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US continual war fuels terrorism in Middle East

Published 16/04/2015

Seven predominantly Muslim countries have been bombed by the US since the 2009 Nobel Peace Laureate, Barack Obama, became US President. US weapons sales to the Gulf have now exceeded those of his predecessor, George W Bush.

With 456 confirmed US drone strikes outside the country's declared war zones leaving almost 2,500 people killed since Obama's inauguration six years ago, it's incontrovertible that, while Bush renditioned and tortured, Obama prefers to murder.

While Obama feigns to stymie terrorist forces in the Middle East and central Asia, present and past US administrations have been promoting terrorism all over the world including support for Syrian rebels and the MEK in Iran.

Add support for repressive regimes, notably Saudi Arabia - currently carrying out terrorist bombing attacks on Yemen - and you have a recipe for continual conflict and war on a global level.

Continual war, as Glenn Greenwald states, is what "generates limitless power, impenetrable secrecy, an unquestioning citizenry and massive profit".

LOUIS SHAWCROSS

Hillsborough, Co Down

Belfast Telegraph

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