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Leaked UK Memo Warned Iraq War a Key Cause for Growth of "Extremism" in Britain

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posted on Jul, 14 2005 @ 08:13 AM
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British police now believe that four-British-born men of Pakistani descent carried out last week's deadly bombings in London that killed at least 52 people. We go to Britain to speak with author and activist Milan Rai about how a leaked British government study concluded that British foreign policy, and the Iraq war in particular, was a key cause of young Britons turning to terrorism



In the House of Commons a day earlier, Blair rejected a suggestion that Britain was more at risk from a terrorist attack because of its involvement in Iraq. Blair said, "It is a form of terrorism aimed at our way of life, not at any particular government or policy."

The most striking thing about the coverage is that there's one very big element which is missing. On Sunday, the Sunday Times had a front page story about a secret Home Office / Foreign Office joint report entitled, “Young Muslims and Extremism,” which was a report into why young Muslims in Britain were becoming more and more inclined to support and perhaps to participate in terrorist actions both in Britain and abroad. And one of the conclusions of that report, which was given to the Prime Minister last year, was, and I'm reading from the Sunday Times, “The Iraq war is identified by the dossier as a key cause of young Britons' turning to terrorism. The analysis says,” -- now it's quoting from the report itself -- "’It seems that a particularly strong cause of disillusionment among Muslims, including young Muslims, is a perceived double standard in the foreign policy of western governments, in particular Britain and U.S.’” And It goes on quoting from the report, “’The perception is that passive oppression, as demonstrated in British for eign policy, e.g., non-action on Kashmir and Chechnya, has given way to active oppression, the war on terror and in Iraq and Afghanistan, are all seen by a section of British Muslims as having been acts against Islam.’”

Read the Transcript or Watch & Listen to the Interview with Milan Rai:
DemocracyNow.Org

Since the 9-11 and the start of Bush's "War on Terror", there has been a Big Increase in Terrorists Attacks around the Globe.

Great Britain and the current PM Tony Blair is still a Big Supporter of Bush's "War on Terror" - War which has created more Fear and more Terror then before the Fatal Day of 9-11.

And there you have yet Another proof that War on Terror CREATES Terrorism, as we can see in the title of this thread:

Iraq War Causes Growth of Extremism in Great Britain and Around the World.

Jolly Good Show George & Tony!

[edit on 14/7/05 by Souljah]




posted on Jul, 14 2005 @ 08:18 AM
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Souljah, you cant create what was already there to begin with. What do you want to bet these pakis have a history of violence and or ties with islamic fundamentalism?



posted on Jul, 14 2005 @ 08:34 AM
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XphilesPhan:

Everyone is capable of murder.
Everyone is capable of canibalisme.

It just takes the right series of events and misfortunes to push people to act these out.

If your stuck in the middle of the ocean with nothing to eat or drink, and one of the people with you dies. After a while you will eat that person to stay alive, heck, there are cases where people eat parts of themselves to stay alive.

Everyone is capable of extreme acts, its getting pushed to the point where you actualy do these extreme acts whats the problem.



posted on Jul, 14 2005 @ 08:34 AM
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Originally posted by XphilesPhan
Souljah, you cant create what was already there to begin with. What do you want to bet these pakis have a history of violence and or ties with islamic fundamentalism?

So, what was "Already there to Begin With"?

Tell me.

Your best Answer is that "Paki's have a History of Violence"?

And Empires such as Great Britain DONT have a History of Violence?

Please!



posted on Jul, 14 2005 @ 08:43 AM
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At the end of the day Britain and America have done no wrong and these Arabs attack us for no reason.

The very idea that by invading their countries and killing thousands of their people upsets them is ludicrous!

Hiow can people be so dumb, its really very simple, terrorist attacks are a case of stimulus/response.

Ireland: Stimulus- Bloody Sunday Masscre. Response: 25 years of terrorism
Eta: Stimulus- Draconian facist rule. Response: Half Arsed terror campaign.

Terrorist dont sprout from the ground without reason, they need provocation!



posted on Jul, 14 2005 @ 08:50 AM
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Good find.

The increased risk of home-grown / incoming terror cells & attacks was highlighted as a possible consequence of intervention of in Iraq before the invasion!

Butler Inquiry highlighted warnings in JIC report on the eve of war.

'Tony Blair was warned on the eve of war by his intelligence chiefs that an invasion of Iraq would increase the danger of terrorist attacks, which they considered by far the greatest threat to western interests.'

A dossier he chose not to take notice of!

www.guardian.co.uk...



posted on Jul, 14 2005 @ 08:54 AM
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Originally posted by Uncle Joe
Terrorist dont sprout from the ground without reason, they need provocation!

The POINT I have been Trying to make!

Thank You for Seeing it!




posted on Jul, 14 2005 @ 08:59 AM
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Originally posted by CTID56092
A dossier he chose not to take notice of!

www.guardian.co.uk...

Thanks for the Link to Guardian Article.

Man, thats an OLD article,

a Blast from the Past coming in to Haunt mister Blair and his Ignorance!


Friday September 12, 2003

Yesterday's report discloses that in February this year, a month before the invasion of Iraq, Whitehall's joint intelligence committee (JIC) warned that "al-Qaida and associated groups continued to represent by far the greatest threat to western interests, and that threat would be heightened by military action against Iraq".



posted on Jul, 14 2005 @ 09:44 AM
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In the UK (I believe) we didn't really see ourselves as a target even after 11/9 until we got involved in the recent wars in Afghanistan & Iraq.

Certainly after the Iraq invasion we, in London, have been talking about 'when' not 'if' they'd hit us - hence lack of National shock that gripped US after 11/9 - it's not (just) that we're used to bombs or more stoic.

We always knew Blair was risking our lives as well as our troops' when signing up to the crusade - just another reason to oppose the war before and since.

We're generally relieved we got off so lightly!

[edit on 14/7/05 by CTID56092]



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