Originally Posted by Brutha
According to that definition for the agentship of countries you wouldn't say that the UK is attempting
to assassinate Gaddafi when the MI6 tries to organize an attack that would blow up his car without seeking permission from the UK prime minister and his advisors.
From the Libyen perspective it however was an attack for which the UK was responsible.
Covert operations are always difficult to uncover, whether by MI5, CIA or anyone else. But if I say UK invaded Iraq, then I mean that the British Prime Minister and his advisers took a decision to invade Iraq. If I mean something else, I will state it explicitly.