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Saturday, April 29, 2006

Chickens Coming Home to Roost

In regard to how history impacts the present, it might prove no surprise that Ike liked jihadism way back when. He saw it as a way to stem the spread of commienism. ...

My take on this historical fact of US policy gyrations in the mideast is to ruminate on Malcolm X's statement that what we see happening in the Islamic world vis a via the US is the chickens coming home to roost.

Americans--encased as many are in a lack of historical consciousness--are appalled at such statements, believing that the past is dead and NOW is all. Many in the rest of the world don't have that luxury. Instead, they're the ones who have suffered from the slouching tread of the American empire in its march toward Jerusalem.

But they do remember--and perhaps they can and will forgive, but only when the US begins to treat them with respect and full realization that the are indeed worthy of rational and reflective debate.

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