This paragraph forms the thesis of William T. Hathaway's article, America Is under Attack!, in Dissident Voice. Hathaway is an adjunct professor of American studies at the University of Oldenburg in Germany.In every nation where we now have terrorism, we had first assaulted them. America is under attack only because it is on the attack. It’s no wonder they hate us. Imagine how we would feel if a foreign country were doing this to us. We’d be fighting back any way we could.
In terms of terrorist acts against Americans and American interests is Hathaway right? Is America an aggressor nation that has no one but itself to blame for the terrorist threat that no dominates its Zeitgeist?
I think Hathaway is essentially correct, and that until America stands down and becomes a nation of peace, its people will never enjoy the security of the citizens of nations that don't make war to serve their meanest of national interests with utter disregard for the hopes, aspirations, and lives of other peoples.