The Six Primary Reasons for Why They Hate Us

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Why-Do-You-Hate-UsIn response to 9/11, on September 20, 2001, then President George W. Bush delivered a speech in which he deflected and trivialized the reasons for the grievances that many around the globe have regarding U.S. foreign policy. In his address to a joint session of Congress and the nation, in his attempt to answer America’s questions as to “Why do they hate us?”, he stated:

“They hate what they see right here in this chamber: a democratically elected government. Their leaders are self-appointed. They hate our freedoms: our freedom of religion, our freedom of speech, our freedom to vote and assemble and disagree with each other.”

Now that most of us are well aware that the situation is a lot more complicated than they hate us because of “our freedoms”, let’s hear what some of those reasons are.

In the following House Homeland Security Committee meeting held on October 9, 2013, former CIA intelligence officer, Michael F. Scheuer, gives his top six reasons as to why they hate us (the answer begins at approximately the 7 minute mark):

  1. “Our support for tyranny for over 50 years in the Muslim world”…
  2. “As a trigger, our presence on the Arab peninsula”…
  3. “Third, I would put the Israelis, rising”…
  4. “Our ability for a long time to get oil at prices that were very much below the market level”…
  5. “Our military presence in other countries in the Muslim world”…
  6. “Our abiding willingness to identify as terrorist any Muslim population that one of our allies dislikes”…

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  • Liam_McGonagle

    Surely there are more palatable secondary and tertiary reasons we can focus on. After all, a man who once claimed to be wise said, “Let us not make the perfect become the enemy of the possible.”

  • BuzzCoastin

    it’s silly to think that they hate us
    what “they” really hate is the US military & US corporate exploitation
    but “they” don’t hate Joe Sixpack
    “they” want to be Joe Sixpack
    “they” want to live just like aMerkins
    fat, dumb, happy rich in a kuntery that never gets invaded by aMerka

    unfortunately
    Uncle Homeland is now invading his own kuntery
    with armies of police everywhere
    to make sure freedom is enforced

    • echar

      Ros Sereysothea (Khmer: រស់ សេរីសុទ្ធា) (1948[1] – 1977 [2]) was a famous singer during the final years of Cambodia’s Sangkum Reastr Niyum and the Khmer Republic. She sang from a variety of genres but romantic ballads emerged as her most popular works. Despite a rather short career she is credited with producing hundreds of songs and even starring in a few movies. Details of her life are relatively scarce and her fate during Democratic Kampuchea remains a mystery.

      Notice the way they look, and the fusion of music. Psychedelic mixed with Khmer traditional music.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_ubT3OWbqs
      Ros Sereysothea – I Will Starve Myself To Death

      • BuzzCoastin

        I’ve spent a lot of time in Cambodia
        their pop music is all aMerkin influenced
        as is all aspects of their modern kulture:
        aMerkin $ come out of the cash machines
        the CIA’s USAID is everywhere
        and they all want to be aMerkins
        and many now are

      • oneironauticus

        Cool…I like. :)

        • echar

          Check out Dengue Fever. There’s even a really good documentary of them going to Cambodia. It’s called sleepwalking through the Meekong.

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BNRtHgii84w

          • The Well Dressed Man

            Dude I was just gonna recommend! Last time I saw them, Jello Biafra was dancing like a maniac in the crowd all night :)

      • Dingbert

        I’m not sure how this is relevant. But I like. I immediately thought of some other funky SE Asian music from yesteryear, in particular:

        http://youtu.be/r8JzYC-HCHk

        • echar

          Yeah, this song is tits.

          If you dig foreign fusions, check out Ethiopiques. Mulatu Astatqe specifically. It’s some amazing Ethiopian Jazz fusion.

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=foHcCspcLjs

          Also pardon for the Highjacking. I agree with Buzz on this. The agression of the Military Industrial Complex is terrible global PR.

  • Dingbert

    Why does this need expert analysis? Bin Laden explained it very clearly in his first video after 9/11: Western troops in Muslim countries and support for Israel. Unfortunately, “they” chose to use terrorism, even though a sizeable portion of Americans oppose these policies, too, and attacks just caused the government to double-down.

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