America has done hideous things to countries across the Middle East for decades, such as bomb a civilian air raid shelter, burning the silhouette of a mother trying to protect her baby onto its walls. It was inevitable that some people would seek revenge. This doesn’t mean that their brutality is justified, any more than the slaughter at Amiriyah was justified by Saddam Hussein’s invasion of Kuwait. It just means that humans are humans, violence begets violence, and Americans will always be in danger unless we change our foreign policy.
Yeah, no one wants to hear this story. Remember the outcry against Trump when he suggested America was “not so innocent” in comparison to Russia. He was telling the truth, but it did not go over well. Most Americans want to be told lies, and I guess the powerful want most Americans to believe them.