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WHY WE FIGHT

By TONY BLAIR

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VICTORY for democracy in Iraq and Afghanistan is a vital element of defeating global terrorism.

 

I recall the video footage of Mohammed Sadiq Khan, the ringleader of the 7/7 bombers. There he was, complaining about the suppression of Muslims, the wickedness of America and Britain, calling on all fellow Muslims to fight us.

 

And I thought: Here is someone brought up in this country - free to practice his religion, free to speak out, free to vote, with a good standard of living and every chance to raise a family in a decent way of life - talking about "us," the British, when his whole experience of "us" has been the very opposite of the message he is preaching.

 

And in so far as he is angry about Muslims in Iraq or Afghanistan - let Iraqi or Afghan Muslims decide whether to be angry or not, by ballot.

 

There was something tragic, terrible but also ridiculous about such a diatribe. He may have been born here. But his ideology wasn't. And that is why it has to be taken on, everywhere.

 

This terrorism will not be defeated until its ideas - the poison that warps the minds of its adherents - are confronted, head-on, in their essence, at their core.

 

By this I don't mean telling them terrorism is wrong. I mean telling them their attitude to America is absurd; their concept of governance pre-feudal; their positions on women and other faiths, reactionary and regressive.

 

And then, since only by Muslims can this be done: standing up for and supporting those within Islam who will tell them all of this but more - namely that the extremist view of Islam is not just theologically backward but completely contrary to the spirit and teaching of the Koran.

 

But in order to do this, we must reject the thought that somehow we are the authors of our own distress; that if only we altered this decision or that, the extremism would fade away. The only way to win is to recognize this phenomenon is a global ideology; to see all areas, in which it operates, as linked; and to defeat it by values and ideas set in opposition to those of the terrorists.

 

THE struggle against terrorism in Madrid or London or Paris is the same as the struggle against the terrorist acts of Hezbollah in Lebanon or the PIJ in Palestine or rejectionist groups in Iraq. The murder of the innocent in Beslan is part of the same ideology that takes innocent lives in Saudi Arabia, the Yemen or Libya.

 

And when Iran gives support to such terrorism, it becomes part of the same battle, with the same ideology at its heart.

nd outside of it; it is a battle of values and progress - and therefore it is one we must win.... continues in article.

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VICTORY for democracy in Iraq and Afghanistan is a vital element of defeating global terrorism.

 

simple commonsense should tell blair democracy couldn't be achieved by deception and illegal invasion. democracy is achieved via win win situaiton among internal forces. the people wanna go for elected government and the government consent

 

democracy is never about attacking afghanistan on the pretext of searching for alleged 911 mastermind osama ben laden and killing 10s of 1,000s innocent afghans along the way. neither it's about invading iraq illegally leading to civil war and the slaughtering of 100s of 1,000s innocent iraqis along the way :D

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a diversion - cycle instead of drive

 

methinks it's tongue in cheek thing - you know, he's just kidding. no one in the right frame of mind wanna start cycling when commuting by train is more convenient :D

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