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    why 9-11 happened? This is partially a rhetorical question because I have my own theory, but am interested in others.


    Note: Mods, if those conspiracy theorists rock along to this thread can you give them the boot? I think they have enough threads to talk about their blather...:eusa_angel:
     
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    I'll start off by saying that I'm not a Truther. I fully believe that September 11th was masterminded by KSM and OBL.

    I do, on the other hand, believe there was a catastrophic information failure on the part of the US intelligence community. But as to the root reasons why - there are many.

    This is less a list of why we were attacked, and more a list of the justifications that Al Qaeda used to make the attacks acceptable to their followers.

    1. Israel. Without getting into the history of the Arab-Israeli conflict, it has become the equivalent of what "Communism" was to the US in the 50s. Just like the boogeyman of Communism was used to justify going to war all around the globe, the US support of Israel is a factor in why we were attacked.

    2. General Meddling. Aside from Israel, it should surprise no one that a whole lot of people around the world don't believe that we know what's best for the world. Therefore, when we go around the globe meddling in elections, governments, and arms deals, we make enemies. It's a fact.

    3. Theology. In the same sense that Christianity was used to justify the Crusades, Islam is their justification. If God says so, we should do it.
     
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    I'm of the mind to take bin Laden at his word:

    Transcript of Osama bin Laden - Worldpress.org

     
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    1. OBL was truly offended that we had female soldiers in Saudi Arabia. He felt it was a desecration of the homeland and wanted Bin Sultan AFB closed. Had this been done prior, 9/11 probably would never have happened.

    2. A major attack on the U.S. was a rallying cry for the jihadis who want the infidel to disappear.

    3. He wanted a training ground for AQ.

    4. Belief that the infidels should be converted by any means.

    I think Israel is just a facile excuse... it's a good war cry and its the one thing all the Arab countries agree on.

    Interestingly, he got everything he wanted. We immediately closed Bin Sultan and got out of Saudi Arabia and invaded a soverign country in the mid-east that had nothing to do with the attack. he got his training ground and got to rally the arab world against us because of Iraq.
     
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    I agree. Israel is to the Arab middle east what Communism was to the US in the 50s and 60s.
     
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    Think of a thousand reasons and still you can never justify what that monster did.
     
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    I don't see where anyone is trying to justify what they did.
     
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    Exactly.
     
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    Yeah! Blame America!
     
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    Shouldn't this thread be in the Conspiracy forum?
     

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