Secular or Religious Revenge?
Keep in mind the USA attacked Afghanistan to steal lithium and to push through a pipeline. It attacked Iraq to steal oil. Obama declared the war over on the same day as a massive auction to sell off Iraq’s oil to American and European oil companies. The USA killed kids with abandon and routinely tortured all prisoners.
Had these things not happened, I doubt Islamic extremists would have been nearly as successful selling young men on sacrificing their lives in revenge. On the other paw, without the lure of 72 virgins, the sales would also have been very tough.~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:69)