Ok. But there is dispute over how much of a connection there is with those incidents and 'modern terrorism'. A lot of dispute. It could be argued that there was inspiration for the Taliban in the actions of the revolutionaries, but that it is thin at best.
Again I am not saying there is no blame to be laid at the West's feet just that were not up to our neck in it.
I found this interesting: https://www.cia.gov/library/center-f...article10.html
For ALQeada : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Looming_Tower an interesting look at the ideological roots of Islamist thought. Note that Qubt was pre the Iranian events.
Back on topic: Is it true Obama is secretly Muslim, this Army of Blacks could be a mix of the Black Panthers and the Muslim Brotherhood?
The Muslim Brotherhood dates back to 1928! The CIA precursor OSS was formed in 1942. Explain the Functioning of the CIA Time Machine or stop throwing out crap like the US caused radical Islam. On a more general note Islamic states supporting Piracy harassed the United State when we were one of the weakest countries on the planet; so by your typical reasoning we are (as Victims) entitled to do whatever we want to this region now. Go Victimhood!
Mike, I would like it if you could temper your statements. I don't like "crap." It's not crap at all, after all, what do Osama, Saddam, and H W Bush have in common? All were on the CIA payroll. Historically the issue is more complex, but I'm not inclined to respond to accusations of crap.
And look a little closer at the "shores of Tripoli." You want to call something crap, then here's your big chance. To my knowledge it was the first time and set the precedence of ignoring the professional military (or in Rummy's case, firing dozens of Generals) and making expedient choices that lead to disaster.
The US forces, a lot of Navy, a handful of Marines and hundreds of mercenaries, fought to end piracy AND to restore the pasha, Hamet Caramelli, a liberal "good guy" in their eyes, and get rid of his asshole brother. In typical short sighted foolery, the US betrayed Hamet and went with the dictator, just like the US has done ALL the time, all over the world. The Marines and their commanders were furious, but just like what the fools did in Vietnam and Iraq, DC decides policy and over rode the soldiers.
Yes, EVERYONE was on the CIA payroll. I am a CIA plant to find subversives like you. See, we allow you to talk because the illogical conclusion you draw help to hide the real truth behind our actions.
CIA Operative Iif.