Originally Posted by FleeingFish
Is the "chain mail" argument the current standby response to information in which opposes an one's opinion?
Once again, the constant proclamation that "they just want us to leave them alone" is contradicted by direct evidence suggesting terrorist wanted increased military involvement from the US in the Middle East.
While those conclusions could be reached, the underlying reason for their efforts was/is to not be under imperial control from a far distant government. Which if you are an American should resonate with you. Your ancestors were traitorous terrorists, who partook in a war to free yourselves from the reign of a distant monarchical society. The 'founders' as you have canonized them, were not interested in bringing a fight, just for a fight sake. They were intent on militarily achieving what negotiation could not deliver.
Look at the current state of Iraq, it was a difficult journey to actually get the US to leave. Then there is Western Europe, where that same military stance has plagued the landscape for 70 years. And why so, since the collapse of the Soviet Union, some 3 decades ago. Still no voluntary step to leave the scene.
Those brown people are not stupid. They study history, both current and distant. So while you may look at your citation as the only acceptable one, it would behove you to look at other cause & effect reasons. They want to fight us, its the only reason they would attract us
is assuming the conclusion. The same was done with the yellowcake from Niger.