You are out of your league with this, because you immediately default to using their excuses to explain this very complex issue. Did you know that Bin Laden used our UN mission with Iraq to excuse murdering Americans on 9/11? His words were the "starving children of Iraq." Of course, he didn't care about the mutilated and slaughtered non-Arab Muslim and Christian children of Sudan when he was a guest of Bashir's, did he? And did you also know that we can trace Sayyid Qutb's legacy directly to Bin Laden? Every radical organization in the Middle East has an excuse and often they contradict with their own behaviors. Did you know that Al-Queda has murdered far more of their fellow Muslims than Americans? 3,000 Americans dead on 9/11 was a drop in the bucket when considering how freely they murder their own across the African and Middle Eastern region. This is why they largely agree that hating America is the Islamic thing to do, but differ on why. Most of their excuses are exaggerated and embellished because they really only want to usurp their hated established governments and turn back the clock so that their God will smile upon them once again. Failure in the Middle East makes no sense to them because they will notlook at their own culture. The narcotic of blame is too delicious.
You see, we deal with governments. Not their religious radicals who design their hatreds around any event they can. Not their angered masses who hate their secular governments and demand Sharia be the law of the land. Not their wind bags who preach a puritan vision of Islam as if capturing past glory (Rashidun era) is possible in the 21st century. And certainly not their extremist organizations who can't even get their stories straight on why they hate us. The entire world is full of embasies military bases and foriegn visitors. The vermin of the Middle East don't get to pretend that their region has to be placed behind a shatter proof glass of isolation. Hating us for our culture and establishing us as ther God's enemy on earth (Sayyid Qutb..remember?) doesn't make sense to you, does it? It's irrational and senseless. So they use any practical excuse they can to convince you that they have legitimacy in their hatreds. The fact is that we had done very little to the Middle East prior to 9/11. The Soviets were horrible back stabbers and abusers of Muslims and Europeans created their Frankenstein's monster nations and established the elite their people hate. It was theBritish that created the mess between Palestinians and Jews long before America emerged from isolation. Yet...we are the enemy of Allah? You can't explain it because you need it to be as simple as a base in Saudi Arabia, which occurred 40 years after being designated as their enemy.
And by the way, we aren't occupying Somalia. So maybe you can at least think this through enough to see a better truth.