Friday, September 02, 2011

Former MI5 Boss: You Know, It's Probably Time to Talk to Al Qaeda

With the 10th anniversary of 9/11 coming up, this one's got impeccable timing. Because obviously if we "talk" with these bloodthirsty savages, then maybe they'll leave us along or something.
The former head of MI5, Britain's intelligence unit, says she hopes the UK and US are looking at different ways to talk to Al Qaeda.

Eliza Manningham-Buller, who ran MI5 until 2007, has used a BBC lecture to say she hopes British and US intelligence are examining who to talk to within Al Qaeda, as well as how and what could be discussed.

But she says negotiations are still a way off.

Baroness Manningham-Buller says military and security responses to terrorism can only go so far and eventually a political settlement with terror groups is needed.

She says the September 11 attacks were "a crime, not an act of war".
Their so-called "crimes" were merely an expression of frustration.
Young Arabs, she said, had no opportunity to choose their own rulers. "For them an external enemy was a unifying way to address some of their frustrations."They were also united by the plight of Palestinians, a view that the west was exploiting their oil and supporting dictators. "It was wrong to say all terrorists belonged to al-Qaida," added Manningham-Buller.


James Hlavac said...

Is she out of her mind? No Arab nation had elections in a 1000 years, and now they blow up NYC -- instead of attacking their own governments? And my brother-in-law, FDNY, had to die and not a molecule be found because of some youthful exuberance in Arabia? I want to smack the living daylights out of this broad, so perhaps she sees some reason. Hell, I'm frustrated, why don't I bomb Mecca? She's disgusting.

rich b said...

Obviously the Brits have forgotten the history lessons of Neville Chamberlain and Adolph Hitler. They're doomed to repeat the same mistakes.

Jingle Belle said...

Yep, it's definitely time to talk to 'em. We need to talk to them and any country that harbors them like we talked to the Japanese during WWII.

Toejam said...

The Caliphate is nigh lady and you're contributing to it.

She should get he ass over to Afghanistan and stroll around for a couple of months. That might just change her Liberal, bleeding-heart mind.

rich b said...

Toejam - where you been? I miss your highly charged posts.