‘If Osama bin Laden didn’t exist it would be necessary to invent him’ By William Bowles

8 July 2005

Some on the left (and not just on the left) have talked of the invasion of Iraq as creating the conditions for the carnage we witnessed in London this week but I question the logic behind this argument.

I am reminded of a statement made some time back that ‘if Osama bin Laden didn’t exist it would have been necessary to invent him’ for if, as I contend that to justify the ‘war on terror’ it was necessary to invent the terrorist threat first, then come hell or high water, acts such as the London bombing are a necessary and inevitable result of the larger strategic mission of the USUK to justify their even greater acts of carnage and aggression. Thus whether directly or indirectly, I contend that the governments of Bush and Blair are complicit partners in these acts of terror.

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Information Clearing House Archive Part 1 July 3-8 2005

8 July 2005 — Information Clearing House

[I’ve been archiving ICH digests since early 2003. Unfortunately, an unknown number of the links are now dead, so I can’t guarantee that the link will take you where you want to go. WB]

Information Clearing House
Digest July 3-8 2005
Date: Fri, 8 Jul 2005

Charge Him or Release Him
Jose Padilla : U.S. Citizen Imprisoned Without Trial or Charges for 3 Years and 60 Days


Ex-Mossad Chief Calls For World War After London Attack

Rules of conflict for a world war

By Efraim Halevi

There will be supreme tests of leadership in this unique situation and people will have to trust the wisdom and good judgment of those chosen to govern them. The executives must be empowered to act resolutely and to take every measure necessary to protect the citizens of their country and to carry the combat into whatever territory the perpetrators and their temporal and spiritual leaders are inhabiting.

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