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Thread #162126   Message #3858158
Posted By: Teribus
31-May-17 - 02:24 PM
Thread Name: Manchester Explosion May 22, 2017
Subject: RE: Manchester Explosion May 22, 2017
Big Al Whittle - 31 May 17 - 03:58 AM

Points raised:

1: No-one has blamed all Muslims for this attack.

If you have evidence of any law enforcement Agency, Intelligence Agency, Media outlet, Government currently blaming all Muslims for this attack please provide it.

2: The reason why the attacker committed this atrocity was in response to UK involvement in strikes against ISIS in Syria.

Reason given by the attacker himself to his family and friends - according to Libyan Authorities who have arrested both the attacker's Father and Brother in Libya. Neither should be allowed to return to the UK.

3: The attackers father fled Gaddafi's Libya and sought asylum in the UK. In July 2011 he returned to Libya to fight with an anti-Gaddafi group with links to Al-Qaeda. Subsequently his sons travelled out there to visit him. It is thought that Abedi visited both Libya and Syria.

Records held by British Authorities, statements from Abedi's friends in the UK, information from Abedi's father and brother in Libya. Abedi's student loan funded the trips.

4: The crass stupidity of the US Media that prompted publication of first the bombers name and then publication of photographs of forensic evidence recovered from the scene is astounding considering what happened in the USA on the 11th September 2001. Had the information thrown out by US MSM been kept under wraps it would have made the post-explosion police and intelligence work that much easier and could have led to significant arrests - As it was thanks to the NY Times Abedi's associates got the "heads up" and bolted having first destroyed any incriminating evidence.

Had the NY Times kept quiet about the identity of the attacker then none of those who helped Abedi would have been aware the net was closing in on them.

Had the NY Times not published the forensic evidence photographs of the bomb parts salvaged from the scene of the attack then detectives could have followed the trail quietly without the bomb maker's knowledge - he could have no idea what had been found. The bomb was a well made and sophisticated device (Opinion of Home Office Experts)