MI5 and MI6 and Death of al-Liby in America: UK, Al-Qaeda, Al-Shabaab and Lee Rigby
Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker
Modern Tokyo Times
MI5 and MI6 in the United Kingdom will be deeply relieved by the fortunate death of Anas al-Liby in America. His death will have been met with sighs of relief given his trial that was about to take place in New York. After all, MI5 and MI6 are known to have deep links with Anas al-Liby and other international terrorists. Of course, the United Kingdom isn’t unique in this area. However, the brutal death of Lee Rigby – and the reality of countless terrorists from this nation being exported to Syria – is further evidence that something is rotten at the heart of the intelligence community. Therefore, the announcement of the death of Anas al-Liby will close many terrorist ratlines at the heart of the British establishment.
Anas al-Liby was deemed an al-Qaeda leader in the corridors of power in Washington therefore he was seized by American forces in the failed state of Libya. This took place in 2013 because of dangerous internal forces in this failed state and other important factors related to policy failures in America.
The BBC reports: “An alleged al-Qaeda leader has died just days before going on trial in New York over the 1998 US embassy attacks in Africa … He was to stand trial on 12 January over the 1998 embassy attacks, which killed more than 220 people in Kenya and Tanzania.”
Sadly, the Anas al-Liby case is further evidence of mass naivety within the British secret services – for example MI5 and MI6. It is known that one of the individuals involved in the barbaric murder of Lee Rigby was targeted to become a recruit of the British secret service. Likewise, al-Liby was given political asylum in the United Kingdom despite his al-Qaeda links being fully known and MI6 also tried to recruit him.
Modern Tokyo Times stated about the Lee Rigby case that: “Turning to the security agencies of the United Kingdom then it appears that too many are very naïve. Also, some members are ignoring certain laws that are meant to protect British nationals. Michael Adebolajo, a religious Takfiri Islamist fanatic, was held by Kenyan police near the border with Somalia in relation to terrorism. Yet, instead of having a system that imprisons British nationals who go abroad to kill in the name of Islam; it appears that the United Kingdom welcomes them back with open arms. In order to do this, the 2006 Terrorism Act is often manipulated. Not only this, but MI5 deems this to be a great opportunity to obtain a possible informer whereby they will pay tax payers money on a person who supports mass hatred.”
Modern Tokyo Times continued by stating: “Now, if you don’t understand the mindset of al-Shabaab in Somalia then this is all and well. However, clearly the security services of the United Kingdom and the political elites do. Therefore, despite the al-Shabaab in Somalia killing every convert to Christianity that they can find and destroying Sufi Islamic shrines; it appears to matter little. The al-Shabaab not only behead Muslim converts to Christianity while praising Allah but they also support stoning women to death and chopping hands off for minor crimes. This reality is being glossed over too much and the same applies to Islamist nations that have good relations with the British government.”
In other words, MI5 and MI6 will go to great lengths in order to recruit individuals that despise the West in order to fulfill the intrigues of the British government. Lee Rigby was butchered in a barbaric way in London – similar to what Takfiri killers in Syria are doing to Alawites, Christians, the Shia and Sunni Muslims who are loyal to the Syrian government.
This dangerous fiasco is nothing new because Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, United States, United Kingdom – and other Gulf nations – all supported and trained international jihadists in the 1980s and early 1990s in Afghanistan and Pakistan. The convulsions of these events and the ratlines linking jihadists in Bosnia with Septermber 11 and Madrid continue to plague the world. Despite this, the same players decided to “sleep in the same al-Qaeda, Takfiri and Salafi bed in Libya” just like they are in Syria.
In 2002 The Guardian UK media group reported: “The Libyan al-Qaeda cell included Anas al-Liby, who remains on the US government’s most wanted list with a reward of $25 million for his capture. He is wanted for his involvement in the African embassy bombings. Al-Liby was with bin Laden in Sudan before the al-Qaeda leader returned to Afghanistan in 1996.”
The same media source says: “Astonishingly, despite suspicions that he was a high-level al-Qaeda operative, al-Liby was given political asylum in Britain and lived in Manchester until May of 2000 when he eluded a police raid on his house and fled abroad. The raid discovered a 180-page al-Qaeda ‘manual for jihad’ containing instructions for terrorist attacks.”
Further down in the same article it states that “The Observer can today reveal that the MI6 officers involved in the alleged plot were Richard Bartlett, who has previously only been known under the codename PT16 and had overall responsibility for the operation; and David Watson, codename PT16B. As Shayler’s opposite number in MI6, Watson was responsible for running a Libyan agent, ‘Tunworth’, who was was providing information from within the cell. According to Shayler, MI6 passed £100,000 to the al-Qaeda plotters.”
Therefore, the death of Anas al-Liby will be welcomed within the intelligence community and within the corridors of power in the United Kingdom because many ratlines will remain hidden. Likewise, the real questions related to the barbaric death of Lee Rigby have all been brushed under the carpet. This reality means that more Gulf petrodollars will spread hatred internally within the United Kingdom. At the same time, political intrigues against nation states like Syria will continue whereby Western policy objectives and al-Qaeda become interwoven despite both forces seeking different outcomes.
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