Skip to comments.MI6 told agent it couldn’t kill al-Qaeda leader “because assassinations are a breach of British law”
Posted on 12/03/2012 10:31:40 PM PST by Olog-hai
An MI6 agent who managed to infiltrate al-Qaeda in a bid to kill one of its leaders was told by his British bosses they would not assassinate him because it could be against the law.
Terrorist Anwar al-Awlaki was encouraging attacks on the West and also recruiting young Muslims to carry them out, but despite being able to murder him, Morten Storm was blocked by London, it has emerged. Storm says he was told by his bosses in the UK: We do not involve ourselves in encouraging people to participate in jihad and we dont involve ourselves in killings abroad. Our objective is to gather intelligence. British secret services then cut Storm off completely when he approached the Americans instead, he has claimed.
A source told the Daily Telegraph that no spy can kill anyone without permission from the Foreign Secretary.
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If true, England is still infested by fops and stupids.
Was this under the Brown, Cameron or other government? Labor didn’t have the guts to kill a roach. Worthless marxist shits.
Someone look up the book by Jack McMasters (WW2) and you’ll read about Brits who knew what had to be done, and was.
So, is that 00* code a fairy tale?:) /s.
All they can do now is play patty cake.
Oh Noooooo. Who will do our wet-work now? Oh yeh, Obama can do it without restriction apparently.
He could have let the guy fall into a pit og pugi sticks or gave him a red back frog for his birthday.
Paging Mitch Rapp.
” British secret services then cut Storm off completely when he approached the Americans instead, he has claimed. “
Sh*t, we would have flown 10 drones and blasted the rag. I can’t entirely fault the dude as at least they are in the same boat and worse; we have fags in the military.
I guess England thinks it’s better for the enemy to come to them. Didn’t that happen once before?
That was ‘CI5’!.
You’re right. It’s been awhile. Great series. Thanks.
I am deeply suspicious of this story.
The man is a former criminal and biker, who did a bit of intel, not a real spy. And none too bright by the looks of it, as he has just put his face all over the world’s media.
This smacks more of a bitter man who wants some money and fame, and didnt get it.
And MI5/6 knew the target was behind ‘7/7’ and the idea that he was told the target wasnt a threat to the UK is simply unbelievable. I, a layman, knows that the target IS a threat to the West, just not the UK.
The Telegraph is right when it says the govt has to sanction a killing, and station chiefs cant kill willy-nilly, but the idea that MI6 doesnt kill is wrong.
As a (real) spy buff, who reads about current and recent operations, or what filters out into the media and books, MI6 has killed/helped kill in recent years and would again. MI6 probably, like the CIA, kills when it has to (which is sensible) and does spend its time intel gathering, but the idea that it cant kill is frankly nonsense.
Part of my childhood. I own quite a few Professionals memorabilia: annuals, t shirt etc. Collins would have made a great Bond.
And Shaw is a superb dramatic actor, and is superb in his current series ‘Inspector George Gently’ a crime drama set in the NE of England in the 60’s. It is one of the best shows on British TV, a proper drama that treats its audience as adults.