a reply to: carewemust
No. No I do not agree with it.
First, read my signature. That expresses my opinion on matters pertaining to liberty perfectly. Second of all, there is a glaring inefficiency of
thought in Mays approach here.
The security services have known of each and every one of the recent attackers identities, and that they were threats. They knew this and permitted
them to walk around free anyway. They knew these individuals were threats, not because they hacked their phones or their bank accounts, nor their
emails or their other traffic, but because people in the community outed them to the authorities. Signals intelligence would not have saved a single
life in ANY of these situations. All the services had to do, was act on the HUMAN intelligence, from people within the Muslim community, who had come
forward in good faith, precisely because they wanted to protect their fellow human beings from psychopaths who had infiltrated their ranks.
What Theresa May has failed to understand about this situation, is that if she had properly funded the interdiction teams whose job it is to act on
human intelligence BEFORE something happens, if she had properly funded front line policing and the firearms unit (which she consistently failed to do
as Home Secretary, and as the PM), if her government were not utterly incompetent dirt and nothing else, these recent attacks would simply never have
happened, because the individuals responsible for them were known to be a danger to the public, should have been taken off the streets, their lives
gone over with a fine toothed comb, and their every connection to the rest of the world sifted for what further intel could have been discovered, no
doubt connecting the individual to a network of some sort, which itself could have been dismantled.
I refuse to accept that the lives lost in London and Manchester could not have been easily avoided, I refuse to believe that it is necessary for more
interference in and monitoring of the internet traffic is necessary to prevent terrorism, because all the mass surveillance in the world has done
nothing to secure us, what so ever. This is the most surveillance heavy nation, per head, in the bloody world or near as damn it, and none of it, not
a single invasion of the privacy of one innocent person, has made the blindest bit of difference to the security of anyone in this country, not a
The price of liberty, as I state in my signature, is risking your life to keep it. I would rather be at increased risk, and have increased liberty,
but as things are, acting on the advice and warnings of human beings on the ground, would have secured everyone and meant that liberty could have been
retained. Its arse about face around here, and I for one am getting sick of it, absolutely sick of it.
edit on 5-6-2017 by TrueBrit because:
major grammatical error correction.