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AMERICAN IMPERIALISM AS A CAUSE OF SEPTEMBER 11

AMERICAN IMPERIALISM AS A CAUSE OF SEPTEMBER 11?

Perhaps the two most frequently asked questions after the terrorist attacks of September 11, were "Why do these people hate America so?" and "Are we somehow partially to blame for inciting terrorists?" There are no simple, pat answers. But, scanning some of the letters to the editors in this weeks TIME Magazine (Oct 22) might shed some light on the issue:

"The problem is that U.S. citizens

have little reciprocal feeling for U.S.

engineered human tragedy elsewhere.

The U.S. needs to be aware that even

among the countries is considers its

subordinates and even within affluent

nations the U./S. considers its compliant

allies, there is growing resentment and

impatience with American arroganceà"

"Despite what our politicians have told

us, the terrorists don't hate us because

of our freedom, democracy, and way of life.

They have specific grievances: U.S. support

Of Israel, our presence in Saudi Arabia and

Our backing of authoritarian regimes in the

Region under the banner of American democracyà"

Neither these views nor other similar views held by editorial writers and political analysts can excuse taking anger to the extreme of murdering thousands of innocent people- not merely Americans working in the Twin Towers, but people of some 62 other nations. But, questions need to be asked- even as the American populace is seeking justifiable revenge- or at least "bringing to justice" (in President Bush's works) those who fomented these terrorist acts. One question is: Are we too biased in favor of Israel against the Palestinians and other Arab states who have opposed the formation of the ...

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