Yeah because the 9-11 hijackers wanted oil. Or oil made them do it. I guess the terrorists, instead of shouting Allah Akbar as their last words, actually said Oil Akbar!!!
Or maybe the cartoon is saying that the US government attacked New York in a grand conspiracy to attempt taking over middle east oil. Not only is such an idea preposterous but utterly stupid when you look at gas prices at the pump today. So much for US control of oil. A government that is so utterly efficient to hatch such a conspiracy in order to attack the middle east ends up wasting trillions of dollars in not achieving anything. <sarcasm> It makes total sense. </sarcasm>
Last option would be to say that somehow the need for oil by the US made it worthy of attacking by these “atheistic” terrorists (since religion has nothing to do with it per the cartoon). Sure, whatever. Like the US is the only country that uses middle east oil.
What can drive a millionaire like Bin Laden to kill thousands? What can motivate highly educated engineers to fly planes into buildings? *
“With or without religion, you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion.”
― Steven Weinberg
* The evidence we have assembled and reviewed suggests there is little direct connection between poverty, education and participation in terrorism. Indeed, the available evidence suggests that, compared with the relevant population, terrorists and those who support terrorism are at least as likely to come from economically advantaged families and have a relatively high level of education as they are to come from impoverished families without educational opportunities.