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British Muslims Help Taliban With IEDs

From the UK’s Telegraph:

British Muslims ‘providing Taliban with electronic devices for roadside bombs’

By Con Coughlin in Helmand
21 Feb 2009

The devices, which enable Taliban fighters to detonate roadside bombs by remote control, are either sent to sympathizers in the region, or carried by volunteers who fly to Pakistan and then make their way across the border.

Details of how British electronic components have been found in roadside bombs were given to David Miliband, the Foreign Secretary, when he visited British troops at their military compound at Lashkagar, in Helmand province, earlier this week.

In a briefing on British operations in southern Afghanistan by Brigadier Gordon Messenger, the Royal Marine commander of the British battlegroup, Mr Miliband was shown examples of the crude, home-made devices that are being used in attacks against British patrols.

They included mobile phones filled with explosives, which could kill or seriously injure British soldiers patrolling on foot, and more sophisticated devices that can be used against military vehicles.

Explosives experts who have examined the devices say they have found British-made electronic components that enable Taliban insurgents to detonate their home-made, road-side bombs by remote control.

The electronic devices smuggled into Afghanistan from Britain range from basic remote control units that are normally used to fly model airplanes to more advanced components that enable insurgents to conduct attacks from up to a mile away from British patrols.

"We have found electronic components in devices used to target British troops that originally come from Britain," a British explosives officer told Mr Miliband during a detailed briefing on the type of improvised explosive device (IED) used against British forces.

When asked how the components had reached Afghanistan, the officer explained that they had either been sent from Britain, or physically brought to Afghanistan by British Muslims who had flown over.

The disclosure is the latest in a string of suggestions from British commanders about the connections between British Muslims and violence in Afghanistan.

In August, Brigadier Ed Butler, the former commander of UK forces in Afghanistan, told the Telegraph that there are "British passport holders" in the Taliban ranks. Other officers believe their soldiers have killed British Muslims fighting alongside the Taliban.

And last year, it was revealed that RAF Nimrod surveillance planes monitoring Taliban radio signals in Afghanistan had heard militants speaking with Yorkshire and Midlands accents…

Isn’t diversity grand?

This article was posted by Steve on Saturday, February 21st, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

8 Responses to “British Muslims Help Taliban With IEDs”

  1. jrmcdonald says:

    There is no peace with these people. Deport them. Deny them entry. Do not give aid or shelter.

  2. MinnesotaRush says:

    Hardly shocking .. and .. they are amongst us as well ….

  3. Liberals Demise says:

    Why should the Limeys’ give a Hot Damn about their crap in IEDs in the war zone? Just so long as the peaceful and loving Mooselimbs don’t plant them in the UK, what?

  4. Weasel says:

    I have a lot of respect for the British soldiers, sailors and airmen. When allowed to, they do a good job. But their leadership, both civilian and military stinks. And the average person in the UK isn’t much better since they put up with this and elect these idiots over and over again. If the trend in the US continues, we are heading down the same path.

  5. 12 Gauge Rage says:

    Time for the U.K. to start profiling a certain segment of their society. Assuming of course that they have the courage to do so.

  6. Confucius says:

    How thoughtful. England exports IED parts to the Muslim world who in turn exports Sharia law to England.

    • Liberals Demise says:

      Wiping each others’ butts with the samey same hand.
      I wonder if they smell each others’ ass like dogs do?

  7. canary says:

    this new sect is called ohproudobritonitowitos. It’s mind blowing if you even try and keep up with the politics, militants, religions, sects, armys, in the Middle East that multiply and divide. Chaos in the world too.

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