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US Admits Iraq War Sparking Terrorism

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posted on Apr, 29 2006 @ 09:10 AM

Times Online

Report says that 11,000 attacks worldwide shows the war has become driving factor for extremists.

Three years after its invasion of Iraq the US Administration acknowledged yesterday that the war has become “a cause” for Islamic extremists worldwide and there is a risk of the country becoming a safe haven for terrorists hoping to launch fresh attacks on America.

According to CIA data released yesterday, there were 11,111 terrorist incidents last year, killing more than 14,600 non-combatants, including 8,300 in Iraq. Of the 56 American civilians killed by terrorists in 2005, some 47 of them were in Iraq.

Support among the US public for the war in Iraq has been sapped by the 2,396 American combat deaths since the invasion. The Pentagon hopes to limit deaths among American troops to “one KIA (killed in action) a day” — a figure that strategists believe will be politically sustainable. This month 68 US servicemen have died, more than double the number for last month.

Foreign fighters are believed to represent 4 to 10 per cent of the estimated 20,000 insurgents in Iraq.

Well it sure took a Long time to accept this Fact, that War on Terrorism is actually CREATING terrorism - something I have been saying for a long, long time.

Interesting to see, that now there is even report, saying that foreign fighters in Iraq represent a big minority - maybe 10%, but probably as low as 4% of around 20.000 insurgents in Iraq; something that some people would like to turn around.


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