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Officials said British authorities have greater powers of surveillance and investigation, which facilitated the capture of more than 20 suspected al Qaeda plotters. In contrast, they said, Congress has been reviewing the Bush administration's warrantless eavesdropping program and military tribunals.
Originally posted by Darkmind
You have a written constitution. We do not. However, we have a far better press corps that actually has teeth.
Originally posted by Harlequin
The thing is you must look at the whole ethos behind this - most of the laws were put in place in the 1970`s - ever heard of the NORAID sponsored IRA? yup its thanks to them that the uk knows how to go about investigating these sorts of things.
again look at ireland around the 1980`s > 1990`s , that taught soldiers how to deal with a population that didn`t want you there ; case point: how many brits have died in southern iraq compared to the daily death toll icrease in northern iraq - shame the us listened to israel on how to `pacify` a city and not the uk.
anyway - the uk learnt how to do this from 25 years of bombings by the terrorist group the IRA and have the skills to do - small units with good resources and cross department communication - everything the monolithic organisation the DHS is not.
Originally posted by JIMC5499
I believe that the location and make-up of the population has a bit to do with the difference in the number of casualties. I also believe that the insurgents are making a calculated effort to inflict the maximum number of casualties on US forces. I think that they believe that they can influence the media and by that the outcome of the 2006 and 2008 elections. It is my opinion that people like Cindy Sheehan have inadvertantly done more damage than the majority of bombs placed by the insurgents.