Britain was certainly in a position to destroy the US in both wars, but in both instances however, despite making a decision of undoubted crass stupidity, the US was extremely lucky that the British did not flex even a perfunctory element of its power. However, the US did not 'attack' either Japan or Germany - they declared and waged war on the US which retaliated.
Japan attacked us in reaction to our embargo on them, yes? That's at least a little provoking. As for Nazi Germany, they may have "declared" war, but they didn't attack us, did they? Good thing we entered the war nevertheless.
As to whether political terrorism against the US is justified, I would say yes, in many cases. War is a rich man's terrorism, while terrorism is a poor man's war.
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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 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.
No one is to blame for Islamic terrorism but Islamic terrorism itself. Islamic terrorism has a problem with everyone. They attack Israel, India, the United States and even attack each other. Their behavior is bizarre.