Wednesday, 17 August 2022

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MP avoiding real issue

Sir, — Once again John Howell MP is making yet another sabre-rattling, warmongering diatribe without any thought to the consequence of the actions he has voted in the Commons to support (Standard, September 26).

More forgivingly, he may not be in possession of the full facts.

As Robin Cook MP revealed shortly before his untimely death, al-Qaeda (and the now newly named/rebranded ISIL) were originally created by western intelligence to do their “dirty work” primarily against Russian influence in Afghanistan (to secure the vital oil pipeline from Siberia to the Caspian Sea) and then again to destabilise the Arab states in the Middle East (again in order to secure the oil reserves).

None of which has anything to do with a terrorist threat to the West.

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