He worked in a profession where you can very quickly move from an asset to a liability, writes Craig Murray.
We should never forget that all human deaths are tragedies. No human is perfect and none is completely evil. Even the most wretched, sniveling excuse of a human being you can possibly imagine – say Ian Austin – has known a mother’s love. James Le Mesurier, a backer of the White Helmets, leaves a wife and children who will be mourning. We should not forget that.
Unfortunately, he worked in a profession where you can very quickly move from an asset to a liability. Le Mesurier’s usefulness to Western security services, Israel and their Gulf allies came to an end when the jihadist head choppers to whom Le Mesurier had been providing logistic support and invaluable propaganda, lost their last secure footing in Syria.
That the White Helmets worked hand-in-glove with the extreme jihadists, and moved out wherever they moved out, is beyond dispute as a matter of fact, whatever the state of denial of the mainstream media. That there is now nowhere in Syria that people can go around executing Christians with impunity, and simultaneously now nowhere that the White Helmets can operate, is not the coincidence the mainstream media affect to believe. Some of them possibly do believe it. As a wise man once observed, it is amazing what people can believe when their job depends on it.
Having stopped being useful, Le Mesurier became much more of a liability after Turkey took over further control of former jihadist-controlled areas in Northern Syria.
The chances of Turkey obtaining both documentary and first-person testamentary evidence of the relationship between the White Helmets, the jihadists and Western and allied intelligence services increased substantially. That ratcheted up his potential liability to his former employers. This resulted in his death. Whether he was killed or took his own life from the resultant stress, I have no information at present.
Craig Murray is an author, broadcaster and human rights activist. He was British ambassador to Uzbekistan from August 2002 to October 2004 and rector of the University of Dundee from 2007 to 2010.
This article is from CraigMurray.org.uk.
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