Provocation of terrorism

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The failure of a military response to terrorism, without addressing the real issues behind the terrorism, has been declared extensively, before and after, George W. Bush took office in the U.S. White House.

Continuing analysis contributes to this conclusion[1], evidenced at the March 2005, International Summit on Democracy, Terrorism and Security.

According to Chris Floyd, in the November 1, 2002, CounterPunch article "Into the Dark. The Pentagon Plan to Provoke Terrorist Attacks",

"According to a classified document prepared for Donald Rumsfeld by his Defense Science Board, the new organization--the 'Proactive Preemptive Operations Group (P2OG)'--will carry out secret missions designed to 'stimulate reactions' among terrorist groups, provoking them into committing violent acts which would then expose them to 'counterattack' by U.S. forces."

"The State Department decided to stop publishing an annual report on international terrorism after the government's top terrorism center concluded that there were more terrorist attacks in 2004 than in any year since 1985, the first year the publication covered." --Knight Ridder Newspapers, April 15, 2005.

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