Originally Posted by Direckshun
Our support of Israel's a big part of it, especially given what the Muslim world has observed as Israel's movement away from the two-state solution in recent years. Another big part of it is our soldiers that we keep stationed all over the subcontinent, in particular in Saudi Arabia. Another big part of it is our propping up and doing financial dealings with numerous dictators in the region, in some cases empowering those very dictators to slaughter democratic protesters.
But to pretend like firing missiles and dropping bombs on Muslim populations for the near-entirety of the 21st century isn't a serious, serious influence is, well, misguided.
You're creating a false dichotomy when you say the only options America has in the Middle East are (a.) a complete reversal of everything we're doing in the Middle East, and (b.) what we're doing now. You're leaving out a ton of middle ground.
At the end of the day, I would say we need to protect ourselves at the lowest risk of losing American lives while still being respectful of losing other lives as well. The children we've killed in our drone campaign did nothing wrong, at the very, very least.
Another big part of it is that you have no concept of national security and keeping a strong presence in the hot spots globally. Shit spirals out of control too fast when it involves your Palestinian jingle balled boyfriends. Another big part of it is that there will never be a two state solution so why keep trying. Yessir Suckacat made that loud and clear. Another big part of it is the lunatic fringe has control of much of the ME and until the "good" religion of peace types rise up and take back control, bad shit will continue to happen to them. i.e drone attacks and our presence there. Another big part is outside of that happening they can all take their medicine and deal with the consequences that their prophet has bestowed upon them. See I watch Homeland and I know a lot and can make up silly shit too. Fun fun!!!