Why did 9/11 happen?

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Why did 9/11 happen

  1. US support for Israel

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  2. Extremists didn't like US democracy

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  3. Some other reason - explain in post

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  1. Indofred
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    Leaving aside tin foil hat jobs, more informed claims of US naughtiness and sticking to the official line of OBL and Islamic extremists murdering thousands.

    Why do you think the US was attacked that day?

    My humble opinion is, it was a retaliation because of US support for Israel.
    At least one posters disagrees with that.

    Perhaps posters would like to share their opinions.
     
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    Regardless if it was our democracy or our support of Israel, it was hatred. And something this earth can do without. There were 3000 victims in that demonstration of hatred and just what did it change? Nothing. I consider it a failed attack from a failed and useless entity.
     
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    Because some Radical Islamists cant produce anything of value to compete with the United States, so they've decided to attack us for political power.
     
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    The US is the most powerful and influential country in existence at this moment. The attack had nothing to do with our support of Israel. Our prestige, power and wealth make us a prime target. Couple that with the fact that our people here are largely Christian and you have the makings of a target. If you want to make a statement you don’t go and pick on the small guy. You hit the largest and strongest one on the playground. That is what they did.

    I would like to point out that Europe is just as embroiled in this conflict as we are and they have had many attacks as well. 9/11 was done as a statement to the whole world, if they can hit the strongest they can do anything.
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    That is not true at all. Remember what Bush ran on, his original campaign? I voted for him because of what he ran on. He did NOTHING that he said he would solely because of the attacks. We are embroiled in TWO wars and bombing dozens of countries because of those attacks. No, they changed the ENTIRE direction of this country. 2 entirely new government agencies were created because of those attacks – the TSA and DHS. Our individual liberties have been compromised ala the patriot act. We are now targeting US citizens on foreign soil for drone kill orders. The attacks were wildly successful, perhaps far more than the attackers had even hoped.
     
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    I believe the attacks occurred because elements within our government allowed them to for their own motives..but the motive of the middle eastern terrorist in general is a direct result of military aid to Israel and our interference in sovereign Islamic nations
     
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    The only thing we need to understand about terrorists is how to kill them as quickly as possible.
     
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    We were attacked because we've been meddling in their affairs for over 40 years.
     
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    So they give us good cause to do some serious meddling. Great logic.
     
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    No one ever said their thinking made sense.
     
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