Blowback in Yemen

‘Blowback’ is a term used by the CIA to describe the unintended consquences of our foreign policy.  A policy that generates more hatred than love.  The attack on a U.S. airliner bound for Detroit has been claimed by al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula in response to U.S. operations.

But the fact is, is that these people didn’t start hating us overnight.  A strong military presence imposing laws and governments on the peoples of those nations generates hatred.  Don’t get me wrong, I would like to see these people punished just as much as the next person, but as long as the United States is going to have an interventionist policy in the Middle East, we might as well get used to this sort of thing. The United States felt this sort of backlash in Vietnam, likewise the Soviet Union in their fight against Afghanistan. 

The more we think of this in terms as in “human nature” as opposed to the “evil doers” we would be better off.  These people do not understand Constitutional government, or due process of law.  Nor do they understand the concept of justice, and doing as Ann Coulter has said in going over to countries to “kill their dictators and convert them to Christianity” does not work.  How would the United States react if China had troops over here trying to set up a puppet government?  We would be outraged.  We would try to strike them at every point possible.

Note:  The below video is compilation of Ann Coulter qoutes that shows just how large the cave is that was caused by the departure of her brain.  The quote mentioned above by her is number 2 on the countdown.


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