War on terror far from
July 15, 2005
On July 7th 2005, when Londoners started going to
work on a typical busy rush hour in London they suddenly started
to feel the heat. Four explosions, three
in the underground system and one in a double-decker bus plunged the
city into a chaos.
Many people were under that impression that
by taking the battleground to Iraq and Afghanistan, Western cities
safer and more secure. But they were
Since the start of the war on terror,
the U.S.-led coalition has always been trying to defeat Al-Qaeda
terror network and bring their master
to justice. But to date, the outcome has been disastrous and
out of control. Since the war started, terrorist organizations have become
sophisticated, organized and they have spread out their attacks even to
the heart of Europe.
We can assume that the war in Afghanistan in 2001
which toppled the Taliban has been rather justified as there was
much evidence indicating the presence of terror cells
in that war-torn country.
But the war in Iraq is a very different story. At
the start, the U.S accused Saddam Hussein of possessing weapons
of mass destruction.But to this date none have been found.
Then, they argued that they toppled the Iraqi dictator
to bring democracy and peace to Iraq. But as we can see, they have
turned Iraq into a safe haven for the terrorists.
There is some evidence which suggest that the
sole reason for toppling Saddam was for very personal reasons.
The U.S and its allies did
not care very
much about post-Saddam Iraq. They simply wanted to overthrow
him .This is why we see Iraq is sinking into chaos and the threat
war after the coalition withdraws is very real.
As a result of this
baseless and unjustified war, the most important objectives
in the war on terror have been lost their original
of foreign troops are still in Iraq and although sovereignty
has been transferred to the Iraqis,
they have failed
to restore order and or provide basic utilities and services
in the country.
Maybe some day Iraqis will come to this conclusion
that although Saddam was a brutal dictator at least they had security
under his government. Now
of safety and security that existed before has
disappeared and it
replaced by countless number of suicide attacks, kidnappings,
poverty and economic devastation across the country.
Besides, the world is not safer than it was before
the war. Explosions in Madrid and later on in London are
first steps of a vicious
cycle of global hatred and terror.
Maybe some day George W. Bush and his administration
come to see that their efforts in the fight against terrorism
strengthened global terrorism. Maybe some day
world will open its eyes
to the facts and realities of the war on terror -- not
on TV screens, but behind the scenes of a war in terrible
disarray. A war