There are any number of reasons why “they” (e.g., brown people from the Mesopotamian region) hate “us”, about which I’m not going to speculate or pontificate at this present juncture — foreign policy, arms dealing, farm subsidies, puppet-governments, government financed coups d’états — the list goes on and on.
Needless to say, policing their neighborhoods with a Stalin-esque iron fist isn’t winning us any allies. In the video below, you’ll see a group of American soldiers who’ve apparently found a group of Iraqi looters, presumably guilty of stealing scrap wood to rebuild houses destroyed by our bombs. Ironically, the soldier who tells the Iraqis that the child should be in school is apparently either illiterate or half-retarded. The others relish in their moment on camera, to show the rest of the world how much of a man you can be if only you’ve got a .45 and an Abrams tank.
“Later, the car’s owner told us, ‘I’m a taxi driver. That car was my livelihood.‘”