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Russia: U.S. made Iraq a hotbed of terrorism

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posted on Jan, 22 2004 @ 10:13 PM
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U.S. made Iraq a hotbed of terrorism: Russia

By Vladimir Radyuhin

MOSCOW, JAN. 21. In its most damning indictment of the U.S war in Iraq yet, Russia accused the U.S. of putting Iraq on the brink of disintegration and turning it into a hotbed of terrorism and instability that may fuse with the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

"The realities of the post-war situation in Iraq are the destruction of national statehood and the resulting legal vacuum, along with the rampage of violence and crime," said the Russian Foreign Minister, Igor Ivanov, in a comprehensive analysis of the consequences of the U.S.-led war to topple the regime of Saddam Hussein. "All this provides breeding ground for extremism and terrorism and moreover threatens Iraq with a break-up along ethnic and confessional lines. Iraq has become a pulling ground for terrorist groups from across the Middle East (West Asia)."

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I would agree with the author if it were not for his use of the word terrorism. As much as I dislike the fact of occupational resistance in Iraq it is not enough to blind me to the difference between terrorists who kill civilians, and 'Freedom Fighters' engaging in legitimate resistance against an illigitimate military occupation.

The ones who are killing our boys in Iraq are not terrorists. When they put on their uniforms the soldiers ceace being civilians.

True terrorism cannot exist without powerful Motive.

The so-called war on terrorism is no such thing unless the goal is to generate more terrorism.




posted on Jan, 22 2004 @ 10:22 PM
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Ah yes, and what has Russia done in the cause of 'prevention' lately? Hey....Chechnya(sp) or Afghanistan ring a bell?

"The realities of the post-war situation in Iraq are the destruction of national statehood and the resulting legal vacuum, along with the rampage of violence and crime," said the Russian Foreign Minister, Igor Ivanov, in a comprehensive analysis of the consequences of the U.S.-led war to topple the regime of Saddam Hussein. "All this provides breeding ground for extremism and terrorism and moreover threatens Iraq with a break-up along ethnic and confessional lines. Iraq has become a pulling ground for terrorist groups from across the Middle East (West Asia)."


Yep, absolutely correct...sadly, this information and 'startling' information/analysis is already a foregone conclusion and is known within many circles, think tanks, etc.


Iraq is an insurgency problem with mixed terrorism and "freedom fighting".

Terrorism is motive...



regards
seekerof

[Edited on 22-1-2004 by Seekerof]



posted on Jan, 22 2004 @ 10:30 PM
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Iraq is an insurgency problem with mixed terrorism and "freedom fighting".

Insugency:
n : an organized rebellion aimed at overthrowing a constituted government through the use of subversion and armed conflict


The occupational regime is not a legitimate government. There can be no insurgeny against it because it is not representative of the people.

Unless we give them equal rights under US law.....



posted on Jan, 22 2004 @ 11:28 PM
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I still wonder if Russia isn't working in the background there in Iraq.



posted on Jan, 23 2004 @ 08:57 AM
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Yes, it's Russian, our former Cold War adversary

- Yes, they have a very vested interest in Iraq

- Yes, the pot is calling the kettle black (Chechneya)

But, nothing in the above is false, it accurately stakes out the post Invasion state of affairs and it is further evidence of a collectively muted voice in the US mainstream media.



posted on Jan, 23 2004 @ 09:12 AM
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So maby the war in Iraq is a hot bed for terrorisim. Think about it, if Iraq is the "Lightning Rod" for these terrorists, then they will be over there (in Iraq) fighting with our troops instead of over here (in the U.S.) blowing up buildings and killing civillians. Troops are better for fighting these guys than civillians are.



posted on Jan, 23 2004 @ 10:04 AM
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I love how people blame the attacks in Iraq on "foreign terrorists".

NewFlash: The US is a FOREIGN terrorist regime now controlling Iraq. Meting out collective punishments, killing civilians, slowing down the democratic process, all under the false auspices of "promoting freedom and democracy".

Not only did the illegal invasion of Iraq make Iraq a more dangerous place, but it also made the WORLD aq more dangerous place for Americans. Everywhere!

Bush can't travel to ANY foreign country without being protested against. Even the UK, his biggest ally in the laughable War On Terror, had massive public outcry when Dubya showed up.

Your government has made you enemies, and based on false information, no less.

Be pissed.

j



posted on Jan, 23 2004 @ 02:54 PM
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Originally posted by Wgatenson
So maby the war in Iraq is a hot bed for terrorisim. Think about it, if Iraq is the "Lightning Rod" for these terrorists, then they will be over there (in Iraq) fighting with our troops instead of over here (in the U.S.) blowing up buildings and killing civillians. Troops are better for fighting these guys than civillians are.



There is a huge difference between killing innocent civilians in a land on the other side of the world that is of no concern to you, and killing invading soldiers in the lands of your peers.

Maybe the terrorists are coming to America, even more motivated than before, and the freedom fighters are going to Iraq to kill our boys.

The occupation of Iraq is Motivation for both freedom fighters, and terrorists.



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