Margaret Kimberley: UK: Soldier Killing Suspect Approached by MI5 to Become Informer.
Two British Nigerians frightened the great former colonial empire to death by nearly beheading a soldier, in London. Yet British and other western politicians have far more blood on their hands than the young Africans. This killing was no more awful than those committed by the military from the US or other NATO nations. If terrorism can be defined as the wanton killing of innocent people, then there are many terrorists around the globe. Most of those terrorists are not members of al-Qaeda, al-Shahab, or other organizations whose names the corporate media repeat ad nauseam. Neither are they the often decried homegrown, lone wolves, or free lancers. Instead they are otherwise respected presidents, prime ministers and cabinet secretaries, who serve the governments in the so-called civilized nations of the world. The killing and maiming they are responsible for is swept under the rug, known only to those who survive their acts of aggression. It is important to keep these facts in mind, after the killing of a British soldier near his barracks in Woolwich, London.Lee Rigby was first run over by a car, and then hacked to death by two men who immediately took responsibility for the killing. Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale calmly spoke to witnesses who recorded them blood soaked and armed with knives and meat cleavers. The howls of outrage spread from the UK to the US. The deed was called depraved, sick, disgusting, savage, horrifying, etc. Those adjectives are in fact correct, but this killing was no more awful than those committed by the military from the US or other NATO nations. Lee Rigby was decapitated in Woolwich, but bombs and bullets decapitate. Babies in Fallujah, Iraq are born without heads, because of the lingering effects of depleted uranium. In Gaza, the Israelis terrorize a civilian population with impunity, killing men, women and children, sometimes killing entire families who are defenseless. In the now famous Collateral Murder video revealed by Wikileaks, American troops can be seen running over an Iraqi they had just shot to death. The soldiers killed eight people in total, two of whom were journalist. They also shot two children and killed their father. Former American soldier Ethan McCord, tells the story of what he witnessed that day: One guy's head was off, the top of his head was completely off, and his brains were on the ground, and the smell still haunts me every day. I don't know how to describe it. Rigby faced the same fate as the men killed by American troops. He was no more deserving of such fate, but his death is not any worse!