April 04, 2006

Making the world safer from terrorism.

Or not.

The first official recognition that the Iraq war motivated the four London suicide bombers has been made by the [UK] government in a major report into the 7 July attacks.

Despite attempts by Downing Street to play down suggestions that the conflict has made Britain a target for terrorists, the Home Office inquiry into the deadliest terror attack on British soil has conceded that the bombers were inspired by UK foreign policy, principally the decision to invade Iraq....

Initial drafts of the government's account into the bombings, which have been revealed to The Observer, state that Iraq was a key 'contributory factor'. The references to Britain's involvement in Iraq are contained in a section examining what inspired the 'radicalisation' of the four British suicide bombers ...

The findings will prove highly embarrassing to Tony Blair, who has maintained that the decision to go to war against Iraq would make Britain safer. On the third anniversary of the conflict last month, the Prime Minister defended Britain's involvement in Iraq, arguing that only an interventionist stance could confront terrorism.

Via UK Observer.

Posted by Magpie at April 4, 2006 02:46 AM | War on Terrorism | Technorati links |


I'm sorry but it was only to be expected. It is so absurd that it is funny. The Blair/Bush project will never concede the fact that their policies inspire, promote, and I believe, even fund stateless terrorist armies. the Madrid train bombings were carried out with drug maney by people brought together in the criminal black market created by the drug prohibition.

But then stateless terrorism is only a secondary issue for the U.S.

From a Congressional Research Service report from 2004:

"American drug policy is not, and should not be, driven entirely, or even primarily, by the need to reduce the contribution of drug abuse to our vulnerability to terrorist action. There are too many other goals to be served by the drug abuse control effort."

It is more important for the United States government to maintain the drug war prohibition than it is for them to reduce "chaos" and the threat of terrorism in America and the world.

This is at my LeftIndependent blog:
Terrorism and the drug war

Posted by: Pat at April 4, 2006 10:53 AM