While all the american and british population are sleeping.
When it all died down in the major news agencies.
The british quietly appologise, hoping to win back a few of those "hearts and minds".
Britain - 'Sorry for Bombmakers’?
By: FreeMarketNews.com on: 21.10.2005 [23:12 ] (120 reads)
Monday, October 17, 2005
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Britain has apologized to Iraq for attempting to send two soldiers into Basra disguised as natives with military equipment including - according to
some sources - bombs or bomb-making equipment.
The Scotsman reported: "Britain will pay compensation for injuries and damage caused during the storming by the army of a police station in Basra in
the operation to release two SAS soldiers held by local Iraqi militia." The article added, "In a joint statement, the British Consulate General,
representing the army, and the Provincial Council of Basra expressed 'regret' for the incidents on 19 September. 'We also regret the casualties on
both sides and the material damage to public facilities,' the statement said. 'The British government is prepared to pay valid claims for
compensation for casualties and material damage.'"
The text of the statement was also carried by Iranian Arabic language television news channel Al-Alam on 15 October as follows, "The British
government has officially apologized to Iraq over the recent Basra events. A statement issued by the British consulate in Basra has said that London
apologizes to the Iraqi people and government, Basra residents, city and province councils and the police force over mistakes made by the British.
This comes after a British army unit stormed Basra police station and used force to release two British soldiers arrested by Iraqi police for the
charge of seeking to carry out sabotage acts and stirring sedition among the residents of the city."
www.informationclearinghouse posted a fairly dense and well-researched analysis of British actions around Basra suggesting tactics Britain had once
used in Ireland could be finding application in Basra, as follows: “Reliable evidence also emerged in late 2002 that the British army had been using
its double agents in terrorist organizations 'to carry out proxy assassinations for the British state’ — most notoriously in the case of Belfast
solicitor and human rights activist Pat Finucane, who was murdered in 1989 by the Protestant Ulster Defence Association. It appears that the FRU
passed on details about Finucane to a British soldier who had infiltrated the UDA; he in turn "supplied UDA murder teams with the information.
). … Recent events in Basra have raised suspicions that the British army may have reactivated these same tactics
Clearinghouse then cited articles “published by Michel Chossudovsky, Larry Chin and Mike Whitney at the Centre for Research on Globalization’s
website on September 20, 2005 that have offered preliminary assessments of the claims of Iraqi authorities that two British soldiers in civilian
clothes who were arrested by Iraqi police in Basra on September 19 — and in short order released by a British tank and helicopter assault on the
prison where they were being held—had been engaged in planting bombs in the city (See Global Research (1); Global Research (2); Global Research
And Clearinghouse adds, “A further article by Kurt Nimmo points to false-flag operations carried out by British special forces troops in Northern
Ireland and elsewhere, and to Donald Rumsfeld’s formation of the P2OG, or Proactive Preemptive Operations Group, as directly relevant to Iraqi
charges of possible false-flag terror operations by the occupying powers in Iraq ( Global Research (4)). These accusations by Iraqi officials echo
insistent but unsubstantiated claims, going back at least to the spring of 2004, to the effect that many of the terror bombings carried out against
civilian targets in Iraq have actually been perpetrated by U.S. and British forces rather than by Iraqi insurgents. … The American journalist Dahr
Jamail wrote in April 20, 2004 that the recent spate of car bombings in Baghdad was widely rumoured to have been the work of the CIA.
(countercurrents.org) … Two days later, on April 22, 2004, Agence France-Presse reported that five car-bombings in Basra—three near-simultaneous
attacks outside police stations in Basra that killed sixty-eight people, including twenty children, and two follow-up bombings—were being blamed by
supporters of Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr on the British. While eight hundred supporters demonstrated outside Sadr’s offices, a Sadr spokesman
claimed to have 'evidence that the British were involved in these attacks' (www.inq7.net...
Britain's apology over this incident may tend to clarify – though not necessarily substantiate - other reports appearing in FMNN and elsewhere.
These include allegations that the ring-leader of the London subway bombings was actually an asset of M16, Britain's top intelligence unit; and that
Western powers in some manner were actually behind Muslim violence in Indonesia, including the horrific Bali bombings that left 200 dead - as alleged
yesterday on Australian TV by the former president of Indonesia. (Version includes additional cites.)
staff reports - Free-Market News Network