In this article lefty western mainstream writer Cockburn comes closest he has to admitting the british state is colluding with death squads in the Muslim world. The article also makes the correct point that the western mainstream basically airbrushed the massacre of nearly 200 people in Kobani/Ayn Arab out, and only focused on where europeans were targeted in lyons and in Sousse in Tunisia.
Although this is the closest Cockburn has come to admitting this collusion, he doesn't quite admit to it and still gives the 'West' a way out by saying it is the 'Wests' allies in the region that are supporting the death squads'.
My guess is that Cockburn knows very well about the british state collusion, but due to his career being embedded in western mainstream journalism, he cannot make that jump into investigating and reporting on this collusion as his career might be on the line if he does so.
Until now, still not one mainstream western journalist has done any serious work into brit collusion.
All the while the people who are the victims of this collusion in the Homelands and their supporters in the west, are very clear on this and have been campaigning and writing about this since at least early 2011 if not a lot earlier.
The relevant quote from the article:
"All this evades the obvious fact that “the war on terror”, declared with much fanfare and vast expenditure after 9/11, has demonstrably failed. Isis and al-Qaeda-type groups that are little different from it, such as Jabhat al-Nusra and Ahrar ash-Sham in Syria, are expanding their influence at an extraordinary rate in the Middle East, North Africa and beyond.
"The central reason for this failure is simple enough and is the same today as it was after 9/11. US and Western European power in the Middle East depends on an alliance with Sunni Muslim states that either support or sympathise with the Sunni communities in which are rooted Isis and Nusra. Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Turkey would not necessarily welcome the victory of the Sunni jihadis, but they might prefer it to that of their Shia or Iranian-backed opponents."
- Sukant Chandan, Sons of Malcolm