How the US fuelled the rise of Isis in Syria and Iraq
(I’d rather call ISIS as WASISI (Wahhabi State in Syria and Iraq)
The war on terror, that campaign without end launched 14 years ago by George W Bush (Bush Jr), is tying itself up in ever more grotesque contortions.
On Monday the trial in London of a Swedish man, Bherlin Gildo, accused of terrorism in Syria, collapsed after it became clear British intelligence had been arming the same rebel groups the defendant was charged with supporting.
The prosecution abandoned the case, apparently to avoid embarrassing the intelligence services.
The defence argued that going ahead with the trial would have been an “affront to justice” when there was plenty of evidence the British state was itself providing “extensive support” to the armed Syrian opposition.
That didn’t only include the “non-lethal assistance” boasted of…
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