From daily News Line in Britain:
Monday, 23 June 2014
THE Kurdistan Region intelligence chief, Lahur Jangi, has said that according to his estimates there were 400 to 450 British nationals in the ranks of the jihadist group, the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/ISIS).
Jangi, who is also the head of the anti-terror forces, said that ISIS could use its fighters to attack Britain, adding that ISIS posed threats to Iraq and the UK.
British Prime Minister David Cameron said this week that ISIS was the ‘most serious threat to Britain’s security’.
Met Assistant Commissioner Cressida Dick, who is currently head of specialist operations including counter terrorism at the Met, warned Britain would face ‘the consequences’ of the conflict in Syria for years.
These are very recent discoveries. In fact, the jihadists were encouraged and allowed to travel to Syria by the British government and its intelligence services, who have numerous agents in the Muslim community, in the heady days when the imperialists thought that they could ‘do a Libya’ in Syria and use the Islamists to smash the Assad regime.
To their anger and disappointment, they have been unable to accomplish the removal of Assad and have suffered a major defeat in Syria. They have also created a major terrorist movement, a number of whose operatives are already back in the UK.
Once more, the British ruling class, with its imperialist adventures, has put the mass of British people in danger as well as killing large numbers of innocent people abroad.
Having been blocked in Syria, the Saudi-backed ISIS has moved into Iraq to carry out the Saudi scheme to divide Iraq into three entities, with parts of northern and Western Iraq to become an Islamic Sharia state under the thumb of Saudi Arabia, from where ISIS gets both its money and its religious inspiration.
This has left the Iraqi masses with the job of clearing up the mess that the imperialist powers have created.
US PRESIDENT Barack Obama asked his Middle Eastern allies to stop supporting Iraq’s advancing rebels the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (Isis) in an apparent tactical change: here.
Top Bahrain government officials took to Twitter to show what is being perceived as support for the advances of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), a splinter group of the terror organisation Al Qaeda, in Iraq: here.
A Bahraini MP has predicted an economic boon on the back of Iraq crisis as high oil prices help drive down the country’s national debt, it was reported: here.
LETTER: U.S. should take action against Bahraini regime: here.
The Bahrain Justice and Development Movement welcomes the decision by the Bahrain judiciary to find Khalil Almarzooq not guilty of inciting terrorism. From the outset the charges have been completely without merit, as clear by the lack of evidence throughout the trial, and politically motivated. However, this decision must not be a one-off gesture and instead needs to mark the beginning of serious political negotiations: here.
A former Bahraini intelligence official is reportedly conducting activities to set up a Bahraini branch for the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and Levant to act against the pro-democracy opposition in the tiny Persian Gulf country. According to a report by the Manama Post, Colonel Adel Jassim Flaifel, a former colonel in the State Security and Intelligence Service of Bahrain, is forming the branch with participation of extremist Salafi figures: here.
The “Bahrain 13″ are a group of prominent opposition prisoners in Bahrain who were arrested in March 2011 for their calls for civil and political rights and justice during the 14 February Uprising. They have been sentenced for up to life imprisonment after facing systematic ill treatment or torture during their arrest and detention. Many have also been beaten and sexually abused. Please click here to learn more about the campaign.
UN Special Rapporteur on Torture gives a speech about torture in Bahrain: here.