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.
In fact, in the West, in official circles there is no reflection about done with Syria. There dubolomnyh continue to try to bend the world for themselves even where such a strategy is obviously not working, but the Messianic attitude does not give the military-political establishment to admit they were wrong and press on the brake. Destroyed the country, killed hundreds of thousands, millions of refugees, rampant Islamism – all these “mistakes” repeated again and again, extending farther to the bloody epilogue of the Arab spring. But what criminal will refuse to blame their own crimes on their victims?
The Russian warships in Syria’s coastal waters targeted and destroyed a foreign military operations room in Dar Ezza region in the Western part of Aleppo near Saman mountain, killing over two dozen Israeli and western intelligence officers.
Several US, Turkish, Saudi, Qatari and British officers were also killed along with the Israeli officers.
Like the US, the Brits are completely disregarding international law as the legitimate government of Syria in Damascus any permits for the action of the British troops on its territory is not allowed. The Americans have not long ago got burned on this when taking this legal conflict, the Russian Air Forces bombed at the Jordanian border CIA camp of militants and declared it a “fight against terrorism”, after which the state Department, despite the protests of the Pentagon, suddenly want to share information about the actions of the aviation.
The haul of 87,000 5.56 bullets – enough to equip three infantry regiments – was “taken” from under the noses of UK troops during a desert exercise in Jordan.
To cut the long story short, let us skip trivial euroscepticism, though it is justified by the circumstances, and rather focus on another productive project – fundamental geopolitical reform of the European Union. Today – on a conservative basis. This shall not be Europe ruled by Soros, gay parades, and bankers, but a highly spiritual, cultural, and ethical community. Russia could be actively engaged in building true traditional Europe, reviving its Greek and Roman heritage – just like we did in Palmyra where we protected the ancient city against hordes of fanatical barbarians. Many European cities also need liberation and we can help. Just as we did many times with the Russian Cossack horses’ hooves treading the roads of Berlin and Paris.
British war office has taken a clever position on this episode of “We do not confirm nor deny reports of the activities of special forces SBS”. It is argued that in the Libyan operations will employ up to 1,000 British soldiers as part of the 6000-year contingent under the formal leadership of Italy.