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Alastair Sloan

IS attacked Britain – and nobody noticed

Posted on Mar 6, 2017 in Middle East Eye

Ask most people in the United Kingdom today whether Islamic State (IS) had successfully attacked the country and they will almost certainly reply “no”. They will point to attacks in France or Belgium or Germany, but they will say that Britain has so far escaped without violence. This assumption is dangerous and wrong. IS attacked Britain 12 …

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EU plans to combat trafficking ‘moronic and delusional’ say government advisers

Posted on Apr 25, 2015 in Newsweek

Government advisers and a former ambassador to Libya have struck out at European Union plans to deploy military force against Mediterranean people traffickers, with one calling the plan “moronic and delusional.” An independent evaluation document, seen by Newsweek and understood to have been circulated amongst European Union officials and military planners, also warns the planned expedition …

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