The British government operated an “open door” policy that allowed Libyan exiles and British-Libyan citizens to join the 2011 uprising that toppled Muammar Gaddafi even though some had been subject to counter-terrorism control orders, Middle East Eye can reveal.
All this should put an above-average level of scrutiny on the conduct of the security services. MI6 appear to have funnelled foreign fighters with suspected links to al-Qaeda from the streets of Britain to Libya. Salman Abedi and members of his close family, who are now arrested, were among these people. Abedi would go on, it is alleged, to join the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS).
It is now a depressingly familiar cycle. First comes the collapse of a regime and factional fighting. This is followed by intense foreign or Western military intervention before those same powers then turn their back on the country in turmoil. As a consequence a dangerous power vacuum is created and in turn jihadist groups move to exploit it. And so a launch pad for Islamist-inspired terrorism comes into being.
Amid reports of multiple arrests and the ‘immense progress’ made by police and the security services in ’rounding-up’ the alleged terror network behind the Manchester bombing, a vital piece of the story has been wilfully ignored by the BBC and other leading media.
According to the active connection of the SAA to offensive operations, findings from an American attack was made and Damascus decided to increase the load on operation, in an effort to move towards the At-Tapu and take it, which puts US in an interesting position, as in the transition of the fighting in the area of At-Tanta in the intensive phase, retaliatory strikes by Syria and Iran would essentially be directed against American and British troops.
One word about the suggestion of Boris Johnson, who urged Russia to join the Western coalition against the Caliphate.
Johnson recently screwed up pretty bad when he demonstrated that the British policy is completely dependent on Washington, after which he was immediately branded lap dog of the Americans, about which was asked reasonable questions – why should Britain have a foreign policy and a Minister, if all the decisions are made in the White House and the state Department
Al-Masdar News has obtained several pictures showing what appears to be US and British special forces training Syrian opposition fighters at an undiclosed site in Jordan.
Although Washington denies it officially, the newly leaked photos seem to prove what many western outlets have speculated since 2013.