Slain Writer’s Book Says US-NATO War Served Al-Qaeda Strategy By Gareth Porter

by Gareth Porter
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crossposted at IPS
7 June, 2011

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WASHINGTON, Jun 7, 2011 (IPS) – Al-Qaeda strategists have been assisting the Taliban fight against U.S.-NATO forces in Afghanistan because they believe that foreign occupation has been the biggest factor in generating Muslim support for uprisings against their governments, according to the just-published book by Syed Saleem Shahzad, the Pakistani journalist whose body was found in a canal outside Islamabad last week with evidence of having been tortured.

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Syed Saleem Shahzad is the Pakistan Bureau Chief of Asia Times Online. Taliban and al-Qaeda are regular topics of his writing.