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Thread #56444   Message #884909
Posted By: McGrath of Harlow
07-Feb-03 - 01:55 PM
Thread Name: BS: Freedom to protest in the UK ?
Subject: RE: BS: Freedom to protest in the UK ?
Have a nice day, Gareth.

I believe that this war will greatly increase the likelihood of terrorist attacks all over the world, and will probably result in even more equally murderous regimes in many countries, most likely including Iraq. And I hope I'm wrong.

In a way what has happened over all this is very much a continuation of September 11th. On September 11th Al Qaida, or whoever was responsible, made use of American civilian technology to cause devastation and to set up a conflict between America and its client states, and the Islamic world. A conflict that the vast mass of people on both sides had no desire for at all.

In the same way it is now making use of American military technology to bring about devastation on a vastly greater scale, and to deepen that conflict into something that is likely to dominate our lives for the foreseeable future.

I imagine the architects of September 11th must certainly number the people who have brought about this impending conflict as "useful idiots".