Revenge of the Lady spymaster


Invading Iraq and Afghanistan has increased the terror threat in Britain, the former head of MI5 said yesterday. In apparent revenge for being forced out in 2007, Baroness Eliza Manningham-Buller dismantled Tony Blair's case for war and Labor’s claims that it would not put us at risk.She said the conflicts had radicalized a generation of young British Muslims - substantially increasing the risk of a terrorist atrocity on UK soil. The former spy chief said MI5 had been swamped with leads about potential terror plots after the invasion.
'Our involvement in Iraq radicalized, for want of a better word, a whole generation of young people - not a whole generation, a few among a generation - who saw our involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan as being an attack on Islam.'

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