Andrew Sullivan (among others):
I do think the US – mainly since 9/11 – has been generating violence on a large scale, most recently by invading and occupying Iraq and not providing minimal security for its inhabitants, leading to a sectarian bloodbath bigger even that Syria’s current horror.
OK. And how can we know (rather than just assert, argue, claim, deny, avoid, suspect, politicize, etc) this? By “we” I mean that this is mutually agreed upon as a fact if it is true?
Or is this just an unknowable?