By Liberty Report Staff
There's a lot of confusion, finger pointing and blame passed around as to what started the global terrorism mess. Obviously this is a new phenomenon. For a good 50+ years, Americans were told to fear "commies" not terrorists.
Well, U.S. intelligence agencies gave their first appraisal of the new terrorism threat back in 2006.
On Sept. 24, 2006 the New York Times reported (emphasis added):
“A stark assessment of terrorism trends by American intelligence agencies has found that the American invasion and occupation of Iraq has helped spawn a new generation of Islamic radicalism and that the overall terrorist threat has grown since the Sept. 11 attacks. […]
Please take note of the date.
This was in 2006.
Barack Obama wasn't in the picture yet.
A foreign policy of peace, non-intervention, and no entangling alliances is far superior to this mess.