Sunday September 20, 2020

The world is not a safer place

In the three years since the September 11 attacks, the British and US-led war machine has attacked two sovereign states, deployed hundreds of thousands of troops and injected billions into its defence budgets.

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor

@susmitchellsbp
25th December, 2004

In the three years since the September 11 attacks, the British and US-led war machine has attacked two sovereign states, deployed hundreds of thousands of troops and injected billions into its defence budgets.

Despite limited success against individual terrorists and the terrorist infrastructure linked to al-Qaeda, extremist groups have survived. Some would argue that they have even thrived.

Since the end of the war in Afghanistan, there have been terrorist attacks in more parts of the...

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