UK “Terror Plot”: Gordon Brown points finger at Pakistan (updated)

Updated: May 15, 2009 added an archived post from 2006

Updated: April 22, 2009 added “Police State UK for Pakistani students”

Updated: added pics and commentary

Propaganda Alert

compiled by Cem Ertür
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
11 April, 2009

Now that the UK Defense Minister has publicly announced Britain’s engagement in Obama’s “Af-Pak War” [1], it is hardly surprising that the latest wave of relentless false-flag terrorism propaganda by the British government and media specifically target Pakistani citizens living in the UK.

Just a day before the “Easter Plot”, the “civilian” Prime Minister of Pakistan went as far as saying “give us the drones and missiles that will allow us to take care of this problem on our own”; meaning the Pakistani Armed Forces’ extermination of its own people who resist the imperialist invasion of their country. [2]

1) The new enemy within is invisible (Daily Telegraph)
2) Students of terror (Daily Mail)
3) Terror plot: universities seen as safe havens (Daily Telegraph)
4) Scramble to find the Easter bomb factory (Times)
5) Al-Qaeda terror plot to bomb Easter shoppers (Daily Telegraph)
6) Terror plot to blow up top footie grounds (Daily Star)
7) Student visa link to terror raids as Gordon Brown points finger at Pakistan (Guardian)
8) UK and Pakistan to work together against terrorism

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from the archives:

1) Zardari: ‘Give us the drones and we will take out the militants ourselves’
2) UK backs Pakistan offensive
3) UK Interior Minister: The threat of a chemical or nuclear attack is now more real
4) British tabloid press: Britain is now harbouring a menacing enemy within

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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/columnists/concoughlin/5133188/The-new-enemy-within-is-invisible.html

excerpts from: The new enemy within is invisible

by Con Coughlin, Daily Telegraph, 10 April 2009

Within Britain’s counter-terrorism community they are known as the “clean skins”: highly trained, professional killers whose blameless backgrounds provide not the slightest clue as to their true, evil intent.

The phenomenon was first identified during the bloody 30-year campaign the IRA waged against the British Isles. […]

Now it appears that the “clean skins” may be back, this time in Islamist form. That is the logical conclusion to be drawn from the latest operation in which anti-terror police detained […]

11 Pakistani-born nationals who had entered Britain on student visas (and one British national), which suggest that al-Qaeda might now be attempting to effect a radical transformation in its tactics.

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-1168902/DAILY-MAIL-COMMENT-What-Miss-Smiths-creditability.html

excerpt from: Students of terror

leading article, Daily Mail, 10 April 2009

Every year, some 10,000 Pakistanis arrive here on student visas. Ministers have virtually no means of knowing how many are dangerous radicals, and how many genuine seekers after knowledge.

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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/politics/lawandorder/5133542/Terror-plot-universities-seen-as-safe-havens.html

Terror plot: universities seen as safe havens

Wednesday’s arrests were a deeply disturbing reminder that Britain remains the prime target of Islamist terrorists in the West.

by Anthony Glees, Daily Telegraph, 10 April 2009

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http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/crime/article6070133.ece

excerpt from: Scramble to find the Easter bomb factory

by Sean O’Neill, Andrew Norfolk, Russell Jenkins and Michael Evans, Times, 10 April 2009

A desperate search was under way last night for the terrorist bomb factory from which a suspected al-Qaeda cell planned to launch a devastating attack in Manchester.

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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/politics/lawandorder/5133535/Al-Qaeda-terror-plot-to-bomb-Easter-shoppers.html

Al-Qaeda terror plot to bomb Easter shoppers

An al-Qaeda cell was days away from carrying out an “Easter spectacular” of co-ordinated suicide bomb attacks on shopping centres in Manchester, police believe

by Duncan Gardham, Daily Telegraph, 10 April 2009

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http://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/view/76027/Terror-plot-to-blow-up-top-footie-grounds/

Terror plot to blow up top footie grounds

Fears were growing over a bomb threat to last night’s Euro cup clash as police foiled a “major” terrorist attack.

by Bill Martin, Daily Star, 9 April 2009

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http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2009/apr/10/student-visa-terror-arrests-link

Student visa link to terror raids as Gordon Brown points finger at Pakistan

Gordon Brown: police foiled ‘very big terrorist plot’

by Sandra Laville, Richard Norton-Taylor and Vikram Dodd, Guardian, 10 April 2009

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http://www.number10.gov.uk/Page18985

excerpt from: UK and Pakistan to work together against terrorism

Number10 (website of the UK Prime Minister’s Office), 10 April 2009

“I think one important part of this that has got to be recognised is that increasingly we have seen terrorist links with Pakistan and Britain. […] I think one of the lessons we are learning from the events of the past few years is that Pakistan has got to do more to root out the terrorist elements in its country as well.”

[UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown, 9 April 2009] [1]

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from the archives:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/mar/29/pakistan-afgan-border-foreign-policy

UK backs Pakistan offensive

Defence secretary insists Britain has to back American plans to hunt down al-Qaida leaders across the Afghan border

by Mark Townsend, Observer, 29 March 2009

Britain has offered its full backing for a renewed military offensive inside Pakistan, as UK ministers confirmed the country was now “part of a single campaign” alongside Afghanistan. […]

Confirming that Britain was being drawn into a widening regional conflict, Hutton said the time had come to target Taliban and al-Qaida havens inside Pakistan. In his most explicit statement of intent against Afghanistan’s troubled neighbour, Hutton said that the military objectives in the region must now have “an equal focus on both countries”.

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https://dandelionsalad.wordpress.com/2009/03/25/the-threat-of-a-chemical-or-nuclear-attack-is-now-more-real/

UK Interior Minister: The threat of a chemical or nuclear attack is now more real

Dandelion Salad, 25 March 2009

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http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2009/03/424149.html

British tabloid press: Britain is now harbouring a menacing enemy within

Indymedia UK, 13 March 2009

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Newspaper covers compiled by Can Ertür

Guardian, 10 April 2009
Guardian, 10 April 2009

Daily Telegraph, 10 April 2009
Daily Telegraph, 10 April 2009

Times, 10 April 2009
Times, 10 April 2009

Daily Mail, 10 April 2009
Daily Mail, 10 April 2009

Daily Mirror, 10 April 2009
Daily Mirror, 10 April 2009

Daily Star, 9 April 2009
Daily Star, 9 April 2009

Sun, 11 April 2009
Sun, 12 April 2009

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Updated

posted by Hildy Johnson

Police State UK for Pakistani students

It has been reported that the 12 terror suspects detained without charge on suspicion of terrorism have been released. Yet this is a strange use of the word since they have now been transferred into the custody of the UK Borders Agency to await deportation.

The reason for the threat of deportation is that this is what the Police (supported by Jackie Smith) and the UK Borders Agency want. The only check on this extraordinary executive power is the feeble Special Immigrations Appeal Tribunal.

Mohammed Ayub, a lawyer for three of the men, called for an independent inquiry into Operation Pathway and said their deportation orders would be challenged. “Our clients have no criminal history, they were here lawfully on student visas and all were pursuing their studies and working part-time,” he said. “They are neither extremists nor terrorists. Their arrest and detention has been a serious breach of their human rights. As a minimum they are entitled to an unreserved apology.”

With police claiming that the men pose a threat to national security despite no evidence of this being placed in the public domain, this is yet another example of the consequences of the expansion of police powers. How long will it be before we are ready to genuinely put UK police into the same category as that occupied by the Nazis.

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Updated

from the archives:

http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=viewArticle&code=DIX20061004&articleId=3378

Britain: The mysterious case of the disappearing ‘terror’ plots

by Norm Dixon, Green Left Weekly, 13 September 2006

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