Originally Posted by 636ryder
The reason behind this current war on terror is osama. His reason for hating us is because we brought disdain upon his home country(In his eyes). By sending troops there and now have an economy with them. Were polluting their culture with ours and it upsets him. As for the rest of the problems in the middle east, well its simple. Greed for power. The religion they all claim to believe in calls for unity which the whole region used to have. Over time things led up to the problems, but the big contributer was after WWII. After WWII we and Britain bein the mighty ones we are said " hey, lets make some some countries over there so we can keep track of them." In the process that fucked up all sorts of regions, not just the middle east. Africa and the old automan empre(Bosnia, serbia, lativa, croatia, and i think 2 more).
Osama is just the current poster child for unrest between Muslims & and the USA. The problem predates him by many years.
When Israel was estabished in 1948, virtually no one supported them or even recognized them as a country, including the US. But the muslims then were so poor, and still lived virtually in the stone age, that they could offer little resistance. The vast oil reserves in the middle east were discovered in the 1950's, so the muslims lot if life changed quickly. By this time, the USA and several other countries supported Israel, so the stage was set for future conflict. But from the mid 50's until the late 70's, most middle eastern countries were content to live under puppet governments that the USA setup, after all, we were making them VERY rich buying all thier oil.
But the current problem started in 1979 when extreme Muslims clerics overthrew the puppet Shah of Iran, and Ayatollah Khomenei took over. Then Sadam Hussien (who had been a US ally) parted company with the US government, and the Soviets were raising hell trying(and ultimately failing) to take over Afghanistan. Add in 20+ plus years of the PLO virtually inventing modern terrorism, and all the pieces came together to create the current mess, all while Osama was still in high school.
Oh, and the primary reason Osama hates the US, is because we support Israel.