SOURCE: MATT AGORIST

 According to a security source, the FBI told MI5 that Abedi was part of a North African Islamic State cell plotting to strike a political target in the UK. MI5 even claimed to ‘investigate’ it, but did not act, paving the way for the Manchester bombing.

 

Manchester, UK — The massive Western police state, that is seemingly expanding at an exponential rate, is there to protect us — or so we are told. However, all the spying, phone call intercepts, spied on emails, facial scanners, CCTV cameras, and loss of freedoms did not stop Salman Abedi from murdering innocent people by detonating a bomb inside the Manchester Arena. What’s more, as we are now finding out, British intelligence was warned ahead of time that Abedi was plotting a terror attack in the UK — and they did absolutely nothing to stop it.

Several months before this terrorist blew himself up at the Ariana Grande concert, FBI agents are said to have to have informed British officials that the 22-year-old was part of a North African Islamic State cell based in the north west of England that was plotting an attack in the UK, according to a report in the Daily Mail.

The United States placed Abedi on a terror watchlist in 2016 after he came to the attention of intelligence agencies investigating terrorist groups operating out of Libya.

“In early 2017 the FBI told MI5 that Abedi belonged to a North African terror gang based in Manchester, which was looking for a political target in this country,” a security source told The Mail.

“The information came from the interception of his communications by US federal agents, who had been investigating Abedi since the middle of 2016, and from information unearthed in Libya, where his family was linked to terrorist groups.

“Following this US tip-off, Abedi and other members of the gang were scrutinised by MI5. It was thought at the time that Abedi was planning to assassinate a political figure.

“But nothing came of this investigation and, tragically, he slipped down the pecking order of targets.”

Naturally, authorities are claiming that the sheer volume of threats they monitor allowed for Abedi to slip through the cracks.

While that single excuse may work for this one warning, it does not excuse the multiple other warnings UK officials received about Abedi.

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