Chilcot Report: Irak-Krieg bewirkte wachsenden Terrorismus

2016-07-06. – (NYT,AP) – der britische Chilcot Report übte im Juli 2016 massive Kritik an der Rolle Tony Blairs bei der Vorbereitung des Irakkrieges

Chilcot Report on Iraq War Offers Devastating Critique of Tony Blair:  

„..The main conclusions in the report, by the independent Iraq Inquiry Committee, were…: that Britain, like the United States, used flawed intelligence to justify the invasion, that Iraq posed no immediate national security threat, that the allies acted militarily before all diplomatic options had been exhausted and that there was a lack of planning for what would happen once Mr. Hussein was removed…/… when Mr. Blair’s draft of the 2002 note to Mr. Bush, classified “Secret-Personal,” circulated to two senior aides, David Manning and Jonathan Powell. The report disclosed that they urged Mr. Blair to soften or delete the “I will be with you, whatever” declaration, and not to tie his political fate too tightly to Mr. Bush’s judgments…./ … The results have haunted Iraq, the United States and Britain ever since: more than 200 British dead, including 179 soldiers, at least 4,500 American dead and more than 150,000 Iraqi dead, most of them civilians, as sectarian warfare, terrorist groups and actors like Iran have filled the vacuum left by Mr. Hussein…./… having been a forceful ally of President Bill Clinton in the Kosovo war and having intervened successfully in Sierra Leone in 2000, Mr. Blair was a believer in using force to impose a more rational world order, and after the attacks on the United States on Sept. 11, 2001, he was quick to align himself with Mr. Bush./… The report says: “At no stage was the hypothesis that Iraq might not have chemical, biological or nuclear weapons or programs identified and examined” by Britain’s Joint Intelligence Committee.

Link zum Artikel (NYTimes):  http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/07/world/europe/chilcot-report.html?_r=0

2016-07-07. — (theIntercept.com, Glenn Greenwald) –  Chilcot Report and 7/7 London Bombing Anniversary Converge to Highlight Terrorism’s Causes: 

 „…The release on Tuesday of the massive Chilcot report — which the New York Times called a “devastating critique of Tony Blair”. reveals that Blair was expressly warned before the invasion that his actions would provoke al Qaeda attacks on the U.K. … he was “aware” of a warning by British intelligence that terrorism would “increase in the event of war, reflecting intensified anti-U.S./anti-Western sentiment in the Muslim world, including among Muslim communities in the West…./ … a 2004 Pentagon-commissioned report specified in listing the causes of terrorism: “American direct intervention in the Muslim world”; our “one-sided support in favor of Israel”; support for Islamic tyrannies in places like Egypt and Saudi Arabia; and, most of all, “the American occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan.” The report concluded: “Muslims do not ‘hate our freedom,’ but rather, they hate our policies.”… ”

Link zum Artikel (theintercept.com):  https://theintercept.com/2016/07/07/chilcot-report-and-77-london-bombing-anniversary-converge-to-highlight-terrorisms-causes/

2009-10-20. – (salong.com, Glenn Greenwald) A Rumsfeld-era reminder about what causes Terrorism :

 “We can’t combat Terrorism by sending our military into Muslim countries. Doing that only exacerbates the problem / …with a Democratic President, there seems to be more Democratic and progressive support for this war (though there was, of course, plenty of that for Iraq, too). / The primary rationale for remaining — and escalating — in Afghanistan is the same all-purpose justification offered for virtually everything the U.S. has done since 2001: Terrorism. / …”

Link zum Artikel (salon.com): http://www.salon.com/2009/10/20/terrorism_6/