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Propaganda alert: "Biggest threat to UK comes from Syria"
by Cem Ertür (cem.ertur [at]
Saturday Apr 12th, 2014 12:25 PM
No amount of lies can cover up Britain’s central role in the ongoing genocide in Syria.

Propaganda alert:  "Biggest threat to UK comes from Syria"

compiled by Cem Ertür

12 April 2014

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Daily Telegraph, 11 April 2014

excerpt from:  Biggest threat to UK comes from Syria  (*)

Returning fighters from the Syrian civil war now pose greater threat than al-Qaeda terrorists in Pakistan and Afghanistan

by Christopher Hope and Tom Whitehead, Daily Telegraph, 11 April 2014

(*) title of the print edition

The crisis in Syria has emerged as the biggest threat to Britain’s security, The [Daily] Telegraph can disclose.

The threat to the UK from returning fighters from the Syrian civil war is now the same as that from al-Qaeda terrorists in the borderlands of Afghanistan and Pakistan.

The increased risk will refocus attention on the decision by David Cameron - backed by MPs in the House of Commons - not to intervene as the Syrian conflict worsened last August.


excerpts from:  Terror training in Syria makes attack on UK 'inevitable'

by Jonathan Owen, The Independent on Sunday, 6 April 2014

The danger faced by Britain and other countries from jihadist fighters returning from Syria is "unprecedented" and a terror attack on British soil "inevitable", experts warned last night. [...]

The threat posed by veterans from Syria is "unprecedented", according to Gilles de Kerchove, the EU's counter-terrorism co-ordinator. [...]  The EU counter-terror chief praises Britain for having developed "one of the best communication campaigns, which not only raises awareness of the phenomenon and the possible risks related to it, but also offers an alternative to those who want to go to Syria for humanitarian reasons". [...]

Raffaello Pantucci, senior research fellow at the Royal United Services Institute, said: "It seems almost inevitable that some sort of a threat back to the UK will come off the battlefield in Syria, something supported by the fact that security services in the UK believe they have already disrupted at least one plot with links to Syria."


From the archives:

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    London Evening Standard, 25 February 2014

excerpts from:  Security chief warns of 9/11 Syria threat  (*)

London Evening Standard, 25 February 2014

(*)  title of the print edition

The terrorist threat caused by the war in Syria is unlike any Britain has faced since the 9/11 attacks, [...] top security official [of the British government Charles Farr] warned today. [...]

"Syria is different from any other counter-terrorism challenge that we have faced since 9/11 — because of the number of terrorist groups now engaged in the fighting, their size and scale, the number of people from this country who are joining them, ease of travel, availability of weapons and the intensity of the conflict."


From the archives:

Should David Cameron be prosecuted for recruiting Brits to fight in Al Qaeda ranks in Syria?

by Prof Michel Chossudovsky, Global Research, 5 February 2014

Former French Minister of Foreign Affairs: “…Britain had been preparing gunmen to invade Syria two years before the crisis there flared up in 2011…”

Text of open advisory by renowned British Peace Activist Babs Tucker

by Parliament Square Peace Campaign, Global Research, 16 June 2013