Yesterday, 12:46 PM
Tactics of Russia/Israel would not work for US given the history of Iraq war and US role there/recent popular insurgency in Iraq against a "foreign invader", deep US interests embedded throughout Arab world and relatively much bigger exposure around the world, very different US demographics & societies. Unlike Israel/Russia , US is still nota closed state despite great progress made towards being a security centric police state in the past decade following 9/11/mideast wars launch.
Looking at recent foreign policy history and resultimg changes in US/UK, an argument could be made that all recent major political/cultural/systemic changes in the US (from 9/11 to US Iraq invasion, gradual phase out of civil liberties, intrusive TSA checkpoits , growing mass surveillance Police State, election of America's "first muslim President", Obamacare, election of first muslim mayor of London etc) were all directly linked to "heavy collateral damage" policies like US military support for "deterrent" bombings of Palestinians and US bombing of Iraqi civilains shelter in Iraq in 199Os Iraq war. A bombed Iraq civilians shelter museum was reportedly visited by some of 9/11 hijackers and some US 9/11 families had visited that shelter as an expression of finding solidarity with innocent Iraqi victims of violence.
9-11 FAMILIES IN IRAQ Visit bombed shelter on 6-day peace mission
BY Greg Gittrich
Thursday, January 9, 2003