U.S. Culpability!

9 12 2015

“Isn’t it obvious that the news anchor really needs to ask, not why some Muslim can “become radicalized” and kill innocent civilians in western cities—as though this were some sort of inscrutable moral riddle—but why U.S. leaders can sleep soundly as their death machines rain down “shock and awe” on Muslim peoples in wars based on lies guaranteed to spawn simmering time bombs like Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik?”

So writes a very seasoned friend in Washington who I have known for a long time and who has had quite a distinguished career working for government agencies.  He happens to be Muslim, I happen to be Jewish, so let me add:

What did American leaders think the Middle East and the world were going to be like, a few generations later, when they secretly carved up the Middle East after World War I, let Israel ethnically cleanse the Palestinians after World War II and ever since, supported the most repressive and ruthless Arab dictators, and then after 9/11 killed 2 million+ Muslims, wounded far more, and turned even more into homeless refugees literally destroying countries a long the way?