pknight wrote:We created the terrorists? Pretty sure fanatical Muslim clerics and their teachings, the likes of which are being quoted today, were originally written back in the 12th and 13th century. We can buy into the propaganda and believe the bullsh*t that because we are in certain parts of the world, we made terrorists, or acknowledge the fact that some ideologies promote and rely on fanatical violence to exist. Most of the quoted Imams and the like were alive a thousand years ago, well before America even existed. I am wondering how we created that? Maybe CNN shouldn't be your one resource. Read a book, like, the Koran, and then tell me that we created terrorists. That book(and I am not a fan of any organized religion, let alone Islam) is full of passages encouraging and condoning violence, and while I am not a history major, I am pretty sure America, the "we" you refer to, had nothing to do with it's writer or teachings.
Well, aside from the fact that you missed my point about terrorism being a poor litmus test for an election, or that either candidate will pretty much do nothing, you appear to be confusing writings with action. You also seem to think the only terrorists are Muslim terrorists, or perhaps that terrorist=Muslim, or maybe Muslim=terrorists. I don't know. Lets remember for a moment that there are Basque, Irish, Sicilian, Columbian, Mexican, and other groups around the world that are labeled or considered terrorists and have absolutely nothing to do with Islam.
Here's looking at the one Muslim terrorist organization that has actually managed to have a strike on US soil, Al Qaeda.
In 1979 when the Soviets invaded Afghanistan jihadists from around the Muslim world went to fight them. Being that we (the US) were involved in stopping the spread of communism, we trained and funded many of not most of the terrorists. We sent them weapons, we gave them a lot of their tactical knowledge. This included Bin Laden, and many of the people who would lead Al Qaeda. The soviets left, there was civil war, that Taliban group won, Al Quada was created along the way, and the rest is history.
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After the soviets left Reagan decided that the best coarse of action was to allow them to fight amongst themselves in Afghanistan. That would have been fine except that when we entered Saudi Arabia to protect or oil supplies in 1990 we angered Bin laden and eventually they went from liking their former funders to hating us.
I do think its funny that you're so presumptuous as to believe that I watch CNN and that its the only source of information I have. You suggest the Koran as reading material to enlighten me. Last time I check it was written in the 7th century, not the 12th and 13th. I suggest you read something too, oh say, anything.[youtubevideo][/youtubevideo]