Well i think US support for Israel both historically and through this crisis certainly encourages Israel to reach its goals forcefully since it knows it has the backing of the most powerful/influential nation in the world.
As for the terrorism part i think that the main terrorists are american capitalists and Bush and his cronies…lemme explain why…(u may be rolling your eyes here thinking ughh hippy, but read on i believe i raise a good point here)
I don’t even like the word terrorism i think it should be replaced by desperation because what urged ‘terrorist’ attacks pre-Iraq War was mainly US capitalist leeching/resource exploitation and the US mentality that ‘any business is my business’ in foreign countries in this case the middle-east (hence you here Bin Laden and Kim Jong Il talk about American Imperialism)…now we know people from the middle-east are not the wealthiest or mightiest and hence when so desperetly at odds with America this desperation turns into extremism (terrorism) since they see no other alternative to counter their oppression by the US.
I mean why do you think Al-Queda (if they did organise the 9/11 attacks at all) attacked the world trade centre!!!
Furthermore, now that the US is militarily present in the middle-east the only way the middle-easterners can counter this presence is by guerilla warfare which in this case involves ‘terrorist attacks’.
The US kills civilians too…It’s war for pete’s sake what do people expect. Do you simply expect the middle-easterners to fight the US conventionally if so we’re kidding ourselves. This thing they call terrorism is simply a way of defense/guerilla warfare in light of desperation caused by an overwhelmingly powerful oppressor. We saw extremist measures in Vietnam, North Korea, Angola just to name a few and yes this extremism is different but times change, these are simply the old guerilla tactics adapted to suit the times.
Now i’m not saying that killing of civilians is justified, no it is NEVER justified infact war overall is a very bad thing…what i am saying is that we should stop seeing this extremism as the world’s biggest evil and devoid ourselves of rationality and infact ask ourselves why is this extremism present and what is its cause?