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The root cause
of terrorism and extremist violence
is preachers of hate against imperialism
and imperialist violence.

Our preventive wars
and humanitarian interventions,
our kinetic actions
and enhanced interrogation techniques,

Our polite and civilized,
our scientific and precision
with only minimal collateral damage
double-tap signature drone strikes

Are no justification
for their barbaric roadside bombs
and suicide attacks
and videotaped beheadings.

Jon Taylor lives in Nashville, TN. He can be reached at taylor.jon440@gmail.com. Read other articles by Jon.