Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Who exactly is breeding terrorists, Evan?

I saw this piece and couldn't help but write a response:

This is quite a revolting piece, Evan. What’s even more revolting is that you throw out assumptions that Democrats created such terms as “Hispanic-American” and “African-American”, much less encourage the use of “ebonics”. I don’t see you attacking the idiom of whites in America. You will hear plenty of “that dog don’t hunt” in Alabama, or even during a Presidential debate. Not to mention the typical so-Cal white kid, “That’s, like, totally gnarly dude.” To single out “ebonics” not only shows your racism, but your selectivity. Further, you forget that the purpose of language is to communicate, and if the listener understands that language, then SO WHAT? But what of your larger question, which you seemed incompletely incapable to explain or show any evidence of?

Liberals breed terrorists? Really? Ask the CIA. As Dubya came into office the NIC Global Trends report cited the cause of terrorism to be the result of increasing globalization (the benefits which will not be global), political instability, and economic stagnation. In other words, it is not “Liberals” that breed terrorists, but US foreign and trade policies.

You can trace the roots of this brand of Middle Eastern terrorism to the overthrow of Iran’s democratic Mossedegh government. The Eisenhower administration used the CIA, and happy barrels of taxpayer money to turn Iran over the Shah, who in turn used his CIA trained secret police, SAVAK, to slaughter thousands of Iranians, and wiping out his entire political opposition. That outrage lead directly to Pahlevi’s overthrow and the rise of the Ayatollahs and the situation we now face. But it doesn’t end there.

The CIA have billions of dollars to rebel fighters in Afghanistan during the 1980’s under the Reagan administration, as well as military training and weapons. One of the primary recipients of that tax payer largess was none other than Osama bin Laden. But it doesn’t end there.

Saddam Hussein came to power with the help of the United States. In an attempt to take out Iran, the Reagan and Bush Senior administrations gave Saddam’s Iraq weapons of mass destruction, including bacillus anthracis (anthrax), clostridium botulinum, histroplasma capsulatum, brucella melitensis, clostridium porringers, escherichia coli. It didn’t end there as US corporations like Hewlett-Packard provided Iraq with computers to work their scud and nuclear programs, AT&T provided technology to upgrade Iraq’s air defense systems, Bechtel helped build a petrochemical plant for Iraq, Caterpillar aided Iraq with the construction of their nuclear programs, and DuPont sold Iraq oil for use with those nuclear programs. Hewlett-Packard, AT&T, Bechtel, Caterpillar, and DuPont have another thing in common, besides having a heavy hand in helping Saddam to butcher his own people and terrorize his neighboring countries. Hewlett-Packard, AT&T, Bechtel, Caterpillar, and DuPont has given at least $187,000 dollars to George W. Bush.

So WHO exactly is breeding the terrorists, Evan?


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