Friday, May 26, 2017

Abedi's Accomplices

Well said:

"Here's what the media and politicians don't want you to know about the Manchester, UK, suicide attack: Salman Abedi, the 22-year-old who killed nearly two dozen concert-goers in Manchester, was the product of the US and UK overthrow of Gaddafi in Libya and 'regime change' policy in Syria. He was a radicalised Libyan whose family fled Gaddafi's secular Libya, and later he trained to be an armed 'rebel' in Syria, fighting for the US and UK 'regime change' policy toward the secular Assad government. The suicide attacker was the direct product of US and UK interventions in the greater Middle East.

"According to the London Telegraph, Abedi, a son of Libyan immigrants living in a radicalized Muslim neighbourhood in Manchester, had returned to Libya several times after the overthrow of Muamar Gaddafi, most recently just weeks ago. After the US/UK and allied 'liberation' of Libya, all manner of previously outlawed and fiercely suppressed radical jihadist groups suddenly found they had free rein to operate in Libya. This is the Libya that Abedi returned to and where he likely prepared for his suicide attack on pop concert attendees. Before the US-led attack on Libya in 2011, there was no al-Qaeda, ISIS, or any other related terrorist organization operating (at least with impunity) on Libyan soil.

"Gaddafi himself warned Europe in January 2011 that if they overthrew his government the result would be radical Islamist attacks on Europe, but European governments paid no heed to the warnings. Post-Gaddafi Libya became an incubator of Islamist terrorists and terrorism, including prime recruiting ground for extremists to fight jihad in Syria against the also-secular Bashar Assad.

"In Salman Abedi we have the convergence of both these disastrous US/UK and allied interventions, however: it turns out that not only did Abedi make trips to Libya to radicalize and train for terror, but he also traveled to Syria to become one of the 'Syria rebels' fighting on the same side as the US and UK to overthrow the Assad government. Was he perhaps even trained in a CIA program? We don't know, but it certainly is possible.

"While the mainstream media and opportunistic politicians will argue that the only solution is more western intervention in the Middle East, the plain truth is that at least partial responsibility for this attack lies at the feet of those who pushed and pursued western intervention in Libya and Syria, There would have been no jihadist training camps in Libya had Gaddafi not been overthrown by the US/UK and allies. There would have been no explosion of ISIS or al-Qaeda in Syria had it not been for the US/UK and allied policy of 'regime change' in that country. When thinking about Abedi's guilt for this heinous act of murder, do not forget those interventionists who lit the fuse that started the conflagration. the guilt rests squarely on their shoulders as well." (Manchester bomber was product of West's Libya/Syria intervention, Daniel McAdams, antiwar.com, 24/5/17)

4 comments:

Grappler said...

It is worth repeating (I have said it before) that this report by the British Parliamentary Foreign Affairs Committee on the Libyan incursion by UK and France is definitely worth a read.

https://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201617/cmselect/cmfaff/119/119.pdf


From the summary:

"In March 2011, the United Kingdom and France, with the support of the United States, led the international community to support an intervention in Libya to protect civilians from attacks by forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi. This policy was not informed by accurate intelligence. In particular, the Government failed to identify that the threat
to civilians was overstated and that the rebels included a significant Islamist element. By the summer of 2011, the limited intervention to protect civilians had drifted into an opportunist policy of regime change. That policy was not underpinned by a strategy to support and shape post-Gaddafi Libya. The result was political and economic collapse,
inter-militia and inter-tribal warfare, humanitarian and migrant crises, widespread human rights violations, the spread of Gaddafi regime weapons across the region and the growth of ISIL in North Africa. Through his decision making in the National
Security Council, former Prime Minister David Cameron was ultimately responsible for the failure to develop a coherent Libya strategy."

Grappler said...

Apologies for taking us a bit away from the Middle East. One of the excuses, given in the British report, for the invasion of Libya is, as stated there, "The Bosnian Serb Army killed more than 8,000 Muslims near the town of Srebrenica in July 1995." The argument in the report is that the West had been too slow to prevent this and so more inclined in act early in Libya to prevent a similar situation. However, the same kind of propaganda forces were at work in Bosnia as in Libya. The massacre of 8000 Bosnian Muslims is widely disputed. Herman's book "The Politics of Genocide" examines it, and there is a discussion with Herman at this website:

http://www.slavicnet.com/sokolac/sokolac_srebrenica_eng_forum.html

All is not as reported in the Western media, and much needed context was missing from the narrative. Ultimately one has to ask why the media, including government media, are doing this.

MERC said...

Notice how the word 'why' seems to have fallen out of fashion these days?

Anonymous said...

'Why', is a mainstream media taboo, unless the answers are Iran, Syria, Russia or Muslim terrorists.