Australian Federal Police Commissioner Mick Keelty has said that Australia’s support for the war in Iraq may have made a terrorist attack on Australia more likely.
Speaking about the bombing in Madrid, Mr Keelty told Channal Nine that “the reality is, if this turns out to be Islamic extremists responsible for this bombing in Spain, it’s more likely to be linked to the position that Spain and other allies took on issues such as Iraq.”
He then suggested that Australia’s involvement in Iraq may have increased the likelihood of a terror attack here.
Many commentators believe that the Bali bombing was linked to the Australian government’s support for war in Iraq. Although Foreign Minister Alexander Downer suggested before the Bali bombing that terrorist attacks on Australia may be more likely because of Australia’s foreign policy, the government currently denies any link.
(Source: The Age)