Introduction — June 29, 2015
The seeds for what happened in Tunisia this past weekend were sown in Libya in 2011.
The Western intervention there may have been carried out in the guise of a humanitarian mission but it was regime change by any other name. And like all such operations it was bloody and brought conflict and instability to a formerly stable part of the world.
It also conveniently opened the way for the emergence of ISIS, many of whose fighters were recruited in Libya before leaving to wreak havoc in Iraq and Syria.
Now its been revealed that the alleged gunman in the Tunisian shooting had been training at an ISIS camp in Libya 3 months ago. Moreover the weapon used in the shooting is thought to have been smuggled in from Libya, a country that has become a breeding ground for terror and instability since the overthrow of Ghadafi.
The two gunmen who earlier this year killed 21 people at a museum in Tunis had also trained in neighbouring Libya. There they had received weapons training at an ISIS camp before returning to carry out the attack in March.
For all his faults it’s highly unlikely that Col. Ghadafi would have tolerated the presence of an ISIS camp in Libya while he was in power. So given that David Cameron was in office during the Western assisted ousting of Ghadafi he bears some measure of responsibility for what happened in Tunisia.
Nonetheless it would be interesting to find out on what grounds he knows that ISIS is planning “terrible acts” in Britain?
Has he been told this by British Intelligence, who have been covertly aiding and assisting “moderate Syrian rebels” with known ties to ISIS?
Or was he told by his friends in Mossad, one of whose agents operated under the name Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, really an Israeli by name of Simon Elliot or Eliot Shimon, who was the late leader of ISIS.
Either way Prime Minister David Cameron bears a large measure of responsibility for what happened in Tunisia. So if we really want to rid the world of “terror” we first need to hold Western political leaders to account. Ed.
Tunisia beach attack: Isis planning ‘terrible acts’ in Britain says David Cameron
Gianluca Mezzofiore — International Business Times June 29, 2015
“There are people in Iraq and Syria who are plotting to carry out terrible acts in Britain and elsewhere and as long as ISIL (Islamic State) exists in those two countries we are at threat,” Cameron told BBC radio on Monday 29 June. He also said that the fight against IS is “the struggle of our generation”.
Cameron’s statement came after it emerged that up to 30 British nationals have been killed on a Tunisian beach near Sousse by a gunman believed to be linked to IS terrorist group.
Home secretary Theresa May is due to travel to Tunisia to meet ministers and tourists caught up in the attack.
The prime minister ruled out a possible British military intervention in Syria and Iraq. “Our strategy is to build up local armies,” he said.
Earlier, Cameron wrote in the Daily Telegraph that Britain is “united in shock and grief” after the Tunisian beach attack.
Those identified as among the dead are: 19-year old-student Joel Richards; his uncle Adrian Evans, 49, a gas services manager from Tipton in the West Midlands; and his grandfather Patrick Evans, 78; Carly Lovett, 24, a photographer and beauty blogger; couple Sue Davey, 44, and Scott Chalkley, 42; and Lisa Burbridge from Whickham, Gateshead.
Trudy Jones, 51, from Blackwood in Gwent, South Wales was named by her local MP; while Jim and Ann McQuire from Cumbernauld, North Lanarkshire; and Bruce Wilkinson, 72, from Goole, East Yorkshire, a retired power station worker, were also killed.
Three Irish people were also killed, along with one Belgian and one German, the BBC said.