“You can’t just start the clock on 9/11 and forget 50 years of unjust oppressive Western foreign policies in the Middle East.”
Thank God someone finally said this. I’m sick of mentioning that Western imperialism in the Middle East fuels more terrorism than religion or anything else only for people to respond “They attacked us first!”
In 1953 the UK & the U.S. staged a coup of the democratically elected leader of Iran and installed a dictator who was more to their liking. Today they uses ‘humanitarian intervention’ as justification for its wars yet continues to support brutal dictators (such as in Saudi Arabia) where it suits them better to do so. The illegal Iraq war devasted the country and has left it more succeptible to terrorism than ever before. Palestine has been occupied for decades. The list of imperial Western policies in the Middle East could go on and on and there’s no end in sight to the meddling.
9/11 was not only only a result religious extremism and don’t believe the old lie - "they hate our freedoms” - even for a fucking second.Terrorism is often politically motivated and anyone who is serious about preventing it had better take some fucking notice of this fact.