Pat Condell on Twitter opines:
— Pat Condell (@patcondell) September 25, 2016
Pat Condell on Twitter opines:
— Pat Condell (@patcondell) September 25, 2016
Yvette Cooper has called on Jeremy Corbyn to do more to curb the online abuse of Labour MPs after revealing that she has received death threats.
Ms Cooper said one Twitter user claimed they wanted to “behead” her and said Mr Corbyn, who was re-elected leader of the party on Saturday, and shadow chancellor John McDonnell should “back party staff when they try to tackle abuse”.
Writing in the Sunday Telegraph, the former shadow foreign secretary said: “Jeremy Corbyn has rightly condemned abuse many times. But when you are the leader of a party with a problem, especially when you have just been re-elected, you should use your authority to deliver action not just words.”
She told the paper: “The worst I get as a Labour MP is usually from the far right. Recent grim tweets include an Australian who wants to behead me and a Trump supporter who hates refugees.
She’s no Thatcher….
So, an islamophile hack will now head the country……
Theresa May, right in Birmingham today, will be summoned to Buckingham Palace on Wednesday to be appointed as the successor to David Cameron, inset with Richard Branson at the Farnborough Air Show today, after Andrea Leadsom, left, ended her leadership bid. Mr Cameron emerged from No 10 this afternoon to confirm he would hold his final Cabinet meeting tomorrow and complete a valedictory PMQs on Wednesday before taking the short journey to Buckingham Palace to submit his resignation to the Queen.
The collapse of Mrs Leadsom’s campaign, the launch of which itself helped destroy Boris Johnson’s political hopes a week after the Brexit referendum, comes after a bitter weekend of infighting over her suggestion being a mother would give her an edge over Mrs May in No 10. On another extraordinary day in Westminster, the extraordinary moment Mrs Leadsom abandoned her run at No 10 came less than a week after she won a surprise second place in the ballot among Tory MPs.
It capped an historic 17 days following the EU referendum on June 23. Mrs Leadsom announced her bid to be Prime Minister on June 30 – the same morning as Michael Gove knifed Mr Johnson by launching his own doomed bid for the Tory crown.
If he succeeded would the judge (maroon) reduce his sentence because of his age?
I think he would have.
By EUAN MCLELLAND FOR MAILONLINE
PUBLISHED: 13:05 GMT, 17 May 2016 | UPDATED: 16:42 GMT, 17 May 2016
Brustholm Ziamani (pictured), 20, was said to be ‘within hours’ of executing his murder plan with a hammer and a 12 inch knife when he was arrested
A Muslim convert who was jailed for 22 years for plotting a Lee Rigby-style beheading has had his sentence slashed by three years because a judge felt he was too young to serve such a length.
Brustholm Ziamani, 20, was said to be ‘within hours’ of executing his murder plan with a hammer and a 12 inch knife when he was arrested in east London on August 19, 2014.
After being hauled to jail he told a prison officer at HMP Wandsworth he intended to pose with the soldier’s decapitated head – his ‘trophy’ – in one hand and an Islamic flag in the other.
The extremist, who was groomed by members of a radical Islamic organisation, had researched the locations of Army cadet bases in south east London – as well as detailed information about Lee Rigby’s killing.
When police searched Ziamani’s house during an unrelated investigation in June 2014, they found handwritten notes vowing that ‘British soldiers’ heads will be removed’ as he ‘[waged] war against the British Government’.
Another note stated: ‘We should do a 9/11 and a 7/7 and Woolwich all in one day every day for eight years.’
Judge Timothy Pontius jailed Ziamani for 22 years with an extended licence period of five years at the Old Bailey last March after he was convicted of preparing an act of terrorism.
But the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, Sir John Thomas, today reduced that custodial sentence to 19 years at the Court of Appeal on the basis of sentencing guidance under section five of The Terrorism Act.
Referring to Ziamani’s punishment, he said: ‘This offending was towards the very top end of the scale for offences under section five [of the Terrorism Act] but, given his youth, we consider that the custodial part of the sentence, namely 22 years, was too long.’
Thanks to the Daily Mail for highlighting this important story…
It’s the whacky world we live in, that’s the new norm, paying for the salaries of cold blooded islamonazi terrorist murderers, while we are engaged in a war against cold blooded islamonazi terrorist murderers.
Kay Wilson was left for dead in an orgy of violence in Jerusalem by two Palestinian terrorists who now are receiving £9,000 in ‘blood money’ eveyr year with the help of British aid
By NICK CONSTABLE FOR THE MAIL ON SUNDAY
PUBLISHED: 22:03 GMT, 2 April 2016 | UPDATED: 06:33 GMT, 3 April 2016
Two Palestinian terrorists who repeatedly stabbed a British woman in a brutal attack and killed her friend are now each receiving at least £9,000 in ‘blood money’ every year with the help of UK aid.
Kay Wilson was left for dead in an orgy of violence in Jerusalem in which Kristine Luken, an American, was killed.
The attackers were eventually caught and, after admitting their crimes, were sent to prison.
But Ms Wilson was horrified to learn from news reports that her assailants were being paid a monthly stipend equivalent to £750 each effectively from the Palestinian Authority (PA).
Last week The Mail on Sunday exposed how ‘reward’ payments are going via the PA to thousands of terrorists and to hundreds of other prisoners in Israeli jails.
Ms Wilson, 51, and her friend were hiking in the Judean Hills in 2010 when the two men pounced on them, believing both women to be Jewish, although Miss Luken was Christian. After tying the women up the terrorists launched a savage attack.
By default the UK court called the Somali culture a rape culture.
A recent migrant from Somalia who molested an under-age girl and two young women in a single day has escaped jail, with his lawyer arguing his crimes were due to “cultural differences”.
Ali Abdullahi’s lawyer explained that the defendant had come to the UK from a “conservative” Somalian community via Kenya in 2011, and that he has a wife who is currently living in Ethiopia.
In a single day, he tried to kiss a 15-year-old girl on a station platform, lunged at a female passenger on a train journey, and made an “inappropriate” approach at another woman.
The crimes were committed on board a train and at Torquay train station in Devon in December 2013. Mr Abdullahi, 34, was given a community order and told to attend a sex offender course to improve his conduct with women.
“You behaved completely inappropriately…” the Judge said. “The sex offending was not of the most serious kind but would have been extremely frightening to both girls”, he added.
Despite pleading guilty to the attacks, Mr. Abdullahi, who works as a security guard, still has trouble admitting he did anything wrong, the court heard.
Adrian Chaplin, mitigating, said that at the time of the offences Mr Abdullahi had been tired after a day at work, and claimed his client felt frustrated as he was trying to “establish a rapport” with the girls.
According to the Daily Mail, he added: “There is work to be done in terms of him being frank with himself and understanding the different levels of acceptable conduct.
The Leftist-Islamonazi nexus……..
And the media is worried about Tommy Robinson and Pegida UK? Really? The worst of the worst heads the nation’s second leading political party and chums it up with known Jew hating islamonazi fascists. Sick, sick sick.
Kozbar has blamed UK foreign policy for the rise of ISIS, called for the destruction of Israel, participated in fundraising for Hamas-fronting charities such as Interpal, and praised extremist Muslim Brotherhood cleric Yusuf al-Qaradawi.
Corbyn, who infamously called terror groups Hamas and Hezbollah his “friends,” and outraged his party’s pro-Israel base by neglecting to mention Israel once during a speech to the Labour Friends of Israel caucus, has reportedly met at least 15 times with Kozbar, and even called the Finsbury Park mosque chairman “legendary.”
By MATT DATHAN, MAILONLINE POLITICAL CORRESPONDENT
PUBLISHED: 11:57 GMT, 29 January 2016 | UPDATED: 14:00 GMT, 29 January 2016
Barred: MPs have been warned that drinking will be banned if they move into the Department of Health
MPs could be forced to stop drinking alcohol when they move out of the Palace of Westminster while it undergoes much-needed repairs over the next decade – because of Sharia law.
Earlier this week plans were revealed for MPs to be rehoused in a temporary chamber in a courtyard in the Department of Health, but it has emerged that the building is governed by Islamic law.
The building, located at 79 Whitehall, was quietly transferred to finance an Islamic bond scheme in 2014.
Under terms of the lease, alcohol is one of the activities banned on the premises, according to The Times.
A Whitehall official told the newspaper: ‘It’s true. If MPs want to use Richmond House they’d better give up any hopes it will include a bar.’
Richmond House is one of three Whitehall buildings that were transferred to the £200million Islamic bond scheme, which switched their ownership from British taxpayers to wealthy Middle Eastern businessmen and banks.
George Osborne announced the move in June 2014 as part of an effort to make the UK a global hub for Islamic finance.
But critics say the scheme would waste money and could undermine Britain’s financial and legal systems by imposing Sharia law onto government premises.
The bonds – known as Sukuk – are only available for purchase by Islamic investors.
The money raised will be repayable from 2019.
But instead of interest, bond-buyers will earn rental income from the three Government offices as interest payments are banned in Sharia law.
There you have modern day 7th century Britain……
An alleged victim of Arshid Hussain, pictured seating in wheelchair, recorded police officers when she went to make a complaint about him
By RICHARD SPILLETT FOR MAILONLINE
PUBLISHED: 12:29 GMT, 20 January 2016 | UPDATED: 15:26 GMT, 20 January 2016
A detective in the Rotherham abuse case was recorded by an alleged victim saying police wouldn’t give evidence in case they got in trouble for not acting sooner, a court heard.
Arshid Hussain is one of five men and two women standing trial over an alleged grooming ring in the South Yorkshire town from 1987 to 2003.
Sheffield Crown Court heard that one of the complainants in the case recorded a policeman involved in the investigation on her mobile phone in 2013 as she spoke about Hussain.
The woman, who is now 30, is said to have told police that she had been found having sex with Hussain aged just 14 on a day she was arrested for stealing.
She asked police to look into whether there were any records from the police who found her, showing she was with the defendant, the Sheffield Star reported.
But, in a transcript provided to the jury, DC Lee Robinson said: ‘If they walked in there and they saw you were having sex on the floor and they know you’re only 14 and they’ve seen this Asian male, if they put that in a statement, they know full well they’re going to get in the s*** because why didn’t they do something about that?’
He went on: ‘It may be that if we went to speak to that person, they might turn around and say, “I didn’t see anything like that”,’ the court heard.
He later added: ‘Opinions have changed now. Now we identify that as child abuse. Before they’d see it as sort of a lovesick teenager who keeps going back to this fella.’
Earlier in the trial, the jury heard that police allegedly missed the chance to spare another young girl an appalling sexual abuse ordeal by accusing her of lying when she turned to them for help.
Seven people are standing trial over the alleged grooming ring. Pictured left to right: Qurban Ali, Arshid Hussein, Karen Macgregor, Shelley Davies, Majid Bostan and Sajid Bostan
More here. H/T: Buck
Finally something from Piers Morgan worthwhile repeating……
King Salman of Saudia Arabia can allow 50 people to be beheaded last month and nobody in the corridors of British officialdom batted a public eyelid. Yet he is treated like some kind of deity when he arrives in Britain in his fleet of gold-plated jets.
Russian President Vladimir Putin commits and spouts all manner of despicable, murderous, bigoted things and Britain welcomes him with State dinners at Buckingham Palace and handshakes outside Downing Street.
PIERS MORGAN: As I write this column, members of the UK Parliament (right) are debating whether or not to ban Donald Trump (bottom left) from entering Britain. They’ve allocated three hours of time to do this. Time that could have been spent debating terrorism, famine, nuclear weapons, the Middle East refugee crisis or the Syrian War. But no, instead British law-makers have concluded their own time is best served seriously considering a proposal to ban a man who may end up being the next President of the United States.
The reason they’re doing it is, of course, is because Trump recently called for a temporary ban on all Muslims entering the U.S. in the wake of an horrific mass shooting by two Islamic terrorists.
Like many, I didn’t agree with what Trump said and indeed, I wrote him an open letter at the time saying it was ‘dangerously wrong and bigoted’.
But to ban a foreign politician for expressing an opinion is utterly absurd. Particularly a foreign politician who stands an increasingly good chance of becoming leader of the world’s biggest superpower and Britain’s supposedly closest, most powerful ally.
Can you imagine a situation where President Trump, if he is elected, is actually banned? It would make Britain the laughing stock of the world, and confirm to Americans that we’re just as pathetically petty and small pond in our thinking as you’ve always suspected.
It would also cause serious, probably irreparable damage to Britain’s relationship with the United States.
The sheer hypocrisy in all this ‘Ban Trump’ nonsense is breathtaking.
Britain throws down the red carpet and blares out the royal bugles all the time for leaders of countries with heinous human rights records.
NOTE: A temporary ban on Muslims entering the US is not an unreasonable request, especially in light of violent and stealth jihad. No one has a ”right” to immigrate to the US, a sovereign nation determines its own immigration policy, or at least it should.
Barbados named, Saudis…..nope.
I’m for capital punishment in slam dunk cases, that said, leaving Saudi Arabia off the list goes to show just how deep the pockets go for this member of the pajamas and slippers club.
Followers of Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr burn an effigy of King Salman of Saudi Arabia as they hold posters of Sheik Nimr al-Nimr and Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr during a demonstration in Baghdad, Iraq
By DANIEL MARTIN FOR THE DAILY MAIL
PUBLISHED: 01:48 GMT, 5 January 2016 | UPDATED: 01:52 GMT, 5 January 2016
Saudi Arabia was omitted from an official UK campaign against the death penalty despite the number of executions it carries out.
The oil-rich state was the only major country with the death penalty left off a Whitehall list to be challenged by diplomats, it emerged last night.
Those given a greater priority than Saudi Arabia, which carried out 158 executions last year, included Barbados, Singapore and Jordan which passed fewer than ten death sentences between them in 2014.
The revelation comes as a dangerous rift between Saudi Arabia and Iran deepened last night over the execution of a prominent Muslim cleric.
Nimr al-Nimr, a Shia imam, was one of 47 convicts executed by beheading or firing squad at 12 separate Saudi prisons last weekend.
The fallout threatens to destabilise the entire Middle East after Iran, which mainly adheres to the Shia branch of Islam, said Sunni-run Saudi would face ‘divine vengeance’. Saudi Arabia cut its diplomatic and trade ties with Tehran yesterday and suspended all commercial flights.
Its allies Bahrain and Sudan also severed diplomatic ties with Iran, and the United Arab Emirates recalled its ambassador.
Read more: H/T: Buck
First he wants to ban him, now he wants to convert him.
Hand of friendship: Jeremy Corbyn would invite Donald Trump to his local mosque
The Labour leader spoke out after 500,000 people – and his own minister – called for the ‘extremist’ right-winger to be blocked from Britain
Jeremy Corbyn has said Donald Trump should not be banned from Britain – because he’d rather take him to his local mosque.
The Labour leader spoke out after more than 500,000 people called for the ‘extremist’ right-winger to be blocked for saying no Muslims should be allowed into the US.
His own shadow home affairs minister, Jack Dromey, joined calls for a ban telling the Mirror the “dangerous fool” should not come “within 1,000 miles of our shores”.
But in an interview to mark his first 100 days as Labour leader, Mr Corbyn said a ban would not be the right answer.
A social worker is used to decide on whether or not a muslim family should be allowed to stay in the country, though they tried to join up with Islamic State in Syria. What planet is the government residing on, and who is this doofus social worker that is such a brilliant judge in character?
The social worker wrote: “It is my assessment that the intervention of the state has been a wake-up call for this couple. Their current beliefs do not pose a risk or compromise the safety of their children. “[They] are good parents and they are able to care for all their children. I see no reason whatsoever to remove the children from their care.”
by LIAM DEACON 21 Oct 2015
In the first ruling of its kind, Sir James Munby, the most senior family court judge in England and Wales, said the family will have their passports returned as parents Asif Malik, 31, and Sara Kiran, 29, posed no threat to the welfare of their children – daughter Zoha, seven, and three sons Essa, four, Zakariva, two, and Yahya, one.
Sir James said they had “put the incident behind them”, The Times reports.
Mr Malik was photographed outside Regent’s Park mosque last January holding a placard which read: “Muslims will destroy the crusade and establish the Islamic state!” andoutside the Lebanese embassy in May last year with one stating: “Stop Terrorism Against Sunnis… Islamic State Is The Solution.”
He was a member of the banned extremist group al-Mujahiroun, founded by the infamous Anjem Choudary who is currently being detained on charges of recruiting for terrorist organisations, and had links to Abu Rahin Aziz, an Islamic State fighter from Luton killed in a US drone strike in July.
The mere fact of being a non-muslim, and rejecting ever becoming one, is in fact an act of islamofauxbia itself, doesn’t dawn on these political hacks who preside over the downfall of the West.
The very essence of free speech is the right (which is not granted by king or parliament, but are inalienable) to challenge and criticize both religious and political power. Right now the the fruits of the Enlightenment which has resulted in the greatest achievements in recorded human history (modern day society), are being traded away for supposed security.
NOTE: Hate speech laws are built to suppress that which the government deems as a threat to its own hegemony. When the state can’t hope to win an argument, they take their opponent to court (a political show trial) in order to smear and label him for life, thereby removing the nuisance to their rule in the most cruelest of ways..
Ben Franklin: “He who would trade liberty for some temporary security, deserves neither liberty nor security.”
Anti-Muslim hate crimes will be recorded as a separate category for the first time by police, David Cameron has announced.
The move brings Islamophobia in line with anti-Semitic attacks, which have been recorded separately for some time.
It comes as the Home Office prepares to unveil new figures which are expected to show an increase in the number of hate crimes over the last year, continuing a trend seen in 2013/14.
In that period, offences involving religious hatred rose by 45% and race hate crime by 4% in the aftermath of the murder of soldier Lee Rigby in London in May 2013.
Campaigners say there has also been an increase in reports of hate crimes against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender victims in recent months.
The PM has revealed he will provide new funding to improve security at religious buildings, as he hosted the first meeting of a new Community Engagement Forum at Downing Street.
More here. H/T: Ingrid Carlqvist via Tommy Robinson
So we don’t know what was said to judge for ourselves if any lines were crossed.
The moment when the government decides that it’s the sole arbitrator of what’s allowed to be spoken (not the civil society itself), is the moment you live within a tyranny.
Check this out, here’s a story (h/t: Vlad) about a person arrested for saying ”racist things” against Muslims, but the story contains not one mention of what was actually said. It’s full censorship on display, with the reader left completely unable to discern the actual facts of the incident. Stunning, but that is what modern day journalism has descended to.
She pleaded guilty to religiously aggravated threatening behaviour and was given a conditional discharge for 18 months.
She was also told to pay £85 costs and a £15 victim surcharge.
Catherine Allan, prosecuting, said Arrowsmith had travelled by train to take part in the town centre demo.
“She told police she was demonstrating against Islam because they were ‘grooming and murdering our children’,” Ms Allan said.
“She went on to express some extremist views about Muslims.”
Gary McAnulty, defending, said his client previously attended English Defence League demonstrations. He said there was no one else present except for the police.
He said: “This was the first time she had attended anything organised by the North West Infidels.
“They are a splinter group and very right wing compared to the EDL. It would appear there was no one there except the police.
“She was filmed making the comments and then went home.”
Kind of makes you want to vomit wherever you’re standing or sitting.
Defiant: British Muslims gather to worship in the street outside the Finsbury Park Mosque. The mosque was once frequented by the radical Muslim cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri, who is now serving a life sentence for terrorism charges
By TOM WYKE FOR MAILONLINE
PUBLISHED: 09:12 GMT, 9 August 2015 | UPDATED: 13:44 GMT, 9 August 2015
He has repeatedly been turned down for British citizenship due to his ‘extremist’ views but now the British government is set to allow a radical Muslim preacher to stay in the UK.
The imam, who is known only in legal documents as FM, has long been considered connected to the deceased Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.
Born in Yemen, the 50-year-old imam regularly preaches at a well known mosque in the north of England. He cannot be named as his identity is protected by the Special Immigration Appeals Commission (SIAC).
The tards have found allies in the ruling elite.
Within the iron triangle of the ruling media, academy and political mediocrity.
More “progressive” PC knee-jerk cowardice, this time from a newspaper with the nerve to call itself a “free press”. http://t.co/G8hnToaUWJ
— Pat Condell (@patcondell) July 11, 2015
By Auslan Cramb, Scottish Correspondent
7:33PM BST 10 Jul 2015
In a plot line worthy of Scoop, Evelyn Waugh’s satire on journalism, the founding editor of an award-winning Highland paper has been sacked over his defence of freedom of speech.
Brian Wilson, the former Labour MP, has written for the West Highland Free Press for 38 of its 43 years, since founding it with four others in 1972.
The only gap in contributions came when he was a minister in Tony Blair’s government.
He was dismissed for using his weekly column to defend his friend and fellow columnist, the Free Church of Scotland theologian Prof Donald Macleod, after he wrote about the spread of Islam in the UK.
With 62 years of contributions between them, readers could have been forgiven for thinking they were in with the bricks at the paper’s headquqarters in Broadford on the Isle of Skye.
But in a newspaper sacking possibly without precedent, the weekly paper chose to publish both offending columns before getting rid of both contributors.
The very Highland stramash prompted outrage and incredulity on Twitter, with a baffled Gary Robertson, the BBC Radio Scotland presenter, asking: “Did they sub and publish the column?”
I second what (H/T) Brian of London says:
Go on UK. Do it. Confirm what a complete disaster you’ve made of once Great Britain.
This is the absurd world in which we live. Those who fight against genocidal maniacs (and their regime sponsors) are demonized as war criminals, and those who carry out homicidal genocide (Hamas/Fatah) are lionized as ”freedom fighters”.
Mofaz, who arrived in London on a British Airways flight from Tel Aviv, went through customs and border control without any problems.
Earlier on Saturday, Israeli television reported that Mofaz is at risk of being detained on possible war crimes charges since Israeli authorities had tried and failed to secure diplomatic immunity for him on his trip to London.
The former defense minister, who retired from politics and is thus a private citizen, is in London to appear at a conference.
Channel 2 had reported earlier Saturday that Israeli diplomats were feverishly working to prevent Mofaz’s.
Israeli officials are concerned about an arrest warrant being issued against Mofaz during his stay in the United Kingdom.
Mofaz was chief of staff during the second intifada. After entering politics, he assumed the post of defense minister.
Four years ago, the British government approved a change to the controversial universal jurisdiction law, used by activists to obtain arrest warrants for alleged war crimes aimed at Israeli dignitaries who visit the UK.
The poster, which forms part of the campaign for Jack Clarkson, UKIP’s candidate in the forthcoming South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner election, depicts a distraught girl and reads “There are 1,400 reasons why you should not trust Labour again.”
The Rotherham scandal was revealed in a report in August, with the town’s Labour-run administration largely blamed for ignoring that scale of the abuse for years. The subsequent public outcry eventually led to South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner Shaun Wright resigning, thus forcing a by-election to replace him on 30 October.
I’m sick to death of these spineless western leaders who are completely without sound conservative principles, who are prone to listen to the loudest shrill voice in the room as reason enough to contemplate one policy or another. They’re void of any sense of history and human experience, from them, history begins the moment they wake up in the morning.
Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.
The UK is all about human rights. That’s why it warned Israel that if Hamas breaks the ceasefire again, it will shut down some weapons export licenses to Israel.
But maybe Israel will just be able to get them secondhand from some of the UK arms industry’s clients. A group that includes China, Zimbabwe, Iran and Sudan.
Sudan has committed actual genocide.
Is there anyone the UK won’t sell weapons to besides Israel? It sold weapons to Gaddafi.
Ministers approved the export of sniper rifles, bullets, tear gas and other ‘crowd control’ ammunition to Tripoli shortly before the murderous dictator ordered his military to crush a pro-democracy uprising.
Britain also approved arms licenses totalling £1.7billion to Saudi Arabia, £20.4million to Egypt, £276.9million to Algeria and £52.8million to the United Arab Emirates.
Body armour and night vision goggles have been approved for Yemen, small arms ammunition for Syria, and sniper rifles, aircraft components and armoured personnel carriers for Saudi Arabia.
Yes, that Syria.
Documents found by The Sunday Telegraph show that in December last year, Britain’s ambassador in Tripoli was directly encouraging high-ranking figures within the Libyan army to visit Britain and view military equipment, including rifles and machine guns.
Richard Northern, Britain’s top diplomat in the Libyan capital, was joined by Maj Gen Jonathan Shaw, the Assistant Chief of the Defence Staff at the Ministry of Defence, for talks with the Libyan official in charge of buying weapons for Col Muammar Gaddafi’s army.
The same kind of guns were to be used weeks later by Gaddafi’s troops and security men to shoot demonstrators and residents in towns that joined the insurrection.
This wasn’t unique.
The UK arms industry’s client list reads like a complete horror show. It even allowed the export of nerve gas components to Syria.
So yes, let’s now sanction Israel for fighting back in the event that Hamas begin shelling Israeli villages. Now let’s get another order of weapons together for China and Saudi Arabia.
We’ve got to be moral, you see.
And Russia, despite those sanctions, the licenses are still in place.