I know y'all have a problem with perspective. Perspective is fundamental to International Relations. You look at everything from a US-centric perspective and the rest of the world has their own. You're not the only one, Carol's one of the worst. Everything is viewed from a late-20th Century, middle-class, white, american, female perspective.<quoted text>
Providing food and buying their oil. Oh, yeah. I can see where that would piss them off.
Installing the Shah. Let's count the bodies from the Shah's era and compare that to the mountain of corpses the mullahs stacked up. Yeah. I can see where not letting a murderous horde take over a country would piss them off. Let's count the middle class Iranians in universities here and in Europe when the Shah ran Iran, and compare that to the number of middle class Iranians being educated in western universities today. Yeah. I can see where educating the population would piss them off.
"targetted by Islam"
Let's take a look at where Islam borders the rest of the world and compare that with your idiocy. How about we start with Morocco.
Morocco sends terrorists into Spain.
Algeria is separated from the rest of the world by the Mediterranean Sea.
Lybia is a source for international terrorists.
Egypt is routinely at war with Israel.
The entire border of Israel is a war zone.
Lebanon is a war zone.
They had to build a wall across Cyprus to separate the Islamists from everyone else.
No war across the Black Sea.
Georgia and Daghestan.
No war across the Caspian Sea.
Pakistan is at war with India routinely.
No war across the Indian Ocean.
You fucking idiots don't see that Islam finds some reason to be at war with every goddam thing it is in contact with.
The only reason they are at war with us is we exist. If we didn't exist, they would be at war with whatever other country occupied our place in the world, which is superior to their place, which is the real reason Islam is at war with everything it is in contact with.
That's pretty narrow.