WTF was Uncle Sam thinking? ... The USA was complicit with the spread of Sunni Wahhabism from 1976-2016, particularly in Pakistan and Afghanistan

Squire

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It suited Uncle Sam to have fired up Muslim extremists committing acts of terrorism against the Russians in Afghanistan from the 1970s to the 1990s.

Uncle Sam allowed free rein by extremist Islam Saudi Wahhabist Islamism in the period 1976-2016 across the whole Muslim world without any attempt to moderate it.

The USA has done nothing to moderate extremist Islam in Saudi Arabia and the Gulf States UAE, Bahrain, and Kuwait.

Afghanistan is a symptom and Saudi Arabia and the Gulf States are a cause of extremism. It is only in the past few years that women have even been allowed to drive cars in Saudi Arabia.

Islamic extremism will not disappear from the world until Suadi Arabia is cured of Islamic extremism.

After 9/11, it should have been Saudi Arabia that was bombed, not Afghanistan.

"The US State Department has estimated that from about 1976 to 2016 state and private entities in Riyadh have directed at least $10bn (£6bn) to select charitable foundations toward the subversion of mainstream Sunni Islam by Wahhabism."
 

Squire

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The only reason Islam still exists in its extremist form is that it suits the needs of the rulers of Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain, and Kuwait to have their people controlled by Imams who rely on the autocratic leaders for their authority and their wages.

If Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain, and Kuwait had been subjected to democracy before being decolonized, Islam would not exist in its current form. It would be far less intrusive and obtrusive to the people it controls. With a less controlling Islamic religion and the elimination of kings and emirs and Sultans in favor of democratic legislative and political systems, the economies and technologies of Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain, and Kuwait would be more advanced than they are today under their autocratic forms of governance.

It suited the UK, USA, and France to have obeisant rulers in the Middle East who would do what they were told by the UK, USA, and France.
 

Squire

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It looks like Trump did something right in your eyes.
Trump did nothing right. He is a traitor, corrupt, and a criminal.

Trump is associated with criminals and murderers such as Mohammed Bin Salman. Donald Trump was complicit in the murder of Jamal Khashoggi by helping MBS with his public relations campaign after the murder.

Donald Trump has dragged the GOP into the slime with him.
 

Texan

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He had our border situation working well, he didn't have diplomats being airlifted off of embassy rooftops like the presidents before and after him, China and Russia weren't being as aggressive, and he could complete a full sentence without a teleprompter while facing a hostile media.
 

Squire

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He had our border situation working well, he didn't have diplomats being airlifted off of embassy rooftops like the presidents before and after him, China and Russia weren't being as aggressive, and he could complete a full sentence without a teleprompter while facing a hostile media.
You are evidently a spokesman for the minority.
 

Squire

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Uncle Sam also sold Australia war machines and munitions it does not need.

Australia has plenty of bats but no balls, thankfully.
 
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