The Manchester Bombing as Blowback: The Latest Evidence — Mark Curtis and Nafeez Ahmed | Information Clearing House

Taking Sides

The Manchester Bombing as Blowback: The Latest Evidence

By Mark Curtis and Nafeez Ahmed

Introduction

June 03, 2017 “Information Clearing House” –  The evidence suggests that the barbaric Manchester bombing, which killed 22 innocent people on May 22nd, is a case of blowback on British citizens arising at least partly from the overt and covert actions of British governments. The British state therefore has a serious case to answer. We focus primarily here on UK policies towards Libya but also touch on some of those related to Iraq and Syria.

Summary

In summary, the evidence so far shows that there are six inter-related aspects of blowback:

  1. Salman Abedi and his father were members of a Libyan dissident group – the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG) – covertly supported by the UK to assassinate Qadafi in 1996. At this time, the LIFG was an affiliate of Osama…

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