Last year, I wrote a blog post, on how terrorism would evolve in
Europe, as I also previously wrote,
the terrorists would make much use of vehicles in terror attacks, by doing so;
they could hide in plain sight till they stuck.
When I wrote the above post, I was keen to stress that the terrorists would look for large soft targets in order to maximise the death toll they wanted to inflict on innocent members of the public. No one would be safe; men, women and children would all be seen as enemies.
So, here are some things I said back then:
“I stated in my post of 19th July that violence in
Europe would escalate upwards, and that you could expect
attacks at large soft targets, football matches, concerts and ultimately
Last night in
there was a terrorist attack which so far has killed 22 innocent people, and 59
others have been injured according to reports.
I said in various blog post that ultimately schools would be targeted because I recognised that the terrorists would wish to single out children to be killed. The concert last night in
Manchester was attended by a great many
children and young people.
So, what is the terrorist goal?
The goal is to bring the war in the Middle East directly into Europe to make it like
create potential battlefields all around. The terrorists have been assisted in
their aims by Angela Merkel who opened the flood gates to Europe
and allowed direct importation of Islamic terrorists onto the mainland.
If you happened to have studied the Second World War beyond the war movies, the likelihood is that ‘resistance’ groups will be formed, they will get weapons, training and murder will be paid back with murder.
Everyone is shocked by the attack in
Manchester, so many dead and injured;
everyone’s immediate thoughts are what assistance can be provided for them,
which is the right thing to do. In the aftermath, things may go on as normal,
but they aren’t normal, Berlin, Nice, Paris, London and now Manchester should prompt people to challenge the political
class for their failures right across Europe.
I would say that Europe is looking for a leader, not someone who is a unity leader but someone to reset
back to a time where people felt safe. In order to do that, the measures that
are needed to be put in place will end up draconian. It was said that in times
of trouble, the Romans would select a man to be charged to defend the city,
whatever needed to be done wasn’t questioned, it was simply acted upon.
Normally, on a day like this a few people would be out campaigning in the General election, in light of Manchester, and as a sign of respect, all General Election campaigning has been suspended, which is the right thing to do.
When, it comes to security, although you can take lots of precautions to defend a fixed position, those plans become weakened in open spaces because you can defend everywhere. Security at the Manchester Arena was mostly joe public types acting as Stewards with SIA badges, ordinary people making a few quid showing people to seats, checking tickets, providing information and first aid, but they aren’t geared up for this type of security.
In various security agencies in
Britain, they will be working flat
out in connection with the police; we can only hope that they get all the
resources they need to get to the bottom of this terrorist incident. We live in
an age, an age which is dangerous, although the terrorist plan for a war in Europe is crude, it could be effective on many levels.
They want Muslims born in European countries to join their murder campaign in Europe, so that multiple solo acts of terrorism can be carried
out to heighten fear and distrust.
The Prime Minister has announced that the security services believe they know the identity of the bomber in the suicide attack, the investigation into this will hopefully find out if he was solely involved or acting with others who may have assisted him. The suicide bomber deliberately chose the place where he could cause "maximum carnage" and because it was a pop concert, he knew he was killing children. Reports mention a 23 year old man has been arrested at this point in an operation carried by police.
Finally, you may remember in the past when I trotted out my idea for a national Police force back in 2010; stage two was arming the police.
needs to move to an armed force, and policing needs to evolve due to the nature
of terrorism. We should have an armed officer at all schools at key times,
because sooner or later, we can expect the terrorists to turn up there to catch children out in the open.
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