The Sad Death of James Le Mesurier

He worked in a profession where you can very quickly move from an asset to a liability, writes Craig Murray. 

James Le Mesurier in 2015. (YouTube)

By 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.

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11 comments for “The Sad Death of James Le Mesurier

  1. Daniel
    November 18, 2019 at 23:37

    Beware that, when fighting monsters, you yourself do not become a monster… for when you gaze long into the abyss. The abyss gazes also into you.
    —Friedrich Nietzsche

    Murray understands this. The folks chiding him for his thoughtful reaction to a man’s death could do worse than spend a moment reflecting on its meaning.

  2. Yuri
    November 15, 2019 at 03:35

    I wonder what Mr Murray’s sentiments would be if one of his own immediate family were tortured or killed or both owing to the role of Le Mesurier.

  3. Evangelista
    November 14, 2019 at 21:39

    Wars are started with intents to win, and, consequently, with imagined ideal results and end-game circumstances and situations. When the erstwhile “Glorious Campaign” coms a-crop, the imagined rails-secure trajectory is de-tracked and, in consequence, the anticipated end is not only not achieved, but is blocked from the expansion it needed for room, even room to fail in, the result is a pressurized back-flow, a violent reflux with blow-back.

    So it is, primarily in Turkey, where the Western-NATO assault against Syria was primarily staged, where weapons and fighters and training facilities were primarily staged, that an untenable concentration of militarized and armed personnel exists today exerting pressure. With more pressure being added by the Syrian Arab Army forcing the remaining of the Turkey-staged non-Turk Takfiri-Jihadi warriors, who were supposed to disperse into Syria and “make room for themselves” there, back into Turkey.

    Turkey, of course, does not want the mess it agreed only to stage and help on, not to host, especially as frustrated and angry-guests in defeat. Turkey’s invasion of Kudistanic Syria was, of course, to displace Kurds from a border area that it might dump the remants from the Western-NATO Syrian-Assault Failure. Doing a swap with the U.S., to give a “Get Bahgdaddi” TV-episode “victory” to the success-starved American-Military-Machine in trade for being “allowed” to assault into Syrian Kurdistan was to this end, but is already showing to be a temporary solution. While Europe, with negative, and growing violent, reaction to refugee-from-war influxes certainly does not want to take ‘back’ sent ‘fighters’, let alone militarized takfiri-jihadis, who will provide excuse for even more violent native reactions.

    What Europe, the EU and Turkey are facing is a pending destructive explosion of a potential magnitued to make the current EU unrest and reaction seem no more than the sparkling of a bit of fuse.

    Of course James Le Mesurier, a backer of the invasion, and a prime mover in the oh-so, so-too-too-clever militarization of peace-preaching NGO-ism, whose clever efforts, along with those of he CIA, Soros et al and others have made all international philanthropic outreach efforts suspect and everywhere paranoia reaches to, unwanted, had reason to feel guilt and to be depressed. All the hatred and distrust that was to have been ‘cool strategy’ is now blowing back with vengeance, pressurizing to blow explosively out of Turkey, to spatter all over Europe (the Russians have been fire-walling against it, so they will be less, if not little, effected).

    While James Le Mesurier could jump out a window, neither he, nor any of his co-parties in expanding the spread of viciousness, distrust and incivility are, or will be, able to jump out of history. Not any more than the ‘Spanish’ have been able to jump out of the history attached to their ‘Inquisition’.

  4. Michael Niemi
    November 14, 2019 at 18:36

    Of course he committed suicide. Same as Jeffery Epstein.

  5. Brian Eggar
    November 14, 2019 at 16:41

    It is amazing how quickly the British Government laid on a plane to bring the body home back to the UK.

    Could this be either they wanted to rapidly find out what happened or maybe to bury the evidence?

  6. Jeff Harrison
    November 14, 2019 at 15:28

    One should not rejoice at the death of a person. Not rejoicing isn’t the same as wanting him back.

  7. Sam F
    November 14, 2019 at 12:59

    Perhaps a negotiating threat to sell the “relationship between the White Helmets, the jihadists and … intelligence services” rather than “what people can believe when their job depends on it” made that balcony untenable. Manipulators do not have overwhelming moral recriminations, would not likely be unaware of painless means of suicide, and such falls are the trademark of the CIA et al, likely anxious to send such a warning to potential whistleblowers.

  8. November 14, 2019 at 12:06

    There is nothing sad about the death of this man. He chose to do the great evil he did, probably because it pays so well. He knew from the very start who the White Helmets really were, a terrorist group, and he created them anyway. I am sad for the families of the thousands that died because he chose to do what he did.

  9. November 14, 2019 at 11:54

    to use an American phrase after they kill one of their millions of enemies ” The world is a better place without him.”

  10. Anon
    November 14, 2019 at 08:23

    Does look like a hit job. No worries, they will blame the Russians!

  11. padre
    November 14, 2019 at 07:32

    Somehow I can not share the authors feeling!His “work ” was to make as many orphans, and grieving parents as possible!I think his children are better of without him, since, I don’t think they saw him that much due to his “work”!As for his wife, he can join widows of Syria, so they can mourn together!

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