Britain is stepping up its role in Iraq beyond a humanitarian mission and the involvement is set to last months, Defence Minister Michael Fallon said in comments published Monday.
“This is not simply a humanitarian mission,” Fallon said in comments run in The Times newspaper.
“We and other countries in Europe are determined to help the government of Iraq combat this new and very extreme form of terrorism that ISIL (Islamic State) is promoting.”
Speaking to RAF pilots and other service personnel during a visit to an RAF base in Cyprus, the defence minister said: “there may well now be in the next few weeks and months other ways that we may need to help save life (and) protect people and we are going to need all of you again,” The Guardian daily reported.
A spokesman for the defence ministry confirmed the comments.
However, the spokesman noted that Fallon had spoken on Saturday, before the release of comments by Prime Minister David Cameron that appeared to back some degree of military support but ruled out “sending armies to fight or occupy”.
The Times reported that a small number of British soldiers briefly went into the Kurdish region of northern Iraq last week to prepare for a possible deployment of Chinook helicopters to save members of the Yazidi religious minority from a mountainside.
Six Tornado jets and a spy plane had begun flying beyond the Kurdish region to provide information on jihadists’ movements that could be used in planning Iraqi military attacks in a “development that brings Britain closer to a direct combat role,” the newspaper said.
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They Invented ISIS now they want to save us from them, who are they kidding:
ISIS Leader Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi Trained by Israeli Mossad, NSA Documents Reveal
ISIS “Caliph” Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in plain sight with US Senator John McCain (See Photo at source)
By Gulf Daily News Global Research, July 16, 2014
The former employee at US National Security Agency (NSA), Edward Snowden, has revealed that the British and American intelligence and the Mossad worked together to create the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).
Snowden said intelligence services of three countries created a terrorist organisation that is able to attract all extremists of the world to one place, using a strategy called “the hornet’s nest”.
NSA documents refer to recent implementation of the hornet’s nest to protect the Zionist entity by creating religious and Islamic slogans.
According to documents released by Snowden, “The only solution for the protection of the Jewish state “is to create an enemy near its borders”.
Leaks revealed that ISIS leader and cleric Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi took intensive military training for a whole year in the hands of Mossad, besides courses in theology and the art of speech.
US, UK Trained ISIS Leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi along with Mossad:
By Johnlee Varghese July 15, 2014 19:12 IST ibtimes.co.in
With the White House yet to give a full clarification on reports that the US trained ISIS recruits in 2012, another damning information has been leaked.
It has now emerged that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the terrorist group, was trained by Mossad, with the help of the US and the UK intelligence officials. The revelation was leaked by former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor and whistleblower Edward Snowden.
As per a report in Gulf Daily News, Snowden revealed that the US, the UK and Israel drew up a plan to protect the Zionist entity, by using a strategy called “the hornet’s nest”.
The strategy was to get all the terrorists together in one place under an Islamic slogan and engaging them in a war far from Israel.
In the documents leaked by Snowden, it claims that the ISIS was made for “the protection of the Jewish state”, and thereby keeping the enemies of Israel engaged.
Snowden’s leak also revealed that ISIS leader and cleric al-Baghdadi was given intensive military training for a whole year by Mossad, besides lessons on Islam and public speaking.
US Trained ISIS Jihadists?
Multiple reports have stated that the US played a key role in training the recruits, who later become ISIS jihadists, who are currently controlling large swathes of land in Syria and Iraq.
The WND had reported back in February 2012 that the US, along with Turkey and Jordan, was running a training base for Syrian rebels. And these trained rebels reportedly turned against the US later and went on to form the ISIS.
Thousands of rebels were trained in 2012 and 2013 in Jordon, German weekly Der Spiegel reported.
The report went on to note that the organizers of the training camps wore US Marine uniforms, and the recruits were trained in anti-tank weaponry.
MI5-6 funded terrorist al Qaeda to kill qadafi
Annie Machon on Snowden, Oxford Union Debate: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Q7iQZOSpv4A