The Perpetual War Doctrine

Western intervention in the affairs of other civilizations
is probably
the single most dangerous source
of instability and potential global conflict

in a multicivilizational world.

— Samuel P. Huntington
The Clash of Civilizations

I make the same pledge to the women of Afghanistan.
We will not abandon you.
We will stand with you always.

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

The basic civil rights of Afghans —
particularly women and girls —
cannot be up for negotiation.

New York Times editorial

Do not interfere in our politics and method of education. (Cf.)
Leave us alone, or else
expect us in New York and Washington.

— Osama bin Laden
Letter to America (Google)
October 2002

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