Iraq War Increased Terrorist Threat to the UK, Former MI5 Chief

By Gordon Rayner, Chief Reporter

She told the inquiry: "Our involvement in Iraq radicalised, for want of a better word, a whole generation of young people - not a whole generation, a few among a generation - who saw our involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan as being an attack on Islam.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article25971.htm



'Iraq war led to surge in terrorist plots against Britain'

Britain's involvement in the invasion of Iraq led to an almost unmanageable increase in the number of terrorist plots against it, a former head of British intelligence revealed Tuesday.

http://bit.ly/akRd6x



Ex-MI5 chief blasts Iraq invasion

THE former head of MI5, Britain's Security Service, has delivered a devastating critique of the invasion of Iraq, saying it substantially increased the threat of terrorist attacks in Britain and was a significant factor behind the radicalisation of young Muslims.

http://www.watoday.com.au/world/exmi5-chief-blasts-iraq-invasion-20100721-10l3g.html



Former MI5 chief demolishes Blair's defence of the Iraq war

Tony Blair's evidence to the Chilcot Inquiry that toppling Saddam Hussein helped make Britain safe from terrorists was dramatically undermined by the former head of MI5 yesterday.

http://bit.ly/duc8lc



Nick Clegg angers Tory partners by saying war in Iraq was illegal

The Deputy Prime Minister hit out at former foreign secretary Jack Straw during heated exchanges at Prime Minister's Questions over public spending.

http://bit.ly/bSexnb



Chilcot inquiry: Iraq expert Carne Ross claims civil servants are withholding vital documents

Britain's 'deep state' of secretive bureaucrats is denying witnesses to the Chilcot inquiry crucial files.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2010/jul/25/chilcot-iraq-carne-ross


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