A group of fraudsters in Britain is stated to have funneled £ 8 billion to Al Qaeda in Pakistan & Afghanistan an investigative report by a British Paper revealed. The trail was uncovered in a laptop recovered from raid on Osama Bin Laden in 2011 in Abbottabad. Further investigations have confirmed the scandal which was known to Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs (HMRC) but was not shared with British Intelligence MI-6 citing confidentiality of tax records. HMRC investigation for years revealed link to 7th July bomber Shehzad Tanweer much before he carried out London tube bombings in 2005.
The British connection with terror doesn’t end with Al Qaeda, as during Qaddafi’s reign British foreign intelligence MI-6 sponsored mujaheddin to assassinate Qaddafi in 1996. The Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG) were given US $ 160,000 for the failed attempt in February 1996. Before the Arab Spring, many Libyan exiles were allowed to be settled in Manchester, some of them believed to be linked to LGIF and Al Qaeda. Once the NATO invasion of Libya began, these Libyan exiles in UK affiliated to LGIF and Al Qaeda were once again rehabilitated by British Intelligence and funneled into Libya as part of revolution. One of them was Salman Abedi who was ultimately implicate in the Manchester bombing. UK’s support of terror in War on Terror is a classic example of keeping snakes in the backyard which will ultimately come to bite itself only.