I’m not convinced they feel they are losing, but I am convinced that they have no real understanding of us or our culture.
There messages don’t connect, with much of anything.
Now, our understanding of their culture is also probably fairly limited.
I think that the latest ovations (unrelated to this thread) signal that Osama wishes he had not attacked “the great satan.”
I do agree that we do not have a firm understanding of the muslim culture. I don’t think that having a better understanding would hurt. After all “know thy enemy.”
In fact, a better understanding in the future may even help avoid wars. However, I have no idea how understanding that mad man (Osama) would have helped us avoid the tragedy of 9/11.
It wouldn’t have. There is lack of understanding and miscommunication on both sides. But we have a basic idea of why they hate us. And we’re not going to change for them any time soon. So, the problem will continue
Cut off all ties with the region. Buy any ME oil through a third party. Let 'em all kill each other.
I’m all for that. But apparently easier said then done