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"what could some political thing have to do with blowing up office buildings during working hours?" said one new yorker

Unconstrained by any superpower rival or system of global governance, the US giant has rewritten the global financial and trading system in its own interest; ripped up a string of treaties it finds inconvenient; sent troops to every corner of the globe; bombed Afghanistan, Sudan, Yugoslavia and Iraq without troubling the United Nations; maintained a string of murderous embargos against recalcitrant regimes; and recklessly thrown its weight behind Israel's 34-year illegal military occupation of the West Bank and Gaza as the Palestinian intifada rages.
From the most merciless, and perhaps best article I've yet read about this whole thing, "They can't see why they are hated."
[via not.so.soft's news include]