago
    It saddens me that the US, which began on the noble principals documented in the "Declaration" and the "Consitutuion", has devolved into the imperialist monster evidenced by its conduct in the Middle East since the 50s. We have killed upwards of a million civilians in the last twenty years...shameful!
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    Posted by Lucky 7 years, 11 months ago
    This article is sheer nonsense and reflects badly on the judgement of those publicizing and approving of it.
    It is left wing pro-islamist propaganda.
    Yes, downposts are from me.
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