Motivating Terrorists

Americans blame Islamic clerics for convincing terrorists to attack America. Have they forgotten that America illegally attacked and invaded two Islamic countries unprovoked, ignored the Geneva conventions, used all manner of banned weapons, used techniques of war that mainly killed civilians and children and routinely tortured P.O.W.s and other detainees. It would seem natural to me that any young Islamic man would feel obligated to wage war on the USA. In fact it would seem natural that anyone but an oil executive or defence industry board member would feel obligated to try to stop the USA by some means, peaceful or violent. The most effective way for the USA to fight terrorism would be to stop participating in it and thus stop bringing retribution on its head.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:70)