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Unread 23-05-2018, 06:40 AM
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Justice needed more than Arianna Grande tweets and bee tattoos to prevent this horror happening again
I totally agree Rubbers. A good start would be to stop allying ourselves with and arming these 'unsavory' groups abroad. We need to quit this Middle East regime-change crap and we need to stop pretending that our wars abroad donít lead to repercussions back at home.
 
Unread 23-05-2018, 07:28 AM
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I totally agree Rubbers. A good start would be to stop allying ourselves with and arming these 'unsavory' groups abroad. We need to quit this Middle East regime-change crap and we need to stop pretending that our wars abroad donít lead to repercussions back at home.
This is a decent piece by Pilger written a year ago and still the questions remain.Personally I'd rather have answers than buy flowers and swim in controlled grief but each to their own


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The alleged suicide bomber, Salman Abedi, was part of an extremist group, the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group, that thrived in Manchester and was cultivated and used by MI5 for more than 20 years.

The LIFG is proscribed by Britain as a terrorist organisation which seeks a "hardline Islamic state" in Libya and "is part of the wider global Islamist extremist movement, as inspired by al-Qaida".

The "smoking gun" is that when Theresa May was Home Secretary, LIFG jihadists were allowed to travel unhindered across Europe and encouraged to engage in "battle": first to remove Mu'ammar Gaddafi in Libya, then to join al-Qaida affiliated groups in Syria.

Last year, the FBI reportedly placed Abedi on a "terrorist watch list" and warned MI5 that his group was looking for a "political target" in Britain. Why wasn't he apprehended and the network around him prevented from planning and executing the atrocity on 22 May?

These questions arise because of an FBI leak that demolished the "lone wolf" spin in the wake of the 22 May attack - thus, the panicky, uncharacteristic outrage directed at Washington from London and Donald Trump's apology.
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http://johnpilger.com/articles/terro...-minister-know
 
Unread 23-05-2018, 02:43 PM
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This is a decent piece by Pilger written a year ago and still the questions remain.Personally I'd rather have answers than buy flowers and swim in controlled grief but each to their own
Well tbf its not mutually exclusive, some of those who lost/almost lost people a year ago are themselves looking for answers.
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