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★ War on Terror (II)

War on Terror (II): see War on Terror (I) & United States of America & 9/11 & US Empire & US Foreign Relations & Terror & Security & Bush & Torture & Al Qaeda & Isis & Afghanistan & Iraq

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29,442.  Why the president of the United States seemed so determined to go to war with Iraq.  (War on Terror & Iraq)  Frontline: The War Behind Closed Doors, PBS 2003

 

29,443.  Wolfowitz champions the idea of pre-emption.  (War on Terror & Iraq)  ibid.

 

29,444.  Most of the Hawks set up camp with Rumsfeld at the Pentagon.  ibid.

 

29,445.  The vice-president emerged as the voice for direct action.  ibid.

 

 

29,446.  It is the war that defined a presidency and a plan to respond that became a war about a war.  (War on Terror & Bush & Neo-Conservatives)  Frontline: Bush’s War I, PBS 2008

 

29,447.  Rumsfeld’s deputy Paul Wolfowitz on a conference call with the vice president suggested a retaliatory attack on Iraq.  (War on Terror & Neo-Conservatives & Iraq)  ibid.

 

29,448.  The Neo-Cons had been given enough to mount a campaign.  (War on Terror & Neo-Conservatives)  ibid.

 

29,449.  Rumsfeld would now be in charge.  (War on Terror & Neo-Conservatives)  ibid.

 

29,450.  The Taliban was broken.  Al Qaeda was hiding in the mountains.  And the military had lots of prisoners on their hands.  (War on Terror & Al Qaeda & Afghanistan & Neo-Conservatives)  ibid.

 

29,451.  War had broken out between the competing Intelligence operations.  (War on Terror & Neo-Conservatives)  ibid.

 

138,896.  Powell was furious: Cheney’s speech [2002] sounded like a declaration of war.  (War on Terror & Neo-Conservatives)  ibid.

 

29,452.  Bush listened to Blair make his case, but then he asked for something in exchange: a pledge that if diplomacy failed, Blair would nevertheless join the US in war.  (War on Terror & Bush & Neo-Conservatives)  ibid.

 

29,453.  Rumsfeld had been increasingly unhappy at the lack of actionable intelligence from Gitmo [Guantanamo].  (War on Terror & Torture & Neo-Conservatives)  ibid.

 

29,454.  Secretary Rumsfeld authorised much tougher interrogation techniques.  (War on Terror & Torture & Neo-Conservatives)  ibid.

 

29,455.  The new definition of torture was so narrow that it was almost impossible to commit the crime.  (War on Terror & Torture & Neo-Conservatives)  ibid.

 

29,456.  At the vice-president’s office they decided to write the speech Powell would deliver.  (War on Terror & Neo-Conservatives)  ibid.

 

 

29,457.  Coalition Provisional Authority Order Number 1 De-Ba’athification of Iraqi Society.  (War on Terror & Iraq & Neo-Conservatives)  Frontline: Bush’s War II

 

29,458.  Finding the weapons was left to the CIA.  (War on Terror & Iraq & CIA & Neo-Conservatives)  ibid.  

 

29,459.  It was the vice-president who had pushed the case for WMDs the hardest.  (War on Terror & Iraq & Neo-Conservatives)  ibid.

 

29,460.  CIA officers leaking inside stories about the flawed intelligence.  (War on Terror & Iraq & CIA & Neo-Conservatives)  ibid.

 

29,461.  The idea of making Iraq safe for the allies was falling apart.  (War on Terror & Iraq & Neo-Conservatives)  ibid.

 

138,897.  When he was there Rumsfeld himself got in a helicopter and headed for Abu Ghraib.  He decided they needed to get tougher with the detainees.  (War on Terror & Iraq & Neo-Conservatives)  ibid.

 

29,462.  Many Congressional Republicans were begging the president to throw Rumsfeld overboard ... Soon Bush’s war will be handed to someone new.  (War on Terror & Neo-Conservatives)  ibid.  

 

 

29,464.  9/11: On the phone to the Pentagon Cheney talked about the shoot-down order with his oldest political ally, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld.  (War on Terror & Neo-Conservatives)  Frontline: The Dark Side, PBS 2008

 

29,465.  The vice-president would become the chief architect of the War on Terror.  There would be new laws enhancing executive power.  Robust action at home and abroad.  And above all – secrecy.  (War on Terror & Neo-Conservatives)  ibid.

 

29,466.  After the Ford administration, Rumsfeld made his fortune in private industry; Cheney spent ten years in Congress where he was immersed in security matters.  (War on Terror & Neo-Conservatives)  ibid.

 

29,467.  The vice-president continued to assert a connection between Al Qaeda and Iraq.  But the CIA kept saying it wasn’t true.  (War on Terror & Al Qaeda & Iraq)  ibid.

 

29,468.  The CIA meanwhile began using what would later become a controversial tactic in the war on terror – known as rendition.  (War on Terror & Torture & CIA)  ibid.

 

29,469. The vice-president took the WMD arguments out into the country.  ibid.

 

29,470.  The CIA would have a new director and there would be a bloodbath.  (War on Terror & CIA)  ibid.

 

 

77,462.  As the United States with a coalition of other countries wage a new war on terror, Frontline investigates how Isis gained such a dangerous stronghold.  (Isis & Al Qaeda & War on Terror)  Frontline: The Rise of Isis, PBS 2014                 

 

77,463.  More and more Sunis turned up dead in the streets of Baghdad.  (Isis & Al Qaeda & War on Terror)  ibid.

 

77,464.  Back in Syria, al Qaeda was steadily gaining ground.  (Isis & Al Qaeda & War on Terror)  ibid.

 

77,465.  Al Qaeda’s ranks swelled with newly freed inmates.  (Isis & Al Qaeda & War on Terror)  ibid.

 

77,466.  Isis is in control of large parts of Syria and Iraq.  (Isis & Al Qaeda & War on Terror)  ibid.

 

 

29,472.  Bush knew of the impending attacks on America.  He did nothing to warn the American people because he needed this war on terrorism.  Colonel Stephen Butler

 

 

29,475.  Powell wants detainees to be declared POWS: Memo shows differences with White House ... Administration sources last night expressed anger at Mr Powell, whom they accused of bowing to pressure from the political left.  The Washington Times headline 26th January 2002

 

 

29,477.  The trauma of 9/11 stimulated infinite possibilities for worry – some quite plausible, but most inspired by remote what-if fantasies. A society bingeing on fear makes itself vulnerable to far more profound forms of destruction than terror attacks. The ‘terrorism war’, like a nostalgic echo of the Cold War, is using these popular fears to advance a different agenda – the re-engineering of American life through permanent mobilization.  (War on Terror & Fear)  William Greider

 

 

29,486.  Our exploitation and use of terrorism at home and abroad actually appears to be a force that is promoting terrorism rather than  combating it.  (War on Terror & Terror)  Professor Jim Fetzer, interview Fox News

 

 

29,514.  In responding to Islam with missiles, the United States ... is reinforcing that against which it claims to be fighting ... It knows better than anyone else that you don’t respond to terror with bombs.  Richard Labeviere Dollars for Terror p345 

 

 

29,547.  1991 to present: US planes bomb Iraq on a weekly basis.  UN estimates 500,000 Iraqi children die from bombing and sanctions. 2000-2001: US gives Taliban-ruled Afghanistan $245 million in ‘aid’.  (United States of America & Iraq & Afghanistan & War on Terror)  Michael Moore, Bowling for Columbine

 

 

29,565.  And what’s really embarrassing is that the entire British police are chasing him [Haroon Rashid Aswat], and one wing of the British government – MI6, the British Secret Service – has been hiding him.  And this is a real source of contention between CIA, Justice Department and Britain.  (Terror & War on Terror & Intelligence Services)  John Loftus, Fox News

 

 

29,567.  Who does get killed?  Are these people Taliban people or al Qaeda or random civilians who had nothing to do with it?  It would be naive to believe the propaganda that says that firing these fantastic weapons is killing the right people.  (Terror & War on Terror & al Qaeda & Afghanistan & Drone)  Clive Stafford-Smith, director Reprieve

 

 

29,568.  While the individuals are here – here in Guantanamo – they are off the battlefield.  So that has helped.  That has contributed to making us safer, yes.  (Terror & War on Terror & Prison)  Rear Admiral Jeffrey Harbeson, commander Guantanamo Bay

 

 

29,575.  This is the story of the biggest terror plot since 9/11.  Told by the counter-terrorism operatives who stopped it.  (War on Terror & Aeroplane)  The Plot to Bring Down Britain’s Planes, Channel 4 2012

 

29,576.  Ahmed Ali-Khan progressed as a target in priority when he travelled to Pakistan.  (War on Terror & Aeroplane)  ibid.

 

29,577.  They were quite ordinary: they had families, they had responsibilities; most of them didn’t have criminal convictions.  (War on Terror & Aeroplane)  ibid.

 

29,578.  We had never come across the use of a liquid explosive disguised as a drinks bottle.  (War on Terror & Aeroplane)  ibid.

 

29,579.  The [UK/US] tension between us became pretty high.  (War on Terror & Aeroplane)  ibid.  

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