3 readers online now  |  69 million page views

72% of brits are right, but there is a big BUT..

Reader comment on item: Piggybacking on Terror

Submitted by ian (United Kingdom), Sep 13, 2006 at 18:14

Our actions in Iraq and Afganistan have increased the threat of terrorist activity.

That DOES not imply that all those who hold that position (inc me) think that either intervention was wrong, or that the only option is to withdraw.

My personal view - the interventions were right, but the aftermath was tactically totally fubar and that has caused some people to wrongly take the terrorist route.

IMO of you want to defeat an enemy (the terrorists) you have to start by seeking to understand what causes them. Understanding implies neither support nor agreement, but is simply an essential tool in the battle. Our Gvt official position that Iraq and Afganistan have nothing to do with why people become terrorists is simply laughable and tactically stupid.

www.koranstudies.org - a work in progress exploring the Koran.

Submitting....

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

Comment on this item

Mark my comment as a response to 72% of brits are right, but there is a big BUT.. by ian

Email me if someone replies to my comment

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

See recent outstanding comments.

Follow Daniel Pipes

Facebook   Twitter   RSS   Join Mailing List
eXTReMe Tracker

All materials by Daniel Pipes on this site: © 1968-2020 Daniel Pipes. daniel.pipes@gmail.com and @DanielPipes

Support Daniel Pipes' work with a tax-deductible donation to the Middle East Forum.Daniel J. Pipes

(The MEF is a publicly supported, nonprofit organization under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.

Contributions are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Tax-ID 23-774-9796, approved Apr. 27, 1998.

For more information, view our IRS letter of determination.)