Monday, February 05, 2007

UK Beslan

HotAir has the details about a possible Beslan-style terrorist attack in the UK.

The intelligence services fear that Britain could be subject to a Beslan-style siege, with multiple hostages forced to plead for their lives on camera.

Whitehall sources have said that the threat is considered so credible that MI5, the police and the SAS have conducted at least two mock counter-terrorism exercises to work out how to deal with such an eventuality.

The last exercise, shortly before Christmas, took place at an RAF base near Chester. Five police forces were involved in an operation that envisaged an international conference being stormed by terrorists, who then held a group of children hostage in a creche wired with explosives.

I think that the action more likely to terrify UK citizens would be such an attack on some nowhere town far from London; the knowledge that terrorists could strike anywhere just for the sake of it.

And while MI5 has apparently interrupted one terrorist plot every six weeks our police are still pussyfooting around, worrying about informing Muslim leaders about proposed anti-terror raids. We're at war with an enemy who wants to butcher children- and yet still the politically correct crowd worries about offending someone. F**k 'em- it's about time that the gloves came off- before a group of innocent youngsters are slaughtered in the name of Allah.

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