YPSILANTI, Mich. (PRWEB) October 30, 2017
Author Matt Breay’s new ebook, Counterterror President, is now on sale at mattbreay.selz.com. Breay compiled a list of what he terms the “Terrorist Dream Team” created by George W. Bush’s disastrous Iraq invasion and, to a lesser degree, the Afghanistan war.
In 2006 the US intelligence community issued a report stating that the Iraq war had become a “cause célèbre” for Islamic radicals and was shaping a “new generation” of terrorists. Breay wanted details. He researched the topic and produced a lengthy list of terrorists motivated by the wars.
“I wanted specific examples,” Breay says. “I could find no substantial database that explicitly stated what drove these people to massacre women and children. But when I Googled a name combined with ‘Iraq’ or ‘Afghanistan,’ it yielded a gold mine of terrorists radicalized by the wars.”
Breay’s book only includes names where the person’s motivation is made explicit by reputable, mainstream journalists.
Here is that Terrorist Dream Team:
-A recent CNN headline asked “Where is the leader of ISIS?” A more glaring question is: Why did Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi take up arms against the US in the first place? In a New York Times article titled “US Actions in Iraq Fueled Rise of a Rebel” it is written: “At every turn, Mr. Baghdadi’s rise has been shaped by the United States’ involvement in Iraq…”
-Abu Muhammad al-Adnani, the now deceased-by-drone ISIS director of external operations. NBC News reports: "The U.S. wants al-Adnani dead because he's considered the author of the strategy of wanton murder that has left more than 500 dead in attacks around the world..." The article states that it was the Iraq War that got Adnani to leave his hometown in Syria and join the fight
-The “Liquid Bomb Plot.” This was a plan disrupted in 2006 to blow up seven airliners bound from Britain to the United States and Canada. The New York Times reports that the attack "would have caused deaths on a scale comparable to the 9/11 attacks" with up to "2,000 victims." CNN reports that "ringleader Abdulla Ahmed Ali… testified that he had become radicalized by the U.S. invasion of Iraq the previous year, and was further angered by the U.S. presence in Afghanistan."
-Ibrahim al-Asiri, al-Qaeda’s master bomb maker. In 2012, NBC News reported that US officials called him “the world’s most dangerous man.” From Time magazine: “Al-Asiri’s radicalization became manifest at the onset of the war in Iraq. “
-The Boston Marathon bombers. The Washington Post reports: “The 19-year-old suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings has told interrogators that the American wars in Iraq and Afghanistan motivated him and his brother to carry out the attack…"
And this is just the Dream Team; there's a whole litany of lesser known terrorists and wannabes that were created by the Iraq and Afghanistan invasions.
For the complete list and more on the War on Terror, read Counterterror President at: mattbreay.selz.com.