Do Evil in Return

I and the public know
What all schoolchildren learn,
Those to whom evil is done
Do evil in return.

~ Wystan Hugh Auden (1907-02-21 1973-09-29 age:66) September 1, 1939

Most Americans are under the illusion that terrorist attacks have nothing to do with American behaviour. They are either in denial that they behave worse than Nazis, attacking other countries unprovoked, plundering their resources, torturing, targeting civilians and children and using banned weapons or they acknowledge they do these things but can’t for the life of them imagine why the victims or their friends would seek revenge, after all Americans are so darn lovable. Americans imagine they can eliminate resistance to their domination by ruthless killing, randomly picking victims, most of whom never said boo in resistance. This certainly would not work if the Chinese occupied America, so it is insane to imagine it will work in Afghanistan or Iraq neither of which had anything to do with 9/11.