Blix Iraq War Strengthened Terrorism

Blix: Iraq War Strengthened Terrorism

Former UN weapons inspector Hans Blix told the Italian newspaper La Stampa, “The fact is that the war on Iraq, sought by the United States following (the) September 11 (2001 attacks), has not put an end to terrorism in the world . . . On the contrary, the result of this iron-fisted approach has been to give it a boost.” “It is now clear that terrorism must not be tackled through repression alone, but also through an understanding of its root causes . . . By waging unilateral pre-emptive war, the United States violated international principles to show its strength to the Islamic world after September 11, and by doing so has weakened the United Nations.”