UAL747 said .. Well, it's all about point of view. If you are conditioned to believe something is legitimate, then it is legitimate
I think this hits it on the nail, many of the arab nations have been conditioned to think that Israel is the great satan. The Palestinians whether they are right or not, it isnt hard to understand why they have a problem and a hatred, they have an actual conflict with Israel, so they are at least involved. Iran, Iraq etc seem to hate Israel just as much, but in their case it is clearly conditioning as they are not in direct conflict. The few Iranians I know made it abundantly clear that they were tought Israelies were evil and melt down little arab boys blood etc. They were tought this from a young age, and even to this day, they say that even though they know it is not true, they still are afraid of that happening.
That is conditioning.
The same rules in reverse, we are told terrorists are bad, the reality is that the terrorists have a legitimate greivance, but I think their blame is slightly misguided. People starving in Iran, Saudi Arabia, Iraq all blame the US and Israel for their poverty, when their is clearly enough wealth within these countries for everyone to be fed. This is the foundation of how dictatorships work, they need an enemy to blame for the populations hardships. 1 day of oil in Saudi, Iraq etc would feed the entire population for a year, but they see none of it as the princes buy more Mercedes.
With no access to world news, world opinion and lastly a choice of information, I am not surprised that many in these places think that America and Israel is the reason for their sufference.
That said, America has made some poor decisions and has to accept fallout from this, but the fallout is clearly disproportional to the actions. WTO , EU all make these same good decisions and bad decisions, they are not facing the same level of criticism.
Human nature has always been to try to bring down the big boy, and at the moment this is the USA.
I think it would be interesting to see what happened if the US and Israel didnt exist, who would they blame for their starvation ? what would the justification be for 30,000 princes having mercs while the population starved ?
Conditioning it is....