Anthony Malone: The Rogue Warrior
The Back Story in full:
“I think that tree roots cannot grow in ash”.
Stetkiewicz Wojciech, guide at Auschwitz concentration camp.
Killing is not the answer to any problem.
Highlights of the back story, (Part one) Anthony Malone, Saving British, American, Canadian and ISAF Soldiers Lives and Locating Osama Bin Laden
The original files, source reports, data, photographs, Al-Qa‘eda note books, legal documents, senior former British military officers and team members, can confirm the below facts, events and taskings. Names have been changed due to security and on-going operations. Legal statements have been taken and are now evidence to support the following report.
Afghanistan January 2008
Satellite phone call placed and received from UK Special Forces liaison officer “T”, special forces desk, Bagram air base, I proceeded, update given ref: “AL-Q”, AL-Qa’eda, SAMs ‘surface to air missiles’ movements into Afghanistan, and up-dated data of the new IED factory’s in Iran, ’K’, that are making and supplying the new generation of road side bombs to insurgents in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan and Pakistan, update included the details of the new specialised remote control explosive shaped charges on route to Helmand to be used against British, American and Canadian troops. Updates on the silenced M4, 5.56mm American assault rifles with sniper scope, ‘250 units‘, now in Al-Q hands…..!
This shipment had been lost by the American military while in transit in Pakistan. The CIA had been unsuccessfully trying to retrieve these weapons. The Elite network had successfully traced and located, photographed and recorded the weapons serial numbers and had authenticated these with the manufacturer. My retrieval of all weapons was stopped due to high level politics…! Al-Qa’eda now also have many Barret M82A1, 50 heavy sniper rifles….. Being used in Syria and Afghanistan.
Other stolen specialised American military equipment was also traced and samples obtained, Including HVG’s ‘night vision goggles’, generation 4 thermal imagery with M4 top mount, armoured piercing ammunition, ‘wolf’ and body armour with ‘AP’ armoured piercing plates, all in units of 100+. These sniper weapons were used by Al-Qa’eda and Taliban foreign fighters with fatal consequences against British and American soldiers in Helmand ‘Margah 2010’. Confirmed by Al-Q commander ‘Saladin‘. Stolen American military equipment in large quantities is equipping Al-Q, Taliban throughout the region. Found on dead Al-Q foreign fighters in Helmand. The scale of this problem is precarious. Satellite communication equipment, weapons, American, Afghan, British and American military uniforms, used by Al-Q and Taliban in green on blue attacks against British Soldiers’ specialist armoured vehicles….!
An update was agreed for 10:00hrs the next day when I arrived at the American FOB ‘forward operating base’ Toukoum, Afghan/Pakistan border. British and American Special Forces were constantly up-dated and involved with all projects and tasking from the start, since 2002 I had helped and received tasking from Special Forces, SOCA and UK and US intelligence agencies. Afghan tasking was also received from COS, Chief of Staff (E), COS Chief of station ‘N’, and senior US and British military personnel, including SAS, A & B, Blades team commanders…!
I was informed by COS that he had been informed that my status was grade A source, and my Cyprus, F3 classification, given to me by senior British military intelligence 2006 still stood. COS, Chief of staff, an exceptional and very experienced operator, SAS Major, briefed me on two of the Al-Qa’eda HVT’s I had tracked across the Middle-East. COS had independently with his own sources confirmed my Hum-int, video footage and the locations, Kandahar, Kuna, Afghanistan. COS informed me that SAS A & B teams were in place at KAF, ‘Kandahar air field’…!
The green light had been given to target/capture the HVT’s. Quote “there are air assists on standby on the runway at Bagram air base, ready to go”. This took the form of AC130 Spector gunships and AH64 apache helicopters. Real-time intelligence came in with the exact location of the HVT…!
This was confirmed by both COS, and Elite hum-int. High level politics then got involved between the British and American governments. Within hours the HVT’s had been ‘tipped off’, our tasking cancelled and the COS, Chief of staff and members of his team transferred out of Afghanistan…!
This was the first of many times that high level politics would come before saving lives…! Why let top terrorist commanders go free that are on the terrorists most wanted list…!
The names of the two HVT’s were Mullah Omar and Gulbubbin Hekmatyar…!
This was also confirmed by British and American military intelligence. Planning and operational briefs and meetings had also taken place within the Kabul villa and at Bagram air base, with senior military officers, including General Rodairgus aid and senior American military colonels. January 2008, files were copied and given to my International Operational Manager Trevor, a former NCO in the British Army. I re-deployed him to the UK with the files. The original files were moved to a secure location in Europe…! A Copy of files were given to MOD London and David Cameron PM (British Prime Minister), also the director of MI5 (Delivery confirmed).
These files contained sensitive material on HVT’s (high value targets) and suicide bombers, including names, photographs, locations, bank data and phone numbers. Also the location of Al-Qa’eda training camps, GPS locations throughout the Middle-East and Europe, with IRA connections and Al-Q operatives trained in western Pakistan and East/West Africa, on route to the UK via the EU, Turkey and Cyprus…! - Also photographs of an Al-Q commanders note/phone book (80+ names and numbers of Al-Q terrorists in several countries)…….
Within days all files were hand delivered in meetings with SO19 and the British counter terrorist police in London, MI5 and MI6. Several arrests followed in the UK and London, and attacks on the capital of the UK stopped. UK SF, COS also confirmed that air strikes had destroyed four terrorist training camps across the Middle-East, including Pakistan, my source reports GPS locations and human intelligence had proved to be impeccable. Message passed down from the UK “job well done”…!
Al-Q targets in the UK had been designated as Buckingham Palace, children’s schools, shopping malls, hotels, night clubs, public transport and airports. UK cities targeted include London, Manchester, Birmingham and Glasgow.
Several other highly sensitive files/reports were also handed over; these included full M/O (Motus Operandi) of Al-Qa’eda narcotics operations, networks, safe houses, routes from Afghanistan, Kandahar, to Lebanon, east/west Africa, America, Europe and the UK…! I doubled up and also gave a copy of the highly detailed report of the planned Al’Q attack on Buckingham Palace, to Troy, a trusted colleague and also a former member of the Parachute Regiment, to pass on to British ‘SOCA’ and MI6. I wanted to stop the attack on Buckingham Palace at all cost. I am a royalist, and a planned Al-Q attack on the British Royal Family I found deeply offensive……
The Al-Qa’Eda route in reverse was also used to transport HVT’s and IED’s, Iranian factory made shape chargers and F/F, foreign fighters, including specialised trained military snipers into Iraq, Afghanistan, ‘Helmand’ and Pakistan. The handover of this data resulted in British lives being saved, both in Afghanistan and the UK, and a major source of Al-Q funding and money laundering (M/L) being closed down and Al-Q attack operations stopped and disrupted. Myself and the Elite Hum-int network were responsible for this action…!
The international network of Elite, the company set up by myself to run specialised security training courses in the Middle-East and Afghanistan was the conjugate by which information hum-int (human intelligence) was filtered back to the British/American Intelligence services, including CIA, NSA, Task Force 7, 11, 20, 121, 323, ‘626 (Task Force Black) and the British military special forces, SAS/SBS and SOCA, MI6, MI5, COS…!
This at a later date was to become a life line for British and American troops operating in Afghanistan and Helmand, against the threat of IED’s (Improvised explosive devices), including factory made IED’s from Pakistan and Iran, and the growing threat by Al-Q, re-badged as the Pakistan Taliban on Europe, UK mainland and America and Al-Qa’eda future plans to take western hostages within Afghanistan, Pakistan, Africa, Europe and the UK, including Al-Q plans to kidnap ‘off duty UK/US military service personnel, Dubai, UAE, Cyprus.
Under my command, the Elite network received official tasking’s ‘2007 - 2010’, while I was located within Pul-I-Chaki prison. Several highly detailed, comprehensive source reports were compiled by myself, and covertly handed over to CSSP, ISAF forces/agencies, ‘RSO’, American regional security officer ‘G’. The RSO is on a par with American Ambassador Afghanistan. The RSO also briefs Washington and international intelligence agencies daily…!
My comprehensive source reports included Al-Qa’eda profiling, tactics, planned attacks, data and timings of IED, suicide bomb attacks across Afghanistan, including Helmand. Al-Q management structure, including tactical and strategic planning, and several other sensitive topics, including locations of HVT’s in Pakistan…….. Abbottabad…… I was also given, by senior American Hum-int ‘handler’, ‘J‘, the RSO’s personal phone number to relay direct information of expected ‘time sensitive’ terrorist attacks, within the Cent-com, Afri-com, ‘AO, ‘area of operations. This resulted, in reports, in the disrupting and stopping in excess of over 100 attacks on friendly forces and soft targets by terrorist, ‘Al-Q and Pakistan Taliban’, both in Afghanistan and internationally, including the UK and the US…!
A comprehensive report was given by myself while I was in Pul-I Charki prison (one of 30+ reports in A4) Handed to CSSP American prison mentors, for American military intelligence, this report was passed on to ‘J’ Hum-int unit at the American Embassy, Kabul. My detailed report included the location of HVT’s, Al-Q leaders living in Pakistan. 2010 Abbottabad, Osama Bin Laden and his second in command, were detailed in the report, including location of house/villa/compound. Details of this report and details of ‘Index List’, the HVT ‘UBL’ location, Abbottabad, Pakistan (compound) were lodged with an international solicitor in 2010, Kim Motley, American lawyer working in Afghanistan confirmed by a witness, one year before the death of ‘UBL’ Osama Bin Laden…..Kim Motley also works as a legal aid to the British Ambassador Kabul - FCO and continues to be an official witness in my legal cases.
Many British, American and Canadian soldiers and civilian lives were saved by the actions of myself and the Elite hum-int network. Against overwhelming odds I and the network were to continue for the next 3 years…!
Nobody could have anticipated where this would lead me; my principles, resolve and strong beliefs would lead me into hell and back…!
Into the very heart of Al-Qa’eda international operations and leadership…!
Nobody expected me to walk out alive from Pul-I-chaki prison, I hate to disappoint the British FCO/BEK. One of the world’s most notorious and dangerous, maximum security prisons. My aim, stop Al-Q, Taliban attacks and save British soldiers lives. No westerner had ever been close to, or had access to Al-Qa’eda Leadership, under the full knowledge and top cover of American intelligence, I was about to become part of Al- Q…..
This was a one in a million opportunity, to take some good out of a very dark and dangerous situation. I hope my actions defined me, I knew that Al-Qa’eda would catch me out at some point and kill/behead me, the only question was how many terrorist attacks could I stop, how many British and American lives could I save….?
I also experienced the betrayal of people close to myself, who had floored character and no principles or loyalty, and who were only focused on personal gain and their careers, regardless of the consequences. These people showed their true colours. My belief system would also be tested to breaking point and beyond, I would question who I was and what I had been taught over the years, the very fabric of my being and soul. Only my training, tradecraft and principles and two close friends, ‘Bear’ and ‘Pegasus’s loyal support would guide me through the dark, unprecedented journey that was about to start…!
The words ‘hope’ or ’esperance’ would become very important in my life, and my oath of allegiance to ‘Queen and country’ would become the cornerstone of my belief system. You can take the man out of Britain, but you cannot take Britain out of the man, ‘Proud to be British’! General Petraeus, ‘Cent-com’, American central command and former head of the Americal CIA, once told me in Iraq, ‘A few good men can make a difference’…!
I would remember his words as I stood at location ground zero, New York, the site of the September 11 terror attacks, and also as I stood among blood and body parts in a house in northern Iraq, surrounded by the mutilated bodies of women and young children, executed three days earlier by terrorists. I made a promise to myself and my country, that I would stop terrorists, Al-Qa’eda, Taliban attacks on the UK and America if I ever could. I had no idea where this promise would lead me…!
‘It was a promise kept’…!
Afghanistan 22nd January 2008, 09:00hrs
On route to the American FOB (forward operating base) at Toukoum, location Eastern Afghanistan, border area to Pakistan. Meeting set with US personnel at the FBO, ref: HVT’s and illegal SAM’s, on route to Afghanistan via Iran, and silenced weapons small arms being brought over from Pakistan, with help from the Pakistan ISI (Pakistan Inter-Service Intelligence). British Prime Minister David Cameron would at a later date highlight the fact that Pakistan ISI were covertly supporting and facilitating the Afghanistan Taliban…!
I also received proof of this fact from a top Al-Qa’eda commander (Saladin)…!
Example: Members of ISI facilitating suicide bombers into Afghanistan, targeting Indian and UK nationals in Afghanistan, ‘targeting guest houses in Kabul’…!
Pakistan ISI/ police, also releasing Al-Q Taliban prisoners in western Pakistan…!
While on route to my RV, travelling in a lone unmarked 4x4, with my two Afghan personnel, we approached a group of civilian cars and 4x4’s, situated along the main Jalalabad, Kabul road, Four Men, Afghan nationals in police uniforms stepped out and waved my 4x4 over, on slowing down, two 4x4’s pulled in front of me and one cut my escape route from behind. Within seconds, fifteen men in plain clothes surrounded my 4x4, all carrying AK47’s and PKM’s, all weapons pointing at me with safety catches off, I have always liked going up against good odds, this was a little one sided, I showed my hands on the dashboard. Within a split second I was dragged from the 4x4, a very thin black bag was placed over my head, I was handcuffed, then dragged and thrown onto the back floor of another 4x4…!
During my military training and later when I was teaching security personnel and operators, there are some key things to remember, they are, not to resist your enemy when you are completely outnumbered and out gunned, in a hostage kidnap situation be passive, even if you want to fight. ‘It’s hard to fight if you’re shot, and you cannot stay switched on if you’re knocked out with the butt of an AK47‘...!
When the odds are stacked against you, keep your head, stay alert, notice all your surroundings, numbers of men, weapons, 4x4, locations, direction of movement, pay attention to detail. First instinct, I had been snatched, kidnapped by Taliban, even with this thought, something did not seem to fit, I had spent many years operating against terrorists throughout the Middle-East, my gut instinct told me something was out of place. I later found out that I had been kidnapped by rouge NDS, Afghan intelligence services…!
I was taken to a location, Jalalabad, to a dis-used farm house interrogation centre, evident from blood stained chains fixed to the walls, metal cage, built into farmhouse courtyard, surrounded by bullet ridden high blood stained mud walls, with old razor wire and armed guards with AK47’s. I was then stripped searched, beaten and thrown into a cage…!
No sign of my Afghan staff. I later found out that both of them were working covertly for NDS. They had been threatened by NDS, to co-operate with them or be killed or sent to prison. This was the normal procedure with NDS, using scare and terror tactics on their own people. What is the difference between them and the Taliban; they both have a complete disregard for human life and human rights…!
My personal back-pack and equipment was also stripped and searched. Nothing untoward found. Luckily my personal combat equipment and new weapon ‘M203’ was waiting for me at the FBO. I managed to distract the Afghan guards while being searched and my second small emergency mobile phone and sim cards were not found, it was well hidden in the map lining of my jacket…!
After 30 minutes the guards and other personnel calmed down. I was able to, out of sight, crouch down and retrieve my small mobile phone, I sent a message to a contact, a British friend. The Panjshir mafia had planned and tried to plant illegal drugs/narcotics in her bags on route to the airport the weeks before, reported to the British Embassy…!
The Panjshir mafia makes a lot of money doing this, they then charge obscene amounts of money to get people released. ‘Legal kidnap for ransom’. This is made possible due to the in-action by the British Embassy, when this happens and is reported, the Embassy and SOCA chose to ignore the rampant corruption in the Afghan Ministry of Justice. I told my contact I had been snatched outside of Jalalabad, I instructed them to go to the British Embassy, find the SF officer ‘V’ and put a trace and locate my position, using my phone signal to triangulate. This was carried out within one hour. I had been reported kidnapped and my location confirmed…!
The British Military did confirm my location and discovered I had been kidnapped by a rough team of NDS, Afghan intelligence services. This had been organised by corrupt Afghan politicians, who were members of terrorist groups and known drug lords…!
This was later confirmed by American and British intelligence agencies. After the intervention of the British Embassy, NDS had no option but to bring me back to Kabul and hand me over to the police. I was forced to sign a letter waiver that stated that I had not been treated badly, I signed it as blood dripped onto the paper from a head wound received from the beating I received at the hands of the NDS/Taliban…!
Because I was British, the NDS/Taliban beatings were to get me to sign a confession that I was working for American intelligence. I did not sign anything, I politely said no…!
I was also told if I signed the paper I would be released, I was told by NDS that this had been a misunderstanding…!
This was the first of what to be known as an ‘Afghan truth’, It’s a fact that Afghans lie and are wildly corrupt…!
But because they pray five times a day they say and think this is alright, this is the mentality of some of these people…!
Remember there are good and bad people everywhere, ‘a thirteenth century broken country’ was what the British Defence Minister called Afghanistan…!
Several letters were given to British Embassy Kabul, detailing what had happened, and the facts. No action, investigation, or follow-up by the British Embassy Kabul…!
I have kept copies of all correspondence with the British Embassy and FCO London.
After being locked in a wet cold cell for several hours, I was frog marched into the chief of police office Kabul HQ. I saw the British Embassy armoured 4x4’s outside, my spirits lifted, at last the situation would be dealt with in a professional manner, boy did I get that wrong’. High level politics were now at play…!
A) No help from the British Embassy with regard to my Afghan case…!
B) ‘Quote’ from the embassy, they cannot get involved; they can only monitor the justice system. I reported the miscarriage of justice to FCO London, no follow up…!
C) False charges lodged against me by drug dealers, warlords and Panjshir mafia.
D) No evidence presented by Afghan Prosecutor, Prosecutor related to drugs dealer.
E) No investigation into my case or the miscarriage of justice, by Afghan Ministry of Justice, British Embassy Kabul, FCO London. Two years, eight months illegally detained in Max-security prison, Pul-I-Charki, Kabul, Afghanistan.
F) Prosecution witness statements taken, but no witnesses able to appear in court…!
G) My human rights violated on several occasions, by Afghan police, Ministry of Justice. Under the full knowledge of the British Embassy, Kabul, FCO London.
H) Afghan Ministry of justices’ complete disregard for the constitution of Afghanistan, article 32 and several other articles broken.
I) Judges and prosecutors demanding bribes from prisoners for their release…! Reported to the British Embassy, FCO London, no follow-up or action taken.
J) The political situation manipulated by people to keep me quiet and in prison.
K) Railroaded into prison with Al-Qa’eda and Taliban commanders…! The Panjshir Mafia also tried to have me killed several times while in prison in Kabul. They told Al-Q who I was…! This was confirmed by senior Al-Q commander, Saladin.
L) All the above happened under the full knowledge of the British Embassy and FCO London…! Several letters sent to Embassy and FCO London. No investigation…!
M) Official people in Afghanistan and UK were embarrassed by how successful I was at my work, and saving British lives…! I never let politics get in the way of saving British soldiers lives…! Or doing the right thing. ‘Principles’.
N) Money was never exchanged for any tasks I accepted from official British sources…! ’Principle and ethics’. Work was carried out for ’Queen and country’.
O) Even after the disgraceful treatment I received from the Afghan justice ministry, and the British Embassy, I still continued to save British lives unconditionally. The British Ambassador on 10th September 2008 sent myself Italian chocolate cookies on one of the few Embassy visits to the prison (Pul-I-Charki), with a personal message for myself ‘Anthony has done nothing wrong, when he is released he can hold his head up high’……
P) My principled work to save British soldiers lives in Afghanistan was a continuation of the official work and tasking I carried out in Iraq, Lebanon, Cyprus, Syria, Saudi Arabia, ’2002 - 2010’. This included source reports, lists of terrorists on route to the UK and EU, via safe houses in southern Cyprus, 2005 - 2007, and several other sensitive subjects. Including target packages sent to Washington for approval within 24 hours…. Sent via American Intelligence Officer J2, Basra, Iraq.
Q) British Prime Minister, David Cameron’s new government is a breath of fresh air, it is nice to see British troops in Afghanistan finally getting the support they deserve from the British government. ’Let us never forget, they are Britain’s best’. It is about time that politics and peoples political careers stopped coming before saving British soldiers lives…!
R) On my return/rendition from Afghanistan to Britain by the FCO/BEK, my highly detailed Afghan diary was confiscated by British Intelligence, (chain of custody legal documents confirm this, my diary also confirms what I have said in this report in great detail…..
Military action alone will not defeat Al-Qa’eda, Pakistan Taliban. Talking to them can open up a dialogue which will find common ground for all parties to move forward upon, saving countless British soldiers and civilian lives. After my time spent with senior Al-Qa’eda top management, commanders and regional commanders at Pul-i-charki, and my time spent, 12 years involved in the Middle-East, this is a real option. Remember the British government talked to the IRA and the Taliban…!
‘Let us never forget the IRA bombing of London’s Canary Wharf’, and the large number of brave soldiers who have lost their lives doing their job in Northern Ireland. The alternative is the ongoing nightmare, and the growing threat of terrorist attacks on the UK, Europe, America and across Africa.
The loss of even more British nationals and soldiers lives? Can we afford not to try and talk and bring them to the table. I am living proof that this is possible and is an option. Another important point is to look into who the British Government uses as their Afghan advisors/so called experts. ‘Do the Afghan born/UK nationals experts/so called Afghan advisors have their own agenda‘. Corruption on a government scale…!
This could be widely improved…! There is nothing worse than political corruption, Afghanistan, is it a failed state….!
To my supporters on Facebook, I hope this explains a little of what has been going on with my situation…!
Again, thank you for all your amazing support. Please forward this letter to people of interest. And a big thank you to my security team who have stood by my side through everything that has come our way. This whole situation has been character building, I have kept my dignity and principles at all times. My UK case is linked to my Afghan case, due to my ‘rendition’ from Afghanistan by the FCO/BEK. Please look past all the misinformation released to the press to try and discredit myself. My UK legal team, Karen Todner, with the support of my American legal team, Kimberley Motley, is now lodging an official appeal, abuse of power by the FCO/BEK…..
I know the back-story is interesting…!
The British FCO and British Embassy Kabul have lied and covered up repeatedly the fact that terrorist, Al-Qa’eda and Taliban attacks were and are still being planned and ordered by prisoners in Afghan prisons, mentored by the British Embassy, Kabul. These attacks have been going on for several years and have killed British, American and Canadian soldiers in Afghanistan (IED attacks). The statements by Major Bill Shaw MBE and Phil Young confirm the attacks…. These statements also confirm the cover-up of the truth by the British FCO/BEK.
British, American and Canadian (ISAF) soldiers have died due to the British Embassys cover-up and their internal politics. It is my opinion that British, American and Canadian soldiers are not expendable…..
I am very disappointed by the way I have been treated by the British Embassy Kabul and FCO London. The truth will come out and people will be held accountable…..
In January 2012 the FCO admitted in a British court of law that I had been held in prison in Afghanistan illegally, under the full knowledge of the FCO/BEK…. I had spent 2½ years in hell, being ill-treated because of embassy politics…!
Patrick Mercer OBE MP (Former British Military Officer) after his own enquiries…..
Patrick Mercer OBE MP has written directly to the Foreign Secretary, William Hague MP, with copies of my notes, asking him to look again at my specific case and to report back to him with his departments position on the matter. William Hague’s response will be interesting…. Will the FCO cover-up continue or will the truth come out and international law be implemented….!
The names of other former British soldiers and members of the Commonwealth that have been ill-treated or tortured by Afghan Authorities, under the full knowledge of the British Embassy Kabul and British FCO London, over the past 10 years, include: Colin Berry, Bill Shaw, Anthony Malone and Phil Young, photographic evidence supports the above…..
‘The only thing required for evil to triumph, is for good men to do nothing’…!
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My best regards to everyone,