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LibLink… Paddy Ashdown: It’s not a fight against “us”, it’s Islam vs Islam

Mali rebel - License Some rights reserved by MagharebiaIn an article in today’s Times, Paddy Ashdown concedes that David Cameron is probably right that the so-called War on Terror (a term Paddy dislikes) will go on for another decade. Paddy argues that we need to recognise that the way western countries have been operating doesn’t work. What is needed now is to recognise that the fight is between different factions of Islam. It should be our job to help out moderate governments where we can.

He outlined why the “invasions, main battle armies and occupation” of

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  • User AvatarChrisB 24th Nov - 12:58pm
    A lot of supposition and fear on this thread, facts are scant though. Referencing previous agreements is meaningless and we shall have to wait and...
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    I do not recall mentioning the working class. I said I was a worker because I worked. My parents who grew up in an age...
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    >Do you know why? They've been failed by the education system and don't understand much about politics. They can't see what's going to happen after...
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    sorry for the typo - there should be a "like we" after sounded
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    Sorry that you missed the conference as it is always a good chance to catch up with friends and colleagues from all over Scotland. You...
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