If anybody after years of fighting abroad thus building the most formidable military-industrial complex and army in the world, selling weapons for trillions of dollars, bringing down governments of foreign countries by covert operations and placing his lackeys in their stead, after careful planning demolishes three buildings in his financial capital two of them some of the highest in the world, using two planes serving as a cause and visual effects, obstructs the investigation covering up hudreds of evidences and only by this very fact making himself a criminal and then points at your country's idiotic and ignorant leadership even though he wheeled and dealed for years with your country's godless, criminal leadership making profits for millions of dollars, falsely accuse them of being the perpetrator of the demolition, breaking the international law and invading that country, lying the ignorant public through media control about the presence of WMD (even if there were such it wouldn't make a point either) then saying that there weren't such weapons anyway (so fucking what!?...) and makes that country flat by bombs and devastation, occupying your country and its natural resources, instigating a civil war by supporting various political factions based on previous, traditional differences, puts political puppets in power and kills all your family and the families of your friends all of them hardworking, good, pious, caring people by shattering their bodies to hundreds of bloody, scorched pieces then stages concerts in his country in his support with many people waving flags of his country, singing and dancing and feeling strong and thinking how great he, they, their cause and their country are and then dares to tell you that the deaths of your family and the deaths of the families of your friends are just an inevitable "collateral damage" in the name of "freedom", that the lives of these human beings - mothers, fathers, sons, daughters, brothers, sisters, cousins, uncles, aunts, grandfathers, grandmothers that you loved and care for all your life are just a "collateral damage" and thus he's setting you free from bondage and awarding medals of honour to beautiful, strong, healthy, brave and indoctrinated young and not so young men, whose parents are hardworking, good, pious, caring people, some of them posthumously, killed by some of those unwilling to be freed (how ignorant and irrational human beings can be...) I guess you will immediately enlist to serve the agenda and noble cause of the totally different culturally invader in order to fight for your country's "freedom" and to save your already dead family friends and relatives from being oppressed physically and psychologically and call your compatriots who don't (God knows why...) like this noble cause - "terrorists and collaborators with the enemy" and liquidate their families and friends giving them a chance before this to reflect deeply on their condition and choose the right side and cause expecting that they will gladly accept the honour of being saviours of their own country and people, giving a citical and unbiased thought on this matter.
And I will also guess that you have to be one of those bright, extremely inteligent, freedom-loving, proud americans, who constitute a big portion of the U.S. , who support the War On Terror and keep an eye on the domestic and world affairs and always know when and where an injustice is being done and never watch mind-numbing, spirit-crushing tv game shows, stuffing junk food into their mouths.
I also guess that you must be one of those proud and really spiritually integrated and again very inteligent americans, who are perplexed, flabbergasted, dumbfounded and probably puzzled and mystified by the irrational, insane and unreasonable phenomenon of not being liked and even hated by the overwhelming majority of the people of the world, who for this reason most likely are just outright racists or are just jealous of your science and technology achievements this being based on their primitive level of thinking about the mechanism of the social progress and poor understanding of the economic and political life and all of this probably a result of some inferiority-complex of theirs or just of their not knowing the great formula of success that democracy means freedom and vice versa.
God bless America!
The book "Dune" by Frank Herbert was written in the early 1960s. The book is dedicated to: "Those whose actions differ from the realm of ideas to the kingdom of solid reality. To the ecologists of the desert plains, whoever they may be, in each generation, to them I dedicate this experiment in predicting the future with humility and admiration".
At the writing of this book, the two main superpowers of the world were the U.S.S.R and the U.S.A. Frank Herbert focused on the future. The book is full of Muslim terms. The hero of the book is called the "Mahdi"- the Muslim Messiah.
An interesting similarity to the present time (2004)
The defeated Caesar is called "Shaddam". The world in which the battle takes place is called "Arrakis". The battle is for the control of the "Spice m'lange". Now just change the name "Shaddam" to "Saddam", "Arrakis" to "Iraq" and the "Spice M'lange" to "oil".
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