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Citing his position as a member of the military’s Joint Special Operations Command in우리카지노 the US, which coordinates raids and raids on al-Qaida and Taliban targets in Afghanistan, the defence minister told parliament: “For a number of months, there was a pattern that was emerging that we needed to understand in order to provide the intelligence to make that happen.
“I have to acknowledge what is a difficult question, but what the enemy and our intelligence services, when they are working against you and their efforts are focused on yougospelhitzr military commanders, if they see a young, articulate young guy running around their base with a weapon or something, well, you have to take care and look at him and see what he’s done, as far as you’re concerned,” the minister said. “I don’t know if we did it as a general principle, but for me, that’s probably not an acceptable answer, in my view, from the standpoint of public safety, which is exactly what this is.”
Asked if the US administration was aware of this, he said: “I don’t know if we were aware. I don’t think we’ve ever looked into it.”
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He continued: “I don’t think it would be a good idea for us to send guys like that out with binoculars to check out whether or not we could get these things. It’s an act of war, in my view.”
Responding to accusations that the UK was supporting al-Qaida militants, he said: “Yes, it is a problem. I think the general rule of that is that we do not support anyone on a military level who is going to carry out military operations. But in terms of supporting a political party, I don’t think that’s where we think that should be engaged.”
He did not say whether he thought the US had authorised the operation, but he said it is up to the intelligence services to decide whether such a mission was necessary and that there was no evidence to suggest this was.
In an address to the House of Commons, he said he had asked his special adviser, the former MI6 head Sir Malcolm Rifkind, to establish that they understood the risk involved in carrying out this operation in Afghanistan.
He said he wanted those responsible to be held to account for any violations the
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