Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Why an Earthquake in America Is Propaganda for MIddle Eastern Anti-Americans

By Barry Rubin

You can bet that the leadership in Iran and other countries; many Middle East media outlets; and revolutionary Islamist groups will proclaim that the earthquake that hit Washington and the area around it to be the work of divine intervention to smite the evil American rulers. Remember, this is the evil U.S. government of President Barack Obama, who thinks he’s proven himself the friend of Muslims and Arabs beyond any doubt.  They will view it as proving that the final triumph of Islam is at hand.

It would not matter much if a small fringe of extremists believed this but the size of that group will be far larger. To understand that this kind of thing takes place and is really meaningful is very hard for Western observers.

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