It doesn’t seem to occur to him, or to Barack Obama or to so many others, that Muslims may not be simply passive reactors to American actions. They may have reasons for doing what they do that have nothing to do with what America has done or not done. And indeed, the Islamic doctrine of jihad makes them not able to “stand our guts,” and will remain long after the drone attacks cease.
“Ron Paul: Drone attacks are reason ‘people of Pakistan can’t stand our guts,'” by Mike Lillis for The Hill, November 6 (thanks to Wimpy):
GOP presidential hopeful Ron Paul said Sunday that the U.S. military is inciting a civil war in Pakistan.
The Texas Republican said the civilian casualties resulting from the Pentagon’s drone attacks over Pakistan and other countries only create more enemies at the expense of homeland security.
“Sometimes they miss and sometimes there’s collateral damage. And every time we do that, we develop more enemies,” Paul said on Fox News Sunday.
“We’re dropping a lot of drone missile/bombs in Pakistan and claim we’ve killed so many, but how about the innocent people [who have] died? Nobody hears about that. This is why the people of Pakistan can’t stand our guts and why they disapprove of their own government,” he said.
“We’re bombing Pakistan and trying to kill some people, making a lot of mistakes, building up our enemies, at the same time we’re giving billions of dollars to the government of Pakistan,” he added. “We’re more or less inciting a civil war there, so I think that makes us less safe.
“For everyone you kill, you probably create 10 new people who hate our guts and would like to do us harm.”…
You could have said that about American troops fighting against Nazi Germany during World War II, or about any armed resistance against any brutal, tyrannical or oppressive regime.