LONDON – The war in Iraq led to a loss of focus on the threat from al-Qaida, emboldened the group's leader Osama bin Laden, and helped to breed a generation of homegrown terrorists, Britain's former domestic spy chief told an inquiry Tuesday.
Making the sharpest criticism so far aired in Britain's inquiry into mistakes made in the Iraq war, Eliza Manningham-Buller, director of the MI5 agency between 2002 and 2007, said Britain's government paid little attention to warnings that the war would fuel domestic terrorism.
Manningham-Buller also said Iraq had posed little threat before the 2003 U.S.-led invasion, and insisted there was no evidence of a link between former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein and the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on the United States.
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We create terrorists just by existing Sweet. I remember when the Toronto 18 were arrested for planning bombings here and their wives saying Canada deserves it because we're a "filthy country," Canadian gays should be rounded up and sent to Saudi where they know how to deal with sickos, that Allah should crush the Jews and make their children orphans, that Canada's laws don't matter because they're not the laws of Allah, and that they HATE Canada (not enough to leave, just enough to kill us). The kind of person who is an extremist terrorist doesn't need any encouragement. They're way to out there to think with logic.
Here's a link since I know someone will ask, lol. http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/article832952.ece
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