Monday, July 18, 2005


Iraq war put UK at risk

Tube bombs linked to Iraq conflict

In the most politically sensitive finding, Chatham House, which used to be known as the Royal Institute of International Affairs, concludes there is "no doubt" the invasion of Iraq has "given a boost to the al-Qaida network" in "propaganda, recruitment and fundraising", while providing an ideal targeting and training area for terrorists. "Riding pillion with a powerful ally has proved costly in terms of British and US military lives, Iraqi lives, military expenditure and the damage caused to the counter-terrorism campaign."
Why Iraq has made us less safe...

Of course all these are smokescreen thrown at us in vague attempt to hide politician's incompetence, by giving them a chance to spin it around before arriving at our Interweb doorstep second handed, muddy and smelly.

It is actually much easier to speculate on book seven of Harry Potter (mine is this: He isn't dead, that the person who died was in fact a decoy who disguised himself with Polyjuice Potion - think about it) rather than speculating on politician's wisdom.

Update: Here is the full text unedited.


I managed to blag my way into
Tim Worstall's Britblog roundup #22 but not for my London bombing coverage, but on a more somber note - my Harry Potter midnight wait. Cheers Tim!


Update: I thought I would be able to steer clear of Malaysian politics (which can be boring) until this came along: Teapot cult attacked. What the bloody fuck!

Not surprised though, since the mob culture is in essence a Malaysian creation. Malaysia boleh.


So many bums...

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