I used to be an unabashed supporter of the old US of A. I supported their sports teams, their holidays just about everything. Bill Clinton was my guy, loved that gentleman player for the ages. His banging Monica was so cool in my then naive eyes.
Then after 9/11 and the Iraq War happened and my philosophy on America changed wholeheartedly as I began to educate myself on US foreign policy and how detrimental and hypocritical it was and continues to be. For a country so steeped in the ideas of democracy and free speech yet to be so supportive of countless dictators and their restrictive speech policies and then be surprised over the ramifications of those actions is mind blowing . Now this isnt at all intended to say that 9/11 or any other associated terror events are justified, a people no matter how reckless their government is still innocent of the crimes they commit.
So for the first part of this blog’s focus I’ll take a look at two countries and or organisations that ferment and facilitate terror and how American interference has played a role in its machinations.
- Iran : Removes a democratically elected government via the CIA and re-imposes the deposed Shah on the people of Iran. The people suffer under the Shah which cause them to rally behind extreme Islamists who came to power in 1979 and who they now claim are threats.
- OBL- Funded Bin Laden and his nascent al- Qaeda before they became the terror group of the century in their battle against the Russian invasion of Afghanistan in 1979 and then he used the know how and technical support taught to him against them.
Now all this is not to say we don’t need America or that American policy is the worse evil, but that they have done so much in the name of good that turns out to terrible not by design mind you that we should always query whether what is best for America is best for us.