posted on Jan, 22 2004 @ 10:13 PM
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)."
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.