Those who intend to fund jihadist attacks would find all too many willing mujahedin already on British soil, and all too many of a Tiny Minority of Extremists who would celebrate a successful attack. “Libyan expats plot revenge terror attacks on UK streets over Gaddafi bombing raids,” by Tom Kelly, Tim Shipman, and Ian Drury for the Daily Mail, March 24:
MI5 has warned that Libyan expats are plotting terrorist attacks in Britain in revenge for bombing raids on Colonel Gaddafi’s regime.
The threat was exposed after intelligence officers monitored hundreds of conversations between Libyans in the UK who have “˜maintained connections with Tripoli”.
It raises the spectre of a new atrocity such as the 1988 Lockerbie bombing which was ordered by Gaddafi after U.S. air raids on his palace, launched from air bases in Britain in 1986.
MI5 sent a dossier to its allies on Friday just hours before the first bombs were dropped on Libya. It warns that Islamic extremists could be bankrolled as terrorists by wealthy and respected Libyan businessmen living in the UK.
One suspected plotter was overheard saying: “˜Wherever we are, we”ll do it. We have to fight. We must be dedicated to give support.”….