By Robert Stevens: More
details have emerged about the prior familiarity of British
intelligence agencies with the Manchester suicide bomber, Salman Abedi,
whose murderous assault Monday evening left 22 people dead.
Given Abedi’s connections and his travel movements leading up to the
attack, the only explanation for him being able to remain at large for
so long is that he was a protected asset—part of a broad network of
operatives utilised by Britain and the US to conduct their nefarious
operations in the Middle East.
It is the exposure of these operations which accounts for the fury of
Prime Minister Theresa May over the US leaking of intelligence
information about the UK’s investigation into the bombing. Whatever the
specific reasons for these leaks, they have completely undermined the
British authority’s original claims that Abedi was an unknown, “lone