Originally posted by Moe_in_Texas
The real problem is that a faction of Islam (self proclaimed) has declared war on the Western World and anyone who deals with it and these people have hijacked the minds of young Muslims and convinced themselves to kill themselves for "the cause". Why, sammi jo, must you waste so much time entertaining pin-head conspiracies that somehow connect all evil in the World to Jews, international corporations and Bush? Confused young men on a mission conceived by some whacko self-proclaimed Islamic Zealot blew up a train and killed a lot of folks. The problem is not simple to solve, but it is simple to define.
You are so right in saying that the problem is simple to define, and that's a large cause of our problems. The (evil) Soviet Union no longer exists and the fact that the 'threat of "communism" ' is no longer a sellable item is undeniable. We love "Red China"..they are our largest trading partners now!
For a society that 'functions' on a big fear factor, is is an easy task to fill the vacuum: courtesy of a hardworking sales force and a compliant corporate media, we are now buying wholesale into 'neoconspeak' and their concept that "all muslims are potential terrorists". And since the US Neocons, who with their broad connections to Israel and Jewish society, are the natural enemies of Arabs and muslims in general, it follows that this is mirrored in US foreign policy. Ariel Sharon, Israeli PM has brazenly and publicly stated this fact...see the quote at the bottom of each post I make.
I hope not, but I know that some people will read "anti-semitism" into the above paragraph, for obvious but misguided reasons. I have no 'favorites' regarding any of the parties in the Middle East: my gripe is with those who fabricate demons and bogeymen. Why does this occur, one may well ask? Look at human activity since the start of recorded history, and it has been happening throughout the ages; it is an ongoing process. It is hardly surprising that the Jewish people, who have endured centuries of persecution, even attempted extermination, now have an overly developed sense of self preservation. "By way of deception thou shalt do war".
By the way, the Israeli Government together with the Mossad has a long history of instigating terrorist attacks and blaming other parties. Hamas, for example was a creation of the Israeli government as a counter to Yasser Arafat's PLO. http://www.globalresearch.ca/articles/ZER403A.html
Recall Abu Nidal, one of the world's most notorious terrorists: he may easily have been a Mossad agent. http://www.la.utexas.edu/chenry/mena...1993/0011.html http://galaxy.osnews.com/email.php?blog_id=874
Regarding "pinhead conspiracy theories": Please tell me why some conspiracy theories are "pinhead", and why others get such broad public support and recognition, for example the Neocon-engineered war in Iraq, which was based on the arch whacko-conspiracy-nuthouse-theory that Iraq was about to attack us. The US taxpayer has now "invested" $300,000,000,000 so far on this paranoid debacle.