I had a chance to hear only a bit, and it sounded like this:
"Jihadists wage war in reaction to their own economic deprivation and oppression and as a result of enduring manipulation and exploitation at the hands of their own governments" (a paraphrase of Barnett's comments).So, Muslims kill because they're poor and the government makes them do it.
Yes, OBL was destitute and oppressed by the House of Saud. And it must have been a bitter existence for Zawahiri (a physician!), growing up in a well-off Egyptian family.
Any analysis of the "Global War on Terror" (that's a misnomer! Terror is a tactic, not an enemy) that fails to consider the central role of the command of Allah and the example of Mohammed in inspiring and sustaining jihad is no analysis at all; it is just another windmill delaying at a time when we can afford no delay our successful defense against the tyranny of Allah.
Around the world Islam's adherents murder the innocent. They war against the Infidel because their god and prophet command the faithful to fight against, subdue and humiliate, and kill non-Muslims to make the world Islam (Muslim Book 019, Number 4294):
Mahomet's co-religionists decapitate innocent Indonesian schoolgirls as an act
of Muslim charity because their god commands: "...kill the unbelievers wherever
you find them" (Qur'an 9:5).
Mujahideen go into Sudanese towns asking the women, "Muslim or Christian?" and then slice off the breasts of (and leave to die in the street) those who answer wrongly, all because their prophet--who according to Allah is a "beautiful pattern of conduct" and must be obeyed--said, "I have been ordered to fight against the people until they testify that none has the right to be worshipped but Allah and that Muhammad is Allah's Apostle" (Bukhari Volume 1, Book 2, Number 24).
Islam's martyrs bravely slaughter hundreds of children (raping some) on their first day of school because "Allah’s Apostle said, ‘I have been made victorious with terror...'" (Bukhari Volume 4, Book 52, Number 220).
Hugh is at it again: Barnett's misrepresentation of our enemy complements nicely CAIR's lies. It is no "map." Traditional, historical, Qur'anic Islam--the source and sustenance of Muslim terrorism--is the core issue to be addressed if we want to win our War of Self-Defense Against Allah.
To pretend there is something we can do to appease, entice, mollify, or cajole Islam from its divine mandates and historic practice is suicidally blind.