Report says war on terror is fueling al Qaeda

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This is extremely old news actually. I don't know where it was first published but people who know what's going on in the world (like Noam Chomsky) have been saying this for a few years now, probably since soon after Iraq got taken over. Apparently US intelligence services have written pretty much the same thing since then. Doesn't that make sense? If the US doesn't like terrorism, they should stop participating in it!

Report says war on terror is fueling al Qaeda

By Kate Kelland
Mon Oct 8, 8:29 AM ET

LONDON (Reuters) - Six years after the September 11 attacks in the United States, the "war on terror" is failing and instead fueling an increase in support for extremist Islamist movements, a British think-tank said on Monday.

A report by the Oxford Research Group (ORG) said a "fundamental re-think is required" if the global terrorist network is to be rendered ineffective.

"If the al Qaeda movement is to be countered, then the roots of its support must be understood and systematically undercut," said Paul Rogers, the report's author and professor of global peace studies at Bradford University in northern England.

"Combined with conventional policing and security measures, al Qaeda can be contained and minimized but this will require a change in policy at every level."

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He described the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq as a "disastrous mistake" which had helped establish a "most valued jihadist combat training zone" for al Qaeda supporters.

"Going to war with Iran," he said, "will make matters far worse, playing directly into the hands of extreme elements and adding greatly to the violence across the region. Whatever the problems with Iran, war should be avoided at all costs."
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20071008/ts_nm/britain_iraq_afghanistan_dc;_ylt=AoyKB8Lv7Di3hEW3MyzSQ5qs0NUE [Broken]
 
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Wow! what a surprise! :cry:

I think Ivan can vouch for me here. I have been saying this since the day Bush started the war.
 
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this is a clear example of two wrongs do not make one good. :frown:
 
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Wow! what a surprise! :cry:

I think Ivan can vouch for me here. I have been saying this since the day Bush started the war.
Everthing has happened like an accident in slow motion, seen this coming from a mile away (six years ago).

No leadership, a rouge administration NOT elected twice, what do you expect?
 

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