First of all, I would like to say that as an Arab, it pains me to see people claiming to represent me perform one of the most horrible acts of violence. Of course, I'm glad they didn't drop a nuclear bomb and claim that it was the only way. I am proud that we didn't annhilate two cities. I find the latter to be much much much much worse. Just because it didn't happen to you, doesn't make it better.
Saving 'American' lives is not my priority. Saving 'LIVES' should be the priority.
Secondly, Israel is a racist country. RACIST I tell you. This is not that I don't believe in the bottom of my heart that the only way out is with peace.. but I also know what happens to the Palestinians. Israel is a 'JEWISH' State. Can you believe this? A country calls itself a 'religion' state. That is like saying, Afghanistan is an Islamic republic. Wow.. Islamic republic all of a sudden sounds evil, but Jewish state is perfectly fine. I don't understand. Israel builds settlements and ONLY allows Jews to settle it. I smell discrimination, I see prejudice, and I watch people get killed in random attacks back and forth. It seems like it is acceptable for the Israeli government to only allow a certain people with a certain background and ethnicity to live life as they wish, while the others are not. Yet, they are the good people, and the Palestinians are the villains.
I received my schooling for the most part between Saudi and Bahrain. My high school was in Bahrain (thankfully). I wouldn't go to Saudi if you put a gun to my head. Nothing against them, I just coundn't handle the way their society and everyday-life works. I guess you can say I'm too 'Americanized'. We have been taught day and night, in and out, how our Palestinian brothers are being butchered by the Israeli Zionist movement, backed by the American machine.. financially, politically, militarily and otherwise.
I have also had the liberty to look over the UN proposed resolutions, those which passed and those which didn't. I won't bother enlist them here, but I will say that the US has stood by Israel like no friend ever would. If anything, Israel is indebted DEEPLY to the US. America continues to veto every resolution the WHOLE world wants to pass, to limit Israeli aggression. Go figure. America and Israel vs. the world. When I say world, I include the what you call 'civilized world', being most of Western Europe too (with the exception of the UK sometimes).
I have concluded after much research that the US is clearly and beyond any doubt biased and blinded whenever it comes to Israel. It is also arrogant and selfish. Its arrogance and selfishness are not peculiar to it, every great civilization in the history of Mankind has gone through all those phases.. I don't have a grudge, I don't feel bad, and I don't find it enough to hate it. However, its unbecoming bias when it comes to Israel raises a lot of suspecion in my mind.
I don't care for our Arab media propaganda and rhetoric. They lie straight to your face, and give you plain wrong facts. Well, as opposed to American media - where they deceive you, tell you half the story but refrain from giving absolute lies. It's only a matter of sophistication. Both are bad, both are wrong, and both suck.
As an Arab, and not a Muslim (I don't believe in god, or any such myths) I don't understand why anyone would see why I should consider the US to be our friend. They clearly draw the line of friendship over Israel. To us, we see that they made their choice, so why should we cooperate? Why should we feel bad for you? What makes you think we should feel guilty of such violence, when your guns and technology is what Israel uses to kill our people. Ahh.. I sometimes wonder.
Islam is not exactly the most peaceful religion in the world. I know Muslims would give me crap about that, but truth be told, it is not. It says the end of the world will come as the Muslims and Jews fight and Muslims win. Wow, great.. in the Koran they teach everyone, the end of the world is based on a stupid war between muslims and jews. How stupid. What an end, something to look forward to, eh? That is one of the reasons I quit religion since I was 14. Of course my reasons back then were much more naive than they are now, but hey.. at least I made a choice. I chose to be a human, no more no less.
Saudi Arabia is where Mecca is. Mecca is the one black house that is supposedly god's house. It is where Muslims go for the pilgrimage. It's a holy land. Saudi is therefore holy. In Islam, having foreign troops on your land is taken very seriously, and as proven, a sign of great weakness. Having troops on the country that holds Mecca is very new. Saudi was never colonized. Today, and since the Gulf war, many (including myself) consider Saudi to be a colony of the US. This is a rather shameful thing for any Muslim or even Arab. It would make any Muslim's blood simmer and boil. It sure made Bin Laden's simmer.
Taliban is yet another 'mullah'. Sort of like, a priest. A fanatic with a very simplistic, uneducated view of the religion. They interpret the Koran literally.. and I mean, LITERALLY. The Koran is supposed to be a document which can evolve. That is one of its strength.. it is meant to be for all times and all places. But, when it says, 'arhiboo 3aduwwa allah' (terrorize god's enemy) it surely did not mean to blow up their buildings and kill innocent people. It meant, make sure your armies are big and mighty so they don't dare fight you. How stupid.
George W. Bush says, "either you are with us or with the terrorists".. what if I don't want to be with either? I don't care for Bush, and I sure as hell don't care for a religious agenda. I don't care for 'god bless america' or 'allah akbar'. I don't care for god, or Christ or Mohammed or whoever. I don't care for any of those. I just want to live in peace.. I want to hack my way on my bsd box, and write and share programs with the world. I just want to be a productive member of this society, the society of humanity. I am a human.
I know, I will get searched at the airports..
My phone conversations are tapped, and my whole life history is new under the microscope. What's new, they used to do that anyway. They made me take off my shoes and all back in '97 and they still will. Sure, strip me, search me, frisk me.. kill my brothers, strike our pharmaceutical factory (which supplied badly needed medicine btw). I will still be a human, and will still love you just the same.