Saturday, May 5, 2012

So Many 9/11 Masterminds

Now that 9/11 is back in the news, it's worth remembering that the attacks were primarily political, not religious in nature. Al-Qaeda grew its strength from popular opposition to U.S. backing of dictatorships throughout the Middle East, military bases in Saudi Arabia, unconditional support for Israel, and largely forgotten -- the murderous sanctions against Iraq which in the words of Madeline Albright "were worth it".

For the ignorant and easily outraged, this does not constitute a justification, merely an illumination of motive.

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