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    • JP-Walsh
    • 27.05.13 | 04:07 (IDT)

    no mention of the death of many innocent Muslim people (men, women and children) from drone strikes. This slaughter runs into thousands. Likewise, no mention in your article of the social and economic destruction of two Muslim countries, Afghanistan and Iraq, that has led to the deaths of innocent civilians running into tens of thousands, most likely hundreds of thousands. So, for young Muslim men,wherever, there is enough to get aggrieved at in addition, for a disproportionate number, the lack of opportunities in their adopted countries. Radicalisation is inevitable where state sponsored violence is the only game in town. But radicalisation affects only a few, in comparison. It is difficult to be "overwhelmed" by a few. On the other hand, what rewards have the US and its allies reaped for more than a decade of war in those two ruined countries? Absolutely nothing. And what has Israel got for its egregious treatment of the Palestinians: a tragic fall from grace in the eyes of the international community; an even greater reliance on the US which brings with it greater uncertainty over that reliance; the corruption of democracy and reason in an increasingly divided Israeli society; a deeply troubled diaspora; and, stronger enemies. It's not about anti-Semitism, Mr Karmon. It's about the West finding a role that does not involve 'gun-boats'. And so with Israel.

    from the article: London, Boston, Toulouse: Terror overwhelming Western intelligence
    First published 12:05 26.05.13 | Last updated 12:05 26.05.13
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