posted on Aug, 29 2014 @ 03:13 PM
a reply to: Lipton
That is exactly why I asked the simple question, why can these people not be arrested directly off the flights which bring them home? That IS the way
these people generally come and go from here when off about their nefarious business.
Furthermore, M.I.5 is an organisation whose entire task is to protect the country from espionage and terrorism. They employ tactical teams and have a
place in the military heirarchy already and have done for years, as evidenced by the fact that the M.I. in its name stands for Military Intelligence.
Also, our nations laws allow for deployment of Military Intelligence assets on our own soil, when a threat to it is identified as being present in our
midst, so it is these people, and indeed Counter Terrorism Command (formerly Special Branch) who would ordinarily be deployed to deal with capturing
I am against ESCALATION of police and security service powers, but M.I.5 and the CTC (Special Branch) have had powers of arrest, and the right to
carry arms on our soil since God was a boy, and I have no problem with that at all. It is necessary, and members of both organisations have been
responsible for preventing the destruction of this nation by various means over DECADES AND DECADES of sterling service.
That does not represent a change in the way things are done. Its entirely in keeping with the way of things.
The NCA (National Crime Agency) however, that is a crock of Americanised crap that I do not agree with the creation of, and is an entirely different
issue altogether. These are basically coppers, with access to some of the same gear and weapons that SCO19, the firearms unit of the London
Metropolitan police do. This includes sidearms, MP5A2SF carbines, remmington entry shotguns, and the like. We already have armed response units, and
in my opinion, what with the law being what it is on gun ownership, the NCA being armed as they are able to be, is somewhat unnecessary.