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David Miliband: the Iraq war and its
aftermath contributed to current crisis

Guardian [UK], by Jon Swaine

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Posted By:mark34, 8/10/2014 9:30:10 PM

The 2003 invasion of Iraq contributed to the country´s current disintegration and mounting crisis at the hands of Islamist militants, David Miliband has conceded, as he expressed fresh regret over Britain´s involvement in the war. (Snip) Asked whether the chaos that it had unleashed made him regret supporting the war as a minister in Blair´s government, Miliband said: "I regret it because I made a decision on the basis of upholding the norms of respect to weapons of mass destruction, and there were none."

      


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David Miliband: the Iraq war and its
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Posted By: mark34- 8/10/2014 9:30:10 PM     Post Reply
The 2003 invasion of Iraq contributed to the country´s current disintegration and mounting crisis at the hands of Islamist militants, David Miliband has conceded, as he expressed fresh regret over Britain´s involvement in the war. (Snip) Asked whether the chaos that it had unleashed made him regret supporting the war as a minister in Blair´s government, Miliband said: "I regret it because I made a decision on the basis of upholding the norms of respect to weapons of mass destruction, and there were none."

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Nearly all of the highest-profile domestic terrorism plots in the United States since 9/11 featured the "direct involvement" of government agents or informants, a new report says. Some of the controversial "sting" operations "were proposed or led by informants", bordering on entrapment by law enforcement. Yet the courtroom obstacles to proving entrapment are significant, one of the reasons the stings persist. (Snip) "In some cases the FBI may have created terrorists out of law-abiding individuals by suggesting the idea of taking terrorist action or encouraging the target to act," the report alleges.



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