Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Three men killed in crash on night of Birmingham riots as they defend their community, David Cameron’s weak leadership not to send in Army a mistake
Early on at the start of the London riots, I said that things were so bad that the Army has to be brought onto the streets of the Capital.
It was to protect emergency services such as fire fighters, Police and Ambulance.
Instead, for political reasons a decision was made to strip out men and resources from other areas.
This was as I knew a tactical mistake, and how those chickens have come home to roost with such power.
Rioting is happening in Northern Britain in several cities.
The UK Government got it spectacularly wrong.
Last night there were pitched battles between riots/ looters and the Police in places like Manchester.
We need to put away false pride, the Army is the solution to the manpower shortage, some officers are doing 20 hour shifts followed by 2 hour breaks because going back on duty.
This level is unsustainable in the long term.
This is a national emergency and should be viewed as such.
David Cameron was late to the party, now he is showing weak leadership by leaving the army on the sidelines.
He allowed the stripping out of Police from other areas to defend the Capital and now cities like Manchester and Birmingham are paying the price for it.
Things are getting worse; three men have been run over and killed as they protected property in a second night of violence in Birmingham.
Haroon Jahan is among one of the dead, he died because David Cameron didn’t make the right decision on the deployment of the army.
Places like Birmingham have been left exposed.
A few days ago on Monday, August 8, I said we were looking at a significant event taking place.
George Laird was right again.
All the signs were there to see in plain sight, out of touch politicians like David Cameron and Boris Johnson couldn’t.
Even the Labour leader Ed Miliband didn’t show the leadership required opting to do the ‘tour the scene of destruction’.
He went down the road of meaningless platitudes.
Now, is not the time for sympathy, it is time for action, it is time for the whole nation to rise up and do what is necessary in order to protect lives.
People are taking to the streets to defend their communities, the whole community and some are dying for it like the three men in Birmingham run over by a car.
West Midlands Police said:
"Three men have died following a road collision in the Winson Green area of Birmingham which detectives are treating as murder.
"Three men were taken to hospital where two later died from their injuries. A third man was in a critical condition but confirmed dead at around 6.30am.
"West Midlands Police have launched a murder enquiry, arrested one man in connection with the incident and recovered a vehicle nearby which will be examined by forensics experts."
It is time to send in the army now!
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University