By Dark Politricks
Files found on the floor of the UK Ambassadors home in Tripoli have shown the close links between the Blair, Brown Labour government and Col Gaddafi and how close those links really were.
From the today’s Sunday Mail we get this report.
Devastating secret files reveal Labour lies over Gaddafi: Dictator warned of holy war if Lockerbie bomber Megrahi died in Scotland
- Devastating stash of documents left in British Ambassador’s residence
- Britain gave Libyan secret police questions to interrogate dissidents
- We even informed Gaddafi how Cobra works and MI6 budget
The startling extent to which Labour misled the world over the controversial release of the Lockerbie bomber is exposed today in top-secret documents obtained by today’s Mail on Sunday.
In public, senior Ministers from the last Labour Government and the Scottish First Minister have repeatedly insisted that terminally ill Abdelbaset Al Megrahi was freed on compassionate grounds in a decision taken by Scottish Ministers alone.
But the confidential papers show that Westminster buckled under pressure from Colonel Gaddafi, who threatened to ignite a ‘holy war’ if Megrahi died in his Scottish cell.
The following photographs show letters from the British government to the Gaddadi regime and the stash of documents will certainly re-fuel recent claims that the undoubtedly framed Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Al Megrahi was released due to behind the scenes pressure from the British government due to fears of losing big business and oil contracts with Libya.
As always when it comes down to an ethical foreign policy and money for big business there is always one winner.
These documents which were found strewn across the floor of the British Ambassador’s residence after he left in quite a hurry, some marked “UK secret: UK/Libya Eyes Only” show the extremely close links between Tony Blair’s government and Colonel Gaddafi’s despotic brutal regime.
On the contentious topic of the Libyan intelligence officer convicted of the Lockerbie bombing the documents reveal the extent to which the previous Labour government and the Scottish government have been lying in public about the reasons for releasing Al Megrahi.
In public ministers from both England and Scotland have claimed the release was purely done on compassionate grounds due to the terminal prostate cancer Al Megrahi was dying from and that the decision had been taken by the devolved Scottish government alone without any pressure from the close friends of Gaddafi and Libya in the English Labour government.
However these recently found papers show that the UK government was under immense pressure from Col Gaddafi to release Al Megrahi and they were basically being blackmailed by Gadfdafi who was threatening to unleash a “holy war” if Megrahi died in his Scottish prison cell.
There is no doubt in my mind at least that the deal with the devil that occurred in the desert between Blair and Gaddafi in 2007 would have covered the topic of framed Lockerbie bomber Al Megrahi as well as all the lucrative defence, oil and business contracts that Blair thought would be good for his country in return for Libya giving up it’s stash of WMD’s and support of terrorism.
Without first hand witness accounts from persons of good character (which rules out Tony Blair or Col Gaddafi) trying to imagine two devils bargaining with each other is quite hard.
However it is not too far a stretch of the imagination once we know how hard Libya had stood it’s ground on the topic of extraditing Al Megrahi to imagine that he was probably served up on a plate by Gaddafi in return for a promise by Blair (who was the keenest to rehabilitate Gaddafi into the western world) that if convicted he would spend as little time in a Scottish prison as possible.
The notes found in the UK ambassadors house also show the following uncomfortable links between the UK and Libyan government. They show the following:
- Tony Blair helped Colonel Gaddafi’s playboy son Saif with his ‘dodgy’ PhD thesis while he was Prime Minister.
- The SAS were offered to train the Khamis Brigade, Gaddafi’s most vicious military unit.
- MI6 was apparently willing to trace phone numbers for Libyan intelligence.
- Gordon Brown wrote warmly to Gaddafi in 2007 expressing the hope that the dictator would be able to meet Prince Andrew when he visited Tripoli.
- MI6’s budget (£150 million in 2002) was readily disclosed to Libyan officials, along with details of how Britain’s Downing Street emergency committee Cobra operates.
- Britain’s intelligence services forged close links with Gaddafi’s brutal security units.
The training by our own special forces of Libyan intelligence members in tactics that were used to torture people is shocking to say the least but not unsurprising to those that know history and realise that the Brits would have had no problems following the USA down the road to torture and police statehood in the years after 9.11.
It is now perfectly clear that British support for Gaddafi’s military machine went considerably further than just training intelligence assets and also included:
Training Libyan officers at the Royal Naval College, Dartmouth.
Dispatching a Royal Navy vessel to visit Tripoli.
Paying for high-ranking Libyans to visit the European Union and Nato headquarters in Brussels.
Sending 100 officers a year on English language courses.
The sale of naval ships to Libya.
These close ties with the Libyan military followed the 2007 Blair Gaddafi deal with the devil in the desert. And even at the time of Tony Blair’s deal in the desert it was widely known about Colonel Gaddafi’s history of torture, internal repression, and human rights abuses.
Apparently even the SAS, the worlds most professional and feared fighting force were used to train one of Libya’s most terrifying security forces, the Khamis Brigade which have been accused of being behind some of the worst human rights abuses and atrocities in the recent civil war.
It should be now clear to everyone that the western powers will turn on their past friends, Middle Eastern dictators and despots in a split second if they believe it will help their own interests – and you are only “our guy” for as long as you play ball with us under our rules.
Try and change those rules and watch the bombs rain down on your cities. Remember Saddam Hussein that nasty evil dictator who we went to war with twice recently. Well before he was the “next Hitler” he was “our guy in the Middle East” and someone we supported in his country’s war with Iran and a major purchaser of western made armaments.
His own despotism and human rights abuses were tolerated because he served the western powers a purpose but once he pushed the line a little too far he suddenly switched from being our guy to someone who deliberately killed babies by taking them out their incubators and letting them die on the floor – a proven lie that helped sell the first Gulf war to a gullable western public unaware of our previous closeness with the Hussein regime.
This is not to say that it isn’t a better world without Hussein or Gaddafi in charge of their respective countries but in both cases truth was the first casualty and PR the major weapon used to sell the death and destruction that was unleashed all in the name of protecting “human rights”.
There were many reasons not to support the recent war in Libya which I outlined months ago but it seems very hypocritical for the British regime (although now under a Tory government as if that made the slightest bit of difference) to support a dictator like Gaddafi for so long and go to the lengths of training his top security forces, helping him “interrogate” dissidents and all the rest and then to suddenly flip sides and lay into him with the full force of NATO and all it’s ultra expensive guided missiles and bombs.
Gaddafi is an evil man and it will be better for everyone if the Middle East was free of all despots and dictators not just those we don’t get on with. That means a clean sweep from the West of Africa all the way to the western shores of the Pacific ocean and beyond however the reason used to sell wars to a public are rarely the real ones that cause them in the first place.
Nearly every regime in that part of the world has attacked it’s own people at one time or another and it should be a lesson to everyone to see which battles the west chooses to pick when it finally decides to turn on countries it had previously supported like it recently has with Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya.
Either you are for war, the indiscriminate killing of innocent children, women and men (or collateral damage), the massive cost of missiles that could pay for dozens of school teachers and nurses back home and the massive number of dead soldiers brought home in body bags or you are not.
If we really wanted a world police force that would intervene in disputes and uprisings such as those in Libya, Syria, Egypt, Tunisia, Yemen, Bahrain and so on then we would have to accept that this police force would also be able to interfere in our own western mis-adventures.
We would have to be prepared that this independent and ethical force that followed international law, legal precedents and human rights would get involved in places like Iraq, Afghanistan and Israel but on the other side i.e fighting against the unwarranted aggression of NATO or the occupying Israeli, USA and UK forces.
That is the only logical way to proceed but as our world does not revolve around logic and there is no way the powerful people that run the world would accept an independent force that could interfere in their racket that makes them billions each year it will never happen.
We have already seen the USA pull out of an International Criminal Court because they didn’t want their troops to be hauled up in front of it.
Apparently everyone but US troops can be punished for “just following orders” which lead to innocents being murdered in war zones.
This was supposedly a precedent set in the Nuremberg trials against the Nazi’s but it has become clear that the USA and it’s allies see themselves above international law as recent history shows.
Only NATO can start pre-emtpive wars which were abolished in the Geneva Conventions as the war in Iraq and Afghanistan show and only the USA and their allies can torture, humiliate, rape and maim prisoners who they suspect of being terrorists as Gitmo and Abu-Ghraib show.
As always there is one rule for the elite and one rule for the rest.
It is preciously because of this hypocrisy that countries that try to stay out of western control and stand up to this hypocrisy like Iran, Russia, Syria, North Korea, Venezuela and Cuba are always demonised in the western press.
This is not to say that these countries don’t have their own horrific problems, despots, human rights abuses and so on but as we have now found out in the ten years since 9.11 the west can be just as bad when it comes to human rights abuses as any communist regime or police state dictatorship.
Therefore when we see the likes of Obama, Sarkozy and Cameron denounce the abuses carried out by the likes of Gaddafi or the Syrian regime we should remember that one of the reasons they do so is because these countries are not yet in “our pockets” and “playing ball”.
The recent files found in the UK Ambassadors home in Tripoli show how hypocritical our leaders can be.