Friday, February 17, 2006

Expert: Iraq war a gift for Al-Qaeda to haunt us for next 20 or 30 years: "[Professor Paul Rogers] told the conference on politics and terrorism: 'Iraq is very slowly becoming something of a Jihadist training zone for a new generation of Jihadists, rather like Afghanistan was in the 1980s against the Soviets.

"'You get young Jihadists from Afghanistan travelling to Iraq, getting combats training against the American troops in urban environments and then taking their skills elsewhere.'

"Prof Rogers, from the Department of Peace Studies at Bradford University, added: 'The real gift to al-Qaeda is a long-term urban combat training zone, not a rural one as previously. 'That is going to come back and haunt us over the next 20 to 30 years.' "

Someone should make a compilation of the number of experts who before and during the war warned that it would only increase terrorism. We are facing one of the most gigantic of all big lies, that the war is or was a 'war on terror' rather than an imperialist war producing terror.

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