[ RadSafe ] Terror Motive ?

howard long hflong at pacbell.net
Mon Mar 5 12:15:33 CST 2007

Steve, John, and Radsafers,
  Taped on the mirror in front of my desk is this quote from a Nat. Geog article by an American woman journalist in Isfahan, Iran.
  "What do you see as America's greatest threat to your country?" I ask him.
  He doesn't need to think about it.
  "America's poor morality," he says immediately.
  Not bombs. Not planes flying into buildings. Morality.
  "We don't want to be like you in the west," Majid insists.
  The tyrannical covering of female features to relieve male need to control  libido, 
  especially imposed with religious fervor on conflicted adolescents already struggling with hormonal impuses, drives them to suggested suicidal absolution. Does this underlie an otherwise incomprehendable threat? 
  Would the Caliphate use an A bomb on nearby San Francisco, Sin City?
  Howard Long    

John Jacobus <crispy_bird at yahoo.com> wrote:
Thanks for the information. I would recommend "Jihad
vs. McWorld: How Globalism and Tribalism Are Reshaping
the World," (1996).


--- Steven Dapra wrote:

> March 4
> May I recommend "Dying to Win The Strategic
> Logic of Suicide 
> Terrorism," by Robert A. Pape (Random House, 2005).
> According to the dust jacket, "Every
> suicide terrorist campaign 
> has had a clear goal that is secular and political:
> to compel a modern 
> democracy to withdraw military forces from the
> territory that the 
> terrorists view as their homeland."
> Pape makes a strong case for this being
> true, (and not only among 
> Islamic terrorists). On p. 243 he notes the
> increasing Muslim dislike of 
> the United States, and on p. 244 says, "The
> underlying reason is not 
> discontent with Western political or economic
> values, which are supported 
> by majorities or near majorities in these [three]
> countries. Rather, the 
> taproot is American military policy. Overwhelming
> majorities across a 
> range of Muslim countries believe that the United
> States conquered Iraq to 
> control its oil or to help Israel rather than to end
> terrorism or promote 
> democracy, and fear that their country might be
> next." Pape provides 
> survey data to support these assertions.
> See also p. 316, fn. 4 for a book Pape
> recommends that gives an 
> "extensive evaluation of the growing resentment of
> American policies in 
> numerous areas around the world." (I have only read
> Pape, not the book he 
> recommends.)
> The solution is not more people snooping
> through travelers' 
> luggage, not more Homeland "Security"/TSA goon
> squads, and not more x-ray 
> scanners operated by higher-paid inspectors. It is
> to quit sticking our 
> national nose into everyone else's business. Don't
> we have enough problems 
> at home to keep us busy?
> Please read Pape's book before you start
> flaming me. Thank 
> you. If you don't have time to read it, please read
> five or more of the 38 
> reviews on Amazon.com, where it received 4 1/2
> stars.
> Steven Dapra
> sjd at swcp.com

“We must face the fact that the United States is neither omnipotent or omniscient — that we are only 6 percent of the world’s population; that we cannot impose our will upon the other 94 percent of mankind; that we cannot right every wrong or reverse each adversity; and therefore there cannot be an American solution to every world problem.”
-- John F. Kennedy 

-- John
John Jacobus, MS
Certified Health Physicist
e-mail: crispy_bird at yahoo.com

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