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Friday, July 08, 2005

Blowback

Another cost of our unjustified war in Iraq...

Magnus Ranstorp, from the Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence at Saint Andrews University in Scotland, states:
"I think you can see that there is a connection, Britain has always been a strong supporter of the American 'war against terrorism' in Afghanistan as well. That helps make it a target. All of Europe is worried about what you can call the 'blowback' effect from Iraq. Some people are going to go to places like Afghanistan and Iraq and become radicalized, and might make that leap into terrorism which they might not have made otherwise."
...and Ronald Spiers, who served as a minister in London, assistant secretary of state for political-military affairs and intelligence and research, and undersecretary of state for management, remarks:
"The stationing of forces in these areas means that attacks are likely to continue, so long as there are people who want to punish the West. The war in Iraq, remains a major cause of anti-American sentiment in the Middle East."
The experts agree, now let's get the hell out of Iraq, before there is more unnecessary carnage.

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