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Britain should learn from its actions abroad

Published 09/07/2015

IN reply to Kevin McCarthy's strange assertion (Write Back, July 7) that Western foreign policy had no part in demonising and radicalising so-called "extremists" in the Middle East, does the good doctor live in a bubble, as no sane person could believe that Britain and the USA could bomb and terrorise Iraq, Afghanistan, Yemen and Libya, resulting in millions of dead and injured (and even more millions displaced, or in refuge camps) and that no one would strike back?

Obviously, they could not beat the militarised world bullies on their chosen battlefield. It is called revenge - getting even, or just plain lashing out.

Misguided? Yes. Wrong? Yes. But it is equally wrong for Britain to kill abroad.

Like all killings, in Britain they must learn they all have consequences.

PETER McEVOY

Banbridge, Co Down

Belfast Telegraph

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