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Response to JackRiddler (Reply #7)

Fri Mar 6, 2015, 08:50 PM

8. your explanation is Americanocentric: the US is wrong for everything.

 

It's nice and cozy. Simplifies the world. ISIS? Blame the US. Climate change? The US. Tsunamis? There is probably a link to US imperialism, I suppose.

I repeat: yes, GW's intervention in Iraq was stupid. No, it is NOT the major cause behind ISIS.

Did GW create Boko Haram? Chechen islamic separatism? Al shebab? Pakistani madrasas?

To mirror your wording, I see your denial of a massive, worldwide revival of fundamentalist Islam is particularly strong. Muhammad al-Wahhab made his pact with the Saud dynasty even before the US existed as a nation. This ideology has been propagated with billions of funding from the Saudi and Qatari rulers. All this was independent of the US.

In the larger scheme of populations and ideologies, the Iraq war was just a big, unfortunate bump on a tragic road to obscurantism. GW's cock-up just unleashed what was brewing for decades, centuries.

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