Michael Scheuer, the former head of the CIA’s “Bin Laden Unit” spoke at the Hay Festival last week and used the platform to blast western foreign policy:
“We are being attacked in the west and we will continue to be attacked in the west as long as we are in Afghanistan, as long as we support the Israelis, as long as we protect the Saudi police state.
They can’t cope with the fact that it’s nothing to do with the way we live. It doesn’t have anything to do with elections or democracy or liberty.
He, the first Mr Bush, then Mr Clinton and the second Mr Bush have assiduously lied to the American people for 20 years and as a result have made the relations in the United States between Muslims and other people much more difficult.
They have identified the motivation of our enemy as a war against liberty, as a war against gender equality.
There is almost no Muslim out there who is an insane character who is going to blow himself up because my daughters go to university.
The only way to end the war on terror was to withdraw from the Middle East to an extent that is consistent with our interests.
The American relationship with Israel, in my mind, is a useless and unnecessary relationship.”
Politicians have been asking what “radicalises” Muslims in the UK for over a decade now, The Akh has consistently stated that it is our Government’s foreign policy is to blame.
We know it, the CIA know it, secretly our Government even knows it but are loathe to admit to it.
Unless Western Governments change their foreign policy towards the Middle East and Muslim world, the self created phantom enemy that is promoted as the “Global War Against Terrorism” will have no end in sight.
As Michael Scheuer said:
“We’ve been kinda lying to you for 30 years and why we are being attacked is until recently we were supporting fascism across the Middle East.
In the rhetoric of our enemies there is very little, if anything, about attacking us for how we live or how we think or how we act in our own country.
It is about intervention, it is about being in the Arab Peninsula and it has nothing to do with these cultural things.
We are the ones that are arranging the cultural war against them, as long as we are playing a role, we are the recruiting sergeant for the people that are going to kill us”