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Submitted by Another American (United States), Oct 20, 2006 at 00:09

I agree with you on each assertion.

I think a study of military/empire history will show that violence and hatred consistently have bred resentment, resistance, and ultimately, revolt.

I think the Muslims are responding (as they've been taught at the Mosques) that the western nations, with America as a leader, act as an economic hegemony against the other nations of the world through the IMF and World Bank, etc. Now that the Muslims have resources and money to buy weapons and technology they are taught that Allah has given them the victory against such perceived encroachments - they just have to do the work.

In our time it is unfortunate that world economic policy can be viewed by some as a hegemony run for the benefit of some groups to the detriment of others.

With current world economic superstructure lying primarily in the hands of the western leadership after residing with that leadership for the past 60 years in particular, and the western political leadership having fashioned the United Nations "roundtable for the world" after World War 2, I can sense that although all nations come and sit at the U.N. roundtable, not everyone is bought in to the program with equal verve or trust.

I am an American and have not viewed this phenomena from outside my nation, or the west, through other peoples eyes. I can only imagine what it may look like.


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