Interesting logic you have there. The United States invades and destroys the secular dictatorship of Iraq, which then gets replaced by a fundamentalist "democracy." The US funds a fundamentalist Islamic insurgency that overthrows the secular, socialist government of Afghanistan. The United States overthrows the democratically elected, socialist government of Iran under Mossagdeh.
On the other hand, we have the United States propping up the most fundamentalist regime on Earth in Saudi Arabia.
You're absolutely right, no matter what our government does, they get radicalized, because our government does everything in it's power to achieve that end.
You do realize that propping up dictators is a form of interventionism, right?
Depends on what you are exactly talking about. You're posts seem rather vague and based on various faulty assumptions. So they are hard to address in any substantial manner.Is this an indictment of of democracy or western values? Yes or no.
Secondly, support for radicalism and fundamentalism (in the context of executing gays and apostates) is rather widespread in the islamic world. And while I don't think that makes islam and muslims inherently bad, there are certain trends within the religion that helps fuel those rather large bad elements. With the big one being the lack of distinction between godly and earthly law
Of course, that is not to say there isn't a reaction to foreign policy going on here, either. But as problematic as it is, the hindu nationalist movement has largely moderated, while the Deobondi school of islam is still fueling the Taliban, ideologically.
So what? If I have a hundred people storm my home to rape my children, and kill 60 before running them off, and they don't have an opportunity to kill anyone, that doesn't make my attempt at defense any less morally right, and their attack and intentions any less morally wrong.We've killed a lot more people than the Muslims have.
The radicalization of Saudi Sunnis began in mid 20th century, long before Iraq/Afghanistan, it continued and was only amplified by anti-western rhetoric during the wars, but it began long before that.
Btw the house of Saud isn't the most radical part of Saudi Arabia, nor of the world - it doesn't mean that they are any good either.
Wanna try and come up with another theory?
Where else in the world are Jews, Buddhists or Christians suicide bombing innocents or cutting people heads off? Sounds to me like one particular religion is off the farm.
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