Provocation of terrorism
The failure of a military response to terrorism, without addressing the real issues behind the terrorism, has been declared extensively, before and after, George W. Bush took office in the U.S. White House.
Continuing analysis contributes to this conclusion, evidenced at the March 2005, International Summit on Democracy, Terrorism and Security.
According to Chris Floyd, in the November 1, 2002, CounterPunch article "Into the Dark. The Pentagon Plan to Provoke Terrorist Attacks",
- "According to a classified document prepared for Donald Rumsfeld by his Defense Science Board, the new organization--the 'Proactive Preemptive Operations Group (P2OG)'--will carry out secret missions designed to 'stimulate reactions' among terrorist groups, provoking them into committing violent acts which would then expose them to 'counterattack' by U.S. forces."
"The State Department decided to stop publishing an annual report on international terrorism after the government's top terrorism center concluded that there were more terrorist attacks in 2004 than in any year since 1985, the first year the publication covered." --Knight Ridder Newspapers, April 15, 2005.
Related SourceWatch Resources
- Bush doctrine
- clash of civilizations
- failure in Iraq
- Just War Doctrine
- Loose Cannon Pentagon
- Operation Northwoods
- Pax Americana
- preemptive war
- Proactive Preemptive Operations Group: External Links
- Project for the New American Century (see documents)
- war on terror manual for victory
- war on terrorism
- "War on Terror Handbook: Understanding and Facing the Threat to America," Fox News.
- "Special: War on Terrorism," Social Critic Review. Excellent listing of links that are "on target."
- Dan Fishback, "One man's fantasy world, one real world in jeopardy," Daily Pennsylvanian, October 21, 2002.
- Bill Berkowitz, "Hellzapoppin' at the Pentagon. Rumsfeld's Defense Science Board proposes 'prodding' terrorists to terrorism," Working for Change, November 13, 2002.
- John Pilger, "Why Bush lies about Iraq," Green Left Weekly, February 12, 2003: "US President George Bush's plans to invade Iraq have nothing to do eliminating 'weapons of mass destruction', preventing terrorism or ending human rights abuses. An attack on Iraq will be the first phase of a pre-existing strategy to increase US control of the world's oil supplies."
- Scott Harris, Interview: "Ethnic Conflicts and Global Economic Instability. Interview with Dilip Hiro author and journalist, Between the Lines, February 27, 2003: "Critics Warn Iraq War Will Provoke Increased Terrorism, Ethnic Conflicts and Global Economic Instability."
- Gamil Matar, "Embracing the enemy," Al-Ahram Weekly, September 23-29, 2004: "Terrorism may be Washington's public enemy number one, but it is also the great solace of the Bush election team."
- "War on Terror May Breed More Terrorism, Experts Tell Madrid Summit," Agence France Press, March 9, 2005.
- Dana Priest, "Attacking Iran May Trigger Terrorism. U.S. Experts Wary of Military Action Over Nuclear Program," Washington Post, April 2, 2006. see war in Iran