Another bad day for the world. With the latest terror attack in London, I am trying once again to understand the “why” behind it all. If it’s to force countries to withdraw troops from Iraq and Afghanistan, then why the 9/11 attack? We hadn’t invaded either place back then. Or maybe they hope that through whatever retribution Great Britain makes, the Islamic nations will be galvanized against the West. But then why did they kill the Egyptian envoy? And attack other Arab diplomats in Iraq? That seems counter-intuitive. Our president has said that all these attacks are because the terrorists hate freedom. Obviously, they hate us. Wish us dead. Is it because we support Israel? Is it based on hundreds of years of religious warfare? Are they still fighting against the Crusades? Why do they hate us so much?

We have a short memory here in the US. One time enemies, like Germany and Japan, are now friends. Some of the really awful things we have done like genocide to Native Americans and enslavement of Africans are in the past to us. In the Middle East, they have long memories. And apparently there are many eyes yet to be accounted for.

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