The reasons why People of the Arab Muslim Middle East nations hate the United States of America and the allied Western powers – the reasons for Muslim sponsored terrorism against us -- are as clear to me as glass, and it’s certainly not because we are free or benevolent.
When President Ronald Regan during the cold war in the 1980’s likened the Soviet Union to an “evil empire” he might as well have been talking about the United States of America since his own imperialist government has been equally evil in its relationships with many other nations over the course of at least the last century.
The reality is that when the United States government doesn’t get what it wants in the international arena by the ordinary lawfully prescribed means of diplomacy and polite quid pro quo persuasion, they get it by stealth, political meddling, back stabbing, and violence.
If the United States government wants to keep cheap oil flowing westward from the Middle East, for example, it has absolutely no qualms about initiating and manipulating the violent overthrow of a democratically constituted Middle Eastern nation in order to have its way.
So is it any wonder to anyone then why they hate us so bitterly?
Is it any wonder why some of them are willing to die in efforts to terrorize Americans?
How do you think most Americans would feel about a foreign government trying to overthrow our constitutional republic for the purpose of acquiring a political, financial or strategic advantage on the world stage? Surely Americans would justifiably want to pay them back with bullets, bombs, and terror.
But the United States of America operates upon a double standard when it comes to balancing its own interests with the interests of other nations. I have witnessed this phenomenon time and time again within my own life time.
And now, for instance, our own spooks at the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) are finally admitting what has been known all along, that, along with the British MI6, it orchestrated the infamous coup d’état in 1953 which overthrew the democratically elected government in Iran led by prime minister Mohammad Mosaddeq.
"The military coup that overthrew Mosaddeq and his National Front cabinet was carried out under CIA direction as an act of US foreign policy, conceived and approved at the highest levels of government," explains a declassified document in the US national security archive at George Washington University of the codenamed project, TPAJAX by the CIA, and Operation Boot by Britain's MI6.
The reason: Britain and Sir Anthony Eden, its foreign secretary, regarded Mosaddeq as a serious threat to British strategic and economic interests after the Iranian leader nationalized the British Anglo-Iranian Oil Company, now known as BP. Britain needed US support and the Eisenhower administration in Washington was easily persuaded.
The documents describe a joint U.S. and British British "Campaign to install a pro-western government in Iran." One document describes Mosaddeq as one of the "most mercurial, maddening, adroit and provocative leaders with whom they [the US and Britain] had ever dealt". Mosaddeq "found the British evil, not incomprehensible" and "he and millions of Iranians believed that for centuries Britain had manipulated their country for British ends".
The CIA thought that Iran was threatening Western security by not cooperating with the West -- by refusing to bargain with the British-run Anglo-Iranian Oil Co. -- thereby threatening the supply of cheap oil to Britain and risking a British invasion that could in turn trigger a counter Soviet invasion of Iranian oilfields.
Mosaddeq was replaced by the brutally oppressive dictatorial regime of Shah Reza Pahlavi, who ruled Iran like a divine emperor with an iron fist for 26 years until he was finally overthrown by followers of the Muslim cleric Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini in the Iranian revolution of 1979.
The Iranian revolutionaries promptly stormed the U.S. embassy in Tehran as payback taking dozens of Americans Hostage for several months, which, among other things, cost then U.S. President Jimmy Carter the loss of a second term in the White House.
American imperialism: It’s why they hate us.