Is it possible that it promotes terrorism when your soldiers and your sailors are all over the world, occupying this country and that? Is it possible?

from Lupe Fiasco (Ft. Howard Zinn) – Introduction Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Well, is it? From Wikipedia’s article on “United States withdrawal from Saudi Arabia”:

The continued presence of US troops after the Gulf War in Saudi Arabia was one of the stated motivations behind the September 11th terrorist attacks and the Khobar Towers bombing. The date of the 1998 United States embassy bombings was eight years to the day (August 7) that American troops were sent to Saudi Arabia

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