THE loss of life in Paris is a chilling reminder of how easy it is for terrorists to commit such an atrocity.
So let’s not kid ourselves. Our security agencies are confronted with an enemy that is highly trained, knows how to remain anonymous and is prepared to die.
The modern-day terrorist is effectively a trained soldier who treats our streets as a battlefield by murdering innocent people.
Simultaneous attacks at several venues mean the security forces struggle to be in the right place at the right time.
They are trying to catch up, rather than quickly stem the violence and identify the perpetrators.
Security agencies rely on intelligence to prevent attacks. There is no doubt that Edward Snowden’s disclosure of surveillance techniques has given terrorists an advantage.
Terrorists tend to target crowded places and iconic sites. Therefore, an effective deterrent is to use uniformed police patrols alongside CCTV monitoring.
There may also be a place for undercover surveillance to investigate suspicious behaviour. But probably the biggest challenge for the Government’s emergency Cobra committee now is to ensure sources of intelligence are cultivated.
Read more http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/6743660/Former-police-chief-Andy-Hayman-says-surveillance-can-beat-terror-threat.html
Western governments are sending millions of pounds of aid to areas held by the radical Islamic group Isis in northern Syria.
The aid, which is paid for by the UK, European and US governments, consists of food, medicine and hygiene kits. It is brought into the country through the war-torn north from the two last remaining border posts open with Turkey in Reyhanli and Kilis.
Western groups such as Mercy Corps International, the Norwegian Refugee Council, World Vision, the International Rescue Committee and the United Nations World Food Programme provide supplies to hundreds of thousands of people every month across the self-proclaimed Islamic State.
This includes towns such as Raqqa, Manbij and Jarablus, which have witnessed beheadings, crucifixions and other draconian interpretations of sharia since Isis took over early this year.
“We have lots of direct shipments into Isis-held areas. Nearly all of our trucks go through the Turkish border post near Kilis. Sometimes they get stuck en route, and we have to wait two or three weeks for them to get there if they get held up by fighting or another opposition group which isn’t happy that we’re sending aid through an Isis checkpoint,” said a Western aid worker.
Read more http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/world-news/how-the-west-bankrolls-isis-millions-from-governments-and-ngos-funding-radical-islamic-terror-group-30438217.html
The Daily Mails headline for Sunday 15 November 2015 .
Let us take a look at who are the people who helped create and arm ISIS.
We posted an article on 12th October this year from Sputnik News showing how the US congress armed the Islamic State (ISIL) extremists by providing weapons to the “moderate” opposition, former CIA counter terrorism officer and Senate Foreign Relations Committee senior investigator John Kiriakou told Sputnik.
A few days after that article was posted we found this article questioning where ISIS had got so many Toyota trucks.
And article entitled “What the West has given Syrian Rebels” from The Independent back in August 2013 detailing Britains donations to the Syrian Rebels, it shows items such as six 4×4 SUVs, hmm could we have put a little piece in the puzzle of who is aiding ISIS,
Seeing headlines such as MURDERED BY ISIS in The Mail and nothing about who is helping them raises many questions.
Read the mails aricle here http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3318838/Girlfriend-s-message-British-victim-Paris-massacre-details-begin-emerge-129-lives-brutally-cut-short-jihadi-gunmen.html