The Terrorist Threat to the Homeland - “Islamist terrorism” and the US role

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Slate
by Fred Kaplan

07/17/07

The National Intelligence Estimate that was released today — titled ‘The Terrorist Threat to the Homeland’ — amounts to a devastating critique of the Bush administration’s policies on Iraq, Iran, and the terrorist threat itself. Its main point is that the threat — after having greatly receded over the past five years — is back in full force. … This is bad enough news for President Bush, who has tried to bank support for his policies on the claim that the terrorist threat has diminished. Worse news still is the report’s further observation — never stated explicitly but clear nonetheless — that the threat has re-emerged as a result of the war in Iraq...

//www.slate.com/id/2170564



“Islamist terrorism” and the US role

The Price of Liberty
by Nathan A. Barton

07/16/07

Since the mere occupation of Muslim land by non-Muslims is apparently NOT the cause of the ‘extraordinary rage’ of Muslims of the 21st Century, there is absolutely no assurance that removing land-based US forces would have any impact at all. Yes, it is logical to think that it would — but humans are seldom logical. In fact, as we shall see, the withdrawal of such occupation forces might exacerbate the attacks on the US and the West: there seems to be at least some correlation between the withdrawal of British forces and French forces from large Muslim areas (nations) and the rise in immigration and what would today be called terrorist attacks in the British and French homelands, as well as other colonial possessions...

//www.thepriceofliberty.org/07/07/16/nathan.htm


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