sigh, kids today….
1. Palestine was a British protectorate.
2. The Jewish people “invaded” Palestine after WWII in a movement called Zionism. The British tried to stem the tide with camps on Cyprus, where they held “illegal Jewish immigrants” but the Zionist movement had support from all over the world.
3. In the beginnning, some Palestinian people actually fought alongside the Jewish people against the British, but some Palestinians tried to run away and get out, not wanting to live in a Jewish state.
4. The British finally gave up.
5. When the new government was formed for Isreal, there were problems. Land grabs, lack of rights for Arabs, violence against Arabs, causing even more refugee problems. Egypt, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Lebanon took in SOME refugees, but stopped the others at their borders.
6. Large refugee camps were formed, we call them now “Gaza” and the “West Bank”.
1. Al-Quieda was born and bred in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
2. Afghanistan was a little known country that was taken over by a Marxist regime of atheists, supported by the USSR. which caused an Islamic Revolution. Prior to the “democratic revolution” of the Marxists, Afghanistan had a series of Kings.
3. The USA supported the Islamic Revolution cause of the cold war.
4. Once the Marxists lost, and the “war” was won, the USA and the USSR both just left. In the ensuing power vaccum and poverty (this war went on for some 20 years iirc) multiple small warlords came to power.
5. Afghanistan has also been a target of the USA’s war on drugs, since one of it’s prime cash crops was opium. See Columbia.
Osama hates us because we lied and left. He is terminally pissed off at the way the world has treated “his people” and he considers the US as the prime culprit in using populations for economic advantage. He does say it is because of our support for Isreal, but really he means “Why didn’t you give Afghanistan the same amount of care and money to rebuild after the war that you gave Isreal?”.
David Duke is just as crazy as Osama, but with far less reason.