WikiLeak cables show the Conservatives have been lobbied hard by Neo-Con Republicans in Washington as early as 2008 over how Britain should interact with it’s Muslim Pakistani population.
David Cameron was told that 60,000 individuals travel to Pakistan from the UK each year and that this has implications for the UK’s own significant domestic ‘terror threat’.
The US was promised before the British general election last May that a Conservative government could be tougher on Pakistan as the Tories claimed to be less dependent than Labour on domestic votes from people with Pakistani connections.
“Cameron noted that most of the approximately 1 million UK citizens of Pakistani origin (mostly Punjabis and Kashmiris) living in the UK were not pro-Taliban but had been radicalised by the Iraq war and were militant over Kashmir. The Conservative party leader agreed that HMG ‘must get UK-Pakistan relations right’ and stressed the Conservatives’ commitment to this goal should they assume power.”
Cameron went on to criticise Labour’s dealing with groups such as Hizb-ut-Tahrir and the Muslim Council of Britain.
“On the radicalisation of British Pakistanis, Cameron said the UK had ‘gotten it wrong domestically’
He argued that PM [Gordon] Brown’s policy had been too willing to engage with radicalised but non-violent Muslim groups
‘We let in some crazies, and didn’t wake up soon enough.’
What is crazy is that a Neo-Con Republican opposition, desperate to continue the murderous works of the Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld regime is effectively telling our government to jump, and our government’s response is “how high?”
Pakistan has taken the biggest losses in the so called global war of terror, a fact which is conveniently ignored whenever a finger needs to be pointed at someone to shoulder the blame for the failings of the American inspired adventure.