In early February of this year,
a six-man squad of British mercenaries were caught red-handed
in the midst of preparing an attempt to assassinate the top leadership of the Eritrean government
in the port city of Massawa on the Red Sea.
[ Not very sporting ]
Of the six,
four were apprehended and two managed to escape,
abandoning their mates while blazing out of Massawa Bay into the Red Sea
in an inflatable speedboat,
never to be seen again by Eritrean eyes.
A search of the vessel they arrived on uncovered a cache of tools of the assassins’ trade.
Included was a small arsenal of automatic weapons,
a sophisticated satellite communications system,
state of the art electronic target range finders,
several sniper rifles.
All of those arrested have since been confirmed as employees of a British “security” firm
[ read : British ‘mercenary’ firm ]
akin to the notorious US company Blackwater/Xe.
At least two of the four are former British Special Forces.
As in the case of Richard Davis, the CIA killer caught in the act in Pakistan,
the British Foreign Office has been claiming Vienna Convention protections for these gun thugs
– all but confirming their being on an official mission for the British Government.