Most of the families running the various nations in the Middle East have been in power for hundreds of years. Its ludicrous to think that the US is somehow responsible for oppression in Saudia Arabia, Oman, Bahrain, Qatar, UAE, Kuwait, Yemen, etc...
That's what I meant, did you miss my sarcasm or were you just agreeing with me?
wow that amazingly small percentage of people who have made money from the hydrocarbon economy really makes up for everything else.
It's not my defense and you just argued against yourself... you said that they were "systematically oppressed" by the US, did you not? But who is really oppresing them? It's their own governments that's who. It's like Deac says, they may be pissed at us for being on their soil and "corrupting" their values, but we do not oppress them, they do a fine job of that themselves.
so they should all organized in a proper ww2 style battle and get wiped out in a day? seems kind of foolish.
No obviously they cannot resist in that way... so is that your defense of them blowing up innocent people?
Al Queada, PLO, Hamas, etc. all the arab terrorists groups and those that support them. And they do have a lot of support in middle eastern countries, although I am not saying 100% of all muslim arabs support terror. Just look at the aftermath of 911... thousands and thousands of Palestinians dancing and cheering in the streets.
of a small group. historically, most revolutionaries that resort to terrorist attacks due it as a means to polarize the populations of occupied and occupier countries in an effort to politicize the army presence and get them out. this was first done effectively in algeria and has kinda been the blueprint of anti-colonialism since then.
OK, so there's a precendence for these types of attacks, does make everything alright in your eyes?