Now the truth emerges: how the US fuelled the rise of Isis in Syria and Iraq | Seumas Milne
By Seumas Milne
The efforts of western states are fruitless – the sectarian terror group won’t be defeated by the same power that incubated it in the first place
The war on terror, that campaign without end launched 14 years ago by George Bush, 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 withthe 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.
American forces bomb one set of rebels while backing another in Syria
June 3, 2015 at 08:56PM
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