These morons are doing this stuff because they are insane, pure and simple. Instead of doing something with their lives they sit around thinking of ways to kill people like the mental patients they are. If it wasnt for one thing it would be for something else. Nothing will make them happy. Saying that this is somehow americas fault is total bs.
Actually, these "morons" as you term them are religious extremists. Every religion has extremists, who typically aren't playing with a full deck of cards or have been brainwashed from an early age, brought up into a culture of hate. As previously mentioned, the KKK were terrorists too.
The reality of it is the terrorism they carry out does nothing to help them at all. It makes the world look down on their culture, and it only fires the US up to attack back. Afghanistan and Iraq would still be as they were pre-9/11 but instead because of 9/11 those countries are extremely different than what these maniacs are fighting for. Basically it just backfires on them, and the same will go if they attack los angeles.
In reality, I think the world looks down on American culture a lot more than it looks down on Iraqi or Afghani culture.
The terrorists coming from those countries are very
small groups of violent extremists, and their countrymen frown upon them and the things they do. These people live fearing they could be killed by these terrorist groups at any moment, and yet it's still quite clear that they disapprove of the actions of these groups.
On the other hand you've got American "culture," where half of the country still
supports the attacks on Iraq. These people refuse to recognize it is the greatest catalyst of the terrorism the government claims to be fighting. There is an almighty chip on the nation's shoulder, made evident by the "Bringing Of Democracy" to Iraq; when you force things upon people they do not want, you can expect to pay the price.
I'm not saying terrorism is right. Nobody is. But the United States is like the nerd's mom who calls the bully's mom. The bully might get a stern lecture, but he's just going to come to school beeped off the next day and beat the stuffing out of the nerd. And that's exactly what's happening here — this supposed war on terror is just the provocation these folks need to whip people into a frenzy and send them into subway cars and airplanes with bombs strapped to their chests.