Wednesday, May 16, 2007
An expert on al Qaeda says that if the US pulls out of Iraq now, it could embolden al Qaeda to make that country a "Terrorist Disneyland."
Downies seem prepared for this, because they continue to believe in cutting off all funds for the troops there.
Iraq a "terrorist Disneyland" if U.S. goes: expert
LONDON (Reuters) - A U.S. troop pullout from Iraq would leave the country as a potent launchpad for international terrorism and Washington would be forced to go back in within a couple of years, a leading al Qaeda expert said on Tuesday.
Rohan Gunaratna told a security conference at Lloyd's of London insurance market that Iraq, like Afghanistan in the 1990s, would become a "terrorist Disneyland" where al Qaeda could build up its strength unchallenged.
If U.S., British and other coalition troops withdrew from Iraq in the next year, he said, "certainly the scale of attacks that would be mounted inside Iraq, and using Iraq as a launching pad to strike other Western countries -- countries in Europe, North America - would become such that after two or three years, the U.S. forces will have to go back to Iraq."
The Singapore-based academic and writer said the epicenter of international terrorism had already switched from Afghanistan to Iraq. "In many ways, the terrorist threat has now shifted 1,500 miles closer to Europe."
Downies and their allies around the world are now prepared more than ever to surrender to the worst enemy this country has ever had, and whatever happens next is not their concern. This is called treason, and we should all react to it as we would a traitor in our midst.