Brit Who Fought AGAINST ISIS In Syria & Iraq Charged With Terrorism Offence

Reece Coombes

As a 16-year-old member of UKIP with a cardboard Nigel Farage cut-out in his bedroom, Reece is hardly your bog-standard student, but he cherishes his independent thinking as his greatest strength. Reece is the founder and owner of Kipper Central, a UKIP community blog with thousands of daily hits and is also the Deputy Chairman of Young Independence, UKIP's youth wing, where he works hard to promote Brexit and radical thinking to young people across Britain.

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4 Responses

  1. Pamela Preedy says:

    An utter disgrace. This calls for crowdfunding for his defence.

  2. Jim Stanley says:

    This is a tricky one, and needs the law to be made clear, I know a number of ex army people who served in Afganistan before leaving the Army, then returned as Military Contractors, working for a security company. They were there in support of the Afgan authorities, and to be fair were well paid. I see little difference to this gentleman, who decided to join the fight against ISIS, but not as part of an approved organisation,, but as an individual, so what is his status. I suppose in Law he could be seen as a mercenary, whatever the Laws are concerning them. Certainly his cause was pure, but do I detect a case of,,”you did not do it our way so you pay” from HMG. We must ,however, take care, this gentleman is, most likely exactly what he says he is, but, there are no controls on independent military contractors, and for all we know he could have homicidal tendencies or worse. He has fallen into an international hole, where his status is unknown, that is what I think this case is about, rather than the woolly charge of being near a terrorist camp, on that basis, the neighbours of the perpetrators of any outrage could face charges for the same thing, a cup of suger over the garden fence seen as “Giving aid to a terrorist”. Putting this guy on trial is not the answer, sort the Law first, and if he has trsnsgresed when he went, then charge him , but do not change the Law and then charge him with an offence that did not exist when he was overseas, that is what the EU way, not the British way of fair play. Personally, I take my hat off to him and all the others who return to fight the terrorists who do so much harm. As a society, we employ soldiers to do the violent jobs unacceptable to most, on thisoccasion, and with others, this man has gone outside the system to right a wrong, and while there was no official sanction, he was still fighting for our freedom. ISIS has, so far, been restricted in their outrages, I do not say that using vans to kill is not terrible, of course it us, but we have not had a Jihada John decspitating people here, although if antics like that were to come to our shores our Inteligence services and the SAS would sort them out in short order. This gentleman has gone outside the established command structure, and possibly is acting against government policy, but has he broken any UK Laws, is he being extradited to face charges, or is our government trying to stop the ultimate expression of free speech and thought, the right to try and right a wrong, protect the vulnerable, and take up arms to defend the Faith, 200 years ago, the man would have bern a hero in the traditional sense. Is he a criminal? I think his only crime was to wave a Churchillian gesture to the namby pamby politically correct government that cannot understand a simple instruction from the people, who could not allow an honourable man to risk his life in the defense of others, without asking first, what crap! This Nations greatest her is have been rebels, Nelsons blind eye, a game if bowls on Plymouth Hoe, or how would this lot react to Churchill, who on hearing the bombing of London, did not go to a shelter under ground, no he went to the roof of the Admiralty Building, his body guard carrying 2 guns at all time,, his own and a Colt 1911, the iconic Automatic, if those bombs were paratroops instead WSC was going to take some with him. No do not charge this man, if you cannot praise him, let his story slide into the oblivion of lesser known historical facts, where eventually it will be found, and a judgement made.

  3. forthurst says:

    James Matthews has acted foolishly because almost certainly he would not have had a clear view of the complex situation in Syria/Iraq which has been deliberately misrepresented by the MSM such that most people would not realise who were the goodies and baddies from the neocon perspective which drives Western policy. In truth the West has only been pretending to fight against ISIS who were actually doing the West’s work by overthrowing the elected government of Syria by force. No doubt James has still not fathomed why returning ISIS terrorists have been rewarded with Council House s in much the same way as retiring Roman legionaries were given a grand of land.

  4. MIKE MAUNDER says:

    I think such guys are brave or probably of unsound mind, either way they are something of a nuisance to regular forces in the area. Remember six ex British Army guys, who under the pay from USA, gave their support against the pirates in the Indian Ocean. – The result was years of imprisonment in India, probably due to their paperwork not being in order. It took a private petition for their release !
    This problem is now visited upon us, with guys that were not content to leave ISIS to be taken on by our Government’s forces. They went ahead in their own way, and engaged the ISIS forces. This is not a good idea, as our own forces did not know of their presence, and they ran the risk of being killed by British or allied forces, as well as enemy forces, which shows the foolishness of their actions.
    So, what to do with them. – I would suggest that by common sense, as well as the Law, that this item would be correctly dealt with by doing nothing. If you then take into account the fact of some British going to fight on the side of ISIS, but allowed back into this country without charge, then to take action against these guys would be stupid !

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