Well certainly if we want to understand what motivates someone to attack us we would be wise to listen to their stated justifications. But that’s not really what Obama is saying here. He’s not accurately addressing why Muslim terrorists hate the United States (see US foreign policy) he’s in fact deflecting blame and apologizing for their acts of terror. People aren’t motivated to attack the United States because they are unemployed and lack opportunity in their country. This assertion by the Obama White House is absolutely absurd. These people are motivated to attack the United States because they are enraged by US foreign policy in the Middle East. This is evidenced by the fact that they never talk about attacking Mexico, Central America, South America, or Switzerland for instance. None of those countries or regions engage in foreign adventurism in the Middle East so the terrorists have no reason or desire to seek out revenge against them.
But what I find most annoying about Obama’s sympathies for/with Muslim terrorists is his complete disregard for the legitimate grievances of the people of Crimea and Eastern Ukraine. His silence regarding these grievances is reflective of the closed-minded and one sided mentality of the Western statist establishment. This idea that the people of Crimea and the Donbass are evil because they do not want to go along with a coup d’etat government that illegally overthrew their elected leader is just yet another absurdity of the governing classes.
When Ukrainians in the West protested against the government and took over government buildings Western leaders cheered. When the Ukrainians in the East protested against the government and took over government buildings Western leaders threw a hissy fit and reignited the Cold War. So do the Eastern Ukrainians who had their duly elected government deposed and had their cities bombarded by Kiev not have legitimate grievances Obama? Why is Obama so sympathetic to Muslim terrorists yet so cold and callous towards Eastern Ukrainian Christians who are being attacked by a tyrannical war criminal government?