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Why is the West blind to the underlying reasons??

Reader comment on item: [The Hamas Electoral Victory:] Democracy's Bitter Fruit

Submitted by Hooman (United States), Feb 1, 2006 at 17:16

When Hamas wins the elections in Palestine or when Al-Qaida flies airplanes into the Twin Towers, all of a sudden the West becomes so preoccupied with how to deal with these crises that it fails to acknowledge the underlying reasons.

Why not acknowledge that the Palestinians, by electing Hamas, are sending a message to the West saying that they are desparate, they are living in total misery, their life and property is trampled on by Isreal?

Why totally ignore Bin Laden's message that his actions are retaliation for American support for Isreal? Why beleive Bush when he deceitflully paraphrases Bin Laden's message into a contempt for "our way of life" or "our freedom"? I am shocked how the West fails to see these basic reasonings that cause the chain of events. The West and the western culture is always looking for a "quick fix." If the West, especially America, would abandon its hegemonic attitude and imperialistic ambitions these problems would never arise. Instead, America, in need of a "quick fix" thinks it can solve the problems by war or intense friction with these radical Islamic groups.

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