Monday, August 4, 2008

British had "secret deal" with terrorists

In a rare act of cowardice, the former British Empire signed a pact with the Iranian-backed al-Mahdi Army to "not" participate in the battle of Basra. If you remember, Prime Minister Nouri Al Maliki ordered Iraqi forces to take Basra back from the Mahdi army that was in control of the city. After the United States came to the defense of the Iraqis, the British watched from the sidelines for six days because of an “accommodation” with the Iranian-backed group, according to American and Iraqi officers who took part in the assault.

According to the The Times (London) " Nouri al-Maliki, the Iraqi Prime Minister, who ordered the assault, and high-ranking US military officers had become disillusioned with the British as a result of their failure to act. Another confirmed that the deal, negotiated by British Intelligence, had been a costly mistake."

Also according to The Times, Captain Eric Whyne, another US Marine officer who took part in the battle, said that he was astounded that “a coalition force would make a pact with essentially their enemy and promise not to go into their area so as not to get attacked”. He alleged that “some horrific atrocities” were committed by the militia in Basra during the British watch."

The British have historically been America's best ally when it comes to fighting, whether it be the Nazis, Soviet Communism or the Global war on terror. Since the departure of PM Tony Blair, Gordon Brown's Nu-Labor government has become an unreliable partner in the war on terror. The labor party is in great peril with their own electorate and we can only hope that the Tories have a Lady Thatcher waiting in the wings.

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