Manchester Bomber Was ‘Funded And Groomed’ By British Intelligence
By: Daniel Newton
(Neon Nettle) The alleged perpetrator of lasts week’s bombing in Manchester MEN Arena, Salman Abedi, was part of a special British Intelligence program which allowed British-Libyan citizens to travel freely between Libya and UK to help topple Gaddafi.
The Manchester bomber was linked to a terror group, secretly funded b MI5, a crucial fact that has been overlooked by the mainstream media.
The terrorist attack was the worst seen since 2005 and claimed the lives of 22 people, many children.
The mainstream press also fails to highlight the UK’s role in overthrowing in destabilizing the Lybian government in 2011.
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Mintpressnews reports: Absent from mainstream media accounts of the event, however – and the man allegedly behind it – are several key coincidences that have raised concerns, particularly regarding links between British intelligence and the alleged suicide bomber, British-born Salman Abedi.
Media reports have already established that Abedi, a Libyan national, was radicalized in the hotbed of radical extremism that Libya has become since the U.S.-NATO backed invasion that ousted Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi.
Though most mainstream accounts don’t mention the UK’s role in destabilizing and overthrowing the Libyan government in 2011 – that is, causing Libya’s current state of chaos by arming right-wing rebels who now make up al-Qaeda and ISIS – several have mentioned the link between Abedi and the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG).
Father of Manchester bomber Salman Abedi was Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG) member https://t.co/57hulRuIqi
— Magnus Ranstorp (@MagnusRanstorp) May 25, 2017
In addition, Abedi had been reported to British authorities years ago, when he allegedly expressed support for suicide bombings. The authorities took no action. In fact, the British government allowed him to travel to Libya even after he was flagged as a potential terrorist.
This finding prompted journalist Max Blumenthal to pointedly ask in an article for Alternet: “What did the British government know about Abedi and when did it know it? Was British intelligence attempting to groom Abedi as an informant?”
Such actions on behalf of British intelligence are hardly unheard of. Indeed, MI5 had tried the same with Mohammed Emwazi, better known as the Daesh member “Jihadi John.” MI5 hounded Emwazi for nearly four years in their attempts to recruit him as a spy, threatening him with harsh punishment if he refused to collaborate. Upon leaving the UK in 2013, Emwazi said he blamed MI5 for driving him to “the brink of madness.”
Listen to a troubled Emwazi describe an encounter with MI5 years prior to joining Daesh:
Other documents released by the human rights group Cage UK have revealed how MI5 has not only groomed extremists as collaborators but also worked to push young, vulnerable men down the path of extremism. These findings suggest that Abedi may have been just another one of their pawns.