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While reading the words of John Kerry ask yourself how Osama Bin Laden could have pulled off 9/11 if he’d have been poor:

We talked about the common interest of Pope Francis and President Obama in addressing poverty and extreme poverty on a global basis. The United States of America is deeply involved in efforts in Africa and in other parts of the world – in Asia, South Central Asia – to address this poverty, as is the Catholic Church. And so we have a huge common interest in dealing with this issue of poverty, which in many cases is the root cause of terrorism or even the root cause of the disenfranchisement of millions of people on this planet.

So, the problem isn’t fanaticism, but rather that people get into the business of mass slaughter because there aren’t enough Teresa Heinz’s for these assholes to marry?

At least Kerry’s protected by his own logic. If you were to ask him why he doesn’t give away his wife’s money to help end “economic disenfranchisement” he could argue that by doing so he’d put himself at risk of turning to terrorism to make ends meet.

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10 Responses to “John Kerry: Poverty ‘in many cases’ the root cause of terrorism”

  1. Truesoldier__ on January 15th, 2014 6:08 pm

    And yet even CNN has debunked this myth:

    Cliques becoming terror cells

    While teaching at the University of Pennsylvania, Sageman expanded on his research to include 162 terrorists and turned it into the groundbreaking book, "Understanding Terror Networks." He came across some compelling numbers:

    About two-thirds of the terrorists went to college, in an area of the world where only about 10 percent of young men get a post-secondary education
    About 87 percent came from generally secular backgrounds (most of the other 13 percent, who studied at the Muslim schools known as madrassas, were Indonesians)
    Most came from middle or upper-middle class households
    Sageman calls "kinship and friendship" the main reasons young men join al Qaeda, claiming that friends and relatives brought more than 90 percent of the membership into the fold.

    This means recruitment is much more personal than previously thought, he says.

    He cites several cases, including that of September 11 hijacker Mohammad Atta and the so-called Hamburg cell, consisting of a group of like-minded young men. As their religious views became more extreme, they cut themselves off from the outside world and became involved in terrorist activity.

    "They are very ordinary," he said. "They form cliques and radicalize each other.
    http://edition.cnn.com/2005/US/05/24/schuster.col

  2. Truesoldier__ on January 15th, 2014 6:13 pm

    Meanwhile we still have a soldier being held captive by the Taliban in Afghanistan. So Dear Leader and Lurch do you plan to leave Sgt Bowe Bergdhal in the hands of the Taliban when you withdraw the troops from Afghanistan? Never mind, we all know the answer to that one.
    http://www.cnn.com/2014/01/15/world/asia/us-priso

  3. Marshall_Will on January 15th, 2014 10:46 pm

    doriangrey said;

    "it could fairly honestly be said that even Saddam Hussein’s Information Minister Baghdad Bob possess a more intimate relationship with the truth."

    Loved the whole Nat'l Inq. schtick! The way MO shoots daggers, who could blame any of us for wholesale/freelance speculation? Personally, I have no doubt their every allegation isn't true.

    We should all saturate FLOTUS' webpage/twitter acct. w/ Lorena Bobbit links…

  4. Marshall_Will on January 15th, 2014 10:51 pm

    Erroneous progressive talking points die HARD don't they? It… vacillates between poor Abdul and idle hands of the Rich & Treacherous, depending on the findings of the most recent attack.

    Ahem, if true, temporary boredom in detention/study hall qualifies as justification for blowing up the school. Mater STROKE Lurch..!

  5. Marshall_Will on January 15th, 2014 10:59 pm

    Sad. Only 23 when captured. His captors though, are surveying a government, hell BENT on making their OWN citizens as miserable and suffer as much as possible.

    From what moral 'high ground' can the Obama administration preach? We're captives, of a different sort. I pray for Bowe and his parents. Given he's been in a complete news blackout since becoming a POW, would it be overwhelmingly depressive for this young G.I to come to grips w/ what has become of his country? Would he even *recognize* the place..?

  6. doriangrey1 on January 16th, 2014 2:08 pm

    Like I said at the end, I just want to hear Obama deny it in public…

  7. doriangrey1 on January 16th, 2014 2:09 pm

    John Kerry is living proof that elections are bought and sold to the highest bidders.

    Marxism behind Global Warming Scam, somebody get Captain Renault on the Red courtesy phone.

  8. Marshall_Will on January 16th, 2014 11:45 pm

    “They actually want to breathe air that they don’t have to look at,” she said.

    To further prove her point, they're working on air so polluted, I hear you'll actually be able to WALK on it..! It hardly takes tril. a year to turn a formerly productive nation into a nation of powerless, ineffective peasants…

    Nope my friends, "pollution" has become prog-code for "privately owned automobile"! That's what the world's biggest canned food drive is about. "Rail, rail, and MORE rail..!"

    Here's what I'm going to propose for those that pander to the 99% or 47%'ers etc. Can we open up a twitter hashtag for #OpenUpHomesteading! Since we're all onboard w/ Pol Pot's take on "a return to an agrarian society" I'm sure there'll be no issue opening up Federal/BLM land or Ted Turner's MT ranch for the est. 20 mil. that have been unemployed since 2008..?

  9. friv 4 juego on January 18th, 2014 1:39 am

    Images are for illustration and the details you provide can help us explain a few things for the current situation.

  10. JMP on March 30th, 2014 3:35 am

    Were these protesters rich OR poor? Occupy Wall Street protesters. http://www.vanityfair.com/politics/2012/02/occupy

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