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Of course it’s because of Israel
Posted by: McQ on Wednesday, April 11, 2007

That's the usual claim for any Islamist terrorism.

I'm going to be interested to see how the crowd who finds that such a convenient catch-all explanation will apply it here.
A group with links to al-Qaida today said it carried out the bombings in Algiers that killed at least 30 people and injured more than 80.

A group called al-Qaida in the Maghreb claimed responsibility for the deadly bombings, Al-Jazeera television said.
But hey, let's drop that "Global War on Terror" bit, ok?
 
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Wait a second, just look around the world for a moment. It appears everyone is fighting against Muslims. In Palestine, Iraq, Afghanistan, India, Bangladesh, Thailand, Indonesia, the Philippines, Sudan, Algeria, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Russia, Spain, Yugoslavia, ect...Everywhere the Muslim world borders on the world of the Kufir, there is conflict. In fact, there really isn’t much conflict anywhere else!

Clearly this indicates that the rest of the world is simply out to get Muslims and to destroy Islam. Its the only possible explanation right? Especially when you consider that the tactic of choice for Muslims is terrorism, and it is scientific fact that the root cause of terrorism is oppression towards Muslims. =P
 
Written By: Jimmy the Dhimmi
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A group with links to al-Qaida today said it carried out the bombings in Algiers that killed at least 30 people and injured more than 80.

A group called al-Qaida in the Maghreb claimed responsibility for the deadly bombings, Al-Jazeera television said.
It’s Bush’s fault silly!
 
Written By: shark
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For a glance at the particular horrors being perpetrated all the time in just one of the areas where the nightmare unfolds, quite without plausible connection to the affront of Israel’s existence, see here.
 
Written By: Linda Morgan
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But hey, let’s drop that "Global War on Terror" bit, ok?


I agree. It should be called “The War against Terrorists” terrorism is a tactic, you can’t fight a tactic, you can fight a terrorist.
 
Written By: James E. Fish
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Wait a minute. You mean fighting "them" in Iraq hasn’t kept Al Qaeda from attackng elsewhere? Surely this can’t be true.
 
Written By: Retief
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You mean fighting "them" in Iraq hasn’t kept Al Qaeda from attackng elsewhere?
They haven’t attacked us here, which was the point I believe...
 
Written By: shark
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By the way, the government of Algeria offered all of these "insurgents" amnesty, but some groups didn’t accept it, preferring to keep bombing despite talks (and without George W. Bush involved!)...maybe they need some Pelosi magic to get peace?



 
Written By: Harun
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Probably we should invade Algeria. After all, Al-Quieda shouldn’t be left to do the job of pulling the recent peace agreements to shreds there all by themselves. We can either pull the troops out of Iraq to get the necessary extra ones, or else we can just re-institute the draft.
 
Written By: glasnost
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Oh, BTW:

I’m going to be interested to see how the crowd who finds that such a convenient catch-all explanation will apply it here.

By all means, please keep us posted on this. I, too, am eager to see you cite, oh, 25 examples or so from the coming landslide of liberals blaming this on Israel.
 
Written By: glasnost
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By all means, please keep us posted on this. I, too, am eager to see you cite, oh, 25 examples or so from the coming landslide of liberals blaming this on Israel.
’Nost, I’d hope you’re a little more sophisticated than this indicates. Who is it constantly contending that if we "solve" the Israeli/Palestine issue that it will solve the Islamist terror problem as well?
 
Written By: McQ
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Who is it constantly contending that if we "solve" the Israeli/Palestine issue that it will solve the Islamist terror problem as well?

Does, in fact, the belief that Israeli-Palestinian peace might lead to generally lower violence in the region actually equal ’blaming this one on Israel’, i.e., attributing Israel as the literal cause of every violent act in the M.E.?

No.

 
Written By: glasnost
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Does, in fact, the belief that Israeli-Palestinian peace might lead to generally lower violence in the region actually equal ’blaming this one on Israel’, i.e., attributing Israel as the literal cause of every violent act in the M.E.?

No
I assume, after reading this blog for a while, that you’re attuned to the fact that sarcasm is often used to make a point, no?

Algeria obviously has nothing to do with I/P. Nor would solving the I/P problem make much of a difference in Algeria. Yet there are a good portion of people that tell us the ’root cause’ of the Islamist problem is I/P.

Now, maybe you have a different perception of what ’root cause’ means, but where I’m from "root causes", if solved, end the problem.

Would solving I/P solve Algeria’s problem? Indonesia? Pakistan? Chechnya?
 
Written By: McQ
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Maybe, maybe not, but it’s not necessary to answer yes to that question.

Will solving Algeria’s problem solve Indonesia’s problem? Almost certainly not. Will solving either of them solve America’s problem? Nope. Now, with I/P, Oslo, Peres’ New Middle East, could indeed have brought changes to the M.E. not unlike the ones Bush thought he could bring through the invasion of Iraq. Both of these overhauls have failed.

What problem in the area could generate the most positive momentum by being solved? Where are the biggest cyclones of Western-hatred generation? Which ones are the most relevant? Who literally knows what kind of internal governance changes might have followed ten years after, for example, a wide-scale, bought-in collective Arab peace agreement with Israel?

How much anti-American blowback is being generated by Al-Queida bombing in Algiers? Not a whole lot. Them alienating both the Islamic Algerian government *and* the dissolved Algerian Islamic insurgency is probably a good thing.

Isn’t it easier to get bombings like this onto Al-Jazeera, staining them in the eyes of the Muslim public, when there are no current stories of Israel F-16’s doing their own bombings to compete with? Like right now?

When you push the I/P argument to maximal parameters, it sounds increasingly less credible, as you do indeed point out. It doesn’t have to be pushed to those parameters to be, arguably anyway, potentially more helpful than any other policy initiative on the table. You won’t see us conducting any further full-scale invasions for a while, so the next president will have to come up with something. Que no?

 
Written By: glasnost
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Maybe, maybe not
Listen to yourself - so, it ’could’ be an I/P problem? Maybe? I mean, there might be a way we could figure I/P in here?

Isn’t that precisely the kind of thinking McQ is aiming the sarcasm at?
 
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