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dani Donating Member (640 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-21-03 01:47 PM
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25. I think that's the biggest reason
the superpowers have clandestinely destroyed any democratic movement that has developed, so liberalism -- open society -- has never gotten a foothold. In Iran, for example, the USA and Britain installed the repressive Shah regime. This sort of thing fuels radicalism / fundamentalism, in Iran it exploded into the Islamic Revolution.

In the pro-Western client states, when the people live under those type of repressive regimes they know there's no peaceful way to create change, so it makes it easier for the fundamentalists to recruit more people into their regressive (and sometimes violent) organizations.
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