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Shoot to Kill: Britain Brings Home Its Dirty War

Posted in the database on Tuesday, August 09th, 2005 @ 12:18:36 MST (2273 views)
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As it turns out, Jean Charles de Menezes was executed by “the Special Reconnaissance Regiment, modeled on an undercover unit that operated in Northern Ireland,” according to the Guardian. “The regiment absorbed 14th Intelligence Company, known as ‘14 Int’, a plainclothes unit set up to gather intelligence covertly on suspect terrorists in Northern Ireland. Its recruits are trained by the SAS.” Regiments.org, billed as a “historical encyclopedia,” describes the Special Reconnaissance Regiment as “formed with HQ at Hereford from volunteers of other units to support international expeditionary operations in the fight against international terrorism, absorbing 14th Intelligence Company (formed for operations against Ulster terrorists), Intelligence Corps, and releasing the SAS and SBS for the ‘hard end’ of missions.”

Defense Secretary Geoff Hoon announced the formation of the Special Reconnaissance Regiment on April 5, well before the July attacks. In addition to working in Britain, the SRR “is expected to play a key role in hunting down insurgents in Iraq and in the forthcoming UK-led operation against al-Qaeda remnants—including Osama bin Laden—in Afghanistan,” the Scotsman reported On April 6. “Members will be expected to infiltrate terrorist organizations and identify targets to be attacked by other units.”

The 14th Intelligence Company and SAS (or Special Air Service) have a sordid history, including organizing massacres of republican fighters in Northern Ireland. It should be noted that the SAS officers commanded some of the infamous “pseudo gangs” that terrorized the civilian population in Kenya during the Mau Mau rebellion (in other words, they created fake terrorist groups; see Seán Mac Mathúna, The SAS, their early days in Ireland and the Wilson Plot).

As noted in the documentary Death on the Rock, aired on the ITV network on 28 April 1988, the SAS engaged in execution of IRA members. “The program interviewed witnesses who claimed to have heard no prior warning given by the SAS troops and to have seen the shooting as one carried out ‘in cold blood,’” explains a Museum of Broadcast Communications review. “Furthermore, the defense that the IRA team might, if allowed time, have had the capacity to trigger by remote control a car bomb in the main street,” essentially the same reasoning offered after de Menezes was executed.

As Mathúna notes in the above cited piece, the “shoot to kill” policy now used in Britain against so-called “terrorists” (who are demonstrated intel op patsies) was perfected in Northern Ireland. Moreover, “Psychological warfare, including the use of black propaganda, an integral part of counter-insurgency operations, emerged in 1971 with the creation of Information Policy.” The 14th Intelligence Company played in an integral role in these destabilizing operations.

On July 25, 2004, the Telegraph reported that SRR “will at first be formed from members of a highly secret surveillance agency—the Joint Communications Unit Northern Ireland—which has worked in Ulster for more than 20 years. The unit, which worked with the SAS, MI5 and the Special Branch, perfected the art of covert surveillance in urban and rural areas and created a network of double agents who supplied the British security forces with intelligence on terrorist attacks.”

“From the early 1970s, British imperialism waged a notorious dirty war against the Republican movement in Northern Ireland as part of its efforts to maintain control of the six counties,” writes Julie Hyland. “The 14th Intelligence was one of three army-sponsored undercover squads dedicated to this aim. The others were the Force Research Unit (FRU) and 22 Squadron.” FRU, explains Neil Mackay, ran “proxy assassins” for British intelligence. “Military handlers would pass to agents inside loyalist paramilitary organizations documents—such as photographs and address details–on Sinn Fein activists, republican sympathizers, IRA men and sometimes just innocent Catholics. The agents would then give these details to loyalist gunmen [i.e., the outlawed Ulster Defense Association] who would use them to plan assassinations.”

It appears the cold-blooded execution of Jean Charles de Menezes has signaled the start of a “dirty war” on British turf against Muslims (although de Menezes was Brazilian). The SRR’s objective, according to Hilaal, posting on the Irish Indymedia site, “is to infiltrate mosques and keep Muslims under surveillance. Attempts are being made to recruit those of Middle Eastern or Mediterranean appearance, as well as Muslims and members of ethnic minorities,” as per Tony Blair’s recent promise to crack down on Muslims in Britain.

Hilaal continues:

At present recruits to the new regiment are being assessed and undergoing a six month course in covert surveillance, communications, driving skills, first aid and close-quarter battle skills. Those who pass the course will be sent on an Arabic course at the Armed Forces language school at Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire. The regiment will be based in south Wales and report to the Director of Special Forces.

The unit will operate on a global basis and closely with Mossad and the C.I.A. although the bulk of its operations will be on the islands of Ireland and Britain. It will at first be formed from members of a highly secret surveillance agency—the Joint Communications Unit Northern Ireland and all three branches of the British armed forces. The Joint Communications Unit organized the massacre of three unarmed IRA members in Gibraltar in 1988 and was also behind the Loughgall massacre in County Tyrone, in 1987 where eight IRA members were ambushed and massacred.

Hilaal offers no documentation to back up his claim. However, considering the past behavior of British intelligence, the CIA, and Mossad—and the current anti-Islamic rhetoric gaining momentum in Britain in the wake of last month’s bombings (resulting in serious violence against innocent Muslims and people of south Asian heritage)—a “dirty war” on the scale (or more than likely surpassing) that waged in Ireland is a distinct possibility on the streets of London and other British cities. It is, as well, significant the SRR will also work against Iraqis (and, for all we know, against Iranians and Syrians), as the manufactured “war on terrorism” intends to disregard borders and become global in nature.

Britain is obviously serving as an incubator for things to come here in the United States where there are (for the moment) restrictions against direct military action against the citizenry. Bush pushed the envelope, peeling back the Posse Comitatus Act of 1878, in October 2002 when he called in Pentagon spy planes to canvas the entire Washington area when two snipers went on a rampage. “The use of … RC-7 planes, operated by military personnel, appeared to be a brazen breach of the Posse Comitatus Act,” notes James Bovard. “But the mass panic that gripped the Washington area indicated how feeble the status of Posse Comitatus is. In the political world after 9/11, laws appear to provide far less restraint on the use of the military than in the past. Public opinion polls apparently carry far more weight than a federal statute book.”

Indeed, it can be argued the so-called Washington snipers are patsies. “On his Nationally Syndicated Radio Show, Documentary Filmmaker Alex Jones has consulted with many law enforcement and military experts, including Colonel Craig Roberts (formerly of US Army Intelligence, a former Marine Corps Sniper and the Best-selling Author of One Shot One Kill) who stated on-air that this operation could only be State-sponsored and was clearly the work of a rogue element from the top levels of global intelligence agencies. On The Alex Jones Show, Roberts said that the MO of the sniper attacks are indicative of a 2-3 man team trained in the Special Forces ambush tactics of reconnaissance, insertion, concealment and successful evasion. According to Jones’ research, the sniper team’s attack profile is consistent with US Special Forces ambush assassination tactics,” an Alex Jones press release explains.

In the months ahead, we can expect more brazen police state tactics as the global neocon-neolib elite manufacture and unleashed more false flag operations as an excuse to strip away our remaining civil liberties and militarize our society and local law enforcement. Death squads roaming the streets of London will not reduce Islamic “extremism” (much of it, as we know, created by British intelligence)—but it will send an indisputable message to average Britons and Londoners: you are living in the beginning stages of a police state. As engineered Muslim “terrorism” increases (and it will, as promised), the government’s response will be exponentially thuggish and jack-booted.



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