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    Has the US Worsened the Spread of Radical Islam?

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    Re: Has the US Worsened the Spread of Radical Islam?

    Absolutely. Many would be radicalized with or without us. But some need that extra push. We are experts at giving that extra push.

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    Re: Has the US Worsened the Spread of Radical Islam?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Simple question: Has the US Worsened the Spread of Radical Islam?
    Yes and no. We are not responsible per SE, but our weak policy is contributing. We either need to be all in or all out.

    Ann Coulter had it partly right when she said "we should invade ther countries kill their leaders and convert them to Christianity" well we don't need to convert people to Christianity, but if we wanted to end radical islam we're talking a long term occupation ad complete changing of their culture similar to japan after ww2

    If we're not willing to do that we shouldn't bother get involved in their affairs.
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    Re: Has the US Worsened the Spread of Radical Islam?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Simple question: Has the US Worsened the Spread of Radical Islam?
    The crucial error on our nation's part happened in the 1970s, when the Carter Administration abandoned and betrayed one of the best and most important allies we ever had in the Muslim-dominated world. As a result, the Shah of Iran was overthrown, and that nation taken over by the Khomeniacs. This gave the radical, violent fringes of Islamism the resources of an entire nation at their disposal, and set the stage for all the trouble that we have since had with Islamist terrorism.
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    Re: Has the US Worsened the Spread of Radical Islam?

    Yes, in part. Mobilizing radicals through merely intervening in Afghanistan is one example, one which I find to be less troubling than allowing them to fill a void left largely unoccupied or ill-defended as a direct result of our lack of resolve, as we've seen in Iraq, Libya and potentially other countries in the region.
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    Re: Has the US Worsened the Spread of Radical Islam?

    Quote Originally Posted by BrewerBob View Post
    Absolutely. Many would be radicalized with or without us. But some need that extra push. We are experts at giving that extra push.
    Removing Saddam Hussein didn't help matters.
    He really kept his radicals in check.
    Of course, there was a downside to his ironfisted rule.
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    Re: Has the US Worsened the Spread of Radical Islam?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Blaylock View Post
    The crucial error on our nation's part happened in the 1970s, when the Carter Administration abandoned and betrayed one of the best and most important allies we ever had in the Muslim-dominated world. As a result, the Shah of Iran was overthrown, and that nation taken over by the Khomeniacs. This gave the radical, violent fringes of Islamism the resources of an entire nation at their disposal, and set the stage for all the trouble that we have since had with Islamist terrorism.
    The Shah was hated by the MAJORITY of his citizenry.
    I'm not certain US support or lack of support was much of a factor.
    What do you think JC should have done to prop up the Shah?
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    Re: Has the US Worsened the Spread of Radical Islam?

    No. The only ones responsible for jihadi terrorism are jihadi terrorists and theis direct supporters.

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    Re: Has the US Worsened the Spread of Radical Islam?

    Quote Originally Posted by radioman View Post
    The Shah was hated by the MAJORITY of his citizenry.
    I'm not certain US support or lack of support was much of a factor.
    What do you think JC should have done to prop up the Shah?
    While I think that the Carter Administration's policy towards Iran was, like most of its foreign policy, befuddled and incompetent, I agree that in the end there was little the US could do to prevent the Shah's regime from disintegrating.

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    Re: Has the US Worsened the Spread of Radical Islam?

    Both. We've organized security improvements throughout the entire West and the world as a whole that have made it harder for them to project power and influence. However, this resulted in them focusing their energies on toppling pro-Western regimes in the Middle East. They've gotten better at that.
    Last edited by Morality Games; 05-04-15 at 02:48 AM.
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